Wednesday, November 10, 2010

What is a year?

I realized that I never got around to sharing my wedding anniversary photos!  A friend of ours, Mr. Nick Aleck, is a photographer and a great one at that.  He did our engagement photos and did such an amazing job that we asked him to do a similar shoot for some first anniversary photos! 

And my favorite...

On Me-
Jacket: Cynthia Steffe thrifted via Spree
Dress: Banana Republic thrifted via Spree
Brooch: Gift from my friend Lauren
Heels: ModCloth
Necklace: A gift from my Mom

On Chris-
Jacket: Zara
Dress Shirt: Kenneth Cole
Jeans: Zara
Belt: Kenneth Cole
Shoes: Stray Dog 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Bell Jar

Recently, I was home by myself because the husband was working late due to a project deadline for his firm and I found myself aimlessly channel surfing.  I do this a lot.  (I think it has something to do with growing up around so many men!)  Anyways, I fell upon the movie Sylvia starring Gwyneth Paltrow.  It was basically about the life of Sylvia Plath, the famed American poet and writer that committed suicide in 1963.  I can't say I know much about Sylvia Plath despite getting into modern and beat poetry when I was in college but, the movie intrigued me about her life and work.  I immediately purchased a few of her published works online (Amazon loves me and my spontaneous purchasing) including the only book Plath wrote called The Bell Jar.  Published just one month before she committed suicide and somewhat auto-biographical, the story is written about a young woman from Boston and her struggle with mental illness.  I definitely find it interesting though slightly depressing and the way it is written is realistic with good flow.  I am sort of amazed that I haven't explored Plath's works until now but, I am glad my channel surfing paid off!