Happy Friday and weekend, everyone! It's been a long week, so I'm going to be brief - off to play "Arkham Horror" with L for the evening.
Speaking of Arkham, Roberta asked yesterday where the octopus motif comes from in steampunk. I'm pretty sure it is actually based on a combination of two sources: the first is the Elder God, Cthulhu, from H.P. Lovecraft's novels and stories. Cthulhu is a tentacled god, and the world of Lovecraft is in Victorian-era New England, the same time period as Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," which is the second source. The Verne novel features an encounter with the Kraken, a deep-sea giant squid type of thing. [links are all to Wikipedia]
Anyway, here's the outfit:
For Melanie, a tulip skirt:
|Go visit Melanie - she's really cool!|
I'm wearing an olive sequined cami under the blouse (not part of the capsule).
The chain on my necklace broke (boo), but I'll wear the pendant on my other silver chain.
Hope you have a great weekend! I'll be unpacking my spring/summer clothes as well as doing my month-end summary - stay tuned!
Blouse (Planet, consignment), vest (RW & Co., thrifted), skirt (OptionElle, consignment), cami (Mexx, thrifted), shoes (Jeffrey Campbell), necklace (Raven's Rest Studio).