Darklands



Behind the dress:  I got this awesome Folter dress via Unique Vintage on sale over the summer...and it still is there and on sale!  I don't understand why it's not sold out yet.  It's a 70s style cut, and I guess most vintage fashionistas prefer the 50-60s style dresses more, but this dress is seriously awesome.  The material is silky smooth, the fit is fantastic, and it's super versatile.  I wore this to the Foo Fighters over the summer at an outdoor show, and here I am prancing through the halfway melted snow in the woods here.  I feel like it's my personal public service announcement to state how awesome this dress is!!!



Style details: I wanted to play with darker hues, as it is winter.  I have this amazing navy and burgundy Forever 21 cardigan, that matches a headband I own (also from Forever 21) and my Nine West pumps.  Because the background of the dress is gray, I opted for my new vintage gray clutch from Style by Portobello (read all about that fabulous company HERE), and my Erstwilder elephant brooch.

Motivational time:

"I don't know where I am going from here, but I promise it won't be boring."

"All of my big mistakes are when I try to second-guess or please an audience.  My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it."

-David Bowie

I've never really understood being completely devastated by the passing of a celebrity...until now.  Something about Bowie seemed immortal, and though I don't believe in such a thing, his death came as a total shock.  He's not only highly ranked out of my 100 or so favorite musical artists, but who he was as a human, a fashion icon, and more influenced me in more ways than I can count.  I may write a blog post on him, as I'm also a part music blogger, but so far my words don't sound right.  TBA.  I want to leave one more inspirational quote, by the band Best Coast, on Bowie's passing:

"Although we are all mourning the loss of this absurdly gifted human being (let's face it, he was more than human) - today I think we should all celebrate the life of this heroic trailblazer by being creative + daring ourselves. Life is short. Death is scary. If you've been putting off some sort of creative endeavor for whatever reason- today, make it happen. It's what Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke, Major Tom, Aladdin Sane + the Goblin King would want you to do. His infinite legacy lives on not only through the magic he created, but also through the freaks he has inspired and will continue to inspire for lifetimes to come."





The Jesus and Mary Chain compete in a three way tie for my favorite band (along with Sonic Youth and Pulp), so I'm surprised it took me this long to name a song after them!  The forest print of this dress is spooky and haunted, so "Darklands" seemed like an entirely appropriate title.  The song is actually the name of the album it's on too, and I consider Darklands the album to me amongst my favorite J&MC albums...though I'm not sure I dislike any of their albums, lol!


I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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Comments

  1. The print on the dress is adorable.

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  2. how can you be wearing a dress in the middle of the snoww. You're very brave
    x,Abril
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  3. love the hair accessory!! :)

    Have a great week!
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  4. I love the print and cut of the dress! It looks totally adorable in that foo fighters post and it looks equally as adorable in the melting snow :D

    Mili

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  5. You are like a snow queen! This dress does have a very 70s vibe, which is totally in right now! Love the print and blue color. I was totally shocked by Bowie's passing too. It's been amazing to see all of the outpouring of love everyone has for him.

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  6. Wow beautiful dress~~ u look gorgeous.
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  8. You look stunning! A fabulous dress and i love the touches of burgundy!

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  9. Love the headband with that outfit! Oh and that second quote by Bowie is so great and something I'm going to have to hang in my office.

    Erica
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  10. Yeah I am so sad he died! What a laid back look and you look so happy I really love your smile. Since its so cold there if I would wear that I would probably still feel freezing!

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  11. I was in such shock when Bowie died too! I didn't catch that quote from Best Coast but I absolutely love it. That's exactly what people should do. Go out, be creative and hold nothing back. I'm planning something in his honor but there isn't much you can say that will encompass all that he's offered.

    -M
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  12. This dress is gorgeous on you! I love everything you paired with it! That elephant brooch looks like it matches so well with it too! It is really sad about David Bowie. I know how you feel. I still remember how devastated I was when Kurt Cobain died... I knew the world from that point on would never be the same.

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  13. I love this outfit! My favorite part is the headband, it's so cute and looks great on you! (I can just never find the right headband, I always look so weird in them)
    I totally understand your feelings about David Bowie, he was a huge inspiration for me too! And even though he's not with us anymore he'll continue to inspire people through his beautiful art that will never die!

    xo, Esther

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  14. Love the red shoes and the headband! Hugs, Kait
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  15. Long dresses.. short dresses.. you make it all look good! Cute heels too! :)

    As a musician, I think the musical and creative world has a lost someone who has put his mark on decades of art! I wasn't a devoted fan myself, but I can imagine how fans would feel. I experienced that with Stevie Ray Vaughan in 1990 and Kurt Cobain in 1994.

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  16. That dress is so gorgeous! I love that you are getting into brooches too. :) And your headband is adorable - absolutely love it!

    -Lindsey
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  17. Beautiful dress! You looks so pretty!

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  18. Love the dress, I would be unable to pull it off because I have stubby chucky legs but It looks great on you!

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  19. You look so sweet in this dress! I'm so saddened by Bowie's passing, no words. Saw him twice in concert, glad I did. He lives on in his music and style. Thanks for touching on it

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