I love it when I pick up a new read and can’t tear myself away from it. There is no better way to spend some down time than with a fabulous book. American Psychois just that – I truly can’t put it down. Yes it is a controversial book, containing scenes of graphic violence and sex, but the narrative is breathtaking. It was published in 1991 and is set in a narcissistic, greedy world of New York investment bankers (think Wall Street) and their ‘hardbody’ girlfriends. Brett Easton Ellis’ talent lies in his ability to set the scene and and make it tangible through paragraphs filled with adjectives and detailed descriptions. For a brand lover like myself it is heaven to be able to visualize every item a character is wearing, down to their Oliver Peoples. It’s a book I’ll be sad to finish and I highly recommend it if you can stomach a few grisly scenes!
The Arctic blast has reached us here in Atlanta so time for some cashmere and fur (though fake!). I was hoping to change it up a bit and take the tripod outside this morning, but bbrrrrrr you’ll have to wait for that! The jeans are my old faithful Gap black Always Skinny jeans – unfortunately my ability to describe the comfort of these jeans is not on par with the descriptive talents of Ellis – but believe me they are probably the most comfortable fitting jeans I own. The jumper is a Boden cashmere roll neck from a couple of years ago but they still have plenty of options in their current clearance section. The Dickers are out again and Net-a-porter.com has just received all their new stock so be quick!! The belt is Gucci, which now fits perfectly hooray!
Before heading out I threw on the relatively new Forever21 jacket – I think these fit to size and this is a Medium. It’s really pretty good quality for Forever21 and even has a suede trim with pink lining – very cute. Unfortunately I can no longer see it online to link to.
And here’s the inspiration for the outfit, the splendid Ms. Moss:
Let me know if you pick up American Psycho and tell me the best books you have read recently – I have a couple of transatlantic flights approaching soon!
What a treat in store for me this week! After watching the Golden Globes live on Sunday it means I have Girls, Downton Abbey and some Real Housewives recorded for my viewing pleasure! In addition I’ve also picked up a new book at last – American Psycho. MM has been encouraging me to read it for some time now…I hope it’s as good as he says it is – we rarely enjoy the same books! It’s the perfect weather for staying in and curling up on the sofa with a good book – it’s wet, wet, wet here.
Braving the rain today I opted for a pair of my Frye’s. Don’t panic there are no leather soles here and all I’m doing is walking from the car to the office – not enough exposure to warrant the Hunters. These are the Veronica Slouch and they are a gorgeous dark, nutty brown – is that a good description? Maybe not. The jumper is one of my favorites from AllSaints – the Ellil in smoke. I love this jumper so much – the cut and drape are perfect and the buckle detail on the neck gives this knit a bit of edginess. I’m wearing it over an H&M vest dress for warmth – plus I find they keep some of the lumps and bumps at bay, working as a smoother or a shaper. The jeans are Hudson Collins. It’s five weeks since my last haircut and I’m desperate for one again – thank goodness I have an appointment on Friday – it’s feeling rather bouffant in this weather.
I found a photo of an outfit I wore last week that I forgot to post. I’m doing it now as it’s a rare photo of me in a skirt – the H&M Grey Concept skirt, worn with a Target belt and a Zara top. The fabulous Boden military jacket is from AW 2011. If you ever see one on eBay don’t miss out – it has the most beautiful fit and is lined with purple velvet. The boots are REALLY old Loft suede booties that I haven’t worn for years. It’s great to rediscovering items and now having easy access to them in my new closet!