Bookish Fashion: Summer Reading “Everything Leads To You”

Bookish Fashion: Summer Reading "Everything Leads To You"
A favorite of mine from this summer, this look is all vintage, romantic Hollywood. T-strap flats for a nod to the stage, a turquoise ring to the great Westerns, lovely flutters and tones, and green and gold to finish the look. Of course, we can’t forget the pivotal green velvet couch. This book has inspired quite a few looks for me this summer! What’s been your favorite book this summer?

Seascape Statement Ring
chloeandisabel.com

Le Rococo Clip-On Earrings
chloeandisabel.com NOW ON SALE FOR JUST $14!

Bookish Fashion: City of Heavenly Fire

Bookish Fashion: City of Heavenly Fire
Now, I know that there isn’t a ball at Alicante in CoHF, but I just couldn’t resist this dress and it made me think of Clary’s dream of dancing with Jace in Alicante. Of course, any good Shadowhunter would never leave without a sword, so I’ve given Clary a gold-plated misericorde, ivory flats (because only Izzy can fight in heels), a golden bracelet (a sword, actually, a nod to Izzy’s whip bracelet), and a necklace made of gold wings. As you’re reading through CoHF, though, you’ll want to wear the black outfit, a nod to Clary’s Shadowhunter gear. The YSL jacket and pants, calf-high boots and sword ring are just right. The sword is optional ; )
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A Twilight Post that you Absolutely Must Read. Even if you don’t like Twilight.

Twilight Book Cover

You must. You really, absolutely must read this post over on Cuddlebuggery!

5 Reasons Why Twilight Isn’t Completely Awful

I know that so many of you hate the Twilight series, but it really did get a lot of people (me included) back into reading, and especially back into the YA and later NA genres.

Did I read the books? Yes. Multiple times actually.

Did I think “Renesmee” was the WORST. NAME. EVER. chosen for a character? Why, yes. Yes, I did.

Am I glad that my best book pal Brandi told me everything that would happen (and even that Breaking Dawn was AWFUL) before I picked up the first book? Yes. Yes, I am.

Is it my favorite series ever in the entire world? Not even close.

If you agree with any of the above q & a, then head over to Cuddlebuggery and read this awesome post,

5 Reasons Why Twilight Isn’t Completely Awful.

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Good Morning Gold bedroom design

Good Morning Gold bedroom design
This is for the Sleeping Beauty (or Evil Queen) in you. Whichever. We all need a little pick-me-up in the morning.

Grey rug
esalerugs.com

Wall mirror
lampsplus.com

Paris home decor
$2.56 – cole-and-son.com

Casamania painted furniture
$650 – madeindesign.co.uk

Kartell accent chair
$325 – madeindesign.co.uk

French furniture
thefurnituremarket.co.uk

Bookish Fashion: Summer Reading ‘Sinner’

Summer Reading: Sinner
For this installment of Summer Reading inspired fashion, we’ll look to Sinner’s Isabel Culpepper (also from the Shiver Trilogy aka the Wolves of Mercy Falls). She’s a badass, depressed, scared-to-fall-in-love woman with nothing but bitchy intimidation written all over her face. And she’s pretty amazing. With plans to become a doctor (ulterior motive: save the wolves/werewolves), Isabel parades the facade of the being a woman with no emotions, but really, she’s bothered by a lot. Her feelings for Cole, lead singer of Narkotika (also, wolf), her rocky relationship with her parents, nursing school, and even her younger cousin Sophia. Isabel is the girl on the street who kills you with her look alone. No words or other weapons needed.

Bookish Fashion: Summer Reading TFIOS

Bookish Fashion: Summer Reading TFIOS
For this installment of Summer Reading inspired fashion, we’ll look at an outfit just right for trying to lighten your mood after reading the world’s most depressing book to date, The Fault in our Stars. No, you’ll never know happiness again once you put this book down, but these super cute chambray Chucks with white skinny jeans will make it somewhat better.  A cute bracelet combo with a quote from the book plus one to match the cover, and a TFIOS tank, a la easy, really rock out your Bookish Nerd side and a simple feather necklace (let’s skip the infinity necklaces, shall we? A little much…) with a tan moto jacket make it great for the transition from summer to fall…or when the tears just start falling when thoughts of Augustus Waters come to mind. Okay? Okay.

Star tank top
etsy.com

Chloé blue bracelet

chloeandisabel.com

Pop of Floral feat. Chloe + Isabel

Pop of Floral feat. Chloe + Isabel

Judge a Book by its Cover

It’s been a while, and it will be a while longer (August 11th, to be precise) until I am back and posting like a normal, sane book blogger (does that exist??). Summer is crazy and I’m enjoying time with my kiddos while they’re out of school. I’m not gone for good!

In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a quick post about an amazing graphic designer that I’ve recently come across. The old adage, “Never judge a book by its cover” may hold some truth, but if any of you know me well, you know that I always, ALWAYS judge things by their packaging (and since my bestie is a graphic designer that has worked very hard on some packaging projects, I am totally justified in this).

This includes books. I love a good book, but I love it more if I love the cover. Here’s an jacket designer that I think you should check out! She’s designed some of my favorite covers of recent, including #scandal and Jennifer Echols new Superlatives series (I’m reading Perfect Couple now!).

Take a moment and head over to Regina Flath’s page, found here. Have you read any of the books that she’s provided the cover design for? Love them? Hate them? I think instead of authors, I’m just going to look for Regina Flath covers and totally judge all my books by their cover (designer) ; )

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