Black Lace in the Mourning

Sometimes I think I was a Victorian widow in a previous life. Well, not really. I don’t believe in reincarnation. But I do really like the clothing of that era. I’d incorporate it into my style more often but I’m so fickle. I dress according to my mood and I’m not sure I could commit to one theme.

black lace


Top: Old Navy
Jacket: Newport News
Skirt: Forever 21
Belt: Came with another dress
Boots: John Fluevog
Necklaces: eBay and found
Earrings: Sosie Designs
Cuff: Joolz Hayworth
Ring: Fuego

I wasn’t in a bad mood today though. I just felt like over-accessorizing and mixing a few items in a way I’d never worn them before. I can’t believe I found this crucifix in the grass while walking my dog. I picked it up, cleaned it off, and paired it with a skull cameo. I thought the little skeletons on my bracelet went well with it.


In high school my dad would get so angry when I wore a t-shirt with a Jolly Roger on it or a skull pin on my jacket. He probably thought it was satanic or I was death-obsessed. On the contrary! I love life and I happen to be amazed by the human body. Skeletons are so cool but we’ll never get to see our own.

I freaked my husband out once when we kissed and our teeth accidentally touched. I said, “we just touched skulls.” Apparently that’s not a romantic thing to tell a guy. Who knew?


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2 responses to “Black Lace in the Mourning

  1. I totally love this (no big surprise ;-D ) I’ve seen similar jackets on Newport News and couldn’t think how I would style them… You have done it perfectly, and now I wish I had one.

    • Thanks! I’m happy you like it. It’s a compliment coming from you – you know how to do it right!

      I loved that jacket when I saw it in the catalog too but wasn’t sure how I’d style it. It works well with short-sleeve dresses and adds a bit of cover. If my arms get cold, I’ve worn long gloves with it or, as you see here, a long-sleeved shirt. It’s turned out to be versatile.

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