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Sam’s style | Grey fedora + cords

Bonus Sam style! You’re welcome.

Seriously, isn’t my husband just the cutest — and so stylish! — in his grey cords and grey felt fedora?! And I think he (secretly) enjoys it when I think he looks so good that I have to take pics. All for you, dear readers. I am selfless that way. ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | My husband's style, grey cords + layers

Librarian for Life + Style | My husband's style, grey cords + layers

Librarian for Life + Style | Hats off to my husband's style

Sam recently took stock of his wardrobe and realized he needed some new jeans. I happened to have a couple of Gap gift cards, so it was perfect timing. Plus, we happened to hit the Gap when they were having a “buy 1, get 1 free” sale!!! Serendipity, y’all.

And Sam has NEVER bought cords before, because he’s always felt they were unflattering. But these cords must be magical. I think it’s because they’re a lighter weight of corduroy — they’re so soft! — and we both love the soft grey color. It’s fun shopping for Sam, as we don’t get to do it as often!

Librarian for Life + Style | My husband's style, grey cords + textured shoes

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe portrait

Another shoe portrait of us as a couple! I love these tweed herringbone slip-ons of Sam’s, plus you’re getting a sneak peek at my shoes and my outfit. I’ll post those outfit photos tomorrow, so stay tuned!

Sam so often cracks me up when we’re taking photos, so it’s exciting for me when I get to crack him up and capture photos of it!

Librarian for Life + Style | Cracking my husband up

Librarian for Life + Style | My husband's style, grey cords + layers

Fedoras are definitely Sam’s signature hat! This is a fedora we bought at a wonderful little haberdashery shop in Charlottetown, during our first trip to Prince Edward Island (you can see pics from our second trip to PEI here in this post).

Classic style is timeless! I hope you enjoyed another look at my husband’s cool, classic style.

His and hers | Celebrating our anniversary with JORD wood watches + GIVEAWAY

Today is a special day, as it officially marks the¬†20th anniversary for me and the love of my life.¬†My husband, Sam, and I actually celebrate two anniversaries: ¬†February 1, how long we’ve been together, as well as August 1, our wedding anniversary.

We celebrated our anniversary this past weekend and toasted to when we first met: ¬†Sam was in his third year at college, and I was a high school senior interviewing for an academic scholarship on his college campus. Our paths crossed because he was the editor of the college newspaper, which was hosting a party for the scholarship interviewees. Long story short, we’ve been together ever since. As I like to joke, I got both the scholarship AND the guy.¬†ūüėČ

Our anniversary brunch outing this past weekend also turned out to be a perfect occasion to wear our respective his and hers JORD wood watches. After all, love is timeless, yes? ‚ô• ‚ô• ‚ô•

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers, JORD wood watch review

Full disclosure: This is a post in collaboration with JORD Wood Watches, and my husband received a wood watch of his choice in exchange for a review post on my style blog. As always, we are 100% honest about sharing our personal thoughts and experiences with you.

And BONUS! As a special Valentine’s Day GIVEAWAY¬†for my readers, you can enter to win a $100 e-gift code¬†that you can put toward a JORD watch of your own. Plus, all all those who enter will receive $25 e-gift code. Win-win! Click here to skip to the¬†giveaway info at the bottom of this post.

You might remember when I first received my JORD wood watch, back in June 2015. I’ve worn my dark sandalwood watch several times since, most recently seen on the blog in this post from November. When JORD recently released their new Conway line of men’s watches, I was excited for Sam to try one out. He had been wanting a JORD wood watch of his own! So yes, I got to spoil my sweetie for our anniversary.¬†‚ô• And a wood watch would definitely make for a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day gift.

Sam chose the Conway watch in sandalwood and burgundy, a very cool watch and color combination.

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch closeup of Sam's Conway watch in sandalwood and burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Sam is usually the one behind the scenes taking photos of me and my outfits, so it was fun for me to play the photographer for a day. You can check out more of Sam’s style here.

And I think y’all will agree with me when I say it’s a handsome watch for a handsome man!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Q&A

I also thought it would be fun to do a Q&A with Sam, to record his own perspective and thoughts about his new watch.

Jen: ¬†You’ve seen me wear my JORD watch almost two years now. How do you feel about JORD watches in general?

Sam:¬† I really like that they are distinctive because they’re¬†made of wood, and I like that the wood is sustainably and ethically sourced. They are unique watches for sure.

Jen:  Why did you choose this style of watch? What about this watch appealed to you?

