Thursday, August 28, 2014

Looks from Books: Ruin & Rising

This month we are reading Ruin and Rising, the 3rd and final book in the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. You can see our epic photos from our Shadow and Bone book club last fall HERE.
This book revolves around a girl named Alina who must find the strength to defeat the Darkling by forming alliances and mending rivalries.

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.The time has come for the ultimate battle of good versus evil, which side will be left standing to rule all of Ravka?

The Look:
When we read the first book in this series, Shadow and Bone, we themed our evening and our attire around the books traditional Grisha colors of black, red, blue and purple. 
But for Ruin and Rising, we choose to celebrate the main character Alina and her Saint-hood status of being the "Sun Summoner."
As I mentioned, the white in the outfit represents Alina the sun summoner saint, and the House of Harlow necklace I paired with this outfit represents an important symbol in the book.

I found it interesting that Leigh is not only an amazing author but also a makeup artist and band member in Hollywood. She attended Yale and is from Jerusalem. She is definitely someone I would love to meet, a mix of brains, creativity and coolness. Amazing!!!! 

Love, Jacque
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Denim - J Brand via Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Blouse - Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Blazer - Nordstrom Rack (similar)
Necklace - House of Harlow 1960 via Rocksbox
Cuff - Windsor Store (similar)
Heels - MIA via Nordstrom Rack
Watch - Capri Watch
Sunnies - Nordstrom


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