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“Give a Book, Get a Book”; Talbots Summer Book Club

A Summer-Ready OOTD Plus Fun Way to Share Your Best Reads All Season Long
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I’m one of those people, that whenever I read a great book, I have to tell the world about how good it is. You know those life-changing, stays-with-you kind of books?!  The ones that introduce you to characters and feelings, goals and dreams that you carry around with you forever after you’re done?  LOVE those books.  And even more, I love sharing them with friends and family.

Now I’ve never been part of an OFFICIAL book club, but I honestly don’t know how that has happened because I’m such an avid reader.  And I can totally appreciate the conversation over a good book, and the community that it brings.  So when Talbots invited me to be part of their launch of the Talbots Summer Book Club, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.  And I knew exactly what book I was going to give: Sheryl Sandberg’s Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience & Finding Joy.  This simple, refreshingly truthful take on everyone living some form of their “Option B” is downright inspiring; I think everyone will get takeaways from this sure-to-be bestseller that was just released a few weeks ago. 

So here’s the deal: I’d love for you to join me in the Talbots Summer Book Club.  The idea behind Talbot’s Book Club is simply “Give a book. Get a book.”  You just bring in a favorite book to your local Talbots store and pick up another one that someone else has enjoyed and passed along!  So fun.  There are also bookplates in stores and online that let you write a quick note as to why you’re recommending the read for the next person.  

And since we’re talking Talbots here, can we take a few minutes for their punchy summer collection?! While always a classic, a woven wicker bag is back big for summer, so I had to snatch this one up as soon as I stepped into the store.  And the wicker bag comes in an amazing navy and white too which I plan to grab at some point!  The wicker bag paired with the leather trim is so sharp and well-made…don’t be surprised if you see this bag on repeat all summer long.  

And this plaid shirt dress is the right amount of feminine and fun for summer BBQs and sunny days at the park with these sandals that are just as comfortable as they are stylish.  And I’d be amiss if I forgot to mention these fabulous brooches either; the monkey, parrot, watermelon and pineapple.  Here I added the parrot to the center of my bow, but I plan to add all of them together to my favorite denim jacket for just a bit of a statement.  

All in all, I’d say between the clothes and the beach reads, I’m pretty ready for summer.  I’d love to know if you’ve picked up any must reads lately? Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha | This post is in collaboration with Talbots, a brand we love and adore.  All opinions are 100% our own. 

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  • Shelley Metera / 05.09.2017

    What a great little piece on the book club — and fashion! MKR, you always seem to say what I am thinking, or what I wish I had said. I really enjoy every article. Thank you for always sharing what you are up to!

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