Thursday, January 31, 2013

Inspired By: January Best Selling Book Covers

New year, new best sellers! I love seeing what new books are coming out and it's interesting to see which books make it to the best seller list, though it's pretty obvious that anything Oprah gives her seal of approval on will automatically climb the charts. I haven't read any of the books below, but The Husband List and Building Stories are officially on my TBR (to be read) list.

Tenth of December
Inspired By: Tenth of December Book Cover
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Written by George Sanders, this book is a collection of short stories that explore morality, second chances, love, loss, despair, and what it means to be human. Unlike the cover, life is not always so black and white. To take inspiration from the book cover, slip into a black and white shift dress. Add a black blazer, burganzy bow belt, white star ring, red stud earrings, and cool zippered heels to complete the look. Or go more casual in a striped top, comfy cardigan, black jeans, red bracelet, black watch, and spiked loafers.

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

The Husband List
Inspired By: The Husband List Book Cover
Written by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, this historical romance is set in New York City in 1894 and follows Caroline Maxwell, who would rather travel the world with her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, but instead she's at home fighting off suitors. Though he would be an unacceptable suitor because of his new money and no title, Caroline can't stop thinking about Jack.
Perfect for Valentine's Day, dress like the cover by wearing a white lace dress, baroque jacket, heart necklace, and floral heels for some print mixing. Or put in a burgandy coat, white blouse, gold baroque-inspired pants, heart ring, and burgandy booties.

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
Inspired By: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Book Cover
Written by Ayana Mathis, this novel is Oprah's newest book club pick. It's about Hattie Shepherd, who in 1923 flees Georgia for Philadelphia in the hopes that she will find a better life. But after marrying a man who brings her disappointment and watching her two firstborn twins die of an illness, Hattie raises her next nine children by being harsh and distant, so that they will be prepared for life's difficulties.
Go ombre, like the cover, with a ombre colorblocked dress, brown faux leather jacket, beaded necklace, and brown heels. Or by wearing ombre shorts with a white lace top, orange bracelet, brown flats, and a fun bow backpack. The ombre print is for the character Hattie, who must make tough decisions, but does so with strength.

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

Building Stories
Inspired By: Building Stories Book Cover
Written by Chris Ware, this graphic novel is more like a piece of art and a game mixed into one. This book is compromised of 14 seperate pieces (broadsheets, booklets, etc.) that tell the whole story of a nameless young woman who lives a quiet, frustrated life in Chicago. From Publisher's Weekly, "Ware’s paper archipelago can be read in any order, making his heroine’s progression from single apartment life to dissatisfied motherhood in Oak Park, all the more personal, as if the reader is leafing through her memories, rather than following her linear story." Very cool.
To dress like the colorful and graphic cover, try a two-toned blue shirt, letter-covered skirt, fun box earrings, star ring, and blue heels. Or for lounging around, go for a colorblocked shirt, jeans, wrap bracelet, letter ring, and colorblocked heels.

Buy the book: B&N | Amazon

What do you think? Which books look interesting to you?

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  1. i love the red flats with the gold spikes! so awesome

  2. I always love the outfits you put together based on book covers, it's such an interesting idea and the results are beautiful! Not surprisingly, I especially love the look basd on Tenth of December :)

    1. Thanks so much! You're so sweet!! I'm so glad you like what I put together!

  3. Aw gorgeous floral shoes! I want a pair like this one :)

  4. I want to read the Tenth of December! But I won't look nearly so smashing. ;)


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