11.08.2011

132 - Who can tell me the difference between a shirt and a dress?

Sweater - Vintage (gift from boyfriend), Shirt worn as Dress - Vintage, Bra - Urban Outfitters, Belt - Forever 21, Prism Necklace - Unearthen, Virgin Mary Necklace - Virgins Saints & Angels, Skull Necklace - DIY, Antique Sterling Silver Rings - Courtesy of LSD, Tooth Ring - Courtesy of LSD, Other Two Rings - Can't Even Remember..., Boots - Dr. Marten

I spent a good portion of the day watching Youtube tutorials on cheek sculpting/highlighting with makeup. My hair and face have just felt so plain lately. I think that I am going to give myself some Bosworth hair soon:
Doesn't it just make the most out of an awkward hair length? I'm also going to invest in some sort of blush system. I say "system" because it appears that you really need a dark shadow, highlight shadow, and then actual pigmented blush if you want cheekbones like David Bowie, which I do.

In other news, Charlotte from LSD was kind enough to send me two new rings. They are amazing! They were cast from antique rings, if I recall correctly. She also sent me a very cool spooky necklace (the same one Severine is wearing here) that I can't wait to show you all, too!



I know that I have a tendency to wear shirts as dresses (evidence ABCDEF), but this seems excessive, even for me. I really am one pair of tiny biker shorts away from blatant indecent exposure, but I really don't care. I had originally put this outfit on with burgundy shoes, but thought it was too "matchy-matchy". The blue Docs gave this outfit the right amount of WTF-ness.

I have had a lifelong love affair with Dr. Martens. I remember my mother wearing them when I was a child. I think I got my first pair in junior high, then built a nice little collection from there. By the time high school ended, I had acquired black, blue, red, and yellow. Unfortunately, I sold them all when I moved away from my hometown. Imagine my delight to find these blue bad boys on eBay for just $40! They are authentic Docs and everything (we're the Bouncing Souls no one can beat us...), but they have some interesting detailing, including the hardware in place of traditional eyelets and a very interesting painterly finish that almost makes them look metallic. 

In homage to the boot that has defined nearly ever Western counter-culture youth movement since the '60s, I put together 10 Polyvore looks for Fall, each featuring a different pair of Docs:


Watercolorist

Watercolor Floral Docs 

  East Meets West Meets California

Metallic Pewter Docs




The Drive-In Bingo

Jade Green Docs



London Calling

Burgundy Docs




Counter Culture Clash

White Docs



Bohemian Blitzkrieg

Paisley Docs


  She's a Lady

Black Classic Docs


  Doll Parts

Black Floral Docs



Chantilly Lace


Mint Green Docs


  Long-Haired Child

Burgundy Velvet Docs

41 comments:

  1. great post! lovelovelove docs... i just got a pair on ebay too! original made in england for $25!!!! holy crap it's been a month and i'm still sooo happy about it :)

    love the color scheme of your outfit... and all those polyvore sets... amazing... must have taken FoREVA

    xo

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  2. I love the doll parts and counter culture clash sets! Oh, btw my fave youtuber for make-up is Promise Phan! I think her user name is dope2111. Not sure though, but I swear she's really good in contouring and make-up transformations! And I think Kate's do will suit you well! <3

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  3. The first thing I thought when I saw this outfit was "its still that warm that she can wear that lovely summery outfit ?" Oh sigh !

    Here in SF its colder than a witches' tit (as Im sure you remember the cold doing its thing this time of month over here) :/

    I'm loving the docs ! I've never seen a pair like that, and that metallic finish is awesome. Oh and Charlotte really outdid herself (as always!), her rings are fabulous, love the teeth ring on you, you have such delicate hands. Happy winter Madeline ! xo

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  4. Love the Doc!Think I'm gonna invest in the red velvet ones!You give me a lot of inspiration with these outfit, thanks!Now I need that faux fur too.

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  5. Love the colour of those docs, and of course the jacket, it looks so cosy and warm! Can't wait til you do something mad to your hair! x

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  6. Love Doll Parts & Bohemian Blitzkreig - and the Docs you're wearing are really special. The colour is so cool.

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  7. Oh Docs, my one TRUE footwear love. I need more pairs! I also got rid of the pairs I had in highschool at some point. So sad. Love that shirt/dress on you...I can't tell if it's floral print or tie-dye, but I like it :) And the tooth ring! So good!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  8. Awesome Polyvore sets! Truly inspiring collections!

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  9. The title of this post grabbed my attention as recently I witnessed a girl wearing what was clearly a top as a dress and every time she shamelessly bent over to take a shot playing pool we were all painfully aware she had on no panties. Uhm I had to share this traumatic experience. I do adore your outfit and kudos on the shorts underneath!

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  10. I wish I could buy 5 pairs of Doc Martins right now. I would be a happy GIRL!

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  11. it's really really really fine. who defines pants, really? don't let the "man" and his system of "pants" or a "dress" versus a crop top interfere with DEM LEGS GIRL.
    get em.
    WERK
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    chloe

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  12. hey hun your outfits always amaze me I love this and you really rock the shirt as a dress look and your hair would look awesome like this and how freaking amazing is that tooth ring I love it xoxo

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  13. I got my first pair of docs about a month ago, and I love them to pieces! I can't wait to start expanding my collection- the Bohemian pair look amazing!
    frillsandfreckles.blogspot.com
    <3

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  14. Just tried to pick out my favourite polyvore look that you've done but alas, alack, I couldn't I love them all! Great attention to make up in the looks too, simply maaaarrvelous! x

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  15. I was JUST saying the other day how badly I need a pair of mint green docs. BUT now I think I need those silver mirrored babies. or both.