Sam: ¬†I liked everything in this particular line, the Conway line. It’s clean, classic, and versatile, and this particular color combination [sandalwood and burgundy] will go with just about everything I have. The cross-hatching detail down the band is nice, and it matches the cross-hatching on the watch’s face. I also like that they’re easily adjustable with the extra links. [All JORD watches come with a couple of¬†extra links, just in case.]

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD Conway wood watch close-ups

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Jen: ¬†This Conway men’s watch is JORD’s first chronograph watch for men. How do you like the chronograph stopwatch feature?

Sam: ¬†It’s a nice bonus. I also realized that it will help me as a writer. When I read work my work in public, I need to be aware of how long the¬†piece reads. The chronograph is a convenient way to time myself when I’m reading.

Jen:  Can you describe your reaction when you first opened the box and saw the watch?

Sam:  The packaging is classy. I like the wood box it comes in, and that it has this little pillow that the watch wraps around. It feels like I finally have a grown-up watch!

Librarian for Life + Style | JORD wood watch closeup of Sam's Conway watch in sandalwood and burgundy

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

Jen: ¬†You’ve been wearing the watch a few days now. How does it feel?

Sam: ¬†I do feel it’s important to note that this is the first time I’ve regularly worn a watch in 22 years, so it took a bit of¬†time for me to get used to wearing one again. There’s something kind of traditional about¬†coming in the door, hanging up your keys, and taking off your watch. These are the rituals of unwinding for the day, and I like tapping into that.

Jen:  Would you recommend this watch?

Sam:  Absolutely. For anyone who likes watches, yes. It is a bit spendy [$229 for this particular style of watch], but the quality is worth it. You are getting what you pay for.

Jen: ¬†Any last thoughts or anything you’d like to share?

Sam: ¬†Two things. One, I’ve always been a little jealous of your watch, so it’s nice that we both have one now. [Hah!] Two, I’d like to suggest the idea of¬†JORD venturing out and creating¬†pocket watches. If they ever started making¬†wood pocket watches,¬†I’d be first in line to buy one!

His and hers

We also took some photos together, to showcase our his-and-hers JORD wood watches. There’s a common saying that the longer couples are together, the more they start to look like each other. As¬†we both independently chose JORD watches in sandalwood, I think that saying is coming true for us! ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers, JORD wood watch closeups

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers | Celebrating our anniversary with JORD wood watches

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers | Celebrating our anniversary with JORD wood watches

And can I also get a “Hello!” for how stylish Sam is?! (And yes, he totally put together¬†this outfit on his own.) I mean: ¬†hello layers, hello overcoat, hello fedora, hello awesome new sneakers, and hello cool watch. ūüėÄ ūüėÄ ūüėÄ

Let’s have one last shot of Sam, shall we? You’re welcome.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam with his new JORD wood watch

And no worries, I’ll be back tomorrow with more details of the outfit that I wore on our anniversary outing.

JORD giveaway

And now it’s time for the giveaway!

>>Click here to enter the JORD giveaway contest<<

Every person who enters will be entered to win a $100 e-gift code to use on the JORD site! (See my personal watch faves here on my JORD Watch Faves Pinterest board!)

Details:

  • As JORD sells both men’s watches and women’s watches, everyone is welcome to enter.
  • All¬†who enter the contest will automatically receive a¬†$25 e-gift code.
  • Fill out your name and email on the form¬†linked above¬†to enter the contest.
  • The deadline to enter the giveaway is Feb. 19, 2017.
  • A JORD representative will contact the winner directly.

Do you like Sam’s personal style and/or his choice of watch? Would you like to see more posts featuring Sam’s style? Please leave a comment and share! ūüôā


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Camel camel | What I wore to the Tacoma zoo

If you’re a longtime reader (thank you!), then you know my husband and I like to go to zoos. And today’s outfit post documents what I wore to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, which is located in the Point Defiance Park on the north tip of Tacoma. It’s a smaller zoo, but they definitely make the most out of what they have.

I didn’t realize the zoo had camels — and a camel ride! — when I picked out my camel tee to wear to the zoo. Style synergy! And yes, the zoo handlers with the camels went gaga over my camel tee! As did Sinbad the camel. ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

It was unusually hot that day, and I knew we would be walking a lot, so that’s the reason for wearing the most comfortable sandals I own plus the fedora to help shade the sun. The¬†Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium¬†also has an¬†interactive children’s area as well as a carousel.

