29th Jan2013

What I Wore {In the Closet}

by Daenel

I’m sitting here in my living room watching the news, we’ve been under a tornado watch for the last 45 minutes or so. Still such a surreal feeling. I keep texting my staff at the library to see if they’re OK. I’m sure I’m getting on their nerves. But I worry. I told them that when they started working with me. So far everything is OK on our end; a lot of wind and rain with a bit of lightning. I can handle this…

Faux Fur Vest, Black V Neck Sweater, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

The weather has been rather bipolar lately. Last week it was freeeeezing, like in the 30s. This week we had two days where it was almost 70°. Seriously, what is this? Yesterday I was complaining because it was cold and dreary and tired of winter, well, I don’t want it flip flopping either. Silly humans, we just can’t be satisfied.

Faux Fur Vest, Black V Neck Sweater, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

This faux fur vest is absolutely perfect for the crazy weather we’re having. I still haven’t quite figured out how to style it though. I see ladies wearing these vests with turtle necks and dresses, both of which I’ve tried with varying degrees of success. At first, I thought I was too ummmm, how should I say this too round to wear a faux fur vest. That’s also why I’ve mostly avoided animal prints, I have no desire to look like I should have a target on my heiny. But with ahem age comes wisdom and confidence. So I’ll be adding the faux fur vest into the rotation.

Faux Fur Vest, Black V Neck Sweater, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Paired with these Sofia Vergara jeans have I mentioned how much I heart these jeans I think it all has a kinda retro hippie chic vibe that is so me.

Faux Fur Vest, Black V Neck Sweater, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Do you own any faux fur pieces? How do you style them?

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23rd Jan2013

What I Wore {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Cream Sweater, Citron Tee, Brown Cami, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought Dang, I look cute? Yes? Well, that’s how I felt all day Friday. I got up to go to work and I just felt like wearing something bright and cheery but relatively warm. Dude, I am so over these freezing cold temps. I know it’s winter and everything but seriously? We can’t have temps in the 60s? So anyway, I started fumbling around in my drawers and I found the citron tee and was like JACKPOT!

Cream Sweater, Citron Tee, Brown Cami, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

And let me tell ya something, when you know you look cute, it makes even the little buggeries easier to tolerate. I’m starting to think there may be something to Abbyleigh’s motto: “Dress for the day you want to have, not the one that’s trying to have you.”

Cream Sweater, Citron Tee, Brown Cami, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I know it sounds kinda superficial but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being confident, squaring your shoulders, and facing the day.

Cream Sweater, Citron Tee, Brown Cami, Jeans and Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

And it doesn’t hurt that that absolutely adorable sweater only set me back $6! I’m telling you, I absolutely love our Goodwill. I never thought I’d ever say that… I remember having to shop there as a kid and hating it, now my girls are all “Mom, next time you go to the thrift store, take us with you!” My how things have changed.

Do your clothes affect your mood?

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16th Jan2013

What I Wore {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Blue Scarf, Black Tunic, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Yesterday was one of them days. You know the one you want to hurry up and end so you can go home, get into your comfy cozies, drink coffee and watch mind numbing nonsense like The Sisterhood. I honestly don’t know what was wrong with me. I kept forgetting how to do the simplest of things. My coworkers chalked up to my having been out with the flu for 10 days, I think I just needed a big ol’ cosmic do over.

Blue Scarf, Black Tunic, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Maybe I should’ve taken a cue from my outfit and played artist for the day. If it hadn’t been so cold outside I would’ve taken my camera on gone on a photo walk during my lunch. I really needed to take some time to collect myself.

Blue Scarf, Black Tunic, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

I think this outfit reflects my personality, it’s relaxed and easy going but intricate in its detail. Or maybe I’m just over thinking everything because I’m all caught up in my own feelings. I don’t know. It’s one of those days so that makes it one of those posts…

How do you deal when you just want to hole up with a cup of coffee and not too much else?

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02nd Jan2013

What I Wore {In the Closet}

by Daenel

How excited are you for 2013? I have finally accepted that I’ll be turning the big Four~Oh in March. I had planned to do sort of a big lead up to my fortieth birthday until I realized a few days ago that I no longer have two years to plan this because March is just a couple of months away. Seriously, I thought I was 38. Isn’t it sad when you can fool yourself so completely? So I don’t know what I’m gonna do to mark this milestone birthday but I know it has to be big. If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments. I’m game for just about anything.

I’ve also decided to document my outfits on Flickr in a set called 52 Weeks of Style, you can check it out here.

What I Wore Sunday

My inspiration for this outfit was found on Pinterest, where else? I was attracted to the bold and unexpected use of color and thought I could replicate it with items already in my closet.

Orange Cardi, White Button Down, Brown Skirt, Teal Tights, and Brown Booties {Living Outside</a></p>
<p>I wore this to church on Sunday and felt pretty comfortable. It was kind of drizzly outside, so I was certainly one of the more colorful parts of the day. <em>smile</em> I think that’s a good thing though. Who wants to blend in to a sea of blacks and browns? Not me.</p>
<p><a href=Orange Cardi, White Button Down, Brown Skirt, Teal Tights, and Brown Booties {Living Outside</a></p>
<p>Notice that I’m wearing my cardi belted? Yeah, I kinda like that look. And because I don’t really have a defined waist, I think the belt helps me out a lot. It breaks up the line of color, so I think that’s a look I’m gonna keep up.</p>
<p><a href=Orange Cardi, White Button Down, Brown Skirt, Teal Tights, and Brown Booties {Living Outside</a></p>
<p>The one change I would make to this outfit is that I’d leave the bottom two buttons on the white button down undone. I tend to do that with my cardis, so I’m not sure why I didn’t do it with the blouse. Other than that, I really felt comfortable and enjoyed my Pinterpretation.</p>
<p>I’m linking up with:</p>
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<li><strong><a title=Create Hope Inspire ~ Wardrobe WednesdaySharing handmade and store bought clothes along with tips and tricks

  • Dear Abbyleigh ~ Dress for the DayClothes can affect your mood; dress for the day you want to have, not the day that’s having you
  • The Pleated Poppy ~ What I Wore WednesdayEncouraging ladies everywhere to forgo sweats and yoga pants for fashionable looks
  • Please check them out for more fashion inspiration.

    I’ll also be documenting my style for the next 52 weeks, you can follow along by clicking here.

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