Skirt by Onanya, on Etsy
Jacket by GAP
"Tahra" boots by LaCanadienne
Earrings by Elaina Louise, on Etsy
After months of screen-shopping on eBay, hunting for whatever neo-Victorian treasures might be found there, I have finally begun to be tempted to buy. One of my new acquisitions--the lightweight corduroy jacket I wore today--was an initial disappointment. The jacket was listed as "pink," and it does look pink in photos--but when it arrived, I found it is actually icy lavender. I never would have knowingly purchased anything in icy lavender, even at the super low price at which I snagged this jacket.
And yet, it grew on me quickly, and now that quirky color is now one of the reasons I like it so much. Those of you who have been reading for a while might remember some of the pale pastel jackets I have posted previously; there is something about that particular juxtaposition of steampunky style and so-not-steampunky colors. It's unexpected. Fresh. Playful. And besides, those pale pastels look amazing with the rest of the colors in the "traditional" Steampunk palette.
Look at the adorable lines on the back of this jacket! And the little peplum detail!
Here I was trying to show how those fabulous earrings echo the shape and metal tone of all those tiny, functional metal buttons. And the aubergine in the earrings' drop bead complements the purple undertone of the jacket, but warms it.
gratuitous beauty shot of those fabulous earrings
"Cocoa-nuts" skirt, found at Clockwork Couture, and tambukiki on eBay
My Dear Husband photographer was patient while I tried the look with two different skirts. Both work, but I like the darker brown gathered skirt best.
So now I have a second dressy pseudo-Steampunk look that I really like--and best of all, it is in colors that are perfect for the transition between winter and spring.