Sister Style: At The Library

111The library is such a fantastic place to gather inspiration! There's just something about seeing shelves and shelves of books on your favorite subjects. Plus I've always thought that a library card equals the opportunity to learn new things, which is exciting. Personally, you can usually find me in the cookbook, craft or fantasy novel sections. I love book stores and my new kindle as well, but libraries will always hold a special place in my heart. xo. Emma (and Elsie)

Elsie's Wearing: pencil skirt c/o ModCloth, tank + cardigan/target, shoes c/o ModCloth (no longer in stock- sorry!)444Emma's Wearing: top/thrifted, skirt/UO, tights/Target, purse c/o August Wrinkle, Boots/FRYE

  • Have you ever heard of the Library as Incubator project? I’m a student at a library science graduate program in Madison, Wisconsin, and some students there are doing this project on how artists & writers use libraries as inspiration. Check it out! 🙂

  • The Library will also hold a very special place in my heart too!
    Its fabulous to see this great shoots!

  • Libraries are so under-rated. I love the smell of old books. The muskier the better xx

  • Love these!!
    Elise–I love the way you rock polka-dots especially that awesome maxi you wear a lot!!
    Emma–that crochet skirt is so cute, not to mention it looks comfy…
    Love and Prayers

  • These are beautiful outfits ladies! Love the polkadot skirt.


  • Great post. I don’t know if you are actually quite tall or not but you both look very tall standing next to the bookshelves! I personally haven’t been able to use my library card since stealing a copy of Nicola Krauss’s book the History of Love almost two years ago!

  • Ahhh I love the Swedish Hasbeens! Since I moved back home between being laid off from my job and starting grad school in a couple of weeks, I’ve been hitting up the town library like crazy! It’s still as magical as Belle made it out to be =D

  • This is one of my favorite sister styles in awhile! Love it! n


  • Love the polka dot pencil skirt! Thanks for sharing! You’ve inspired me to want to visit my local library more. 🙂

  • I love Emma’s hair, the light tips look really cute! And this post makes me wanna take a trip to the library 🙂

  • Elsie, I would absolutely love for you to do a post about your everyday styling routine. You have the most adorable bangs and beautiful hair, whether it is straight or curly, and I would love to learn how you do your makeup! 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

  • Loving the polkadots! When I was a kid I went to the library at least once a week. Miss those days!

  • You two look so sweet, as always!
    By the way, I have shared my 4 simple goals on my blog today!

    Have a great weekend,

  • You both look incredible. Really like the polka dot skirt.

    Your pictures are lovely as always.

    P.S. Elsie I’m loving your hair

    Miri xx

  • With all the info available on the internet, I haven’t been to the library in ages! Definitely planning a trip now– so cute!

  • i wish i could put together outfits that look like this! i try..and tend to look like i am a 38 year old trying to be 13! haha.
    i love the library as well…i am weird but the smell of books is so comforting to me:)

  • I adore libraries…my husband has recently returned to studying and has access to some really beautiful oldy worldy librares – I always leave feeling inspired.

  • I love Elsie’s oufit! <3
    Emma’s hair are amazing!
    Cute clothes, nice place!
    All these make this post amazing!

  • The dress selection is great where it blends the 80’s style but I think the stockings don’t go together.

  • Amazing library !!
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  • I do like the scenario of being on a library, be surrounded by all those shelves full of books. But I don’t like to read/study there because of the noise that people makes passing to one side to the other…. I prefer to read at home, and one day make my own library 🙂

    Great outfits 😀


  • “The library is such a fantastic place to gather inspiration! There’s just something about seeing shelves and shelves of books on your favorite subjects.”

    I totally agree. I absolutely love bookshelves full of books and like nothing more than curling up with a good book.

  • Gorgeous! I love Emma’s boots and skirt.


  • I love libraries and love the polka dot skirt! Been looking at it and wondering what to pair it up with 🙂 Best part about my library is being able to skip there in under 2 minutes!

    Happy New Year ladies!

  • love the fashion, but am swooning over the fact that you’re giving the library a shout out even more!

  • I love that you took these pictures in the library! I feel the same exact way about them. Just perfect, as are your outfits!


  • These photos are beautiful. Especially the colored ones. They are so vintage-y looking 🙂

  • I absolutly love that white crochet skirt!!

    xo Caitlin

  • Elsie, you are looking fantastic lately!

    xo Jennifer

  • I am in love with Elsie’s shoes and Emma’s skirt! I’ve been searching everywhere for things like those!

