Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday

My current style is practically garish compared to the not-too-distant past. For several years, I wore almost exclusively black. These were my wardrobes:
 

Today, for Black Friday, I am back in black.
 

Outfit details:
Lace top: Charlotte Russe
Velvet corset-style vest: Eternal Love
Lace gloves: Claire's
Velvet and lace skirt: The Black Rose
Boots: New Rock via Pennangalan
Hair clips: Claire's
Earrings and pendant: Party City
Lace choker: My remnant stash

32 comments:

  1. Wow. You look absolutely fabulous! I really like what you did with your hair.
    I was aiming for going all black today, but failed. I wear aquagreen leggings...
    The velvet vest is so lovely.

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    1. Thank you! I'm usually very conservative with my hairstyle, and it was hard to convince myself that intentionally making it stick up and out in all directions might be a good idea. But I really like the result!

      The velvet vest is kind of special to me because it was one of the first things I bought when I started getting into goth 15+ years ago. I've worn it countless times!

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  2. Aaaah, you look so pretty! Loving the hair too. You really suit black!

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    1. Thank you very much! Black always feels very comfortable for me. I suspect that my current, more colorful style is a phase, and I'll end up wearing mostly black again before too long. :)

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  3. Your hair! Wow, it fits you so much! Your whole outfit is gorgeous, of course. :)
    I fell sick a couple of days ago, I'm having a severe headache and fever, so I'm afraid I have to skip the Black Friday dressup, but I'm drinking black tee...;)

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    1. Thank you! It occurred to me: Now that my hair is short, I can make it stick up! ;) It's not exactly Patricia Morrison, but it suits the classic velvet-and-lace goth look much better than my usual boring bob would.

      Sorry you are sick. :( I hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Your outfit is GORGEOUS! I wore all black today, but it was for work, so a bit too dull for my blog. I did, however, showcase a different all-black outfit. Well, apart from my purple hair. All the clothes and accessories are black, anyway. http://domesticatedgoth.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/black-friday-outfit_29.html

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    1. Thank you! I love the outfit you showcased. Thanks for participating. :)

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  5. Oh! You look absolutely gorgeous!!! I adore your hair like that ... So cute and spikey. I also have some color in my wardrobe, but that's because I've doing a more Gothabilly style (and I like a little color). While I would love to join in the fun, I'm sitting on my couch reading a book in my red pajamas. Ha!

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    1. Thank you very much! Reading in red PJs sounds like the perfect post-Thanksgiving activity. :)

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  6. Wow! You look amazing! You should do that to your hair more often :-) And that outfit is just so well put together, well done :-)

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    1. Thank you very much! I like the way my hair turned out; I'll definitely wear it like that again.

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  7. You look gorgeous, that top and skirt go together so well that I thought they were one dress. I love the whole look, very much the classic style that first drew me to Gothic. I really want to find that outfit like that for myself sometime.

    Also I love what you did with your hair, this is the kind of thing I would have loved to do with my short hair. So perfect!

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    1. Thank you! The classic / romantigoth / tradgoth type styles are and probably always will be my favorites.

      Thanks! I have been wearing my hair in the same down-and-ironed-straight style for too long. It was past time for a change! :)

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  8. You look incredible. I love your hair, maybe next time I donate mine I'll have to try a look like this while it's short enough! I think I have too much hair again now. The outfit is awesome too, really really suits you. I love velvet and lace together =]

    It was so so cold here yesterday that my all black outfit ended up consisting of thermal leggings under black jeans, with a black t shirt and 2 black jumpers (plus black gloves and a black blanket whilst I was in the office), so it was really too boring to post =[

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    1. Thank you very much! I'll probably grow my hair out again at some point; in the meantime, it's fun to try new styles while it's shorter.

      I am wearing something very much like that today. :)

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  9. LOVE the outfit, and LOVE the HAIR!!

    I also wore all black on Friday as promised, with one slight aberration... my black t-shirt said "Celebrate Halloween Every Day" in orange and white letters and accents. I figured that would be okay... ;-)

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Definitely okay. :D

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  10. i love your hair! really looks great :)

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  11. I love your new “garish” look, but this outfit is stunning! Hair looks really good too, Bane! :o)

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  12. You look gorgeous! I love the big, Gothy hair!

    I wore burgundy, pink, and black this past Friday. I rarely wear a solid black outfit these days. Funny!

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    1. Thank you! :D

      I still wear black every day, but now it's usually with one other color or a print. Part of a style evolution, I suppose, which is not a bad thing. A bit of change keeps life interesting. :)

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  13. Awesome outfit!!! Love the makeup and hair as well, the overall effect is great! Very well coordinated!

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  14. This is an amazing outfit; perfect hair, perfect accessories-- you are stunning!

    Hehe, my wardrobe is almost exactly like yours-- mostly black =P
    I love it.

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    1. Thank you very much!

      And you never have to sort your laundry. ;)

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