Thursday, May 17, 2012

Pretty Colors-Double Post

Hi, all! Sorry to have been absent for so long, but I've had two papers and a presentation over the past week and caught a bad cold, so I haven't had the time or the energy to blog. I have been recording my outfits faithfully, though-so I'll try and do double outfit posts for the next couple of days to make up for it. Because I like doing things out of chronological order (Memento and Kill Bill are two of my favorite films, after all), I'll start with my outfit from yesterday:
Heart necklace-Arc Thrift
Ruffled chiffon shrug-Paper Bag Princess
Black microfiber tank-Wal-Mart
Black corset-Punk69
Pink skirt-Paper Bag Princess
Patterned fishnets-The Warehouse
Chunky Mary Janes-The Warehouse
Terribly girly, isn't it? I must admit, I felt quite Goth Barbie-in the best possible way! I told myself when I came to NZ that I could make it on black, white, and red for three months, but dang it, the colors just keep a sneakin' in. I can't resist 'em! This skirt is actually so much more awesome than in the photo-it is a vivid, hot Barbie pink with a shimmery over-layer and a taffeta underskirt. It rustles when I walk. Words can't express how happy it makes me! 
Today, I did color a little more subdued:
Sword pendant-Asian Gifts
Black lace blouse-DAV Thrift
Underbust corset-vest-Fusion Federation
Green satin dress-Recycle Boutique
Black lace handwarmers-Forever 21
Black tights-Wal-Mart
Round-toed wedges-Recycle Boutique
Far more subdued than yesterday, but still elegant and fun! Again, the color of the dress just didn't photograph as nicely; in real life it is a much richer soft olive than the weird blue-y green that's showing here. It's a little big, hence my wearing it with the corset-when I get home and have my sewing machine again, I'll take it in to fit perfectly. It's a really nice heavy satin, and cut on the bias, so it moves beautifully. I really like this style of dress: multiple panels and gores, fitted in the bodice and full through the skirt. Plus, it was $4.50 (the $4.50 rack at Recycle Boutique will be the death of me in overweight baggage fees when I fly home), so I figured it was totally worth it. I missed you guys, and it's good to be back-tune in tomorrow for another double post!


  1. Oh my gosh, that first outfit is ADORABLE!! I love it, especially with your hair tone!! I am so shy of pinks, but I think Goth Barbie is my new favorite term. I may have to try some on next time I am out.

    You have to have AMAZING thrift stores around you; all I find are old house dresses and pimp suits. (^-^;;)

  2. sorry you've been sick. You're awesome though for keeping up with your blog pics.
    I LOVE the first look. That pink skirt is brilliant. :)

  3. I saw the first outfit and I thought "I LOVE IT!" then I read what you wrote - ha ha - no wonder I love it! It's a goth barbie look!It's a great silhouette on you! Nice length on the skirt and of course nothing makes a girl feminine to the extreme like a cinched corseted waist!