Be prepared for a lot of photos in this post, 'cuz it's basically two looks. "Basically?" you ask. "What's that supposed to mean?" Well, here, I'll show you:
It's amazing how a look can change when you put on outerwear. It's amazing what properly accessorizing a winter coat can do for a dreary day! And it's amazing what wearing fishnets can do to a girl's self-confidence level. AND it's amazing that black is the new black again this year! There is no substitute for black. Black is amazing.
Anyway, now that all that amazing-ness is out of my system, let's take this one more time, ladies and gentlemen. Ready? Three...two...one...
I called this post "Sweet Tooth Suicide" (lyrics from a song by Shinedown), because I loved the juxtaposition of the ice-cream sweet outerwear look and the black ensemble that lay underneath (like a sweet-faced person trying to hide a dark soul...or something a little less cliche).
Never thought I'd wear baby pink and fishnets together.
Never thought I'd wear fishnets to church, either.
Well, I did both of those things on this illustrious day.
Mmmm my backseamed fishnets...I feel like the high neckline and knee-length hem of this dress kept the overtly sexy nature of the fishnets from really presenting itself, which is why I felt comfortable wearing them out of the house (to church, nonetheless). They added a little edge, but--more importantly--some neccessary texture to the outfit.
Lots of textures, here: fishnet, patent leather (belt), suede (shoes), fine knit (sweater), silk (dress).
I took inspiration for this outfit from Audrey's all-black ensemble in "How To Steal A Million."
Expect to see a lot more all-black ensembles from me in the near future. All-black is trending right now, and I'm of the opinion that there is never a chicer color palette. So be prepared for me to take advantage of this fashion fad while it's around!
Really quickly before I go, I need to shine a special light on these, my marvy-fab new shoes:
Found them on clearance at JCP for $12.00. $12.00! Who lets shoes as gorgeous as these Cosmopolitain for JCP heels hit final clearance?! Well, luckily for me, all the other shoppers at JCP did. :)
Also: my coat was thrifted from Goodwill for $4.00. Shop Secondhand First!
Dress: thrifted (orig. GAP) || Sweater: ancient || Belt: White House | Black Market || Tights: old || Shoes: Cosmopolitain for JCP || Coat: thrifted || Scarf: old || Hat: thrifted || Bag: thrifted