skirt - topshop, t-shirt - belle and sebastian, cardigan - zara.
This outfit is quite amusing because although I would say that this skirt is 'workwear' I can actually only wear it when I'm not in work. It is slightly tight and therefore very impractical for librarians - too much reaching or bending down for books and carrying things! Also, in the library where I work I have to go up and down lots of stairs from floor to floor (sure I could take the lift, but I like to think of it as a mini work out) and this skirt is too tight around my thighs to allow my legs to actually move properly. I have learnt since working in a library that it is difficult to wear pretty things and still be able to run around, kneel on the floor, get dusty, carry lots of books, bend down and still feel pretty and dignified. It's not as glamorous as you would think! (if you ever did...)
I got this badge for Christmas and I love it! It's red and states exactly what my profession is (although my official job title is 'Casual trainee librarian'). I don't wear this for work either, because, well, I would feel a bit silly. Kind of like a teacher wearing a teacher badge - I don't need a badge to tell people what my profession is when I'm in work. But when I'm not in work I like it in a kitsch way, plus people are like 'You're not really a librarian?' and I can be like 'yes, yes I am!'. Plus I'm very lucky and love my job so why not walk around with a badge saying it? Ugh yeah I know that makes me sound like a right geek but what can I say.
Also: how long is my hair getting?! Haven't had a hair cut since January and even that was a minuscule amount I'm not sure it can count. I'm unsure what to do with my hair. Grow it more? Get a trim and tidy it up? More layers? Bobbed? It's certainly getting a bit impractical because it takes so long to wash and dry and brush and then it also gets caught on pretty much everything and I moult everywhere. But, on the other hand, I love swishing it about and it's long enough to experiment with braids now.