what to wear to book club

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

once a month like clockwork a lovely group of women in athens gathers together to read and discuss a book. the books are typically fiction, but no story is off limits, including non-fiction. in fact, we kicked off our book club last year reading opens in a new windowThe Soul of America by Jon Meacham. one of my kiddos joked, “do you really talk about the books or just sit around and drink wine?” well, wine is definitely at the ready, snacks too, and while the conversation weaves and bobs between an assortment of topics the monthly book selection is always discussed. but i did hear about opens in a new windowweighted blankets for the first time last night, and my curiosity is piqued. supposedly they help with less stress and improved sleep.

this month’s book selection was opens in a new window Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman. this is what Reese Witherspoon had to say: “Beautifully written and incredibly funny, Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!”

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

several of us had a hard time getting into the book. and i had heard the same sort of reaction on several online book clubs. but there are four of us who listen to audible books in the car, scrubbing dishes, or on a morning walk and decided the narrator was so entertaining that we didn’t suffer through the first third of the book like so many others. but the unanimous consensus from my local book club was this is a story that needs to be read. two thumbs up from me.

if you are interested, i started a fledgling online book club called opens in a new windowbook club with Style. it’s in the early stages, but i have two lovely co-hosts, published authors Hank Phillippi Ryan and Kerstin March, that lead an online video discussion each month. if by chance you tried to join in the past we already faced a technical glitch with Facebook and had to migrate the group. but things appear to be working, and it’s full steam ahead for 2019. tonight 1.16.19 at 7pm EST we will discuss opens in a new windowSong of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

but back to my local book club as this is what i wore last night. many times i exchange my beloved blue jeans for a pair of opens in a new window chinos when i want an alternative casual chic look. this particular pair from opens in a new windowJ.Crew has polka dots, so i was immediately smitten. chinos look great with tennis shoes, but i chose opens in a new windowleopard flats that are back in stock at opens in a new windowAnn Taylor. it was a chilly day so a cashmere turtleneck was a no-brainer and i popped on a opens in a new windowpuffer vest from opens in a new windowJ.Crew Factory last seen opens in a new windowhere for an extra layer of warmth.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

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beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

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this opens in a new windowturtleneck has a waffle weave which is a nice detail that sets it apart from a typical cashmere sweater. plus it has a boxy oversized fit with side slits.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears J.Crew polka dot chinos, Everlane cashmere waffle turtleneck, J.Crew Factory puffer vest, and Ann Taylor leopard flats

wishing you a very happy hump day! go and put a smile on someone’s face today including your own.

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