Thursday, May 1, 2014

Inspired By: April's Best Selling Books

Book time! I absolutely love coming up with outfits based on books; every month it's one of my favorite posts to put together. If there are any books or book covers that you really like, let me know in the comments!

Last month, I only read two novels, and I blame this on my discovery of KDramas (Korean TV shows) on Netflix and Dramafever. The two books I read were really good. Cress by Marissa Meyer is the third installment in the Lunar Chronicles series and continues the journey of Cinder and Scarlet, and now Cress, as they try to take down the Lunar Queen who wants to take over New Beijing and then the world. 

I also read All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (translated by Alexander O. Smith), which is about a Japanese soldier who dies on the battlefield fighting aliens only to be reborn everyday. The only other person who knows what he's going through is the Full Metal Bitch, a U.S. soldier hundreds of kills under her belt. It was fast-paced and kept my interest. Also, a movie based on the book is coming out soon called Edge of Tomorrow.

The School for Good and Evil: A World Without Princes
School for Good and Evil
Written by Soman Chainani, the sequel to The School for Good and Evil follows Agatha and Sophie, who are living out their Ever After, but they decide to reopen the school. Everything they knew has changed -- witches and princesses are getting along -- but despite all this a war is brewing. 

Based on Sophie, wear a black dress with lace cutouts, hair pins, a pink necklace, a spike ring, and pink ankle-strap heels. Or go for a look based on Agatha: wear a white sweater, white jeans, a black necklace, gold rings, and lace-up boots. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

Dorothy Must Die
Dorothy Must Die
Written by Danielle Paige, Dorothy Must Die is about Amy Gumm, an ordinary girl from Kansas who is swept to Oz after a tornado carries her trailer there. The only problem is that Oz isn't how she remembers from the movie; it turns out Dorothy came back to Oz and seized power, and now only Amy can stop her. (I just started reading this and it's great!)

For a classic, summer look go for a blue gingham top, distressed jean shorts, a white flower necklace, and yellow sneakers. Or for a bit of a glam look, wear a gingham maxi dress, a rhinestone necklace, red earrings, and nude heeled sandals. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
The Storied Life of Fikry
Written by Gabrielle Zevin, this novel is about A.J. Fikry, a bookstore owner on a small island. His life isn't how he hoped it would turn out now that his wife is dead and his prize possession has been stolen, but then one day a small but heavy package arrives that completely changes his life. What's in the package? Maya, a two-year-old. 

Dress like little Maya by wearing a white dress, printed coral sneakers, and an orange bag. Or instead go for a look based on A.J. Fikry: a red blazer, a polka dot top, jeans, a book necklace, and brown oxfords. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

Creativity, Inc. 
Creativity Inc
Written by Ed Catmull, Creativity, Inc. is  a book, written by the people behind Pixar Animation, for managers to get their employees to tap into their creativity and build a creative culture, but it could no doubt help anyone looking for help on how to get to their creative side and find their inspiration. 

For a fun outfit, wear an OMG beanie, a red cardigan, a "Something beautiful is on the horizon" tee, a black and white floral skirt, silver rings, and olive open-toe booties. Or for more of a professional look, go for a orange dress, a sun necklace, an infinity ring, and bow wedges. 

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon | Goodreads

Have you read any of these books?
Any good book recommendations for me?

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30 comments:

  1. Sara this post is incredible!! I love that you are translating your inspiration from bookcovers into fashion outfits. As an artist I'm constantly translating inspiration from the things I see in New York and around the world into my artwork.


    Meag xx
    travelwritedraw.blogspot.com

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  2. I love, love, love this. Such a unique idea.
    I haven't read any bestsellers lately. I need to get on my summer reading train for sure, though!

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  3. Oh, and I'm curious, when you read, are you a hard-copy or an ebook kind of girl?

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  4. Cute as usual! Love the Dorothy Must Die look best :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

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  5. Dressed with soulMay 1, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Oh, Dorothy must die sounds so interesting and the outfit you created is really eyecatching an my taste. I love the other outfits also, you know this kind of posts belongs to me favourites :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  6. I love the black scalloped purse! So cute!!

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

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  7. Sara, I think you might be toooo good at this lol I love the outfits for Dorthy Must Die...I just talked myself out of buying that book at WalMart this morning because the library is supposed to get it soon. Ugh, patience is not my strong suit.


    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  8. LittleMonsterx14May 1, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Dorothy must die sounds really good! i think i want to read it!

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  9. Being from Kansas, I love different stories about Oz and I hadn't heard of Dorothy Must Die, so it's totally on my list now. You always do a great job with the outfits.

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  10. What a fun idea... outfits inspired by books. I especially love the collage inspired by The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry. AND congrats on the job that's so exciting + you couldn't have looked prettier!! xoxo

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  11. Everything in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry please!!

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  12. Dorothy must die sounds like an interesting read-- adding it to my summer reading list :) And I love the maxi featured in the look!

    Mili

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  13. This is such a fun post! I always imagine what characters would wear when I read, too!

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  14. Thanks, Ginnie! Glad I'm not the only one!

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  15. I'm about halfway through now and it's really great! The characters are interesting, the plot is fast-paced and fun, and I need to keep reading to know what happens next! Thanks!

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  16. It's awesome!! You would really like it!

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  17. Hahaha, thank you!! I'm halfway through and love it! You could drive the Overdrive app, which connects to your library, so that you can read ebooks from your library!

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  18. I switch back and forth a lot actually! I would usually say I'm a hard copy kind of girl, but lately it's just been easier to read on my iPad. What about you?

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  19. I'm definitely adding Dorothy Must Die to my reading list! I do love the fashion of A Storied Look...!

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  20. Thanks! Dorothy Must Die is great!

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  21. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry was soso good, and loving the outfit you made for it! I've been wanting to read Dorothy Must Die too! :)

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~Sara ♥

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