The Bell Jar

Updated on Aug 22, 2011
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“There ought, I thought, to be a ritual for being born twice – patched, retreaded and approved for the road.” ~Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar, Chapter 20

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 emergence 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! ASOS had an amazing blow out sale and allowed me to get a few items that I would never have other wise been able to grab! Super amazing deals! (*Word of warning: they do charge duty on items shipped to Canada which always sucks :( *) 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 Crew’s) really makes the outfit pop!

Comments (60)

xilcanopapaya
xilcanopapaya on September 17
Very chic dress. I love the sheer fabric. Voted!
zhcsyra_hp
zhcsyra_hp on September 06
cute.!
ngl9
ngl9 on September 03
chic!
samanthap
samanthap on August 31
so adorable!
chickabiddy
chickabiddy on August 30
Beautiful! I am in love with the dress! Definitely one of my favorites ~
fuglygirlonthebench
fuglygirlonthebench on August 28
breathtaking...
AlessaNgo
AlessaNgo on August 28
whoa that blouse is soo cutee
Watch_Birds_Flying
Watch_Birds_Flying on August 27
Love the book :) Love the outfit too :)
chloereniva00
chloereniva00 on August 25
love everything! :)
cherryliqueurs
cherryliqueurs on August 25
lovely white blouse (:
katiecosette
katiecosette on August 24
gorgeous. i love the shoes!
iVdw
iVdw on August 24
awesome!
aprilrose03
aprilrose03 on August 23
lovely
filipina
filipina on August 23
congrats! great styling!
stylenomad
stylenomad on August 23
Hm I really have to check out that book now since another blogger recommended it as well! I love how you captured the subtle details in this look which can get so easily lost in all white outfits!
esencja
esencja on August 23
lovely <3
thesmartdresser
thesmartdresser on August 23
love this entire look!!
leilahkay
leilahkay on August 23
This is gorgeous!! +1 and favorited!! congrats on being on the homepage!!<3
MakeupxSparkles
MakeupxSparkles on August 23
cute
dontwakeme
dontwakeme on August 23
gorgeous! favorited <3
adie
adie on August 23
This is sooo pretty!
cjung
cjung on August 23
super stunning
briannamiller9625
briannamiller9625 on August 23
Very beautiful outfit!
epilepsi
epilepsi on August 23
love your wedges!
MissEverything
MissEverything on August 23
Amazing
LaPetiteTortue
LaPetiteTortue on August 23
so elegant!
editorspicks
editorspicks on August 23
Hi, you've been selected as our Home Page feature. Congratulations! You've also earned 500 Chic Points. Thank you so much for your amazing style and creative blog post!
Plamena
Plamena on August 23
simply beautiful!
immadi
immadi on August 23
chic
Annachiara
Annachiara on August 23
beautifull :D
weirdococo
weirdococo on August 23
love your blouse!!
wowalyssa
wowalyssa on August 23
love you r outfit! <3
keizie
keizie on August 23
simple chic
kayemoniquesgonzales
kayemoniquesgonzales on August 23
Love the pair of top and wedges!
gayle_a
gayle_a on August 23
This is sooo nice!
Krmen
Krmen on August 23
i love your style! has a strong personality! voted+
TheSpotlightJunkie
TheSpotlightJunkie on August 23
cuuute!
schestyle
schestyle on August 23
Love the simple elegance of this look.
LuxeD
LuxeD on August 23
Love this! Something I would totally wear!
fioreflora
fioreflora on August 23
cute dress :)
lifeisbetterblonde
lifeisbetterblonde on August 23
cute!
IandW
IandW on August 22
you've got the definite smooth operator look - keep rocking it
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on August 22
beautiful, faved :)
pure_win
pure_win on August 22
woww..this is very stunning !!! my fave post from you, lately =D gorgeous outfit, darling.. sooo elegant and feminine..=) xoxo
deekaywang
deekaywang on August 22
cute outfit:)
initialedt
initialedt on August 22
cool blouse
toropiski
toropiski on August 22
Impressive... Yes, Sylvia Plath - sad story... Very female... Lovely outfit with a fantastic dress/blouse - the back is surprising!! Cute accessories!!
LadyGenGen
LadyGenGen on August 22
Instant fave~!!! Absolutely lovely!
MsShay
MsShay on August 22
super cute, and love the shoes
TheBestOfLily
TheBestOfLily on August 22
cute top.
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on August 22
so pretty :)
jenuang
jenuang on August 22
beautiful outfit! i read the bell jar a couple years ago. It isn't a type of book i would read typically, but it was on summer reading list. I ended up liking the book a lot. Very unique.
mystylebyjoandy
mystylebyjoandy on August 22
the blouse is amazing, beautiful pictures!!
decimalshoes
decimalshoes on August 22
love your dress dear :D
jediza
jediza on August 22
love it
anonymours
anonymours on August 22
cute dress
pandaphilia
pandaphilia on August 22
very pretty
malloryasherr
malloryasherr on August 22
beautiful!
askate13
askate13 on August 22
love this :D
cassidyydawn
cassidyydawn on August 22
Beautiful outfit, beautiful photos. Checking out your blog for sure.
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