OOTD // Lil Miss Drew

I still remember when I first started reading on my own out of my own personal desire. It was in 2nd grade. My best friend Megan brought me a book and asked if I'd heard of Nancy Drew.
"No, what's it about?" I inquired, picking up the yellow hardback book she held out.
"Really? It's so cool! It's about this girl who's a detective and she gets to solve all sorts of mysteries!"

I sped through that book in one night. From that moment, I was hooked. 
I'm not ashamed to say I read through the whole series and collected all of the original Nancy Drew books, along with a few new spin offs that were written later.

I'll never forget that series, as it heavily impacted me and my desire to dive into new books and live vicariously through exciting characters. It also fueled my longing for adventure of my own and to be an intellectual woman. 

When I spotted this cape coat on the rack at my local thrift store, I immediately thought of that strawberry-blonde detective I looked up to so much in elementary school. 

This is my spin on the sleuth look, and it's one I'll wear happily all through winter!
Just gotta add some gloves to this look now, because since these photos were taken, it's dipped down into single digit temperatures and I can't feel anything anymore...seriously.

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Proverbs 25:2-3


Pam Scalfi said...

cant believe this coat is thrifted!!! Looks so good and very trendy!
Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

Unknown said...

You thrifted THAT?! That's awesome! I always get so dissuaded with thrifting because when I go, I rarely find things that are good quality or fit or both! But then I hear about finds like your coat and then I gotta drop everything and find the nearest thrift store!

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Unknown said...

You thrift this coat really hard to believe but I must say excellent talent :)

Louisa said...

Now that's an awesome find you scored at the thrift store. I really enjoyed reading until I got into pharmacy school. I'm beginning to pick it up...slowly. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.


angelina said...

I love this look, especially the second photo where you're looking up! I've never tried wearing a cape before, but it looks so cute on you.

I can't remember the first book I really fell in love with, but I love how they transport you to a different world. Sometimes after reading a book, I feel like I've already seen the movie version of it because I imagine everything in my head!

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Lily Fang said...

Wow, Linda--your last two posts are so resonant. I'm so sorry that the weather threw you a curveball, but I'm really happy that you still enjoyed Thanksgiving. To be honest, I think I learn to be the most grateful following unfortunate events--I realize I'm so blessed, because so much more could've gone wrong, or so much more could be wrong in my life. Way to stay insightful, Linda!

Also, I totally fangirled as soon as I read "Nancy Drew"--such a big part of my childhood haha. I devoured those books. I love this look with your gem of a thrift find and the intellectual touches with your impeccable topknot and chic glasses.

Much love always!

imperfect idealist

Unknown said...

What an amazing thrift shop find! Love it...I never actually read the Nancy Drew books but I may check them out this winter break!
Also, totally into that layering technique you got going on there :)

Unknown said...

You look so chic!


A Very Sweet Blog said...

Those were really good stories and books. LOVE your coat and boots. Looks so good on you.

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