Of pearls and gold chains

"Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?"

"And it came to me then. That we were wonderful traveling companions but in the end no more than lonely lumps of metal in their own separate orbits. From far off they look like beautiful shooting stars, but in reality they're nothing more than prisons, where each of us is locked up alone, going nowhere. When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we'd be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing."  

-Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart-

I read the first half of Sputnik Sweetheart about a month ago in Borders. It made me wonder how reading it in Japanese would feel like when even reading the English translated copy is so mesmerizing and captivating. I'm thinking of going back there soon to finish it up, I'm so anxious to know the ending. Have any of you read other Haruki Murakami's books? Any favourite/s to recommend?
 
And this is me, attempting the side plait again. My hair is getting so long that it's so much easier to braid it now. I've also forgotten for a bit how much I love this super red lipstick from Mac. I'm thinking of trying another colour from Mac, maybe a nude or a pink one like Chatterbox?

I always feel a little sad on a Sunday night because the weekend is now officially over. Weekends always fly by far too quickly, don't you think so? Hopefully Monday blues won't hit me or you too hard tomorrow:)
 
Blazer: MNG
Top: Zara
Leggings: Flea Market
Shoes: Local boutique
Jewelry: Borrowed from Mom
Lipstick: Mac Ruby Woo

79 comments:

Michelle said...

i love reading books at book stores. so much fun. lovelove your blazer. i have to keep myself from drooling! i was looking to purchase a nude color from Mac too! I haven't heard of chatterbox so i will look that up thanks!

projectvee said...

love that blazer! looks amazing on you :) beautiful shoes as well

heart charlie said...

I love your blazer!! It looks great with the rest of your simple outfit ;)

Elise said...

love your outfit - perfectly put together.

Have a fashionable week !

StuddedLilly said...

very pretty outfit, very spring-y! love the accessories too!

xxjess

Audrey Allure said...

Weekends do fly by! And it's even worse now with the Daylight Savings and changing the clocks one hour forward haha.

Such pretty jewelry, and I love the white blazer!

Vanilla said...

Love this outfit, your blazer is gorgeous :)

Love vanilla

FASHION SNAG said...

Weekends are gone so soon! I love your blazer and the jewelry. The photos on the steps are cool! xo

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Sezen. said...

Beautiful pictures, I relly like your Blazer.xo xo.

la-vie-de-mademoiselle-e said...

Darling you look lovely! I love your heels, your blazer and the necklace is also very pretty! That red lipstick looks very good on you, but I think chatterbox wil also look good. It'll be easy to match with a good smokey eye!

Love, E

Vivian said...

love your outfit<3
looks beautiful on you!

Mo said...

you're so sweet Sher...
that jacket is looking gooood

i always feel low too on sunday evenings...never wanna go back to work ;-)

Vicki said...

Love these photos!! love the white blazer and shoes are to die for!!!

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vicki xo

Missy said...

hi Sher,

another fab outfit! how do you always look so amazing!

Missy
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Jen said...

I usually hate Sundays too, but tonight I'm feeling good - I have a week off work! Hooray! You look darling here, Sher.

un petit lapin said...

I love Sunday mornings but I get a little sad in the evening knowing that Monday morning will soon be here! I LOVE all the colours in this outfit. They are perfect :) The only Murakami I've read is 'The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle'. It's long but magical!

Indy said...

Wow, this is a different look for you but you pull it off like a pro! I love that blazer and everything you put with it!

Mila said...

Beautiful blazer!

Mina said...

I absolutely love this outfit! :)

Dhu said...

I love just sitting in bookstores and reading, it's too bad I can't just move into a bookstore overnight. Now that would be amazing.
Those necklaces are fantastic! I lvoe the so much!

Diane said...

Thanks so much for posting the text, it is lovely indeed, I never read one of his book, but I just might :D

And I love you in red lipstick, you look like a geisha :P

kiss

jess said...

I love the blazer.

sharonlei said...

Sher, I adore your blazer!

xx Love & Aloha

B a la Moda said...

Your shoes are so pretty. I love your braid. It gives you a very cute look.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Leah said...

I love your side braid Sher. I love pearls on you... they are so perfect for such a sweet and charming lady. xoxo

Maju said...

Sher, adorable blazer and shoes! =) Actually you're adorable.

xx,
Marina G.

ana b. said...

