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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 3/2/12

2012 March 2
by Jill

I’m home sick with a sore throat today, so I’ll soon be putting away the computer and catching up on Friday Night Lights and cuddling with Chief. What do you like to do when you’re home sick?

Best of the Looks:

I love Milkteeths’ simple vintage floral shift. 

I’m currently obsessed with the Gibson tuck. Uber Chic for Cheap has a cute twist on it! 


The perfect glasses case from Rebecca Minkoff. 

It’s getting to be trench coat weather again, and I dig the drama of this Kate Spade version. 

Annie links us to a list of YA-inspired fashion. Just my cup of tea!

Best of the Books:

10 Novels that will sharpen your mind. How many have you read? (I’ve read 4 of them!)

NYC guerilla library! 

Love love love these classic WPA posters endorsing reading. 

Writing as a career vs. writing as an art–does it matter? 


Happy weekend everyone!


3 Responses Post a comment
  1. March 2, 2012

    Oh my lord, I need a WPA poster! And a flowery dress. (This gray March is not working for me.) Awesome links!

  2. March 3, 2012

    I’ve read six of the ten on that list.

  3. Raquel permalink
    March 4, 2012

    I found the New York Review article particularly interesting. Best quote: “One of the problems of seeing creative writing as a career is that careers are things you go on with till retirement. The fact that creativity may not be co-extensive with one’s whole working life is not admitted.” TRUTH. I think if I had to write fiction full-time I’d be so intimidated I’d lose my mind. I know some people do it, but more people don’t, or can’t, and thus teach or do other things.

    I work as a writer–however, this article focuses only on creative writing/fiction/literature as a career. But I write nonfiction, mostly for others who pay me to do something they cannot do well themselves, and happily now consider myself a career writer. I wonder what the author of this article would make of people who actually write for a living without the aim of creating fine literature for the canon. It would be interesting to see him write about that. But that might be too gauche for the New York Review.

    Unrelated: I ADORE the WPA posters! :)

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