Category Archives: retrospectives

Favorite outfit of April 2018

Time for a look back at my outfits in April and vote for your favorite!

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views, was outfit #4. I had two really close personal faves, #2 and #4. In the end, I also chose outfit #4 with my dusty rose jeans and black striped tee because of how many times I rewore this combo.

Librarian for Life + Style | Pink jeans + black stripes with a pop of floral

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of April? Scroll below the collage to vote for your favorite straightaway or feel free to browse. All the outfits are linked to their original posts below the collage.

Librarian for Life + Style | April 2018 outfits

Top row:  1  //  2  //  3
Bottom row:  4  //  5  //  6


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Favorite outfit of March 2018

Time for a look back at my outfits in March and vote for your favorite!

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views was #2, what I wore to the Oscars viewing party. It felt SUPER HARD this month to choose my own personal favorite — I could make a case for each and every outfit this past month. But ultimately I chose #6, when I remixed my floral shirtdress as a long jacket over a black tee and skinny jeans. I ended up wearing three variations of that outfit in real life over this past month — including a variation that eagle-eyed readers might have noticed in my most recent “day in the life” post!

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing my floral shirtdress with black jeans + booties

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of March? Scroll below the collage to vote for your favorite straightaway or feel free to browse. All the outfits are linked to their original posts below the collage.

Librarian for Life + Style | March 2018 outfit collage

Top row:  1
Middle row:  2  //  3  //  4
Bottom row: 5  //  6  //  7


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Favorite outfit of February 2018

Time for a look back at my outfits in February and vote for your favorite!

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views was #1, my SIA inspiration outfit featuring my cat-print skirt. I would also have chosen outfit #1, if it weren’t for the fact that I’ve picked an outfit with my cat-print skirt as a monthly fave multiple times this past year. (It really is one of my closet MVPs!) So instead, in order to spread the love a little, I chose an outfit I loved equally, outfit #6, when I paired my new teal overcoat with an all-black outfit foundation. It’s a simple combination, but so dynamic — and comfortable to wear! 😀

Librarian for Life + Style | Teal coat + black outfit

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of February? Scroll below the collage to vote for your favorite straightaway or feel free to browse. All the outfits are linked to their original posts below the collage.

Librarian for Life + Style | February 2018 outfits

Top row:  1  //  2  //  3
Bottom row:  4  //  5  //  6


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Favorite outfit of January 2018

Time for a look back at my outfits in January and vote for your favorite! As I focused on retrospective posts at the beginning of the month, there are only four new outfits this past month. But each outfit highlights a different coat (!), so it’s really a contest for your favorite coat this month! 😉

My most popular outfit, in terms of total views, was #1, my burgundy overcoat over a grey dress and animal print scarf. My own personal favorite was #2, as it features my new teal overcoat (still available online!) and that I actually was able to pack in a lot of special — but subtle! — details in this casual outfit, if you look closely.

Librarian for Life + Style | Teal overcoat + grey jeans

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of January? Scroll below the collage to vote for your favorite straightaway or feel free to browse. All the outfits are linked to their original posts below the collage.

Librarian for Life + Style | January 2018 collage

Top row:  1  //  2
Bottom row:  3  //  4


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Closet inventory for ultra violet, Pantone 2018 color of the year

I’ve highlighted Pantone colors of the year before (greenery in 2017, rose quartz and serenity in 2016marsala in 2015, and emerald in 2013); Pantone chooses a color every year as a “A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

For 2018, Pantone chose the color Ultra Violet, a color that “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.”

Pantone Color of the Year 2018, Ultra Violet

I actually am a personal fan of Pantone’s choice this year. I have very pale skin and dark hair, so dark purple looks GREAT on me! So as I have done the last few years, I went through my closet to see what I already had close to the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year. It turns out, I have a LOT of dark purple items in my closet, y’all, including accessories, lip stain, shoes, tops, blazers, coats, dresses, and denim.

As you can see, it’s often not necessary to buy all-new items to stay on trend; first, take stock of what you’ve got already and remix those items! Remixing = real life.

Librarian for Life + Style | Closet inventory collage for Ultra Violet, Pantone Color of the Year 2018

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What do you think of the Pantone 2018 Color of the Year? Do you have this color in your closet already? Please leave a comment and share!

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