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Sam’s style | Tartan tie + brogues

Isn’t it time for some more of Sam’s style? The answer, of course, is ALWAYS. And it seems fitting that a day after I feature my dusty rose jeans, that I feature Sam’s “faded burgundy” trousers. Equality, y’all. ♥

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

My husband is a vegetarian, so we have to scout out non-leather shoes for him. These are brogues made from man-made materials, and I love the cognac color of these shoes. They also tie in with the (non-leather) cognac belt he’s wearing — and with his JORD wood watch!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, burgundy trousers + brogues closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + wood watch closeup

And of course, Sam is no stranger to outtakes, either! 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + wood watch closeup outtake

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, tartan tie + brogues

Details:

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Sam’s style, plaid + burgundy

Just a quick note to remind everyone that the reader poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit from last month — thanks in advance!

And now, more of Sam’s style! I was sure you wouldn’t mind… 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, tan shoes + argyle socks closeup

We recently bought Sam new trouser socks at Kohl’s to replace worn-out socks in his wardrobe, and HOW CUTE do these argyle socks look with his outfit? Every other piece of his outfit he has had for awhile, and it’s just so well-coordinated, isn’t it? And he’s still showing his mastery at pattern-mixing, with the argyle socks + plaid button-front + checkered fedora.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam outfit, plaid shirt + burgundy trousers

Details:

  • Plaid button-front:  Lands’ End, old
  • Trousers:  Old Navy, old
  • Rope belt:  Kohl’s?, old
  • Argyle socks:  Kohl’s, new {exact kind still available!}
  • Fedora:  Kohl’s, old
  • Shoes:  Clarks, last spring

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Sam’s style, summer date night

It’s Sam’s birthday this weekend — our birthdays are just a week apart, so yes, two Leos in one marriage! — so I thought it appropriate to feature his style again. Happy birthday to my sweetie!

He wore this outfit last weekend on a date night for my birthday, and I took these photos along the Puget Sound when it was nearing dusk.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

It’s a confident man who can wear pastels, and this lavender button-front looks great on him! This shirt — which has a subtle black geometric print up close — is a recent buy when we recently went shopping for Sam to replace a few items. (He cleaned out his closet recently, which I helped with. Meaning, I sat on the bed while Sam did all the work going back and forth from the closet, and then I gave my opinion about items he ear-marked for possible donations. Sam also trusts my opinion when we go shopping for him.)

And OF COURSE I loved Sam’s color-coordination going on in this outfit, with the grey hat and cords, and how the cognac belt and sneakers coordinate nicely with the brown band on his hat and his brown wood watch. He’s got such good style, doesn’t he?!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, grey cords + sneakers closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam style, lavender print shirt + grey cords

Details:

  • Button-front:  Kohl’s, new {exact}
  • Cords:  Gap, new this past winter
  • Sneakers:  Payless, this winter
  • Fedora:  Goorin Brothers, old
  • Wood watch:  c/o JORD, this past winter {exact}

Anniversary selfies

It’s our anniversary, y’all! We are celebrating today 16 years of marriage and 20 1/2 years together… and counting! For previous anniversary posts, I’ve highlighted my wedding dress and our engagement photos.

This year, I’m highlighting a collection of selfies we’ve taken over the years. Since my sweetie Sam is the one who takes a majority of the photos on this blog — he’s as much a part of the style blog as I am! — this felt like an appropriate way to celebrate our anniversary on the blog.

Side note:  Is there an official term for a “couples selfie”? Is the term “usie” a thing?

Commence cuteness overload!

Around town..

Librarian for Life + Style | Selfie alert

Portland, OR, May 2012

Librarian for Life + Style | Anniversary floral

Chinese Garden, Portland, OR, Aug. 2014

Librarian for Life + Style | Selfie in front of the Venetian Wall, along the Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Tacoma Museum of Glass bridge, Tacoma, WA, 2016

On the water…

Librarian for Life + Style | Selfie on the waterfront

Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 2016

Librarian for Life + Style | Thailand trip, Fall 2010

Phuket beach, Thailand, 2010

Librarian for Life + Style | Visiting Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2014

Librarian for Life & Style | PEI, Summer 2006

Prince Edward Island waterway, Canada, 2006

With animals…

Librarian for Life + Style | Cat selfie

Portland Art Museum, OR, 2016

Librarian for Life + Style | Just a selfie... with a huge rubber ducky!

Tacoma waterfront, WA, 2017

On the train…

Librarian for Life + Style | Visiting Vancouver, BC

On Amtrak to Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2014

Librarian for Life + Style | Amsterdam trip, Spring 2010

On the train to Hoorn, The Netherlands, 2010

On holiday…

Librarian for Life + Style | Travel flashback: Scotland, Spring 2008

Aberdeen, Scotland, 2008

Librarian for Life + Style | Vienna trip, Winter 2009

Vienna, Austria, 2009

Librarian for Life + Style | Amsterdam trip, Spring 2010

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2010

Librarian for Life + Style | Holiday card behind-the-scenes selfie

Holiday card selfie, Portland, OR, 2014

Wearing cute shoes…

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoes selfie

Gig Harbor, WA, 2017

Librarian for Life + Style | His and hers, shoe closeups

Downtown Tacoma, WA, 2017

Wearing cute hats…

Librarian for Life + Style | Garden party selfie

Gresham, OR, 2015

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

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma, WA, 2016

Yep, we’re fedora-ble! 😀 ♥ 😀 ♥ 😀

Sam’s style | Preppy kilt

It was sunshine-y but cool in that special PNW way, and Sam was FEELING the kilt this day. I did not mind at all.

I like that the top half of his outfit is a bit preppy, with the plaid button-front and sweater vest. And the bottom half is casual kilt style, with his utility kilt (or “utilikilt” — but I also sometimes use the terms “cargo kilt” and “hiking kilt”) and hiking socks.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

And hello to Sam’s flowing locks! He usually wears his longer hair pulled back in a low ponytail, but today, he set the curls free. I am not AT ALL jealous of his curly hair (says the straight-haired lady… with a not-so-straight face). 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Librarian for Life + Style | Sam's style, preppy kilt

Details of Sam’s outfit:

  • Plaid button-front:  Hugo Boss, thrifted at local Tacoma shop, new
  • Sweater vest:  Kohl’s?, had for years
  • Utility kilt:  Highland Kilt Company, old
  • Hiking socks:  Fred Meyer, old
  • Brogues:  Payless, old

Happy Friday, y’all! If you’re in the mood for more kilt outfits — and who isn’t?! — be sure to check out Sam’s utilikilt here in this post, and the full Fraser tartan dress kilt here in this post.