All of us worry about what other people think, even if we do not have to. It was easy to tell somebody to ignore that sort of thing; it was much harder to put such advice into practice.
From showy shoes to eccentric eyewear, I’m a huge fan of using clothes and accessories to express myself. And as a collector, I’m always looking for shiny things to hoard. Currently, I’m obsessed with enamel pins. They’re easy to store, packed with personality, and fairly inexpensive.
Whether you’re looking to add to your own collection, or seeking out the perfect gift for your bookish buddies, here are 15 designs that are simply divine!
Cornelia Warne is taken to live with her unwilling Aunt Kitty in Chicago after disaster takes the last of her closest kin. Ingratiating herself to her aunt is the only way to keep from being dropped off at the closest orphanage, but Aunt Kitty’s only focus seems to be for her unusual occupation.
I say gossip is just like a newspaper, only written in whispers instead of ink. Sure you can’t always believe everything you hear, but isn’t that the same with the newspaper?
I take off down the sidewalk in a panic, tripping over people and shoes and strollers. It’s like a terrible, ridiculous attack-of-the-bees sci-fi movie is being filmed—except no one else knows about it, and I am, unfortunately, the star.
–Zinnia and the Bees by Danielle Davis
As usual, it took Zoe no time at all to pick her dessert, because she always chooses snickerdoodles and knows the ingredients by heart.