Friday, October 12, 2012

Skeleton Closet: Chilly Bliss

Today's weather was considerably cooler than I am now used to; it'll only get cooler from here on in!
This means that the majority of my wardrobe will finally get to see the light of day.

Such bliss...


It was also today; while getting my eyes checked; that I stumbled on a great discovery.
The frames they had were relatively common-- nothing I haven't seen countless times in the past... until the lady at the counter pointed me in the direct of these beautifully authentic looking reproduction Victorian frames. As soon as I put them on all I could think was 'jackpot!'

In a couple weeks I will be sporting my brand new pair of vintage inspired frames. The hubby hates them, believes they make me look crossed-eyed; I on the other hand believe they blast me into the past, where is exactly when I want to be... aesthetically speaking.


On lady Bathezda's blog she has a beautifully done combination of orange and black make up; thinking one day I had to do it. Well I did... somewhat, mostly-kinda-inspired-by... heh. My hand is still a little heavy on the application, but the results were nevertheless satisfactory.

I also tried my hand at a fishtail braid, which didn't end up that different looking than my regular side braid.
Eh, it was worth a shot-- perhaps if my hair had a little more volume to it, it might actually resemble that herringbone pattern.

What I'm wearing:

  • Top: thrifted
  • Frilly wrap sweater: Fairweather Co.
  • Skirt: thrifted
  • Necklace: self-made

9 comments:

  1. Have you ever done a rib cage braid for your hair? I think it would be perfect on you!

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    1. I saw it, and instantly fell in love with it.

      But the night before I was attempting the simple dutch braid, which is the base of that braid, but I couldn't even manage it-- I'll keep practicing though!

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  2. There is a really awesome fishtail braid cheat you can do. It looks pretty similar but it is way easier and really fast. http://www.ohsoprettythediaries.com/2012/08/the-tutorial-brilliant-braid.html
    Did it on my daughter's hair, took literally 30 seconds.

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    1. Oh wow thanks for that! I'll try that out for sure-- this fishtail was time consuming =/

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  3. That necklace <3 at first I thought it was a rose, but it's a heart! Lovely.
    I don't think you look cross-eyed in those frames, on the contrary, you look pretty good with them on. I also really like your outfit, especially the long skirt :)

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    1. It is one of my favorite cameos!
      I'll probably redo the strand, and make it a little more intricate; but I used up all my bead caps on my favorite ribcage necklace hehe. I also ran out of red faceted beads on another necklace I made for a client.

      In fact, my entire stock needs replenishing >.<

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  4. That's so cool that they make reproduction Victorian frames! I will have to look around the next time I get new ones . . . mine don't really match my wardrobe but I liked the flower designs on the sides. Also I really like your outfit, the collar of your shirt and sweater frame the necklace nicely ^_^

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    1. I was very shocked to find them; so out of place, because it was the only pair of reproduction pair I saw.
      They're a dark brass color, with round small frames; some teeny tiny scrolling along the temples. Brilliant.

      Thanks!

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  5. I like the frames, I think they are super neat! Great find!

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