Monday, December 1, 2014

You pierce my soul..

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and weekend and all that jazz. I wish I had an exciting weekend recap for you, but I didn't do much besides eat and sit on my butt. My husband lovingly passed on the cold he had last week, so I spent the whole weekend pretty miserable. Hopefully I feel better soon because obviously I couldn't call in sick after a 4 day weekend.

The most exciting thing I did was read the last 2 books for the winter challenge, which means I finished in a month, yay! I definitely wasn't the first, but I daresay I deserve a pat on the back anyway. Just kidding. Can't wait to share the books I've read lately with you all.

Anyway. I have been better with my shopping and impulse purchases, but the other day I was just minding my own business, scrolling down my instagram feed when I saw this..


Brookish had shared that pic on her instagram and said that the first person to comment would get it for $12... I was like, damn wish I had seen this sooner I would totally buy that. Then I saw no-one had commented.


So I took my fingers to a typing ME PLEASE and couldn't believe it. Holla.

I have been ogling Brookish's stuff for ages, but never pulled the trigger. I am weary of things like that, even though she had a bazillion good reviews I was still hesitant. So the best way to test the waters was to get something on sale first. I really have my eye on this P&P one. One day, you shall be mine. I'm kinda mad (not really) because not long after, she posted the P&P one in a jumper for only $18.. I couldn't get both though, but maybe next time.. Now that I know how awesome Brookish is, I'll totally be back. Because I love this top.




And of course I had to scoop up little Millie who was pawing at the door... But she was way more interested in the sights and sounds of outdoors, rather than being in my photoshoot. Rude.


In case you aren't as crazy as me a Jane Austen fan, the quote is from Persuasion, You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago..” 


Like OMG.


If you didn't feel like swooning from reading that quote...



How bout now?!


Ok so I'm a wee bit obsessed. I am so glad I branched out from P&P to read Persuasion, I just love it. The movie is so cute as well, I much prefer that one to the older one, personally.


Anywhoozits. File this under Jane Austen obsession, if you will.


Also, if you haven't read the book, basically I just ruined it for you. Apologies.


This would definitely be filed under a perfect gift idea for the Austen lover, if you know any (besides me...).

Anyway, can we talk about the fact that it's bloody December? Are you ready for Christmas?!

57 comments:

  1. It hasn't quite hit that it is December yet. Well, perhaps because it is 70 degrees here today. So obviously it isn't feeling very Decemberish!

    I love that top! So cute on you! I am sorry you aren't feeling well, my dear. I hope you feel better soon!

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  2. Hope you are feeling better today.

    That shirt is just awesome!

    I only have to wrap all of my Christmas presents and I will be finished with gifts. I do bake a lot to give away as presents, but that won't start until later in the month.

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  3. Perfect score on that T-shirt! I'm so glad you got it.

    Hope you're feeling 100% soon!

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  4. Even though you don't feel 100% you still crack me up! haha I really hope the cold gets the heck out of dodge soon and I am in love with that tee!!

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  5. Love that quote! Congrats on getting the shirt!

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  6. I can't believe it's December, and I can't believe you've read all your books! I was slowed down by having to wait for loads to arrive though.

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  7. you are too cute! perfect shirt :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  8. Love it! I'm definitely checking out that shop - looks like she has some cute stuff. Hope you start feeling better soon!

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  9. I love that you love this so much. I was actually going to start P&P this weekend, but then remembered that my sister in law suggested watching the movie first so when I do that (which I own and haven't watched?) I'll be reading it!

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  10. I absolutely love your new shirt and love that it has such a great meaning for you!!!

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  11. Love your new shirt! So cute! And your hair looks awesome! That pic with Millie is adorable!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  12. you are too cute! Love the shirt and what a great find!

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  13. I want to love something half as much as you love that book. The shirt is perfect for you!

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  14. I love that shirt! How cute! So sorry to read that you had a cold. :( I didn't do as well as you did with online shopping-I spent way too much. I am trying to stay away from Cyber Monday deals today because I already went way too crazy. Haha.

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  15. What a cute shirt, lady! You are rocking it! Love the Beauty and the Beast gif!

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  16. I cannot believe it's December!!! That shirt looks fabulous on you and getting things on scale?! Score!! *fist pump* Stinks you have a cold following the long weekend and couldn't call off. I saw your thing about finishing the book challenge and was like wtf?! So you didn't really finish, right? I think I've done pretty good finishing 3 books so far.

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  17. Cute top! I haven't read Persuasion yet, but since I love The Lakehouse, it's absolutely on my list. Yessss I know the time-travel part of the plot has holes in it; don't care -- it's sweet, hahaha. Millie is so beautiful! I vote the cats get their own photo shoot one of these days. Also *highfive* for finishing the book challenge in one month! Rockstaaaarrrr!

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  18. Total score on the shirt, it looks comfy too. Millie looks prepared to bolt! I think I want to see the movie after that smirk! ;) Feel better soon, girly!

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  19. Love that shirt! Somethings are just meant to be :) I'm going to have to read or watch Persuasion. I've pretty much had Pride and Prejudice playing on repeat lately. Feel better soon!

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  20. That shirt was MADE for you! Hahaha! I hope you feel better soon :)

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  21. Loooove that shirt. And on sale, look at you go! ;) also, I love learning even more term differences between Aussie and America. (A jumper would be a hoodie or a sweatshirt.) Feel better soon my love!

