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Years ago, when I first step foot into the Boston Public Library, it completely changed the meaning of the word ‘library’ for me. This is not just any ordinary library, it’s the Boston Public Library (copley square)! I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. It was a complete architectural masterpiece with its massive marble staircase greeting you as you enter, the gorgeous chandeliers, renaissance murals, galleries, sky high arch vaulted ceilings, detailed crown moldings, etc.
The ‘feel’ of the space felt Parisian to me and of course I am in LOVE w/ all things French since my honeymoon trip to Paris. Dug a little deeper and I found out that in deed one of Charles McKim’s design influences stemmed from the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris!
So I had a vision. The vision was to enjoy a cup of tea super early on a Sat. morning at the central courtyard (oh take me back to Paris!!) while shooting for an outfit post. The outfit of choice consisted of my newly acquired pleated skirt which I was on a quest to find (here’s the inspiration post) and a light creme hollister cardigan which has been on constant rotation for its versatility. Add some accessory details and I was ready to go!
Enjoy this outfit post as I take you on a mini tour of the BPL’s central courtyard!
Finding the perfect pleated skirt was tricky b/c I’m short and didn’t want the length and movement of the pleats to overwhelm my figure. I was very hesitant to get this one but my sis from NYC convinced me to go for it. The metallic sheen scared me a little but now I think its unique & cool!
Reminds me of cafes in Paris!
The pleats fall back into place nicely even after sitting on it for a while.
Snatched this Valentino bag during our honeymoon trip to Tuscany! Shopping in Europe is like no other! Sometimes, this doubles as my ‘diaper’ bag. To see a collection of my ‘diaper’ bags, please click here.
Just scored my 3rd pair of Oscar de la Renta sunnies. They are the BEST for their comfortable and light fitting.
A peek inside Bates Hall. Image via
Night lights outside the main entry way. How romantic and stylish does this look?! Image via
My sister from Miami came with me. It was nice to spend some creative, relaxing time with her. I gave her some lessons with the camera and had the settings preset. After a few mins, she snapped like a pro. Combined w/ my photo editing skillz, I think we made an excellent team!
Perhaps one day, I will take you inside the BPL.
‘Til next post, Kellie.