Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dia de el vestido de cráneo

  Happy winter solstice! The days get longer from here on out.

  This Betsey Johnson dress was picked out at the thrift shop by my friend Athena. Sometimes friends pick the best clothes for you.
Dress: Betsey Johnson (thrifted)
Cardigan: Banana Republic (thrifted)
Tights: Spanx Uptown (Nordstrom)
Boots: ALDO (thrifted)
Rhinestone button bracelet: unknown (Purre)

The pattern is skulls!
  I'd never have picked it on my own, but now I really like it. It has a pleated flounce in the back that I enjoy very much. It feels flirty and feminine without being saccharine, slightly goth and tough without looking angry or emo.

  I am wearing two dresses actually: a plain Express sheath is underneath for warmth. I tried adding color on both ends of the dress. First, a blue wool Banana Republic cardigan. I don't normally like the look of cardigans on myself either, but this one appealed to me somehow. (Except the sleeves feel like blood pressure cuffs on my gunsbiceps.) Then I added these sexy orchid? fuchsia? tights by Spanx.

  How long do tights last, by the way? This is the first time I've worn them since I was a little girl and I'm concerned about getting runs in them. They were on super sale, but even so, if I can only wear tights a handful of times, it is not an expense I can keep up. I really, really like them, though. (:

  I hope you all have a very fine weekend and a lovely holidays. I'm headed south to visit my family in a few days! I'm looking forward to it. It hasn't sunk in yet that I'm done with my bachelor's degree, but at some point it will. Now I can stop stressing about exams and graduate school applications and focus on stressing out about just graduate school applications. ;)

  Thank you all for sharing stories with me while I was studying and for responding to my last post! I have to go over the comments now and respond. I'm looking forward to it. :D


  1. Happy holidays! And I love the shadow from your balcony fence on that dress. At first I thought it was fabric embellishment:).

    1. Thank you! Haha, that happens a lot. I am looking forward to moving some place where I can take unobstructed photos. (:

  2. Yes it's true! Sometimes friends pick the best clothes, I have a friend who loves to pick clothes for me, too :) ! I love the dress on you!
    Btw, I see you are seeking for black skinny jeans - I have a pair that is too short for me and tight also, they fit no one of my friends. I wonder if they would suit you! I would love to find them a new home.

    1. Oh wow Lara, that is so generous of you!

      That'd be great, but are we the same size? I am a US 2, which I think is a EUR 32 or 34, depending on the country.

  3. Ooohhh... I've always wanted something from BJ but can't afford it at retail and have never seen one in a thrift-store. Tights vary in their longevity. I've had pairs last forever and others get ruined right away.

  4. That is a very pretty dress, I love the detail at the back. The tights are lovely - it's fairly hard to predict how long they will last since it varies so much, but if you're careful, they can keep going for years! xxx

  5. What a fun dress! I like that you fearlessly paired it with those gorgeous patterned tights. :) Flowers and skulls just go together so well. Congrats on finishing your bachelor's!

  6. Aww it's a deceptively cute dress, but the skulls keep it edgy in a subtle way.

  7. Score on the dress! Perfect! I have tights that are years old. It depends on the quality of the tights, and whether they are accident prone. Them, not you, of course.