book it

book it

book it

book it

book it

book it

book it

book it

book it

book it

one of my favorite afternoon outings is to my local bookstore. and while it’s ever so convenient to order a book from amazon 24/7 and have it delivered to my doorstep. nothing beats perusing bookshelf after bookshelf of the current bestsellers. but it can be a bit of a challenge to find brick-and-mortar bookstores. if you live in san francisco proper you have to trek up to one of the suburbs to find a barnes and noble. and when i spend an afternoon at my local bookstore i want to browse a variety of sections. children’s books are a favorite of mine and so is home design, and it’s hard to resist the how-to section or biographies. then there are mysteries, and what woman doesn’t love a good romance novel? as you can see, an afternoon spent at the bookstore just demands a super-sized collection. at least for this girl. i love the smell of ink! and since my photographer is tagging along we always make time for a mocha and a lemon bar (he does have a discerning sweet tooth since his childhood in vienna). has anyone read a good book lately? i always love suggestions! one of my all-time favorite books is  Noble House by James Clavell.

labels: denim here; cardigan here (similar here and here); shirt Talbots (similar here and here); loafers Ivanka Trump (similar here and here); belt Ralph Lauren (similar here and here); handbag c/o Talbots; hat Ralph Lauren

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  • Une femme
    February 11, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Great casual look! I like the subtle color-blocking on the jacket.

    • beth djalali
      February 15, 2016 at 7:10 am

      hi sue!
      what would we do without our casual outfits!
      xoxo beth

  • Talia
    February 11, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I couldn’t agree more in regards to shopping a book store. My idea of a perfect way to spend time for sure! Your jacket is lovely. Love that it incorporates a zipper!

    • beth djalali
      February 15, 2016 at 7:10 am

      hi talia!
      not too many cardigans out there with a fun zipper. hope you’re staying warm!
      xoxo beth

  • donnanance
    February 15, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    You are rockin’ the hat! Bookstores are a necessity…there used to be a second hand bookstore close to us with comfortable chairs and a resident cat.

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