I love the public library because it has books. And I love the CAMBRIDGE Public Library because they will let you bring tacos and eat them, right there in the stacks! I ask you, how is it possible to not feel like a princess when you're clad in a DVF and eating tacos in your local public library?
But as much as I love the CPL (and tacos, obviously) I realized today I am treading on dangerous ground. The DVF is for sure a timeless garment, and age-appropriate for almost everyone. It's always, always, about how you wear it, and with what accessories. And when you start wearing it with a long, sort of drapey cashmere sweater, and when you wear it to hang out at the Cambridge Public Library...well, you are about an inch away from officially being an Old Cambridge Lady (OCL), even if it's 30 years before you're due for induction. You might as well just get your hair cut into the telltale steely bob and start sewing your own giant sweaters.
Believe me, I am VERY much looking forward to becoming an OCL one day - I'm already a regular at zoning meetings, and I yell at drivers who speed through the crosswalks, and sometimes even shake my fist. But tomorrow I switch back to hoop earrings and heels, and I'm going to a bar like a self-respecting 34-year-old.