Socks With Heels, Gothy Weekend Version

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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.

10 Comments:

  1. Would love to see more close-ups of the blazer! :)What can be seen so far looks great.Fantastic socks, too. Did your sister crochet them for you?

  2. Sal, I'll try to get better closeups next time I wear this blazer. 🙂 And no, the socks are from Target! I bought them ages ago…

  3. You are so elegantly beautiful, I can't help myself to wonder at each of your posts.

  4. I LOVE IT!!! Your heels are gorgeous! Your hair looks so pretty too.xoxohttp://fashionmakeuplifestyle.blogspot.com

  5. I like the top, not only the straps, love the lace and cut!!Great way you layered the blazer over the the top being the blazer shorter.http://styleidnet.blogspot.com/http://www.filomenascloset.com/

  6. It just goes to show how a picture is angled can change everything; your first two pictures have me at odds on wether or not your socks would look good pulled up a little more, or as is. Maybe it's the whole similar mindset of socks with flop-flops [which I do], but if you can't see the top of the sock it doesn't look as weird.This is probably just me.Side part hair is cuuuuuuuuuute~! And lacy straps are lacy and more cuuuuuuuuuuuute~!

  7. Dirgesinger, thank you so much. 🙂 That truly made me happy!(Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle), I love my hair in a ponytail with the bit hanging down in front, but as you can see in one of the shots, I ended up clipping it up, as it was tickling my face too much! :)StyleID, thanks for saying so! I wondered if the longer lace top underneath looked "right" to other people. Sometimes I don't entirely trust my own judgment. ;)Sir Isaak, I think either with the top of the socks completely hidden, or *plenty* of gap between the socks and the skirt work best. In reality there was a much larger gap between the socks and the bottom of the skirt on this outfit. My camera, for some reason, does a bit of foreshortening even though I double and triple check to make sure the lens is on an even plane. Baffling!! In the seated shot, the effect is definitely minimized.

  8. Love the socks and the Mary Janes.

  9. I love it! You look gorgeous!

  10. I LOVE the socks w/ heels look– and the crocheted socks definitely add a special OOMPH! Great post!xoSadahttp://dressologyhq.blogspot.com

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