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I wanted to do an uber-Gothy outfit post yesterday in honor of World Goth Day, but we were engrossed in a major home renovation project all weekend. I didn’t even get to go out to a club. Our home is a huge priority for us, so it was worth it. Hopefully the timing will work out better next year! But since I didn’t get to post all weekend, here’s an outfit I had saved in the idea file.
Same crocheted socks as seen in my work outfit here, but in a fun Goth version!
The velvet blazer from Forever 21 is one of my favorite things, but as Forever 21 products are prone to do the velvet started fraying at a seam that runs around the middle. The fabric was actually tearing, so I couldn’t think of a good way to fix it without the repair showing… Until I thought of lace. So I sewed some frilly lace along the offending seam, topped it with some fancy crocheted trim, and then did a matching treatment on the sleeves. Good as new. No, better than new! Too bad I didn’t get a close-up. You guys are missing out.
Here’s a shot of what I had on under the blazer. I love the frilly lace straps. Actually that’s about the only thing that I really love about this top, so don’t ask me why I wore it underneath something that hides its best feature. Of course, the blazer came off when we got home from our errands, so the lace straps got some exposure after all.