Another month, another book! This time I picked Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (here). I know that lately I’ve been reading many books by her, my only excuse is that they are amazing and impossible to put down! What I liked the most about Attachments it’s that it takes place in 1999, at a newspaper office where internet is still something new and the Y2K scare. The fact that it was situated in 1999 makes the fashion way more funny, somehow ridiculous and totally unwearable. There are not many clothing descriptions but the few it has are very period descriptive. When in a club, girls would wear “the same Saturday-night costume- tank tops, candy-colored bra straps…”. It also mentions brands like Sears and Gap, pieces like “a very 1985 Levi’s jacket” and strawberry corduroy trousers (?!!!), and slogans like “Girls go nuts for Wrangler butts”. All these things made me think of what I used to wear and like back then. Glady, I was only 11 years old and those colorful clothes were definitely easier to justify on a teenager. I’m glad that I do not have pictures wearing what Beth had at the very end of the book, “A knee-length denim skirt, a rose-colored cardigan, periwinkle tights, and tall blue leather bookts. He looked like a sunset, he thought”. Well, I’m sure I would not have looked like a sunset on that ensemble.
The only Rainbow Rowell book I have left to read is Landline. Has anyone read it? Will try to get it this month and maybe make it January’s pick 🙂 December’s pick is Me before you by Jojo Moyes (here).