Sunday, January 27, 2013


This month, I asked my sponsors to share what book they are currently reading//wanting to read, what's on the top of their want list, and what band they are currently listening to. :) My answers would be to read Gone Girl. I've heard it's good. My wish//want list item would be another trip to Disney and/or Universal; I've been in such a theme park mood lately! AND I'm listening to Mumford & Sons always. What about you? Feel free to share your answers below. :)

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Ashleigh of Love Stoned - Read// I've made it a silent goal this year to read more books (but really, who hasn't?!) and I'm really interested in reading J.K. Rowling's new book The Casual Vacancy. The reviews are amazingly hot and cold. It will definitely be on my list of books that I never got around to reading last year and ones that I'm excited to check out this year! The problem is picking which one to start with! Want// I am desperately in need of a new pair of eye glasses. My pup, Kennedy-Buttons, ate my last pair and I've been squinting at the television ever since! A few months ago I did a home try-on from Warby Parker, but didn't find a pair that really suited me. I'm excited to give it another try! Listen// I've actually been listening to Young the Giant a lot on Spotify recently. I knew a lot of their music before, but never actually knew who the band was. Once I put the pieces together, it's been on repeat ever since, and I'm loving it! - Find Ashleigh here; blog & instagram.

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Megan of Freckled ItalianRead// Life of Pi. I just went to see the film this weekend and it blew my mind with all of its magic. I'm really excited to read the book that inspired it! Want// One of David Yurman's bracelets. I tend to wear a lot of gold and silver and love them both, but I always want to combine them and can't seem to figure it out. I think one of these pieces would tie everything together quite nicely. Listen// Mumford & Sons, Babel. I listened to this album non-stop for about a month when I first bought it, then took a break for a while, and am now back on it. I love every word. My favorite songs are Below My Feet and Not With Haste. - Find Megan here; blog & twitter.

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Sophie of onetenzeroseven - Read// The book on my reading list right now is Eccentric Glamour by Simon Doonan who is the Creative Director of Barneys, New York. I read an interview with him on Etsy recently and fell in love with his views and attitude towards art and fashion. You can read the interview, here. Want// I'm a long time obsessee of Alexander McQueen and I have been lusting over their pashmina scarves since just before Christmas. The classic skull ones are fantastic, but there's also some gorgeous floral designs too! My boyfriend bought me an AM wool skull scarf when we first started dating and it's such a thoughtful, special gift that I dare not wear it!! :) I'm hoping to have another great successful year, with my handmade jewelry, like I was lucky to have had last year and perhaps I'll treat myself. Listen// Ever since I discovered his music last year I have been playing Young Hines practically non-stop. His album, 'Give Me My Change' was my favourite album of 2012 and it's full of passionate lyrics and great guitar riffs for dancing around the house and shouting at the top of your lungs ;) - Find Sophie here; blog & shop.

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Leah of Unearthing Words - Read// This month, I'd love to reread an old young adult favorite entitled Sabriel by Garth Nix. It is SUCH a terrific book and it has been years since I've read it. Want// On my wishlist this month, I've definitely got the book Beneath the Surface. It's book 5.5 in Lindsay Buroker's Emperor's Edge series. So, so good! I can't wait to read this installment soon. Listen// I've been listening to the Gladiator soundtrack over and over again this month while writing and working. I'm a major fan of epic music to put me in productive moods. - Find Leah here; blog & twitter.

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Leigh of Barberry & LaceRead// I would love to dive into The Martha Rules by Martha Steward... I just need to find the time! Want// I'm pining over a new sewing machine! Maybe for my birthday?? Hear// I cannot get enough of the song You Were Born by Cloud Cult. So wonderful. - Find Leigh here; site.

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Charlotte of Midnight CaramelRead// Dancers Among Us by Jordan Matter. Want// Clouds photography. Listen// Emiliana Torrini. - Find Charlotte here; blog & Facebook.

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Lisa of Lisa Barbero - Read// Communion: The Female Search for Love by Bell Hooks. Want// Really want one of these amazing bedspreads by gypsa. This one in particular is gorgeous and the color kind of reminds me of creamed coffee and caramel. Listen// The Killers. For like 8 years now. Seriously, it's always The Killers. ;) I even made this poster as fan art so I could blow it up to 16x20 and hang in my studio. - Find Lisa here; site & shop.

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WINNER: A couple weeks ago I held a large sponsor spot giveaway and it's time to announce the winner! Congratulations, Michelle, of Creature Type! Please email me at with your 175x200 sized button and link and we'll get you set up!


  1. Anonymous27.1.13

    Love this post. It's always interesting what other people are reading especially, as then it gives me more ideas :)

    Check out my Wishlist section on my blog at


    Emily :) x

  2. Lovely post!
    I really like it!For my part:
    Read/I would also choose The Casual Vacancy from J.K.Rowling.I definitely want to read this book,she is an amazing writer.
    Want/I desperately want a chalk chest of drawers to write on!
    Listen/At the moment I am listening to Zee Avi,Birdy and Xavier Rudd.


  3. Anonymous27.1.13

    read: flappers and philosophers
    want: schutz chunky heels
    listen: john cale (paris 1919)

    is this a link up? any consideration of opening it up? i love this idea! there isn't enough literature and music in the fashion blog scene, despite it clearly informing us all.


    new follower.


  4. It's so funny, I just finished reading Sabriel not long ago and loved it. Anyone who likes fantasy should definitely read it!

  5. So great reading everyone's responses! I really enjoyed taking part in this post and I may have to borrow the concept for a regular feature on my blog if that's OK? I will link back, of course :)

    Sophie |

  6. Sabriel is such a great book. It's companions, Lirael and Abhorsen are just as good. I listen to chapters from the audiobook (read by Tim Curry!) when I'm feeling blue.

  7. Sabriel is such a great book. It's companions, Lirael and Abhorsen are just as good. I listen to chapters from the audiobook (read by Tim Curry!) when I'm feeling blue.

  8. Anonymous29.1.13

    bell hooks!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am freaking out. She's one of my favorite everythings. Go Lisa Barbero!

    Kate from Clear the Way