Summer work outfit | White sheath dress and blue striped cardigan

I wore this outfit for a summer work day. It’s still professional, a sheath dress and cardigan, but a bit more casual with the classic gold hoops, the stripes, and the strappy wedges.

And thank goodness I did looked professional, because I did an impromptu video interview and photo shoot on campus that day (about my work as an OER librarian). Outreach has become such a big part of my job that I’m no longer nervous doing things like that last minute — I just focus on the advocacy part and not about myself. And of course, having taken photos of my daily outfits these past 6+ years has helped me get over any residual nervousness in front of a camera, too. It may sound counter-intuitive, but taking photos of yourself on a continual basis kind of helps you, well, get over yourself! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan closeup

This dress is 1960s vintage and a dress my mom handed down to me. It’s made of this magical stretchy fabric, with a slight ribbed texture, so it looks interesting up close. Because I’m taller than my mom, I let out the bottom hem a few inches a few years ago — you can still make out the former hem line, but hey, it was hemmed shorter for 40+ years (!), so it doesn’t bother me too much.

You can also see how I’ve remixed and reworn this classic sheath dress here, here, and here, for starters.

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan

Librarian for Life + Style | Cognac sandals and Pride Flag-inspired pedicure closeup

Another look at my Pride rainbow flag-inspired pedicure, which looks great with my favorite cognac wedge sandals! You can see how I did the pedicure (and my coordinating manicure) in this post from last week.

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan

Librarian for Life + Style | White vintage dress + blue striped cardigan

Weather:  Sunny with a bit of breeze

Where:  Work day with meetings and an impromptu video interview and photo shoot

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2 thoughts on “Summer work outfit | White sheath dress and blue striped cardigan

  1. mommyhon333

    Great pedi!!! So versatile, too.
    I know that fabric! I had something circa1960s in that same fabric. Kind of like stretchy seersucker. Your dress is such a special piece since it is a vintage hand-me-down from your mom. Wish I had something like that of my mom’s. Her wardrobe these days is pretty sharp but I don’t dig her elastic waist pull on pants!

    I know you did a great job on your video. I used to do a televised reading program for my school district but never got over the jitters.

    Reply
    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Oooh, a stretchy seersucker sounds right. I wonder if they still make something like that… 🙂

      I *never* thought I’d be comfortable in front of the camera, especially as I am an introvert at heart. I call myself a high-functioning introvert now. 😉

      Reply

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