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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 10/28/11

2011 October 28

It seems like I haven’t done one of these Friday posts in a long, long time. I do enjoy putting them together, but truth is, they take a bit of time, and on Fridays I am usually scrambling about, finishing up the week’s work so I can properly enjoy the weekend. And this upcoming weekend is one I intend to enjoy immensely, despite all the dire warnings of winter weather. My good friend Kim has just returned from Taiwan, where she’s been researching a book she’s writing for the past year. She is staying with Joe and I this weekend, and I’m sure there will be many good times enjoyed by all. Additionally, and unrelated, I am going to see Jeff Mangum, the famously reclusive lead singer of Neutral Milk Hotel, in concert on Saturday night–I’m looking forward to this show more than I’ve looked forward to a show for a long while.

What are you all up to this weekend? Are you dressing up for Halloween?

Best of the Looks:

I already have a wedding dress, but this one from the Jenny Packham’s new collection actually made me say “Goddamn” out loud when I saw it. Maybe I can have two dresses? Dream big….

A tiny bookcase necklace spotted on Bookshelf Porn.

There’s officially no avoiding it now–it’s sweater season. I like this heather grey one from Madewell.

I’m stealing Christine from My Style Pill’s three little buns hairstyle. So cute.


Best of the Books:

A thought-provoking piece on our disappearing handwriting at More Intelligent Life.


The Carolina Quarterly is publishing three of Joe’s brilliant poems. Check them out online here.

An interesting interview with Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story, about technology and our social skills.

The NY Times profiles Haruki Murakami.

A gallery of Sylvia Plath’s drawings (she would have turned 79 yesterday).

Literary jack-o-lanterns!

2 Responses Post a comment
  1. Amy G permalink
    October 28, 2011

    Congrats on finding your dress! That wedding look in the pic is divine. I adore Jenny Packham and almost bought one of her dresses myself. Maybe for a vow renewal. 😉

  2. Jeanne permalink
    October 31, 2011

    That Jenny Packham dress is stunning. It makes me think of all the gorgeous gowns on Downton Abbey.

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