Sunday, October 31, 2010

outfit post: Layer Cake



This is my Halloween costume. It's basically an amped-up Rosebud, all clothes in my closet, that I actually wear, but layered on heavily, creating more costume than outfit. VERY much Harajuku inspired. It was chilly and so I keep layering under my rad new cape, a free vintage find from a huge pile of vintage someone threw away in a dumpster behind my apartment. So I have a bin of vintage that I've been hand-washing for days (dumpster clothes are filthy dirty clothes, btw) and this little gem was the first that I rescued. Since it's all real clothes, I was super warm and comfortable. I wish I could doll up like this everyday!
Now Wearing:
  • Target, Black wool cloche hat
  • Thrifted Vintage '60's floral broach
  • Free, Vintage ('60's) black poly cape w/white trim
  • Gifted (Thanks Kelly!) vintage white w/black striped day gloves
  • Gifted (Thanks Kerry!) Vintage '80's black floral quilted jacket
  • Prevues (clearance $3) Cotton w/ lace trim coverlet 
  • Assorted polka dot scarves used as belt
  • F-21, b/w polka dot sheer baby-doll dress
  • Thrifted, white/black polka dot strapless dress w/crinoline skirt
  • Thrifted(Salvation Army) vintage red leather shoulder bag
  • Prevues, b/w striped over-the-knee socks
  • Dansko platform maryjanes

21 comments:

Marta said...

Bella, you pulled these pieces so well! love such cosy, warm and chic outfits!

feministified said...

you look adorable <3

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Very Harajuku - you look great - and I cannot get enough of that cape!
xx Comtesse xx

sacramento said...

It is wonderful that each piece come from different places to clash on to each other, creating this magnificent outfit. Love the cape, and especially caught my eye that black jacket with pink flowers. Love it.
Well, love it all.
You are always an inspiration...

Luci Ana said...

youre so cute! happy halloween!

minnja said...

Looooooove it:))))))))

Kisses
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love it! So pretty all together and you are smashing in the hat.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Collette Osuna said...

Hello there...just stumbled upon your blog..Im a new reader:)..LOVE it...what a fabulous outfit!!!


You look great!!!!

Stop by and say Hello ♥
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RETRO REVA said...

LOVE IT YOU ROSEBUD, YOU !!!
I COULDN'T SLEEP AWAITING HALLOWEEN AND AN GETTING MY BATH AND DRESSING UP (AT 11:30 A.M.;)
I WISH THE SUN WOULD GET LOWER FOR PHOTOS, BUT IT WILL PROBABLY AKE ME THAT LONG TO PUT IT ON ;)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!!!!!

Christy Jourdan said...

I so LOVE your cape - what a find! Fabulous!

Nora-transient*treasures said...

Had the honor of seeing the ensemble in RL at MIDTOWN BAZAAR yesterday. You looked smashing! It was great chatting with you. I can't believe that AWESOME cape was a dumpster find--Congrats!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you!
Nora, it, as always, is so great talking with you. sorry if I talked your ear off, again. SEE YA NEXT WEEK! : )

Shallow Mallow said...

What a find!
Looking great :)

Heather Fonseca said...

You SHOULD dress up like this everyday. You look fantastic! I love the whole outfit and can certainly see the harajuku inspiration in the combination of prints and layering. I like the fact that you kept the color range small, it makes your red bag really pop.

Happy Halloween!

Lee Oliveira said...

very cool outfit.. u turned halloween into fashion parade.. hah
LOx

natale eve said...

What a great cost friendly and eco friendly way to put together a costume! You look great.

Terri said...

What a lucky find on the cape! and all the layers and textures and patterns, with a touch of burlesque. Too good.

Grit and Glamour said...

This is so much fun! I love amped up Rosebud!

♥ V
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twitter: @gritandglamour

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thank you. I loved dolling up, and maybe will do so more in the future.

Forevermelody said...

I'm so in love with that cloak! Seriously fabulous!

jemina said...

This is what I call an ORIGINAL style!!!

You look FABULOUS!!!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this so much!!!

XOXO
J

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