Category: Fashion

OOTDs: Embracing Winter

I’m sorry for the lack of blogging. I’ve been busy and with this increase in my work comes a decrease in energy. Alas, I’ve been able to put together some OOTDs for today and hopefully next week, I can have another swatch post up.

Black velvet dress with a red leopard bag
Dress: MoonMaiden Gothic
Coat: Heavy Red
Shoes: Ebay
Bag: Etsy

Since I’ve been so sick of wearing sweaters and leggings, I’ve been wearing these boots a lot and it’s been a great alternative to my warm outfits that also make me look a bit basic. I was definitely happy that this came together and thought it looked trad but still elegant, especially with the red leopard purse I haven’t used in years. It’s not a favourite look but at least it was breaking out from wearing the same old stuff, for me.

The coat is by Heavy Red and is quite warm but two of the buttons have already broken off so while it’s the best coat I have, I’m hoping that I don’t get judged too much for how tattered it is.

Skirt by Lady Sloth

Skirt by Lady Sloth
Top: Boohoo
Skirt: Lady Sloth
Shoes: Forever 21

I decided to wear this skirt again since it’s one I seldom wear and I absolutely loved it paired with a velvet top I got from Boohoo! It ended up not being the best choice for this below-freezing day but I actually really loved this outfit, and it’s perhaps one of my favourites. I’d definitely like to wear this skirt more often.

Last year was definitely giving me some doubts but this year, I have a lot more faith that things will get better for me. I’m currently on a buying break until probably March, since I really need to focus on loans and other things now, but I’m also eager to get back into my closet and work with things I haven’t really worked with before.

I hope everyone else is having a promising year. Until next week!

Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2018
Post in Fashion, Outfits of the Day

My Holiday Dress

Now that the holiday feeling is coming to a close (and also because I forgot), here’s a quick pic of the holiday dress I got this year.

Dress by Heart My Closet
Dress: Heart My Closet
Shoes: Bettie Page
Wrapping: Me, helped by Papyrus

I really love this dress because it has such a delicate lace detail and the buttons on the side really make it special. Since I always tend to “dress up” by today’s norms, this was really a dress that looked formal and elegant for me, keeping with my style but nothing that looks like what I wear every day. The best part is that everything in Heart My Closet is made to measure, so everything I’ve gotten there fits perfectly!

Dress by Heart My Closet
Dress by Heart My Closet

I can’t wait for another event where I can wear this dress! I hope 2018 will be a good year, not just for me but for everyone.

I hope the first week of the new year has treated everyone well! Until next week!

Posted on Sunday, January 7, 2018
Post in Fashion, Outfits of the Day

Vintage and Not My Size: December 2017

So I don’t mean to toot my own horn but my vintage and not my size collection on Etsy is filled with a lot of great clothing and shoes that I can’t buy because they’re not my size.

Since I’ve been super busy lately, and Christmas is in only 3 days (eep!), I thought I’d do another one of these posts in hopes that someone else will buy one of these bad boys.

Vintage 1930s Dress
Vintage 1930s Dress

I’ve been into flapper-esque clothing a lot recently and this dress is absolutely gorgeous! I love how it has vintage appeal but it’s toned done so that it would fit so well in modern life. It’s absolutely stunning! Alas, being the short one I am, this dress is as tall as I am and I would not want to tailor such beautiful work.

Vintage Black Trench Coat
Black Trench Coat

I have a thing for trench coats and this one is absolutely stunning. I love the cut, the texture, the colour – everything! And I’d bet it would hold up better than some of my other coats have.

Admittedly this one actually is my size and would fit well but I’m not about to pay $300+ for a coat. Maybe if they lower the cost by a lot, I’ll buy it.

Betsey Johnson floral dress
Betsey Johnson Floral Dress

So this dress is a little different but I love Betsey Johnson and think this would make a lovely goth-y summer dress, even though it’s not entire black. However it again would be a bit long on me so it needs to go to someone taller.

Embroidered Lace Cardigan
Embroidered Lace Cardigan

This embroidered lace cardigan is just a little too big for me and a bit above my budget but it is absolutely gorgeous! I don’t wear lace as much as I used to but the detail on this is stunning. I’d definitely like to see someone wear this one day!

Black Romper
Black Romper

So the most affordable thing on this list is this black romper, which I’d totally buy if it were actually my size. I love how it has a vest detail and would look great in summer or paired with some tops and leggings to give it a spookier look. It’s a different piece that would look great but it’s just not my size.

So I should’ve taken note of prices before compiling this list but it’s almost Christmas, right? I tag posts like these under “inspiration” so hopefully you can find something like these for a better price.

I hope everyone has a great Yule or a merry Christmas and I’ll hopefully be back next week. Until then!

* Images were taken with the intent of helping owners make a sale. No copyright infringement intended.

Posted on Friday, December 22, 2017
Post in Fashion, Inspiration

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