Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Princess in Fishnets

Outfit Details- Sweater: (My Mom's) Gap, Slip: Vintage, Tights: #forever21, Socks: Betsy Johnson, Shoes: Daddyo's
I'm not sure which (possibly multiple ones), but one of my friends told me that I looked like a princess in fishnets today. I liked that description, so I used it as my title. I was asked a few times if it was my birthday, to which I simply replied, "No. I just like crowns."
It's one of my many dreams to have enough crowns that I'd have one for every outfit, and so far I have one pink/purple plastic one, three fake-flower ones (two of which I made yesterday), one real flower one (which I plan to keep wearing when it's all dried up), and now this sparkly pipe-cleaner-and-jem one. I made it yesterday because I was "gettin' crafty" and had pulled out my glue gun, and had fake flowers and crown-making things strewn all over. I not only made three very pretty crowns, but I finally got around to dying my slip from white to fuchsia. This is actually the slip I wore yesterday, but it was white then. I used this tutorial on Rookie for dying it.
Today I borrowed/stole an old sweater from my mom, put it on backwards, twisted up one side of the bottom, tucked the resulting tail-thing up under, and grabbed the hem, twisting it around to create a sort of a draping effect. It came out after about five minutes, so I had to keep fixing it, but it was still cool. I wore it backwards because in the 9th (and unfortunately final as far as I can tell) book in Vampire Kisses, Stormy (who is probably one of the coolest people/vampires ever)is described in one scene as wearing a blood-red cardigan backwards, so that it makes a deep V in the back, and that just sounded really cool. I would have tried to find a red sweater, but that would have clashed with my slip, so I went with kind of a charcoal color. I also wore my newly-fuchsia slip, ripped fishnets, frilly floral socks, and my cat shoes.
For my makeup, I wanted to try and match my slip, so I smeared crimson lipstick on my eye-lids in lieu of eyeshadow, and used rose lip-liner under my eyes. Then, I put thick black eyeliner on my upper-lids, and thinly over the lip-liner underneath. Then, I drew a tiny heart under my eye, and put on dark purple lipstick with a layer of the same crimson lipstick I used on my eyes over it.
I hope you all have a glitterific day!
P.S. I'm postponing the end of my giveaway until this Monday, because I hadn't gotten any entries all week, but I got a couple today, so I figured I'd leave more time in case anyone else wants to enter. If not, then I'll choose (at random) one of the current entries as a winner. If you didn't see my giveaway post, I'm giving away a copy of "Wreck This Journal," a super fun sketchbook/activity-book/everything-you-could-possibly-dream-of-book. They reviewed it on Rookie here.


  1. I cannot tell you how much I love this. I love that whole layered slip look...I'll have to try it as soon as I can find a good vintage slip....and when I live in a place that ACTUALLY has winter so I can layer. Anyways, love this!

    1. Thanks! I was so excited when I finally found my slip, I hope you find one soon!

  2. This outfit is super rad (<3 that crown)!

    1. Thank you! I forgot to put it in my post, but my crown was mostly inspired by one that you made on Self-Constructed Freak. Unfortunately I couldn't find a rad ballerina figurine to add to mine