Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Extra, Extra, Read All About It: International Steampunk Day Is Here!

Yes, yes, it's Flag Day, blah blah blah. Pish, tosh, and likewise pooh, says I-who cares about flags when you can have STEAMPUNK?! Considering it was my "gateway drug" to Goth, and I still love it to pieces (just Goth is easier for everyday), I of course simply HAD to celebrate by giving my outfit today that extra-Victorian tinge:
 Hat-Buffalo Exchange
"Pearl" necklace-???
Black pintuck blouse-Goodwill
Newsprint corset-Punk69
Black and white striped handwarmers-Claire's
Ruffly black skirt-ARC
White mary-jane heels-Hot Topic
 You can see our cool genuine Victorian lamp in this picture, and also the top half of my kitty, Padme. I thought the lamp was thematically appropriate, and cats are always cool, hence the inclusion of this picture.
I LOOOVVE this corset. I originally saw it on GoodGoth, and wanted it so badly-but they charge $119.95 for it, which is too rich for my blood. I would visit the website and look at it longingly, then sigh and go away without ordering-so imagine my delight when I found it on Punk69, where the corsets range from $28 to $40! That, I can do-so I finally got my long-awaited newsprint corset, and figured it was ideal for a steamy outfit. Prepare to see this corset a lot, because I can already tell that it's gonna be one of my all-time favorites. Did any of you have a longed-for but too-expensive item that you were able to get for a better price elsewhere?


  1. You have just the right balance of black and white here. Great find on the corset!! It's the perfect piece for this outfit.

    Sophistique Noir - Dark, Elegant Fashion

  2. I absolutely looove steam punk, but as you said goth is easier for everyday. You have a very nice outfit put together, and your newsprint corset is pretty cool :)