<outfit post> black, white and read:

faux leather trousers @zara; shirt @BananaRepublic; sweater @BananaRepublic; sandals @Ninewest; scarf @JCrew; handbag prada 

when i was a teenager there were two books that particularly that made an impact on me. ironically, each of the authors published only one book in their lifetime. one. both books are set in the american south, and touch on the fabric of society that was unique to their generation and the transformation of that culture. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is an epoch saga that begins at the onset of the Civil War where tradition, chivalry, and pride thrive. The book chronicles the life and struggles of Scarlett O’Hara before, during, and after the war in Atlanta, Georgia. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a relatively short book in comparison that pits a young girl, Scout Finch, against segregation and racism in her sleepy small town of Maycomb, Alabama. 

one of the reasons i love to read is the ability of the author to transport their audience to another era, time and place. to learn about others struggles in this world, their attempts to overcome obstacles, setbacks, even defeat. there is nothing better than when a story grabs my attention from the start, pulls me into the narrative, and doesn’t let go until the final page. conflict. story. experience. if you are looking for this then i know Gone with the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird won’t disappoint you. 

Happy Hump Day!