Summer Readin' | Pleated Skirt and Tie-Front Blouse

It's finally Friday!


Most people my age complain that they have trouble finding time to get some reading done and I think I know where they're coming from - the older I get the busier I get with work, social time, volunteering, and just life in general. However I find that my commute is the best time to get my summer reading on. See, it's all about making time or using your time wisely.




I like reading on the metro - the lull of the train helps me push through, especially during some of the dull moments in a book, and it serves as a buffer against some of the characters you see. Not that I dislike talking to people on the train, but sometimes you'll encounter some strange folks on the DC metro lines (once, this guy sat next to me and randomly told me I had nice hair and he wanted to smell it. Yeah... just no). 


I'm currently reading George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series. I never found myself to be much of a fantasy novel reader until I saw the HBO series and finally cracked down and bought the first book, A Game of Thrones and I just went on reading from there. I gotta say, I like reading the books much better (although the show is absolutely amazing).


What book are you reading right now? When do you get most of your reading done?

Top: H&M bow blouse
Bottoms: Gifted from Korea (dress, worn as a skirt)
Accessories: Paper Source ribbon, Icing pearl bracelet, Charlotte Russe wallet
Shoes: Steve Madden Getta pumps



35 comments

  1. Lately I don't have any time to read...And I'll have to admit that I'm getting lazy too :/

    Adorable outfit :)
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  2. Such a lovely outfit!

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  3. Adorable outfit! I love how girly it is :)
    Yeah, I used to read way more when I was younger, but now I get distracted with blogging and work and stuff :P

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  4. hahaha smell it?! i'd get off the train immediately. and i love reading on commutes-they go so much faster that way. I've been wanting to re-read Harry Potter, I need to get crackin' on that! And this is such a pretty outfit- one can never go wrong with pink ;)

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  5. that's such a funny story about the train! i would have been so freaked out myself. loving your skirt here, you look extra feminine with the pleats & all!

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  6. The skirt is so pretty <3

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  7. This is one of my favorite looks from you so far! I love how girly this look is. The skirt is so flowy and pretty. I love the tie blouse as well. So simple, yet so cute! : )

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  8. Reading is one of the best things in life, how great that you are able to do it in the Metro! I drive with the car to my job, of this cause this isn´t possible ...

    Normally I read about 3 - 4 books a week, but at the moment I blog to much for that ;)

    You look cute and nice in your outfit!

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    1. Hi dear Deborah, many thanks for your super kind comment <3 xx Rena

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  9. Aww your outfit is lovely, the bow detail on the top half is so nice and the clutch bag is really cute!

    I think it's important to wind down sometimes and read, it's just so enjoyable. Right now I'm just reading random old books that need a good reading over, it has been a while since I've read. x

    Kathryn
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  10. The outfit is adorable. And I love fantasy books, but I haven't read that series yet.

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  11. Such a pretty outfit! I love the soft colors and your hair ribbon.

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  12. Lovely look! Your skirt is fantastic!

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  13. You look so lovely dear!!!
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  14. You are gorgeous. Love your pleated skirt!

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  15. You look amazing, just love that skirt !

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  16. I love this outfit!

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  17. Nice outfit
    xx

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  18. I love your outfit! you are so pretty, great post I have followed your blog :)
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  19. Cute look!
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  20. This skirt is super pretty! The colour is lovely too!

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  21. You're so pretty and I absolutely love your outfit, the skirt is gorgeous!

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  23. Ahh. Such a great look!

    xx
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  24. super pretty! love the skirt, great look. thanks so much for commenting on my blog. love your outfits

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  26. You look so sweet in this outfit! Adorable! :)

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