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Gothic Fashion Meets Parental Responsibilty
One of our little darlings, Perseus (aka “Naughty Kitty” from My First Outfit Post) has some chronic ear issues. He’s become good friends with a very sweet and well-paid Small Animal Surgical Specialist in L.A. Determined to thwart me in my plans for early retirement, Perseus will need another surgery. This is what I wore to take him to his consultation. I don’t like to dress too Goth when going to appointments with highly professional people, so this is almost an outfit I would wear to work on a Casual Thursday.
I thought the gray top with a print was a good choice for hiding the massive amounts of silver and white Maine Coon hair that I would inevitably be saturated in by the end of the trip.
This top was actually a dress from Body Central (or Venus; I can’t quite remember…). I thought it looked a bit too short in the catalog, but I figured the model was probably 5’8 or so and on me, at 5’3″, the length would be decent. I was wrong. It was even shorter than on the model! To convert this dress to a top, all I did was add some ruching on the sides. Now it has a flattering gathered look and makes a comfortable but somewhat elegant top.
Ironically, the sleeves are far too long…
The necklace is handmade by me from jet glass beads purchased at a bead show. The bracelets are also jet glass beads, but purchased from a little shop on Melrose Blvd. The shoes are Dr. Marten’s Mary Janes. I love that they have a heel but still retain the legendary Doc Marten comfort. I haven’t worn Dr. Marten’s since college because they are generally too casual for my adult tastes, but their new women’s lines have some wonderful dressier styles.