Top, skirt & shoes, J. Crew; necklace, House of Harlow; bag, MbMJ
Top, skirt & shoes, J. Crew; necklace, House of Harlow; bag, MbMJ

So, for whatever reason, last week I decided to do a monochrome theme with every outfit, and this was another attempt – hence the jade/teal overload. On the plus side, plenty of people at work seem to think this is “my colour” so I’m happy to call this one a success. I only cheated a little, too, by letting a print sneak into the mix. A week without florals is a lot to commit to, you guys. Lesson learned.

As an unrelated side note: I’ve been thinking about getting a book club feature started here on the blog. It would work … exactly the way you’d imagine. Every month, a book would be selected (I can get the ball rolling, and then we can figure out where to go from there in subsequent months), then I would put up the corresponding post at the end of the month (last Friday, say?) with my thoughts on it, then open it up to discussion in the comments. So, if anyone is looking for some fun new reads, and a place to talk about them, drop me a line in the comments. (And ditto if you have other ideas for similar recurring and/or interactive posts.)

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27 Comments on Jade All Over

    • Wanna book club? LOL! I’m thinking about picking Good Omens (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman) as the first book – I really want to re-read it again. Thoughts?

      And, hey, if there is interest, Aren would def consider a Q&A πŸ˜‰

      (p.s. have you read it? what did you think???)

  1. I’m excited about the book club! I might also suggest linking it to your Instagram – I have a few book instagrams I follow, and it’s a fun format for a mini-book discussion. Also – I’m a fan of the monochrome week!

  2. I know I just complained about not having time to read, but I would loooove to do a book club. My IRL book club seems semi-disbanded (the woman in charge is busy having a baby), so I’d appreciate an excuse to read a book every month again.

    • Me too! There are a lot of books I want to re-read (like Good Omens), and I also want to discover some new ones. I’d like to keep the selections varied, but nothing too sad/depressing. Let me know what genres you guys like. Ideally, I’d like a mix of some historical, some fantasy, and some literary fiction (maybe with some non-fiction thrown in from time to time?) but I am open to suggestions.

      • Ooo, I’ve always been curious about “Good Omens”.

        I like the sounds of your ideas – nothing too sad, historical, fantasy, literary fiction, non-fic. I’d also put in a vote for some mystery. I’ll be happy as long as we’re not too heavy on fluff (I like it in small doses). One of my pet peeves from my IRL book club was a bit too much “light” reading. I like escapism but I like books that make me think too.

        Are you on goodreads?

        • I just created an account: Adina J. I’m obviously new to this, so any pointers would be welcome πŸ™‚

          I’m not a huge fan of chick lit-type stuff, but i do like books that don’t take themselves too seriously, so hopefully the book club will have the right balamce of fun and substance.

          • I’ve added you on Goodreads. πŸ™‚ I don’t have much in the way of pointers, honestly, since I use it mainly to track which books I’ve read and which I’d like to read.

            I will say to take the reviews with a grain of salt. Sometimes authors will get into fights with reviewers, which has led to some drama. :S I pretty much just read what I want to read, unless the book is panned by reviewers I trust (Wendy Darling is a personal favourite of mine).

            I like “chick lit” in small doses, but I’m enjoying it less and less now than I did when I was younger. From what I’ve read in your “reading shelf” posts, I think I have a good idea of your tastes, and they jive pretty well with my own.

            Very excited to start “Good Omens”! I’m a bit embarrassed I’ve never gotten around to reading it.

          • I think you will really like it! It was a huge favourite of mine when I was younger, and although I haven’t read it recently, I’m excited to re-discover it.

            My Goodreads “book shelf” mostly reflects the last 2-3 years of my reading, since I just imported my Amazon purchases for now. Adding my entire home library (500+ titles) is too daunting, so I’ll probably try to add some of my all-time faves and just call it a day (as far as past reads go). But I’ll try to update it as I read new books – and the book club will help with that too. It will also be nice to see what you guys are reading, and find new stuff to add to my reading list (which has been sadly neglected lately). In fact, one of the reasons for starting the book club was to force myself to read even while I’m in the process of writing. I find reading other people’s writing to be distracting, but I also don’t want to go a whole year without reading anything πŸ™

  3. I’m enjoying the monochromatic week – I’m getting some ideas on what to do with my own wardrobe other than all black! I also would love a book club – I’m always looking for books to read and I think we have similarly eclectic tastes. πŸ™‚

  4. I appreciate the heck out of your sense of humor, thrift skills, and fashion sense, but I so rarely have anything to add that I just end up lurking- I’d join the conversation for a book club (regardless, but if we’re reading Good Omens, I DOUBLE promise to speak up.)

    • Yay, another GO fan! High five! I am very excited about the book club, and I can’t wait to hear everyone’s thoughts. I really hope you’ll join in.

      (And thank you for following the blog – lurking or otherwise ;))

  5. I’d be up for joining in the book club!
    Also, is there a way to get hold of your book from the UK? – I couldn’t find it on the UK kindle store…

  6. That is a great color on you! Then again, so are mauve and purple and blue and you can even pull off red (this redhead doesn’t manage that) so really what I’m saying is that you look awesome in bright colorful stuff and I’m living vicariously through you. My wardrobe is full of charcoal, navy and blaaaaaaack.

    Book club sounds wonderful and I would likely follow along with audiobook since I drive a ton for work. I’d also love a Q&A on your book.

    • Have you tried bright colours in small doses? In some ways, I kinda envy your closet – I would love to be able to pull off a sleek, chic wardrobe of neutrals (and your hair looks fierce against those colours, I’m sure), but I don’t think it’s in my DNA πŸ˜‰

      I hope you’ll join the book club! I’m going to throw up an announcement on IG today, and then something on the blog either tomorrow or Saturday.

      If you guys have any questions about my book, leave me a comment and I’ll work on putting together a Q&A post πŸ™‚

      • I do color in small doses, however the bold prints as patterns I like can remind me too much of my roller derby wardrobe, which doesn’t work in the office. I’m actually wearing a bright vintage western shirt with a black tee and dark denim today, and floral combat boots, trying to feel more festive than sick with my head cold. I haven’t gotten your book just yet, hoping it’ll be gifted to me for my birthday later this month. I’ll definitely post questions! Happy Friday!