Monday, April 8, 2019


It's Monday and it's raining -- so of course I can't help thinking of that song, "Rainy Days and Mondays," by The Carpenters. I was actually introduced to this song via The X-Files. I have discovered so many great songs, new and old, from television and movies. I even have a whole playlist of 70s hits on Amazon Music that was inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy.

Where do you find sources of great music? Leave a comment and let me know.

Outfit Details

DressShoshanna Monticello Sleeveless Floral Lace Dress

Today I'm in a Shoshanna sheath dress featuring vibrant blue hues and a high neck. I think this combination really works with my coloring and frame.

ShoesLoeffler Randall Piper Wedge Scallop Sandals

I couldn't decide on a shoe for today's outfit, but I think these wedges actually enhance the colors in the floral lace pattern. The shoes don't match exactly, but that's fine; you don't want to get too matchy-matchy with accessories anyway (although I am guilty of doing that on a regular basis).

Pop Culture Update

It's been awhile since I updated my readers, all twelve of you, on what I'm reading and watching these days. Here's a quick rundown:

This past weekend, my mom and I went to see Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta. What a fun show. From the costumes to the music to the performances, I enjoyed every minute. I highly recommend you see it if it's coming to your town.

On Netflix, Chapin and I just finished Russian Doll. I think I enjoyed the show more than Chapin, but I love anything with time travel, and a day repeating over and over definitely has that sci-fi element. I would describe the show as a modern Groundhog Day with a morbid twist. Verdict: Recommend!

I just finished two amazing books that I definitely think you should pick up:

The Beekeeper's Promise by Fiona Valpy: I don't normally like historical fiction, but this novel weaves between two women, one in World War II-era France and one in modern day France, and just pulls you in. You may cry, but I promise you'll love the story.

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal: I actually met the author, who lives in Atlanta, at a signing back in February. If you like Pride and Prejudice, you will love this modern retelling set in Pakistan.

Oh, and the reason I'm always reading two books at once: I read one on my Kindle while I'm on the elliptical and one in hardback before I go to sleep at night. It's my way of unplugging.