When I was moving my room, one of the things I rediscovered was this velvet dress I had thrifted for a Halloween costume back in 7th grade.
That is a super hot photo, with me the goth and my buddy Darth Vader (it's actually Erika, not that most people know who that is!). But anyway, I put it on, somewhat inspired by the post over at Flying Saucer, and it still fit and actually looked pretty decent.
It even had some nice embroidery details on the neckline.
I then realized that I was unused to just throwing a dress on and calling it an outfit, and admittedly I also wanted to hide the, erm, roundness of my stomach at that moment in time. I searched for a blouse to wear over it to no avail, but then I realized duh! The poofy skirt I made! It was very Miu Miu...
...so I figured, why not complete the effect with my bib/fake collar thing.
Thrifted dress. Forever 21 neck thing, headband, and socks. Skirt made by me. Random ballet flats.
I'm not used to dressing this... I don't know, cutely, girlishly? But my style is all over the place so whatever. I got plenty of interesting looks when I wore this to Blinds-To-Go, though.
And later (today, probably?) I'm going to do a post at Nice and Shiny's request of how to make the bloomers (it's pretty easy, really).