As a young child, I loved dressing up. I ran with any chance I had to throw on extravagant outfits. The earliest memory I have of playing dress up is from when I was around the age of three. I walked into my grandmother’s room with her high heels and in a dress two times my size, and said, “look Mimi, I’m Mary Tyler Moore!” From that point on, everyone around me knew I was destined for fashion greatness. In this past Monday’s article, I mentioned the importance of being surrounded by people who love and accept you. Because of my wonderful family and friends, I flourished and became a beautifully dressed monarch butterfly.
When visiting a thrift store, I’m always on the look out for the weirdest and most out there pieces I can find. If it doesn’t make me say, “what the hell was the person who owned this thinking,” then I’m not interested. The only exceptions that are made are for garments that I know I can transform and turn into a total freak show of a piece. More often than not, those pieces end up being t-shirts, but I’ve occasionally been known to turn out some pretty interesting pairs of pants.
This feathered black velvet dress is a total nineties throwback and I’m in love. While it most likely is a vintage garment, this chic dress could definitely be seen on a rack in your local American Apparel store. I’m all about functionality and fit in a garment, so when I threw on this dress and it was loose fitting, I was in heaven. A black dress is a must-have for every wardrobe and you should own one for every season. You can never have enough black garments!
Speaking of never having enough black garments, this black long sleeve turtleneck is another must have basic for a fall wardrobe. It can be worn under many different garments like the way I’m wearing it now. For functionality sake, it will keep you warm on the cool and crisp fall evenings and you’ll look damn good strolling down the paths of your favorite corn maze. Originally, this dress was sleeveless, so to make it more my style, I knew I had to pair it with a long sleeve top. I picked a turtleneck because it truly adds to the severity and evilness of this look. As my best friend said, “you look like an evil queen.”
I’ve said it repeatedly: shoes make or break an outfit. If I had worn anything other than a pair of heels with this dress, I would have looked really off. Boots may have worked, but I already feature a lot of boots; it’s nice to switch it up every once and a while. Although these shoes are not thrifted, they are gorgeous statement pieces. You might not be able to see it in the pictures but they’re a really cute velour material that would look great with almost any outfit. These heels are absolutely vicious and I love it!
So, how do you feel about this look? Is it truly a look to die for? Or is it something you wouldn’t look twice at walking down the street? Let me know in the comments below!