Red & Black Week 2013, Day 3: Red, Black and White

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Today, for a change of pace, our sub-theme is Red, Black and White. You don’t absolutely have to include white in today’s post if you’d rather not – it’s just a fun variation for those who wish to give it a shot. πŸ™‚

Today, I have a 50s-inspired work outfit for you. I thought this ensemble would be excellent for an office outfit. The white breaks up the darkness of the black and the boldness of the red, giving it such a cheery look that still has a dramatic edge to it.

Red, Black and White Gothic Vintage Outfit

When I spotted this dress on ModCloth, it spoke to the lover of vintage in me. Although I’m totally a 1940s girl, and this dress is distinctly more a 1950s style, I found the print so gorgeous I had to have it. It’s a cotton fabric, which breaks my rule of never buying cotton because the cat hair sticks to it so badly… But the print makes up for it by camouflaging the hair. This super lightweight dress is going to be perfect for summer.

Red, Black and White Gothic Vintage

The shoes are also from ModCloth – I was disappointed when I received them because I thought they would be a deeper red (it’s really impossible to tell online). Searching for something to wear with them, I found this belt on Amazon and hoped it would be a perfect match. I was delighted when it arrived and did indeed go with the shoes as if they were made for each other.

Red, Black and White Vintage Goth Outfit

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  1. Really classy. Red, black and white is a great combination and the dress is just lovely πŸ™‚ And you look amazing like always. I love your outfits πŸ™‚

  2. Love it when it all works out in the end like that πŸ™‚ I have outfits I’ve been working on for years – though that’s the great thing about goth, a fantastic outfit is still going to work just as well next season.

  3. That is such a lovely dress! πŸ™‚ Indeed it is very 1950’s. And you’re right, that belt and those shoes are made for each other. I love the way you’ve combined them with that gorgeous lipstick as well. πŸ™‚

  4. Love the bright red of the shoes. They are not my style but looks very attractive on you πŸ™‚

  5. Whoa… I have a dress in my sewing queue that looks a LOT like that one, though with purple in place of red. πŸ˜€ I love your red shoes, and the belt is definitely their long-lost sibling.

  6. Such a lovely look; I’ve seen all kinds of gorgeous ensembles on your blog already, but you can still surprise me with something new like this look…! ^^

    I’m always afraid to order red things online too, exactly because it’s so hard to distinguish the different shades on a screen…you got really lucky with the matching shade of the shoes and the belt, especially because they have the same ribbon – detail, so they indeed look like they were made to match. πŸ™‚

  7. I love those shoes! <3

  8. *sneaks up to Ms. Kitty … tackles her … and swipes the belt* πŸ˜‰ hehehehe …

    I love dresses for work, especially with a nice cardigan. They are just so effortless, polished and comfortable. You look beautiful, dear friend. Simply beautiful.

  9. Totally awesome. Wow. I found this blog a while ago, thanks to a friend, and been “stalking” since…I love those belt and shoes.

    It’s nice to get inspiration to my own style here, I’m starting to be in the age where sometimes I don’t want to look like a teenage goth anymore πŸ˜€ It’s great to see that one can wear goth-style clothes and still look like an (beautiful) adult.

  10. You look so very lovely! I love the pattern on the dress and paired with red=amazing!

  11. Through sheer chance we both seem to have similar belts today!

  12. And my todayΒ΄s post was pictures of beautiful women and their awesome style sense <3

  13. This outfit is perfect. I love the red accessories with black and white. I also lean toward 40s swing dresses but I see exactly why your were drawn to this. I had to laugh about your cat hair comment-I am not a big fan of prints but wear them due to the cat hair camouflage they have!

  14. I love the vintage look! And those shoes.

  15. So CUTE! I love that last photo where you’re looking over your shoulder! I always love your poses- you have an elegance I just can’t produce – lol!

  16. I love the pattern of the dress! And the red does match perfectly.

  17. So different from the last post and yet so wonderful. You fit in both the classical goth/vampy style and the 40’s/vintage/victorian. It must be a pleasure to dress every day…or maybe hard to know what to wear. The dress is so pretty and look perfect with the red accessoires. I love, love your red shoes!!

  18. I love 50-s style! It suits you really well too πŸ˜€

  19. I love these red & black week-posts! πŸ˜€
    WOuld love to participate, but don’t have the opportunity unfortunately, still enjoying other’s posts.

    Loving vintage-styles, looks really good on you and I think it looks good on you. Favourite parts are the red shoes and the red lipstick. ^__^

    ~ Frillycakes β™₯ ~

  20. Love that dress — I’d buy it myself! I can see it with all-black accessories too for a different look. Love this theme πŸ™‚

  21. You look so adorable in this outfit, it’s casual yet very feminine. And the shoes, I’d so wear those! πŸ™‚

  22. I am not usually a fan of wearing dresses, but I think would actually wear this one! That print really is lovely and looks perfect for summer.

  23. That belt is great! πŸ™‚

  24. Pretty amazing that shoes and belt from two different sources are such a perfect match! You have a good eye!! It’s a beautiful outfit and perfect for summer. :o)

  25. I really hope the 50s come back big time. this looks fabulous

  26. your shoes!!! i love it πŸ˜€

  27. Once again, you look very cute, this dress is lovely and match very well with the belt.

  28. I love this color combo. It’s classic and elegant. The red accents really make it special. The dress wouldn’t be the same otherwise. I’m sad I’m too busy to participate in red and black week this year. Your photos are all inspiring.

  29. gorgeous dress [and hair and makeup as usual] and the bows are perfect!

  30. Hi!
    I discovered your blog early that day, and I wanted to thank you πŸ˜€ I’m an history of Art student, and I want to work as a guide in museums. But, it seems very hard to maintain a goth look while working, so I was a bit disappointed about that. I didn’t wanted to put all my pretty clothes in a cardboard box, in the bottom of the attic. Then, I saw your blog, with plenty of goth yet classy outfits. It gives to me a lot of ideas, even if I easily wear flats, and never heels.
    Keep going on πŸ˜€

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