Tonight I have to be very quick as I am already falling asleep and have a HUGE day tomorrow. Today I wore my adorable, new Tory Burch tunic dress and matching brown, moc croc Revas and will admit this is one of my new favorite outfits. It was beyond comfortable and looked adorable if I can say so myself. I had an early morning at work and was busy prepping for a big event all day. This evening I had my nails done and then attended a Young Alumni SMU event with C at the Meadows Museum. We had such a fun time and met many cute people. I was going to try and make it to my Cotillion Club social hour at the Stoneleigh Penthouse, however there was just not enough time in the day. I will be sure to clear my calendar for our July event! When we returned from the SMU event C and I walked to Shell and I got a delicious ice cream dessert. I have been dying to have a Dove ice cream bar, but since Shell does not sell those I opted for the next closet treat. We returned home and watched two episodes of House Hunters and now here I am. Oh, today I received two books I ordered from Amazon which added some spice to my day. I am so thrilled to have gotten my hands on the new Sloane Ranger handbook (someone needs to rewrite the Preppy Handbook and catch up with the Brits) as well as a book that was recommended to me on Amazon: My Heart Remembers. For those of you looking for summer reads you must consider Lady of Milkweed Manor by Julie Klassen. I know I have said it before, but it was one of the best books I have ever, ever read. It has numerous Christian undertones and is set in 19th century England. Here is Amazon's synopsis:
In this inspirational historical romance debut novel set in 19th-century England, a young pregnant woman is forced to make difficult choices. Twenty-year-old Charlotte Lamb is the daughter of a heartless English vicar, as we discover when she becomes pregnant and he throws her out of her childhood home. Vulnerable and unprotected, she is forced to a lodging place for unwed mothers. Soon, Lamb must make decisions involving true love and sacrifice, providing many powerful turning points throughout the story. Although Klassen occasionally lapses into back-to-back dialogue, her prose is generally smooth, and Charlotte has the reader's sympathy from the earliest pages. The amount of information about wet nurses, lactation and breastfeeding can become weighty, although often intriguing (such as the practice of using goats to directly feed foundling infants to avoid the spread of syphilis). Faith themes are subtly woven throughout. The reader will need to suspend disbelief to enjoy some of the plot twists, especially the happily-ever-after ending, which provides the redemptive conclusion common to Christian fiction. A bonus is the milkweed poetry, lore and symbolism knitted into the narrative. Both readers of faith fiction and general readers of historical romance should enjoy this lovely first offering from Klassen.
OK I am off to bed. Hooray for tomorrow being Friday and SATC officially being released. I am dying to go watch Charlotte (she was a Kappa on the show!) and all her fabulous outfits!