The book I mentioned yesterday: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. A summer favourite. I suppose it could be classified as a guilty pleasure, but I don't believe in guilty pleasures. I have no guilty feelings about it -- I enjoy it too much. If you like Mad Men, you'll probably like this book. It is authentic mid-century America and doesn't offer any cultural history "lessons." Things as they just were, if you happened to be newly arrived in New York in 1945, seeking your fortune.
Speaking of other girly things, Sonja treated me to my first-ever pedicure as well as a manicure. I had always been so intimidated of salon pedicures! It was amazing, though. I chose OPI's "Passion," a peachy pink (pinky peach?). I got lavender on my fingernails and every time I look at them I feel as though my fingers are tipped in jellybeans. So nice.
Jane Flanagan, erin jane / atlantic treefox, Kate, Laur, Hannah, jackie, erica-knits, Kelsey, BaronessVonVintage, Melinda Josie, Cloud, Anna G, Malicious Mallory, erin, Dress up scientist, Hello Lindello, vanessa joie, ilovesasek, Sarah: Thank you all so much! You are very sweet to say such nice things. I was ready to toss those pictures outright, so I'm glad you like them!
nice-etc.com / caitlin: Right back at you!
sew nancy: That's sweet of you to say! I've been trying to learn more.
steph: Aw, thanks! So here is the book! Thanks for saying hello!
Hollie: Oh, well, I don't know. I mean, it would be nice if people pick things up, but I'm not counting on it! It's a labour of love at this point. Thank you, though!
amy w: Aw, that's okay! I'm glad you like it.
jen: Thank you! And here it is, Valley of the Dolls! I also love the logo that Caitlin designed. I really can't get enough of it.
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SwanDiamondRose: Oh Tara, as I said on Twitter I don't see it as a competition at all. I wouldn't even think to see it that way. Thanks for the sweet words. I love your floral bags so much!