I find other peoples outfit posts to always be hugely enjoyable; I love to coo over their use of fabrics, textures, their confidence, and to find inspiration to play around with with my own garb; and because dressing up and prancing about in fanciful clothing has such prevalence in my life, I thought that I would join in with this rather fun notion and make outfit posts a regular feature of my blog.
I love putting together outfits that allow me to look how I feel inside, and this outfit is no exception. This outfit makes me feel a little badass, a little wayward and dangerous. The star of this ensemble must be my beautiful black leather batwing jacket, which is probably one of my best charity shop finds after stumbling across it in an Oxfam shop on a day out to Kensal Green Cemetery in London, I believe. As soon as I shrugged it over my shoulders and looked in the mirror, I felt as though it had fallen out of a Bogey's Underground Catalogue and that it belonged with me. I paid the grand sum of £10 for it and I adore it!
Black leather batwing jacket - Charity shop
Black fishnet top – Torn up fishnets tights, layered over one another
Black velvet mini dress – Charity shop
Skinny black leather belt with conical studs – Charity shop
Black leather belt with pewter conchos – Charity shop
Black leather and O-ring bondage belt – Vintage shop
Fishnet tights – From the high street, torn-up and layered
Black leather winklepickers – Underground, second-hand from eBay
Silver cross earring – Handmade
Silver cross nose chain – Handmade
Choker- handmade using a length of black velvet ribbon and a cross from my Mum
Pewter bat necklace – Alchemy Gothic, gift from my boyfriend
Silver necklace – Charity shop
Leather cuffs – I've had them for so long, I couldn't say where they're from!
Metal cuff – Second-hand
Black D-ring cuff – Second-hand shop
& you can find me on LookBook here!
Photography credit: Badger Dubhghaill
Just a quick note, should anyone be wondering, seeing as I do label myself as a vegan and I am clearly wearing leather here.; I am comfortable wearing second-hand leather, both items before I went vegan, and second-hand items I have bought since. I will not buy new leather items. These are just my own personal ideals. Thank you!
Do you have a prized thrifting find?