Friday again. I’m dizzy at the thought of how quickly this year is passing. The days are long, but the weeks are short. Currently posts are quickly become one of my favorite types to read. I love a glimpse into the lives of my favorite bloggers, and I figure it is high time for me to do a Currently post of my own.

Currently... reading, writing, and so much more.

Reading: Fat, Forty, and Fired by Nigel Marsh (just finished!). The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (never gets old!).

Watching: Jane Eyre (because the costumes and sets are beautiful) and Poldark (because… have you seen the trailer? No explanation needed).

Eating: Chocolate chip cookies. Cutting back on gluten has really cut into my rage baking, but at least, Immaculate Baking Co.’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Cookie Dough is helping to fill the baking void.

Vlogging: This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic asked vloggers to show the non-bookish things on their bookshelves. Here’s a look at some of the random things taking up my shelf space.

Listening To: Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1. This soundtrack feels like summer and deserves to be on repeat.

Cleaning: House. That probably doesn’t sound like fun, and it’s not really. There’s a lot of sorting and tossing/selling/donating going on, but it’s time to let some things go.

Working On: Drawing. There are only a few weeks left of my drawing class at the museum. Learning to see what’s actually there and not what you assume is there can be frustrating, but slowly my drawings are starting to take the proper shape, and I’m learning an important life lesson as well.

Exercising: Walking in the park. It’s amazing how a few turns around the park can clear your head and make the day seem not so bad. Also, Mary Helen Bowers is fantastic.

In other news…

I’m so happy to be featured in this week’s IFB Links à la Mode! If you want to participate, submit your fashionable links to the Independent Fashion Bloggers Facebook page.

Links a la Mode

Inspired by Greatness by Kim Toomey

I found myself inspired by you all to start my own fashion blog. No, it hasn’t happened, but a gal can dream. IFB bloggers had smart advice on the business of blogging this week by sharing tips on collaboration, their own favorite bloggers, and translating high fashion for the real world and budget. I also loved how some of you took me out of my world and shared beautiful traditions and regional fashion. And for those of you wondering which current designer matches your zodiac sign, follow along with Amethyst Honey. That was a new one.

Links à la Mode, July 9

SPONSOR: Shopbop sale, red bikinis, cupcakes and cashmere, Tarin Thomas, Joanna Constantine, Emanuel Ungaro, Alexa Wagner, blue dresses, black blouses, anna sui, bella freud, Adina Reyter, Ca & Lou, Paul & Joe Siste

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  1. I really need to read The Girl On The Train!You are the second blogging friend to mention it this week! Good luck with cleaning house and sorting, not fun, but gas to be done!

  2. I love Currently posts too and I Just had my own recently! So awesome.
    That cat is adorable.
    I’m currently plowing through The Girl on the Train – I’m almost done.
    Scarlet loves the Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix 1 a LOT.
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    1. I’m about half way through The Girl on the Train, and I’m really liking the suspense and the way the story builds 🙂

  3. I can’t believe how quickly this year is going by either. OMG, that is the CUTEST little kitty cat 🙂 Awwwwwww!!!

    And I think you totally should start a fashion blog–you’d be excellent at it. I have given that idea some thought in the past, too, but I have a hard enough time keeping up with my two blogs.

    XOXO and hope all is well with you, sweetie. Happy Monday (groan). 🙂
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    1. I liked Fat, Forty, and Fired! It was inspiring to see the changes the author made in his life during his time not working 🙂