No, it's not exactly fashion related, but truth be told, reading and writing, particularly fiction, are huge passions of mine, and if I have anything to do with it, they will soon become a big part of my daily life.
From when I was very young, I became obsessed with books and when I was introduced to the wonderful world of Richard Scarry (full of awesome talking animals and little towns and children, for the uninitiated), I decided I was going to write little animal stories too. It's been over a decade of voracious reading and writing since then.
I lost a lot of that when I started work in 2007, ironically, the job actually involves writing in some form. I'm trying to get that back now, it's a precious commodity to have the time to read and have to the will to put things to paper.
So I thought I'd start with a post of amazing pictures from this website, which inspires me to crack my books every time I just look at it.
Images from http://bookshelfporn.com/
Although it is nothing like these, I thought I would show you my own bookshelf at home because my parents are obsessed with books as well.
Unfortunately, all I have space for in my room by way of books is a shelf a foot wide and half of that is taken up by electronics and cds. One day, when I have enough room for a bookshelf of my own, I hope to have some crazy ass ones like those above.
Blouse - New Look. Navy pants - Zara.
Heels - U.R.S. Earrings - Tokidoki present from Dhany.
Cupcake necklace - Diva.
I don't know if you can tell, but I'm squatting next to a pile of back issues of the National Geographic, which my father used to subscribe to religiously.
Also, one of the books on there is The Naked Ape by Desmond Morris, which I read as a teen (when I was aspiring to be an anthropologist) and loved. I just love Morris' books although most will probably feel a lot of what he taught is now obsolete. We have a full colour, giant-sized edition of Manwatching, and for the longest time, that was my anthropology bible.
I wore this outfit with a really cute cupcake necklace and Tokidoki earrings (one of the first presents Dhany gave me) to meet up with some friends for dinner.
Thanks for hanging out guys, I had an awesome time and I'm really glad I saw you after so long!