Call me irresponsible

It was a sweltering 80 degrees here in St. Louis, and I'm still showing pictures from a couple weeks back when snow and ice paved my street. Call me irresponsible, or blame the books I've been reading. 

I am on a roll going through my to-read pile, though I'm 3 books behind my 50 book goal for 2014. Sadness. Ah but one can only do so much in the hours crammed into a day. Anyway, I finally picked up Man Repeller and Deluxe, which are part of my current book wishlist, and I cannot put down either of them. I'm one of those people who likes to juggle multiple books at once in case I hit a less-than-thrilling part in one, I can always put it down a bit and pick up another. I should also mention that I'm reading the hefty Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, a book that I'd abandoned when I first attempted to read it, but now I'm trying my hardest to read through it (all for a friend who praises it.) 
Apart from reading, I've also been pretty busy with pottery. We're in the halfway point of our class "term," so B and I have been dedicating more time in the studio to practice throwing and trimming. So far, my arms are hurting from kneading the clay for reuse, and my hands are raw from throwing in the wheel. I am slowly progressing. Slowly. I love that our instructor believes that quality in pottery is attained through quantity. This definitely gives me lots of hope.
But this dress never fails to cheer me up, even when paired with lots of grey (and snow). B got me these shoes for my birthday, and they're already a staple in my work wardrobe rotation. 

cat dress: H&M
silver cardigan: thrifted
grey tights: Charlotte Russe
grey loafers: gifted
orange belt: Forever 21
wishbone necklace: Susan Harbourt 

27 comments:

  1. Laura that lipstick is lovely on you! And I love the cat print too x

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  2. I just adore this dress, I love seeing you wear it! I can't believe it's now in the 80s in STL - we're coming down in June so I hope it isn't like 100 by then!

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  3. i need an animal print in my closet. your dress is so cute. and love your hair in the third pic! it's always good to steal away while reading books! i've gone on great adventures that way and can't get myself out of it sometimes :)

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  4. I abandoned Jonathan Strange, too. I just couldn't get into it (but then, I also didn't try very hard back then).

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  5. I love this dress on you! And I love those shoes too! Wow, 80s already? UGGGH hahahaha!

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  6. I think your instructor is right about quantity leading to quality. It's all about that practice!

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  7. Love your dress and lipstick! Your pottery class sounds awesome!

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  8. Lookin' good as always! =) I hope you hit your book goal! That's a lot of books to be reading =D

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  9. Wow! We've not hit 80 yet down here but the crazy weather has hit us too! I love St. Louis' snow!

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  10. I lerve reading, and find time to squeeze in as much as possible whilst caring for my bub. So far I've read 3 books this month, although they were easy reads :)

    Oooh, let me know about Man Repeller, I follow her on Instagram and think she is awesome, am yet to try out the book.

    Also your 2nd last pic you are looking gorgeous! Not that you don't normally :) it's just the wind blowing back your hair, nice makeup etc

    And finally - cat dress, need I really say any more???

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  11. Gosh, I'm going to come and visit you...I'd love to feel the heat :)) I still need to start some books. I used to do pottery, it's a lot of fun but can be a while to learn, I wrecked a few things the first few goes, but I like it. I hope you continue to enjoy it. Love this dress :)) xx

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  12. I will never stop loving that dress. It got up to I think maybe 60 for us yesterday. The problem is once night falls, it's dipping down to like 10 and under. Ridiculous.

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  13. Oh it went down to 40 overnight... but it's climbing again!

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  14. Thanks, Jane! I love whimsical animal prints! They're a must in my closet <3

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  15. I didn't either before. Now... not so much again. haha

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  16. Thanks Tracy! I hope it warms up north soon!

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  17. Thanks, Heather! I am totally loving my class :)

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  18. Thanks, Jen! And I really hope so. I feel so accomplished when I read!

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  19. I'm not sure I love St. Louis snow, but it's better than Chicago ice!

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  20. I just finished the book and I thought it was OK. I really like her sense of humor, but I thought the chapters were very disjointed. Nonetheless, it was great brain candy.


    Thanks for your sweet words, Talitha!

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  21. I will definitely try and keep my enthusiasm up. It's tough work, but I feel I'm progressing! I'll be sending warm vibes your way! :)

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  22. AWWWWWIES. I hope that it gets warmer up where you are soon! I love the cold, but UGH, I want to wear dresses without tights now!

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  23. I always wish I had more time for reading, but I finally found a liiiiittle bit of time to start reading again just last week!! It feels SO good to read again, hopefully I will find some more time this week to keep it up. I can see why this dress cheers you up, I mean it has CATS on it! (I am such a cat lady forever). Oh, and I'm totally loving how you did cateye makeup as well!!


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  24. I don't know if it's just me, but I can't think of pottery making without thinking of that scene from Ghost (Oh, my love, my darling / I've hungered for your touch). Will we get to see some of your creations? I've been reading Cee of Coco and Vera's debut novel and I'm really enjoying it!

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  25. hahaha I know! It's funny because B and I throw that reference around the studio and not a lot of people get it! What weirdos! I def will be showing my pottery!

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