Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Transitional Style Wish List: Cool Day Outfit

I am so completely and utterly done with Winter. Like fantasizing about warmer weather on the islands over it. I go to bed and wake up thinking praying that this’ll be the day that the cold weather breaks and we’ll reach the turning point…

Since I can’t exactly force warm weather to come our way, I thought I’d share an outfit that I’m looking forward to wearing when the weather finally does break:

Cardigan

Coffee Cart Stop Cardigan Modcloth - Transitional Style Wish List

From Modcloth

I absolutely adore this knee length cardigan. Long cardigans are my go~to when the weather starts to warm up and I can ditch the coat. And, ummm, this cardi has the word “coffee” in it, how can I not?

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Cosmism Embroidred Tank Anthropologie - Transitional Style Wish List {Living Outside the Stacks}

From Anthropologie

Normally, I don’t wear skinny strap tops {I’m pretty busty} but I could totally rock this layered over a navy tank, which would allow me to make sure the girls are properly supported. Seriously, isn’t this tank just gorgeous?

Bracelets

Outer Banks Gemstone Bracelet Sloan and Themis - Transitional Style Wish List {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

From Sloan + Themis

Honora Cultured Keshi Pearl and Gemstone Stretch Bracelet QVC  - Transitional Style Wish List {Living Outside the Stacks}

From QVC

I love the look of layered bracelets. They add a lot of interest to my morning coffee pictures on Instagram. wink And, gosh, who doesn’t like arm candy? I like to mix my bracelets with some vintage silver pieces that I inherited from The Hub’s grandmother.

Jeans

Hot in Hollywood Boyfriend Jean HSN - Transitional Style Wish List {Living Outside the Stacks}Hot in Hollywood Boyfriend Jean HSN - Transitional Style Wish List {Living Outside the Stacks}

From HSN

I’ve been asked if I wear jeans. I do. My preference is distressed boyfriend jeans {I think they’re incredibly sexy but in a low key kind of way} which is why I don’t wear them very often. It’s just hard to make distressed jeans work for the library. But this pair from Hot in Hollywood would be a perfect addition to my weekend wardrobe.

Bag

Clayton Handbag Dooney and Bourke {Living Outside the Stacks}Clayton Handbag Dooney and Bourke {Living Outside the Stacks}

This Clayton bag by Dooney and Bourke is quite possibly the best bag I own. It’s heavy as heck and big as a small child but it’s worth the visits to the chiropractor. I kid. Kind of. But I am serious about my love of this bag. It’s so versatile ~ I can wear it crossbody or on the crook of my arm all La Di Da Pinkies Up Style.

Shoes

Gray Leather Suede Bootie Sseko Designs - Transitional Style Wish List {Living Outside the Stacks}

From Sseko Designs

How cute is that bootie? I have a pair of Sseko Sandals that I absolutely adore, so I can only imagine how much more I’d love wearing the booties.

What’re you looking forward to wearing when the cold weather breaks?

Daenel T {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

 

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Pantone~Inspired Fall Color Challenge: Day 1 {In the Closet}

I love a good challenge, especially when it’s hosted by librarians. Add in clothes and I’m all in.

Magenta Cardi Floral Blouse Khaki Skirt Black Tights and Brown Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

The first color up is “vivacious”: which is described as magenta. The whole time I was looking for something to wear, all I kept hearing was Blanche Deveraux from The Golden Girls talk about how she uses magenta to describe her mood when she’s not quite blue with depression and not quite green with envy…

Magenta Cardi Floral Blouse Khaki Skirt Black Tights and Brown Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

I think I kind of understand where Blanche was coming from… Magenta is one of those colors that isn’t quite happy but not really sad either. Or maybe it has the potential to go either way, depending upon the colors it’s paired with. Like our emotions. My emotions.

Magenta Cardi Floral Blouse Khaki Skirt Black Tights and Brown Shoes {Living Outside the Stacks}

Today was one of those days that had the potential to go either way: magenta sad or magenta happy. It was magenta happy. I was able to help a couple of students find some information they needed, my meetings went well, overall, I had a blessed and happy day.

How about you? Was your day magenta sad or magenta happy?

I’m linking up with:

for the Pantone~Inspired Fall Color Challenge.

Daenel T

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First Impressions {In the Closet}

For the most part, I’m comfortable with myself. There are days when I think I look like a big hulking figure clunking through the stacks at the library but then there are days when I feel like I’m strolling down my own personal red carpet. The times when I’m most unsure are when I’m meeting someone for the first time. First impressions are lasting impressions. So I usually try to wear something that makes me feel confident.

Cream Cardi Floral Dress Mustard Tights and Brown Mary Janes {Living Outside the Stacks}

And, believe it or not, short hair does it for me. I’d been wanting to cut my hair short for a long time but I’d been resisting the urge. Short hair makes me feel both funky and feminine.

Cream Cardi Floral Dress Mustard Tights and Brown Mary Janes {Living Outside the Stacks}

With short hair, I have to really work to keep from looking too masculine, so that means wearing girly clothes, fun accessories, and more makeup. Yes, Shontel, that includes lipstick. My sister is forever telling me that I need to wear lipstick.

Cream Cardi Floral Dress Mustard Tights and Brown Mary Janes {Living Outside the Stacks}

What makes you feel confident when you have to make a good first impression?

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