dress & cardigan: Forever 21 | sunglasses: Urban Boundaries | belt: vintage | tights: Target | shoes: Charlotte Russe
See what happens when I get engrossed in a book - or in this case, a series? I take an accidental blogging break. Once I read the premise of the Hunger Games, and heard the opinions of people I trust, I knew I was going to love it. So I picked it up, and you know the rest: I finished it quickly and went to go see the movie! I'm actually not done with the series yet, but the books are pretty quick reads - so even with my busy schedule, it's only going to be a matter of days.
I have so enjoyed devouring books lately. Reading is something I have loved dearly since I was very young, due in part to the fact that my parents did a month-long experiment in my formative years in which we watched absolutely no TV/movies and were forbidden from using the computer. But somewhere along the way, reading became associated with school, assignments, and exams. I wanted to read for enjoyment, but there were always other things I had to be doing. Now that I've graduated (almost a year ago - eek!) it's so wonderful to be able to pick up the reading habit again. I think I'm going to end up with quite a sizeable reading list - handy, because the library is a two-minute walk from my house!
Does anyone have any book recommendations?
I'm starting to grow antsy with my wardrobe again. It's not that I feel that I need new things...actually, in a way, it's the opposite. When I start buying too many new things from places like Forever 21, I feel like I have to balance it out by getting some "new" vintage pieces. As if my wardrobe had some sort of equilibrium that must be maintained...when what I really need to do, before anything else, is get rid of the pieces I don't wear!
But knowing me, I probably won't let that stop me from scouring for some new vintage when I head to Chicago for the day on Saturday. Chris and I are going to see Andrew Bird and I can't wait! I feel like this trip kind of snuck up on me...it's not a long trip by any stretch, so there shouldn't be a lot of planning to do, but I'd still like to make a list of places to be sure to visit.
Well, I do hope everyone's week has gotten off to a great start! It's a bit rainy and slow up here, but I have memories of a great weekend to look back on, at least - a weekend full of birthday celebrations (my mom's and my friend Meghan's), cherry wheat beer, babysitting (and intense games of "dinosaurs!"), old friends, new resolutions (I'm working out again!) and, of course, reading. I couldn't possibly complain.