This outfit came together organically the other day – and then I realized that it was because I wore something just like 6th months ago! The proof is in the blog 🙂

I wore this outfit to my first real day at my (second) new job. I’m slowly trying to move away from my current type of employment (in public education) towards public libraries again since finishing my degree. Working in libraries can be somewhat difficult to dress for – they’re usually fairly casual workplaces, but when you’re the librarian (as opposed to a clerk), you want to dress to impress. An old coworker of mine used to wear sweats (SWEATS!) to the library every day, and gosh I refuse to ever turn into that person!

Even though I thrift part of my wardrobe, I never really worry about it being good enough for work – most of the pieces were donated in a practically new condition in the first place! So when I thrifted this skirt the other day, I couldn’t fathom why someone would have wanted to get rid of it ! But lucky for me, it will work well in my professional and fun work attire.

I’m still a little bummed that the pictures came out so bright and harsh, I have to take pictures between my crazy schedule now. Next time I’ll look for better light! (and less wind!)

Thrift Eye

Top: made for me by my mom, but this one by Splendid is kind of similar. Skirt: Diane von Furstenberg thrifted. Flats: Me Too from Nordstrom Rack.

Hoping to find more time for blogging soon 🙂

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  • Kristian Satterlee

    I really like that outfit! And congrats on a new job.

    • Eli

      Thank you Kristian 🙂

  • Erika Cisneros

    Love the skirt

    • Eli

      Thanks Erika! 🙂

  • rachel // mousevox

    I love this, Eli! Simple, chic and still totally adorable.

    • Eli

      Thank you my dear 🙂

  • ohh what a pretty skirt! I hate it when the light in my photos is not the light I want. I stress about that maybe a little too much.

    • Eli

      I wish I just had a studio to take pictures! Or better yet, a full time photographer when I can’t bother #bloggerproblems