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Fashion from my Bedroom: Books and Looks with Femme Luxe #AD

THIS POST FEATURES GIFTED ITEMS FROM FEMME LUXE FINERY
The UK lockdown has created some rather unique photographic trends across social media, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. Influencers missing their usual spring blossom pics have instead turned to styling their pillows as Insta-worthy dresses and matching their looks to their latest reads. While you won't be seeing me with a pillow strapped to my front any time soon, the looks and books trend is something that I'm very happy to jump onboard with! Today's edition of my Fashion From My Bedroom series brings you a selection of Femme Luxe Finery's comfiest reading looks - featuring everything from Joggers and T-Shirts to coordinating Loungewear sets - and, most importantly, the books to go with them!


For the Romantics

The Book

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan tells the story of young lovebirds Rachel and Nick. Over the summer, Nick takes Rachel back to his native Singapore to meet his family. But Nick has forgotten to mention something pretty important to Rachel - his family are rich. Crazy rich. Seriously ridiculously rich. Nevertheless, Nick is confident that his family with love Rachel - she's a successful career woman with a great education. However, Nick has been far too optimistic, as his family soon declare Rachel to be "not good enough" and make efforts to split the pair up. The book is well written, highly descriptive and (unsurprisingly) has a happy ending - perfect if you're in the mood for romance with a little comedy thrown in. Plus, if you're feeling REALLY lazy, you can stick the film version on Netflix and veg out with some popcorn!  

The Look

To get yourself into the romantic vibe, there's nothing better than a coordinating loungewear set with floaty flared sleeves. I twinned with my copy of Crazy Rich Asians perfectly in Femme Luxe's Ribbed Flare Sleeve Loungewear in rust. This is easily the most flattering set of loungewear that I've ever tried on - the trousers hug your curves beautifully and the bow detail at the waist pulls attention to the slimmest part of your stomach. I will most definitely be wearing the trousers out of the house as regular everyday clothing. The top comes up slightly large on me but this just makes it all the more comfy to wear while lazing around on the sofa. The colour is absolutely gorgeous too!

Femme Luxe Finery Rust Ribbed Flare Sleeve Loungewear - Neveah
Femme Luxe Finery Rust Ribbed Flare Sleeve Loungewear - Neveah

For the Explorers

The Book

If science fiction is your jam, look no further than Becky Chambers' The Long Way to A Small Angry Planet. The story follows Rosemary Harper and the motley crew of the spaceship Wayfarer on the mission of a lifetime. Danger, adventure and a mysterious planet await as Rosemary learns to appreciate others and finds a new family. This book is full of kick-ass female characters with their own agency and is also brilliantly inclusive in terms of race, gender presentation, and sexuality. The story is really focused on the crew - each person has equally important developments and individual contributions to the plot. The book doesn't fall victim to the usual "the chosen one who saves the entire universe" trope. This is definitely a novel to blast you out of a lockdown slump!

The Look

Not feeling like donning a co-ord set today? Then don't worry, joggers and a tee still make for excellent lounging! The blue and white colour combo of Femme Luxe's 'Perfect' Oversized T-Shirt and Navy Drawstring Contrast Cuffed Joggers still looked perfect with the cover of Becky Chambers' book. These joggers immediately brought me joy as they have SUCH deep pockets, perfect for stashing my bookmark inside. They are made of a thick, durable fabric and I have no doubt that they'll last me for a good while. As for the tee, I spoke about my love of slogan tops in my Style Sisterhood blog post and I enjoyed styling this top just as much as the others!

Femme Luxe Finery White 'Perfect' Oversized T-Shirt - Violet
Femme Luxe Finery Navy Contrast Drawstring Cuffed Joggers - Trinity

For the Thrill Seekers

The Book

Can you really call yourself a fan of thrillers if you HAVEN'T read The Girl On The Train? Paula Hawkins' novel, focusing on the spiralling life of alcoholic divorcee Rachel, is pretty much a classic at this point! Having watched the film, I can't get Emily Blunt or Haley Bennett's faces out of my mind when I visualise the characters, but the book remains suspenseful and shocking. With unreliable narration from a booze-riddled Rachel making you question everything as the narrative unfolds, the ending will definitely come as a surprise. Where was Rachel the night Megan went missing? Why did she wake up with so many cuts and bruises? And what exactly is the deal with her ex husband? You must read the book to find out!

The Look

Since you'll be perched on the edge of your seat whilst making your way through The Girl On The Train, you're going to need a comfortable outfit to read it in! For this, I selected the sleek and stylish Black Long Sleeve Boxy Cuffed Joggers Loungewear Set. As she was snapping my photos for this post, my Mum referred to this outfit as my "Bond Girl look" and honestly, I'm not mad about it! As well as being very cosy to wear, the material of this set has a slight sheen to it, keeping you looking put-together. I really like the elasticated cuff on the bottoms too, as this stops your trousers creeping up your leg as you read on the sofa!

Femme Luxe Finery Black Long Sleeve Boxy Cuffed Joggers Loungewear Set
Femme Luxe Finery Black Long Sleeve Boxy Cuffed Joggers Loungewear Set

Which of these book inspired looks is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

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