Strangely enough, this ensemble was inspired by one Angela Basset wore in last week's American Horror Story: Coven. Which, by the way, has gone BEYOND the bounds of ridiculousness this season, but that's another post altogether.
In any case, Miz. Angela wore a striped maxi dress with a cropped leather jacket and possibly a red scarf around her neck, but hell if I can find a photo of it.
So I scored this vintage maxi skirt last summer for $4, and had yet to wear it until yesterday, because it is so long I literally have it pulled up over my boobs, then covered with a spanx to hold in the bunchy fabric, with the t-neck over that.
I don't know if it was actually made for a 7-foot tall Amazonian, or if it is really a dress. Either way, I loved this look.
There is so much fabric, in fact, that I am kind of excited to think about different ways I might be able to wear this.
That's the great thing about vintage/thrifting - it forces you to think outside the box if you find something you love that might not quite work initially.
You just have to be a little creative about it sometimes. PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS ON, as my third grade teacher Mrs. Pawsey used to say.
With vintage - one thing is certain - no one else will be wearing what you are. That's the beauty of it.
Turtleneck: Inc., Macy's
Skirt: Vintage, thrifted
Necklace: Is two, hooked together - the coral side was a gift from my sis - I think she brought it from Italy or Sardinia?; the chair was an el cheapo from F21