Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Snapshots

[Photo 1] Shirt: H&M | Skirt: H&M (similar here) | Jewelry: Express, Tiffany, Nordstrom | iPhone Cover: kate spade (similar here) [Photo 2] Boots: Hunter (on sale in dark olive green) | [Photo 3] Books: Penguin Hardcover Classics (ModCloth has Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Oliver Twist, and Great Expectations) | [Photo 4] Jacket: Billabong | Shoes: Via Spiga (on sale!)

Just wanted to share a few pretty photos from my Instagram feed over the last couple weeks.

As an avid reader and lover of classic literature, I have been coveting Coralie Bickford-Smith's gorgeous hardcover, clothbound editions of my favorite classic novels since their debut. Her collaboration with Penguin to create this series of Penguin Hardcover Classics appeals to both my literary and aesthetic sensibilities. They're well worth the investment, in my opinion. I received the first few I ordered last week and fell in love all over again with my favorite Austen heroines. (If you're interested in chatting about books with me, come check out my shelves on Goodreads--I'm presently struggling through Infinite Jest.)

Denver's famously unpredictable weather means that one day's blizzard is the next day's mini-flood as the snow melts away in 60-degree sunshine. I'd been looking for a suitable pair of rain boots I could get away with wearing to work when it's wet and slushy, but finding some that didn't look childish or overwhelming on my petite frame proved to be a challenge. I finally tried on a few pairs from Hunter's Regent line and liked them quite a bit. They're narrower in the calf and ankle and come in sophisticated colors and patterns, making them look more like a riding boot than your classic Wellies. While the boot shaft is tall, I didn't find them to be uncomfortable, even when sitting or bending down.

The lovely white roses in the last photo really make me wish spring were here already! Whenever it finally decides to arrive, I know I'll be ready with plenty of reading material and rain boots for those flower-bringing showers.


  1. Super cute photos! Love the polka-dot outfit!

  2. I love your pleates skirt with polka dots - very feminine!

    The doll on fashion

  3. I absolutely LOVE the polka dot outfit. Too cute. I really need to start shopping at H&M more often.

    Abby xx

  4. I love those boots and the white roses, Tam. Also adore classic books and love how they can also couple as chic decor. Oh, and you are making want to shell out some cash for more polk dots in my wardrobe! :)


  5. Great blog!! I feel like I've met my twin! I'm applying to law school soon and my deepest passion in life is fashion!! :))



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