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  22. AHHHH! I need that shirt in my life! I'm also glad I found another Jane Austen lover. :) I'm actually such a big fan, that my friend got me a personalized copy of Pride and Prejudice for Christmas one year. Meaning, my name is in place of Elizabeth Bennet's; Therefore, I get proposed to by Mr. Darcy. Yep, it's pretty amazeballs.

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  23. OMG, I LOVE that shirt! That is my favorite line from Persuasion! Sorry you were sick this weekend, I hope you feel better soon!

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  24. You definitely needed that shirt (and Millie is too stinking cute)!

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  25. & a B&B gif to go with it :)
    Hope you feel better. I'm still fighting the cough of my cold. #sucks
    I forgot my keys in my husbands car & didn't know if I'd make it into work... after being off ALL week. I thought that would fly like a lead balloon.
    Love your shirt! You look so smokin' in it! :)

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  26. You are the cutest! And noooooo I cannot believe it is December already! Christmas is literally going to be here before we know it. Hope you're feeling better!

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  27. I hope you feel better soon! And I love that shirt. :)

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  28. Aw I hope you feel better!!! Glad you got to relax this weekend! I am dying over that shirt! It's so cute and I love it paired with those distressed jeans and boots to make it a little edgy! Love!!!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  29. Lookin' good! I also like your jeans, btw. :)

    Oh, and feel better!

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  30. Cute!!! Persuasion is next on my Austen to read list. I've almost read them all.

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  31. I love that top. I think I made need one for myself!

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  32. Love the top!! Hope you're feeling much better!! xx

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  33. How cool, what a great score for you!

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  34. Cute top and shoes!! The kitty is also very pretty!

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  35. That top is adorable on you! Nothing better than getting something you LOVE for a sweet surprise deal!!!

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  36. Looks so adorable on you!!! Where are your skinnies from? I love the wash!

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  37. Ummmmm love that shirt on you! What a cool find I definitely need to follow now!

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  38. Have I told you before that I have never read any of Jane Austin's books? Sorry.
    I hope that your cold is gone and that you are feeling much better.

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  39. That shirt is perfect for you! Hope you're feeling better!

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  40. You might be persuading me to read Persuasion. Or at least watch the movie.

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  41. You look so cute in all of these pics! One day I am going to read all of these books that you talk about.
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

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  42. I have the cold too!!! With the constant rain here (its the rainy season) pretty much everyone gets the flu ... Ugh! Hope youre on the mend! PS you look so cute and so does Millie

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  43. Sitting around and eating sound like a great weekend to me! I love the shirt you got! Such a fun holiday season!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  44. I can not believe it is December!! The shirt looks super cute on you!

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  45. That tshirt is super cute!! I absolutely love it. And your hair is super cute!!

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  46. Boo for being sick, hope you feel better soon. Your shirt is adorable, and can we talk about how cute Millie is? I'm more of a dog person, but Millie makes me want a kitty cat of my own!

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  47. cute shirt and i'm totally swooning over that quote!!!

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  48. I love that shirt! Even though I had no idea where it came from. I will be checking out that shop as well. I got sick on Wednesday night and remained sick all weekend long also. It's like the world did not want us to enjoy our time off. Hope you feel better today. :)

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  49. Great t-shirt! And congrats on getting it at such a steal. I really love the graphic tees and all the better if it's a quote you love. Have you read Jane Eyre? I recently read it and loved it. So romantic

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  50. ooh love it. Persuasion is my favorite. Though I have only read it and P&P so far. At least I own most of the others.. maybe all of them actually. So I can read more soon. :) I have a goal to finish all of them and all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels by 2021. :) -You'd be proud though. I finished Anne of Green Gables last night. Woot. March - December 1. Holy Toledo. Excited to start something new and catch the reading bug again. I can't lie I really did love Anne though. One of my friends is a fairly big Jane Austen fan... I got her a 5 year Jane Austen journal last year, quote post cards the year before, this year I have a little quote book picked out, but I probably need to find something to go with it. Her card was my favorite part, it has Jane Austen drawn on the front and it says, 'I'm not one for the Austentatious,' - 'Please celebrate with Sense and Sensibility. Happy Birthday' - the best. I died when I saw it, so punny. XO -Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  51. Girl. You look amazing in those jeans. I mean I know this is about the t-shirt but DAMN SON. You are a hottie! And thank you for explaining the quote to those of us who are....less familiar with the book. :)
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  52. Hey hottie! You look great in that top and jeans girl!!! Great score!

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  53. So I need to find the Persuasion movie asap I guess! LOVE that top and I've never heard of that shop, but I am definitely going to check it out. And OMG on finishing the challenge in one month! Awesome job- I can't wait to hear more about what you read!

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  54. The top looks really cute on you and looks comfy! Double win! Also, I read that book way back when (in first year... yeah I took a women's lit course that year that was a full year and read 8 novels) but didn't remember the quote! I've read way too much since then (2006) so maybe I should just re-read it. ;) hehe annnnd watch the movie of course!

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  55. If those pictures are taken recently where you are outside in a damn tshirt, I'm effin jealous! The top looks great and I love how you paired it with skinnies and ankle boots! :)

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  56. I love the top with those jeans and shoes! Looks gorgeous on you! And yay for a good deal!

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