My first giveaway & blogiversary countdown

Today marks the one-week countdown to my first-year blogiversary. No fooling! This is a hodge-podge kind of post, so stick with me. (Details about my first giveaway are at the end.)

First up, my (belated) entry for “Bloggers do b&w stripes better,” the latest Bloggers Do It Better challenge. I wore this casual combo this past weekend, on a glorious 75-degree, sunshine-y Saturday. This outfit was also inspired by this look from Seersuckers + Saddles.

Librarian for Life + Style | Red jacket and black striped dress

And I am amazed at this hair flip shot that Sam was able to capture — cracks me up!

Librarian for Life + Style | Hair flip outtake!

I wore flats and rolled-down sleeves on my way to pick up Sam from the airport, as it was a bit cooler in the morning. But when we went shopping for patio furniture later in the afternoon, I switched out my flats for black strappy wedges and rolled up the sleeves on my cotton jacket.

Librarian for Life + Style | Red jacket and black striped dress

Details:  Striped dress:  Old Navy, new and gift-carded  /  Red jacket:  Macy’s, new and gift-carded  /  Flats:  Payless, last summer  /  Strappy wedges:  Target, last spring  /  Tote bag:  Christian Siriano for Payless, winter

Librarian for Life + Style | Secret Agent Jen

I call this one, above, “Secret Agent Jen.” You can also see the way the stripes on this dress make a chevron detail on the sides. And below is a shot of our new patio furniture! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Lounging on our porch

My first giveaway!

To help celebrate my one-year blogiversary, I am giving away a $25 Old Navy gift card, which can also be used for Gap, Banana Republic, Piperlime, or Athleta (in-store or online). This giveaway isn’t sponsored by Old Navy or its affiliates; it’s an e-gift card of my own that I will pass on to 1 lucky winner.

Old Nav Gift CardTo enter for the $25 Old Navy gift card giveaway:

Mandatory entries:

  • Leave a comment on this post and be sure to include your email (you don’t have to leave your email in the message itself, just in the form field)
  • Like Librarian for Life & Style on Facebook & leave a comment letting me know

Optional bonus entries:

Good luck! The giveaway will be open for entries until midnight on Saturday, April 6, and I will announce the winner on my blogiversary, April 8. The winner will also be contacted via email.

But wait! There’s more!

Also starting next week on my blogiversary, Erin @ Loop Looks and I will be embarking on a week-long “Mutually Inspired Series,” recreating looks inspired by each other that hopefully will inspire you, too. 🙂

Mutually Inspired Series logo

Erin and I have done this a few times already (see here and here), but we’ve about to take our mutual inspiration to the next level! I’ve been busy pinning possible inspiration looks, but I’m asking y’all to help me with the final inspiration look. So please vote below for your favorite outfit of Erin’s, and I will then recreate the winning look next week.

Thanks in advance for helping me out! 🙂

Loop Looks Inspiration collage

Look 1 | Look 2 |  Look 3  |  Look 4

Link ups:  YOLO Mondays  /  Monday Mingle  /  Monday Bloom  /  Anything and Everything Blog Hop  /  My Style Monday


95 thoughts on “My first giveaway & blogiversary countdown

  1. Agi

    Great dress!!! Visiting from the link up. Would love it if you stopped by and said hello on my blog.


  2. ckaren09

    I just checked on the poll results and was surprised to find #3 in 1st place. It’s a great look, no question about it, but where is the inspiration? You’ve already done that with her. Come on, let’s try something new!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

      The poll is still pretty close, so we’ll see which look wins out at the end of the week. And I didn’t even think about how close look #3 was to a prior look I’ve done — but that’s probably because the inspiration outfit I have in my head for look #3 is actually quite different. It’s still inspired by the classic combo in look #3 but uses different silhouettes. And yes, I have inspiration outfits in my head already for all 4 looks, so I’m excited to see which one wins! 🙂

  3. Stephanie

    Multiple reminders later, and here I am! It was a hard call for the poll, since I know you would rock versions of all those looks, but y’all are so cute in plaid.

  4. carri3

    I tried on that b&w striped dress at ON lately and loved it. It looks great with the sassy red jacket and wedges!

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