Thursday, November 7, 2013

Skeleton Closet: Prim On A Whim

Today felt euphoric
I'm not sure I could quantify the feeling properly, though I'm almost positive everyone has felt it before-- and maybe even today, with me.

Some people call it a 'lazy day', but that seems to belittle the beauty of the inner tranquility a special day offers, like today. 

Though I have oodles and oodles of time, days like this really are rare for me-- I'm fairly good at masking my displeasure through my propensity to craft and write while I'm blue. 
I took full advantage of the feeling, and just relaxed. I let go of any sense of urgency the things in my life were provoking, and did whatever my hearts whim desired.
I guess that meant going through my wardrobe, heh.

I unearthed yet another piece I brought back from Canada during my last trip, and realized that I didn't remember when I last wore it...
So I dressed up!


The featured piece is the blouse; a delightfully vintage-eque mutton sleeved slice of whimsy.
The blouse was given to me by my mother; I feel like one of the only adults that allows her mother to dress her up... I love it. And why not? Her taste is immaculate.


I paired it with a lovely long velvet full skirt. It appears to be black, but it shifts with gentle shades of rich brown; it reminds me of cola!

Wouldn't you know it, but when I stepped outside to take the photos, I noticed that a creeping vine was playing through the weaves of our outdoor furniture-- how lovely it is! I should light the fire pit, and spend more days out on that furniture, especially with how magnificent the fall night sky is unhindered by blinding city lights!


The outfit couldn't be complete with two other pieces I haven't yet featured; the belt and the boots.
Along with my pvc lace up boots, I brought back with me my lace Victorian boots. I found them at a bargain at the local Flea Market.


The lowest number they had was size 6, but with a lace up boot the extra length doesn't pose much of an annoyance-- and they are quite narrow which I'm very happy with!

The belt was purchased on ebay (I'm an ebay-holic) for a whopping $3.80 with free shipping!


Lilyyangstore @ Ebay
I purchased it from the store I linked in the photo caption; shipping was about a months time, but that is to be expected from its location. The quality is the same as the quality you'd find at a mall retail shop-- it's surprisingly good for how much it sells for... considering that at the shop I worked for, this piece would retail for $30.

Well, anyway. The weather had its part in todays sheer beauty; it was softly warm, with a cool breeze blowing in from the horizon. Just perfect.

What I am Wearing:

What do you do on whimsically euphoric days?

20 comments:

  1. Those euphoric, un-rushed, luxuriously lazy days are hard to come by, but, like you, I like to dress-up when that feeling overtakes me. I love the Southwest-Victorian vibe of your ensemble. I have some pointy-toed roper boots that would look pretty snazzy with your dress and belt.

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    1. Thank you!
      The subsequent days after this were a nightmare... but I'm glad there was some peace before the flurry of events.

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  2. There used to be a store in Sedona called "Victorian Cowgirl" or something like that.... it was all versions of this outfit, except in beiges and creams and roses and tans. Very AZ mountain.

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    1. The AZ mountain feel to this was completely unintentional, but I totally see it now! It's all these Western influences of where I live(d); from living in Alberta to Arizona? I didn't stray very far from that branch, haha.

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  3. You look amazing! And besides that your photos are wonderfully taken.

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  4. Your outfit looks wonderful! Your mum has good taste, too! I love the boots! Glad you had a great day!

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    1. Thank you =)
      I'm quite thankful for the bond between my mother and I, in more than just being mother-daughter.

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  5. I tagged you on my blog, http://rosesandvellum.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/blog-tag-from-countess.html, if you feel like participating.

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  6. This is a wonderful outfit! Oh, I love those granny boots, and you got them for so little money XD! And your mother's taste in clothing really is flawless: that blouse is lovely. Also, it's absolutely true, that belt would come at way more than four dollars in a regular store!

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    1. Thank you =)
      We're practically the same person up in our heads, heh.

      The belt was a super awesome find-- I love ebay ;)

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  7. My mom and I have very different taste in colors and prints, but basically, we like the same shapes and styles, so I also allow her to dress me up. ^^ Your outfit is lovely, really elegant. I got the same belt from eBay - just another seller -, it arrived ast week, I love it, it's indeed decent quality.

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    1. It's good to hear I'm not the only one that loves it when her mother dresses her up! Heh.

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  8. You look like you are wearing a gothic version of some beautiful South American traditional garb. I get a sense of strong women in harsh climates and forgotten times :)

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    1. It was unintentional, but I certainly see it now that it's been suggested =P
      I adore the style of that era so much--- it's a happy coincidence lol.

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  9. Those are such neat boots! I also love the long skirt.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the boots are ranking near my favorite pair of shoes =P

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  10. Those boots are so pretty! I would love to find a similar pair on a flea market but they seem to be quite rare in my town.

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