Blogging Besties: Comfort Zone

The 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 Maricel @ My Closet Catelogue and me, 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, Whitney wowed in a pencil skirt:

The prompts she gave me were “stretchy, form-fitting, teal, or outside of your comfort!”.

Whitney’s post got me thinking about my fashion comfort zone and how it has evolved over the years. I remember being leery of blush / peach, thinking that it would wash my fair coloring out. It was Whitney who inspired me to give blush a chance, with this post.

So, this peachy blush  is something that was once outside of my comfort zone, but now makes me feel oh-so-pretty.

Maricel, next week show us something olive, blush, gold, or just something that makes you want to sing “I Feel Pretty”.

Previous Editions of Blogging Besties

A Bibliophile’s Pile (22): Emeralds


The Emerald Atlas (The Books of Beginning #1)The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (audiobook / library / with kids)
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

All the comparisons to Narnia and Harry Potter probably set this book up for “failure” with me. By failure, I mean I only found it OK, but I didn’t love it. However, I’ll give it 4 stars for Jim Dale’s fantabulous narration, and because my kids loved it.

Emerald Green (Ruby Red, #3)Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier (audiobook / library)
My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

As with Sapphire Blue, I loved the time travel, secret society, mystery, and paranormal aspects, especially Xemerius. The romance is absolutely atrocious! Instalove, he treats her badly, blah, blah, blah.

HuntedHunted by Meagan Spooner (physical / ebook / library)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I *wanted* to love this. The idea and characters, especially Doe-Eyes, reminded me of my beloved Robin McKinley. Unfortunately, the execution left a lot to be desired. The setting is supposed to be Russian, but other than the names and the fairytale creatures mentioned, it could be anywhere. The Beauty and Beast relationship is straight up Stockholm Syndrome (this is a common complaint about BATB, but it’s even more pronounced here). And then there was this sentence about Beauty’s suitor, Solmir:
“Without Solmir, without the knowledge that she must keep her promise, that she must make him happy to repay him for all he’d done . . .” What?! Ugh.



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A book set in the wilderness – Hunted by Meagan Spooner