Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pinstripes Are People, Too! Or Stripes Week, Day 2

I love my big, bold Goth stripes. Really, (obviously), I do. But sometimes, I feel like the humble, simple pinstripe gets lost. And I do love my pinstripes. One of my goals in life is to find an appropriately girly but still accurate-ish navy pinstripe suit, so I can cosplay girl!10th Doctor. Because seriously, how snazzy is this?
One great-looking outfit (and one great-looking man), no? Love! But for now, all I have with me are my trusty pinstriped corsets, one of which I wore today:
Gargoyle necklace-Repeat Boutique
Lace necked t-shirt-Arc
Cropped cardigan-Salvation Army
Pinstriped underbust corset-Punk69
Black velvet circle skirt-Arc
Silver crinkle skirt-Paper Bag Princess
Grey tights-Wal-Mart
Grey and black stripe socks-Target
Black buckled boots-Ross
Lots of layers today, but it is very cold, windy and rainy in La Wellington this week. I snuck some conventional stripes in there along with my pinstripes, through my mostly-hidden socks, but I still love pinstripes the most. Alas, most of my beloved pinstriped jackets are at home and shipping is obscenely expensive, or I would have worn one of them, too! I just need to find a good pinstriped skirt; I'm sure in my thrift-store wanderings, I'm bound to come across one eventually! Do you like pinstripes or find them too boring? I like their subtlety, personally-and this is coming from the chick who regularly plasters herself with skulls, plaids, and neon-colored stripes. Because sometimes, a girl just needs to feel classy and elegant. :)


  1. Wow, what a lovely layered outfit! I especially like the two skirts you paired. And the socks, and the corset...I really like all of it quite a lot. :) I don't often wear pinstripes, but I do feel they are missing in my closet. Last year I made a steampunk skirt for a festival that was brown with pinstripes though, which I loved. I still have some of the fabric left, so perhaps I'll come up with a wearable pinstripe item soon. :)

  2. (Woo - I'm still getting caught up on posts I missed while I was on vacation! lol.)

    This is one of my favorites, ever! The layered skirts are just perfect. Pinstripes are indeed elegant. I have exactly none in my closet but perhaps that will change soon! :)