07 June, 2015

Book Review - Yes Please by Amy Poehler

I started this year with the challenge of reading 25 books; sounds easy, right? Hmm, ye I'm not so sure at this point. However! I last year I read Tina Fey's book Bossypants & loved it; I have so much love for Tina & so really wanted to like Amy Poehler's book, too. I mean, when they're together they're hilarious!

The overarching feeling I got whilst reading Amy's book was that she didn't really want to write it. I get it, I often felt like giving up/crying/throwing my computer out of the window whilst writing my dissertation (which was only a measly 9,000 words), but I think if you're going to commit to writing a book you really need to want to do it & I just wasn't 100% convinced.

That being said, there were some hilarious parts to the book which made me actually laugh out loud & occasionally think I'd judged Yes Please a little too soon. However, after finishing the whole thing I can say it was definitely a bumpy ride of interesting/funny/uncomfortable/vaguely boring/nostalgic/self-absorbed narrative.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. I don't regret buying it & enjoyed the read, however, I do think it could have been a bit more consistent in quality & content. When it was good it was really good, & when it was not so good it was... OK.

Have you read Yes Please? What did you think?

C x

04 May, 2015

Loving: Stan Smiths

Yes, Adidas Stan Smiths have been everywhere over the past few months, & I'll admit, I've been mighty tempted to buy a pair of the iconic tennis shoes. However, seeing the same white kicks with navy or racing green trim on the feet of every fashionista from here to NYC, NYC to the Orient, & back put me off a little -- we all want to be a bit unique, right? I finally gave into Mr Smith's sneaks when I saw these beauties in Oberpollinger, Munich.

As you can see, these babies have already been out for a few runs & are quickly starting to lose their box freshness, but I really do love them & think they'll be a firm footwear favourite from now until the end of the summer & beyond!

What do you think? Are you a Stan Smith fan or do you think they're a little "done"?

C x

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03 May, 2015

Hello once again!

Apologies for the radio silence for so long; I've definitely neglected this little corner of the web for way too long - bad times. As you may have noticed, I've had a small redesign so welcome back to the new & (hopefully) improved mystringaling! Look forward to sharing lots of new things with you in the coming weeks ❤

C x
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