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Berry tones + tweed

I’ve had this tweed a-line skirt for over a decade, but I haven’t worn it in awhile or featured it much on the blog. But it’s time to dig it out of my closet and showcase it again!

I kept the outfit sort of monochromatic in tones of berry + burgundy. My tights and bronze heels don’t match but they do go with the colors of the tweed skirt and cardigan.

Librarian for Life + Style | Berry tones + tweed

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Librarian for Life + Style | Berry tones + tweed

Librarian for Life + Style | Berry tones + tweed

Librarian for Life + Style | Berry tones + tweed

The a-line skirt is a pretty thin tweed and hemmed with a bit of burgundy lace. It’s actually a little shorter than I remembered it being, but it still looks professional enough for work.

Librarian for Life + Style | Berry tones + tweed closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Berry tones + tweed

Librarian for Life + Style | Closeup of stacked bob and demi-permanent rinse

And finally, above is a closeup of my newly trimmed bob and the sun shining on my subtly purply-red demi-permanent rinse. You’re welcome, Erin. 😉

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Carnegie Library casual | Mixing light + colored denim

Today’s outfit is a casual outfit I wore while errand-running on the weekend, when we enjoyed lovely 60-degree weather and sunny skies.

I mixed light and colored denim together with my seamed denim jacket and colored jeans. No Canadian tuxedo here! 😉 I also went for a subtle ombre effect, starting with pale pink (earrings) to pink (scarf and lipstick) to berry (tank top) to purple (jeans).

Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library casual

Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library casual closeup

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Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library casual

Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library casual

Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library detail

During errand-running, we happened upon Multnomah County Library’s Title Wave Used Bookstore, located in a 1912 building that started out as a Carnegie Library to house the Albina Library branch. I thought this would be a great backdrop, especially because of its library history and because of its gorgeous Spanish Renaissance Revival architectural style.

Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library casual

Librarian for Life + Style | Carnegie Library casual

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Summer casual | Berry + black

I had totally forgotten about these pics Sam took earlier in the month… but I am happy to squeeze them in the last day of the month!

I wore this super casual outfit — long shorts + tank top + flat sandals — for an informal get-together and a pinot noir wine tasting at my friend Stephanie’s house. The dress code was officially “casual” — and a good thing, too, as it happened to fall on a blisteringly hot day.

So what to wear to a super casual wine tasting get-together with friends? I followed my own advice from my “What to wear to a wine tasting” post last winter — I wore something wine-colored! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Summer casual

Details:  Berry tank top, from my mom {similar}  //  Black shorts, Kohl’s {similar}  //  Black t-strap sandals, Payless, old {similar}  //  Black dangly earrings, Christmas gift from Stephanie {similar}  //  Straw fedora, my husband’s {similar}

And how do you dress up a tank top + shorts combo a little bit? Top off your outfit with a cool fedora! This one is Sam’s, and I am so thankful I can just about wear any hat he owns. Sam is probably not so thankful for this… 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Summer casual

Librarian for Life + Style | Summer casual

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Bright and bold in berry + black and white stripes

This might just turn out to be my favorite outfit for the month! I love the bright and bold color combo of berry + black and white, as well as the pattern-mixing with the crossbody bag and striped dress.

Librarian for Life + Style | Bright and bold in berry + black and white stripes

Details:  Striped dress, Old Navy, old {very similar sleeveless option} {very similar long-sleeved option}  //  Berry cardigan, August Silk via Macy’s {exact style in different colors}  //  Berry leggings, Spanx {very similar}  //  Black flats, Payless, old {very similar}  //  Polka-dot crossbody bag, Fossil via Macy’s {mint crossbody bag} {black polka dot crossbody bag}

Librarian for Life + Style | Bright and bold in berry + black and white stripes

Librarian for Life + Style | Bright and bold in berry + black and white stripes

I wore this cheery outfit on a weekend outing for a breakfast with friends, followed by a bit of shopping and a haircut trim. It turned out to be a sunny day, but since I was starting out on public transit in the early morning chill, I wore leggings. I thought about basic black leggings, but then I realized that my berry-colored leggings almost exactly matched my cardigan. An opportunity to color-coordinate? As I’ve said before, color-coordination = LOVE.

Librarian for Life + Style | Bright and bold in berry + black and white stripes

Sam caught the photo below as the breeze kicked up. Such a fun shot! (And thank goodness I wore leggings in windy weather! 😉 )

Librarian for Life + Style | Bright and bold in berry + black and white stripes

How do you feel about color-coordinating? Please leave a comment — I’d love to hear your perspective!

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May Day in a floral tunic + leggings

Even though I’m posting this almost two weeks after the fact, I wore this floral tunic for May Day! I took a personal day off from work and wore this on a girls’ day out with my friend and colleague Stephanie. We went to see the “Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945” exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, and yes, it was FABULOUS.

As is the print on this tunic. 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | May Day in a floral tunic + leggings

Details:  Floral tunic, c/o Lulu’s giveaway {sold out online but similar style from same store in red-and-black floral print} {similar} //  Leggings, Spanx {similar}  //  Gold-and-tan sandals, Target, old {very similar}  //  Gold bar pendant necklace, c/o Lulu’s giveaway {sold out online but very similar}  //  Metallic braided headband, c/o Lulu’s giveaway {similar}  //  Yellow colorblock tote bag, gift from Mom, old {similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | May Day in a floral tunic + leggings

Librarian for Life + Style | May Day in a floral tunic + leggings

And yes, more evidence that leggings are not pants. Everything is covered, front and back, by the longer tunic, even when sitting down. I felt super-comfortable in this fun and floral outfit!

Librarian for Life + Style | May Day in a floral tunic + leggings

Librarian for Life + Style | May Day in a floral tunic + leggings

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