By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Raquel talks us through the items on her nightstand that support her […]
Author: Raquel Reyes
Summer can be a glorious time of year for those who love bright colors, endless tans, and as little amount of clothing as possible. It can be a literal Hell for those who live in black and feel naked without the regulated J.Crew third layer, be it cardigan or statement scarf. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that we here at The Attic fall into the latter category.
For the first in a monthly fashion feature, I’m reminded of a question posed to Olivia a couple of years ago, how to get through “the warm weather struggle of the girl who prefers emerald and oxblood…” In order to provide some guidance for all of us currently dealing with warmer weather, I’ve posed my fellow ladies the question, “What does summer dressing mean to you?” You’ll find that a love for the all-black wardrobe dies hard around here, but a witch is nothing if not changeable.
Fashion has many sources of inspiration; style even more so. Be it a decade, a film, a movement—adopting the look of another can have a comforting solidarity.
While a good story will have you immersed enough with its words, I like a method approach, and nothing gets me more into a story than appearing as though I might at any second jump into its pages (liberties taken wherever they must). I call it the pursuit of literary aesthetic coordination.
This series may follow current reads, or it may feature old favorites. Come Winter, Olivia and I will probably tell you all about the times we’ve dressed like heroines in an Evelyn Waugh novel, but for this first edition of How To Dress Like Your Novel, I thought I’d celebrate Jane Austen, and my personal favorite, Emma.
The Regency Era’s not a difficult one; think maxi dresses with empire waists… light neutrals for ill-advised picnics… comfortable flats for wandering the countryside… Jane Austen would either love or hate me but either way she’d say it wittily.
Glossier Stretch Concealer in Medium
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 (Lip Base & On Eyelids)
Bare Minerals All Over Face Color in Chic Radiance
ELF Prime and Stay Finishing Powder in Medium/Dark (Bronzer)
Tarte Cheek Stain in Dazed (Lip Color & Cheeks)
YSL Faux Cils Mascara in Black
All Clothing My Own.
I have a complicated relationship with trousers. (For the sake of our UK readers I’m going to stumble through this by using ‘trousers’ instead of ‘pants.’ I wouldn’t want you to think the following is about undergarments, although I’m sure I’ll also get to that piece eventually.)