Monday, January 6, 2014

Stay Golden, Ponyboy

Is it wrong to assume that almost everyone had to read The Outsiders at some point during their middle school or high school career? I read it in 7th grade and I loved it. We got to watch the movie then, too, but I think I liked the book better.





I realize that I never really talk about books here. I used to read a lot more before college and during the beginning of college. There was one summer where I read about 40 books! I don't read as much now, but that doesn't mean I don't still love it. There's nothing like an incredible book and that feeling of connection and meaning behind the words that someone else so thoughtfully and meticulously wrote. I find authors like Tolkien and J.K. Rowling especially fascinating. It takes a lot of imagination and thought to create such perfect and elaborate worlds! It really is extraordinary, and they are geniuses in my eyes. Though I have to admit...even though Lord of the Rings is my favorite movie, the books are very hard to get through.






I'm not sure if I ever mentioned it here, but my favorite book is The Time Traveler's Wife. It's the perfect combination of wit/humor, romance, sci-fi, and genuineness. The characters are so realistic and relatable. The point of view switches between the main female character and the main male character, which I love. I love hearing the story from two different points of view, especially two different genders. They made a movie starring Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana in 2009. The book is definitely better. Both of them make me cry, though! It's not all that hard to make me cry at Don't even get me started on The Notebook...





Speaking of books turned into movies...another one of my favorite books (as well as movies) is Jurassic Park. The book is a lot different than the movie, but it is so good. I highly recommend that you read it if you love the movie and dinosaurs in general. I like the way Crichton wrote. I can't even describe his style, but it's very unique. The Lost World was really good too!




Dress: H&M//Jacket: Forever 21//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: Mudd//
Some of my other favorites are 1984, The Giver, The Lovely Bones, the Hunger Games series, and The Picture of Dorian Gray. I also loved the book Room by Emma Donoghue. It's a newish one (it came out in 2010), and it's told from the viewpoint of a little boy who lives with his mother who is kept locked in a room by an abductor. It's really intriguing and I love the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the little boy. There are still so many more books that I want to read. I have a bunch that I've bought and still haven't read. There are many books that I'd like to re-read as well. I'm hoping to start to get back into it more this year.





Speaking of the new year, this is what I wore for New Year's Eve and these last few pictures are of the last sunset of 2013. I had this outfit planned ever since I got this sequined jacket a couple of months ago. I don't wear sequins very often, so I like to break them out for the holidays. I'm always game for some festive clothing! :)


  1. great post! your outfit is quite the snazzy affair and your topic on great books has me pondering some of the ones i have read in the past.

  2. I actually just watched "The Outsiders" last week...and yep, I read the book in high school, too! I do love your jacket!

  3. That dress is so lovely and your legs are amazing :)

  4. I love your legs in tights they are so gorgeous!!
    Love this outfit

  5. Beautiful sunset!, I love your jacket and on purpose! you have my taste in reading!, if you have not read the saga of Drizzt (the dark elf) by R.A Salvatore, I recommend it!, is as wonderful as it is The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter that I love, the Drizzt character in the story is the most adorable I've ever met!, if you have the chance please read it!

  6. Beautiful outfit and photos.
    I alove the Timetravelers Wife film - it always makes me cry. I didn't realise it was based on a book. My next read for sure after I'm done with The Note Book :)

    Emma Xx

  7. I've made myself a goal this year to try and read one book a month to get back into reading. I used to read a lot until I started university and then I just got out of it.

    Here's to more reading!

    ~ K

  8. What gorgeous pictures!! I absolutely love the ruffles on the dress, you look so classy and girly. And holy cow, 40 books! That's like a dream summer for me, haha. And every time I reread Harry Potter I get blown away how she could even think of such an elaborate world. Total genius.

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  9. You are definitely not wrong in assuming everyone read The Outsiders.. I think it's a preteen right of passage. Lovely outfit!

  10. I really love to read too. A lot of your favorites are my favorites too. I always love rereading The Giver and I finally read 1984 last year and really enjoyed it. The Lovely Bones was my favorite in my younger days. Recently I love the young adult dystopian craze and The Book Thief. I keep increasing the amount of books I want to read each year. My goal is 35 this year! I haven't read The Outsiders in forever. I should probably reread it since I don't remember a lot of it.

    But anyway, these pictures are wonderful and I love your ruffled dress. Your jacket looks awesome with it and I really like the pattern on your tights too.

  11. Love all of your pics..... I adore reading as well......
    You've changed somewhat in your style over the past year.........
    shorter dresses, more patterns in your hosiery, from mary janes to heels, more makeup, longer bangs...... maturation I'd say.......
    You're very pretty
    Love the tights....... you wear them well dear

    Jayme, your fashion and ballet loving GUY fan

  12. One more thing Sara dear....... your poses......... wow......

    Don't get me wrong...I love them all...but have you noticed yourself?

    Jayme, your fashion and ballet loving GUY fan..... you inspire me with your style and VERVE