Top: Goodwill (Luna Chix) — Camisole: Gift (Active Basic) — Skirt: Goodwill (George Stretch) — Tights: We ❤ Colors [Violet] — Shoes: American Rag Compagnie — Bangle: Thrifted
Happy Halloween, y’all! You’ll have to wait ’til tomorrow to see my costume, as I’m currently wearing it at work and trying SO HARD not to rub my face. In the meantime, enjoy these outfit pictures from last week, as well as a few links to some of my favorite spooky stuff.
+ Smile, an Israeli short film by Noam Abta and Yuval Markovich, gives me chills every time I watch it.
+ Speaking of films, did anybody else have The Adventures of Mark Twain on VHS as a kid? It’s surprisingly complex for a claymation movie, and the Mysterious Stranger segment simultaneously terrified me and made me very sad when I was little.
+ I don’t know how I didn’t read this before Tito introduced me to it, but short story The Yellow Wallpaper, written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, embodies exactly the kind of thing I like in my scary stories: not so much jump-out-and-scare-you type stuff, but more of a creeping horror. (Thank you, Project Gutenberg!)
Other than that, all I’ve got for you right now is bright colors! Sometimes I feel a little self-conscious going to work dressed like this, but bright colors really do cheer me up when I’m having a crazy week. Also, one of my coworkers told me, “I want to dress like you when I grow up!” (Note that she’s probably twenty years older than I am.) I have to thank her for making me feel justified.
Quick review of my second pair of We ❤ Colors tights: they’re more of a bluish-violet compared to the warmer purple of my Hue tights, and are extremely vibrant. Unfortunately, like the maroon pair of We ❤ Color tights I wore a bit back, they manifested runs from the crotch to the inner thigh not more than an hour into wearing them. I also ended up needing to pull them up many times throughout the day, although the M/L size is rated through a height of 5’11” (I’m 5’7″) and a weight of 168 lbs (I’m 150 lbs or so). Perhaps I need to invest in plus size pairs next time? I do like the wide waistband, though, which meant that they didn’t roll down like a lot of tights do. All in all, I’m kind of disappointed in the fit and the runs, since I did pay nearly $13 a pair for the three pairs I purchased, but the colors are unrivaled. Maybe it just takes a gentler soul than me to wear them.