I’m beyond thrilled to be on the blog tour for AND WE’RE OFF! Here’s a little bit about the book:
Length: 288 pages
Seventeen-year-old Nora Holmes is an artist, a painter from the moment she could hold a brush. She inherited the skill from her grandfather, Robert, who’s always nurtured Nora’s talent and encouraged her to follow her passion. Still, Nora is shocked and elated when Robert offers her a gift: an all-expense-paid summer trip to Europe to immerse herself in the craft and to study history’s most famous artists. The only catch: Nora has to create an original piece of artwork at every stop and send it back to her grandfather. It’s a no-brainer: Nora is in!
Nora’s mother, however, is less than thrilled about the trip. Alice put herself through law school to give Nora the kind of financially stable life she never had growing up, and she worries about what the future holds for her young, idealistic daughter. Her opinions haven’t gone unnoticed, either. Nora couldn’t feel more unsupported by her mother, and in the weeks leading up to the trip, the women are as disconnected as they’ve ever been. So, seconds after saying goodbye to Nora at the airport terminal, Alice calls out: “Wait! Stop! I’m coming with you!”
Today I’m here to do a book look—basically an outfit inspired by the premise/cover of the book. Without further ado, here is the
AND WE’RE OFF is all about traveling and family, so these outfits are purely based upon what I think are super cute outfits for traveling!
This outfit on the left is fashionable and perfect for traveling. Traveling requires a bit of walking so those black Nikes and leggings are perfect for it. I love the simple blue shirt and the neutral colored cardigan to balance out the outfit. Plus, the bag looks light and matches the model’s outfit incredibly well. (Pinterest)
I’m also in love with the outfit on the right. It is, in retrospect, pretty similar to the one on the left, but I think the jean jacket adds a flair that isn’t in the one in the left—it makes it more chic looking while the left is more athletic-ish. I actually don’t own any jean jackets, so this needs to change immediately. (Pinterest) I would definitely wear either of these outfits when traveling!
Dana Schwartz is a writer whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Mental Floss, the Guardian, the New York Observer, MTV News, and VICE. When she’s not on Twitter as one of her parody accounts (@GuyInYourMFA and @DystopianYA), she’s on Twitter as herself (@DanaSchwartzzz), sharing far too much personal information to ever pull off the Thomas-Pynchon-reclusive-author thing. She currently lives in New York City.
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