Friday, March 30, 2012

Mar 30th - Outfit #28 - Happy Friday!

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:
Woo! Windy!
Sheer leopard blouse (last worn here), corduroy vest (last worn here).

For Melanie, a tulip skirt:
Go visit Melanie - she's really cool! 
In a lovely, flappy denim (last seen here).

I'm wearing an olive sequined cami under the blouse (not part of the capsule).
And I'm cheating and wearing my plaid olive knee-highs underneath (and a vintage slip). Those are my wonderful metallic shoes with a bow, last worn here.

The chain on my necklace broke (boo), but I'll wear the pendant on my other silver chain.
Ooh, spooky full moon!

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).

11 comments:

  1. Tee hee - you mentioned me here? That's so cool! It IS a tulip skirt! I love your moon pendant, yes, it's scary fun. Your shoes are Jeffrey Campbell? Another favourite. I like his wicked sky-high ones too, but don't have any - YET.

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  2. Love this outfit - really like the shoes with the socks! :) I thought they were really thick tights at first!
    Very jealous you are starting to think about summery outfits as I'm thinking about pulling my winter woolies out!

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  3. Very nice outfit, skirt and vest, and those silver shoes look great with the knee highs. Must check out Jeffrey Campbell!

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  4. I love the pendant too - very atmospheric! Great outfit too. Are you glad your month is at an end and new clothes can come out?

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  5. Fantastic pendant! Congrats on making it through a second month and still looking amazing!! Can't wait to see your month-end summary and all the new pieces for April!! xx

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  6. I love those shoes so much. And awesome secret socks. =)

    The tulip skirt is a great style on you.

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  7. is it a full moon? That might explain why I stayed up so late reading last night. As for the complimentary colors you find in this leopard blouse--I am forever amazed. BTW, I've begun thrifting for a purple brocade skirt...

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  8. The 'vintage slip' photo made me smile! Always a great idea to throw in some leopard. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  9. Loving the shoes and the cute socks,gorgeous hair.
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  10. Following and adding you to my blogroll inmediately, yeahhhhhhhhhhh
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  11. When it comes to nylons, I'm a huge fan of cheating...lol.

    As always, insanely jealous of your shoes :P

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