Coffee Shop Cozy

Tank: c/o Electric Frenchie   Cardigan: thrifted   Jeans: Target   Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes   Bag: c/o August Wrinkle

When we had a random gathering of clouds and sporratic thunderstorms, I used it as the perfect excuse to go back to my layers. In all honesty, it gets tough to come up with creative outfits when you can't layer comfortably. However, a light knit shrug, some floral jeans, and combat boots were the perfect combination for a day of errands and staying comfortable while dodging the occasional sprinkles of rain.

Lately, I've taken to stopping into Barnes & Noble a lot to just relax, sip on a drink, read magazines, and people watch. I'll set up my laptop with the charger plugged in and glance up over the screen to see the different kinds of people that come in. It's rather interesting, and on days when I've got nothing else to do, it's a nice little routine.

Apparently, I've been noticed though. One of the guys who works at the adjoined Starbucks was wiping down tables and putting away magazines when he approached me.
"Weren't you here yesterday?"
I glanced up, a bit startled. Then I sheepishly answered yes.
"Ah, okay. I knew I recognized you. How's your day going?"

So we small chatted a bit, and he left after that. Still, I guess I've become a regular face around the store now. Next thing is to pick up an application, right? Haha, that would be my top pick of places to work right now actually! So maybe next time I stop in I'll ask...

Has anyone worked at a Barnes & Noble or knows someone who does? Any tips?

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Proverbs 16:24


Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
Haha, I love that little episode with the guy! Was he any cute? :-)
I know what you mean about layering, I'm so happy we have rather cold weather at the moment!

Have a great day,

Dario Venuti said...

great outfit .. like


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Ashley Taylor said...

Maybe you should get his number, girl! That's MY tip ;) Ha! There's that comfy looking sweater again. You're just teasing me! I want it for my owwwnnn

xo Ashley

mariafelicia magno said...

nice bracelet and manicure

Always Maylee said...

You look so pretty! Love all the studs in this outfit and your printed pants!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Istvanffy Emma said...

great look, love your bracelet!
Emma xx

Mary Lou said...

really a beautiful look! love especially the boots and the bag!

Carmen Avram said...

great floral jeans and love how the spikes are a constant through out the outfit, from the boots to shirt, very nice :)

Avi Valencia said...

The guy was cute? :P I wish a guy made this jaja
So right now it is very cold and windy? Here in Spain it is so damn hot x__x

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I thought you were going to say this is an archive photo shoot. I would be too warm in those long pants and boots, now days. I have found I love skirts these days. I feel like June Cleaver at times, hahahahahaha.

Thanks for liking my hair! It is definitely more fun, that is for sure.

Amanda said...

Loving the pop of colors!

Ka$h! said...

Haha, such a funny story with the guy! Maybe he was interested!:D Anyway, i love your bag and nails! soo cute! :)

Lily said...

This has to be one of my favorite outfits of yours. Mint is the way to my heart, and I totally love that cute studded top! Then paired with floral pants? Totally genius! The combat shoes and earrings make it one of your signature sweet meets fierce looks. Keep being so stylish, Linda!

Bahaha, people watching. Don't we all love it? There's somemthing so relaxing about working in a bookstore. I don't blame you! Good luck if you end up applying!

Mica said...

Really like the mint accents with the top and bag, they are so nice with the floral jeans! :)

Good luck with your barns and noble application if you decide to apply :)

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Lucie Srbová said...

I love this cosy outfit! Those pants are awesome and I adore your bag! :)

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Joandy said...

oh, love this outfit, great layering with mint colors, very refreshing:))

Sam said...

A great way of layering for mild summer days, i like the cute cardi paired with the pretty floral jeans. I think that wold be an ideal employment idea! Books + Coffee + Employee Discount = perfect part time job!Hope you find something there. It was great hearing your trend insight on my last post...Happy End Of The Week!

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Kat said...

haha im always at barnes and nobles reading magazines too! its so much better than going to the library since reading magazines is always better when youre sipping on coffee ;P
this look is sooo pretty!! i absolutely love this pants!! :D

Sonia De Macedo said...

No sorry no advice re working their! I hate it when workers recognize you. I always get really embarrassed lol. No idea why but!


Anonymous said...

I love your pants although pants from Target always seem a little too thin for my liking. What do you think about them?
And I love B&N to do exactly what you do! And of course, their completely unhealthy and delicious Strawberries and Crème frappe! I totally recommend it:)
Hugs & Kisses,

Ilana Morgan said...

always nice to be noticed! loving this fun casual look
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

Mili said...

