Madewell gridstitch sweater | medium
AG Tomboy cropped jeans | I’m wearing size 29, regular length at Anthropologie
James Perse button up tee | I’m wearing a size 2
Nike Free 5.0 sneakers | on sale at Zappos for $85 (size up 1/2 size)
Lizzie Fortunato necklace | sold out
Alexander Wang Rockie with matte black hardware (gift from Azalea) | use GRECHEN25 at Azalea for 25% off your first order – my bag is sold out at Azalea, but available at Alexander Wang
The rain here has put a damper on my plans to wear dresses since most of them skim the ground a bit, and there’s nothing I hate more than a soggy hem (on skirts/dress OR pants). Next week is supposed to be quite nice here though, so I’ll be sure to get in plenty of dress/skirt outfits then. Speaking of dresses, I just noticed that my Splendid long ribbed dress is back in stock at Shopbop in all sizes ($66). I have a medium and love it so much (last outfit here). It does stretch a little with wear, so you could size down if you’re in between sizes. If my ass isn’t covered in a dress, I ALWAYS wear a slip, so I can’t speak to the sheerness of it. I highly recommend this dress; it’s apparently exclusive to Shopbop and has sold out in the past, so if you’re interested, buy it!
On to today’s outfit. I got the Madewell sweater over the weekend in Austin because it was freezing, and I wasn’t well-equipped (imagine that!). Also, it was on sale + an extra 40% off (not sure why it’s not marked down online), so quite the bargain for a warm, comfortable sweater. I like it a lot, but wonder if I should have taken the small so it would be even more cropped and less big around the chest area. I wouldn’t have anyway, because I’m liking oversized right now, and it would have been more difficult to layer, but it’s just something to keep in mind if you’re looking at it. But please do notice that I’m not wearing ANY black. On my person anyway 😉
Just some random thoughts for Friday:
- I’m feeling very sad today – every night lately I’ve had dreams with Ozzie in them, and this morning’s was very “real” and I was in the middle of it as my alarm went off, so I was sad to wake up from it. Also, I’ve always thought that I would need to always have a dog in my life, but when I think about having another dog I get sad. I want Ozzie back. And then I feel bad and super-guilty because I’m also kind of enjoying the freedom that comes with first, not having to worry so much about his health and his feeling bad, and second, not having to be home to take him (a dog) out. Ugh. Today would be a good day to just curl up with my book and some tea and forget about everything else.
- Speaking of books – I’m reading some REALLY good ones right now (WITHIN: A spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss, which is brilliant, and The Secret History) and I thought every once in a while I could review one or two that I found particularly profound or meaningful. Would you be interested in that? I feel like books & reading is a huge part of my life that I don’t share here, and would maybe like to start. Are you reading anything good? Or even not so good that we should stay away from??
- What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Lately, mine is The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It kind of makes me homesick for the ATL, but I also LOVE those ladies. Except for Kenya. I mean really, always stirring shit up! It makes me laugh though, and forget about my own crap for a while. As does Sons of Anarchy. OMG. We’re just finishing up season 2 on Netflix and I am SO ADDICTED to that show. Are you watching anything good on Netflix right now?
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!!
The Secret History is a fantastic book. Donna Tartt outdid herself with The Goldfinch. If you like The Secret History, I think The Goldfinch is even more complex, dark, and compelling.
Guilty pleasures: Revenge and American Horror Story:Coven, Though I think Coven jumped the shark this week with having Stevie Nicks on.
And yeah, you haven’t reached the point where you’ve grieved enough to think about getting another dog. Give it some time.
Grechen Reiter says
i read the goldfinch first, actually, which is why now i’m reading the secret history! i love both books, but they are SO LONG, and now that i’m half through, i feel like i’m ready to be done. i would never quit reading it, but i’m ready to move on, i guess. even though i’m enjoying the book. it’s hard to explain! i haven’t had a lot of time to read lately, so i’m reading in 15-20 pages at a time, which doesn’t move very fast!! i guess that’s what’s got me in a hurry…i need a day like to today to just catch up.
love american horror story, although this season is a little lacking compared to the last two i think. i have missed a few episodes and don’t really miss it that much, sadly. i got tired of all the resurrections i think!!
yeah, i know i’m not ready to get another dog right now…just thoughts going through my head…strangely enough, it FEELS like he’s been gone much longer than he has, which is why it feels strange to me to still be grieving. weird.
thanks jen 🙂
jennifer t. says
I haven’t read anything good in a while, but was thinking of reading Gone Girl. The movie is coming out this year I believe. I have read mixed reviews on it..it’s deep and dark and I generally don’t read that type of book.
I love the show Justified. Timothy Olyphant is awesome in that.
It’s a process grieving. Some days are better than others and this gloomy, rainy weather doesn’t help. I lost my chihuahua 3 years ago and I still can’t bring myself to get another one. Everyone’s heart heals different.
Grechen Reiter says
I loved gone girl… Really loved it. Was dark and complex, but so good. I read all of her other books after that – liked them all equally. Maybe start with an older one? I don’t think they’re as dark as gone girl…
I’m always looking for good books. That said, I confess to being VERY picky, so I would try to keep my comments polite:).
Another good (but long!) book is The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. Don’t be turned off by the fact that she wrote Eat, Pray Love–it’s a fantastically detailed, epic historical novel about a woman scientist in the 19th century. Gilbert is an excellent writer, despite the bad rap from Eat, Pray Love 😉