Keit (Beauty In Insanity), I'm dedicating this post to you, because you said I wasn't posting enough photos for you to "drool" over. So, drool away, my dear! <3
I never understood why bloggers take lots of photos of themselves in basically the same pose, with only slight variations. I just show the front and side and some close-ups. Badabing, badaboom. I dunno. I'm new. Heh.
Anyway, so what is going on here? Well, I roped my partner into snapping some photos of what I had planned to wear later on in the night. He was itching to go skiing, so we took these in kind of a rush. Hehe. Still, he was quite patient and kind. =P I have a tendency to wait until I'm actually going somewhere to take a fashion photo. The problem with this is that it is difficult to take photos after dark.
So, I'm glad that I had the sense to take these ahead of time. It was a nice day, too! The snow steadily melted and the sun disappeared and reappeared periodically as the stratus clouds would permit.
I wanted to create kind of a menswear look, so I used a deep v-neck cardigan to give the appearance of a vest and I wore a hand-made tie in a fat half-Windsor knot. I love wearing men's ties. :D The tie is the only other new thing that I'm wearing here. Awhile back I mentioned that I really wanted my own necktie and my partner didn't have a single black tie for me to steal. You can read that post here.
I also had revealed that this severe necktie shortage drove me to Etsy where I purchased a made-to-order tie from Montreal. This, my friends, is one beautifully crafted tie. William made the tie exactly as I had asked and I just adore it. His English is limited and my French is non-existent, but we were able to work together just fine. If you ever want a hand crafted tie, go to LeBoutonVert!
I feel like the only thing I'm missing is a hot side kick wearing a trench coat and holding a magnifying glass. Haha. This is probably my favorite outfit for the year. As soon as I put it together, I was in love. It was so warm, cozy and really easy to wear. I actually wore this to a punk/rock show. I had on darker makeup, but that was it. I think I was able to blend in quite nicely with that crowd. :D
Thrifted - ModCloth Olive Dress (Swap Group), ModCloth
Cardigan (Sale), Red Scarf & ModCoth Gloves (Sale)
LeBoutonVert - Hand-made Necktie (Montreal)
TIL Darling - Old World Map Leggings
VJ Style - Gold Studded Barrel Bag
Tulle - Grey Double Breasted Coat
Hot Topic - Lace Up Wedge Boots
ASOS - Grey Braided Sweater