Sunday, January 19, 2014

Reading in Style

Dress: Modcloth
Sweater: Forever 21
Belt: Forever 21
Gloves & Tights: unlabeled Christmas gifts :) 
Oxfords: DSW

This past week was a bit more hectic than I had anticipated, but it is nice to be back to school and work. When on vacation I always loose a small bit of my sense of purpose. Luckily everything is back to normal! 

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me"
- C.S. Lewis

With the weather so cold lately it has got me thinking about how much I love to sit inside under a warm blanket with a cup of green tea in one hand and a novel in the other. I am sure I have mentioned this before, but I love to read. I love it so much that I even log all the books I had read and go over the list every once in a while and reminisce about all the lovely books I have read. Sometimes I even decide to reread one of my favorites. 

When I was younger, most of my class mates would complain about reading assignments in literature class, which made me feel like an outcast, I loved getting new reading assignments. Some of the books I was forced to read through school even ended up on my favorites list. Since all my friends would rather go out and doing something it made me feel like I did not belong. I preferred to stay in and get lost in the words of another decade or another world, something I didn't think other people understood, least of all my friends.

One day I ran across a novel that I absolutely fell in love with. You might have heard of this book because it was made into a Hollywood motion picture, which in my opinion was quite terrible compared to the book. The book that opened my eyes was The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillippa Gregory. This novel, which I have now read about five times, taught me that I love reading more than anything and it does not matter if none of my friends do either. Why should I base what I want to do in my free time on friend's opinions? I shouldn't. 

Ever since reading The Other Boleyn Girl my enthusiasm for books has grown to a whole new level. If you like to read as I do then you know how awesome it is to go to a book store. I honestly could stay in any given book store for at least two hours. Sure one might say I seem a bit obsessed, but I believe that would be confusing obsession with dedication. Reading expands the mind and opens ones imagination, how could anyone not enjoy that?

If you are not a natural reader this might be a bit difficult to explain, but I shall try. When reading a good book it is like watching an amazing movie. Except it is longer and you can start and stop whenever you choose. Also, you get to cast the characters in your mind and be the stylist too! I am always slightly disappointed when I have read a book that is made into a movie and they do not wear the clothes I had put them in while reading. But back to why I love reading, It is a chance of escape from the real world into, most of the time, a better and more exciting one. You get a different point of view what is like to be someone else, which makes you realize that every random person you see on the street has their own story, their own experiences and their own life. 

I would like to end this post by encouraging you guys to pick a book on any subject that you are interested in and give it a try! If you are an avid reader, do you have any good book suggestions? I am always looking for new ones! 

Have a great week everyone,


Unknown said...

That top is so cool and your hair is gorgeous. I SO enjoy those tights on you. Purple tights are almost my favorites and they look spectacular on your gorgeous legs! Wow!!! Loved every shot of them. Thanks so much for those. Made my night so wonderful :)

Britney @ Scout and Company said...

EEEP! Love your tights! This outfit is super! Also, reading man! This post made me realise I've not read in forever!! SO BAD

Unknown said...

I love the purple tights paired with the blue and black outfit. Great contrasting color. Cute outfit

taaltaal said...

Dear Kaylee,

This is a comment from your biggest fan in Holland, Europe. I've been following your blog for over a year now and I must say you keep outclassing yourself with every new post! I love your vintage fashion style, it really reflects who you are! As for reading, I can highly recommend "The little Prince" by Antoine de St. Exupéry. I'm sure you will love that novel (for more info go to Keep up the good work! Love, Rik

Emory Ann Kurysh said...

Those shoes are to die for!! My goodness, I think that I am in love. I think that almost everyone has at least one favourite book. I know that mine is 'Going Solo' by Roald Dahl. Although I generally don't like anything to do with war, the way he writes is so unique and British and interesting, and best of all, true! I highly suggest it. :-)))


Marlen said...

i love how this outfit is feminine and has a vintage feel to it, but it's got a bit of edge to it what with the studs and dark or electric colors. it's a fun mix! and i personally love reading too- i try to read a chapter or two a night, no matter how sleepy I am. What about The Other Boyelin girl made you fall in love with it so much? I never read it but I had seen the movie- it was really lovely!

xo marlen
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