the bell jar

Updated on Oct 04, 2011
white leopard shirt Forever 21 shirt - red Urban Outfitters skirt
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hopevictoria 's Thoughts:

A stiff breeze lifted the hair from my head. At my feet, the city doused its lights in sleep, its buildings blackened, as if for a funeral.
It was my last night.
I grasped the bundle I carried and pulled at a pale tail. A strapless elasticized slip which, in the course of wear, had lost its elasticity, slumped into my hand. I waved it, like a flag of truce, once, twice. . . . The breeze caught it, and I let go.
A white flake floated out into the night, and began its slow descent. I wondered on what street or rooftop it would come to rest.
I tugged at the bundle again.
The wind made an effort, but failed, and a batlike shadow sank toward the roof garden of the penthouse opposite.
Piece by piece, I fed my wardrobe to the night wind, and flutteringly, like a loved one’s ashes, the gray scraps were ferried off, to settle here, there, exactly where I would never know, in the dark heart of New York.
-Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

When I was 16, I read a book that would forever change my experience with literature. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath entered my life at the perfect time. A story of a young woman, a writer, making her way in society while battling her own mind absolutely mystified me. Although I have never personally struggled with clinical depression, Plath made Esther’s story and thoughts so real that I have felt forever connected with the character. Although while I was studying English in college, a lot of my professors and peers gave Plath a really hard time, she has continued to have a lasting presence in my literary psyche.

As I headed out for some outfit photos (always courtesy of Chad), I grabbed a package from our mail slot from my dear friend Megan. I was so excited to see that she had sent me a copy of The Bell Jar with this passage carefully highlighted. It was such a thoughtful gift, and I’m glad that we can share this book and our love of literature.

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Comments (12)

Ari_Ari
Ari_Ari on June 21
love it
beckysvilla
beckysvilla on March 03
awesome!
modgeisha
modgeisha on December 01
Love the look! Chic!
29Skirts
29Skirts on October 06
Adorable. I love animal print with red, and the shoes are so cute too!
josiev88
josiev88 on October 06
Really great outfit!
somolicek
somolicek on October 05
Such a great outfit!!
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 05
Thanks! :)
_SERENITY_
_SERENITY_ on October 04
adorable shoes! cute picture
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 05
Thank you!!
ngl9
ngl9 on October 04
sweet!
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 05
Thanks! :)
em1986
em1986 on October 04
gorgeous combo, love both the skirt and top
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 05
Thank you!!
chyrelg
chyrelg on October 04
great skirt and top
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 04
Thanks!! :)
Berlin
Berlin on October 04
Animal and red is gorgeous together :)
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 04
Thanks!
glanvillebaby
glanvillebaby on October 04
love the whole outfit!! cute shoes, they look comfy too!
hopevictoria
hopevictoria on October 04
Thanks! They are actually super comfortable!! :)
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