by Nickie Bagai


Dotted Line

What I wore | This white skirt is by Banana Republic . It is on sale and, today only, get an additional 40% off with code BRGO | Very Similar White Blouse | Pump Charles by Charles David Every women need a pair of nude pumps and these look far more expensive then they are. | Bag Again Banana Republic in black (on sale) here is a similar on in brown  | Sunglasses Prada |


Shirt Dress

It's the weekend! Big plans?

 We are attending Shaun's 20th high school reunion. It should be interesting and fun:) If you follow me on Instagram you may remember I made a Roasted Tomato Basil Soup. It turned out..

Delicious. You can find the recipe on this Pinterest board. I used beautiful heirloom tomatoes that I had on hand (rather then the plums that are suggested) and basil growing in my garden. This soup is a bit spicy due to the red pepper but adds an intense flavor  that you don't get with most tomato soups. I would recommend making this soup while tomatoes are in season. 

What I am wearing: A classic linen shirt dress that I will wear summer after summer by Banana Republic | Carrying this season's bag: the bucket bag by Banana Republic( Here in black) Here is a similar style in brown | A closet staple Converse | And a light weight jacket I bought at the Nordstrom Sale | Necklace Stella & Dot | Sunglasses were bought a few seasons ago here is a current style  |



Lace Dress and Z~ A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Well, here we are the weekend is over it's

Above is a look I have been wanting to share with you for a whole day. I bought the bag yesterday while out shopping but before I get to the detail of my outfit I wanted to share my recent read. Z ~ A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. 

Let me start off by saying A. I am a reader not really a writer therefore B. I am not a book critic. I am just going to share a few thoughts and weather or not I would recommend the book. 

To sum it up, the story of Z, told in Zelda Fitzgerald's voice, is an account of her life in the south, meeting and falling in love with her husband, living in New York, France, St. Paul,  and their very turbulent marriage riddled with alcoholism, jealousy, mental health issues, passion, competition and I would 

The 1920's was such a dynamic period for literature, art and culture, and in this novel you live it all through the eyes of the "first flapper," Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald.  My take away from the novel is an appreciation for my rights and the choices I can now make 95 years after Zelda's time.  I believe she was a women born much to soon.  She was a artist, writer, and classical trained ballet dancer, and could not live up to her full potential due to societies  ideas of a women role and place in a marriage. 

 Would I recommend this book? Yes. It  is a novel but the author did her homework and I feel I gained some insight to one of the most famous couple in the literary world. And I would like to mention I had no idea Hemingway was so involved with their lives! What a jerk. Just read it and you will see. 

Now on to my outfit: I am so happy I bought this dress from Chicwish.  I was pleasantly surprised how versatile it ended up being. I have worn it both day, as seen here, and evening.  The shoes I purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which sadly ended last night:( The bag I had my eye on for some months now, and I got it on sale! 

Dress Chicwish | Shoes Halogen (low stock) Similar Here | Bag Banana Republic | Earrings Stella & Dot | Glasses Similar |


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