I’ve had this page from an old J.Crew catalog in my inspiration folder for some time now, and each time I look at it I instantly get nostalgic for my graduate school days. I saved it because the stacks behind the model look nearly identical to the rows of reference books I spent hours surrounded by, and the presence of wool trousers and argyle is incredibly accurate. The only thing that breaks the spell is her oddly cheerful, well rested disposition, she doesn’t look at all like a girl who recently burst into tears after an advisor meeting or like someone who is being held up by four cups of coffee and a candy bar. Mostly I love this tear sheet because it reminds me that you can take a girl out of the grad library but you’ll never get her out of wool and argyle (at least not this girl) !
Image, edited by Hip Hip Gin Gin