That quote from Haruki Marukami is indescribably depressing!!! Basically, there is no escape from loneliness. I refuse to believe it :)

H K said...

Love your outfit, as always you look gorgeous, I love the shoes too!
Ohhh the first quote is my favourite quote from Sputnik Sweetheart! (Well top 3 at least), I love his books! I've read quite a few, I MOST DEFINITELY recommend Norwegian Wood (there is a film of it being released this year) and you should read After Dark. Those are two I especially like.
I've read a book in another language before and read the translated version later, it's definitely really different because of certain phrases/expressions different languages have to express something but I like how books are translated most of the time - woosh what a long comment!

Maria Confer said...

Very beautiful Sher. I can never have too many pearls.

Lulu Letty

Rose said...

You look super stulish!
Today and Tomorrow are my weekend, and yes they always go too fast!
I love Boarders, does your boarders have gloria jeanes inside like ours?

Rose

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

u r gorgeous!

Miss Coffee Baby said...

i tried on a cropped blazer from Bardot yesterday with gold buttons but didnt get it n now im regretting after seeing how gd u look in a blazer! sher u're perfecting the art of being a model arent you! >.^

go for the nude lipstick! i've got 1 frm Anna Sui n it's superb! a huge drift away frm pink & red which are just too common on the streets. try the nude lipstick with mac's shiny lipglass. it shld look juz purrrrfect! n besides, NUDE is THE 'in' colour now. nude coloured clothings & nail polishes are featured in mags all over :)

p.s. bf did bring me out for breakfast 2day! so thank goodness i didnt develop the monday blues! how was ur monday? :)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Love the yellow on you with the shoes. Sunday is always a little sad but can be quite fun as well :)

eunice said...

love the blazer and pop of yellow! gold and pearls are an exquisite combination too! :)

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Morgan. said...

I love your blazer, its subtle but still very stylish. Its a great look.
Im loving your blog, it's a really interesting read :)

-Morgan
www.catch13.blogspot.com

Tuesday said...

Happy Monday Sher! Blazer looks awesome and the lipstick is so classy to me!

Gold and pearls match perfectly, made for each other :)

joei said...

hi sher! sorry haven't visited your site recently. been so busy these past couple of weeks!

anyway, love the blue+yellow combo. it's my favorite after blue+red ;)

and true what you said about weekends. they just seem to fly by, don't they?

have a great week ahead of you!

joei
http://i.am/joei

tia said...

Hello dearest Sher, I have not been commenting on your blog lately, but I want you to know that I am still reading and visiting every day. I adore seeing your beautiful fashion and reading your whimsical daydreams, but I am feeling a little quiet these days. ♥

janettaylor said...

Amazing necklace!

pensandlens said...

amazing photos...Love the necklace and hmmp the stairs photo shoot...I might do that...soon!!!! if I have my own photographer...

you really bring out the best emotions in your pictures that's what I really love about you.

Take Care always dear
Sweet
http://pensandlens.wordpress.com

Noelle Chantal said...

i so agree with you about Sundays. i hate Mondays 'cause i love weekends A LOT! hehe

by the way, i love your necklaces and the blazer you wore. and you look really pretty with your hair braided. love the whole look and the splash of yellow in this outfit :)

Nina said...

Your blazer ... I can't stop looking at it!

daisychain said...

your jewellery and blazer are perfect x

Shop T.O. Live said...

The outfit is very sophisticated but with still a bit of whimsey - I love it. The colours are soft and pretty too.

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SabinePsynopsis said...

I have to admit that I never read anything of Haruki Murakami... But definitely on my reading list now. Seeing you in a white blazer makes me all jittery for spring and times when I can start wearing one, too. Wishing you a good start to the week.

Vintage Me New You said...

hey wonderful lady, how you've been lately?
I missed reading your blog, but I caught up with it:)
I adore your look, so gorgeous, especially the shoes and that blazer, gives me the envy to buy one:)

Mwaaa,
Gia.

Nadiye said...

you are honestly
beautiful x

annamargrete said...

lovely blazer.

I've actually just bought my first one :D

yiqin; said...

The blazer looks awesome on you :D

Li. said...

WOW! The blazer is amazing!! Looks adorable on you! :)
=*

elledee said...

love the blazer!

