Blogging Besties: Something Sensible

Blogging Besties series is the brain child of Alex @ The Cheerful Closet and Whitney @ Whitney à la Mode. In 2015, the series expanded to include yours truly @ My Closet Catalogue and Selah @ A Bibliophile’s Style. It’s based on the idea of “take one, pass it on,” but we’re passing on an element from another blogger’s outfit. It’s a fun challenge that inspires us to be creative!
Last week, Maricel challenged me to wear something white, something oversized, or something sensible. I am nothing if not sensible, so for this week I styled one of the most sensible pieces I own–my interview dress.
Rather than the conservative way I usually style it for interviews (neutral blazer w/ matching wedges) I went for more “fun” this time since it was just a regular workday! I pulled out colors from the pattern and chose my accessories/completer piece in those colors–the pink of the cardigan, the navy of the necklace, and the maroon of the flats.




Dress: LOFT (similarsimilarsimilar)
Cardigan: J. Crew Factory (similarsimilarsimilar)
Necklace: Walmart (similarsimilarsimilar)
Watch: Francesca’s (similarsimilarsimilar)
Flats: Forever XXI (similarsimilarsimilar
Next week, Whitney can choose from the following: stripes, hot pink, or a statement necklace!



A Bibliophile’s Pile (40): Re-reading to the Rescue!


SunshineSunshine by Robin McKinley (audiobook / library / re-read)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gah, I love this book so much, it’s ridiculous! It gives me the same type of feels that I get from The Hunger Games series.


Jurassic Park (Jurassic Park, #1)Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (physical / own / re-read)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Always good. This time I’m reading because my 7th grader is reading for school, so we can discuss! I’m looking forward to seeing what parallels he draws between this and Frankenstein!


Endless NightEndless Night by Agatha Christie (physical / own / re-read)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can see why this was one of Agatha’s favorites of her own books. I can’t stand much, because spoilers. I definitely got some Rebecca vibes from the setting.


Much Ado About Anne (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #2)Much Ado About Anne by Heather Vogel Frederick (audiobook / library)
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

I still find all the negative talk about weight and looks disturbing. My own daughter is only 9, and thankfully hasn’t started speaking negatively about her body (or other people’s) yet. I don’t remember when those thoughts started in my own head, but I hate them, and I don’t enjoy books that perpetuate them. I’m sure the author is just trying to make the characters relatable, but it makes me sad.



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Endless Night by Agatha Christie




Endless Night by Agatha Christie