Cathy Ames, East of Eden
I love Cathy Ames. Despite the fact that she’s completely horrible, I still love her character. She’s the first one I chose when I decided to do a Book Style post.
I think that when it comes to fashion, more than anything, Cathy is classy. I chose a black midi skirt to start with, with a soft, chunky knit sweater. It shows that while she runs the house, her services aren’t for sale, so she doesn’t have to dress for her customers. I thought that the lace-up booties looked appropriately old-fashioned but still fashion-forward.
The Chloe satchel bag, the tartan scarf, the Tory Burch studs, and the Lugano watch exude classiness, in my opinion, and the deep red is perfect for someone with killer instincts like Cathy.
The gloves will keep Cathy’s arthritic hands under wraps, and the glasses and floppy hat will help her disguise herself when she sneaks into the church on Sundays.