Sara said...

this look is perfect on you! I love the lippy with the blazer.
I always regret that I can't read books like that in the original language. It must surely lose something in translation, even if it's wonderfully done.

Susi said...

I cannot tell you enough, how I love your style! This blazer is so amzing, and those shoes are amazing, and the jewellery is amazing, and ... ;D

Wish my hair would be as long as yours, because I envy your braids!

stylechanges said...

hi you looks beautifl today nice outfits looks great

Mouthwash said...

love the pop of color and gold. :) And lovely quote too!

Amber
ambersmouthwash

F i K a said...

I love your blazer sher!! I dunno why I'm soo in love with white blazer..haha

silence sweetheart said...

I love that you go into Borders to read your books! I love bookstores that have coffee shops inside them so you can mull over your choices with a drink. As for recommendations? I would suggest Norweigan Wood. Not only is it a really good book everyone usually suggests it after reading Sputnik Sweetheart. Let me know once you've finished it!

Inspiration in Italy said...

My darling Sher. I am finally back and I have missed you so much! I have missed so many of your beautiful posts...and looking through them, it seems you are getting more and more beautiful all the time if that is possible!!! You look amazing in this post - the outfit is so sophisticated and yet sexy at the same time. Your makeup is perfect and I just love that blazer! The pearls and gold chains are perfect too. I hope you had a great weekend!! :)

♥ baci xxxx
Rachel

Raptor Plateado said...

WOW i like you leggings.. i like you look... see you pretty!!!

Taj Acosta said...

You look so pretty! Love your shoes and blazer! xoxo

Ai Hirabayashi said...

omg now im really lovin your blog! Murakami is one of my favorite authors! Sputnik is one of my favorites...so is Wind-up Bird and Kafka. I read his Japanese versions and I felt like they were more touching and had more feeling into them.
btw, love your style. It's very classy :3

sarah said...

oh gosh, that quote is perfect. i have been meaning to read murakami for so long!

i love your braid, by the way!

Jill said...

i LOVE this blazer

¶ Michelle said...

darl you look so beautiful! I love the blazer, the colors mix so well with the chains ;D




-Michelle
http://lovely-bookie.blogspot.com

Leproust Vintage said...

I think I am in love with your shoes! They are perfection!

I totally agree with you regarding Sundays...I always hate when Sunday night rolls around!

augustalolita said...

lovely outfit!! your blazer is amazing!! ive been looking for a white one and yours is perfect!! and that necklace is so beautiful!!

jenhe said...

been looking for the perfect white blazer for so long!! yours looks amazing on you :)!

The Owl's Closet said...

sher, i just love ur blazer!! i'm still in search of the perfect bf blazer lol! u look great, as always:) i love ur hair in a side braid! i agree, the weekend flies by too quickly! hope u had a good one:)

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Schnappy said...

Hi! So cool blazer and jewelry! :)

sarahtay said...

hi there, sher! it's been a while! :) glad to see you're still up and about with your pretty photoshoots of your clothes. love the gold necklace and the bangle.

i really enjoy reading books at borders, hehe! and with a cup of coffee, it's just perfect!

hope everything's been good with you! x

beckyxoxo said...

Ohh that necklace is so lovely ! And I love your blazer and shoes dear :) Never heard of Haruki Murakami , but seems like a great author ! Ohh I want weekends again !

Kallie said...

ahh harukai murakami!! i loved sputnik sweetheart...im going to read the wind up bird chronicle next.
also, im obsessed with your shoes.

beingdena said...

Haruki Murakami is my favourite writer so great post ;)

Love your hair in a braid Sher. x

Valerie said...

so nice, love the post
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MJ said...

Bit random but I really love your stairs! You look lovely too :)

Tasha said...

So I love those heels! The blazer looks stunning on you! You paired it so well with that yellow top and jewelry! You look beautiful!

esme and the lane way said...

So gorgeous! I love those pearls. I didn't buy a jumper with a chain-and-pearl detail a few months ago, and I still rue it :)

Jesa said...

Ah love this! That blazer is amazing, truly!

Stumbled on your blog :)
Lovely stuff!

Cheers, Jesa

firecrackers said...

I officially think you are favorite blogger SHER- I LOVE HIS WORK! My sister introduced me to his pieces a while back...and this quote you have here...it is in my journal!

I am glad you love it too!

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