Ok, same routine as before. Here is the website photo:
Here I am after traipsing about Santa Ana all day in it:
The dress is from the Ozz Oneste line, while the jacket yesterday is Ozz Croce. OzzOn Japan makes four lines of clothing- Oneste is urbanized/punk Asian, Croce is goth/punk, Ozz Angelo is Victorian/Lolita, and there's a Rozen Kavalier line that is... extremely floral? I'd hoped to have links to each section of the website, but it is still down.
The color turned out darker than I'd thought from the photo, navy rather than medium blue, and this makes me like it even more. My family says it looks like a martial arts dress. I take it to mean it is attractively tough. Toughly attractive?
It's stretchy and extremely comfortable. The only problem is the asymmetrical zipper doesn't shut all the way down the pleated silver hem, so there's a bit of a thigh slit, and as the skirt is loose, that opening can shift around. I shopped my mom's closet and wore a skirt under it today, and will probably use a pair of black or navy shorts in the future.
I've never owned anything like this before. Right now I want to wear it every day for the rest of my life, though I'm sure the novelty will wear off with time. Does it look like a costume rather than everyday wear? What do you do to dress up or dress down an item and make it work for everyday use?
Would anyone be interested in me putting up more photos on my hard drive of OzzOn Japan website photos?