Gone Style: Where/Wear - Los Angeles Public Library, Downtown (Sponsored + Giveaway)

** Updated with winner, below! **
The following post + giveaway brought to you by Old Navy (To check out the Old Navy kids & baby sale with prices starting @ $5, go here!) and is the second of three "Wear/Where" posts featuring the lovable stylings of miss Fable Luella as she adventures to some of our favorite local haunts clad in apropos play clothes we picked together via her closet.

For our next Wear/Where cladventure, Fable and I hooked up with the boys (Hal & Archer) and sojourned to a place we'd never been before as a family of four (rhyme time!): Central Library downtown. I don't know about you but libraries sing "cardigan" to me, especially red cardigans with bows (naturally) and leg warmers over tights have been a part of Fable's signature look since infancy. So. Without further ado, here's what we wore wear...

Where: Los Angeles Public Library, Downtown L.A
Wear: Red bowtie-cardigan over black and white striped shirt-dress,
white ruffle-bottomed tights layered with silver-starred leg warmers.
For hair = another handmade (pinwheel!) barrette.
For feet: black ballet slippers
Books of and Fables
What: We spent the day perusing the Central Library, checking out books with the kids and rolling down grassy hills in the surrounding gardens. (Many of the following pictures below were taken by the fountains in the front of the library and in Maguire Gardens.)
It was Fable's first time in the Central Library which is insane. I don't know why it took us until now to take her. Not that our local library isn't awesome, but the Central Library is magical - Beyond its architectural awe, it's one of the rare welcome-to-all places where everyone seems genuinely happy, friendly, gracious. Books do that, don't they? So do people who love them.
Later in the afternoon, whilst playing in the grass outside the library, Fable rolled into a bit of mud, hence the lack of tights in these next few photos. (And Hal wondered why she was wearing tights AND legwarmers. Ha! Mud is why, Hal. Mud. is. why!)
We went on to explore downtown, ran around the waterfall at Pershing Square until Fable made it clear she was too tired to run. Or walk. Or stand without falling.
On the way back to the car, Fable fell asleep in my arms...

... and stayed sleeping until we arrived home.


Once again, it's your turn, those who wear/where! I'll be awarding one commenter (per post) with an $150 Old Navy gift card. To win? Submit a comment below. Perhaps, about today'scladventure? (Mine = skinny cords with a blazer, tee and ankle boots to write at the coffee shop until it's time to pick up Archer from school.)

Winners will be selected on Tuesday, February 22nd via random.org and contacted directly (so don't forget to include contact information in the comments, please!) For official contest rules go, here. Good luck and happy where/wearing!

UPDATED: Congratulations to random.org selected commenter #230, Lola + Ollie! You just won yourself an Old Navy gift card, hooray! And thank you ALL for participating!



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KK | 8:48 PM

It's late so now I'm out of work clothes and into pajama pants and my dad's old Harley Davidson tee from his biking days in the 70s.

My 4 year old daughter and O would go nuts for an Old Navy shopping spree!

texmimi | 8:50 PM

visit to a friends,
my 2 yr old wore a long sleeve tee, under an dress with legging underneath
I wore a sweat skirt, tank and cardigan. my friend told me I looked dressed up!


Leslie | 8:53 PM

I am so boring.

Wear: Vagina Monologues T-shirt, black nursing tank, blue jeans, flip flops, no makeup, hair up in a messy bun, bangs pulled back with a binder clip.

Where: at home with my boys


leslie at bugweb dot net

Christiana | 11:31 PM

taupe wedges, skinny cargos, cardigan, and gloves. brrrrrrr.
meocho11 (at) gmail (dot) com

Rachel | 12:28 AM

I went to Asheville, NC to celebrate my friend's birthday with a pub crawl! I prepped out a bit for the hippy downtown: pink tights from H&M underneath black fishnets, my LBD from Old Navy, a cardigan from Old Navy, black flats, and cameo earrings from H&M.

Dia C | 7:35 AM

Todays clad adventure - helping with painting the kitchen Me= Last years old Navy sweats and hoodie, old Tee shirt.

diacronan at hotmail dot com

Dr Kara Wolff | 7:44 AM

Today jeans and a cute top for taking baby girl to see her great grandma :)

team stephens | 7:44 AM

So our 4 y/o is currently rocking some old navy... jeans, a rock paper scissor "for the win" shirt & grey and white striped hoodie w/ a heart on it, with her favorite pink chucks :) ... my outfit is similar but much less cool, lol

Marcela | 4:53 PM

Gap jeans, teva sandals, long tank from Target, and cardigan ....off to see The Kings Speech.
Love Fable's sweater, these are some great pictures!!!

Karissa | 5:32 PM

We've been painting and drawing with charcoal all day, so its raggedy jeans and stained t-shirts for us.

Yay for giftcards!

