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.
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.
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?
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