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Friday, March 23, 2012

Fashionista Friday: Rachel's Outfit

If you stopped by yesterday, you saw that my first inspirational novel The Sentence was released yesterday.  Do take a look at the post for some information about two release parties.  (I'm giving stuff away.) 

Let's read a blurb and short excerpt from The Sentence, and then I'll show you my interpretation of Rachel's outfit.  Rachel is my heroine.

Blurb:

Rachel Amos doesn’t understand her father at all.  How could he bring Clint Hayes who burned Saved By Grace Christian Church into their home for six months?  Sure, the guy didn’t mean to do it, and her dad’s a minister, but if he wanted to save Hayes’ soul, why didn’t he go to the prison to do it?  And no matter what her friend Christina says, she doesn’t watch Clint every moment they’re in the same room.

Excerpt:

Rachel critically studied herself in the mirror. She wore a long‑sleeved, form‑fitting, blue velvet dress with glittery, spike heels. Her father would probably complain about the length of the dress and say it was too short, but she thought it looked great. He’d have her wear dresses to the floor if he had his way. Hmm. Hopefully, he’d be too focused on the dress to notice how the heels made her legs look.

The jewel neckline screamed for a nice necklace. She touched the pretty pearls around her neck. Her parents had given them to her for her sixteenth birthday. Pleased with her appearance, she put on some lipstick and a touch more mascara then frowned at herself in the mirror. Oh, she did hope Clint wouldn’t embarrass her in front of Christina and her date, Paul. Paul’s father taught art history at the college. He and his family didn’t associate with people who worked in bars and got themselves sentenced to jail.
She picked up her evening bag—a small, sequin covered clutch—and went downstairs to join Clint. Everyone waited in the living room for her. Clint rose to his feet, so she knew her father had given him a crash course in good manners.


Okay, here's Rachel's outfit.  I especially like her shoes.  I urge you to follow the link and look at them.  They are beautiful close up.



Would Rachel, a minister's daughter, really be able to buy this outfit?  No, probably not.  The dress is affordable, but the rest of it is probably more than she could afford.  I'm sure that she could have found some pretty things to go with her dress without spending over $1000.
Buy link for The Sentence: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=10046831  Also available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

2 comments:

Teresa Cypher aka T K CypherBuss said...

I have never seen a "fashionista Friday" post before. How neat! :-)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Thank you, Teresa. Come back again.