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


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

    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!

  2. There is a really awesome fishtail braid cheat you can do. It looks pretty similar but it is way easier and really fast.
    Did it on my daughter's hair, took literally 30 seconds.

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

  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 :)

    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 >.<

  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 ^_^

    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.


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


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