Wear Your Books

Inspired by my previous bookish look, I wanted to see if there were any fabulous book-related fashion items I could wear to flaunt my nerdy love for books. A Pinterest scour yielded many, many pretty results. Too many. I’d love any number of these items, but my favorites are that tutu made of pages from a book and that gorgeous skirt, which would make a great DIY project for a lazy Sunday. I’ve actually done the newspaper nails, as well, but mine did not come out that perfect! Screen Shot 2014-03-02 at 12.57.33 PM

The bib necklaces are unbelievably beautiful. The first one I especially love, since it is a quote from one of my favorite poems of all time, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land:

“April is the cruellest month, breeding
lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
memory and desire, stirring
dull roots with spring rain.”

The Waste Land is mesmerizing and lush in its beauty and pain. The other quote is Virginia Woolf:

“I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.”

Another thing I loved when I saw it on Pinterest were these shoes covered with book pages:


I’m not crazy about the papier-mâché texture of the shoes. If I do these, I want to find a way to make them flat and shiny instead. I’d also probably want to make the type white on a matte-black shoe, to make it more wearable. I swear, I can’t stop with these shoe DIYs! See more here, here, here, and here. Oh, my.

All images are from Pinterest, and the links may be found on my Polyvore page.

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  • I have one of the storiarts infinity scarves (mine is text from Jane Eyre) and I absolutely love it! One of my most prized possessions 🙂 As soon as there is a hint of spring in the air, it will be coming out for the year!

    • That’s awesome! I have to get myself one of those!

  • I am crazy about this post. If only I had that type of creativity. I can at least admirer these bookish looks since I don’t have the skill set and probably the patience to create anything resembling these fabulous fashion items. Thanks for sharing this wonderful crafts’ niche.


  • Take a look at this Woolf-inspired DIY: Mrs. Dalloway’s shoes. http://bloggingwoolf.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/walking-in-mrs-dalloways-shoes-literally/

    • Yes! That is exactly the thing I want to do to a pair of heels! Thanks for this DIY, it’ll be indispensable when I start this project.

  • Reblogged this on Blogging Woolf and commented:
    Picture yourself wearing a Virginia Woolf book.