Button-front, tank top, and capris: Goodwill — Sandals: Dansko — Necklaces: Hand-me-down — Scarf: Flea market in Mexico
When I heard Gracey was doing a literature-themed outfit link party, I screamed, dropped my coffee, and ran three times around the building. Or maybe I just smiled to myself and quietly said, “hell yeah.” You know, whichever.
I had the perfect character in mind, too! See, I recently finished Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor and Park, and I am ALL. ABOUT. ELEANOR. Okay, I might not look much like her–I’m missing the masses of curly red hair, for one thing–but I sure as heck can dress like her. Based on a few choice passages regarding her wardrobe, I put together a button-front shirt, some loose linen pants (since my workplace isn’t a denim-friendly zone and also it was hot as balls out)…
…a fistful of Eleanor-ish necklaces…
…and a wrist-scarf. I don’t think her wrist-scarf technique is specified in the book, so I twisted mine up to make it look a bit like a series of bangles.
Then I tucked the ends in and was good to go! I actually quite like the effect, so I’ll probably keep doing this even when I’m not dressing like Eleanor.
Gracey’s link party isn’t until tomorrow, so while I’m early I’ll tell you to go read Eleanor and Park right now. I’m not usually super-keen on YA contemporaries that are largely centered around teen romance, but there’s something about this book that just hit me right in the emotion-parts. It’s beautifully written and features as its two main characters a POC and a plus-sized girl, and in particular Eleanor’s relationship with her body and her sense of self left me with…a lot of feelings. I love the beauty that Eleanor and Park find in each other, and the fact that in addition to chemistry they also have, you know, friendship and common interests, which seem to be lacking in a lot of YA romances these days. Ugh, this book. Go read it, go. And then go tell Rainbow Rowell that she’s rad as hell.