Okay...since I have been slacking lately (and usually do on the weekends) in the outfit post department, I have come up with a new idea. I made some sets on Polyvore that translate some of my favorite reads into the language of fashion.
My first set...inspiration: Les Miserables by Victor Hugo.
Okay...I kind of cheated and used the musical as inspiration in addition to the book, but you get the idea. I mostly based the outfit off of my favorite character, Enjolras. His iconic red vest over a crisp white shirt were the first pieces of the outfit. One of the most stunning scenes in the book (to me) includes Enjolras and a pocket watch, hence the necklace (also, the gold is reminiscent of the gold buttons on Enjy's vest). Cosette's character was the inspiration for the lingerie (woot Marius!). Also, in the musical, Eponine usually wears a brown trench coat for a scene or two, so I tried to incorporate that into the military-esque peacoat.
Second set inspiration: Angus, Thongs & Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.
I am currently reading this series (hilarious!), so that's where I got the idea for this set. The main character, Georgia, is a school girl, but instead of a more traditional plaid skirt, I chose this lovely ballerina-esque ditty for the outfit. I included (very school-girly) tights and socks to be worn over the tights, and instead of a rucky, a brilliantly colored satchel. Don't forget the beret! Add some makeup and, of course, Angus, and this girl is ready for some serious snogging!
Also...big birthday wishes to my one and only on his 20th...Even though you are old, Robert, I still love you (and will even as we get older and madder). Miss you.