For someone who loves clothes and dressing in general, Halloween is a veritable holiday. I always look forward to it and this year I found my costume in the form of this spandex dress early this summer. I knew I had to have the dress but honestly couldn’t foresee any appropriate occasion. Then…a light bulb: Morticia Addams (a la Anjelica Huston of course). I’d been devising and conniving for months but it didn’t really come together until late last week when I found the perfect suit for Ro’s Gomez. Ro will pretty much dress as whatever I suggest but he cannot be counted on to procure his own costume. You may find it hard to believe but I really don’t mind shopping for him. It was as if the stars aligned, I was attempting to find a semi-suitable suit for him without him present which is next to impossible. I happened upon a gray Halston pinstripe ensemble at a local thrift store that was listed at $20. I thought it might be close enough to his size but I wasn’t sure and if it happened to be too small or too short, I would be out $20, which I never enjoy, even with a bargain. I got it home and it literally fit better than some of his tailored suits. I was in thrifted nirvana. We had a fabulous time and I had an excuse to look sullen in photos – which of course, I don’t need.
So my extremely wonderful and talented friend recently started a subscription nail polish company. It’s similar to birchbox but you get full sizes. Basically, you pay a monthly fee and two full size polishes are sent to your door in up-to-the-minute current hues. I was so excited to get mine that I immediately put it on. This is a sparkling gunmetal called criminail. Check it out here —-> PISTOLpolish, follow twitter @PISTOLpolish or find it on facebook.
Also, I found this dress for $3 at a local thrift store. I love the details like the high back neck and the slit. The colors do date it but I don’t really mind, especially for the pretty price tag.
what I wore: cardi – express, skirt – vintage melrose options via potter’s house, booties – gojane.com
I’ve been dying to try this outfit out. It’s an old (see 1995) Express cardi worn backwards with a new-to-me vintage silk skirt from potter’s house. Topped off with neon green booties (called yellow on site) I just purchased at gojane.com. Go Jane has been such an exciting find for shoes lately! The prices are great and the heels are high! I also got these great orange high tops that I plan to wear with delicate skirts ala TTH & some giant tweed platforms in blue. Scroll for more photos!
what I wore: blouse & suspenders – vintage from potter’s house, trousers – new york & co, croc heels – gianni bini (also seen here)
I was super into this ensemble until several employees of Forever21 told me they liked my outfit. While I obviously buy from there, I never want to look like the store threw up on me. My general consensus was to take the compliment and move along. Because, I have always found that graciously accepting a compliment is the best way to react. No one wants to hear you mouth off about how terrible you think you look because a) you either mean it or b) you don’t and both are sad.
Sorry…I’ve completely digressed. I’ve included a picture of my beautiful Bird. She turned 2 last week.
(what I wore: skirt & blouse – vintage from potter’s house, collar clip – grey dog, earrings – charm & chain, heels – forever21, belt – old navy)
This outfit felt a little Laura Ingalls Wilder when I put it together but I was in a hurry and I’d been jonesing to wear this skirt so I just went with it. However, now that I see it in photo-form, it might have surpassed prairie and moved all the way over to grand ole opry tryouts? I have to admit, I’m not a fan of country but I have been listening to some old-school Dolly Parton lately. Does Jolene count? I guess it does. Maybe she got in a little bit…
(what I wore: blouse – vintage from potter’s house thrift, skirt – old navy, tutu – dance supply store, tights – hue, boots – aldo, jewelry – vintage and forever21)
Every time I put these thigh-high heeled boots on I feel a little like Hooker McCanIWearthistoWork. However, I believe they can be done in a ‘tasteful & edgy’ way instead of a ‘streetwalker – pretty woman’ way. Hopefully that was accomplished with this outfit. Either way, I didn’t get walked out by HR, so no matter.
(what I wore: sweater – izod from potter’s house thrift, skirt – zara, fleece leggings – ?, boots – ebay, earrings – vintage)
When I woke up to see the first snow of the season, I was inspired to bust out my snowflake sweater. I love this sweater but I’m not sure I love the combo. It’s difficult to tuck a thick sweater into a skirt and work it.