OH MY GOTH!
This is a completely different look for me, but oh so appropriate for Garrott Designs' influences/inspirations; and what I believe to be a parallel influence on her designs.
Ever since I got my hands on the "Without My Muse" t-shirt I had a vision of this outfit. I knew at some point in my challenge of 30 Looks/30 Days I would style this up and create my grown-up version of the "Gothic Lolita"
I started off by pulling out all the layers, piling on the accessories, and before long I came to the finished look.
(However, looking back on it, I'd probably pair my vintage velvet bolero with it just to pull it all together and make it just a smidge more "grown up" than it already is)
While this is a far cry from my usual look, it was rather quite fun to put it all together.
--I started off with a sheer chiffon polka dot Betsey Johnson dress--its oh so girly, and very frilly...and I've never worn it! Hmmm, probalby because I am not usually girly and frilly but in a moment of weakness I completely broke down and bought it last year.
--Then, on top I put the Garrott Tee and let the ruffly collar of the dress to peek out at the neckline--just for some victorian-esque shits and giggles.
--And of course the tulle tiered tutu like skirt...it always makes my outfits frothy and fun.
--I did however forgo the typical maryjanes one would most likely pair with such an outfit...instead I chose my sky high lace up booties--I feel I should wear these more often and I just don't-maybe its because if I wore them to the office I'd just feel impractical moreso than I usually am.
Maybe this weekend I'll give them a go???
Anyhow, back to the outfit at hand...
--throw on some lacy knee-highs or stockings and a few pearly details like a bracelet and earrings and how about a big ol' cocktail ring to boot?
And boom! A girly gothic lolita of a lady!
*Ivory polka dot chiffon dress(underneath layer)-Betsey Johnson
*Black tulle skirt-F21
*Gray "without her muse" tshirt-Garrott Designs
*Black lace knee-highs-H&M
*Black peeptoe booties-Steve Madden
*Pearl bracelet and earrings-Macy's (??)
Soooooooo....does anyone out there do this type of style?
If so, may I completely 100% suggest you check out Garrott Designs?
You'll LOVE LOVE LOVE her stuff, its perfect for you.
Not that she's all dark and emo (she's happy and laughy on occasion, I know her personally),
but its perfect for the girl with a chip on her shoulder and The Cure on her ipod.