Dress - Miracle Eye, Everything Else - Vintage
Something about the lighting in this photo combined with the fact that I decided to get "craftsy" and apply a film effect in Photoshop makes it look like I have no shadows on my face, like maybe my face is just some big flat thing without any shape whatsoever. It's bizarre to look at, but I'm too lazy to undo the filgrain brightness thing, so that's what happening, right there, boom. The good news is that you can see more detail in the jacket, I guess, and my hair does look ever so shiny! Look at it there, glistening in the awkward light.
Okay, so I have this theory: if you add a black motorcycle jacket, black fedora or black beanie, and flat lace-up black boots to ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING in the world, it instantly makes it a fine-looking outfit. I've been testing this theory out a bit at home, and I am finding it quite foolproof. Throw on anything I can grab, then add the BLACK ACCESSORY TRIFECTA (BAT -- that's what we are calling it now, people) and presto! Quite pleased.
I am going to name this the BAT system. It has a nice vaguely-spooky-but-kinda-cute effect.
I love it. It feels like a timeless tribute to '77. I can't wait to get my hands on a really pretty deco-esque dress with which to try it all out!