Outfit Post: 3/4/15

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Button-front: Leah’s free pile (Old Navy) — Skirt: ASOS — Shoes: American Rag — Scarf: Gift — Necklace: Lia Sophia — Earrings: Nervous System

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When I looked over my options for this month’s Literary Stylings party (courtesy, as always, of Gracey), there was really only one correct answer: Bellweather Rhapsody, by Kate Racculia. [Disclosure: I’m Twitter friends with Kate–and she’s a delight–but I was not asked to review this book and I did not receive any compensation for talking about it.]

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See, it all started with the scarf. Bellweather Rhapsody centers around a high school state music conference at an old hotel in upstate New York, and several mysteries, old and new, that make themselves known. Two of the main characters are teenage twins attending the conference–frenetic singer Alice Hatmaker and her shy bassoonist brother Rabbit. Alice’s deck of tarot cards come into play, and it’s noted that she keeps them wrapped in her grandmother’s purple scarf. Purple scarf, meet purple scarf!

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As for the rest of my outfit: top+skirt came as close as I could to my own orchestra outfits of yore, though it’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a violin. The necklace was a nod to the important role water plays in the story, the earrings reminded me a bit of Alice’s firecracker energy, and the shoes were…shoes. Not in the least appropriate for a novel set during a snowstorm, but what can you do?

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It’s really a fun book. I don’t want to give too much away since I’ll be writing a proper review over at Nisaba Be Praised (my sheepish return to book-blogging), but the characters are wonderfully well-drawn, the plot is thick and a little bit rompy, and by the end I was as won over by Alice–a bit overbearing compared to, well, just about everyone else–as I had been by Rabbit, my obvious favorite from the start. Forget state, kids, you’re gonna go far.

As per usual, go investigate Gracey’s Literary Stylings post and the other folks linked up therein!

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4 thoughts on “Outfit Post: 3/4/15

  1. rubybastille says:

    Super cute! Fun idea, too – I remember a similar fashion challenge from months ago, in which we dressed like our favorite songs.

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