The Fine Line Between Warm Granny Librarian and Crazy Cat Lady

This collar makes me look like Ruth Bader Ginsberg (not a bad thing!) and the flowery readers PLUS the flowery sweater equals Crazy Lady:

I shall swap them out for a plain pair today:

Still purple so still a bit much, but I think it’ll do.

My center pair and pulled-back hair is VERY archetypal granny, which I do not want to convey, so there’s a bit of a kick-flip of hair in the back and I hope the silver hoops will also add a mitigating touch. Pearls would bring this look into “HI GRANNY CAN I HAVE SOME CANDY” territory. There’s nothing wrong with a granny-librarian ensemble but it should be a wink to the archetype, not a costume.

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