The Great Gatsby book cover via this isn't happiness// Dress: Anthropologie 2010 (dyed), Shoes: Madewell, bag: Vintage, Belt: J. Crew
Oh dear. It's been a long time since I did one of these--almost a year, if I'm going to be truly honest. I tried to come up with things a few times throughout the past several months, but nothing really seemed to come together and there didn't seem to be much point in forcing it. This outfit actually started as an attempt inspired by a different cover, but going through my pinterest (which, admittedly isn't very full of book covers at the moment) I saw this one and thought yes, that is a much better fit. Things just go better sometimes if they happen backwards.
I'm always on the lookout for new covers of this book (aren't we all) because even though it's required reading at some point, especially for an english student, I'll never love it one drop less. I don't even own any interesting coves of it myself, although I do really love this one a lot, and even carry it around like a friend when I visit the bookstore sometimes (I'm one of those weirdos who visits books they already own or have read in the bookstore just to be near them or say hello). And of course this one is great because it's a little bit decrepit.
I haven't worn this dress since last year, but I do still love it an awful lot. It's still my most successful dye-adventure to date (there have been some disasters since then that you've not been privy to), but somehow it's a little too, I don't know. Girly maybe. I'm going through a thing these days where I can't decide if I want to be really frilly and all pink and light colors or low-key with the simplest of jewelry and chambray dresses. There's no reason on any Earth why I can't do both, but it's a thing lately. Maybe it's the entering late twenties-ness of this year.
Dressing this summer has been interesting, since I've been really adopting a less is more kind of mindset. I just can't be bothered with a lot of accessories or extra bits this year. Every time I tried to do this book dressing thing I always felt like I should be wearing more, like it wasn't a real outfit if I didn't involve more layers. I guess this one is pretty obvious color wise, but I think I'm usually putting too much pressure on myself and the rest of the world to always be clever.
Except that it's summer and sometimes all you need is an easy dress and a pair of flats and all the rest can be forgotten.
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