if it’s the second tuesday of the month, then it’s time for my monthly book club meet up. which happens to be one of my favorite nights. once a month like clockwork, a lovely group of women in my hometown 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 The 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. this month we’re reading Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher. sometimes, we even plan outings together. in december we’re headed to see David Sedaris live at the Classic Center. sounds like fun, right?
but the blog has an online book club that anyone can join. read more about book club with Style. here’s a list of our previous reads. this month we’re excited to have author and former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White join us to discuss her latest release Such A Perfect Wife. the event is September 16th, 7pm EDT. here’s a snippet of the book:
New York Times bestselling author Kate White returns with a gripping story about a true-crime reporter uncovering the secrets that lie beneath the surface of a placid small town, perfect for readers of Jessica Knoll, Alafair Burke, and Liv Constantine.
Blonde. Beautiful. A loving mother. And missing since Monday.
On a sunny morning in late September, Shannon Blaine sets off for a jog along the rural roads near her home in Lake George, New York. It’s her usual a.m. routine, her “me time” after dropping the kids off at school…except on this day she never returns.
Is her husband lying when he says he has no clue where she is? Could Shannon have split on her own, overwhelmed by the pressures of her life? Or is she the victim of a sexual predator who had been prowling the area and snatched her before she knew what was happening.
True-crime writer Bailey Weggins, on assignment for the website Crime Beat, heads north from New York City to report on the mysterious disappearance. An anonymous tip soon leads Bailey to a grisly, bone-chilling discovery. Every town has its secrets, Bailey reminds herself, and nothing is ever as perfect as it seems. She keeps digging for answers until—when it’s almost too late—she unearths the terrifying truth.
what did i wear to my monthly book club meet up? today, i’m wearing a pair of mom jeans. who remembers those? all of us had a pair during the eighties and nineties. then they fell out of favor. guess what? now they’re back in style. my mother always said if you live long enough you’ll see more than one trend back in vogue. this pair is from Madewell who is known for well-made jeans.
in my eyes bomber jackets (old, similar here and here) are a classic must-have wardrobe staple. this year you will see bomber jackets paired with everything from denim to skirts. according to the fashion experts, it’s definitely on trend this fall. today, i’m wearing a knit rendition of the classic bomber jacket. it’s from Ralph Lauren that’s been hanging in my closet for several years. take heart; i’ve rounded up newer versions.
this ootd is easy peasy to put together. start with a striped tee, add blue jeans, a third layer which in my case is a bomber jacket (similar here), classic cap toe shoes, satchel handbag (old, similar here and here), and a bracelet (old, similar here and here). i’ve loved charm bracelets since a teenager and have a mini-collection.
it’s time to get this day underway! better late than never as they say. happy tuesday, ladies.