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The Bell Jar

by Laura W., 28 year old Graphic Designer from Toronto, Canada

28 comments · 4 · August 22, 2011

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Laura Whelan - Asos Long Dress Shirt, Lulus Chelsea Crew Wedges, H&M Shorts - The Bell Jar
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    Asos

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    H&M

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"There ought, I thought, to be a ritual for being born twice - patched, retreaded and approved for the road."

The Bell Jar is just one of those books. Although it's dark and haunting, it tells a story that a lot of us can relate to and can feel a strange sense of comfort by reading. The Bell Jar follows the journey of Esther Greenwood through her summer internship at a magazine in New York and her subsequent decent into depression and self evaluation and finally her emergance into a whole new world, a whole new woman. This week has been a rather confusing and weird one so I'm sorry this post is so late, but since the rest of August is literature week there will be so much more to come!

Although Esther is never really given a clear sense of style in the book since the reader is left to imagine her own Esther, I have shown here what I see my Esther to be like. Most of the book is set in New York and I love this outfit as it feels like the fast paced, business savvy style that New York woman have. De Lune is one of my favourite bloggers, and since she is based in New York and is constantly at the forefront of fashion I take a lot of inspiration from her and her gorgeous style. I have been coveting this this long dress shirt that she has been wearing all summer and I finally got my hands on one! Wearing it I feel like a big NY editorial designer running around in my short shorts going to and from my meetings. I really feel like this outfit represents NY's big business and the simplicity of the outfit reflects Esther's strict and yet wondering personality.

With a simple black and white outfit, tiny details and accessories are very so important. This outfit was sleek and clean and so the addition of textural elements (feathers, flapper earrings, deer necklace, and a fantastic swede pair of chelsea crews) really makes the outfit pop!

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Comments (28)

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Clemence Sarily C.
You're amazing. I really love your blouse and your shoes :).
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Brinz Evalle
very nice:)
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Hayley  Rieder
love the book and the outfit!!!!!!!!!!!! great!
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Ana G Vargas
Nice look!
Love your blouse!
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Cellia Elisabeth
perfect dress and shoes
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Paul Boomerang
beautifully done!
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Shermin S
beautiful! <3
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Lexi R
Absolutely gorgeous
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Maja  R.
Wonderful !!!
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Burock B.
wow you look fantasticcc! I do love everything about this look! hyped!!
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Michelle M.
Beautiful outfit! Have you ever read Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen?
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