Favorite quotes or excerpts of the week is from Narcissus Leaves the Pool by Joseph Epstein. He writes:
My motives in reading are thoroughly mixed, but pure pleasure is always high among them. I read for aesthetic pleasure. If anything, with the passing of years, I have become sufficiently the aesthetic snob so that I can scarcely drag my eyes across the pages of a badly or even pedestrianly written book.
Along with the love of style, I read in the hope of laughter, exaltation, insight, enhanced consciousness, and dare I say it, wisdom; I read, finally, hoping to get a little smarter about the world.
On a personal style note, I wore this silk animal print dress today. I am a little smarter selecting classic timeless patterns during thrifting.