Friday, February 6, 2015

novel dress

the lies of locke lamora by scott lynch // garden district dress

Have you ever come across a dress or an accessory that distinctly reminds you of something you've read, or of a character that you adore? 

I have recently been reading The Lies of Locke Lamora, a shockingly fantastic book by the daring Scott Lynch. (Warning: it's crude and sometimes violent. Think Venice, but add gallons more blood, crime and wicked genius. And also, you should read it.) It has been swimming around my mind constantly, and when I happened across that vibrant floral dress above, I immediately thought Camorr! Which obviously means nothing to you if you haven't read it, but it's the island city where the book takes place. It's a delightful place to be a thief. (Update: I totally bought this dress!).

Intrigued, I continued browsing on Ruche, making a new game of finding dresses that remind me of books and characters that I love. I thought I would share a collection of my favorites with you. 

If you've read any of the books below, what do you think of my selections? And if you haven't, you're welcome for loading up your wishlist. You can also follow me on Goodreads if you want to be bookish friends. 

Happy Friday!

anne of green gables by l.m. montgomery // lavender fields floral dress
peter pan by j.m. barrie // pixie dreams floral dress
daughter of smoke and bone by laini taylor // canyon horizon dress
harry potter and the sorcerer's stone by j.k. rowling // last kiss dress 
the ocean at the end of the lane by neil gaiman // midnight sky dress
pride and prejudice by jane austen // mossy path dress
i capture the castle by dodie smith // marvelous night dress
the book thief by markus zusak // dots knit dress
the secret garden by frances hodgson burnett // whimsical garden quilted dress


  1. This is such a cute idea!! Your picks are spot on. I love how most of the dresses match the book's cover so well. I Capture The Castle and The Book Thief are some of my favorite reads (not to mention Jane Austen…)!

    xo, Charlotte

  2. Thanks Charlotte! I thought they were really fun. I want to do more, if only for another excuse to stare at pretty dresses and read more books. I Capture The Castle is beautiful, one of my very favorite book endings. And Book Thief made me ugly cry, but is absolutely stunning! I love them both!
    Thanks again for stopping by! :)