Subtle pattern-mixing + $500 Nordstrom gift card GIVEAWAY

A quick note that the poll is still open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from November — thanks in advance!

Scroll down below or click here for an AWESOME holiday giveaway opportunity for a $500 Nordstrom gift card! This is the first of THREE (!!!) giveaways that I am co-hosting this month, so be sure and check back tomorrow and Thursday for more holiday giveaway opportunities!

Today’s work outfit is very simple and comfortable, as I had an intense teaching day. I actually wasn’t planning on photographing it, but then I realized I hadn’t featured this diamond print blouse since I altered the sleeves. Also, my friend and fellow librarian Stephanie really liked the outfit — and I fashion-swapped this blouse from her — so this post is for you, Stephanie!

I also really like how well my new lighter brown hair color shows up in these photos!

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

In particular, Stephanie likes this ceramic pendant necklace I picked up on our Vancouver 2014 trip.

It’s such a simple outfit — button-down blouse + wide-leg trousers + ankle boots — but I like that there is subtle pattern-mixing with the diamond print of the blouse and the floral pattern of the pendant. It also shows how you can wear a blouse untucked and still look professional. The key is for the blouse to have structure and tailored details, like the rounded hem and cuffed sleeves of this blouse.

Details:

  • Diamond print blouse, fashion-swapped with Stephanie and sleeves tailored by me {very similar}
  • Wide-leg black trousers, Maurice’s?, old {very similar}
  • Ankle boots, Hush Puppies, old {similar from same brand} {similar}
  • Orange ceramic pendant necklace, local boutique on Granville Island, Vancouver BC

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

These outtakes below made me laugh. I confess, I also added them to the post because I feel like my legs look quite long in these outtakes! 😉 Wide-leg trousers can be so figure-flattering!

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

Librarian for Life + Style | Subtle pattern-mixing with a diamond print blouse + pendant necklace

And now for the giveaway…

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $500 Nordstrom Gift Card

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5 thoughts on “Subtle pattern-mixing + $500 Nordstrom gift card GIVEAWAY

  1. Pingback: Pattern-mixing stripes + chevron | $200 Topshop gift card GIVEAWAY | Librarian for Life and Style

  2. momofdox

    How lovely that your trees still have their leaves! The mighty Kansas wind has blasted all our trees’ leaves to Kingdom Come. Love the subtle pattern-mixing.

    Reply

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