Valar morghulis. All men must die.
This theme and these words come up over and over again in the Song of Ice and Fire books, the series that includes Game of Thrones and its sequels. As those who watch the show and read the books know, in George R. R. Martin’s world, a lot of men must die.
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Poor Sansa can’t catch a break. When we met Sansa she was a fool of a girl, and one of my least favorite characters. She preferred knights on white horses to sword fighting, unlike our hero Arya, and she dreamt of pretty dresses and a handsome princes. Sadly, she’s been dealt nothing but tragedy since her arrival in King’s Landing. She got a prince, and pretty dresses, but she’s lost her family and her innocence. This week, we saw Sansa forced to marry Tyrion. The best Lannister, sure, but still a Lannister. And no fate she would have chosen for herself.
I think Sansa would have embraced a girly, structured look if she were having more fun than we saw her have this week. I think this coloring would look lovely with her auburn hair.
And if she were feeling a little feistier? Like if someone forced her to get married again? Well her cape dress here shows some serious attitude and evokes her wedding cape. And with a rock on her hand like that, who needs a wedding ring.
I’ve also made outfits inspired by Jaime, Arya, Margaery, Daenerys, Brienne, and Jon Snow. Who’s your favorite?
Last night was a round-up of sorts, and maybe even a let down from the action-packed past few weeks. But then Brienne fought a bear. A freaking bear. In a dress. So because she fought a bear and kept her composure under fear of death and humiliation, she definitely wins this episode. (Jaime comes in a close second solely for the line “half a million” when the maester pointedly asked how many people he’s saved in his lifetime.)
We know Brienne is more comfortable in armor than anything, but we can still pay homage to our friend and get dressed for the city streets instead of a medieval battle.
Metallic, of course. And she’d probably toughen up a sweet dress with a leather jacket. Brienne is no Cinderella and certainly needs no Prince Charming, so her slippers aren’t quite glass. Her earrings hint at her home, the Sapphire Island, where the water is a beautiful blue.
In a more casual setting, we can give a shout out to Brienne with a metallic sheen and a tough wrist cuff reminiscent of her armor. I’d like to think Brienne is coming to her own and would proudly be that tall girl wearing heels. She knows she’s a bad B.
I’ve also made outfits inspired by Jaime, Arya, Margaery, Daenerys, and Jon Snow. Who’s your favorite?
I’m so glad to be back in the TV land of Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin has created a beautiful and dense world, full of intrigue and crisscrossing relationships. And the sets and dragons on the show are certainly nothing to sneeze at. Last night was the first episode of the third season on this HBO hit.
Margaery won the episode with her manipulative schmoozing at the orphanage and the dinner table. What to wear when having dinner with your hopefully future husband (and current psycho king) and his powerful and beautiful mother? Lets take a cue from Margaery and dress to our assets.
Margaery knows she’s beautiful, and she knows how to play that up. The cut outs are perfect. A flash of skin can be sexy and classy. It shows her confidence and beauty without trying too hard or going overboard. Understated kingdom-stealing with a positive, no-nonsense attitude is what we’re going for here. In real life, that might translate to something like this.
You are bringing your A game if you pair a cut out top with silver pumps, that’s for sure. However, if you want to make a good impression on your maybe future mother in law and aren’t trying to steal the crown from her cold, jewel-adorned fingers, I’d recommend showing a little less skin, but still showing off a little bit of a fun. Maybe like this.
Whether you want to show off your sweet or sassy side, I bet Margaery has a lot to teach us. Let’s check in again on our favorite wannabe kings and queens next week?