As it's entirely too cold to be running about in a wet nightie sans undercrackers, I decided to base my look not on the cover, but on a passage from the book.
I recall we had a cold November. There were snow flurries, and the flakes were a reminder of a secret the world was trying to tell me about myself. The colder it became, the more I wanted to feel beautiful. I bought pleated skirts, snug dresses, tights, and open-neck blouses. I wore jewelry and perfume to sustain myself.
And here is my outfit:
As you can see, my skirt has a few pleats in it and I paired it with tights and an open-neck blouse. I'm also wearing both jewelry and perfume:
|Earrings: Moorea Seal Necklace: c/o Onecklace|
Although the above passage inspired my look, I can't really relate to it. Here the cold just makes me want to wear more and more layers. I don't care if I feel beautiful or not, I'm all about feeling warm. However, I do think this is an important passage in the book because I'm not sure she, the main character, Maggie Duke, is telling the truth. I think she wanted to feel beautiful, but not because of the cold.
This book is very interesting because you never really know what the truth is. In it, Maggie is attacked and nearly killed and her identification of her attacker based on her memories from that night get him sent to jail. But, then you find out that perhaps her memories of that night are not, in fact, true and maybe he didn't do. Maggie goes back through her memories of the time leading up to the attack as well as the attack itself and as she does so, you start to doubt her a little bit. Not just about the attack, but about everything.
You never really do find out what happened to Maggie that night, or rather, the author provides a couple of different options. It all depends on if you believe Maggie or not and you're definitely given reason not to. Just as you're given reason not to believe the other characters in the book.
Again, this really was an interesting book and a good mystery. And, as an added bonus, it produced an outfit I like:
|Blouse: LOFT Skirt: thrifted vintage Blazer: Gap (similar)|
Tights: SPANX Booties: Splendid
And now, it's your turn. Are you winning with your literary-inspired looks from last month's reads? If so, don't forget to link up below!
Happy Tuesday, All!