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!
…make me scream with frustration! Three weeks into the school year and Atlanta Public Schools Transportation System finally agreed to meet with parents to hear our concerns and recommendations. We have been frustrated since the start of the school year due to safety issues, timing, and route changes for the school buses, created by cost cutting. We all know that change is needed at times, and we are all prepared to accept changes, but when common sense doesn’t prevail it is just SO frustrating. After waiting this morning for 45mins for the APS representative to arrive and hold the meeting to reassure us that we were being heard – she sat down and muttered something about ‘I have no more information’ – what do these people get paid for??? It was then left to the parents and bus drivers to try and resolve the issues on each route – thus effectively doing the job of APS Transportation…pah. Not happy to say the least.
Wanting to feel a little ‘fierce’ for my morning meeting I opted for the Zara leopard print capris – what is it about animal print that I love so much? I’m trying to convince Avril at SchoolGateStyle.com to try the Primark jeans that my Mum sent to me – she appears to be contemplating them🙂
I paired these Zara pants with the same t-shirt and shoes that I wore with the Primark jeans – with black oversize Zara t-shirt and black patent Tory Burch Eddies. I need to try some other solid colors with my leopard print though I’m pretty sure black is the way ahead. Haven’t been brave enough to mix my prints yet.
I’m hoping to hit the pool later this afternoon with the children – it’s beautiful here and I want to make the most of the water before pools start closing after Labor Day. While sitting by the pool I’ll be working feverishly with MM to get our new website up and running – the new magazine – MMA Fitness – hits newsstands soon so in order to do my part of the job we need our online presence ready and we’re cutting it fine yikes! Yes mixed martial arts is quite a change from the pre and post natal market but definitely an interesting challenge!
Hair cut time tomorrow – time to get rid of the bouffant look! Very excited – thinking of something slightly different so watch out for photos:)