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Best of the Looks, Best of the Books 8/30/13

2013 August 30

Happy almost Labor Day Weekend everyone!! Though it marks the unofficial end of summer, I am looking forward to a long weekend to relax, go to the movies, and chill with friends. What are you up to this weekend?

 

Best of the Looks:

I recently discovered Holly’s blog, Holly Dolly, and I really dig her casual, slightly quirky style, like this combo of Converse and Chanel.

I’ve been on the prowl for a good leather tote, and ASOS has a really great affordable option.

Oh hello, gorgeous Valentino dress. You cost as much as a used car, but you’re so pretty.

I love this pretty blue nail polish.

J. Crew Factory has the basic black a-line skirt I’ve been searching high and low for–and it’s only $40 right now!

Speaking of skirts, here’s a great round-up of “modest” (aka knee length) skirts.

Best of the Books:    

I found these 9 tips to increase productivity very helpful.

Some moving confessions of a book shop keeper.

A fascinating analysis of the psychology of the infamous “to-read” pile.

Do we have new J.D. Salinger books to look forward to? If the rumors are true, yes!

We lost some great writers this week. Here’s Elmore Leonard’s iconic 10 rules for writing, and a beautiful poem by Seamus Heaney. They will both be missed.

 

2 Responses Post a comment
  1. Kelli permalink
    August 30, 2013

    I have that Jcrew skirt in grey and I HIGHLY recommend it. I got it up in Maine at the outlets last fall and it has become one of my favorite go-to pieces in my closet.
    Happy weekend!

    • Jill permalink
      September 2, 2013

      Thanks for the tip Kelli! Your comment tipped me over the edge and I just ordered it in black. :)

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