Thoughtful Third Thursday: June 2014

It’s Thoughtful Third Thursday (T3) again! This is our first month with a theme: Favorite Childhood Read.

Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion is one of the first books I ever “read”. My mom read it to me so many times that I had it completely memorized!

Harry hated baths and loved to get dirty. One day he got especially dirty.

In fact, he changed from a white dog with black spots to a black dog with white spots.

When I first thought about this book, I pictured this Dorothy Perkins dress:

imageIsn’t it perfect? Of course, I don’t actually own this dress, or anything with black and white polka dots, so I’m substituting stripes!

2/23/14If you’ve never read this book, why not have Betty White read it to you?

All right, it’s your turn to link up:

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12 thoughts on “Thoughtful Third Thursday: June 2014

  1. mtsedwards says:

    Again, you astonish me with the very creative ways you shop your closet to interpret a very literal look. I also like how you give alternatives – that D.P. dress is super cute! Oh, you clever, clever girl! ;p

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  2. Caught Read Handed says:

    I promise I’m going to do mine! I just need to wait until someone comes home to take a picture of me. I don’t have a big enough mirror and my phone’s camera quality isn’t very good. Also, that Dorothy Perkins dress is ADORABLE! As is the skirt you’re wearing. 🙂

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  3. Val S says:

    That’s a perfect interpretation of the book, and a very cool dress on its own! I never heard of dirty Harry (haha), but it reminds me of one of my first books – a Golden Book about Puff the Blue Kitten who gets covered in paint. I’d forgotten all about it, but I had that one pretty well memorized.

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  4. Shawna says:

    I love Harry The Dirty Dog! And I love your striped outfit even more than the polkadot dress! I am a huge book fan but I can’t ever seem to coordinate my dressing to anything in a book. I’m going to try harder though and either link up late, tomorrow, or aim for next month.
    xo

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    • Selah at A Bibliophile's Style says:

      Thanks Shawna! I seriously considered using No Roses for Harry and wearing floral, but “Dirty Harry” is my favorite. 😉
      The link up is open for a whole week, so you’ve got some time. Next month’s theme is Favorite Villain. I’m trying to decide between Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter or President Snow from The Hunger Games.

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  5. Stephanie says:

    Okay I am super excited because No Roses for Harry was one of my fave books as a kid and I didn’t know there were other Harry books! I lived my entire childhood thinking it was a one off:) I love the skirt your wearing btw! But I would have liked to see an outfit inspired by the sweater in No Roses for Harry:)

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