I just finished reading Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton. It was fantastic! It was the first book in a long time that I just couldn’t put down, and when I had to put it down (to, you know, cook dinner for the family and stuff like that) I would smile fondly at it.
I picked this book up because Melissa @ Avid Reader’s Musings compared it to Pride and Prejudice. I can see what she meant, as both books could be described as a novel of manners. However, Tooth and Claw reminded me much more of a mini-series I watched recently called He Knew He Was Right (it features David Tennant in a key role 🙂 ). He Knew He Was Right was written by Anthony Trollope, who Jo Walton credits as a major influence on Tooth and Claw. So, now I have to read some Anthony Trollope. 🙂
Okay, I bet you’re wondering why I’m so enamored of a faux Victorian novel, right? Because all the main characters are dragons! Yes, you read that right. Not only do we have a witty Victorian plot full of quirky characters, but there is the added fun of marvelous fantasy world-building! Be still my heart!
For a more in depth review, try The Book Smugglers.
Okay, on to the outfit! Here is my quote:
“You may not be the eldest, but you are a dragon grown. We are just useless females,” Selendra said, her violet eyes flashing. “Afterthoughts. Nobody tells us anything. We are doubtless to be dinner for the rest of you, and I would have appreciated a little time to prepare myself for that.”
And my look:
I chose this sweater because the color reminds me of Selendra’s purple eyes and, more importantly, the sequins remind me of dragon scales.
Luckily for me, this belted sweater is perfect for a 1930s look! The puffed shoulders and fitted sleeves, skinny belt, color, and sequins, are all elements drawn from 1930s fashions. The look is completed with a long, striped skirt, featuring beautiful godets.
I’m linking up:
And of course, T3! Now it’s your turn!