Today’s post will include a little of this and a little of that. So let’s start with what I am wearing today: boyfriend jeans, Tippi sweater, bow flats and a blazer. The weather really can’t make up it’s mind. I’m hoping for a nicer, sunnier June.
Jacket (R W & Co.). Jeans (Gap). Sweater (J Crew). Flats (Aldo). Purse (J Crew). Necklace (Stella & Dot). Watch (Michael Kors). Bracelets (The Bay & Stella & Dot).
Today I’m linking up with Real Girl Glam for her Real Girl Style Challenge: The White Tee. I decided to pick 3 different ways I like to style a white tee. My favorite ways of styling a simple white tee is to add a statement necklace, cardigan or a vest. By adding any one of these you transform a simple white tee into something fabulous. Check out my favorite ways below…
The Power of Social Media
I recently fell in love with a new show on CNN called Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. I was not familiar with Anthony, but the commercial caught my eye. The idea of the show is that he travels all around the world, experiencing different food and cultures. It’s not your typical travel show. There are no false pretenses, no sugar coating the lives people live. It’s an honest, candid view of what life is like in certain parts of the world. So far Anthony has travelled to Koreatown in LA, Quebec, Libya, Morocco, Columbia and Myanmar.
What really made an impact for me was when I watched the episode where Anthony was in Libya. I remember the revolution that happened 2 years ago. I watched the news which showed how people fought for their freedom. Anthony asked a man about the revolution and how it came to be and the man answered “it came to be through social media like Facebook and Twitter”. To oversimplify it people communicated and organized the revolution through Facebook and Twitter. It’s absolutely amazing to think how 2 forms of social media that barely existed a decade ago, helped give people their freedom. It’s mind blowing. If you get a chance you can watch Parts Unknown on CNN Sunday nights at 9pm. It’s definitely worth watching.
I recently finished Terry Fallis’ second novel called The High Road, which is the sequel to The Best Laid Plans. We read his first book in book club about a year ago and it pleasantly surprised me. I don’t care much for politics, especially Canadian as it’s as boring as watching paint dry, but Terry Fallis manages to captivate the reader through his main character Angus McLintock. Angus is a Scottish Engineer who accidentally gets involved in Canadian politics. I won’t go into any more detail as I don’t want to ruin the story. What I will say is from the first page, the humour engages you and compels you to keep reading.
The sequel is very much like the first one. From the first page I was laughing out loud. I only wish Canadian politics was this interesting. But on a more serious note, we recently held a Provincial Election here in BC and many people were disappointed with the outcome. For me personally, I didn’t want to vote (but I did!!!), as I felt like none of the candidates represented me, my family or my concerns. I felt like the campaigns were full of empty promises and grandiose propaganda. Once elected those officials, do whatever they want anyways. There is really no accountability. They say they are working for the people but they aren’t. They could take heed from Angus McLintock in Terry Fallis’ novels. Now this is a man who is true to his word, who doesn’t play the games, and doesn’t put up with bullshit. He says it like it is and in the end it benefits him. For once I would like to go to the polls feeling like one of the candidates represents me and my interests, instead of voting for the lesser of the evils. So if any Canadian politician reads this (highly doubtful, but one can hope), then please stop dicking around and start listening to us, the people. Stop playing games and start working for us the people. That’s what we are paying you for!!!!!
So back to the book, if you want a funny, quick, entertaining read then The High Road is perfect for you. It’s not just a book for Canadians, anyone can relate to the shenanigans of politicians. Start with the first, The Best Laid Plans and then read this one. You won’t be disappointed.
This is a picture of a flower bush in our backyard. It started to bloom this week. It’s so pretty. I love Spring.
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May this blog inspire you to come up with different fashionable ways to dress up your simple white tee.
Happy Friday and Weekend Everyone!!!