Saturday, 1 October 2011

Getting My Lace On.

Hey folks!

This time around I'm doing a fashion post to tie in with the 'Monthly Theme Post'- a concept created by VictorianKitty over at Sophistique Noir. This month the theme is lace. Which is rather delightful because I love lace! I decided to keep things fairly simple and just do a post which shows some of my favourite lace items from my wardrobe. I also added some photos of make-up looks for fun. I have quite a few lace items so it was hard to pick but I got there! Click on the photos to enlarge them, obviously.

Before I jump into things I just want to thank all of my lovely followers! It's my third week of blogging and I've been loving it so far! ;) x

And so! Let the outfitting commence. *waves lace flag*

Green lace dress 10 euro in 'No Name' sale (The little cat is just an October thing, for the run-up to Halloween)

This is pretty much my favorite dress ever! It helps that it was quite cheap. Having said that the lace is holding up nicely, it hasn't started to fray and it's not scratchy. This is an item which can be casual, smart casual or dressy which is why I love it. It's a bit short for things like weddings but it's quite a versatile little number! I always get compliments on it. I added the belt because it hangs like a sack of spuds without it!
The way I usually do my make up when I'm dressing this piece up.

It works as well as a St. Patrick's Day look also!

Cream skirt with lace details 7.99 euro in Zara sale. This was originally 30 euro and I had full intentions of buying it when I frst saw it. Glad I waited.
Black Lace shirt 10 euro in A-wear sale. I would be lost without this shirt, so useful.
Black lace scarf 3 euro Penneys/Primark.

Here's a closer look at the headband I'm wearing, it hasn't got lace on it but it's still cute. 1.50 euro in Penneys/Primark. Boom headshot.

I love the outfit above because I think it nails the smart casual look. The Iron Fist pumps with the fangs keep it quite 'me' but the overall look is very presentable. At least I reckon so! I would match the make-up for the next outfit with this look or just do a simple cat-eye with liquid liner. Which I seem to be getting better at these days. Liquid liner is a perilous pursuit!

Black and white lace skirt 8 euro in A-Wear sale.
I'm like 20 feet tall in these Demonia's. 

I love this skirt because it's so cute! It's quite short so I always wear thick tights and something with a high neckline to go with it. I'm not too keen on showing off lots of skin, I prefer to wear clean lines which show off one's figure in a lady-like fashion. I own millions of waist-belts and never go without tights unless its like 80 billion degrees!

Smoky eye. 

A closer look. It looks uneven in the photo but it looked fine in person!

Top hat fascinator. 20 euro in some jewellery place. Way over-priced. 

This last piece is my top hat fascinator. I added the lace myself- I wanted a new hat but couldn't afford one so I removed the original bow, tied some lace around it and added a cameo brooch in order to change it up a bit. Win.

So there you are ladies and gents. I'm off to begin researching some October posts on Celtic Halloween traditions. Well, Celtic Samhain traditions I should say. But not before I check out everyone else's posts, I love to see how other people style similar things!

Come back sooon! Same cat-channel, same cat-time!



Anonymous said...

I love lace so much - it is beautiful - I am addicted to the stuff!

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Hehe me too! It just adds great texture to a plain outfit. This was such a fun post to put together! x

Sabayon said...

Wow, those are some amazing thrifty finds. The green dress is lovely on you, and a great color.

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Sabayon, thank you very much! And thank you for taking the time to comment! :)

VictorianKitty (Sophistique Noir) said...

Gorgeous lace pieces! I love all three looks so much, I can't decide which one to focus my comment on! :) I think the third one is my favorite. The skirt and top combo is so lovely, and those Demonias are ADORABLE! Love what you did to the tiny top hat. I have a sun hat that received a very similar treatment! :)

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

VictorianKitty, thank you so much for your lovely comment!! Yeah the first time I saw those Demonias I just HAD to get em. The sun hat sounds very cute, I love to add small details here and there to make something my own! :)

Traicetrak said...

I love the cream lace skirt. It looks so feminine, flouncy and vintage! Actually, I like the 2nd skirt, too. Both are so lovely!

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Traicetrak, thank you very much for your comment! I love the cream skirt for the exact same reasons that you just listed, def a fave summer buy! :)

Misa Misa said...

I love your headband it is soo pretty!

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Thank you! And thanks for the comment and being my latest follower Misa Misa! I can't wear it for too long at a time though, it's a bit tight and gives me a headache. Not sure how to loosen it without ruining it.

Kamyria Magdalena Mourn said...

Ha!! And I wonder why I haven't seen this post until now? I swear it didn't show up in my feed! Anyhow, I love all the outfits, it's hard to pick which one is my favorite. The green dress up top is amazing, I love it, but so it's the last outfit and those shoes are just sick! I love Demonia shoes and they have Demonia written all over them. :D The headband is gorgeous and looks lovely in your hair.

The Irish Phantom Cat said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Kamyria! I've had that happen a few times, I only notice posts when I'm on the persons blog because they never showed in my dashboard. Think Blogger acts up from time to time!:)