Living Outside the Stacks

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Good Morning, iPad {An Infographic}

A few months ago, Kensington contacted me to see if I’d be interested in reviewing the KeyFolio Executive for iPad. Of course, I said “yes”, especially since The Hubs and I had started looking for keyboards for it. For the record, I loved it.

Well, recently I was contacted again to see if I’d be interested in sharing a fun infographic about the way tablets have impacted our every day lives. Guess who’s more likely to use their tablet in the bathroom? And who prefers TV to the tablet?

Good Morning iPad Infographic {Kensington}

 

To see the rest of the infographic, click the picture. It’s so worth it.

How funny is that? Which do you reach for first thing in the morning ~ your tablet or your spouse?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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How to Wear a Denim Maxi Skirt: To Work

White Button Down Denim Maxi Skirt and Flats {Living Outside the Stacks}

White Button Down Denim Maxi Skirt and Flats {Living Outside the Stacks}

White Button Down Denim Maxi Skirt and Flats {Living Outside the Stacks}

White Button Down Denim Maxi Skirt and Flats {Living Outside the Stacks}

Last week, I showed you how to wear a denim maxi skirt boho style. It’s one of my favorite ways to wear my denim maxi, but it can also be dressed up for work. Button down shirts are a wardrobe staple. If you don’t have one, go out and buy one now. They can be paired with anything from skirts to shorts and slacks to jeans.

A simple metallic belt and a couple of bracelets are my only accessories. Minimalism is key in the workplace. Especially when you work in a place like a library {which I do}, you don’t want a lot of jingling. And a cute pair of flats to finish things off.

Next week, I’ll conclude with How to Wear a Denim Maxi Skirt for Play!

Do you prefer heels or flats?

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Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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How to Do an Instagram Takeover

How to Do an Instagram Takeover {Living Outside the Stacks}

Last month, I had the honor of taking over the Cape Girardeau Visitor’s Bureau Instagram account. It was quite possibly one of the most fun experiences of my time here in Cape. Imagine walking down the street and having people sayHey, you’re the girl who’s taking the pictures, aren’t you?” Just fun.

But if I had all to do over again, there are a few things I’d do differently:

  • Treat the account like my own and share the things that I’d normally share on my personal account
  • Share pictures of my family, friends, and myself
  • Post more pictures

If you ever get the chance to do an Instagram takeover, take it! It gives you the opportunity to reach a new audience and re~examine how you see the world around you.

Here are a few other tips to get you started:

How to Do an Instagram Takeover - Morning Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}

Be consistent ~ if you have a routine that you follow on your own Instagram account, bring it over to the one you’re taking over. This is the first clue to who you are… My Instagram friends know that I share a cup of coffee with them every morning, so sharing a morning cup with a new group only makes sense.

How to Do an Instagram Takeover - The Glenn House {Living Outside the Stacks}

Let your personality shine through ~ people want to see the person behind the curtain. Seeing your face, your hands, some part of you in a few of the pictures puts a face to the message and makes things much more fun. Especially when people recognize you on the street.

How to Do an Instagram Takeover - Dynamite Coffee {Living Outside the Stacks}

Show people in action ~ pictures should tell stories, make sure that people know what you’re telling them. Watching Katie and Robbie work behind the counter at Dynamite Coffee is so much fun, it’s like watching them dance…

Be social ~ when people comment on the pictures, make sure you respond

  • Use your voice and be authentic. Your host wouldn’t have invited you to takeover if they didn’t trust you.
  • Use a special hashtag that you set up with the host ahead of time. For example, if someone were to take over my instagram, I’d use #LOTSguestinstagrammer {for Living Outside the Stacks guest instagrammer}. Add your instagram name in parentheses, this helps people to identify {and follow} you as well.

What makes you interact with someone on Instagram?

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