I bought this dress when the Jovovich Hawke line came out, and I remember that in the store, I loved it. It was so flattering and I loved all the lace and the way the stretch fabric bounced when I walked. And then I got it home and all the sudden it looked like something you were to Salsa lessons. I wore it once. To a Salsa club in Cabo. And Alannah wore it to a Goth Club in Dallas, but I just couldn’t seem to figure out how to make it less costume-y. And then for some reason, I figured it out.
The wrap makes it less costume and more Grown Up Goth. The shoes and shape of the dress keep the all black look from being to funereal. And the skirt is the perfect length for me with tights.
I felt like this was just a really playful, fun combo that the 17* year old me would have appreciated, and 33 year old me can actually wear.
The temps dropped down into the 70s, which meant I needed soup for dinner, am I right? So I went to the market after work and got some (tomato basil) and while I was there I snagged this necklace on something and broke one of the skulls off. But you know what? I had a pair of tiny pliers in my bag and I fixed it, right there on the soda isle. Then I got some Dry Soda in Lavender, because we saw them make it on “Unwrapped” and I was super keen to try it. It was great BTW. (How’s that for a lot of random unnecessary information?)
I wore a lot of bracelets.
The leather cuff is a gift from my college roommate, Jamie, who recently went on a trip to Italy. Coincidentally, so is the little James Avery Bangle. The hugs and kiss gold bracelet is a gift from Nathan, the “dada” cuff is from a vacation to NYC with Alannah . The ball and tube bracelet is from a time period where I, and many of my friends, were totally obsessed with a website called Silver Jewelry Club. Have you heard of it? Back in the day it was one item every, what? 5 minutes? And it was sterling silver and often had gemstones, and was free. You paid, I think, $5.99 shipping? And then they split the screen and it became 4 items at once and I *think* it’s still going on today. I try not to look. I lost too much of my time to them already, and it’s too addictive, hoping that the next ring will be your size, or that bracelet so and so got will come back up again.
These shoes still make me feel like a Manga character. I love them for that.
*the 17 year old me was really into sitting around her room feeling sorry for herself, obsessing over dark twisted skater boys who needed to go to reform school, listening to The Cure and wearing long black lace dresses with Doc Martin’s. She may have needed an attitude adjustment. Or 3.
Dress, Jovovich Hawke for Target
Mary Janes, Doc Martins
Necklace, self made
Leather cuff, gift