Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fashion...Turn to the Left...

My apologies.  It has been raining incessantly on my little rock in the middle of the ocean, so this has taken longer than anticipated.  Also, I have been struggling with that age-old girly question.  How do I describe my personal style?  My blog is Goth Girl Gabs.  So, yeah, ok, Goth.  But I don't really think my style is exclusive to Goth.  My mentality, my inspiration, is most closely linked to the Goth subculture, but I'd be lying if I said I was 24/7 dedicated to the full-blown dark.  I envy those who are, but alas, I have neither the time nor the attention span it takes to be devoted to such intricate and beautiful outfits.  Surmise to say, not every outfit I post here will be full-throttle.  A lot will be throttle inspired.

I learned very early on that piles of accessories looked awesome on other Goths...on me it always looked like I was trying too hard.  I have a simplistic approach.  It is certainly not the most dramatic or breathtaking, but it is most definitely me.  My spooky point of view that makes me glow with happiness like a skeleton in the moonlight.  Simplicity is the key word.  Just one, good day, I would love to do a full-on Victorian Goth look, but until my patience has thickened and I explode with full-blown psychosis, I will stick to my throw-it-on style.

I love the collision of sweet and tough.  If I had to put a label to my current style, I would borrow a line from a favorite author and call it Chiffon & Razor Blades.  Is it everyone's definition of how a Goth should dress?  I don't know.  It took me many years to understand that I did not have to care either.  The beauty of Gothic fashion is that it is constantly evolving.  There IS no set definition.  No right way or wrong way.  It is left up to the individual to personalize to their heart's content.  That is why I love it so much.  It is TRUE self-expression.

This is my first attempt at a fashion post.  I scored the dress on a trip to Austin, Texas.  It was hiding on a sale rack at Hot Topic, of all places.  Hot Topic has gotten a little too pop-culturely for my taste, but I was glad my island fever drove me into this particular location because I LOVE black lace (also, it only cost $20, so double-score!).  I'm rambling away! Here is the list:

1. Black Lace Dress...Hot Topic...$20 (as previously mentioned)
2. Black studded pumps...Michael Antonio...Piperlime.com
3. Black rose ring...hand-me-down from my sister, Kati


Disclaimer: I don't smile much in pictures. Not because I take myself too seriously, but because I prefer not to look like an evil chipmunk.

My dog Mahala decided she wanted to model too.

Up close detail of the lace and the black rose ring.

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