I’ve got another fun edition of Styled by Books today, this time as part of the blog tour for My Plain Jane — a new twist on the Charlotte Bronte Classic, Jane Eyre, from the authors of My Lady Jane.
Because the cover of this book is so graphic, I wanted to keep my outfit simple — taking cues from the cover’s color scheme – especially that bold pop of yellow in the title, which I mimicked with a statement necklace.
I went with a white lace top and embroidered cardigan as a nod to Jane’s dreamy period outfit that she’s seen wearing here. And then I paired it with a classic pair of blue jeans to echo the blue background of the cover.
One of things I love most about Styled by Books is that it can be as simple — or as elaborate — as you want it to be. The idea is to use books and their beautiful covers as inspiration for your next outfit, and that’s what I had to remind myself when planning today’s look. (Because I did NOT have anything period appropriate for a Jane Eyre retelling, and I was starting to panic!)
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No buy links for today’s outfit, since all the pieces are things I’ve had in my closet for quite a while. But if you’re wondering:
- Lace Top: Lane Bryant
- Cardigan: Old Navy
- Jeans: Land’s End
- Necklace: Target
Move over, Charlotte Brontë. The authors of the New York Times bestselling My Lady Jane are back with an irreverent spin on Jane Eyre—a tale of mischief, romance, and supernatural mayhem perfect for fans of The Princess Bride or A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue.
You may think you know the story. Penniless orphan Jane Eyre begins a new life as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets one dark, brooding Mr. Rochester—and, Reader, she marries him. Or does she?
Prepare for an adventure of Gothic proportions in this stand-alone follow-up to My Lady Jane, which was called “an utter delight” (ALA Booklist, starred review), and “an uproarious historical fantasy that’s not to be missed” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
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We’re the authors of the young adult novels, MY LADY JANE, and MY PLAIN JANE, which is coming in June 2018. Our group is made up of Brodi Ashton (New York Times bestselling author of the EVERNEATH series and DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY), Cynthia Hand (New York Times bestselling author of the UNEARTHLY series, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, and THE HOW AND THE WHY), and Jodi Meadows (New York Times bestselling author of the INCARNATE trilogy, the ORPHAN QUEEN duology, and the FALLEN ISLES trilogy). Between the three of us we’ve written nineteen novels, a bunch of novellas, a handful of short stories, and a couple of really bad poems, but we have the most fun working on our books together. We’re friends. We’re writers. We’re fixing history by rewriting one sad story at a time.
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Share a photo or selfie with your copy of My Plain Jane and you could win a custom designed book sleeve, made by Second Hand Pages, a custom Jane Eyre candle from Canterbury Road Co, Jane Eyre (Barnes and Noble Collectible Edition), the Blu-Ray DVD of Jane Eyre, and a My Plain Jane Bookmark! For the photo, you can use your copy, a friends or one from the library. Use the hashtag #MyPlainJaneGiveaway to enter. Open to US only. End Sunday, July 8th.
- June 25 – The YA Book Traveler – Trailer & Review
- June 26 – Alexa Loves Books – Gift Guide
- June 27 – YA Wednesdays – Jane’s Playlist
- June 28 – Novel Novice – Styled by Books
- June 29 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Famous Janes
- June 30 – A Backwards Story
- July 2 – Bookcrushin’ – Supernatural Meets Jane Eyre – Tips for the Reluctant Ghost Hunter
- July 3 – The Reader and the Chef – Guide to eating á la My Plain Jane (Bookish Menu) + Bookstagram Post
- July 4 – The Clever Reader – Launch Event Recap
- July 5 – Booknerd Addict – Review + Bookstagram Post
- July 6 – Lair of Books – Review
- July 7 – Mary Had a Little Book Blog
CAN WE TALK ABOUT HOW PERFECT THAT SECOND PHOTO IS! I never thought to add something like that yellow necklace. LOVE LOVE LOVE
LOL – thank! That photo was actually an “outtake” (Derek made me laugh), but I liked how it turned out better than the “real” photos!
“What historical figure/literary figure would you love to see a retelling for?” Queen Elizabeth the 1st, maybe!
I historical figure I would like to see a retelling is Elizabeth the Great she is really amazing.
I’d love to see a retelling of Amelia Earhart’s life and the excitement in finding her wrecked plane on an island recently.
The lace top is perfect! Always love this feature, thanks for joining us!
I LOVE your outfit! nice touch with the necklace, subtle with a pop & so very pretty 🙂
I LOVE this outfit. The top & cardigan are seriously gorgeous, and I want them. I think it’s awesome that you didn’t go literal with it and just used the cover as inspiration. Don’t stress if you can’t go with an actual period perfect outfit. The colors and textures are perfect, and you look fab!
Ohh, I love this blog tour post 😀 Stunning post Sara. ❤ You look GORGEOUS 😀 And love the outfit with the book, eee. Such awesome photos 🙂 I adored this book.