A Modern Day Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte’s 200th birthday is fast approaching and the literary world is ready to celebrate. I have particularly been enjoying seeing all the #JaneAndMe tweets on Twitter, where book lovers have been posting photos of themselves with their well-loved and well-read copies of  Jane Eyre. Browsing through all of the #JaneAndMe photos, I was really struck by how timeless Jane Eyre is. Jane’s strength of character, passionate nature, and unrelenting need to be true to herself is as inspiring now as it was when the book was written and I started to wonder what a modern day Jane Eyre would look like. So I decided to put together a literary look for the 21st century Jane Eyre.

I thought a black and white outfit would suit Jane’s sensible, no-nonsense personality but I wanted something that would hint at her passionate side as well, so I was thrilled to find this gorgeous bird print dress, which reminded me of the classic Jane Eyre quote: “ ‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.’ I completed the outfit with this gorgeous Jane Eyre book purse by Novel Creations – a must-have for the devoted Jane Eyre fan – my brand new Jane Eyre Brooch.  Together, these lovely literary accessories make the perfect outfit for a modern day Jane Eyre or the book lovers who love her!

Like what you see? Find out more about my Modern Day Jane Eyre Outfit here on Polyvore or check out more of my literary looks inspired by classic books and poems here.

Modern Day Jane Eyre



Jane Eyre Brooch by C. S. Literary Jewelry

Jane Eyre Brooch by C. S. Literary Jewelry

This beautiful Jane Eyre Book Brooch is the latest addition to my collection of handmade Jane Eyre jewelry and is the perfect piece of literary jewelry for book lovers with a strong and independent spirit, just like Jane’s. Get your own Jane Eyre Brooch here or see my full collection of handmade Jane Eyre jewelry in the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.


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3 Responses to A Modern Day Jane Eyre

  1. Jane Eyre is really the only Bronte book I ever enjoyed. Nottinghamshire, where I now live, is not that far from Bronte country, but must confess, I don’t really have the urge to go there, although I’m told it has a beauty all of its own.

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