Because I am always culling my closet, for the fear that I might slip back into my hoarding ways, stuff like this Hello Kitty top is making its way into the blog again after not being worn in... seven months? I've definitely worn it more than that, just more so as a bedtime shirt than anything because it is comfy as a warm biscuit. After seeing these photos, I've decided to relegate this tee back to "bedtime top" status, so no one else can know about my big head Hello Kitty love.
What else have I been currently loving? Books. Granted, I always love books, but now especially, I am never without one in tow. I just finished reading these two lately and cannot seem to quell my fiction thirst. The Poisonwood Bible has been on my to-read list for a few years now, but I only managed to pick it up a few weeks ago on our roadtrip to Urbana. It's a heavy and satisfying book-- a lot more work than one who picks it up thinking it would be a light summer read would expect. But I read ceaselessly, unraveling mysteries encased in recurring images, Biblical metaphors, and Lingala.
The Painted Girls was a very quick read for me, very much like brain candy. I was surprised that I got into it very quickly, but it could be because I was taking ballet when I started reading it. I don't usually pick up historical fiction very often, because most of the time, authors take too much liberty with the "real" characters, which doesn't sit well with my academic training. So I was pleased that Buchanan's work wasn't too scandalous or unbelievable.
What have you been reading?
Hello Kitty top: Forever 21
skirt: Banana Republic
necklace: gifted, Forever 21