Friday, November 19, 2010

Days 8, 9, and 10 (30 for 30 Remix Challenge)

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! Guess what? I have, at the moment, a blessedly plan-free weekend.  Well, okay, I do have some vague notions about needing to take the kids in to get haircuts, and I also need to do some grocery shopping, but other than that, I'm looking forward to not-too-much-going-on.

It's like the calm before the storm.  The holiday storm, that is.  *shudders*

Many of you may not know this about me, but I love reading. Books, more so than clothing (gasp!) are my first and greatest love (well, after the husband and children, of course).  I'm an avid, constant, and even compulsive reader.  I was an English major as an undergrad, just because I really wanted to read the books.  I tend to spend absurd amounts of money in bookstores (you think I'm bad in Anthropologie) and when I can't get to the bookstore or library, I frequently re-read books I own and have already read about a million times.  The other day, while browsing my bookshelves (sometimes I like to do that, just to look at my books and reminisce over them), I spotted this one, which my DH had found for me, a few months back, at a used bookshop in downtown San Diego:

I thought it was very appropriate to the occasion.  ^_-

Day 8: Theory "Stay" Tee, Hellebore Sweater Skirt, LAMB Tippy Flats, Nordstrom Long Strand Pearl Station Necklace, Flower Pin



Have you ever read, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford?

What??  You haven't??? 

You need to read them.  I mean, eccentric British gentry, girls and women who are sassy, smart, and well-dressed, humor, romance, and World War II from the home front? What more do you want? 

Sheesh. 
(Not directed at those of you who have read this/these book(s), of course.)

 Day 10: Gap Herringbone Tweed Band Blazer, Burberry Button-up, Joe's Ponte Knit Leggings, Apepazza Martin Boot, Oh Hello Friend Pocket-Watch necklace


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25 comments:

  1. OKIREAAAALY love the third outfit on you, and maybe because I envision myself looking that equestrifreakingfabulous! The Striped and Peppered skirt gives you a tiny waist and, oh, the Bianka blouse...its like your favorite song on repeat, don't you think?

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  2. Ok first, I too am a voracious reader and that first book looks an ideal Christmas present for my friend. It's £8.99 on Amazon. THANK YOU!

    Second, I love your equestrian looking Day 10 outfit and your Peppered skirt (do you dry clean it? I'd quite like it if it ever goes on sale but I never dry clean anything...)

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  3. I also love to read! I'm currently on the 5th book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I haven't read the books by Nancy Mitford but they are now on my *must read* list. :)

    I absolutely adore your third look...fabulous! :)

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  4. I love reading too. I used to read a lot and to return to this hobby I should go on diet...diet without Internet :)
    I really like this second outfit,the red blouse and this fantastic skirt. And this tweed blazer is amazing. I want something like this :)
    Have a great weekend.

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  5. Woohoo! Work that GAP band blazer. You're inspired me, I need to dig mine back out for some more fun! I love all of your outfits, but the skirt in Number 1 fits you to a T. Love it.

    I used to love reading, but I just don't have the time to do it anymore! Isn't that awful? And to make matters even worse, I'll occasionally be out somewhere and randomly buy a book ONLY to discover that I've not only read it before, but I actually already OWN it. I've done that more times than I want to admit, heheeheh. :(

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  6. Day 10's outfit is the best! The blazer and the boots really work well together. You look so equestrian chic!

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  7. I love reading too, but lately all i've been reading are blogs and fash mags. Oh dear! My vocab is full of style words atm. hehee I will have to read Nancy Mitford one day. I love Jane Austen and period novels, so i'm guessing it's something along those lines..
    Love you in the peppered and striped skirt! Too cute.

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  8. I love your 10th day outfit. It reminds me of Betty from Mad Men ;)

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  9. I love your last outfit. It's so Burberry!

    I love reading, but alas, most of my reading choices tend NOT to be classics but more thrillers or who done it's. None the less, my love of reading started in second grade and has continued ever since.

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  10. I also love the last outfit - perfection in layering!

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  11. I'm a reader too, and I've never read anything by Nancy Mitford. Please don't judge :) What about Love in the Time of Cholera? Now, that's a good book!

    Anyway, let's go horseback riding because that third outfit is dynamite. I LOVE that Gap blazer. Is it still available in stores? And, as always, I love your selection of boots :)

    Lisa
    www.sweetlaundry.blogspot.com

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  12. All three looks are just divine. I can't pick my favorite. Enjoy your "plan-free" weekend.

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  13. I am loving your day 10. I love boots and blazers. Great remix!

    I get so engrossed in a book that i ignore the rest of my life...so I have taken a bit of a break... but really interested in those books you mentioned!

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  14. Oh my goodness, you are SO cute in all these outfits, but the third one is especially fantastic! And I hear you on the books-- I am a reading fanatic :)

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  15. Oh I'm so jealous of your Gap herringbone blazer! They were out of my size and I missed out on it.

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  16. I love all of them, but especially the last one. It looks so comfortable. I haven't read any Mitford, which probably makes me pretty awful considering I was also an English Lit major and spent four years at a bookstore with some of the most well-read people you could ever meet. Added to the list.

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  17. I just love you in your blazers because I totally think you have the body for them. So jealous! Also...so jealous of your pepper and striped skirt. :) You just look so lovely!

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  18. You are rocking that blazer and I love the Bianka blouse in the raspberry color with that skirt! Too cute! You're doing a great job on shopping your closet!!

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  19. I love reading too, but I'm picky, picky about what it is I want to read - in fact I'm thinking of skipping out on November book club because the book the hostess chose sounds incredibly stupdid (and I sound incredibly mean saying that...)

    Anywho - ADORE the Hellebore sweater skirt on you - it's just so pretty! What a sweet necklace from Oh Hello Friend too - love it! You are rockin' the remix challenge.

    P.S. - Kathryn - are you here? I had a Spinning Lace Dress emergency. As in all the 0's were sold out online and CS only had one store that might possibly have it. CODE RED!!! I had no choice but to order it. And I'm confessing to you because I know you'll absolve me...

    P.P.S - Carol - have you read Sarah's Key?

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  20. I love the watch necklace. I may have to get one. I may try those books. I love to read and they sound good. Are they similar to Pride and Prejudice types?

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  21. i love the last look on you!! a nice blazer, button down shirt, and boots give you such a chic equestrian look. and thank you for the book recommendations! i'm always looking for new good reads too!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  22. I love both the first and third outfits here. You are doing so well in the challenge.
    The Auspicious Life

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  23. You guys are KILLING me with your Oh, Hello Friend necklaces and boots and pretty things. Can I raid your closets?
    And I know you were talking about books but have you seen North and South? I plan on reading the book soon but I am OBSESSED with the miniseries. So good.

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  24. Love this look...the blazer looks lovely on you!

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  25. Day 10 outfit is a winner! You look so chic...& English!

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