Sunday, March 4, 2012

All The News(Print) That's Fit

For my first day of classes, I wanted a little extra confidence, so I picked one of my favorite pieces, my newsprint corset, and built an outfit around it:

Faux pearl necklace-Inherited
Black lace shrug-Love Culture
White tank top-Wal-Mart
Black and white striped handwarmers-Claire's
Newsprint corset-Punk69
Black ruffle skirt-Paper Bag Princess
White gypsy skirt-Fiji flea market
Black and white striped socks-Claire's
Black Mary Janes-Ross
I actually got a couple of compliments on the corset, and one on the whole outfit, that made me feel simply delightful! I felt a wee bit late-19th-century saloon girl, with the swirly skirts-which, as we all know, is perfectly fine with me! Note the amount of layering in this outfit; because I ended up bringing one carry-on and one large suitcase's worth of clothes for five months, expect to see a lot of ingenious layering and recombining of items in the coming days! 


6 comments:

  1. Aaaw, so cool! I'm looking for a corset with the same print for years now, but they're too expensive...actually, I'd only wear it for fun, so a replica would do, but...anyway, doesn't matter, your outfit is nice, I like the color scheme and the matcy - matchy pieces. :)

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  2. I love this outfit! Looks like you scored some great pieces in Fiji!

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  3. Love this outfit! All of the black and white pieces tie together perfectly without being "too much."

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  4. I'm enjoying you black and white phase immensely. And I'm inspired by your layered skirts. My brain immediately went into Inventory mode, trying to think of what I have that would work like that... :)

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  5. Aww, thank you all! Lynoire, I got this corset from Punk69.com-they run about $28 there. You have to order $200 worth at once because they are a wholesaler, but I save up for it. Electrobat, I did indeed, especially considering that the exchange rate is about 60 cents U.S. to a Fiji dollar right now! Bethezda, thanks-it's one of my favorite pieces. I love it, dunno why I haven't worn it more! KatySioux, thank you-I used to worry about being too much, but now I just say "Eh, It means I haven't lost my muchness." :) And VictorianKitty, I was really excited about the upper skirt-I immediately started envisioning all the things I could layer it with. And I'm glad you like the black and white, as most of the things I brought with me are black, white, or red. The color keeps trying to sneak back into my wardrobe, though, when I go thrifting, and I'm not disinclined to let it. :)

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