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2012 June 18

I went to BEA last week and I thought it would be fun to show you all what I wore, because I was pretty proud of how apt my outfit was:

* Top: Gap * Skirt: J. Crew * Flats: Anthropologie

In case you couldn’t see in the previous photo, because my hair is out-of-control long, here’s a close-up of my necklace, which my sister got me as a gift for being her maid of honor in her wedding last month. It’s a tiny bound book that you can actually write in, in my wedding colors of yellow and purple. I wasn’t planning on wearing it with this outfit because I thought it might be yellow-purple overdrive, but it actually worked really well, and it wasn’t until I put it on that I realized how apropos it was for a book conference.

Have you ever (unconsciously or on purpose) accessorized specifically for an event? I felt a teeny bit self-conscious about wearing a book necklace to a book conference (along with my tote that reads “She is too fond of books and it’s addled her brain”–Louisa May Alcott), but I should have known better, because if there was ever a place tailor-made for such accessories, it’s BEA. There were pins, totes, and other book-swag all over the place, and everyone was fighting to get in on the action. These are my people, after all.

What’s your favorite book accessory?

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  1. June 19, 2012

    Love the color combo! So bright and sunny!

    Also, where did you get your Alcott tote? Sounds cute!

  2. Raquel permalink
    June 20, 2012

    You look so fabulous in yellow. What an adorable necklace! I love that it is a functional book! I wonder what you will write in it? :)

    My only book accessories are a pin Jeremy got me that is shaped like a fountain pen and several book-related buttons: the ubiquitous orange Penguin logo, a few cute pins about grammar and punctuation. I do have a lot of penguin (and bird) accessories, naturally, and I will publicly admit that on Penguin Awareness Day a year ago, I dressed in a black-and-white striped sweater and wore my penguin necklaces, earrings, and pins out to a pub with friends. :)

  3. Annie permalink
    June 28, 2012

    This is such a cute outfit! I love the yellow stripes with that skirt – and your book necklace is awesome!

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. July 3, 2012

    i wore strawberry stud earrings to my friend’s farm and she saw them and asked, “did you dress for the farm?” i was found out! ha!

    love that book necklace!

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