In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different. – Coco Chanel
Do you ever go vintage shopping and want something SO bad but it doesn’t quite fit you? This was the case for this outfit. I dropped into Pretty Penny Oakland to pick up an online order, which can be dangerous since you also want to look around to see what else you can find.
I found this semi-sheer floral wrap skirt and tried it on even though it wasn’t my size. It was way too small and didn’t wrap around like it should have, but I still felt like I could do something with it. So, I bought it anyway along with the puff-sleeve 80s top.
Since there was a significant opening in the skirt, I wanted to leave the opening in the front. It also looked great with the opening on the side.
My photographer and I thought it would be fun to shoot this outfit at the cemetery. So we did 🙂
The top and skirt together made me think of a romantic style so I decided to pull on my plus size fishnet thigh-highs from Sock Dreams and keep them up with a Victoria’s Secret garter. Underneath, I’m wearing an American Apparel bodysuit.
To add to the romantic feel of the outfit, I decided to wear double strand pearls and a handmade (by me) fascinator. The base of the fascinator is a shoulder pad from one of my grandmother’s sweaters. The rest of it was made using fabric remnants and a birdy from the 99 cent store. The whole thing was less than $10.
That beautiful Oakland sky.
Photography by Jessie Marie Cagliero.