FernLePlante | 6:03 PM

Wear: rocking the skinny jeans and boots again with a turtleneck sweater & long necklace
Where: to a birthday party for my preschool aged daughter's friend.
fernleplante at g mail dot com

Loukia | 7:52 PM

MY GOSH your daughter is GORGEOUS! She's a little mini-you/mini-Archer! Adorable, adorable.

Nicole Elizabeth | 11:29 PM

Went bowling today for my son's
9th birthday - wore my favorite sequined J.Crew sweatshirt with a pair of jeans. Love to sparkle and shine!


dawn | 12:10 AM

Legwarmers over tights!

Why haven't I thought of that? So awesome.

Melissa Joff | 5:27 AM

Fable looks so sweet! I'm still in my PJs, but I plan to look fabulous later!

Dia C | 7:40 AM

Today's clad adventure: Where: Day 2 of Kitchen remodeling. Wear: Since the weather has turned warmer I am wearing capris and my fave Old Navy Graphic Tee.

diacronan at hotmail dot com

Daphne | 8:20 AM

I LOVE the photo you took through the window...your reflection over your husband and children -it is just precious!

Beth | 12:34 PM

I have 2 kids at home in pjs trying to feel better.

Rachel | 12:52 PM

I am recuperating from heart surgery so I am wearing a fluffy baby blue bathrobe and some fleecy socks - bringin' the sexy baaaack!

My one year old love wearing her baby legs over tights and I have to admit I borrowed the idea from you :)

sara | 7:51 PM

So cute. Currently wearing old high school friend's lacrosse shirt and some XL PJ pants from Target with holes in them. Very stylish.

Unknown | 10:21 PM

Old Navy Rockstar Skinny Jeans, Old Navy ruffled polka dot top, and TOMS for a Valentine's picnic in the park!

Dia C | 10:55 AM

Today: Back to work so work clothes until I get home this evening. Then it's comfy sweats and and a Tee.

diacronan at hotmail dot com

Meghan | 11:27 AM

OOOH. Would love a little shopping spree.

My cladventure: a kicky colorful skirt paired with charcoal grey.

erin | 11:53 AM

jeans, cardigan, and my fab new quilted boots.

Anonymous | 12:03 PM

I think most of my jeans are from old navy. They always fit right. My uniform is a pair of medium blue bootcut jeans, knee high socks(warmth!), skater shoes, a long sleeve shirt under a racer back tank top with ruffles on the back. And of course a hoodie or hooded plaid jacket. I wear some combination of this everyday and today is no different!

Unknown | 1:44 PM

I'm wearing my Ann Taylor Loft skinny jeans that are too big because I've lost weight, and a olive Target V-neck pocket T. They are the perfect T-shirts -- so soft and comfy! It's the best outfit for sitting (working) at home.

Unknown | 2:08 PM

Skinnys w/ my husband's sweater. Love the kid's selection at ON - would love to win!!!

Kim | 2:24 PM

We LOVE the central library. Go on a weekday morning and you have it all to yourself. Crazy.

Me: Jeans and my new graphic t-shirt (one gift from my husband on Valentine's Day).

Munchkin: A pink silk dress with swirly graphics from the Old Navy sale rack (no joke) and her pink converse.

Anonymous | 2:25 PM

School (It is really daycare, she just turned 2, but we call it school) alentines dress /white tights. We love BABYLEGS!


lola + oliver | 5:39 PM

Fable dresses better than I do! She's a fabulous human being. Except I have stolen/been inspired by her and yesterday I wore legwarmers over leggings. It looked great and I felt snazzy. Thanks, Fable!

Today I'm wearing tie dye... to university. :)


oh, jenny mae | 8:02 PM

dark skinny jeans from the gap & target tank top. minnetonka mocs & a vintage 80s cardigan when it was cool this morning.

my little lady picked her purple capri leggings with the purple shirt (duh) and twinkle toe ugg-like boots

Whitney | 8:16 PM

Mod shapes dress, yellow tights and ankle boots.

JenM | 10:39 PM

Oh Fable's outfit reminds me of the character Olivia (the pig) in red, white and black stripes. Love it! Today - black denim trouser jeans, a navy t-shirt with a little flounce of tulle trim and a grey cardigan. Navy and Grey- my favorite color combo right now.


Unknown | 10:41 PM

I long to be fashionable but at a bargain, $10 or less. That's why today I bought a few flowy cardigans and earings under $30 woo-hoo.

usually wear t-shirts and jeans

christyhayhurst at hotmail dot com

Dia C | 5:16 AM

Today's Where: Work then shopping.

Wear: A-line skirt and button up blouse.

Thanks for the giveaway.

diacronan at hotmail dot com

Unknown | 6:59 AM

Your munchkin is adorable. Thanks for the contest.

