OOTD: Kawaii Pirate

For some reason the most zany elements of my dress aesthetic come out when I am in the fabric store.  Maybe it is because these days 90% of most fabric stores are either quilting cotton or polar fleece and there are some delightfully deranged minds designing quilting cotton these days (and of course polar fleece is not wearable by anyone over the age of 11, give or take).  Maybe it is because so much commercially available plus-sized clothing is matronly, just boring, or really poorly designed and/or constructed (like this sweater, perfect for those days when your arms and chest are freezing but you back is really hot, or when you just want to show off your bra straps) so when I am making something myself part of my brain says "f*** da police!  I do what I want!".  Regardless, the net result is the same:



In case it is not clear from the picture, this dress has a glitter finish. Also, my three-year-old niece has a dress out of the same fabric.  She thinks it is pretty boss too and she is very stylish. I was running errands today (yeah, this is not a work outfit).  Apparently Target has their Halloween jewelry in for this year, see right, but none of their other Halloween stuff.  I am pretty pleased with this skeletal hands necklace.  It's pretty, sparkly, spooky, and, if worn lower (and it has an extension), vaguely pervy.



4 comments:

Sal Kaye said...

Yay, the dress is fantastic!
So is the necklace. I want one, too! :)

Tante Fledermaus said...

Oh dear, now you've given me ideas. There's a crazy sliced red onion print at the local fabric store that MIGHT have to be a dress. And the Halloween fabrics are probably about ready to be released...

Spekkio said...

I daresay the Flying Spaghetti Monster will be pleased.

Sabayon said...

Sal - Thanks so much! I always try to wait until after Halloween for all of this stuff to go on clearance, but I usually fail.

Tante Fledermaus - I would be surprised if the Halloween fabrics weren't out yet, and a red onion dress sounds really neat... I may be a horrible enabler.

Spekkio - Hmmm, well it's not really full regalia, but I am sure anything to promote piratitude combats global warming to some extent.

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