DJ/Radio Producer-turned-Lawyer attempts to dress like a grown-up. Sometimes I comically fail. And I occasionally post fun stuff, like music videos, book-club reviews, or photos of beauty or oddity.
FYI: I was doing this entire blog from my Android phone, snatching moments out of my busy life for quick photos. But I hate auto-correct with a purple passion, so now I'm using the computer for most of the work. I am still using my phone for the photos, though. My photo sizes may be erratic, and the quality isn't stellar. I am not a professional blogger, and do not have time for lots of scenic poses with a great camera. I don't even own a great camera! However, I DO appreciate your continued feedback, even in the absence of photographic artistry.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Book Club Night

I presented five books to choose from at the last book club meeting, and the members chose:

 

I, of course, already read all the books I presented, so I could give a quick description and note any "sensitive subjects" that might bother some of the ladies. And I checked the library system website to see how many copies are available for check-out. Check out Amazon for decent descriptions/reviews. There's also a movie, which I have not seen.

The way this book club works is that whoever presents the book to choose from at one meeting "hosts" the next one. Since I live a good 30-45 minutes from the rest of the members, I co-hosted the meeting at someone else's house this Thursday. While others contributed some food and drink items, I covered the bulk of the entrees. Since the book is about a Bengali woman living in London, I went with a "South Asian" theme. I brought "safer" Indian food dishes. I didn't make them-- they are packaged entrees I put into my own containers. Yep, *evil giggle* I totally faked the ability to cook!

I also went with my theme in my outfit for the day. Of course, I was so busy that I only got a mirror shot pretty late:

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The (male) prosecutor in court this morning remarked on my "fabulous earrings":

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And my scarf got several compliments at the book club meeting... they were surprised that it is actually cotton (I'm allergic to "real" pashmina):

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Color-coordinated to my toes:

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I forgot to get a photo of my Wednesday outfit after I got home from my Junior League meeting. Busy week!

Most of the time, I don't fret too much over my allergies to all animal fibers. Then I see something fabulous, and get really, really ticked that I can't have one for myself. Like Gretchen's amazzzing boiled wool jacket:

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I also envy her ability to wear mustard next to her face... that color looks awful on me *sigh*. I love the mustard and teal combination, and will try to figure out a flattering, non-itchy way to do this for myself!

I have no idea about the sources of her outfit, but here's mine:

Sweater: Old Navy
Scarf: random store in Paris, France
Earrings: World Market
Pants: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Bass

16 comments:

  1. Very pretty earrings and scarf. You look great with your hair pulled back, too.

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  2. The prosecutor was right; those earrings are terrific. And the scarf is beautiful. You really look lovely in that picture.

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  3. Now I have never read brick lane but I did see the film just before christmas, its really good.
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  4. lol i was waiting on someone to make the bath salts drug comment! ;)

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  5. Responding to your comment ... dear friend luckily perfection does not exist!!...
    Nice outfit!!! beautiful earrings and scarf!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear!

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  6. Those earrings are so gorgeous with that scarf. Looks like they were made for each other! And even your toe shot with the shoe details so great with that scarf.

    I'm not sure if I'm allergic to wool but it sure makes me itch like crazy.

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  8. I love that you dressed to match the book choice! The scarf is beaaautiful.

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  9. A book club sounds like so much fun. I'm an avid reader, and often wish I had someone to discuss book with. That scarf and earrings together are absolutely fabulous, pretty lady!

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  10. I also love book clubs...wish I had time for one right now! Your hair, the scarf, the colors all look wonderful!! Great looks! Have fun...I hope you enjoy the read!

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  11. I agree with the prosecutor too - those are some gorgeous earrings! And scarf too. Thanks for sharing the beauty with Visible Monday.

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  12. BEautiful scarf and earrings. The colors are smashing on you.
    I cannot wear boiled wool due to allergies, but I sure do like the look of it.

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  13. Thats a great idea to take a few books to bookclub for them to chose from - I might have to mention that to my group at our next meet up! If we read a book and theres a movie about it we usually have a movie night as well which is fun. This week we're watching Chocolat and each bringing a chocolate dish to share, will be fun :)
    Love the scarf, I use to wear one to my book club meet ups too think I felt it made me look artsy or something!

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  14. Those are indeed amazing earrings and I love the scarf! ;)

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  15. What good ideas. You look very pretty in theme-wear!

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