Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Dress Over Jeans {Repost}

Pink Polka Dot Dress Over Jeans and Sseko Sandals Living Outside the Stacks}

Pink Polka Dot Dress Over Jeans and Sseko Sandals Living Outside the Stacks}

Pink Polka Dot Dress Over Jeans and Sseko Sandals Living Outside the Stacks}

You guys, today we’re having my going away party at work. This makes my leaving all work official and e’erything. As of today I have 6 work days left and that’s it. Things go into overdrive. The packers will be boxing up my stuff and shipping it off to Georgia, my daughter will be graduating from high school, and then it’s the long drive to our new home. It feels like time is speeding up and slowing down at the same time.

Needless to say, with all of the prepping for the move, I haven’t taken any pictures of myself for this week. And, honestly, I wasn’t going to post anything until I saw Suzanne Carillo’s post: How to Wear Jeans with A Dress. If you haven’t checked out her blog, do so now. I’m such a fan of her eclectic style and her tongue-in-cheek writing. She asked if anyone else wears jeans with a dress and I thought, yep, all the time.

If you notice, Suzanne and the ladies that she highlights wore their dresses with fitted jeans, whereas I tend to wear mine with bootcuts. I like them both ways although I don’t think I’ve ever worn my dresses with skinnies before. I think the fitted bottoms give the look a more upscale (think denim tights) look, whereas the bootcuts and flares are more run through the woods chasing butterflies. Oh gosh, maybe I am more Mori Girl than I thought.

Anyway, I’m off to partay! Have a fab day!

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Where is Spring?

 

Neutral Cardi Tanks and Multicolored Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Seriously, where is it? I’m trying so hard to usher in Spring. I really am, but the weather just doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with me. It has been raining almost daily since Easter and the sun has been visible for only small clips at a time. So I figured I’d just add some color in my clothing…

Neutral Cardi Tanks and Multicolored Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I interrupt this post to bring you this important message: Also it’s driving me nutty that this picture is all lopsided and e’erything. I promise I wasn’t trying to be artsy or anything. My remote arrived too, so now I have to figure out how to use that little focus thing and all will be good. OK, I’m finished…

The skirt is from a sweet little store in Cape Girardeau called Hempies. It smells soooo good in there. Weird, I know, but I thought I’d share. I like all the mutlicolored panels and the mixed prints. When Summer finally arrives, I’m going to love mixing and matching my tees and tanks with this skirt.

Neutral Cardi Tanks and Multicolored Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Neutral Cardi Tanks and Multicolored Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Are those not the coolest shoes? I absolutely adore them. I like that I can change the look and feel just by changing the straps or adding different accessories. And money from the purchase of each pair of Sseko sandals goes towards helping a young lady in Uganda further her college education.

Neutral Cardi Tanks and Multicolored Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Shout out to The Hubs for the pretty coral bangle. He said he thought it’d look cool in my coffee pictures and I totally agree {you can check it out here and, please, feel free to join me for coffee in the morning via Instagram}.

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Bohemian Glam Caftan and Jeans

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Have I mentioned how much I love caftans? I do. Seriously, Mrs. Roper had the right idea: throw on a colorful dress and call it a day. There’s no need to suck in, you don’t really have to worry about accessories {although she did wear some awesomely large bubble gumball necklaces}, and you’re comfortable all day long.

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve been in one of those moods where I haven’t really felt like wearing a skirt or dress {my normal work day choice}, so I opted for this caftan. It’s so colorful and boho glam that even though I was comfortable, I felt like I was dressed up more than usual.

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

My coworkers and other library patrons kept stopping me throughout the day and telling me how much they loved my top and how absolutely sure they were that I was the only one who could get away with wearing that to work. *snort*

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I paired the caftan with a pair of flare leg jeans and sandals by Sseko Designs to keep with the laid back but dressy vibe. Normally, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry with this caftan because of the gold threading and the sequins but I decided to push the envelope a bit and layer on a few wooden bangles to disguise my Fitbit. I also added a necklace because why not?

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I have worn this caftan as a dress before with a pair of sandals. Now that’s not easy to do. You kinda have to make sure that there’s very little wind. Or that you have on some serious underpinnings. I don’t wear it that way often. Only for special nights with The Hubs when I want to look a little va-va-voom.

Do you have a dress or top that you wear in an unconventional way? Where do you wear it?

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