What I Wore: Sweater (Modcloth), Necklace (Popbasic; Similar Here), Skirt (Popbasic; Similar Here), Shoes (Old Navy)
Like any book-loving woman, I adore Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice is a favorite book the world over, and even beyond the book has many reincarnations as plays and films. And yes, my friends and I do regularly discuss the merits and flaws of all those movies; we are book girls. So how could I pass up this sweatshirt?
For it's first outing on the blog, I paired the sweatshirt with my Popbasic leather skirt. This combo of the super-laid back sweatshirt with a skirt is something that's been cropping up on Pinterest, so I thought I'd give this edgy look a go, especially with the unseasonable wet weather we've been having. I was hoping it might make me feel a bit like a modern-day Lizzie Bennett (speaking of, if you haven't seen the Lizzie Bennett Diaries, go and watch. You'll thank me). I'm not sure it is quite edgy and I'm not quite Miss Bennett either, though the play of textures is fun.
Really, it is just as well; I am no Elizabeth Bennett in life after all- perhaps more of an Anne from Persuasion or even a Fanny, the heroine of Mansfield Park. Persuasion might tie with P&P for a personal favorite Austen novel, and Mansfield Park is definitely my most read of her works, My sister took a course on Austen books one year and said then that her favorite book was actually Emma because the title character's flaws reminded her of herself. Seems true of myself as well. Both Anne and Fanny tend to be quiet, even a bit prudish, and introspective, prone to not sharing their feelings, though lovely once you get to know them. Their flaws drive me nuts, but are probably my own.
What about you? Are you an Austen fan, and if so, let's talk books! And, Austen fan or not, do you tend to empathize with characters that are similar to you or ones who have traits you admire but don't have?