• Book Reviews,  Fashion

    The Portable Veblen | BBRBF Book Club Outfit

    Welcome to the second installment of the BBRBF Book Club! If you missed our first read, click here, and be sure to check Sara Lily’s and Noelle’s blogs for their reviews! If you want to join us, next month we’ll be reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This book review was difficult. Not because I didn’t like the book, but because I nearly didn’t get the book. When Sara first suggested The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie, I did what I always do and checked my local library to see whether the current holds on it were crazy, or if I could get it right away. When I checked,…

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    Me Before You | Book Review + Inspired Outfit

    It’s only fitting that I start off this month’s book reviews with a romance. And if you want a romance that will throw you into conflict and probably break your heart, then Me Before You is something you should read. The synopsis (via the back of the book): “Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living and exceedingly ordinary life — steady boyfriend, close family — who has hardly been farther afield than her tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life — big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel…

  • Book Reviews,  Fashion

    Landline | Book Review + Inspired Outfit

    Well, I didn’t do my 4 books this month, but I DID get three checked off my list! Landline¬† by Rainbow Rowell was, again, sent to me by Sara Lily (who is basically fueling my book list right now, ha!) and it has been my favorite so far. But before I get into the review, of course, here is the synopsis (via the back of the book): “Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble. That it’s been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply – but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside…

  • Book Reviews,  Fashion

    Where’d You Go, Bernadette? | Book Review + Inspired Outfit

    And we’re here for another book review! I must confess, I haven’t read 4 books yet this month as I’d hoped, but I’m on my way to finishing the 3rd one, so that’s not too bad! I created a book list page and will link to each review + outfit when I’m done reading all the books. As you can see, I still have a lot of room on my list. So if you have a favorite book (no series/trilogies, please!) let me know! (I also haven’t added all the books I want to read, but I’ll get there!) I particularly enjoy fiction, romance, and fairytales. This week’s book is,…

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    Inspired outfit/Book Review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy

    I grabbed this book at a garage sale because 1. I liked the cover, 2. I’m looking for new books to read and can’t get to the library often, and 3. I very quickly skimmed the first few sentences of the summary and it sounded interesting. I started reading it that night, and was immediately struck by how very similar to Jane Eyre it was, which confused me for a second as the part of the summary I’d read didn’t mention it being a retelling. So I scanned the back again, and there at the top as a review for the book was the statement: “In The Flight of Gemma…