Book Report — Paper Towns by John Green

Summertime is in full swing and I’ve started tackling my summer reading list! Based on the buzz, I had to give priority to John Green’s Paper Towns, which I featured in my What’s in My Beach Bag post. You see I’m a ‘read the book before seeing the movie’ type of gal so I had to finish before the release date.

Like all of John Green’s books, Paper Towns was a page-turner. Growing up in a small town myself, it’s easy to understand why Margo believed there is much more to the world and desperately wanted to get out. I still dream of getting out. I read this book at the most opportune time. As I am making career decisions and dreaming towards the future, it is easy to get caught up in the planning. I am a perfectionist. This book reminded me that sometimes planning is more fun, and its ok if things don’t turn out exactly as you expected because the memory is in the adventure. One of my favourite quotes from the book:

“Nothing ever happens like you imagine it will…But then again, if you don’t imagine, nothing ever happens at all. Imaging isn’t perfect”

UK beauty blogger Essie Button, a fellow Canadian and personal favourite of mine, featured this book in her Button’s Bookshelf series on her YouTube Channel. She hits all the key points and sums up my feelings to the book exactly. Take a look at her video below!

If you haven’t read Paper Towns yet, I suggest you get your hands on a copy. I know I can’t wait to see the movie. What books are on your summer reading list?

Until next time,

Sarah x

Summer Clothing Haul

Who else is shocked that it’s already June?  Don’t be confused, I’m certainly not complaining about the warm-ish weather! In fact, I’m eagerly pulling out summer clothing pieces! With the changing temperature comes the seasonal wardrobe cleanout. Nothing is more satisfying than digging through the closet to get rid of worn out and out of style pieces. Plus who doesn’t love when everything looks pretty and folded in its place. So you might be wondering, how long does the organized and clutter free oasis last? Not very long. I typically use this as my excuse to go shopping and replace everything! Here are a few of the pieces I purchased over the past couple weeks.

Shorts and Rompers: I’m so glad soft shorts are a trend. Super comfortable, super versatile, and super flirty.  I’m equally a fan of the romper! The cute patterns are always what sell me. Aside from the whole tricky bathroom situation (Ladies, you know what I’m talking about) they are the perfect summer staple. Both pieces are trendy and unique plus you can usually find relatively inexpensive pieces. The shorts are from Banana Republic and the Romper and Denim shorts are both American Eagle.

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Tops: I feel like crop tops look cute on everyone else but me. Because of its structured and not too fitted shape, this blush pink one from Aritzia doesn’t leave me feeling self-conscious. I love the shape and dressy yet causal feel of it. I tend to get chilly during summer evenings so I like to have a go to sweater to throw on. This one from Banana Republic is chic and cozy. Who doesn’t love shirt with a sassy saying.

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Dresses and Skirts:  One of my favourite things to buy, my closet can speak for itself when it comes to dresses. I kept things simple with a stripe tank top dress from Joe Fresh. It’s definitely a “throw on and out the door” dress but could also be used as a beach cover-up. As for the Artizia skirt , I actually have it in the dress version.  I loved it so much I had to stock up and get the skirt. Again super versatile, very a classic look and is figure flattering.

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Hope some of my pieces inspire your summer wardrobe shopping. Let me know some of your favourite places to shop!

Until next time,

Sarah x