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It’s a holiday!! That means I’m finally taking a break from thinking about nothing but work and breaking out a fun “weekend” outfit. Today’s polka dot halter top from Venus needed some minor alterations (so much for their consistent sizing), but it turned out to be a wonderful buy. This is the perfect summer piece because it is made from a very lightweight fabric. I love the vintage flair it gets from the dots and the halter styling.
Whenever I want my look to go more vintage, I use flesh-toned stockings (or fishnets) rather than black. They lend more variety to my wardrobe and keep me from getting in a boring uber-Goth rut. This look also calls for true red lipstick, such as this one from Mary Kay called “Red.” I was totally sold on the color, but I find this lipstick to be quite dry. It’s my only Mary Kay lipstick purchase so far, so I don’t know if their entire line is dry or if I just got a bad one.
This is kinda what I think Goth would have looked like if it had started in the 40s rather than the late 70s. Crosses, jet-black long hair, and bold eyeliner with elegant, mostly-black clothing in very feminine styles.
This cross came from Shrine Hollywood, and the bracelet is from Macy’s.
What by-gone era influences you the most in terms of fashion?
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