In My Library Tote: November Book Reviews and Recommendations

I am so glad to be back to blogging, normal life, and talking about books! I mentioned last week that I caught a bug, well the "bug" ended up being strep throat and let me tell you, it knocked me out! I haven't had that since I was a little kid, but getting it as an adult was not fun. Thankfully I am healthy now and crossing my fingers that no one else gets it. Anyway, here's what I read last month. I'm happy to report that I enjoyed almost everything I read, only one dud in the bunch!

{November books}



Currently: December

Happy December! While I feel like November went really fast, with Thanksgiving falling on the early side I've been ready to kick off the holiday season for a while now. I'm joining Anne to share a few things I'm Currently up to for the month. I had planned to share my goals as well, but I've been taken down by a not-so-fun bug and this was the only part of the post I'd planned ahead.

{currently: december}


Live Your Best {Holiday} Life: November Update

I'm joining Alexandra again this year for our Live Your Best Holiday Life challenge. It is something that we created to help make the holiday season a little less stressful and more focused, by intentionally making time for activities that are budget-friendly, self-care centered, and festive.

Since we're one month into the challenge--and the holiday season is in full swing--I wanted to provide a little update with how things are going so far.


My Updated Fall Uniform with Ethyl Clothing

My style is pretty classic, and most of my wardrobe consists of staple pieces. I don't like to spend a lot of money on trends, but I do like to find ways to update classic pieces so I don't feel like I'm wearing the same thing all the time. In the fall and winter I pretty much live in some variation of jeans and a cardigan, but luckily there are countless ways to make that classic combination feel fresh.

Recently I had the opportunity to work with Ethyl Clothing and choose a couple of pieces from their collection. They have a lot to choose from, but surprising no one, I decided to choose jeans and a cardigan. These dark wash jeans are a classic style that I'll never get tired of. I love my skinny jeans, but I've been wanting some straight leg options, and these are perfect. They also have some stretch and are so soft and comfortable to wear.

Speaking of comfortable, the cardigan I'm wearing is the epitome of cozy. I keep seeing chenille sweaters around, so when I spotted this one on the Ethyl website I knew it had to be mine--the soft texture and bold dark red color are so perfect for this time of year too.

I didn't know much about Ethyl Clothing before, but I've since learned that they have been in business for over thirty years, and the same couple has been designing the clothes from the start. Based out of Seattle, they began by selling their clothes to small boutiques across the U.S., but in recent years they have expanded their business to include online sales. I love supporting small businesses, and a company like Ethyl Clothing, dedicated to providing quality and fit, is one worth supporting.

Are you a jeans with a cardigan devotee as well? What's an update you'd like to make to your cardigan collection?  



Red cardigan: c/o Ethyl Clothing | gray tee: Madewell via ThredUp | jeans: c/o Ethyl Clothing | earrings: Nickel and Suede | scarf: Target (similar) | blush mules: Target