Category Archives: retrospectives

Favorite outfit of October 2017

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

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views was a tie, #s 5 and 6 below, both of which were featured in my post about remixing my new grey cardigan sweater c/o Tobi. My favorite also came from this post, but I broke the tie, choosing #6, the sweater remix with the all-black outfit foundation. It’s just such a strong, bold look.

Librarian for Life + Style | Tobi grey sweater cardigan, work remix

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of October? 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 | October 2017 outfits

Top row:  1  //  2  //  3
Middle row:  4  //  5  //  6
Bottom row:  7  //  8  //  9


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Favorite outfit of September 2017

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

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views was #10, my recent SIA-inspired outfit. My own favorite surprised me, as I thought it would be between #6 and #9. And then I realized how much I also liked the combination of #10, when I combined summer (cotton skirt) and fall (cardigan + tights) pieces together for a work outfit as fall quarter began.

Librarian for Life + Style | Navy + tan + burgundy brogues

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of September? 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 | September 2017 outfits

Top row:  1  //  2
Middle row:  3  //  4  //  5  //  6
Bottom row:  7  //  8  //  9  //  10


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Sequined tank + ankle pants dressy casual remix

The transition time between summer and fall can be a magical time in the Pacific Northwest, as temps tend to hover in the 70s, with a combination of sunshine and cooler breezes. It was such an “Indian summer” type of day that Sam and I decided to enjoy happy hour for an impromptu and low-key date night. I was already wearing my navy ankle pants + pewter t-strap sandals for a prep day at work (before the fall quarter officially begins next week!), so I just traded in my top for a sequined tank, and I was ready to go!

I’ve gone for this “dressy casual” combo before:  a sequined tank + ankle pants + sparkly/metallic sandals. Here’s a version of that combo I wore back in 2015, compared with my recent date night outfit. Same outfit foundation and types of garments, but different versions. Still works!

Then vs. Now:

short bob // short pixie
white & silver sequined tank // grey & silver sequined tank
black ankle pants // navy ankle pants
black t-strap sparkly sandals // pewter t-strap metallic sandals
brightly colored clutch // silver sequined clutch

Librarian for Life + Style | Remix collage of sequined tank + ankle pants combo

Link to original 2015 post:  The sparkly girl

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

If you’re wondering if this tank top is new — it isn’t! I thrifted this awhile ago at my favorite resale shop in Portland, as seen in this monthly round-up post from January 2016 — I scored this tank for only $6! But I do believe it’s the first time it’s been featured on the blog in an actual outfit post. Never too late, eh? 😉

The sequins are in subtle stripes, with a strip of matte sequins in-between strips of shinier sequins. It’s kind of a subtle effect in pics, but it is way more sparkly in person. I also like that the sequins don’t go all the way around — the back is a soft grey, as you can see in the pic above. The tank is more flowy because of this, and it’s more practical since I don’t have to worry about the sequins rubbing against the backs of things when I sit down. Win-win!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Librarian for Life + Style | Spiky hair + sequined tank closeup

I used hair paste to fluff up the front part of my pixie a bit, as you can see in the closeup above. I kept my accessories simple and silver, including simple silver bar earrings and a silver sequined clutch. With an all-neutral outfit of grey, silver, and navy, I brought in a pop of color via my darker lipstick.

The mural backdrop is on the side of a local arts center in the Hilltop region of Tacoma, on the east side. I love the dynamic, 3D Greek key design of this mural!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank + ankle pants for date night

Weather:  Low 70s and perfect

Where:  Happy hour cocktails for a low-key date night

What:

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Shop my outfit:

sequined tank top  //  very similar navy ankle pants  //  exact lipstick  //  similar metallic t-strap sandals

Librarian for Life + Style | Sequined tank top + ankle pants outfit collage

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Favorite outfit of August 2017

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

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views was #6, the outfit that caused my husband to exclaim, “You look like summer!” I had two main favorites — #2 and #8, two very different looks — but I ultimately went with #2, as the white lace + cargo vest combo is one I’ve been wanting to wear for quite awhile now. I felt pretty and special wearing this outfit, and the neutral accessories really brought the whole look together for me. 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | White lace dress + cargo vest combo

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of August? 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 | August 2017 outfits

Top row:  1  //  2
Second row:  3  //  4  //  5  //  6
Third row:  7  //  8  //  9  //  10
Bottom row:  11  //  12  //  13


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Favorite outfit of July 2017

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

My most popular outfit this month, in terms of total views was #10, the first of my Audrey Hepburn style inspiration posts. Choosing my own favorite was reallllllly hard, so hard that I couldn’t choose just one! Instead, I chose both ways I wore my newly thrifted Phillip Lim for Target shirtdress as my favorites, outfits #1 and #9. I rewore both outfit variations this past month, which is always one hallmark of a personal fave.

Librarian for Life + Style | Remixing my floral shirtdress

And now it’s your turn! What was your favorite outfit of July? 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 | July 2017 outfits

Top row:  1  //  2  //  3  //  4  //  5
Middle row:  6  //  7  //  8  //  9
Bottom row:  10  //  11  //  12  //  13

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