Thursday, October 20, 2011

WWD: Of Sasqwatch, Hunger, and God

It was cool enough that I was able to bring out Sasqwatch again yesterday. I just wish I would've worn long sleeves layered under my dress. Lawd but it was CHILLY.

I love this vest, but I wish it weren't quiiiiite so puffy, cuz I'd love to wear it under a jacket, but if I tried that, I would look like this:


Alas and alack, tis not meant to beeee....

Still, my upper torso was toasty warm. I can't say the same for my forearms and knees.

Okay, subject change - you may have noticed my current read is The Hunger Games. I'm just going to say right now, that halfway through the audiobook, I. Am. Obsessed. I was NOT a fan of Twilight - never read the books, thought the movie suu-huh-hucked HARD, nor have I ever read the Harry Potter  stuff. Just not my bag, baby, but I cannot WAIT for The Hunger Games movie. And I have to wait until MARCH 2012????


The last book/movie I was this excited about was The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (and imma just say that when I listened to it initially, before I heard they were doing an American remake, I TOTALLY called Daniel Craig for the lead role)...

But back to Hunger Games - who else is obsessed with it? Speaking of great books, the one I just finished, Lamb, by Christopher Moore? Was AWESOME. I really was unsure how a book about the life of Christ's best friend would turn out. Would it be too blasphemous for me? I WAS raised Southern Baptist, after all, though I'm not sure what I am these days, but still, being raised in church, and going to a Baptist college, I have enough fire and brimstone instilled in me that I didn't know how to take Lamb. I'm really glad I listened to it, because it was hilarious, historic (duh), and surprisingly, very poignant in parts. I have to say, it has kind of made me want to pick up the Bible again and read it, and I can't say that I have been inspired to do that in a loooong time.

Wow - how in the heck did this post veer from Sasqwatch to church? Guess I'm taking the scenic route today.

Dress: Loft, thrifted
Vest: Rachel Zoe for QVC
Boots: Frye
Socks: Delia's?
Belt: Thrifted
Necklaces: Thrifted, F21

Merci!
Shan

7 comments:

Karrin said...

I just discovered your blog and am LOVING the fashion choices. Very inspiring! Those boots made me comment today--WOW!! FYI: I did read the Twilight series and the books are SO MUCH BETTER than the movies. If you're into vampires, werewolves, and love triangles, you should give the books a chance.

Liv said...

Lamb is one of my absolute faves! Maybe I should check out this Hunger Games you speak of. I have read all the Harry Potters but I just can't do Twilight. A vampire that glitters when it goes out in the sun? That's not a creature of the night, that's a My Little Pony.

In other news, your mantle gives me a happy. :-)

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Jenny @ Spry On The Wall said...

Oh man, I'm glad to hear Lamb is good - I'll put it on my "to read" list. I too can't do the Twilight series - I hate vampire crap. I'm actually not into any of that magical stuff, but I did adore the Harry Potter series.

Nnenna said...

I love your lace-up boots! Also, I have heard such good things about The Hunger Games- I really need to get to reading them!

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Peetzi Jen said...

I could NOT stop reading the Hunger Games books...and when I had to wait and wait and wait for the last one to come out, I thought I was gonna lose my mind. Loved loved loved them and can't wait for the movies. I was also pleasantly surprised with the casting.

Books are always better then the movies and while I do enjoy Twilight, I don't obsess. I am much more interested in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo coming out!!

Harry...I ADORE!!!!!! I will be 80 years old and still re-reading Harry Potter. I've already made 3 rounds through Hogwarts to date. And for me, I doubt anything will ever top them ;-) I'm a big, ol', magical kid at heart, for sure!!!

HAPPY FRIDAY, doll!
Jen

Gracey said...

I read all three of the Hunger Games books over a long weekend last winter (I did nothing else) and I loved them. I hated Twilight and was worried about more teen lit, but they were so good! I've since forced everyone I know to read them and bought them as gifts for every tween I can think of.

Also, love your vest. I have a vintage fur vest and I'm always looking for new ways to wear it, so thank you for the inspiration!

oomph. said...

LURVE the frye boots! k, i have girl with the dragon tattoo in queue...good to know it was a good read!

glad you're in on the story!
[oomph.]
What's the next line? Help write the story!