Book Style // Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton


A ballerina must be perfect but what might a ballerina wear on her days off? When she’s not practicing or wearing her leotard and skirt? Here’s an outfit inspired by the ballerina’s from Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton.

For this look I wanted it to have an overall elegance that also featured ballet pink and sophisticated black tones. To start, I picked a pair of Seven for all Mankind Skinny Jeans, this beautiful blush pink color is elegant and form fitting and pairs really well with the ballet print in the Cook Lively Top from ModCloth!

To accent this outfit I accessorized with a Faliero Sarti Cashmere-Silk Scarf and a pair of Kate Spade New York Willa Flats. To carry any essentials a ballerina might need to tote around town, I selected the Kate Spade Cameron Street Blakely Tote.

For jewelry I wanted to add some dainty accents that would add a subtle detail to the outfit. To start, I picked the Ross-Simons 14kt Yellow Gold Openwork Butterfly Necklace which has significance to the story as well as being a beautiful piece of jewelry. Then I added the Michael Kors Rose Quartz Flex Cuff Bracelet, Stone Stud Earrings, and Pyramid Stack Rings. These pieces add a simple and subtle beauty to the outfit.

I wanted to keep the makeup somewhat natural so I went with the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in “Criminal Comfort”. For rosy cheeks, I selected the NARS Dual-Intensity Blush in “Craving”. For a natural eye I selected the Dior Limited Edition 5 Couleurs Polka Dot Eyeshadow Palette and Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in “Heartless.” 

The last accessory I included in this outfit was a phone case depicting pointe shoes from Society6!

Get the Look: Blouse | Pants | Purse | Shoes | Scarf | Rings | Bracelet | Earrings | Necklace | Lipstick | Eye Pencil | Eyeshadow | Blush | Phone Case

The Book That Inspired The Look


Gigi, Bette, and June, three top students at an exclusive Manhattan ballet school, have seen their fair share of drama. Free-spirited new girl Gigi just wants to dance—but the very act might kill her. Privileged New Yorker Bette’s desire to escape the shadow of her ballet star sister brings out a dangerous edge in her. And perfectionist June needs to land a lead role this year or her controlling mother will put an end to her dancing dreams forever. When every dancer is both friend and foe, the girls will sacrifice, manipulate, and backstab to be the best of the best.

Tiny Pretty Things by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton is now available for purchase! You can find the audiobook on Audible and iTunes. You can purchase a physical copy through your local independent booksellerBarnes & Noble, or Amazon.

What do you think of this outfit inspired by Tiny Pretty Things? Let me know in the comments below, and be sure to leave me any suggestions you have for a future edition of Book Style.

Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

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