Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Stripes Ahoy!

I may be slightly addicted to striped things. Striped tights, pinstripe corsets, striped skirts...I think it's all Tim Burton's fault. If he didn't constantly put great looking stripey costumes into his films, I wouldn't want to wear stripes all the time. But he does, and I do, and the result is outfits like this:
Fake "pearl" necklace-Arc
Demon necklace-Repeat Boutique
Black lace shrug-Savers
Buckled pinstriped corset-The Crypt
Purple-and-black-stripe handwarmers-Claire's
Purple-and-black striped skirt-Buffalo Exchange
Black leggings-Wal-mart
Black boots-Buffalo Exchange
I think when I first saw this skirt at Buffalo Exchange (in the Halloween section, natch), my reaction was something like OMGMINEMINEMINEMINEMINE!!! Fortunately, most sane people don't want a bright purple and black striped skirt, so I was able to snatch it up and abscond happily to the checkouts with it-I think it only cost $6 or $8, and it makes me so happy. Stripes! What else can I say? I'm a walking Goth cliche when it comes to 'em. Speaking of stripes, I will very soon have the mother of all Sew Very Goth posts coming up, so keep your eyes peeled. I just have to do about 18,000 feet of gathering first. What's your favorite cliche Goth style? 


  1. Perfct corset/skirt combo! And I like your new location. The lighting is great, so we can see more of the lovely details in your outfit!

  2. This is great! I love every part. :3 I have to admit, that corset is gorgeous.

  3. This is such a great outfit. I had to really stare at it for awhile to see that the shrug and the corset were two different pieces. They look great together. I wanted to see where you got the shrug and then saw Savers. Awesome find! I want one though!
    Again, great look! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you all! VictorianKitty-Shh, don't tell anyone, but it's actually the bathroom. It's really hard to find somewhere with decent light in an old house. :) And Sary, thank you-it's one of my favorites, it actually has three matching buckles in the back over the laces. Thanks, Lady Bethezda-I've actually had it for several years and need to do some repair work on it, it is much loved!