So you may remember when I started my new temp job back at the office (my last day was Friday) I was determined not to fall into the jeans-and-T-shirts trap of tiredness and boredom and instead create a reasonably stylish corpgoth look for myself. It's probably fair to say that I failed. For the first couple of weeks I managed to get up on time and pull together a reasonably attractive and Gothy outfit, but for the latter half of my contract that extra half-hour in bed became more important than stripy socks or lacy cardigans, although I did at least manage to apply make-up every day, which was an improvement.
However I am learning, and I think that next time the trick will be to make sure that I own enough bits and bobs that I can mix-and-match each day without actually having to think about it; i.e. go shopping at Heavy Red and Qutieland and snap up some gorgeous blouses. A dressy blouse or shirt looks far more pulled-together than a T-shirt and would have done the plain black trousers that I ended up wearing every day (at least it wasn't jeans this time) a whole lot of favours, particularly if the blouse happens to be lace-trimmed, brocade or velvet.
I did take pics of my outfits daily for the first couple of weeks, but as they became more boring I stopped bothering. :-/ Oh, and some of my corpgoth attempts were, shall we say, not winners, so I won't post those here either. But there were some outfits that I was quite pleased with:
Shirt: found in a skip (I know, I'm a hobo...)
Watch: Punkyfish at Argos, gift
Waistcoat (green velveteen, yummy): charity shop, £4
Trousers: Bon Prix, £12
Necklace: charity shop, £1.50
Belt: charity shop, £3.50
Shoes: from my mum
T-shirt: Panic! at the Disco concert
Bracelet: Simone's Jewellery, £15
Necklace (vampire fangs): Claire's, £4
Blazer: Travelling Trends fashion show, £13
Shoes: as above
Scarf: Primark, £4
Edward Scissorhands T-shirt: gift
Blazer: Raven, £35
Socks: charity shop, £1.50
Necklace: gift from Dan <3
Purple vest: Tesco, £2
Charm bracelet: bought it from a group of Goth and Lolita girls at a school Christmas market in Basingstoke.
Skinny jeans: Primark, £7
Belt (Levi's): skip, again.
Belt: as above
Jumper: Primark, £4
Necklace: Claire's, £4
Skirt: £5, vintage store
Stockings: £1.50, charity shop
Heels: £4, charity shop
Necklace: £4, Claire's
Skinny jeans: as above
Uggs: charity shop, £3
Belt: as above
Silk scarf: £18, Mooch...
Worn with black bootcut jeans.
Corsage: £1.50, Primark
Necklace: £1.50, Primark
Jumper: £4, Primark
Belt: £35, some alt shop in Southampton
Trousers: as above.
Well, that's probably enough of me for today. Thanks for reading. ^^