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

cue the mandolin

I didn’t leave the house or even get dressed today, so here’s a roundup featuring one of my favorite dresses. It makes me feel like a French country maiden. Photo age ranges from three months to two weeks.

My hair was orange in February and March. I like pink much better. The orange wasn’t intentional – rather, it’s what happens when Manic Panic Pillbox Red fades. I switched to Raspberry Splat in April, with no regrets. It fades, sure, but retains the same basic tone, and it doesn’t make my hair frizz appallingly like Manic Panic did.

    

This dress is from a novel little shop in Middlebury. It’s a lot less structured than I usually like my dresses to be, but the bust is gathered enough to compensate for the flimsy waist. And it’s great for my shoulders.

Both taken a month or so ago. I really prefer the dangly necklace to the pseudo-choker. The baubles accent the flower pattern. (My pin says “it’s not rocket surgery”.)

Taken on my birthday in May. The hat. IT’S A CAKE.

Bonus shot of sheer WTFery. (Also, I love how even a dress this summery can be winterized by boots, hat, and jacket. You can’t really tell, but the jacket is my famed spiderweb one!)

beribboned

To get my tattoo yesterday, I wore one of my favorite outfits. I bought this dress last winter and have worn it with boots and jackets for a few months. Now I can finally wear it as it was meant to be worn: bare-legged and be-sandaled, topped off by a pretty kickass corset.

    

This necklace used to be a bracelet, scrunched up with an elastic. The elastic broke, but I actually prefer it as a necklace. I’m wearing my Voltaire key pendant. He’s one of my favorite artists, and I am proudly and forever his fangirl.

Dress – Bella Boutique

Corset – 17th birthday