Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fashion Macabre

I read a lot of blogs and one of my favorites is the Cherry Blossom Girl. Her sweet yet sharp sense of style is a fabulous inspiration to me. And her most recent post is so great that I had to share it. I love the the outfits she pulled inspired by these favorite dark characters.

Wednesday Addams (who I have always loved. Both Christina Ricci and the original I always wanted to be her.)
And more Beatlejuice fun. Lydia is such a fun character, and second only to Wednesday as inspiration for my Gothic Streak.
I love these because I would totally wear them. Especially Lydia's. I mean it's pretty close to something I have already worn, both for Halloween and on a regular basis. And speaking of Halloween, I getting geared up. I'm working on my costume. Are you?

Monday, October 12, 2009

ick sick

Very slowly I'm beginning to feel human, but I have been knocked flat on my ass by this flu/cold thing. I slept through the entirety of yesterday, and I still feel more or less like dying. At my fever has dropped and I can breathe. Hopefully I'll be back on my feet again soon.

Monday, October 5, 2009

A story about a dress.

As I have previously stated, I don't currently have a great deal of disposable income. So I have been rummaging about the items I own that I don't really wear. I reorganized my closet and got rid of some of the garbage, but I also unearthed a few gems. One of which was this brown dress. I loved that it was a v-neck and empire cut, but it dipped so was so low in the front and back that my bra showed on both sides! Also the brown is a great color but i feel mousey wearing it alone. So it continued to languish in my closest, unworn and unused. Finally, I was playing dress in my room one day (like a big grown up) and I discovered that a beautiful vintage pleated slip fit underneath perfectly. It covered up all the too low dips, and added a bit of sweetness like a dollop of whip cream. I only needed the cherry on top. I set about to make an adorable accessory. Currently, I'm having a deep obsession with bows. Probobly from reaching my mid twenties and desperately attempting to hold on to some form of little girl-hood. Therefore bows. I went for red and cream stripes so it would pop on the dark chocolate back drop. I stitched the bow onto a pin back because I can't commit to the permanace of just stiching it on, topped it off with my favorite red sweater, and voila! Sugary sweetness achieved! I wore lace tights for texture and the heals to grow the while thing up a bit. Too bad the photos were kinda crummy, because I felt adorable!

ps- i joined Weardrobe