I had the most delightful conversation with Crystal from Dressed Her Days Vintage. We talked about the benefits of thrifting, vintage clothes, and 1950s fashion. She’s such a sweetheart! Check it out here!
As Crystal says, “Life is short. Wear the good stuff.”
A fifth grade girl came into wanting to do a report on an animal. OK. “I need a book on a pudu.” HUH? I tried to convince her to pick another animal, as we had no pudu-related books in the entire system. But then I saw a picture of it and immediately decided to opt for online databases. How could I refuse this face?
As soon as I saw this, we both starting making squeaky baby coos.
Born Librarian‘s post about being selected for the Newbery Committee. Congrats!
#Libchat on Twitter, every Wednesday from 8:00-9:30 EST. Meet other librarians, network, and talk about library issues right in the comfort of your own jam-jams. Hack Library School has a great post about how #libchat works. I hope to see you there.
Melissa from Mel’s Desk has a really rad and easy kaleidoscope craft idea. I think I could totally swing this:
Now, Crystal has a new and totally exciting endeavor: the Februrary Freedom Style Fest and Photo Contest, and it’s not just for librarians! It’s for all kinds of vintage and thrifted-minded fashionistas who think (a little or a lot) outside the box.
“What would happen if you loosened up and had more fun with your clothes? Or maybe you’re already a pro at styling yourself. Either way, I like the idea of being liberated from an inner style critic. That’s why I’m sponsoring the Freedom Style Fest, a photo contest featuring the imaginative styling of Dressed Her Days Vintage readers. From now through the end of February, I’m inviting you to snap a photo of yourself wearing something that’s cleverly styled, but definitely outside the box of conformity. Vintage or thrifted outfits only, please.”
Here’s an example on her site, but feel free to do whatever strikes your fancy:
The winner gets a copy of The Gospel According to Coco: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman plus a $50 gift card.
Oh yeah, and guess who’s co-judging? This chick!
So, if you’re not a total thrifting addict like I am, I know you know someone who is. Wouldn’t they like a little recognition for their bold fashion choices? Share this with them.