yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of to kill a mockingbird. as such, let’s commemorate it with a scout finch post. i never thought of maycomb as a particularly fashionable town, but i always thought scout was pretty kickass. she reminds me a lot of elizabeth bennet, just somebody who’ll call you on your shit and knows right from wrong etc. anyway, she spent her summers with her brother jem and their friend dill. after a civil trial hits town, their lives get really interesting. scout’s father atticus defends an innocent man charged with raping a woman in town. despite evidence to exonerate the accused, he is found guilty and shot as he tries to escape prison. the girl’s family is humiliated and her father vows revenge against atticus. eventually, he attacks scout and her brother jem as they come home from a halloween pageant. luckily, their elusive neighbor boo radley (the subject of many scout, jem and dill’s summer adventures) comes to their aid. there’s a lot more to it but you should find the rest out on your own. it’s one of the greatest books ever.
1: watching the trial from the balcony: dress by rachel comey, shoes and socks by marc jacobs, bag by ralph lauren
2: hanging around maycomb with jem and dill: dress and coat thing by marc jacobs, boots by michael kors
3: picking up a gift from boo radley: dress by cynthia steffe, shoes by ferragamo
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hermione granger is awesome. she’s the best. she punches draco, she time travels so she can do more homework and she duels with bellatrix like no other. i have nothing else to say.
1: in the restricted section: cape by cynthia steffe, shorts by proenza schouler (pre-fall), shoes by marc by marc jacobs
2: going to the yule ball with victor krum: dress and bag by derek lam, shoes by nina ricci
3: popping by the three broomsticks: shirt by marc jacobs, skirt by miu miu, shoes by rachel comey
the glass children were very unique. their parents were former vaudeville dancers and as child geniuses they participated in many radio quiz shows. however, this upbringing made for very interesting adulthood. franny, the youngest of the glass family finds herself in a quarter life crisis at college. on a trip to visit her boyfriend for the yale game (presumably at princeton) her thoughts get the better of her and she struggles with the ego driven collegiate world and her spirituality. she had been reading the way of the pilgrim, which details the constantly spoken jesus prayer. having fainted, she is taken home to new york where her brother, zooey, helps her resolve her struggles. who hasn’t had a crazy existential crisis in college? seriously.
1: lunch before the yale game: shirt and bag by rachel comey, skirt by marc jacobs, shoes by dries van noten
2: freaking out on the couch: sweatshirt by dries van noten, shirt and skirt by dkny, shoes by ferragamo
3: all better: dress and bag by kenzo, boots by michael kors
emancipationjunkie asked about some doc martens and how to wear them and mentioned she owns and loves vinyl records, she blogs constantly, has some curves (right on) and loves accessories from the 40’s, 70’s and 80’s. given that information, i think she’s a little above doc martens. they permeate this clunky shoe image that is really difficult to pull off. if you’re going for that menswear look take a peak at these rachel comey shoes. they’re available at openingcermony.com, pricey but her shoes are pretty amazing and last forever. if they’re out of your range there are certainly similar pairs out there for less. wear them with some rolled jeans or khakis, or a spring type dress/skirt and you’ll be set to go…easy as pie.
if you’re heart is set on the doc martens, stick to jeans…avoid them with skirts and dresses. although, one commenter suggests you try a low pair with a 70’s dress. i’m pickin’ up what she’s putting down. tough to pull off but if you like it in the mirror, roll with it.
1: rachel comey essex/brogue slip on available and awesome at http://tinyurl.com/yaqrgmy
in other news, i’ve gotten several styling requests in my messages box. i’ve decided i like them so ask away. http://textbook.tumblr.com/ask