Heheh I love people watching too. I don't even mean to sound creepy, cause as an anthropology major, I can say it's a sound way to observe social interactions and learn about cultural spheres :D. My friend worked at B&N last year, I don't think the application/ interview was particularly selective. In fact, I think it was her first time working in retail! Good luck if you decide to apply :)

Mili from call me, Maeby

libys11 said...

love the color palette on this one!! so easy on the eyes!! :D love the jeans and purse!!

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Kim Alston said...

I love sitting in Barnes & Nobles! I love their cafe, browsing for books and music. It seems so stress free! I say definitely inquire about a position and way your options (money and days/time you can work, hours). There's nothing wrong with looking into it. He sounds awesome! You never know who you'll meet there. LOVE this outfit Linda! Fabulous top, printed pants and bag! Looks great on you.

shamuboo said...

You have such amazing hair and are so gorgeous. That bracelet is really a standout and your nails look cool as well. Like the studs tied in from purse to top too. Cute pants.

Anonymous said...

I love going to book stores! We go to Barnes and Noble quite often because of the fun kid area and my son likes to play there. Haha. I love the light colors of this outfit! The sweater is so cute! <3


Chai Chen said...

Love the minty feel of your top dear :)

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Zuu said...

Oh I love the bag!

Alexandra Zakharova said...

I'm from another country and we even don't have such label:) Comming back to the outfit, I've got to say that green sweater is super lovely! I love loyering too, though the weather is horribly hot now, so I barely can do that!
Nice pictures:)!
Have a great time!

Best wishes, Alexandra

♥ vendy ♥ said...

hi dear love your bag is so trendy...what do you think to follow each other?
I'll wait for you on my blog
happy week end


Anonymous said...

wow love your bag!

Jessica Mattioli said...

Love your pants, so cute!!!

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Tabet said...

great pictures and a sweet outfit :)

ELISA said...

love the bag!
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Chezka said...

I so understand making excuses for more outfit layers...I do it all the time :) You look fantastic Linda! The color combination is fantastic!

- Che

Ali Hval said...

Bahaha, I love that you go places and sit down and mark your territory, Linda! I do the same thing... and yeah, people are gonna notice you. But that's good! I think it's really good to know people. At least they are friendly and don't mind you being there. :D Gosh, we would be such good friend IRL... I know I say that so much but I love just going to a place and chilling on my laptop or reading. Imagine!

Okay, to your outfit, now! I've gotta say the colors in it are just gorgeoussimo! Mint and white and pale floral? Oh yes. You are a walking classy lady, but then you keep it you with those combat boots. I don't know how you do it... :)!

Megan said...

Love the soft print on those pants and that awesome cuff!

czarianonuevo said...

LOVE this subtle look!!! i really adore the combination of mint and white!!! so pleasing to the eyes!! CHIC layering and choice of accessories :))

OMG, that would be perfect! books, coffee and a nice place to work with :)

czarina :)

Halie said...

Very cool. Love that sweater.

Charlene Chua said...

Love your blogposts sooo much! You're sooo pretty! :) Followed you too! :) Hope you can check out my blog and follow me back! :)

SaraM said...

Cute cute! I love the soft floral pants with your bright green top! Very happy! :)
Barnes and Nobles does seem like an awesome place to work. Best of luck!!


Elana said...

Love all the mint going on here! That mixed with the neutrals makes for such a pretty color combination.

Sitting in Barnes & Noble is one of my favorite things to do! You should definitely apply!

Stylish By Nature said...

Love this look from top to toe :) Kisses

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Toks said...

Love the jeans, really great.
Have a great weekend

Kierra Makayla said...

Love your jeans. I love lazy/cozy days.
Love, Kierra Makayla

The Chic Sheet said...

Cool look!!


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caffinatedlove said...

Those tights are perfect, and you know I can't resist anything with studs on it. hehehe. Seriously, though, that purse is amazing.

The colors in this outfit are suited to a coffee shop! All light and relaxed and artsy. You have done it again.


Margarita M. said...

Amazing top and bag!
You look lovely as always!


Danny said...

Beautiful, love these colors! Love to see you in this boho chic style

Nathan Moy said...

Love that mint shade and nice leggings too. Just followed you on GFC gurl! You are super chic <3 Btw, I just posted my pattern on pattern on pattern outfit, it's definitely a signature PROVOKER look! Tell me what you think dear provokee! :D

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Jodie said...

Thank you for the kind comment- I've got the day off today too so i suppose I better go shopping ;)
You look great I love your boots.
I had that moment when I was at uni- I didn't fancy the drive hone between lectures/rush hour and would people watch in Starbucks and the barrister came to recognise me- he even knew my course!

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Definitely looks cozy! Cute look :) x

Aman Kaur said...

I love Barnes and Noble too, could spend a whole in there!

Lovely outfit and blog!

xoxo, Aman | coffee chic

Anonymous said...

I like the studs on the bottom of the bag! They go nicely with your gold cuff!


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