Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! O_o o_O Haha. Ahh, yes. One of quite a few shows/movies that gave me nightmares as a kid. >_< Behold, my Beetlejuice dress! I have to say that it looks a hell of a lot better than Michael Keaton's striped suit. ;D The dress is a gift from my sponsor, Fiery Finish Vintage, and there's so much to love. It has a chest pocket; and little metallic square patterns throughout; and shoulder pads (hehe); and ornate gold buttons on the bodice and shoulder epaulettes. Radness. <3
For me, this style is comfortable, a little edgy and quirky. I really, really like this one. :D I was inspired by a previous look where I used a hidden vest to add a fur hood to a layered outfit. This time, I did some comparatively transparent layering. I wore a denim cape coat over the striped dress and layered a black double breasted coat over it. When the black coat is buttoned, you see only the denim hood. :P
The sleeves of the dress are kind of short, so I wore a long sleeved thermal underneath and then layered a long sleeved cardigan over it. So, that's the fabric you see peeking over my shoulder and out of my wrists. :P It was one of those days where looks are deceiving. You open the blinds and the snow is melting, the sun is shining and the sky is blue. When you step out the door, though, it's f*cking ass cold. >_< Well played, Gaia. Well played. I may not look cold, but I was kind of freezing. Haha.
As we're taking photos and I start to take off my black coat, my partner asks, "Why are you doing this to yourself?" Haha. He said it with genuine concern. I dunno. >_< Lately, I've tried to create layered outfits that don't require me to remove a whole lot, so I won't get frostbite. However, I loved all of the little details in this outfit so much, that I thought it would be worth it to peel away some of the layers.
I really liked the dark denim juxaposed with the off white/black stripes. The gold buttons really pop, too. The textures of the dress and coat are one-note, so to speak. So, I disrupted that with the shiny, thin belt. I had a hell of a time getting the belt to line up with the elastic waist, though. The dress is a size large, but I didn't care. I still don't care, really. Heh. I have an affinity for comfortable and flowy fabrics.
I was going to wear a pair of plain red socks for a punch of color, but these fox print socks caught my eye. When I get dressed, I tend to dump my entire closet on to my bed. Heh. So, these socks were somewhere in that pile when I saw them. The colors seemed right for the outfit (i.e. not too distracting, but bright enough to be interesting). :P The only thing I wasn't sure about was the shoes. I thought it might be best to cover up the orange stripes on the socks. I have only two pairs of shoes that are ankle length, but I didn't like how they looked with the outfit. So, I went with the best option I had available.
Still, I think I managed to create an outfit that represents me from head to toe. I'm in love with the striped dress and I can't wait to style it up, again. I should mention that the fox socks are from my sponsor, Sock It To Me! I didn't know which socks they were going to send me, so I just had to cross my fingers. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to receive these. They're so cute and just $11.
Thrifted - Black Fedora (Buffalo Exchange - Austin) & ModCloth Black Satchel (Sale)
c/o Fiery Finish Vintage - Vintage Cream/Black Striped Dress
Warby Parker - Notched Key Hole Glasses in Tortoise
c/o Jollychic - Black Double Breasted Tweed Coat
c/o Sammydress - Oversized Denim Cape Coat
c/o UrbanOG - Black Almond Toe Cut-Out Flats
c/o Sock It To Me - Fox Print Socks