I don’t like to remember villains.
The well-written ones are usually so vile and evil that I can’t wait to forget them, and the badly-written ones are just so laughable and two-dimensional that they’re not even worth my time.
But when Selah suggested Fave Villains for a T3 theme, I knew the challenge was too good to pass up. Because there really was no contest in terms of stylespiration: hands’ down, it had to be Dolores Umbridge.
Think about it: her dastardly-ness knows no bounds (Come on! Harry’s punishment? Ouch!), her delivery was made even more chilling because it wasn’t over the top (I can think of several people in real life who are convincing Umbridge wannabes), and her look is just downright iconic (Pink and tweed? Yes, please).
Much as I hate to think I can channel my inner Umbridge so easily, it was relatively simple coming up with a suitable ensemble. The tweed jacket was the base, then I just had to choose an appropriate bottom that pulled more of the pink. That choice ended up being a snap as well because Summer of Skirts.
The inner layer was proving problematic because of the jacket’s mandarin collar, but eventually I settled for a simple lace tank which goes along with Umbridge’s twee-ness. White sensible pumps and – oh my goodness! – an actual purse that doubles as a clutch for an added accessory and I think I’ve got the character down pat.
And now it’s your turn – who is your Fave Literary Villain and how would you channel him/her? Click on the blue froggy below and tell us all about it!
: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – F21
Jacket – eBay
Skirt – Boohoo
Pumps – Karmen @ Payless
Purse – H&M
Thank you for your patience with this deviation from schedule.
Thrilled for Thursday will be back next week.