Side loves this month: this cat-lace-headband thing that's not mine but it's all I want in the world. Does anyone know where I can get one? I'll make it if I have to. (ed. note: It's Maison Michel! Currently sold out at OC, but incoming soon...)
The Hunger Games and Catching FireMore side loves: my new APC rain hat. A bit of an indulgence but this is the rain hat I've been thinking about for years in my dreams and haven't been able to find it. I feel very Gilligan's Island in it and I really enjoy that feeling.
My AGNES B. Lolita bag! All the cool girls had this bag in the 90s. Mine was maroon and plain so I thought I'd switch it up and get the starry one. How cute?!
My Opening Ceremony clog shoes. Love at first sight. Can't stop, won't stop.
Lesley Arfin's Stuff I Love #2: Sci-Fi, Lolita Bags, Lace Ears!
These are a few of her favorite things! This month, rad writer Lesley Arfin loves Sci Fi fantasy and Lolita bags!
I want to preface this month's Stuff I Love column by stating that I AM NOT A NERD! I know nerds have been having a bit of a heyday ever since either Revenge Of The Nerds came out or when Lisa Loeb got those really cool glasses. Anyway, I know a lot of nerds and I realize it's cool and everything but I'll have you know that I'm not one of them! Just because I'm obsessed with young adult science fiction-fantasy trilogies, it doesn't make me a nerd! If anything, it makes me cool because sci fi fantasy trilogies are AWESOME.
If you don't believe me, you obviously haven't read The Hunger Games, my latest obsession. I whipped through The Hunger Games and its follow up, Catching Fire, so fast I basically broke the light barrier. A good trilogy is a great companion during the colder months too. Every night when I was ready to wind down, I'd slip into some cozy housepants, prop up my pillows, and read my little heart out. I would wait as long as I could to start this process only because I was reading too quickly - I didn't want the books to be over that fast! I'm on the third and last book right now and am I bit concerned because I don't love it as much as the other two, but I owe it to The Hunger Games to make it to the finish line.
Another book series, if you find yourself single, lonely, cold, and tired this winter, is the His Dark Materials trilogy - which is actually much, much better than The Hunger Games in many respects. For starters, it's not young adult so the writing is better (and the print smaller, so it lasts longer). They made an awful movie of the first book a few years ago, but ignore that. There you have it: six amazing books that will definitely embarrass you when you bring them with you on the train. Stay tuned for next month when the thing I love most is my new Kindle.
Check out my pictures of my side loves this month!