Let’s go to town! Let the geek flag fly! I’m sorry, did I say geek? I meant my own flag.
The Marauder’s Map dress has been waiting for its hour. Hallelujah, it was hopelessly expensive for a long time, then there was a sale and I could treat myself. It is just such a cool pattern and the books have been an incredibly significant part of my existence, that wearing some well-made fan merch like this feels like an honour. The movies did a good job of representing one of the most famous pieces of parchment in literary history, and it is precisely the cinematic depiction of the Map that inspired the pattern on my dress. “I solemnly swear…”
I do have Marauder’s Map leggings as well (who me, crazy, nah, just dedicated), luckily grabbed during a big sale, but wearing them with the dress might be a tad much, although basically dressing up as the Map for next Halloween is not a bad idea! Sorted. So organized. This time black leggings will go with the knee-length dress, as it might get a bit chillier during the day. The black picks up on the inking of the map and the modest lace edging.
The dress has capped sleeves, so a short black cardigan is my additional choice of top. It might still have a few more wears left before it shrinks in the wash and only fits a sock puppet – why, why do these things have to happen?
Correction: I don’t have said black cardigan anymore! The abovementioned fate must have found it already, and I must have donated it. But that’s OK, I have a brick-red cardigan in the same style that also suits the dress. One is not spoiled, after all.
Dangly gold earrings with one round bit of dark-green jade each provide the little pop of colour I want to go for, and the I-guess-dark-old-rose-pink lipstick rounds off the look. The shade is called BFF. No idea what the color has to do with my BFF, but the lipstick looks nice.