Weekend Casual in Stripes.

On The Outfit: Wearing Stripes always reminds me of Paris. Here is a pretty casual outfit that is perfect for strolling along the streets. I wore this skirt and crop top combo with my trusted Vans because they are uber comfortable and make for a great walking shoe. Plus, it adds to the casual feel of the outfit. A bit of Los Angeles back home in New York.

On My Mind: My favorite book is "The Beautiful and Damned" by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes.

“Things are sweeter when they're lost. I know--because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.” 

“A woman should be able to kiss a man beautifully and romantically without any desire to be either his wife or his mistress.” 

“She was dazzling-- alight; it was agony to comprehend her beauty in a glance.” 

“She was incomprehensible, for, in her, soul and spirit were one - the beauty of her body was the essence of her soul. She was that unity sought for by philosophers through many centuries. In this outdoor waiting room of winds and stars she had been sitting for a hundred years, at peace in the contemplation of herself.”

“A sense of responsibility would spoil her. She's too pretty.” 

“There was one of his lonelinesses coming, one of those times when he walked the streets or sat, aimless and depressed, biting a pencil at his desk. It was a self-absorption with no comfort, a demand for expression with no outlet, a sense of time rushing by, ceaselessly and wastefully - assuaged only by that conviction that there was nothing to waste, because all efforts and attainments were equally valueless.” 

“Intelligence is a mere instrument of circumstances.” 

“Don't say 'wife.' I'm your mistress. Wife's such an ugly word. Your 'permanent mistress' is so much more tangible and desirable… .”