Book Review: The Devil In The White CityPosted: August 29, 2014
I got this Erik Larson book recommended to me by Jess, when I asked her for some historical non-fiction. It’s about the construction of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, interwoven with the story of serial killer H.H. Holmes. I always enjoy a good serial killer story, so I love this. I haven’t read any other Erik Larson book, but this one is written in a very cinematic way, which appeals to the screenwriter in me. It’s not just about the details, but it’s the way each scene comes alive with actions and emotions. Another good thing is that it’s written in alternating chapters, so I could always make sure to stop at a chapter on the World’s Fair when I read it before bed 😛 The serial killer part can be a bit spine-chilling to read when you’re alone at night.
As for the outfit inspired by the book, I knew I wanted black-and-white, but I couldn’t decide which shoes to wear. Then I went boot shopping last weekend* and found these perfect pair, so I put together an outfit that is a mix between modern and Victorian elements. It’s very appropriate for the book, I think.
And hey, my all-white outfit is just in time for Labor Day too. It’s the last time I got to wear white** so might as well go all-out, right? Have a great Labor Day weekend, my US readers!
Top: Mango, Jeans: Calvin Klein, Boots: Betts (it’s an Australian brand I believe), Necklace: Forever21
* I scoff that those style bloggers who are all “OMG fall!” by the end of July, because let’s face it, it won’t be fall until October (November for us), but now I can kinda understand why. All the stores are putting out fall fashion now, it’s hard not to be excited. And it was rainy but not warm when I wore this, so they’re not stank boots, I promise.
** Just kidding. I don’t follow arbitrary fashion rules. I’m a rebel that way.