Dress - c/o Crystal Hearts Vintage, Motorcycle Jacket - $20 from eBay (used kid's jacket), Earrings - $5 from eBay, Necklace - $25 Melrose Trading Post flea market, Shoes - $20 from Crossroads (secondhand Alice & Olivia for Payless), Purse - Vintage (gift from a family member), Spike Pendulum Ring - $215 from Unearthen , Cuff - $1600ish from Konstantino, Filigree Ring - $200ish from Konstantino, Other Rings - $5 each from Santee Alley, Bindi - eBay
I included a little bonus up in the item descriptions and put in links to my searches on eBay. I feel like I'm an eBay searching master, so hopefully you'll enjoy what you find there. For your reference, I fit into a size 14-16 in children' jackets. Buying children's jackets is a great way to grab a good used motorcycle jacket for $20 when women's-sized pieces come in at over $100.
Also, did you appreciate my horrible cheesy dad-style Elton John reference? There was a period when I had a pixie cut and had put on a little weight where I looked exactly like Elton John. You can click on that link for evidence. I thought the crocodile-print vintage dress from Crystal Hearts warranted the EJ tie-in.
People who follow my strange rambling Twitter may remember that last week, I went to a fake NYE party. Los Angeles is like that -- you'll end up going to a lot of "fake" parties where people are filming things (this one was a music video), and then they eventually turn into real parties when the filming is over. So, this was my fake NYE outfit. Brit neglected to tell me that it was supposed to be a NYE party in 1999, but I assume this is because she knew I'd dress like a '90s train wreck anyway, without provocation. Rumor has it Mischa Barton was there wearing a Timothy Leary X Wildfox Couture collab shirt "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" (they didn't really collab on that -- if Timothy Leary had learned a little bit more about copyright law and a little bit less about LSD, though, he could have trademarked that slogan and made a pretty penny, I'll bet). Someone on my formspring asked if I would ever post photos of my boyfriend, since he is well-dressed and stuff, too. Here is a photo that Brit took of us at that fake-then-real party:
See? My-sized boyfriend in a matching motorcycle jacket. He is so handsome.
Here are some candid shots that will serve as an outro for the post:
Look at how cute my stupid dog is. It's ridiculous. I want her face near mine always.