Book covers into fashion 5

If you’re new to this covers into fashion series, you can catch up with the others HERE.

It’s been almost two months since my last Covers into Fashion series! I thought this installment I’d turn some recent and past favorites (and blockbusters) into sets!

I read The Fault In Our Stars a few years ago – I didn’t imagine it would turn into this crazy cinematic phenomenon! I have to tell patrons at the library every day that if they want to read the book, they’ll have to wait in a line of 300+ others waiting too! Yikes. This version turned into a home decor set!

The fault in our stars
Kaleen flat weave area rug / Sheepskin area rug / Urban Outfitters cotton bath mat / CB2 pouf

The Great Gatsby cover is just iconic from the moment it was conceptualized, it’s part of the story. There really isn’t much to say, except that I’m going to re-read it soon.

The Great Gatsby
Drop me a line if you have any suggestions for the next covers!

Playing in the shadows

Do you have a place that you frequent quite a bit over and over? For me that’s Golden Gate Park – I love everything about it! I came across this secret spot and it bewildered me that a location I visit just about every weekend still had something for me to find for the first time! So I guess it is true, you really can learn something new every day.

I’m also in love with this top – I caved in and bought something new that wasn’t made in the USA. This Ace & Jig blouse, which is made in India, was too great of a deal to not get. It’s super versatile, and I can’t wait to wear it in more ways.

Top: Ace & Jig. Pants: Jbrand sateen. Shoes: Matt Bernson flats. Watch and hat: vintage.

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Thrift Eye, ace & jig blouse, black and white outfit, fashion blogger

Photos by Jorge Novoa

Hope those of you that have a long weekend get to enjoy it well! Happy Independence Day!

A collection of striped outfits

It’s no secret, I’m a huge stripes lover. Stripes are classic, but also add a little bit of fun to your wardrobe. When in doubt, wear stripes! So as you saw in my last post, I’ve now rounded up some of my favorite striped outfits from outfits of the past!

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Grey on grey Alexander Wang stripes
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A striped Saint James top
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Or a horizontal and vertical striped Anthropologie skirt
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Striped top and sexy skirt
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Black and blue stripes
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Stripes up top and below
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More boater stripes (I’m sad I only got to wear this Jean Paul Gaultier top a handful of times before it got stained and had to be thrown away).
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And finally as a super throwback, cartoony vintage stripes
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How do you wear your stripes?

ps. I’m still playing around with adjusting the images here. If you see them looking funky, please let me know! Thanks.

Summer Solstice Stripes

Nothing quite says Summer like putting on something short to enjoy a warm day at the park! Don’t worry, I wore shorts underneath :) this striped tunic is one of my favorite summery things to wear on weekends, pairing it with these old boots was an unexpected look I quite liked!

Tunic: Rag and Bone (here’s a link to a similar Rag & Bone striped tee). Boots: Target, very old. Backpack: Fjallraven. Lipstick: Revlon Matte Colorburst in Showy

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Thrift Eye, rag and bone striped tunic, revlon matte showy, pink fjallraven backpack

Also, I have been having issues lately with resizing my photos – of which, I don’t know if it’s Flickr or my theme. And all of which, I also cannot tell how it will look until it is published. So I’m gonna try these larger photos for a bit. I hope you don’t mind as I figure things out. Please let me know if you see anything funky going on.

Best, last, longest: Nnenna Odeluga

Welcome to my “Best, Last, Longest” book series I will be running here – where I will be sharing the best, last, and longest books read by some influential and generally awesome people around the web!

This week, I have the lovely Nnenna Odeluga from Star Crossed Smile sharing her favorites!

Best book: Eleanor & Park – “It’s about two misfit teenagers who fall in love and it’s so heartwarming. I didn’t really know anything about the book going into it- I’d just seen the cover (which is adorable) and thought it looked like a good read. Not knowing what it was about, I was immediately captured by the story and delightfully surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s a YA book, which honestly I didn’t know until after I finished it and I think it touches on themes that affect adults too. There are funny moments, sad moments and touching moments, and I really felt what the characters were feeling. It was the first Rainbow Rowell book I read and it’s my favorite out of the three novels of hers that I’ve read. I’d recommend this to anyone and everyone!”

eleanor and park, what bloggers are reading

Last book: The Girls at the Kingfisher Club – “I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway and even though I’m currently reading the Harry Potter series from start to finish, I’ve been sneaking in a few outside books. This is a retelling of the ‘Twelve Dancing Princesses’ fairytale set in New York in the 1920s. I love fairytales and I love novels set in New York, but I only thought this book was so-so. I wasn’t really able to connect with the characters in the way that I wanted. Although there are 12 sisters, most of the story is told from the perspective of the oldest sister Jo, who I didn’t find to be a particularly captivating character. I think it would have been a lot more interesting to have chapters from each sister’s perspective, although of course that would be a much more complicated novel to write. If you like the sound of a novel sent in the Prohibition Era in New York, I’d recommend The Rules of Civility instead- now that’s a really good read.”

girls at the kingfisher club, what bloggers are reading

Longest book: 2666 - “I read this book in college a few years ago and it’s certainly the longest and densest book I’ve read in recent memory. The underlying event is that there are a series of terrible murders in a small town on the border of Mexico. The book is divided into five different sections and each section is expertly woven together. I would say this book is not for the faint of heart (the murders are brutal and upsetting), but I do think it’s worth reading. I read this for class and I think that I got a lot more out of the novel since I was able to discuss it with others, so perhaps I would suggest reading this with a friend.”

2666, what bloggers are reading

Thank you Nnenna! I’ve personally read and loved Eleanor & Park too :) And even though she states it as the longest book she’s read, I really, really, want to read 2066!

What are you currently reading? I’m a big Freakonomics fan, and have finally gotten my hands on Think Like a Freak! Can’t wait to finish it!