Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Congratulations to the Hubs {In the Family Room}

The Hubs {Living Outside the Stacks}

Effective 1 June, the hubs will be promoted to a Band 2 Manager at Proctor & Gamble! I am so incredibly proud of him. He started P&G as a technician with dreams of becoming a tech to manager promotee. That dream came true on 1 July 2011 {you can read about that here}.

Congratulations, Tuck!

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Mod Paisley Print Blouse {In the Closet}

Hi, all! Can you believe today is 1 May? Seriously, where has the time gone? Not that I’m complaining or anything because I’m really looking forward to some warm{er} weather. Although I have the sneaking suspicion that Mother Nature is playing a cruel trick on me because whenever we have nice weather I have meetings that keep me in doors all day but on weekends and days when I don’t have meetings not only does it pour down rain but it’s absolutely positively freezing as well. kicks rocks

Paisley Top, Jeans, and Mary Janes {Living Outside the Stacks}

On this particular day, I had several meetings, so, of course, the sun was sitting waaay up in the sky waving at me. I decided if I couldn’t go outside and enjoy the sun, I’d bring it inside with me the best I could, with this beautiful yellow paisley scarf top. I like that the print is kinda 60’s mod and that the shape hides all the stuff I didn’t feel like tucking into my jeans.

Paisley Top, Jeans, and Mary Janes {Living Outside the Stacks}

My inspiration was this outfit that I pinned from Suzanne Carillo Style Files. I just thought she looked so cute and chic with her kitten heels and clutch. Just adorbs!

Paisley Top, Jeans, and Mary Janes {Living Outside the Stacks}

Last week, I posted that my jeans came from Walmart and that seemed to spark some interest. Here’s the thing, as much as I like clothes and shoes, I like bags even more, so that’s where I spend my money. My interests change way too often. For months I’ll be obsessed with handbags, so I’ll save my money so that I can buy several designer ones. Then I’ll see a pair of shoes that I love and it’ll start a shoe thing. Next I’ll zoom in on skirts or blouses and the cycle begins again.

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Sseko Wedding Sandals {In the Closet} #Affiliate

Sseko Bridal Sandals {Affiliate Link}

When the hubs and I got married, we did things the quick and easy way: we went to the Justice of the Peace. We wanted to have a wedding but we were both in the military, the hubs was on orders, and our friends and family weren’t local. We thought we’d have the big shindig later on but as time progressed, life got in the way of our planning and the wedding never happened.

Over the years, the hubs and I have attended numerous weddings and I’ve “planned” a vow renewal thanks to the fabulousness that is Pinterest. And one thing I’ve learned from attending weddings is that the bride and her party always have sore feet. So extra shoes are a must!

Sseko Designs has introduced a line of wedding sandals that would be too sweet for reception hall dancing. I’ve seen brides kicking up their heels in flip flops and sneakers, I’ve even seen a few go barefoot but I think these are so much cuter. And the proceeds from the purchase of every pair of sandals goes towards helping a woman in Uganda get an education and escape poverty.


Sseko Designs is a sandal company based in Uganda. They make beautiful leather sandals with interchangeable fabric straps that can be styled hundreds of ways.

Sseko Designs mission is to use fashion to provide employment and scholarship opportunities to women pursuing their dreams and overcoming poverty.

You can connect with Sseko on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and YouTube!


Buy 4 Sseko Wedding Sandals and receive your Bridal Pair Free! Sseko Designs ~ using fashion to educate & empower women. Use promo code: SsekoBride

Offer valid from 22 April 2013 to 20 May 2013.

For more information click here!

Did you switch out your shoes at your wedding? You can see how I’ve styled my Sseko Designs sandals by clicking here.

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