Happy Monday! Gosh, these summer days are going by swiftly. I really don't mind, especially since we've been experiencing relatively chilly temps lately. How was your weekend? I started it off with a trip to The Bookhouse, picking up Spook by Mary Roach and The Clocks by Agatha Christie to add to my to-read queue. Then when I got home on Friday, I found this waiting for me at my doorstep:
Apart from cozy food mysteries, I fell in deep sucker-itude for the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness. I remember picking up the first book a couple years on my trip to Alaska, and never you mind how cheesy and melodramatic it was, I devoured it all. I surprised myself by pre-ordering this last book of the series despite my incessant eye-rolling at the second book which involved the vampire+witch main characters traveling back to Elizabethan Europe. Yeah, you'd think I'd be all over that. In fact, that's when I wanted to gouge my eyes out from the rolling. But yes, despite all that, I got the last book for... closure. And because sometimes I really just want to read brain candy.
Saturday was spent reading and writing letters as well as catching up on comics and blogs. My very dear friend M sent me the most beautiful card above, encapsulating our lovely friendship. Tiny Donuts, indeed. I find myself feeling a bit glum lately, especially because I miss having M around to bother for impromptu pastry/tea/lunch runs or for movie dates or game night. But I'm hoping we get to travel to visit her and her husband soon!
A new addition to my closet is this butter yellow high-low sweater that I got on sale at Urban Outfitters. It's really surprising how work-appropriate the sweater is, given it's from UO. I thought I'd profesh it up by pairing it with this faux leather hemmed skirt that I found at Marshall's a few months ago. Some faux leather booties to bring it all together, and voila, I'm "business casual," yes?
yellow sweater: Urban Outfitters
booties: Steve Madden
necklace: gifted, Forever 21