T3 :: of pink, tweed, and Umbridge




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.

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12 thoughts on “T3 :: of pink, tweed, and Umbridge

  1. I love this! That skirt is to die for my friend!

  2. Umbridge is a wonderful, wonderful villain. She is the worst and you’ve done her justice!

    Also, you *must* get the boots and the tank! Blue boots are the best!

  3. jenortega says:

    Umbridge is a wonderful villain! Nice choice!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Thankee! It was actually a lazy choice because all the other villains I considered would’ve required me to be too costume-y.

  4. Perfection! I’m pretty sure YOU suggested villains. 😉

  5. Val S says:

    Oh, dear, I didn’t read all the Harry Potter books so I don’t know about Dolores Umbridge (great name :-)). But I love your saucy Chanel channeling and, what can I say, I love your haughty look!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Ah, thanks for reminding me that not everyone has experienced the horror that is Umbridge. Just edited my post with a link to the woman. Go check it out if you don’t mind spoilers. Shudder!

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