Thursday, August 12, 2010

Book Stores

I went to Andersonville last night for a meeting, but after I got there I found out the meeting was NEXT Wednesday, not tonight. I wandered around the farmer's market a bit and stopped in Women & Children First, where I picked up this tank top. I'm a bit of a sucker for fun graphic tees and I like supporting local book stores. Admittedly, I prefer getting my books free from the library, and I love stores like Borders for their selection of books, magazines and the cafes where you can sit and read everything without buying (although I do usually purchase an espresso drink).

I also really enjoy local bookstores too, and I wish they could co-exist, big and small, rather than the larger stores putting the small local ones out of business. So I try to support my favorite local bookstores like Women & Children First in Andersonville, Powell's in Hyde Park (I've never been to the Lincoln Park location), and The Book Table in Oak Park.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

work, board meeting

Pale Purple Blouse: Younique from J.C. Penney (I think) years ago; I bought it for the brunch the day after my wedding (I'm divorced now)
Tank: Women & Children First
Bra peeking out: Chantelle (a recent purchase on discount at Nordstrom Rack, and I love it!)
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT (on clearance for ~$3.80)
Sandals: Etienne Aigner
Celtic Cross Necklace: from St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London
Crystal Earrings: from a small crystal shop in Northern Virginia (I wore these for my wedding, almost 11 years ago.)


  1. I LOVE that skirt. Such a great color that can go with so much. I love purple.

  2. I love the way you used the shirt as a jacket.