Thursday, September 26, 2013

Monochromania Revisted: Heavy Metal

When I did a week of Monochromania (i.e. wearing the same colour or tones of the same colour top-to-bottom) earlier this month, I had another outfit planned that I had to nix due to hot weather. And here it is.
I really enjoyed this outfit, especially the comments. Most people really liked it, although I got some teasing about being an extra in "Rollerball" (totally, check out the guy's shoulders).

Actually, this outfit was a real mental boost because I had a dentist appointment tonight after work, and I was hugely dreading it. I felt like I was fortified with external armour. I don't do well with dentists. I knocked out my front teeth when I was 17 and went through a solid year of surgeries and root canals; I also grow tartar like a boss, so I've gone through a few years of agonizing scaling. Pleasant stuff it is not. Anyway, I put on a tough face.
Yeah, so scary.
This is my studded shoulder sweatshirt/sweater getting its second wearing. I last wore it here in August while channeling the 80s.

It was much warmer with this striped button-down French cuff shirt, which was last seen - oh dear - over a year ago (!) when it was in the July 2012 capsule (recap here). I did wear it three times that month, and it was packed away for the 6-month autumn/winter season. Still, only one wear...
The skirt is dark grey, and it's one of the plainest items of clothing I own, but I love it - it's the perfect pencil shape, it's stretchy and it's a great length. It's also washable. But the best thing is that it works as a solid grounding piece for all the crazy, unique pieces (aka wardrobe orphans) that I have, and lets them shine. I last wore it here in August with my lace peplum top.

The stuff:
And there are my amazing grey wooly boots. I walked home from the dentist in them (about 20 minutes) and they were wonderfully comfy. I last wore them back in April (here, 2nd outfit). They are good early spring/early autumn boots - excellent transition boots. I'm still going bare-legged, although it's getting pretty chilly in the mornings.

I had to do my "teeth" necklace and my spider and snake ring for extra scariness!

Sweatshirt (Silence + Noise, consignment), shirt (Club Monaco, consignment), skirt (Plum), boots (Prepare Volunteers), necklace (the Bay), cuff (thrifted), spider ring (homegrown vintage 80s, gift from Mom and Dad), spider ring (homegrown vintage 80s).

11 comments:

  1. I think you look seriously ferocious, and I may add that while I am in my current incarnation a mild manner academic and author I was once (wait for it, drum roll) a dentist!

    Keep up the good work I always look forward to reading what you've been up to and are wearing...

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  2. scary! Not really, just fabulous accessories for a fab sweater. Good luck at the dentist - I have major teeth stuff next week and want to fast-forward though it. xo

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  3. LOVE this!! It's "colorless" for you--yet all the shades and textures make it interesting.
    I have a grey striped shirt and pale grey spikeless sweater--I'm going to copy this look !!

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  4. Hope the dentist went well! You looked suitably equipped for the trip with your tough accessories! :)

    I've been terrified of the dentist ever since having a horrible wisdom tooth removal. Never had a problem with them before then, such a horrible experience that stresses me out just thinking about it!

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  5. I absolutely love everything about this outfit - the monochromatic grays are totally awesome - but I also am totally in love with the sweatshirt on it's own. It's so bad ass!

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  6. Oh there is my favorite sweater... and i don't know how i missed those boots earlier they are f-a-b!!
    and if they are comfortable like you mention, it's a total win.

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  7. Oh my, you even rock monochromatic grey!!! Awesome boots. I have TMD and hated dentist visits so much that I skipped two years. Big mistake -- just meant more work and pain in the long run. Now I keep my appointments every 3 months.

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  8. You really know how to rock monochrome. I keep meaning to focus on that, but lately my closet has exploded (in the process of reorganizing) and it's all I can do to find anything that matches!! I have been picking outfits out of laundry baskets lately! For shame!!

    XOXO
    Lynn Dylan

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  9. That looks like a great sweater to keep those horrid dental types at a safe distance...lol. Seriously, you look both super-edgy and super-comfy.

    Love ya,
    Lynne

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  10. Hope you are feeling o.k. I have missed seeing your posts.

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  11. Did your dentist like your outfit?? I hear you on not liking the dentist - you have very good reason to, as well. I remember my brother and I used to get stickers for good behaviour - I think I should still get them! It takes everything I have to drag myself there.

    You looked badass and just right for the appointment - I am glad we got to see it, even though the outfit was nixed for monochromania week...

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