Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inspired By: The Classics Vol. 9

I took a small break from The Classics series, but they're back! I'm hoping to do one of these posts once a month or once every two months. If you have any classic novels that you would like me to create an outfit for, let me know! I'm up for suggestions. 

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll, we're all familiar with this whimsical and mind-tripping tale of a girl who goes down a rabbit hole and encounters mysterious creatures and people, like the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and the hookah-smoking caterpillar. 

I took inspiration from these interesting covers for the above outfits: a light blue chambray dress, a white sweater, a yellow zippered purse, cat stud earrings, and black oxford flats. For the Mad Hatter's outfit, I went with a blue hat, an emerald blazer, a cream sweater, blue printed pants, and dapper flats. 

Buy the book: Amazon | Goodreads

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Written by Victor Hugo, this story is about Quasimodo, the hunchback of who lives within the walls of the cathedral because his adoptive father, Claude Frollo, the Archdeacon of Notre-Dame, orders him to stay inside as the bell-ringer. Quasimodo falls in love with Esmerelda, a Gypsy street dancer. 

For these looks, I took inspiration from the classic Disney movie that I've seen way too many times. For Quasimodo: a burgundy polka dot tunic, black leggings, cross ring, pointed black flats. For Esmeralda: a white crop top, a purple skirt, owl necklace, gold ear cuff, and teal heels. 

Buy the book: Amazon | Goodreads

Black Beauty
Black Beauty
Written by Anna Sewell, Black Beauty is the classic children's novel told from the horse's point of view. It starts with his carefree days on an English farm to his difficult time pulling cabs in London. 

Of course I had to go with all-black looks for Black Beauty: a black top, a black pleated skirt, black stud earrings, and velvet pointed pumps. Or a black chiffon top, high-waisted black jeans, a horse ring, a bow bracelet, and black heeled sandals. 

Buy the book: Amazon | Goodreads

The Taming of the Shrew
The Taming of the Shrew
Written by William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew is about Katerina, the "shrew" that no man wants to marry. She has a younger sister, Bianca, who has several suitors, but their father refuses to marry off Bianca until Katerina is married first. 

This play has a soft-spot in my heart because when I was in middle school I did a school project with Jackie and we made a hilarious video. And did you know that the 90s movie 10 Things I Hate About You is based on this play? I went for something fun and modern for these outfits: For Bianca a white lace dress, a sparkly necklace, a purple belt, and gray heels. For Katerina's outfit: a black dress, a floral blue necklace, a blue belt, gray thigh highs, and brown booties. 

Buy the book: Amazon | Goodreads

Which of these have you read?
Which outfit is your favorite?

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24 comments:

  1. Super gorgeous and beautiful. I just love creating looks inspired by movies and books.
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  2. alice and the wonderland outfits are just perfect

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  3. Sara you are SO good! I love the Alice in Wonderland inspired outfits! :)

    Jessica
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  4. Oh I love this! My favorite from this is Alice in Wonderland. That hat is so lovely!
    xo,
    nancy

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  5. All of these are so cute! I think my favorite is the Taming of the Shrew outfit though, I love those thigh high socks and both of those shoes!!

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  6. These are so creative! I actually can't pick a favorite - love them all!


    - Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  7. I haven't seen the Hunchback of Notre-Dame in the longest. I'm really loving Esmeralda's fun outfit...I would wear it in a heartbeat.


    xo erica
    seaofbloomingdreams.blogspot.com

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  8. This just reminded me that I need to add the Hunchback of Notre Dame on my to read list. I love the looks you created for all three looks, especially for Alice in Wonderland. These outfits are actually all great ideas for halloween costumes made out of items already in your wardrobe!

    Mili

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  9. I love this! Black Beauty was one of my favorite childhood books, and I would wear everything in that set. I'm also pretty partial to the Taming of the Shrew look. It also helps that I'm crazy about Shakespeare.

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  10. I love the Alice outfit so much! Though I could happily wear all of them and feel amazing! You should totally be a stylist.

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  11. Thanks so much!! Being a stylist would probably be really fun!

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  12. Thanks so much!! I love Shakespeare too!

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  13. you dont just read books, you breath them, live them!

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  14. LOVE this idea. And I adore the blue hat you've chosen for the Mad Hatter. Such a gorgeous colour.

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