Friday, May 17, 2013
Twist and Shout
______I can't tell you how many times I go out in these darling little Jeffrey Campbell oxfords and get called out by people telling me how cute they are. If I ever die, it's not going to be because I went down the wrong creepy alleyway at the wrong time; it's going to be because some zealous literature fanatic wants my oxfords to be the final addition to her Gatsby shrine.
______Speaking of, have any of you seen The Great Gatsby yet? I was rather impressed by Leonardo DiCaprio's acting (and timeless good looks), the striking wardrobe choices, and the set design. It was visually pleasing, fer sure. The Valley of the Ashes was exactly on par with how I visualized it in the book--a soot-covered wasteland with that all-seeing, ominous T.J. Eckleberg sign looming in the distance. At first, the music was a little odd to me, but I suppose it parallels with the chaos and confusion that the roaring 1920s realm presented, the chaos kindled by alcohol and social statuses and the impossibility of reaching the American Dream. I'll stop trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about, because I totally don't, and spare you a review.
______Now that it's finally beginning to feel like summer, I've been able to do things I'm not usually able to do during college, such as reading for fun--and man, I totally forgot how splendid it is to read something of your own accord. However, I've been guilty of reaching for a pen and noting repeating elements and themes, along with underlining quotes that reverberate with me. My mom suggested I read an urban fantasy series by Karen Marie Moning (beginning with Darkfever), and I tore through the first two books of the series in just two days. I'm trying to savor them now. Trying.
______My favorite places to read have to be the papasan chair in my room, where I snuggle into my fur blanket like a royal burrito, or the swinging chairs outside, where the light sifts so whimsically through splotches of tree leaves. Read. Sip tea. Pee occasionally. Change reading positions. Repeat. It's a good cycle.
______My mom is probably going to get at me for typing the word "pee" on the Internet. And for learning that I've been scribbling in her novels.
______Oh, and hey, the most darling lady Katherine (from Of Corgis and Cocktails) featured me as her May style icon, so if you wanna learn more about how much of a dweeb I am, head on over!
Lace top: Charlotte Russe
Skirt: via Modcloth
Oxford heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Earrings: Lotus Botique