Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Last Train to Clarksville

Or maybe second train -- this outfit was planned around my second pair of Clarks! I went for a retro feel. The shoes have a 1940s flair, and this dress has a 1950s style. Close enough for me.

What I'm wearing:
Black cotton dress, Modcloth
Black & white stripey cardigan, Chadwicks
Purple tights, unknown
Black Indigo pumps with ribbon ties, Clarks
Black elastic belt with silver flower, NY & Co.
Pearl necklace, Aldo
Pearl stud earrings, random accessory store
Black & white flower hair pin, Claire's
Raisin Rage lipstick, Revlon

I had to wear colored tights to better show off the cut of the shoes. Ordinarily, I'd wear this outfit with black tights for a more classically gothic look.

Of course, once I saw the pix in PhotoShop, I realized that all the full-length ones were either blurry or cut off the shoes! Ugh. Just when I thought I was getting the hang of taking these photos...


  1. LOVE those shoes. Love those stockings--I have a pair similar from Forever 21. And the rest of the outfit is simply marvelous, darling.

  2. Lovely shoes! I also have a pair of retro clarks for my "retro dark days" :). And the dress is just delightful, I really love it.

  3. *gasp* This is my favorite, favorite, favorite outfit so far! I completely love everything and that dress is so flattering on you. Amazing outfit!

  4. I love that dress! Super fab, and the rosette at the waist is fab. It all goes great with the very vintage-y shoes!

  5. Perfect outfit! The belt is my favorite part. (And sorry that my name keeps showing up as Ack.)

  6. Mina - These shoes were definitely worth it.

    Madame Macabre - Yay for retro Clarks!

    Becky - Aww thanks :)

    Kendra - I'm so glad I got this belt - it was an implies buy, but I've already worn it a ton.

    Siouxie - Thanks! And to think I only really thot to wear belts a few months ago.

  7. I love purple -- great tights!

  8. those shoes are fabulous! i like how you used the purple tights to show them off.