And yes, Sam and I are “fedorable” together! ūüėČ

Librarian for Life + Style | Wearing our fedoras at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Librarian for Life + Style | Octopus art above Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium sign

Librarian for Life + Style | At the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel closeup

The rest of the photos in this post features a mural on the side of what used to the be the local food co-op (sadly closed a few weeks ago) along 6th Avenue. The mural showcases a nature and mountain scene of what I am assuming is Mount Rainier.

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Librarian for Life + Style | Mountain mural in Tacoma

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Hats off to summer! Next week, our fall term begins!

Librarian for Life + Style | Camel camel

Weather:  Heat-advisory hot and sunny

Where: ¬†Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium and clothes shopping afterwards (you’ll see the fitting room pics tomorrow!)

What I wore:

  • Camel tee: ¬†Kohl’s, birthday gift from my mom a few years ago
  • Ankle pants: ¬†Style&Co. for Macy’s, old
  • Metallic sandals: ¬†Naturalizer via DSW, a couple of summers ago
  • Fedora: ¬†Stetson, vintage, bought at vintage hat store in Amsterdam
  • Hoop earrings: ¬†InPink, c/o giveaway, old

elephant print tee // similar ankle pants // large bamboo hoop earrings // similar metallic sandals by same brand // similar straw fedora

Novelty animal tee + fedora collage

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Late summer casual | Rust + navy

I am loving the new embroidered tank that my mom recently gave me. It’s so soft! Also, the rust color of the tank top kind of reminds me of a creamy tomato soup — is it odd that feels comforting to me? ūüėČ

I wore this casual outfit on a late summer day. I can also picture different ways I can wear this tank for work, like with a pencil skirt and dark denim jacket or navy cardigan.

Librarian for Life + Style | Late summer casual: Rust + navy

Librarian for Life + Style | Late summer casual: Rust + navy

Details: ¬†Embroidered tank, newly gifted {similar} ¬†// ¬†Navy ankle pants, Macy’s, old {very similar} ¬†// ¬†Fedora, Stetson, vintage {similar} ¬†// ¬†Bronze earrings, new birthday gift {exact} ¬†// ¬†Bronze flip flops, old {similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | Late summer casual: Rust + navy

Librarian for Life + Style | Late summer casual: Rust + navy

We took these pics on a late afternoon break to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy some iced coffee. I kept the coffee container in the pics because it amused me to call back to when I did a series of silly “blogger poses,” including one where bloggers pose with their coffee cups. Hee! ūüėÄ

Librarian for Life + Style | Late summer casual: Rust + navy

Librarian for Life + Style | Late summer casual: Rust + navy

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SIA interpretation: Air France | What I wore on a casual date night

Here’s my Style Imitating Art (SIA) interpretation for my choice this week, Rene Gruau’s 1960s “Air France” poster, which I highlighted last week in this post.

And there’s still time to participate in SIA! Submissions due by tonight at 10 pm PST, and I will post the SIA round-up tomorrow morning.

Librarian for Life + Style | SIA interpretation:  Air France

I wore this outfit on a casual date night, which included a stroll through the Portland Rose Garden.

As the temps were quite high¬†even after the sun went down, I wore my cotton, fit-and-flare “little black dress” that I got last fall on sale from eShakti. The cut is so classic and simple that I wanted to keep things pretty fuss-free and comfortable. I have¬†a straw hat like the woman in the poster, except mine is a black straw fedora. The blue in the post comes through the blue tones in my hat’s striped band, as well as in the design of my new Nancy Drew tote bag. ūüėÄ

A flower and the yellow of the inspiration poster come through the roses in the garden backdrop! There’s a touch of whimsy, as well, in both the inspiration poster and my outfit.

Librarian for Life + Style | LBD with quirky accessories

Details: ¬†Cotton black dress: ¬†eShakti {super similar} {similar} ¬†// ¬†Black strappy sandals, Lands’ End {same strappy style in wedge espadrilles} {very similar} ¬†// ¬†Nancy Drew tote bag, Out of Print Clothing {exact} ¬†// ¬†Black straw fedora {very similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | LBD with quirky accessories

Librarian for Life + Style | LBD with quirky accessories

There’s an interesting metal artwork¬†and walkway in the middle of the rose garden. A perfect opportunity to twirl my fit-and-flare LBD!

Librarian for Life + Style | LBD with quirky accessories

Librarian for Life + Style | LBD with quirky accessories

Librarian for Life + Style | LBD with quirky accessories

What do you like to wear for a casual date night in the summer? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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