Okay, this month’s theme might appeal to a more limited audience than usual… But I wanted to feature something really girly-girl for August. Hopefully this theme will bring out the Gothic Lolitas and anyone who just likes to feel playfully feminine. Or, feel free to get creative; I have faith you can interpret Bows in some unique way.
I have spent so much money on re-vamping my work wardrobe over the past few months, that I finally broke down and simply had to get on eBay and buy a few distinctly Goth-Victorian items. I’d been wanting something bustle-like that could be worn on top of my existing skirts to help give me more variety. Bustle skirts are awesomely stunning, but as an over-skirt they have far more potential for those of us who get bored with wearing the same item the same way too often. I’ll be able to mix and match this lovely, versatile piece in many ways!
The hair bows are self-made. I love the shape of them, which is the result of using wire-edged ribbon so they don’t lay totally flat. I attached some satin rosettes to give them more interest. The bow choker is another self-made hair bow that I just temporarily safety-pinned to an existing choker (also self-made) for the evening.
The gloves were a Christmas gift from Mr. Kitty.
I love the silhouette created by the flowing ruffles of the over-skirt, combined with the sleek velvet pencil skirt. I got the skirt at Express at least 15 years ago. It originally had an a-line shape but I didn’t find that too flattering, so I modified it to my taste.
I just adore the super-shiny bow topping the back of the over-skirt. Simple, but just dramatic enough!
Now, ladies and gentlemen, bring on the bows! 😀
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