What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

Recently, my friend and fellow librarian, Heather, and I decided to dress up and go out for “classy cocktails.” So I decided it was a good opportunity to showcase what two librarians wore on a girls’ night out. (And yes, “classy cocktails” was actually the phrase I used to search on Yelp — and it worked! We went to the Driftwood Room in Portland, and it was fabulous.)

Here’s what I wore:

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

This was the first time I’d worn the dress since fixing the shoulder straps (see this post for more details on that), and success! And I paired the dress with my new yellow and black heels for a bit of pattern-mixing fun. I loved the effect — and it was fun to be 6’1″ in these 4-inch heels. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out -- vintage book purse

I also had a fun idea for my bag. I could have gone safe with my standard black clutch (seen here), but at the last minute, I thought of my “Candid Confessions” book purse. And yes, it is made from an actual book and has leopard print fabric on the sides. There are also thin black straps, as seen here, but I just tucked those into the purse itself to make it into a clutch. It was the perfect size — and added a touch more whimsy to the outfit and also played off the yellow in my heels.

And here’s what we wore together:

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

It was fun to get all gussied up — and almost as much fun to take pictures together. 🙂 Heather’s a natural, isn’t she?

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out -- shoes closeup

Shoe love! Bonjour.

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

Details (Heather):  Floral dress:  ModCloth  /  Black heels:  Nina

Details (me):  Purple dress:  c/o eShakti  /  Yellow & black heels:  Unisa via DSW, gift-carded last month  /  Book purse (used as clutch):  Auction prize at library conference, old

Librarian for Life + Style | What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

Have a classy cocktail Friday!

Link ups:  Friday’s Fab Favorites  /  Favorite Fashion Friday  /  Best of Friday Linkup  /  Passion for Fashion  /  Fashion Informant Fridays  /  Friday’s Five  /  Simple Easy Style  /  Fashion Friday   /  Sunday Style

23 thoughts on “What librarians wear on a girls’ night out

  1. ambercanread

    Love both of your outfits! And that book purse is fantastic!! Maybe we need a library accessories linkup later this fall! 😉

    Stay classy… 😉 (two winking faces in a comment?!? It MUST be Friday!)

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  2. Rachel

    you girls look like a pair of beautiful pin-ups!! stunning. hope you enjoyed your girlie night out!Thanks so much for linking with passion for fashion, looking forward to seeing you tomorrow xx

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  3. victoria r

    I just purchased that EXACT purse and when doing some research online as to how old the pieces is I came across your pics/blog! I will have this for sale in my Etsy shop (REPEAT Vintage Salon) later today if anyone is interested in purchasing this 1950s vintage purse/clutch…it is fabulous!! xoxo

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