Easter egg

One day this week I decided to wear all of the pastels in the world.  Which may or may not have led to people calling me an Easter egg.  I've learned from M, though, that an Easter egg is like a hidden gem or an inside joke in a video game. Obviously that's the reference that was being made here ;) 

Sweatshirt: Old Navy // Necklace: Forever XXI

There's a dress under this sweater, which might explain the bulkiness.  I think that a shorter sweater might have solved this issue, but whatevs... it's winter, you're allowed to look bulky.

Sweatshirt: Old Navy // Dress: JC Penney // Tights: Target // Shoes and Necklace: Forever XXI // 

Sweatshirt: Old Navy // Dress: JC Penney // Tights: Target // Shoes and Necklace: Forever XXI // 

These minty green tights were an impulse buy that I don't regret one bit.

Dress: JC Penney // Tights: Target // Shoes: Forever XXI // 

Not pictured, but actually paired with this springy outfit: my winter parka, boots, mitts, hat and scarf.

Happy long weekend, 
♥ Meg xoxo


A Long Way Down

By Nick Hornby

"The truth will set you free.  Either that or it'll get you a punch in the nose" 

A Long Way Down is about four strangers who meet on the top of a tower block (read: high-rise building) on New Years Eve.  Why are they on the roof of said tall building you ask? For their own reasons, each of the characters has decided that they can't go on living anymore and are prepared to hurl themselves off the top.

Depressing?  Nope.  Preachy / we-are-saved ? Nope.  Hornby's blackly humourous narrative switches back and forth between the members of the "Topper's House Gang" seamlessly.  Martin, Jess, Maureen, and JJ each tell his or her own story in his or her own distinct voice, so believably.  I mean, while I was reading I thought that I might bump into Jess at the club, or JJ at the music shop.

The characters break the fourth wall and talk to the reader about their lives, hopes, and plans.  This device made them even more believable and real.  I listened to this as an audiobook; the voice actors add a depth to an already deep and intricate story.  

I highly recommended this read.  Nick Hornby, of High Fidelity and About a Boy delivers once again.  Let's hope the movie adaptation is as good as the others. 

♥ Meg xoxo


Radiant snow.

Snow. It's piling up in small mountains at the edge of my driveway.  It's stuck in and around my tires.  It's causing traffic collisions and slippery roads.

But, sometimes the sun hits it just right; suddenly the snow is glowing and everything is sparkly and the world is radiant and I love it all. 

Dress: Old Navy // Scarf and belt: Ardene // Moccasins: Minnetonka //

Black maxi dress + poncho-esque scarf + moccs = ♥.

Dress: Old Navy // Scarf and belt: Ardene // Moccasins: Minnetonka //

Find something that gives you your sparkle and shine today.  Spin around in your poncho in a random parking lot if that makes you happy. I mean, why not?

♥ Meg xoxo

PS These were taken on Monday, when you could actually see some pavement.  Not so much today...