Monday, November 21, 2011

Wearing the Book: Ulysses


I've never read this book. I've never attempted it (I think--I might have attempted it once for a class where I was required to attempt parts of it). But I have two copies of the same edition of it, because I loved the cover and typeface too much to leave it behind. The blue one, pictured here, is the first one I bought and I was beside myself with joy at the cover. I have it in green also, the same exact one, which I am less in love with but I had to  have it so that they could be twins. 

Dress: Anthropologie, Sweater: J. Crew 2010, Shoes: Nine West 2008, Belt: J. Crew

It's also one of the first covers I knew I wanted to dress like. I suppose this outfit is a bit literal, I was hoping to be a bit more abstract with it, but if I keep trying to find the perfect match I'll never get a move on with posting in general or this little series! I've been feeling lately that I want to wear more complicated outfits--more layers and things as though being able to find the perfect arrangement of clothing and accessories will make me seem an expert dresser. But most of the time, I don't really know what exactly to do to achieve what I have, vaguely, in mind.


I also don't know why I'm being a real Misery Bear in pictures these days. It's just so hard to get used to the self-timer again, and to run around my neighborhood looking like a loon in heels. But the light disappears early now (it was gone by four thirty today!) so I've got to buck up and figure it all out again!

P.S. Ever since Emily's pig-tail tutorial it's been my go-to hair-do! My curls are a bit short, but for now that's alright!


Look at the inside! It is amazing!

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47 comments:

  1. This is so perfect! I love the way you put your hair in pigtails to imitate the 'jj'. :)

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  2. Okay, seriously. Cutest idea.
    A genius way to be a book blogger and fashion blogger. LOVE it.

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  3. Exquisite. This dress is just perfect for you. x

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  4. I'm so glad to see you are doing this! I'm so excited to see what other book covers you have up your sleeve.

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  5. well i love blue and black together and ulysses is one of my favorite books ever.

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  6. I absolutely when you dress like a book! so inspiring!

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  7. I could never get through any Joyce book, but I love that cover and I love your outfit!

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  8. I've never read that book either but that is a gorgeous copy. great interpretation, and I love your hair :) xx

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  9. I think this is such a perfect idea, books plus outfits. The double J cover is rather pleasing to look at, and that is a beautiful dress.

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  10. It gets dark here at 4:30 also :/
    nonetheless your pigtails are cute!

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  11. ah you are so pretty. and so inspiring! whenever i have the fall doldrums i look at your blog and i feel instantly revived and inspired. beautiful outfit; you pull it off wonderfully!

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  12. WOW! I love this, the bold blue against the black. Your truly are wearing the book! I tend to dress inspired by a character but will be looking at my book covers for inspiration in the future! You should try Joyce's 'The Dead', much easier to get your teeth into.

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  13. I think this is an idea so perfect, books and clothing. Double J's coverage is quite pleasant to watch, and this is a nice dress.

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  14. I wrote my undergrad thesis on Ulysses and recently lost the Gabler's edition paperback that had thousands of my own annotations in it...I'm still really heartbroken and don't know what to do, but maybe I should treat myself to a pretty vintage copy first

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  15. really cute idea! i've never read that book either, but it sure is pretty to look at! your dress is amazing!

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  16. Wow, this is great! Amazing idea and a really cute outfit.

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  17. This is the most amazing idea ever. I mean I did the whole inspired by a painting, but wearing the book is a brilliant idea! I love it! This totally made my day, so thank you! :)

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  18. You are brilliant. The outfit is a very nice ode to the book.

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  19. i have read a portrait of the artist twice and parts of dubliners, but i have never read ulysses! maybe some day!

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  20. Where did you find this book?? It's amazing. And I love the idea for this series. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!

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  21. this typography made my graphic designer self drool.

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  22. What a clever idea! I might have to try this someday.

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  23. I love blue and black together

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  24. I'll say you about nailed it. You're the perfect one side of that J.

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  25. Your tights and shoes all in black make the perfect jj! I love that you're back with books and clothes combined into one idea and executed through your clothes.:)xx

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  26. omg kater

    this is the post that came up right after yours on my google reader. it is ALSO about wearing Ulysses: http://whatwouldanerdwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/ineluctable-modality-of-visible.html

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  27. well, honestly, i think there are very few people out in the world who have really read this book (i mean all of it, not just parts, single chapters). Besides that: I love your dress!!
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  28. I have two copies of the same edition of it, because I loved the cover and the typeface too much to leave behind. Blue, pictured here, is the first one I bought and I was beside myself with joy the cover.
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  29. I think it's such a perfect idea books and uniforms. J double coverage is quite enjoyable to watch, and it's a beautiful dress.

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  30. Oooh my GOODNESS, I absolutely love this idea! This outfit is really perfect, wonderful job! Meanwhile, I too am very intimated by this book, but I really would like to read it at some point!

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  31. i LOVE this post. probably my favorite post by a fashion blogger ever. that typography is amazing, and you, of course, are totally adorable.

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  32. You are so beautiful!
    I like your blog a lot

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  33. What an interesting style idea! You even matched the gold title with the belt!

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  34. I think this is an concept so ideal, guides and outfits. Increase J's protection is quite enjoyable to enjoy, and this is a awesome attire. you are so very. and so inspiring! whenever i have the drop doldrums i look at your site site and i experience immediately improved and influenced.

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  35. Sensational! The belt as the gold accent is brilliant.!

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  36. Wearing the book, what a neat idea! I'd love to see other looks inspired by book covers.
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  37. Lovely. I have that same dress in another color. It's so cute and comfortable too with a great print.

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  38. I really like this, the daring pink against the dark-colored. Your truly are sporting the book! I usually attire influenced by a personality but will be looking at my publication protects for creativity in the future! You should try Joyce's 'The Dead', much simpler to get your pearly whites into.
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  39. I authored my undergrad dissertation on Ulysses and lately missing the Gabler's release book that had a large number of my own annotations in it. I'm still really heartbroken and don't know what to do, but maybe I should cure myself to a very classic content first.


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  40. I'm so happy to see you are doing this! I'm so energized to see what other publication protects you have up your sleeve.

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  41. I love this idea!! What a great source of inspiration.

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  42. I was confused, but after reading some comments figured it out. You're not wearing the book in terms of the story, but an outfit inspired by the cover. Interesting. I wonder if your outfits would change if you had read the story? (ie: be inspired by the contents as well as the cover art).

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  43. Oh my gosh you look SO cute! I adore that outfit and it just suits you perfectly. And the fact that you based it on a book is just so awesome and creative.

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  44. love it. what is the ISBN number for this book? i have a friend who's doing her thesis on it, and i'd love to get it as a gift.

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  45. love the font on this book.

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