Thursday, 14 November 2013

Promise of a suicidal father

Dress - H! By Henry Holland at Debenhams
Jumper - Next
Bracelet - Pandora

This dress is an absolute favourite of mine because of the collar and cute floral print, but it hasn't featured in a look since April (link to the blog post here) because I find dresses are difficult to, well, dress differently, and I don't want to be reported on Lookbook for reposting.

I want to point out that the title for today's post isn't a personal reference, but a paraphrased quote from the book I'm currently reading "A Tale For the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki (available from Amazon). It was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2013 and so far I am really enjoying it, and it's teaching me a lot about Japanese culture, which I find very interesting. We tend to think of the world as a very small place now, with aeroplanes and the internet, so it's a shock to realise that places are still so different, and not everywhere has the ideologies of the west. 

The book is split between the diary of Japanese teen Nao, and American-living-in-Canda author Ruth, who finds the diary when it's washed up on the beach in a Hello Kitty lunchbox. I can't say much more because I haven't finished it yet but I really am enjoying it so far. 

Are you reading anything good at the moment? 


  1. I love the layering and the print of the dress! :) That sounds pretty cool and as much as id like to read it i probably won't because I just never make the time to just sit down and read anymore. :( i think that might be one of my new years resolutions hmmm... xxx

    1. Thankyou so much! Books take me so long to get through these days, I don't know what I do with my time :( xxx