4/16/2012

i just felt like wearing floor-length ruffles, so what?


(risto jacket, IAN RN dress underneath, vintage nightie from jayne, chloe sevs x oc paisley tights, madewell boots)

So I have determined that my lewk for the spring can be best described as an amalgam of Victorian grandma elf. Victorian grandma elf leaves a lot of room for interpretation so there's many directions I can go with this. This weekend I took it that idea to its logical extreme for a trip to Michigan Avenue because I derive a perverse joy in wearing something weird when I go to Chicago's Mecca for Normals. People stared. Salespeople in stores ignored me. And all the while I chuckled inside because I felt great about what I wearing and, well, I kind of don't give a fuck? It's taken me 26 years to get to a place within myself where I can wear things like a giant floor-length ruffled sheer nightie in public and I intend on enjoying every last minute of it. 

 Ridiculous outfit calls for practical, no-nonsense combat boots and paisley tights, right? Right.

20 comments:

Hvit said...

Victorian grandma elf. This just made me grin, in a totally brilliant way, yep, you do look like like a Victorian grandma elf.

And I kind of love having to assume that 'fuck you I'm wearing ----' attitude, it makes you feel kind of powerful and like life is just a joke, but in a good way.

I definitely need to find a vintage nightie now. You look awesome.

Joana said...

You look so cool! I adore the ethereal look :)


xo Joana

StyleScoppDaily said...

that is one hell of a look, in a good way though!

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EXECUTION STYLE said...

This is awesome. I love the blazer.

Mat said...

i seem to have got boring now that im 26, hmmmm i do i get out of it like you!

Ludo said...

Such a pretty dress. This outfit really combines some little girl and some grown woman elements. And I normally hate paisley, but those tights have a really nice colour scheme.

Ria said...

Adore this outfit, you look soooo cool. I can't even. Perfect nightie is perfect.

Sarah said...

You know what? I don't even blame you for the floor-length ruffles. Because I saw them... and immediately wanted them rustling around my feet too. So I guess they're contagious.

China Lily

Lydia said...

I think you look amazing, and not that ridiculous. That jacket is amazing. This whole everything is amazing. I am a huge fan of nightgowns as dresses-- it's sort of a thing of mine.

kira said...

the blazer is realllly awesome, and the ruffles make you look like a victorian era ghost

Lillian said...

You look like a newly discovered sea creature. A grandm-a-nenome.

Maxens M. Finch (ex: Pashupati) said...

That jacket and all the patterns in your outfit are awesome.

darcy dubose said...

There's so much perfect happening with this outfit.

Meagan said...

that nightie is my dream. you do indeed look like an elf.

Meagan said...

that nightie is my dream. you do indeed look like an elf.

sarah said...

nice ruffles.

you're such a blogger. ;)

-the girl from Dose

Magnet said...

Hell yes! You shouldn't give a fuck. I don't, that's for sure. I told myself to stop caring quite a few years ago now. I am still a little baffled by how blatantly rude and narrow minded some people are. I don't know why though, it's happened so many times... I guess I still expect a little more from people. Anyway, your outfit is nothing short of beautiful.

caitlin said...

love your style - so happy to see another fellow chicagoan representing a somewhat alternative style.

A La Mode said...

That dress is sooo beautifulllll! <333

THE DIVINITUS said...

Always craving a pink or cream chiffon dress.