donderdag 1 november 2012

Sophistiqué Noir monthly theme post: hoisery

 This month's theme from Sophistiqué Noir is hoisery. Oh, how I love all sorts of legwear! I have a gigantic collection of especially stockings and I am always finding new ways to organize them. If anyone has a brilliant  systematic sollution, please let me know! :)
Black stockings go with everything and I have a big staple of them. No cheap ones, for they usually rip within a day or so (perhaps it's just me, but I can't wear them successfully).
Where it gets really exciting though, is when we have a look at the many patterns and colours that stockings can have! I love to go to the bigger warehouses and see if they have anything interesting, especially during the sales. What I really like about those patterned stockings is that they can alter your look completely, without costing all that much. It's much more affordable to acquire a large collection of different stockings, than dresses!
Anyway, due to lack of time I have only one picture to share for this theme. It's the one from my previous post (the Halloween outfit I wore yesterday), which I brightened a little. I'm wearing my favourite baroque-print stockings here:

Stockings: red on black baroque pattern from V&D
Lace dress: Velvet kitten
High heeled boots: Dr.Martens
Wool cardigan: H&M
Bat necklace: Alchemy Gothic (planning on selling this one! Contact me if interested :))
Red lipstick: Illamasqua

Best of October

I haven't written in ages and I really miss it! I've only had time to read other people's blog posts the last couple of weeks, but I hope I'll soon have an opportunity to catch up a little. I'm doing a million projects at the same time in an attempt to find a job somehow. It's tough. Fortunately some of these projects are really interesting though and in my own field of expertise (archaeology/history). I'm not giving up, haha!
Here an impression of October as I experienced it. I'm so glad it's favourite season! Too bad I'll be 30 years old in two more's really not that old, but it sounds so awfully grown-up!

Working on a leather steampunk collar:

Staying at this lovely hotel:
 Wearing my red autumn coat:
 Going for walks in the woods:

 Stumbling upon a deserted theater:

 A day at the Efteling theme park (look at that steampunk dragon!)

 Walking into my favourite coffee bar with smokey eyes, resulting in:
 Harvesting my tiny home-grown paprika's:
 More autumn walks:
 My hair grew a lot over summer:
 Going to see 'Frankenweenie' for Halloween (loved it!!!):
 First attempt at nail art: Halloween nails (black polish paired with China Glaze 'It's Alive')