Living Outside the Stacks

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What I Wore: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

Black Cardigan and Horse Print Dress {Living Outside the Stacks}

Hello, My Lovelies! Hope you’re having a good week so far. We’ve been having a crazy amount of rain and wind. In fact, we spent part of Monday hunkered down in the basement thanks to the tornado sirens. I know I said I wanted sweater weather but I don’t recall asking for storm shelter weather. It’s too soon for all of this…

Black Cardigan and Horse Print Dress {Living Outside the Stacks}

Thankfully, I was able to stockpile a few pictures before the days started getting shorter {and windier and cooler}.

Black Cardigan and Horse Print Dress {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve worn this dress several times before. You can see it here and here. One of my favorite ways is with the suede wine colored shooties, black tights, and black cardigan. I think the black tights and shooties keep the dress modest {it’s a little on the shorter side}, while the cardi wards off the chill.

Black Cardigan and Horse Print Dress {Living Outside the Stacks}

My pup, Squeekerz, joined me for a picture. Usually he runs when he sees the camera, but lately he’s been, ummmm, posing for me. Check out his best poses here and here.

How do you transition your clothes from Summer to Fall?

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What I Wore: Denim Maxi Skirt

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

As I was walking to the truck I caught The Hubs giving me “The Look”. I smiled at him and said “Whaaaat?” He nodded and said “You look nice.” swoon There’s something about being told you look nice by your husband that makes you stand a little taller and smile a little broader, amiright?

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I think the new eyeglasses are a confidence booster as well. Nothing like being able to see the world around you…

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Mustard Cardi, Purple Shirt, and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I love denim maxi skirts. And have styled this one in the following two ways: work and bohemian. I’m a hippie at heart and would live in denim maxis if I could get away with it on a daily basis. Once it starts to get cooler, I’ll be pairing this skirt with a big ol’ chunky grandpa sweater and a pair of rugged ankle boots with tights and socks. And loads and loads of necklaces…

For this outfit, I wore a simple mustard cardi {an absolute MUST HAVE} with a brown and purple floral top. Both items have been in my closet forever. The owl was a spur of the moment Target purchase that has more than earned its keep. The shoes are comfortable and a little bit quirky. Gotta love Clark’s, right? And the skirt was purchased with a gift card from Amazon.com.

What’s your favorite statement piece?

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What I Wore: How I Choose What to Wear

Pearl Necklace, Black Tee, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

Recently I was asked what motivates me when getting dressed in the morning. Good question. There are days when I stand in front of my closet and think I have nothing to wear. There are also times when I look at what I’m wearing and think It doesn’t all have to be weird. I envy ladies who have it all together. You know, the ones who wear stilettos like I wear sneakers… Yeah, I can’t do that. Suits make my butt itch and button downs, cute though they may be, restrict the girls {but I do try, goodness knows I try}. As I’ve gotten, ahem, older, I’ve learned to embrace my quirky. Most of the time. And that’s what motivates me to get dressed in the morning. That and focusing on a few key pieces…

Pearl Necklace, Black Tee, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

My outfits generally begin with one focus piece: shoes, necklace, blouse, socks… Something that’s captured my attention. In this case, it’s the necklace. Because the necklace is the focal point, I wanted to keep everything else simple. The black tee and baggy jeans are as basic as you can get without veering into the realm of boring. And the black laser cut brogues are just fun. I like the juxtaposition of the feminine necklace and the peek of lace under the black tee against the masculine boyfriend jeans and brogues.

Pearl Necklace, Black Tee, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

I found this string of {faux} pearls at a second hand store in Pennsylvania. About 2 weeks after bringing it home, the clasp broke so the necklace sat in my jewelry box for almost two years. This is ridiculous, I thought, there has to be some way to fix it or, at least, make the necklace wearable. Because there was no string left at the end near the clasp, I ended up “mending” the necklace with a safety pin and 3 flower pins I found at a craft store. To keep the necklace from flipping and showing my “repair work”, I pinned it to my tee to give it a placed but not placed look.

Pearl Necklace, Black Tee, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’m not sure how many of you know, but I’m a Thyroid Cancer Survivor. So for years I’ve been wanting to put pink, purple, and teal streaks in my hair, but I haven’t been brave enough. Last night I decided to dip my toes into the purple pool. I didn’t think it was visible but I can see it in these pictures. And I like it. I’ll definitely be adding the other two colors in the near future.

Pearl Necklace, Black Tee, and Jeans {Living Outside the Stacks}

What motivates you to get dressed in the morning? How do you choose your outfits?

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