  • I love the tied tops with the skirts! This post makes me want to go to the library…I just recently got a library card in my new city but I’ve been slacking on actually getting there! Lovely post 🙂


  • Your outfits are cute 🙂
    I love the library too, such awesome resources right at your finger tips 🙂

  • Hey! I noticed you mentioned the library AND your Kindle at the same time, and I just wanted to suggest that you see if your library does Kindle rentals. Our library system has a limited number of each e-book and you can browse them on their website. Might be worth checking out? (Hehe, get it?) Sometimes it’s faster to “check out” the e-book than the physical book because they’ll have a few more of the former than the latter.

    Sorry for this novel of a comment.
    Anyways, you guys look gorgeous, and so does your library <3

  • Love these looks! As someone who is currently in library school, I very much approve. 🙂

  • I mentioned this post in my ten things post on my blog. Thanks for showing libraries a little love. :]

  • I volunteered at my local library all through high school. One of the best life experiences I’ve ever had. Thanks for posting! It makes me even more determined to stay on track with one of my “resolutions”, reading more. 🙂

  • I so adore the library! I always am in such a rush when I come that I simply run to the new books section and grab anything on cooking, decorating or crafting…the take home is always amazing! It does seem like the whole world is your oyster when you are at a library-like anything is possible. I love that-and wearing skirts…super cute ladies!

  • These outfits are adorable. I especially love Elsie’s polka dot skirt.

    Xo, Kelsey

  • Yes! Elsie’s outfit – Emma’s boots – a background of books. Beautiful pictures and beautiful girls as always!

  • You ladies always pick the coolest outfit post ideas. Very cute – I love both of your skirts + tights!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • love these pics. adorable outfits. i love all the different textures in both outfites. super creative & cute.

  • Libraries are seriously the best. I love my university one because it’s one of the most beautiful places ever! xo

  • Both these outfits are killer! Great post! xx

  • You two should be the beautiful views in the library, dressing so cute but not exaggerated. I haven’t gotten to library for a long time, even though I really like reading.

  • Emma’s skirt with that top is amazeballs! Love the whole country cutie look!!

  • Emma’s skirt is so beautiful! I love that you guys are tattooed ladies!

  • so cute, i love your hair style Emma, maybe if i wasn’t that chicken i would try the ombre style :/

  • Love these outfits, especially Emma’s gingham shirt :), its quite like my outfit here:

    Turquoise Flamingo

  • Love love love Elsie’s color palette! So gorgeous.

    xo Ashley

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  • You ladies get so beautifully dressed to go to the library! Love both outfits. Guess it’s time for me to rethink the track pants that I often wear when I go. To my credit, they are always nice track-pants but still, I think I’ll take a page from your book, and get dressed a little more nicely when I’m out and about.

  • Nothing can replace a bookstore….


  • This post definitely made me want to head over to the library! It’s been too long since I’ve been there. And you both look so pretty! I love your skirts. The crocheted one looks so comfy and I am loving polka dots right now. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • It’s been such a long time since I last was at a library.
    Must go again soon (:

  • Love these outfits. I love cycling to the library near me in the summer. I think they’re such a great free resource for everyone to use and love.
    Katie xx

  • Polka dots and a great colour scheme? I’m in love with Elsie’s outfit.


  • Springfield libraries are the best. I live out of county, and I’m so bummed that I can’t afford to renew my Springfield-Greene County library membership right now. And I totally love those boots.

    Kate –

  • Wow Emma, that’s a H-O-T-T outfit for the library! You both look gorgeous:)

    Stephanie May*

  • I can’t remember the last time I visited a public library, and this post made me miss them. You girls look stylish, like always!


  • Love the outfits! Cute as always! Especially love the polka dots 🙂
    xoxo Allison

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  • I love this post! Somewhere I forget about …the library a free source of inspiration! Your outfits are super cute too!

  • Elsie, LOVE your hair! I don’t know if you have changed it recently, but the color and cut look awesome on you. Frames your face perfectly. Love you gals and this blog!! xxx

  • Elsie, that outfit is PERFECTION. Something about the colors and the silhouette just screams YES in my head 😉

  • I rediscovered the library last year. It’d been years and years since I’d been to a public library, and I kept saying, “I can’t believe it’s free!” Judging from the books in the background, looks like you ladies will be doing some baking soon!

  • Love this post. There is something magical about libraries… Can you pretty please do a post on your tattoos!?

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