Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics | Northanger Abbey

In our final post in this Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics series, I thought it would be fun to look at vivid pink-based shades in a different content. This time, instead of contrasting with white, the pink foil keys are contrasted with wheat–a neutral, grayish/brownish grassy shade:

Berry pink in a field of wheat.

Berry pink in a field of wheat.

(A more complete introduction to this series can be found here.)

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Inspired by….Penguin Hardcover Classics | Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

For this post in the Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics series, I thought we might step away from the rosy, daytime wearability inspired by Middlemarch and hop down our own little rabbit hole with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

(A more expansive introduction to this series is here.)

To start, let’s take a closer look at the cover:

Flamingo croquet.

Flamingo croquet.

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(Intro) Inspired by…Penguin Hardcover Classics | Coralie Bickford-Smith

I have a very large makeup collection–or, at least, it seems very large to me. Does it need its own room? Um, no, not quite. But it does occupy its own little antique bureau in my bedroom. When your makeup grows beyond, say, a single shelf in the bathroom to occupy a whole cabinet of its own, then it seems safe to say to call it “very large.” At the very least.

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Hello everyone…

…and welcome! The idea that outer beauty reflects inner beauty–reflects the soul, even–is a cliche indeed. Yet I believe that this is true. In this space, I hope to reflect a bit on the pretty things we use to enhance our natural, physical beauty. But I hope not to forget that–as Audrey Hepburn is said to have observed–“the happiest girls are the prettiest ones.” With that in mind, let’s reflect on beauty together, and let the beauty of our bonding in friendship reflect on us. xo bunikins@mua

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