Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


Coffee Talk: Personal Responsibility {In the Cafe}

Coffee Talk {Living Outside the Stacks}Hi, and welcome to Coffee Talk. In case you’re new here, this is where I share some of the great and not~so~great stuff that I find on the web. Topics range from news stories that leave me scratchin’ my head to DIYs that I think are absolutely clever. And, who knows, there may even be a recipe thrown in here or there just for fun.

So grab a cup of coffee {or tea or whatever floats your boat} and let’s talk…

1. So who wasn’t surprised that AEG was found not liable in Michael Jackson’s death? raises both hands I’m not really even certain why this case went to trial, Michael Jackson was a grown man and he made the choice to take drugs… Personal responsibility, people. Now, that being said, I think Dr. Conrad Murray was guilty because he chose to give Michael the drugs, which violated all sorts of laws, moral and ethical codes, and common sense.

2. Alright, let’s talk gun control. Guns do not kill people, people kill people. By tightening gun control laws, you’re only ensuring that law abiding folks will be unable to protect themselves when law breaking folks are bent on doing harm.

3. And, hey, come the next election cycle, how about if we all remember who’s currently in D.C. and make sure they’re all kicked out. Seriously, this is no longer about what’s best for the country but about who wins the game of political tug of war.

What had you scratchin’ your head this past week?

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Share Your Good News {In the Cafe}

Share Your Good News {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that I like to do a little something called “Fist Bump Friday”, where I encourage my friends to share something that has made them happy during the week. Sometimes we get so bogged down with life and the crazy that comes with it that we forget to recognize the good things. So I thought it’d be fun if we all shared and celebrated together.

So please, share your good news in the comments below. Remember, it doesn’t have to be big or earth shattering. If it’s important to you, it’s important to me.

This week, I’m happy that the boy received an acceptance letter for college and that I have a four day weekend!

What made you happy this week?

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White for Autumn {In the Closet}

White after Labor Day! Sundresses in Autumn! Fashion rebel over here. That’s funny to type, considering last week I wrote about how much I love sweater weather and can’t wait to bust out my boots and thicker cardis. I’m an enigma wrapped in a mystery…

Beige Cardi White Dress and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

My season mixing is definitely inspired by Pinterest. One of the reasons I liked this particular outfit is that it’s cool enough for the outdoor heat and cozy enough for the icebox that is the library. Once the weather outside starts to match the chill indoors, I’ll add the black tights and scarf.

Beige Cardi White Dress and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I know not everyone is a fan of the socks with boots look, but I love it. Sometimes I think the look may be a bit too ahem young for me but I figure as long as I’m not going mid thigh with the skirt and over the knee with the socks I’m good.

Beige Cardi White Dress and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Is there a style you won’t try because you think it’s too young?

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