Firstly, Things I Have Been Forgetting To Mention!
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Now it's almost December, I'm having some misgivings about spending a year attired in Victorian clothing. I love the clothing, it's beautiful, but I have to admit that it feels very limiting to know that I only have a month left to dress in whatever style I like.
Plus, Dan has been expressing some mild concerns at the idea of a) Victorian underwear, b) Victorian swimwear, and c) Victorian nightwear. He's a lovely chap, and I can understand his concerns about having a girlfriend who is trussed up like a turkey 24/7.
My third worry is about my job. It involves a lot of bending, carrying and lifting and I'm not sure how well I can go about doing those things in corsets, bustles and long skirts.
Now, as you may know, Kitty has introduced some very sensible rules regarding Filthy Victorians. I quote from her blag the following:
- "Once a week is your Timetraveller Day. Constant 1800s is tiring. To help me carry this through, I am instating that once a week, you are Anything Goes Goth. Steampunk, cybergoth, industrial goth or Jeans And Tee goth - everyone needs a break! I bet most of these will be me in my 40s gear....damn you time travel!"
- "If for any reason you can't dress Victorian, you can use an Emergency Pass. (I will literally print and laminate a card saying "To Whom It May Concern; Please Excuse Ms. Lovett's Improper Dress. Her Chameleon Circuits Aren't Working Today.")"
- For work, seeing the boyfriend, or other occasions as I see fit, I'm going to allow myself to downgrade from Victorian to Neo-Victorian, burlesque or Victorian-themed (my definition of Victorian-themed is quite broad, too). This means that I may be wearing full Victorian attire on average about three days a week, which, yes, downgrades me from Filthy Victorian to Little Alice.
Jumper: Miss Sixty via charity shop, £4
Tank top (underneath, jumper is see-through): charity shop, £1
Jeans: Miss Selfridge, via charity shop, £3.30