Books & Looks: Wildwood Dancing

Posted March 15, 2016 by Brin in Books & Looks / 2 Comments

Books & Looks is a new feature I’m trying out on my blog. I have been inspired by various bloggers/bookstagrammers who feature various posts like Outfit of the Day (OOTD) paired with their latest read. I am not quite brave enough to show photos of myself in outfits (and they would be pretty boring – I have a fairy limited wardrobe despite being a bit of a shopaholic). I decided to instead create a ‘look’ using Polyvore.

 The Book:

I was (re)reading Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier a few weeks ago and I was really caught up in the magic of this amazing story again. I had almost forgotten how lovely Marillier’s writing for this book (and all of her books, really) actually was.

Juliet Marillier is one of my favourite authors EVER and that is mainly due to the fact that she has the knack of sweeping the reader right up in the story. You can almost visualise yourself within the pages of her book and Wildwood Dancing is a particularly evocative example of her writing.

Loosely based on the fairy tale of the twelve dancing princesses (with a little bit of the princess and the frog thrown in for good measure) and also capturing the mythology of Romanian and Russian folklore; this is a truly stunning book in every sense of the word.

Wildwood Dancing has been a favourite of mine for years and I do intend to review it (finally) on the blog. However, that is not the purpose of this post. I thought it might be fun to try to pair an outfit with the books I read this year and what better book to start with than one that has fairy balls and lots of dancing?

WILDWOOD DANCING

The cover of this book is a work of art in itself (containing art from the amazing Kinuko Y. Craft)

This is in no way a wholly original feature. In fact, I was inspired by many other bloggers who like to pair books and outfits together. I do not intend to step on anyone’s toes by any means – I just thought it would be fun coming up with an outfit that I would wear to a fairy ball such as the young ladies in Wildwood Dancing attend every month.

The Look: Midnight Ball

books & looks

**UPDATE: As of April 8th 2018, Polyvore is no more. Luckily, I was able to access my downloaded sets. However, the below links no longer work.**

**FURTHER EDIT: I have now moved my profile over to URSTYLE which you can find HERE. Unfortunately, the links no longer work but I will do my best to hunt them down. Might take awhile though.**

old info:

Midnight Ball

Monique Lhuillier floral evening gown
£4,940 – modaoperandi.com

Valentino metallic pumps
£740 – lanecrawford.com

White handbag
emmylondon.com

Bonheur bohemian earrings
£60 – calypsostbarth.com
Brin

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2 responses to “Books & Looks: Wildwood Dancing

  1. I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now. Can’t wait to read your review! But now I just want an excuse to wear that gorgeous dress!!

    • Brin

      You definitely need to read Wildwood Dancing – it’s a wonderful book. 🙂

      I know, right? That dress is absolutely killer! 😀

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