Category Archives: Literary Chic Fashion

A Winter’s Ball at Netherfield

A Winter’s Ball at Netherfield

Turn your next holiday party into a winter’s ball at Netherfield with this lovely party outfit inspired by your favorite Jane Austen novels. I paired a pastel blue party dress and silver pashmina with a pair of handmade Pride and Prejudice earrings from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop and a lovely Jane Austen book purse from Novel Creations to create a lovely holiday look for a lady with exquisite taste and a fondness for reading. Perfect for elegant evenings out or Christmas celebrations with friends and relations, this Jane Austen inspired outfit is the next best thing to slipping under the mistletoe with Mr. Darcy!

 

A Winter's Ball at Netherfield

 

 

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Warm and Cosy Winter Look for Book Lovers

Warm and Cosy Winter Look for Book Lovers

There’s no better way to spend a cold winter’s day than to stay inside and read. That’s why I put together this warm and cosy winter outfit for book lovers. I combined a pair of red and white fair isle leggings with a matching Nordic style snowflake sweater for a look that is both festive and comfy. A Jane Eyre Heart Necklace from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop adds just the right amount of bookish charm for long afternoons spent reading your favorite books. A thick pair of hand-knit socks would be perfect here but if you don’t know a knitter, you can always use these cabled knit slippers to keep your toes toasty and warm while you read.  Add a warm blanket, a couple of pillows, a cup of tea, and something yummy to snack on and enjoy!

 

Cosy and Warm

 

What do you think, book lovers? What’s your favorite book to curl up with on a cold, winter’s day? Let me know in the comments!

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Adventures With Alice In Wonderland

Adventures With Alice In Wonderland

Whether you’re heading to the bookstore for your next read or tumbling down the rabbit hole, you’ll be ready for all sorts of bookish adventures with this casual book lovers’ outfit! Featuring an Alice in Wonderland messenger bag with plenty of room for a book (or two, or three) and a handmade Queen of Hearts pendant from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop, this outfit has plenty of Wonderland whimsy and charm!

 

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Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers – Dracula’s Bride

Hello again, book lovers and welcome to the final installment of my Halloween Costumes for Book Lovers series. Today’s costume was inspired by the seductive but deadly brides of Dracula in Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel. Featuring a dramatic black and red lace dress and handmade Dracula jewelry from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop, this dramatic vampire costume is perfect for well-read creatures of the night and bibliophiles that REALLY love the night life.

Dracula's Bride

 

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I hope you enjoyed my book – themed Halloween costumes. Have a great Halloween everyone and happy reading!

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Scaring Up Some Fun With Frankenstein’s Monster

Halloween is just one week away and I’ve been hard at work on my latest creation – a book lover’s Halloween costume inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This classic horror story gets a modern interpretation with a costume straight out of a mad scientist’s laboratory. Featuring a ragged black denim skirt, a leather jacket and lot of fun Halloween accessories, like this Frankenstein Book Purse by Novel Creations, my Frankenstein costume is perfect for scaring up a night of Halloween fun – whether at a Halloween party, trick or treating, or relaxing at home with some Halloween candy and your favorite horror books!

Frankenstein's Monster

 

 

What do you think of my creation, book lovers? What character should I feature next in my series of bookish Halloween costumes? Let me know in the comments! Like what you see?

I’ll be back later in the week with more literary Halloween costume ideas but until then, take care and happy reading!

P. S. – Don’t miss the encore showing of the amazing production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller. The show will be playing at many local movie theaters tomorrow, October 25th. Rob and I saw it the first time it played and were utterly blown away! You can check out my review of the show here or  get tickets here.

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Halloween Party at Gatsby’s

You’re invited to a Halloween party at Gatsby’s house with this bookish Halloween costume inspired by The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald! This fun and flirty flapper girl outfit captures all the Jazz Age glamor and excess of the 1920s while beautiful Great Gatsby book jewelry from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop adds just a touch of bookish charm for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel.

The Great Gatsby

 

What do you think, book lovers? Are you ready to Charleston the night away with Gatsby and Daisy this Halloween? And what book lovers Halloween costume should I feature next? Let me know in the comments! And if you are looking for more Halloween costume inspiration, you can:

Until next time, take care and happy reading!

 

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Bookish Halloween Costumes: The Time Traveler

The Time Traveler

 

I don’t know about you but I’ve had time travel on my mind a lot lately. Whether it’s the ability to fast forward to Nov. 9th or the comforting thought of a time traveler from the future coming back to save us all from this nightmare of an election cycle, I have been wishing hard for a time machine. But until the Doctor shows up with his TARDIS, this H.G. Wells Halloween costume is probably my only chance to be a time traveler. The second in my series of book themed Halloween costumes for book lovers, this Steampunk costume was inspired by the sci-fi classic, The Time Machine by H. G. Wells. Perfect for Halloween and for cosplay fun, this Time Traveler costume features a cool Steampunk top hat, gorgeous Victorian style boots, and a pair of  fun pocket watch earrings. And because no proper Time Traveler would risk being trapped in the past without a proper cup of tea, I finished off the look with an H. G. Wells Novel Tea Necklace from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.

What do you think, book lovers? Would you like to go traveling through time with this Steampunk lady? Is there a bookish Halloween costume you would like to see? Leave a comment and let me know!

I’ll be back with more literary Halloween costumes, (next up – The Great Gatsby), but in the meanwhile you can:

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See you next time. Happy reading everyone!

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Quoth the Raven… A Poetic Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Costume

Quoth The Raven...

 

Celebrate Halloween in poetic style with a Halloween costume inspired by the classic Edgar Allan Poe poem, The Raven. One thing I love about this Raven costume is that it is all about the accessories. You can go as crazy as you like with the outfit itself or you could opt to go with a basic little black dress and it would work just as well. You can also play around with the overall tone of your raven costume. I opted for a Goth style costume with a black lace top, a fringed skirt (to suggest the Raven’s feathers) and these stunning black lace boots. I added a black lace choker, raven feather earrings, one of Novel Creations’ gorgeous Edgar Allan Poe Book purses (a stylish way to carry all your candy from trick or treating), and a Raven Ring from the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for lots of Gothic flair and drama.   But substitute a pair of ripped black jeans, a black t-shirt, (may I suggest this one), add a black leather jacket, and swap out the lace boots for combat boots and you have a pretty awesome Punk Poe costume. A black corset and a black feathered boa makes a sexier, burlesque-style raven, while a Raven top-hat and this awesome Raven walking-stick gives your Raven costume a cool Steampunk vibe.  So many options!!! Add a Raven mask like the one shown above or skip the mask and go wild with hair and makeup. It’s up to you.

For more Edgar Allan Poe – inspired Halloween fun, check out this Pinterest board of ideas for a Raven – themed Halloween Party!

Stay tuned for more book – themed Halloween costumes and ideas and inspiration for literary Halloween celebrations. Until then, happy reading!

 

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