King’s Books + fall layers for work day

One last call to vote for your favorite outfit of October — thanks in advance! 🙂

I didn’t initially plan on documenting this outfit for the blog, but after we found ourselves enjoying a light dinner after work in the Stadium District, Sam was open to taking pics. What I’m wearing today is like a combination of this casual outfit (navy striped tee + green infinity scarf) with this casual work outfit (navy striped tee + cargo vest + brown boots). The fall layers served me well on this drizzly fall day.

A few notes about today’s work outfit:

  • I didn’t wear the scarf or the cloche during the work day (both were just for outerwear purposes)
  • I didn’t get a closeup of my flesh-colored tights, which are ribbed and thicker than regular hose. The pattern and texture of these tights are more noticeable in real life.
  • Those creases in my pencil skirt? A result of working all day — and extra proof that I do actually wear the outfits I show on the blog. I usually take pics at the beginning of the day, so as to avoid showing these kinds of creases, but it’s kind of nice to see them here — and a reminder of why I document my personal style journey!

Librarian for Life + Style | Fall layering with stripes, cargo vest + tall boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Fall layering with stripes, cargo vest + tall boots

Librarian for Life + Style | King's Books in Tacoma, WA

After dinner and a drink (I had a Maker’s Mark old-fashioned) at Doyle’s Pub after a particularly good work day, we walked across the parking lot to browse through one of Tacoma’s best local bookshops, King’s Books. As the mural states, it’s “almost a city block of books,” a cheeky reference to Powell’s Books in Portland (which actually is a city block of books). King’s Books also has two resident cats! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | Fall layering with stripes, cargo vest + tall boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Fall layering with stripes, cargo vest + tall boots

Librarian for Life + Style | Fall layering with stripes, cargo vest + tall boots

Weather:  Drizzly and overcast fall day, temps in the 50s

Where:  Work day with teaching + meetings

What:

  • Striped tee:  H&M, old
  • Cargo vest:  Fashion-swapped with Erin @ Loop Looks, old
  • Pencil skirt:  Bealls?, old
  • Infinity scarf:  Anne of Green Gables pattern, StoriArts, gift from husband last fall
  • Cloche:  LOFT, over a decade old
  • Tall boots:  Nine West, old
  • Belt:  ?, old
  • Colorblock tote:  Christian Siriano for Payless, old

similar striped tee (also available in navy)  //  similar olive cargo vest  //  similar pencil skirt (also available in tan) //  very similar infinity scarf from same brand  //  similar tall high-heeled boots (also available in brown) //  similar cloche with flower detail

Librarian for Life + Style | Fall layering with stripes, cargo vest + tall boots collage

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