I felt like wearing black lipstick today. This whole outfit grew out of my desire to wear black lipstick like the distraught young goth I used to be many moons ago. It's by Illamasqua in case you were wondering, gentle reader. I didn't have Illamasqua many moons ago.
I was given the shoes by an awesome cousin. They're not my usual style but they're very well made and I'm digging them. She paid 500-something bucks for them and never really wore them so someone should get some use out of them and that someone is currently me.
I found this dress in a smelly room in a smelly old house while out hunting at other people's tag sales for jewelry to buy. It's one of about three things in the house that didn't smell and it's like they were all left there just for me! So now I have them.
The vest is something I felt rabidly excited about and had to have almost the minute I saw it. I was in the middle of saving and buying for my wedding and shouldn't have been buying yellow and pink cashmere vests but, well, I did buy this one. Let the flogging begin.
I used to have a very large area rug in this room and it covered up that tape mess that a previous tenant left which I can't for the life of me seem to remove. Anyone know how to remove tape gunk left by previous tenants from hardwood?
Here's my shoes (and another pair!) in bed:
And here's my shoes in the freezer:
It's been that kind of day here. Pricing and wherefrom details on lookbook: