Living Outside the Stacks

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The Thrifted Coral Lace Dress

Coral Lace Dress and Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Coral Lace Dress and Sseko Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Happy Wednesday! I hope y’all are having a fabulous week. This is my last week with all of my kids at home. big ugly cry Three of my kids will be moving into the dorms this weekend and in to next week. And my youngest starts her senior year of high school tomorrow. so not ready  I remember thinking when they were little that they were never gonna grow up, now I’m thinking how did they grow up so fast? But grow they do, so if you have littles at home, treasure them. Hug them. If your daughter want to wear jeans and a tutu to the grocery store, let her… Mine wore angel wings. If your son thinks headbutting you is an appropriate display of affection, teach him to fist bump… Yeah, mine did that.

So before I start weeping at my desk, let’s get to the dress. I picked this up at one of the local thrift stores for $6.99. Tags still attached. Normally, I’d wear this with jeans because of the shorter length but I decided to be brave and pair it with my Sseko sandals and call it a day. The dress is a really cute coral color with an attached slip that’s a couple of shades lighter so that it gives an almost nude allusion. The back, which I wish I’d taken a picture of, has a really cute exposed zipper which I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Normally, I’m not a big fan of lace, it tends to be stiff and a bit itchy, but this is stretchy and soft. And when fall comes, I can so pair it with a scarf, leggings, and boots. Win!

So what’s going on in your world?

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Channeling the Seventies

Sheer Blouse Flare Leg Jeans and Platform Wedges {Living Outside the Stacks}

Sheer Blouse Flare Leg Jeans and Platform Wedges {Living Outside the Stacks}

Sheer Blouse Flare Leg Jeans and Platform Wedges {Living Outside the Stacks}

Sheer Blouse Flare Leg Jeans and Platform Wedges {Living Outside the Stacks}

Let’s talk about that sheer blouse. Thrifted for $3. Is that not the best price ever?! I picked it up because, well, the price and the color. It’s sort of a dusty rose brown color. Very seventies. Even with the bow, I think it’d look cute layered with a bunch of pearls and metallic necklaces.

I don’t wear jeans often but when I do, they’re almost always flare legs. I know they’re not everyone’s style but, for me, the bigger the flare the happier I am.

And wedges. Deep heavy sigh. I love a wedge. They’re comfortable. They give me height and they offer stability.

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Color Burst

Pink Cardi, Mustard Striped Tee, and Floral Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

Pink Cardi, Mustard Striped Tee, and Floral Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Well, hello there! I hope your week has been fabulous so far. Mine has been great. I’m two days in to a seven day running streak, so yay! My muscles are sore but my mind and spirit are clear. And can you see the muscle definition forming in the front of my legs? I’ve always thought I somewhat resembled Sponge Bob Square Pants. giggle

So today I’m all about color and pattern. My theory on color is if you see it together in nature, you can wear it on your body. Really, isn’t God the ultimate designer? You are familiar with His work, right? Stunning! As for pattern mixing, I’m all about quirky. In my head, florals and stripes go with everything! Florals and dots. Stripes and plaid. Floral and plaid. Stripes and dots. It’s all interchangeable as long as there’s something in the mix that unifies the look.

For example, I use mustard as a neutral {you can see how I use it as a base color here as well}, so it’s a non~color color that just so happens to make the golds and browns in my skirt and shoes pop. The pink cardi is an add on piece that goes with {not matches} the cream in the stripes of my tee and the beige in my skirt. And the shoes? Well, they’re just a fabulous pair of buckled men’s wear inspired oxfords that I always seem to forget are in my closet.

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