Gothic Chic

A dramatic, gothic look is a wonderfully romantic thing to achieve. This look isn't anywhere near full on macabre, but I think it does have some Washington Irving sensibilities. I adore an overly neutral wardrobe palette, probably to a fault, and it works perfectly to achieve this particular mood.  

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There are so many ways to wear this Agent Provocateur bodysuit. I have paired it simply with jeans and heels for an easy look, and with my Adrianna Papell ball skirt for a much fuller, more dramatic look. The best part about the bodysuit is that it is such an incredibly comfortable item that I have even worn it for a plane flight by choice. It's one of my favorite items in the closet. 

Sometimes you put something on in the dressing room and it feels as though it has been in your closet at home for your entire life. I love that feeling. It's the feeling I got when I tried on this American Apparel pleated skirt.  Don't ignore that feeling; it will serve you well to obey it.

My Clarks boots are old.  Like so, so old. I have considered replacing them a kajillion and one times but for some reason, I am terribly loyal to this pair of boots. I bought them twelve years ago and I have resoled them three times. They need to be resoled again. I know at some point, they won't be able to go on. Last winter, I started playing this game where I would convince myself I didn't want to wear them when I knew I really did. I think I'm afraid they will just give up on me sometime soon.  Gosh, they sure have earned their retirement. But until I find another pair with such darling cable stitching up the sides and such an absolutely perfect shade of caramel leather, these boots need to just keep on keeping on.

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Thanks for reading, and happy Wednesday!


Bodysuit (old) Agent Provocateur * Skirt (similar) - American Apparel * Socks - J.Crew * Boots (similar) - Clarks * Bag (similar) - Vivienne Westwood