Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library

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Bohemian Glam Caftan and Jeans

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Have I mentioned how much I love caftans? I do. Seriously, Mrs. Roper had the right idea: throw on a colorful dress and call it a day. There’s no need to suck in, you don’t really have to worry about accessories {although she did wear some awesomely large bubble gumball necklaces}, and you’re comfortable all day long.

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I’ve been in one of those moods where I haven’t really felt like wearing a skirt or dress {my normal work day choice}, so I opted for this caftan. It’s so colorful and boho glam that even though I was comfortable, I felt like I was dressed up more than usual.

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

My coworkers and other library patrons kept stopping me throughout the day and telling me how much they loved my top and how absolutely sure they were that I was the only one who could get away with wearing that to work. *snort*

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I paired the caftan with a pair of flare leg jeans and sandals by Sseko Designs to keep with the laid back but dressy vibe. Normally, I don’t wear a lot of jewelry with this caftan because of the gold threading and the sequins but I decided to push the envelope a bit and layer on a few wooden bangles to disguise my Fitbit. I also added a necklace because why not?

Caftan Jeans and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

I have worn this caftan as a dress before with a pair of sandals. Now that’s not easy to do. You kinda have to make sure that there’s very little wind. Or that you have on some serious underpinnings. I don’t wear it that way often. Only for special nights with The Hubs when I want to look a little va-va-voom.

Do you have a dress or top that you wear in an unconventional way? Where do you wear it?

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Pattern Mixing with Pixie Pants

I’m so ready for the remote for my camera to arrive! Seriously, do you know how hard it is to set the timer, run, and pray the focus is still set? I know it’s possible {back focus, I think it’s called} but I’m so not that skilled. So, for now, it’s slightly blurry pictures and wind blown hair.

Charlotte Tarantola Sweater Old Navy Pixie Pants and Black High Heeled Loafers {Living Outside the Stacks}

This cardi has been sitting in my drawer for~ever. When I saw it on TV {HSN}, I swooned. Sparkles! Bright colors! Floral print! But it was way beyond what I wanted to pay for a cardigan. I waited patiently for it to go on sale and then I scooped it up. Only to get it home and wonder what to pair it with…

Charlotte Tarantola Sweater Old Navy Pixie Pants and Black High Heeled Loafers {Living Outside the Stacks}

Last week I decided to break out my Pixie Pants by Old Navy. I usually have a hard time with Old Navy bottoms, they just don’t fit right. But these pants? Oh my word! I wish that I’d bought one in every color! The fit is beyond perfect. And they’re comfortable as all get out.

Charlotte Tarantola Sweater Old Navy Pixie Pants and Black High Heeled Loafers {Living Outside the Stacks}

Obviously I’m not afraid to mix patterns. Or colors. The pants will definitely make another appearance, the cardi will too. Just probably not together.

How do you feel about pattern mixing? What would you pair with this cardi? How about the pants?

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Maxed Out

Black Batwing Sweater Denim Maxi and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks} If you’ll remember, last week I wrote about how my daughter said that my style can best be described as Mori Kei and I said “Sometimes.” Well, this is why. In my heart of hearts, I’m a hippie. I remember telling my mom that I was born in the wrong decade, she totally should have had me earlier. Black Batwing Sweater Denim Maxi and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks} I wore this outfit to work and, honest to goodness, I kept waiting for a student to shush me because of all the jingling. For those of you who don’t know, I’m librarian. Obviously, I don’t work on the quiet floor. Arm Candy {Living Outside the Stacks} I love bracelets, in fact, they’re probably the only pieces of jewelry that I wear on a consistent basis {besides my wedding set}. I like the way they feel and look in my morning picturesA little note about the watch, I’m notorious for forgetting to replace the batteries, so when they die, I set my watch to 1 o’clockthe time The Hubs and I were married. As for the Fitbit, it’s not pretty but it’s functional. And, as much as I like to preach fashion over function, sometimes you just have to deal… Black Batwing Sweater Denim Maxi and Black Boots {Living Outside the Stacks} So, yeah, I was also having a particularly good great hair day. I’m in the process of transitioning from relaxed hair to natural hair {again}, so all fabulous hair days must be documented and celebrated. So WOO HOO!

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