What I’m Listening to: These Boots are Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra
Aaaand just like that it’s summer. Maybe not according to the stars or the calendar but if you ask me 78 degrees is at least 10 degrees over the spring standard. Anyway, it was the perfect temperature to go downtown (and wear this adorable new top from one of my favorite brands, Reformation).
(Ps. Fun fact: The bowls and the beads were both imported from Greece)
What I’m Listening to: Down by Marian Hill
Happy Easter! The mini-sister had a good time, though apparently I’m not allowed to buy candy for her Easter egg hunt unsupervised again (157 eggs is apparently overkill for one child). What’s not overkill however is the gourgeous pattern of this dress, I love when contrary seeming colors mesh so well. The brooches add just the right amount of sparkle for a holiday dress.
In the spirit of Easter, we must be reminded of the words of Mark 16:5-7:
As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”
– Mark 16:5-7 NIV
It can be easy not to notice all of the prophecies that Jesus foretold and then fulfilled simply within the Gospels. Of course the most important is that He would die, and then on the third day, rise again. There is no miracle greater than that. If He can keep that promise to us, He can keep all of His promises; to take care of us and guide us, just as He told us He would. Rejoice, He is risen, He is our faithful Shepard, and we are forgiven!
Peace and chocolate eggs,
What I’m Listening To: Just Let Me Cry by Lesley Gore
I know what you’re thinking, so yes, the title is a pun. I went to the Capital Hotel here in the state capital to have brunch (I’ll give you a minute to allow my mastery of both the English language and puns sink in). It was amazing, I got the biscuits and gravy which were delicious. (And aren’t those tiny jam jars the cutest?) Anyway, it’s also abruptly turned rather summer-ish, so time to stop pretending the 50 degree lows were cold enough to warrant a wool coat I suppose. Instead, I’m breaking out the sandals, jean shorts and summer tops early this year because I enjoy tempting the weather to smite me for my hubris. (It’s supposed to be back in the 50s by Wednesday.) C’est la guerre!
What I’m Listening to: Naive by The Kooks
Happy Valentine’s Day! Someone once told me you shouldn’t wear themed clothing for holidays, but as anyone who’s read my blog before knows, I clearly didn’t listen to them. It’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m wearing pink, red, bows, ruffles, sequins, and flounces, all in one fluffy frock (this dress legit has it all). Of course, I can’t totally abandon my grunge roots, so I accessorized with my Dr. Marten’s Mary Janes.
Peace (and PSAs against those candy hearts),
What I’m listening to: Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
Well, the game is over and wow. When I started drafting this post in the middle of the second quarter it read very differently. Now I can say it was a game to remember; especially since it set several records for not only the Pats, but also for the League. Amazing game aside, the first half had me picking out a bookshelf for my bedroom instead of having to focus on that pre-halftime score. For months I’ve been swearing I’m going to buy a bookshelf so I can move my books out of stacks on my floor (I know, I know, so 2005) but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I pretty much knew what I wanted so my requirements were pretty straightforward.
1. Large enough to hold all my books but narrow enough to fit between the side of my bed and the wall.
2. Have adjustable shelves so I can fit everything from paperbacks to vinyl records.
3. Be (reasonably) inexpensive.
With these three criteria in mind I started searching online. Wayfair (HGTVs favorite brand) had some bookshelves, but most (save one) were either too small or impractical/unattractive. Same deal on Amazon. Thwarted thus far I turned to Ikea and after navigating the world’s largest website menu I finally managed to find what I was looking for. I narrowed it down to three (plus the aforementioned Wayfair shelf).Once I got it down to the semi-finals it was time for my decision maker: which one would fulfill my number one requirement? As it turns out, the black bookcase is higher than my ceiling, so that was out. The low cream-colored one was an awkward height and the more I thought about it the more I realized I don’t actually want a blue bookshelf. As such, I now have flat-pack furniture being delivered to my house so that I may embark on an even more harrowing adventure: putting it together. Join me next time for more sketchy sports commentary (this is 100% an empty threat) and me putting a bookshelf together backwards (definitely a real threat).
Links to the above bookshelves can be found here, here, here and of course here.
What I’m Listening To: Read My Mind by The Killers
Welcome to Mini-Post Monday, where I feature a quick rundown of an outfit plus a great quote from a book I’m currently loving. This week I’m sharing a quote from Time Regained, the final volume of Marcel Proust’s seven volume saga Remembrance of Things Past. I’m also loving flowy 1970’s inspired dresses right now, they’re just the right blend of style and comfort. This one has a such a fun print! “Every reader, as he reads, is actually the reader of himself. The writer’s work is only a kind of optical instrument he provides the reader so he can discern what he might never have seen in himself without this book. The reader’s recognition in himself of what the book says is the proof of the book’s truth.”
― Marcel Proust, Time Regained