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The librarian 'do [outfit]
The librarian 'do [outfit]

BR Factory cardigan - 2011 - $12 (similar) / BR Factory tee - 2011 - $5 (similar) / Merona trouser jeans via Target - 2011 - $17 (similar) / Anne Klein Sarajane shoes via Macy's - 2011 - $25 (available) / Kohl's earrings - 2007 - cheap (similar) / Forever 21 leaf necklace - 2010 - $5 (similar)
Outfit analysis: This is my current go-to for cold and casual days, and there have been many, many of those recently. I feel like a walking billboard for the BR Factory Store, but hey, it was a good sale, and the colors of the pieces really go well together (not on purpose...both of these were impulse buys). I was a bit unsure of the loose cardi and trouser jeans combo, since I wasn't such a fan of it before. But the drape of this cardigan and the long points that it comes to on the sides helps create a diagonal cut across, which is much more flattering than the flat bottom of my other cardigan. In hindsight, pointier heels would have been a better complement to all the loose drapiness, but I had a lunch date to walk to that day and these mary janes are more comfortable.

Way back in the day, I got a reader question about hairstyles for the office. It took me a while to get around to it (sorry, Lorena!) but I've been trying out some different hairstyles recently, and will be showing them more. This is one of my experiments from last week...I call it the librarian 'do because it reminds me of my elementary school librarian, Mrs. Van Ness. She was a super-kind woman with long gray/white hair, which she always put up halfway with a clip first and then in a bun or chignon.

What are your go-to hairstyles for the office? Send me a pic by next Tuesday (6/7) and I'll post a round-up next week!