seducing you and then biting your face off

It’s a classic and probably overdone combination, but I love combining toughness and frills. The jaggedness of the petticoat’s hem makes the dress itself a little badass, and the leather tops it off.

Shout-out to my friend Hailey (she comments a lot), who instructed me to blog this outfit.

frilly I

Unbrushed hair works pretty well with this look.

frilly II

frilly III

frilly IV

I considered wearing the spiderweb jacket with this dress, but there was too much going on with the print and the jewelry to add another print on top. It calls for something sleek and monochromatic.

frilly V

frilly VI

frilly VII

frilly VIII

frilly IX

Skull bracelets!

Jacket: Handed down from neighbor Dress: Wild Mountain Thyme Boots: Handed down from Mom Belt and Rings: Battery Street Jeans Necklace: Voltaire fan store Bracelets: Mexican “Day of the Dead” craft fair

pretending i live in an actual city

In the summer, I teach children’s theatre. While I was home on break, my neighbor announced on Facebook that she was giving away a massive box of children’s costumes, and I bolted over there. Not only did I procure a preponderance of props for my young thespians, I found this jacket in the bottom of the box. Genuine leather. I sincerely hope she meant to give it away and won’t come asking for it back.

I couldn’t decide which scarf I preferred, so I’ve interspersed two different photosets. Comment and state your preference!

Two rings for $3 at Battery Street Jeans.

My mom wore stuff like this when she was pregnant with me. Yes, in the early ’90s. Somehow I’ve internalized it.

I really, really like slouchy materials with crisper ones. The metallic rings contrast the baggy sweater nicely. And the leather pulls it all together.

I bought jeggings. Secondhand jeggings, at that. Let’s face it, though: I was already wearing leggings as pants; this is the natural next step.

SO STRETCHY.

This scarf is admittedly slightly ratty, but it photographs really well.

I’m in love with these textures together.

It’s a pretty cool scarf.

Sweater, Skinny Jeans, and Rings: Battery Street Jeans Boots and Chinese Scarf: Handed down from Mom Hat: Handed down from cousinĀ Orange Scarf: Plato’s Closet Jacket: Handed down from neighbor

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You get some music today! Because most of this outfit is from Battery Street Jeans, I’ll post songs I first heard there. They spin some really excellent music.