Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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How to Dress Like a TV Personality

Black Maxi Dress and Gold Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Alright, I think I’m just gonna let The Hubs start picking out my clothes. This is another dress that he hit out of the park {you can see the other dress he picked out by clicking here}. We were watching “Fixer Upper” ~ have you seen that show? I would totally hand over the keys to my house to Chip and Joanna and give them free reign ~ and Joanna had on a pretty black maxi dress and The Hubs said, “You’d look nice in something like that.” I nodded and smiled. Did this man just give me permission to shop? I do believe he did.

Black Maxi Dress and Gold Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I checked out a couple of our local stores and none of them had what I was looking for: a black maxi with a “V” neck {I find they’re more flattering on me} and thick enough straps that I can, ummm, support the girls {that is an absolute must, I’m waaaaay past the bra~less days and strapless always migrate to that space between the rolls in my belly}. So I decided to check one of my go-tos for hard to find pieces: EVINE Live {the other two are QVC and HSN ~ kid you not, these are great places to shop if you want something that not everyone and their mother will be wearing}. And, lo and behold, there it was!

Black Maxi Dress and Gold Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Black Maxi Dress and Gold Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I paired the dress with my Sseko Sandals and added the gold straps for a little splash of color. This was just the right outfit for a little Saturday errand running with The Hubs. I felt so glamorous and sexy and beautiful without being overdone.

Black Maxi Dress and Gold Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Dress: Kate & Mallory from EVINE Live

Bangles: Target

Sandals: Sseko Designs

Do you ever watch TV and find you’re paying more attention to the clothes than the show? Have you ever tried to shop a show?

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Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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On My Mind

Do you remember when I used to write a post called “Coffee Talk“? I kinda miss it. It was an opportunity to talk about random things and get to know each other. So, I decided to bring it back, just in a different version…

Magnolia Blossom {Living Outside the Stacks}

Nikon D3100 | Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G lens | ISO 100 | f/5| 1/800 ss

  • I’m kind of ready to start work but I want to enjoy the rest of my break because once work starts, it won’t end again for a while. I get that way. I can’t wait to go on break or vacation, then about 3 days in, I’m like alright time to go back!
  • What’s the deal with that Rachel Dolezal chick? I know some people think what she did was harmless, but I can’t help but to wonder how many opportunities she took away from real women of color? And, if the stories about her filing false reports of harassment due to race are true, she needs to face the consequences.
  • My daughter, who’s still in Missouri, and I’m wondering if she’s OK. I know she is but, still, I worry. This is the first time we’ve ever been this far apart and for this long. I’ve been sending her messages on how to make quick, easy and CHEAP meals. My biggest hint: chicken goes with everything.
  • I need some area rugs for the kitchen nook, the living room, and the dining room. I absolutely love our hardwood floors and I want to keep them pristine. That’s why I want to cover them up.
  • I read this opinion piece about how people dress too casually for church and, yes, I have to agree. Dressing for church shows respect for the place {the house of God} as well as for your fellow church members. I remember when the mothers of the church used to put hankies on ladies’ laps if their skirts were too short…
  • When you were elementary school did you have to do a family tree? I did, and I had so much fun with the assignment. I’ve recently started digging into the family history and was able to find a copy of my grandparents’ marriage license on Ancestry.com. Such a very cool thing to see.

What’s on your mind? Share in the comments and let’s talk!

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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52 Week Project: 2015 Edition

Happy Friday! Do you have plans for the weekend? As of right now, The Hubs and I just have a bit of house shopping to do — get a new mattress for the bed in the guest room, find some lamps for the family room, and finally settle on a piece of art from minted. for the living room. Whatever we choose, it’s going to be part of the gallery wall by the TV. And, yep, I’ve decided that I’m going to print a couple of my photos to hang on the wall as well. We’ll probably select something from my collection here on flickr.

Week 21: Black and White

Week 21 Black and White {Living Outside the Stacks}

Week 20: Old Master

Week 20 Old Master {Living Outside the Stacks}

Week 19: Without Faces

Week 19 Without Faces {Living Outside the Stacks}

Week 18: Food

Week 18 Food {Living Outside the Stacks}

If you’d like to see other photographs from my 52 week project, click here.

Have a great weekend,

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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