Anonymous | 8:49 AM

My girl chose her most vivid skirt to wear today: bright red, magenta, and black flowers. I'm wearing some kid-approved touches: hot pink t-shirt with a colorful love/heart design, yellow long-sleeved t-shirt beneath it, and dark skinny jeans. Thanks for the contest!

Bonnie | 10:27 AM

I love old navy clothes for my little boy- stripes, jeans, sweaters. That's his everyday attire for sure!

Kristen | 10:33 AM

Too cute. We love the library!

Carra N | 11:26 AM

I wish I was having a girl so I could put her in leg warmers...boo so cute!

Miranda | 12:54 PM

My outfit is boring today, so how about my daughter's vday outfit instead? Red and white dress absolutely covered in hearts, white cardigan, red leggings and sparkly pink converse slip-ons for a trip to the farmer's market.

Lindsay | 1:03 PM

I love the tights and leg-warmers look! So cute. I also love the barrettes she wears.


bethany | 1:50 PM

today I'm wearing brown cords, tee shirt with a yellow cardigan. we stayed at home today and organized.
I would love to win.

Brooke | 2:14 PM

Old Navy Rocks!

Emily MG | 8:15 PM

Old Navy? Boom!

Amy Bolaski | 9:11 PM

Oh, where to wear. What? An old babydollish dress from Macy's, burnt orange legwarmers, cowboy boots. The little one -- a very bright orange DX-Xtreme tshirt depicting a sub, a tank, and a jet. Jeans from -- wait for it -- Old Navy. And that's that. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dia C | 5:22 AM

Where: Work again. Is it Friday yet?

Wear: Skinny Cords with matching cord jacket.

diacronan at hotmail dot com

Melissa | 8:17 AM

Today is the munchkin's first day back to school after being sick for ... too long. It's been a crabby day so far. This would make it :)

She's wearing:
Grey and Cream striped thermal Old Navy dress over Dark fuscia leggings w/buttons on the ankle also Old Navy... and tan boots by EMU. Packed grey and pink light up sneakers. She's got 1/2 pigtails with pink bows made into whole

To work: I'm in a teal dress from TJ Maxx, black leggings and cowboy boots that are about 500 years old and I heart them and will never give them up.

Carrie | 10:35 AM

My cladventure... black cardigan, jeans, ruffley tee and boots.

Rachelle | 11:00 AM

Jeans, a sweater and a coat for running errands and picking up kids from school.

Emily | 11:44 AM

OMG, toddlers + fashion + public library love? As a librarian-in-training and babysitter, this is my dream post. you and Fable were right-on with the cardigan selection today--I'm in a library and half my coworkers are in their hottest cardies.

Meg | 7:14 PM

My daughter is decked out in the most adorable giraffe pajamas. Me? I'm in grey polka-dot pajama leggings and a dolmen sleeve grey sweater.

Dia C | 6:26 AM

Wow the Central Library is awesome. We don't have anything like that around here.

Where: Work then off to meet the repairman.

Wear: Casual Cords, light sweater and slip-ons.

diacronan at hotmail dot com

Bitter Betty | 5:32 PM

Boys are not as much fun as girls to dress up, not a lot of accessories, but this is what little man wore to lunch with daddy and me:
Old navy jeans with a striped volcom long sleeve tee
mom, old navy jeans and a striped cardigan (with old navy tank, we love old navy!)

Margie | 5:47 PM

We have those same sweet star leg warmers! My kiddo's favorite thing she'll always put on is a zippered sweatshirt/jacket of any kind, or leg warmers on her arms, so today she wore some combination of those things, changing throughout the day as she pleased. milagrobeancat(at) yahoo(dot)com

Liz | 6:36 PM

Where: home
Wear: gnarly old jeans, gnarly old J.Crew cotton sweater, slippers

I need that gift card! Everything I own is gnarly, and not in the Sean-Penn-as-Jeff-Piccoli way!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Photography by Melissa | 9:01 AM

Seeing such cute clothes is motivating me to finally get myself dressed. With a brand new baby, I find my daily wardrobe seems to be pj's.


Kiki | 5:37 AM

Today will be black slacks, flats, and a cute gray ruffled sweater!

A Mama's Peaks | 9:05 AM

Where: Home. Nap time. AKA: mom's moment to read and write and listen to NPR.

Me: yoga pants and black tee

Baby girl: spaceship pj's

amy | 9:06 AM

Maternity skinnies, sweater and down coat for a cold day cladventure in Seattle with my 2.5 year old. amy.rogers(at)mac.com

hannah | 2:20 PM

Ugh. It's major cleaning day here: so it's a long sleeved race t-shirt and black sweats. The kiddos are in jammies as that is all my 2 year old will wear at nap time. (and sleepers are the easiest with a 3 month old.)

jessicaj75@aol.com | 3:26 PM

to the gym- old navy sweats and a tank from rainbow. bra plus sports bra because i have giant tatas!

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