“Hip to Be Square”

“Hip to Be Square” is a song by Huey Lewis and the News that was made popular in 1986 and was number three on the Billboard Hot 100. I loved that song and you can listen to it here:  Huey Lewis and the News Hip to Be Square. According to Wikipedia, “Square is slang for a person who is conventional and old-fashioned.” But “hip” means “up to…

Welcome to my Library

Hi Everyone, I hope you enjoy my video. I am looking forward to exploring the librarian chic concept more with upcoming blog posts. Thank you for watching my video and I hope you had a great weekend!

Librarian Chic

Shhh–I am reading The Tommyknockers by Stephen King. I am just getting to the good part when the alien spaceship is discovered and people are starting to act strange… This is a perfect time of year to read something scary.  But this post is actually about how I have come to the conclusion that my wardrobe is librarian friendly. Not that there is anything…

The Perfect Red Pump

“Now, Love is red, and Wisdom pale, But human hearts are faint and frail; Till Love meets Love, and bids it hail. I see the chasm, yawning dread; I see the flaming arch o’erhead: I stake my life upon the red.” (Julia Ward Howe) I have been in search of the “perfect” red pump for quite a while now. My personal definition of the perfect…

The Indispensable Utility Jacket

This is the perfect time of year to wear the utility jacket–it has a lightweight warmth and is a great closet staple that goes well with denim. And not only denim, but just about everything from shorts, skinny pants, dresses and even a…shag skirt. I had to do a double take on the above skirt as I had never thought of pairing this creative…

Bountiful Harvest

“A drop fell on the apple tree Another on the roof; A half a dozen kissed the eaves, And made the gables laugh.” (Emily Dickinson) This year our apple trees yielded a great abundance of apples on our Yellow Transparent trees and our Macintosh. Our UPS driver, while delivering a package, recently asked if he could pick some as he uses them to make…

Living in the Moment

“There comes a warning like a spy A shorter breath of Day A stealing that is not a stealth And Summers are away –” (Emily Dickinson) The fact that we are nearing the end of summer hasn’t quite hit me yet. Summers always go by too quickly but this year it went by at lightning speed. However, I love the upcoming season and the…

Lengthening a Skirt Part 2

In my last post, I had talked about how to lengthen a skirt or dress by simply adding lace to the bottom. This is the skirt I lengthened in my previous post here. It was my supervisor who had given me the idea, and now I am out of control adding lace to every skirt and dress I own (okay, I am exaggerating but…

The Reveal of Mid Summer

Is it still mid summer? Let’s see–summer officially started on June 21 and will end on September 23, so technically, August 4 still qualifies as mid summer.  I took a couple of “mental health” days last week and visited the Emily Dickinson museum in Amherst, MA.  For those who know me, I am an extreme fan of hers and dedicated a post to her…