V-Day giveaway winner + anniversary outfit

Have y’all heard of “Galentine’s Day“? I’ve read a few recent blog posts about it, and it comes from an episode of Parks and Recreation. Basically, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13, when gal pals get together and celebrate. I love that idea! And I love that I get to announce the winner of my jewelry giveaway with Greg Michaels on Galentine’s Day! 🙂 (The winner is announced below, if you’d like to scroll down.)

But first, here’s an outfit that I wore on my recent anniversary with my sweetie. We celebrate both our wedding anniversary (which is in August) as well as the anniversary of how long we’ve been together (which is in February). We enjoyed a lovely weekend afternoon together, indulging in steamed buns at An Xuyen Bakery in SE Portland, chocolates at Missionary Chocolates, and then watching an afternoon movie together (The Imitation Game – highly recommended!). We found an interesting side street location near the bakery to take photos, and the overcast weather provided perfect lighting!

Librarian for Life + Style | Red + grey + animal print

Details:  Grey straight-leg jeans:  Jones New York via Macy’s {exact}  /  Red cashmere sweater:  Target, old {similar}  /  Grey tank top: ?, old {similar}  /  Leopard print flats:  Macy’s {similar}  /  Animal print scarf:  Fashion-swapped {very similar}  /  Wooden bead earrings:  Handmade by my grandmother, vintage {couldn’t find anything similar but here’s a fun pair of hoops with wooden beads}

Librarian for Life + Style | Red + grey + animal print

Librarian for Life + Style | Red + grey + animal print

Librarian for Life + Style | SE Portland street

I started off with red because I was wearing red when Sam and I first met ( awwwwwwwwww ). I also wanted to try out my new grey jeans! My red cashmere sweater, which I’ve had a very long time, is getting a bit short, so I layered it over a grey tank top that blended well with the lighter grey tone of the jeans. I added animal print accessories as finishing touches, with my leopard print flats and animal print scarf.

Librarian for Life + Style | Red + grey + animal print

Librarian for Life + Style | Red + grey + animal print

I once again did a “twisted necklace” technique with this scarf (also see here), and I liked that I could wear the same scarf trick two different ways! For the tutorial, watch this “4 Scarves, 16 Ways” video, and the “twisted necklace” scarf trick is at 1:17.

Librarian for Life + Style | Scarf necklace, 2 ways

V-Day jewelry giveaway winner

And now for the winner of my Valentine’s Day jewelry giveaway with Greg Michaels. I used the random number generator on the Random.org website to select the winning entry.

Random generator giveaway winner

The winning entry was #19, which turned out to be Kristin, whose heart-shaped favorite was the Zorya sapphire earrings. Congratulations, Kristin!

Giveaway winner screenshot

A huge THANK YOU to all who entered the Valentine’s Day jewelry giveaway. I hope you enjoyed perusing the jewelry options, and even if you weren’t the lucky winner, you can still save 20% off your favorite piece of Greg Michaels jewelry — or anything else! — with the reader discount code, fashionista.

Librarian for Life + Style | Red + grey + animal print

Happy Galentine’s Day, and I hope your V-Day weekend is a great one! 

Linking up with these lovely ladies!


10 thoughts on “V-Day giveaway winner + anniversary outfit

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      Thanks, Dawn Lucy, for the compliment. I do love red, but I don’t seem to have that much of it in my closet. Maybe because I keep wearing the same red pieces over and over? I’ve thought about replacing this sweater, as it really is a bit short on me.


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