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  16. Love all the looks!
    You're so amazing!

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  17. These sets are all great! I love everything about Doll Parts (including the name). And those teeth rings are DIVINE.

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  18. Ugh I am madly in love with LSD! Her pieces are mind bogglingly fabbity fab. You look marvellous as always. And what is a shirt? Your docs are bad ass. DANG. You've made ma want Docs 10X more than I already wanted them.

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  19. Love the Doll Parts set, especially the dress~ I love Docs! Never owned a pair myself, but I have always wanted to. Your outfit looks really comfy, especially the jacket.

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  20. you're a MACHINE with all of those polyvore sets! Coincidentally, I just got a fresh brand spankin new pair of doc traditional black boots. 1460s I guess? I got my first pair of docs freshman year of high school. Mary Janes. Wish those still fit... they were amazing. I want a grey/white pair of boots next. Ohhhhh this is going to be bad.

    BTW that tooth ring is super cool/creepy/amazing

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  21. Oh god. This is perfect!
    I am always a fan of all your Polyvore ensembles. I've recently purchased a pair of platform silver-y shoes (they're craaaazy!), and the outfit with the silver Docs will most likely serve as inspiration for me when pairing them, along with a ton of other outfits I've made on Polyvore including these silver Docs. About Docs, I've actually found a pair JUST like yours on Etsy yesterday but for a whoppin' $90! So there goes that, but I'm glad you found those for $40. Literally a steal for those.

    Seriously.
    You belong in jail Madeline. Not fair.

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  22. Wow love all stylings :)

    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  23. Okay so I never comment or even read comments on blogs, but I've been checking yours out for a while and I just need to say that you're fucking AWESOME. Your posts have interest and humor that other bloggers' don't, and the way you dress is so inspiring. You are by far my favorite blogger! Stay cool pretty lady.

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  24. aww, that cute pup sniffin' around in the background! <3
    yours?

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  25. Has to be said, DM's are so much more versatile than people think! I love the Chantilly Lace look you put together. As for David Bowie's cheek bones, I similarly wish my face was more defined and I usually find that less is more, keep the lip colour neutral and to just be brave with the colour really. Good luck!

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  26. Crazy about your jacket!

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  27. okay this might seem random but i follow your blog, and i know you said you're from Fresno, so this might be crazy to ask but do you know Sahab? Arthur Bueno? Rico Rodriquez?

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  28. I think us short girls should get away with everything we can -- including dress-shirts! I think those are becoming a favourite for me, especially when you wear them! Now I wonder if I can get away with showing a little bra the next time I wear a button-up anything (or, maybe more appropriately, button-down?)

    Oh my stars, the leggings in that second outfit collage are killing me, only in that I could never afford them even if I tried! I am loving all of the floral print selections though; I fear to see a day when floral may go out of style. (Not that it would ever keep me from wearing it...just saying.)

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  29. oooeee! Docs are super nice looking, I like the metallic-ness of yours.. and those velvet ones are super cool.. blargh velvet AND doc martens?!?! I think you should totally dip dye your hair, it would look great. your dog is the best. <3

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  30. Gorgeous!! & I'm with you on wearing tops as dresses. Most of my friends don't understand my affinity towards (wayyy) plus sized/flowy bag lady tops, most of which I wear as dresses haha. & lately I've had this overwhelming urge to dye my hair purple or blue, but I keep talking myself out of it and wearing wigs insteadd. OH, & I need any/all of those outfits. AMAZING!

    x Sea

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  31. Wow, you look awesome,what an adorable sweetheart! I have to say this outfit perfectly suites your character.You look so adorable, and your bright smiles,so cute!Thank you for these wonderful looks, you have an amazing style.


    http://romwe-romwe.blogspot.com/

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  32. Thanks for saying heel, you are absolutely fabulous! I love your style and that outfit of your blows me away.
    I've ohh-ed and ahh-ed at all your selections but the long haired child is my most fave. x

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  33. I could definitely see myself wearing many of those outfits! Especially the last. Velvet doc martens. What the F....... They are INCREDIBLE!!!

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  34. I finally invested in a pair of the JC Tardy's, the white ones, because they look so cute on you. I had the real deal Chloes in red, but the shaft was too high for me. Can't wait to wear them! Also the new Kaarme lookbook goes up soon and you're due for another goodie package. xoxo

    halcoholic
    kaarme

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  35. it goes without saying that you look awesome as usual. and i love every single outfit you put together and now have another way to take up my time hunting down every piece you posted. and i've been craving a pair of metallic docs as well as velvet- i mean, does it get any better than VELVET boots? i didn't think so. and you should totally dye your hair, you rocked it last time. my colors fading, so i'm trying to decide if i want purple next or teal. or my go to red/fuschia.

    Beneath the Glass

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  36. i have been collecting docs since i was 13. annnnnd i'm almost 30 now. i have probably like 30 pairs. shoes, boots, etc (never sandals!) i have lost a few of my favorites over the years (arrg) but I still buy a new pair occasionally. it pains me how much the quality has declined. but there are a few new new pairs i'd like to have. i wish i bought the black velvet shoes from last year! if anyone ever sees them in a uk5 email me. i'm serious.

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