Wednesday, 19 October 2016

manic pixie dream girl


Sydney is undergoing a strange siege with spring at the moment. Not that I'm complaining, I quite like the alternating between autumn and spring temperatures. Moreso on the former. But I can at least dress as though I'm excited with the sun giving us its rapt attention. I've always been fond of that soft sunshine yellow. It portrays the euphoria that only I know internally. I've been charged with infidelity, as I look to shirts with different necklines, it's okay collars, you're still very far up my list in terms of devotion. Floral for spring, how revolutionary. It's been over a few years since I bought my Floral Doc Martens and I've yet to break them in. Hence why I've been tentatively wearing them out lately. The motorcycle jacket-esque placement of the zippers on the skirt are quite attractive to me, I don't know, perhaps it's become part of my aesthetic now. Asymmetrical of course, to appeal to the zaniness of my soul with an unique print that's larger than life. So that's my attempt to woo spring, let's talk about the book.

Yes, let's pretend that everyone in the world hasn't read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've been revisiting books from my younger years, Brave New World is one such example. Perhaps I've grown more cynical, perhaps I've grown more aware, in any case, my tolerance for books have noticeably increased. Now, I need to state that I'm only about a fifth of the way in but I must confess to being rather detached about the characters. It's very Twilight-esque. Of course everyone is conventionally attractive. Of course the boss who proclaims to be interested in curvaceous women suddenly finds interest in the girl with the boyish figure who appears anorexic even though she gorges on junk food. She's different. Sigh. Such clear male wish fulfilment isn't it? I'm kind of hoping that at one point there's a turnabout and the book becomes one of a satirical nature, but until that point, it's rather painful to read. 

Why am I still reading it you ask? Well.. they just introduced a closed room murder and I'm a sucker for those.... Dammit. 

Top: Cherrykoko Yellow Chiffon Shirt (Thrifted)
Bottom: H&M Black Asymmetrical Skirt (Thrifted)
Shoes: Floral Doc Martens 
Accessory: Lovina Necklace, The Book that is Giving Me a Migraine

XX
Jeannie

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