Wednesday, July 12, 2017

2017 Summer Reading and Summer Accessories

It's Summer and that means SUMMER READING!!  I signed my kid up for the library Summer Reading and you know I'm doing some Summer Reading of my own.

Last year I shared some summer books that you should totally be TBRing (or you know, actually reading), and just for fun, threw in some accessories to go with.  It was one of my favorite posts-- because I totally LOVE when books and fashion go together-- so I'm bringing it back this year with my 2017 Summer Books:

I See London, I See France

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski
  • 2 best friends travel through Europe with some complications-- including an ex-boyfriend showing up w/ his hot friend.
  • The Accessories: Traveling across Europe definitely means BACKPACK PURSE!

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howard
  • A college-reject moves to L.A. and gives herself a year to get an acting gig.
  • The Accessories: She's moving, so a cute suitcase is a must-- plus, who doesn't want floral tennis shoes?

Once and for All

Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
  • The daughter of a wedding planner has commitment issues.
  • The Accessories: Floral and pastel EVERYTHING!!  And I just realized that I really need an appliqué purse now.

Be True To Me 70's

Be True to Me by Adele Griffin
  • You can see my review HERE.  Jean and Fritz are both interested in the same guy during the summer of 1976, and the consequences of this rivalry are going to be explosive.  THE PERFECT SUMMER BOOK.
  • The Accessories: Since this book is set in the 70's, I went for the nostalgic accessories.  The leather tooled bag and the mustard sandals just CALLED 70's to me.

16 Ways to Break a Heart

16 Ways to Break a Heart by Lauren Strasnick
  • Natalie sends Dan on a scavenger hunt to find 16 letters telling him how he broke her heart.
  • The Accessories: Those sunglasses are SO COOL, are they not?

Lucky in Love

Lucky in Love by Kasie West
  • A girl wins the lottery and feels like she can't trust anybody-- except maybe the one guy who seems like he hasn't heard about her big win??
  • The Accessories: LOVE the heart shaped balloon on the cover, so I had to do something with that-- also this purse is just SO summery and romantic.

The Dazzling Heights

The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) by Katharine McGee

  • Follow Leda, Rylin, Avery, and newcomer Calliope as they navigate through the fallout from the 1000th floor party tragedy.
  • The Accessories: I'm going with a semi-night time theme here-- I say semi because those shoes are kind of day-ish, but GINGHAM!!  Also, I LOVE sunglasses with cute embellishments-- they're so gaudy and awesome!

Coming Up for Air

Coming Up For Air by Miranda Kenneally

  • A maybe-romance between 2 swimmers and rivals.
  • The Accessories: I love sporty accessories.  Converse foreva-- I don't care how old I am.

The Sandcastle Empire

The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olsen

  • A girl has to navigate life in a world where a ruthless group called the Wolfpack controls everything, so she flees to the only neutral territory left-- Sanctuary Island.  Only the Sanctuary holds new threats that Eden didn't expect.
  • The Accessories: Yay for summer night time looks!!  I love a print purse or clutch-- and gold metallic heels go with almost any outfit.

What have you been reading and/or wearing this summer??

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  1. I love The Dazzling Heights accessories! I've been so into gingham this summer<3 And that lip color is perfect! And I also love the Kate Spade flower sandals next to Lucky in Love. I had those in my Nordstrom cart for so long but they sold out before I had the chance to buy them!

    1. I am SO in love with gingham-- it's like the summer of plaids! And I really love those Kate Spade sandals. Too bad I'm poor :(

  2. I love all these !!! SO many great reads here that are on my TBR too. My fav is the blue converse :) Fun post!

    1. Thank you!! I'm all about the converse life!

  3. That purse for Once and for All is SO perfect for the cover. This is so fun! I love the two items for Coming Up for Air; I'd buy those!


    1. Thanks! I think I need that Once and For All purse-- it is calling me.

  4. I love this post so much! I'm not the biggest fashion person, but I love seeing all the accessories you pick.
    Megan @

  5. So many cute accessories! I want them all! lol They all match the covers so well.

  6. I love the accessories!! The ones for the Sarah Dessen one are FAB!!

    1. Thanks!! I really like how that once came out as well-- the purse was a good find!

  7. I love these! I could never do this, and am in awe of the amazing job you did. I kept nodding and saying "perfect" for almost all of these.

  8. OMG this is such a great post! I love the accesories and the recs. Really awesome idea!

    1. Thank you!! I love books and fashion together :)

  9. This post is SO cute, Michelle - and I love that you blended books + fashion. (Because, speaking for myself, I love talking about both!!!) Sarah Dessen's book is on my TBR as is Kayla's (CUTE accessories!) and of course, I cannot wait to read Kasie's. And Leila's book looks adorable. One I should look up.

    Love all of the epic shoes featured, too.

  10. Ahh, I love this post!! I love the crossbody that goes with Once and For All. AND the gingham heels, especially. I STILL need to Sarah's latest. Also, I've never read anything by Sarah M. but I've been dying to check out I See London, I See France, because it sounds like so much fun.