Coffee Talk

Well, hello Sunday, aren’t you a pretty one!!! Finally the heavy, overcast weather system that has been hovering over eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey has moved out, and I woke up to sunny skies with 60 degrees and low humidity… Dare I say it actually feels a little like fall? It actually worked out nicely because I wanted to style some fall outfits and it’s been so stinkin’ hot and humid lately, but today I didn’t mind at all.

I’ve been such a slacker with outfit pictures lately. I’m feeling very uninspired, to be honest. It seems crazy to style fall outfits right now, even though the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has me craving chunky cardigans and pumpkin spice lattes, and nothing I’ve ordered for summer outfits has worked out. I was trying to find some good wear-it-now-and-later pieces that I could style for you guys, but so far, no dice.

Anyway, thanks to this morning’s photo sesh, I have 4 ways to wear pine green jeans coming to the blog this week, as well as a roundup of cute and comfy pajamas, and I’m working on another 5 Favorites post. This time I think we’ll tackle jeans unless anyone has some other requests they’d like to see first. I still want to put together my Downeast Maine travel guide too, so maybe I can work on that this week, and I need to go through all the great suggestions y’all gave me a few weeks ago and see what else I can come up with.

I’ll be really excited when September gets here and I can go full-throttle into fall fashion, but for now, I’m going to keep the outfit posts sparse and focus more on fashion content and informational posts. I mean, how many variations on jean shorts and a t-shirt can you take?

So change of subject — I did a LOT of reading when I was at the beach. It’s pretty much how I spent every spare moment. I love to read but I rarely make time for it anymore except for when I’m on vacation.

I knocked out two books — Same Beach Next Year and The Hypnotist’s Love Story. I’m a huge fan of Liane Moriarty, and The Hypnotist’s Love Story did not disappoint. While it followed her usual formula and was written in her typical quirky style, the storyline was still different than anything else I’ve read by her and I was dying to see how it ended. It was a page turner for sure, and as always, very well written.

I didn’t love Same Beach Next Year as much, but I still found myself wanting to know how it was going to wrap up even though I thought I had a pretty good idea. I felt like some of the storyline and dialogue was contrived, especially towards the beginning, but it’s a nice light beach read if that’s what you’re looking for.

Now I’m getting ready to start The Captive Heart for our church’s summer book club that meets this Thursday. (I know, I need to get on it!!!) It looks like something I can read in just a few days if I make the time.

With all that, I’m off to church and then to our annual picnic afterwards. It’s a beautiful day for it!

I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday.