Breathless Beauxillous griffin

shoes: vintage Mary Quant found on eBay, dress and cardigan: second hand, socks: gift/antipast

Possibly due to several blogs/tumblrs, especially Sarah Deetz and cultpartykei, I’ve become obsessed with nightwear so I totes had to buy this one which screamed out to me just hanging there all dainty and perfect for two euro. I bought it despite the fact that I hated the top, which reminded me of what I guess to be Romani-inspired blouses that were all the rage in the early 2000s. A style that I kinda really really hate? It’s pretty and frilly but I just can’t stand it because it reminds me of painfully awkward teenage years. So I sewed it up, hiding the majority of the ruffles.

The skirt is unfortunately way too long for me, so I draped it. First I took the two sides and pulled them up to my waist, then the middle of the front and back, then two more drapings in between. I sewed it all so I can easily remove the stitches and rock this dress in its natural shape when I feel like wearing enormous heels.

Now can we talk about THOSE SOCKS? I’d been totally flailing about them for ages, when suddenly an internet friend send me a package containing many wonderful glorious things, including these Antipast socks. SO MANY EMOTIONS ā™”_ā™”

16 Comments

    • Totally! There’s this kind of chain of stores that are actually all goodwill stores that have ridiculous prices every month or so! They start with 30, , 50 and eventually 70 percent off but then they go even farther and sell everything for 3, 2 and eventually one euro. Seriously my favourite store! šŸ˜€

  • Oh I really like the peachy tones! You look like a beautifully illustrated character from a story book, really cool.

  • love how you draped th skirt, it adds an interesting & whimsical shape. i’ve been so obsessed w/ cult party kei lately, it is so ethereal yet sometimes creepy which i really enjoy, i have a great lilac chiffon nightgown i need to incorporate into a great floaty ensemble soon before it gets too cold.

    • Omg I’ve been totally flailing over everything you reblog for style inspiration. I NEED to see any floaty ensembles you make & also dyed hair when you ever get to it because it’d be so perfect on you ;_;

  • This must be the prettiest ever look from you-i love it!! I spend hours drooling over cult party street style photos šŸ˜€
    xxxxx

  • Cult party kei reference! I love the style so much, plus the mori/dolly/natural kei scene ~ I’m slowly compiling a post on the very subject.
    I’m actually really jealous that you found such a pretty dress for such a steal price, that and the amazing socks!

  • Ahhh I am so in love with how you draped this – just stunning! *___* Meanwhile, those socks are TOO LOVELY :DD

  • Ahhh that is gorgeous! I think you definitely made the right call with removing the layers of ruffles. It was a bit much haha. I also love how you draped it. I like doing that to my dresses too, but since I can’t sew yet I do it with vintage pins. Those socks are adorable too =D

    I am such a huge fan of cult party kei. It’s just so pretty and almost ethereal, but it still has elements that keep it grounded. If that makes sense, haha I don’t know. I want to try dressing in the style and have pieces that would work, but I’m lacking in accessories. Those are what really pull it together. Maybe someday.

  • Hello again, just wanted to leave a note saying that I added you to my blogroll and I hope you don`t mind. If you want me to take it down though, don`t hesitate to contact me (akisforkate@gmail.com). But I can`t promise you i`ll stop reading your blog though)

    >’.'<

  • OMGGGG YOU ARE ROCKING IT GURLLLLL. I LOVE IT. Seriously. You are just… EEEK. And for the price? LOVE IT. Good prices just make everything better! I get so excited about them! I always name drop good prices whenever I get compliments! hahah. I’m such a dork!

    And ayyyyy. Your socks! Amazing!

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