Browsing the Shelves

(Storets shearling jacket, MANGO jumper, Bally handbag)

On my days off over the weekend, I always make time to hit up the local bookstore. I catch up on the latest fashion magazines and browse the shelves of some of my favorite authors. I am currently in love with anything by Pulitzer winner, Jhumpa Lahiri, as well as Jodi Picoult, and Joyce Carol Oats. Their prose is absolutely fantastic and captivating. I tend to go through their books quickly because I can’t manage to put them down! Their use of words make it feel like you’re not even reading, but actually living the story.

For my casual day out shopping and reading, I slipped into a one piece jumper made by one of my favorite Spanish fashion labels, MANGO. It’s comfortable, but still chic. It was pretty chilly, so I layered on a shearling lined jacket. I try not to think twice about what I wear. I love just throwing together casual pieces for a perfectly laidback weekend look. (By the way, I never knew that taking photos inside a Barnes and Noble was a no-go! The security guard simply told me “no photos allowed in the building,” in a voice that lacked authority and kept eyeing me my entire stay. Can you say annoying? I swear I wasn’t doing anything illicit! Guess I will have to be a tad more discreet next time.)

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138 Responses to Browsing the Shelves

  1. Ania B says:

    i know what you mean. SOOO SOOO annoying, and they don’t even have a legitimate reason for it either. anyone can just come and take a photo inside a store with their phone if they really wanted to. boo! I’ve gottan reprimanded for taking photos inside of a couple of stores haha (with clothes if you do it in the changeroom nobody will ever know lol) let’s beat the system with one outfit at a time 😀

  2. Ashlyn says:

    I don’t really understand why photos are a no-no in most stores either? I don’t think the camera is going to set off a bomb (I hope!). I’m glad you got photos though because I love your jumper. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

  3. Lainey says:

    Yeah, I can’t believe that. Last time I was at the Melrose flea market, one of the vendors actually yelled at me-“no pictures! No pictures!” like some crazy person. I was like wtf? Since when?! You’re only selling beat up shoes buddy. Haha! But in a bookstore is weird as well. At least you still got some great shots out of it.

  4. Ashley says:

    Love this whole outfit! Jumpers are so fun, aren’t they?!

    I had no idea you couldn’t take pictures in a Barnes & Noble. I don’t quite understand why. It’s not like it’s a security breach or something. WEIRD!

  5. Jennifer Fabulous says:

    No photos inside B&N?! Well, that’s just silly. Maybe they thought you were taking pictures of the store’s secrets and you were going to sell them to Borders. Haha! 😛

    On a happier note, you are FABULOUS in this outfit! That jacket is perfection and you are simply just gorgeous. xoxo

  6. Kathleen Carla. says:

    beeautiful Natalie! i love how you can pull off anything and be effortlessly chic. the shearling jacket goes so well with the jumper. i love visiting bookstores too & catching up on my fave mags too, but with a soy white mocha :p.

    <3, Kathleen.


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