Saturday, January 9, 2016

This and That..Casual Saturday

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Casual Saturday Style

Hello, dear readers. Welcome to my kitchen!!  It's Saturday, thank goodness, and I'm making it casual today with some laid back stylin' that fits the bill for comfort.

I always feel my best when I am wearing a comfortable pair of cords with a great shirt and sweater combination. Add my tennis shoes and a good book and I know it's going to be a great Saturday!

The shirt is an ExOfficio nylon/poly blend. It is plaid in red and either black or navy blue. You can see similar here. The sweater is by Columbia. I looked online, but couldn't find something similar.  I picked both of these items up at a local store that sells sports clothing on consignment. The sweater is super soft and is not too heavy to wear. I don't like super heavy sweaters. The shirt has two front vertical zipper pockets that you can't see and also has those tabs where you can roll up the sleeves and secure them.

My tennis shoes are Nike and are grey with pink soles and laces. I usually get compliments when I wear these shoes out somewhere. The pink matches well with the light red plaid of the shirt. It doesn't clash at all. See similar shoes here

You can tell, I'm happy that it's Saturday!!  I'm also happy, because I'm about to share another favorite author with you today!

Meet The Magical Cat Mystery Series

I'm so excited to introduce another favorite author to you, namely Sofie Kelly, who writes the "Magical Cats Mystery" series of books. These books are so entertaining and have all the elements I enjoy reading about (mystery, romance and cats) right in one book. You can't beat that with a stick as far as I'm concerned!!

The latest title in the series is "Faux Paw" and includes the usual cast of characters from the earlier books. All center around the main character, Kathleen, who we learn in the first book, moved to Mayville Heights to be librarian at the local public library after she is heartbroken by her fiancee. Soon after arriving, she adopts two cats, Owen and Hercules, who were ferals living with many other homeless cats at a nearby abandoned house called Wisteria Hill. Of course, there is a mystery in every book which Kathleen somehow manages to embroil herself in solving along with the help of Owen and Hercules as well as the local single and handsome detective, Marcus Gordon. And why are these books called, "A Magical Cat Series?" Well, as we used to say when kids were still doing book reports in school...."You'll have to read the book to find that out!" I'll give you a slight hint, though.....there just might be something about walking through doors and appearing and disappearing at will.

The same author also writes another series under the pen name, Sofie Ryan. This series is called, "A Second Chance Cat Mystery." I have read a couple of the books in this series and enjoy them as well.

Here's a bit more about the author, in case you are interested. Both of these series are entertaining, fun and light reading and fit my requirements of no gore, gratuitous sex or bad language. 

So that's it for my casual Saturday. Think I'll get back to relaxing and reading now. How about you? How do you like to spend your Saturdays? And what books, if any, are you currently reading or like to read? I'd love to hear from you so please leave a comment below! And if you would like to subscribe by email, please sign up for a subscription using the subscribe button

I'm linking this post with the Turning Heads Tuesday linkup with Jess at Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. Thanks so much for the linkup! Also linking this blog with the Best of the Blogs Linkup at Running In A Skirt. Please visit Julie's blog. Thanks so much for the linkup!


julie Wunder said...

Great look Debbie! There is nothing better than a comfy outfit and a book!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thanks, Julie. And I agree...I love my books and comfy wear!!

julie Wunder said...

And thank you for linking up to #BestofBlogs! Sorry for the delay! Sharing on twitter for you :-)