I can rock (and roll) your world.
Skulls. Glitter. Spikes. Leather. Acid Wash. Knee-High Boots. What more do you need for a rock & roll inspired look? I may not have any real musical talent, but my look tells you “I’m with the band.”
I could care less if anyone thinks skulls (or glitter) is “over.” I’m a big sugar skull fan, and when I saw this shirt in the box from Torrid I was beyond excited to wear it. It just felt natural to pair it with the stiletto skinny Torrid jeans (sexy ankle zip not visible) and their knee-high button-up high-heel boots. (Thankfully those buttons are just for show & there’s an easy zip on the side!)
Obviously I had to don a rough-and-tumble motorcycle leather jacket and every piece of spiked jewelery that I own (kidding, I own more spiked pieces than what I’m wearing here). My claw ring adds just the right touch of fear to any that might cross my path late at night. Nothing like wearing jewelry that might potentially injure yourself (or someone else) at some point in the night…
Shirt: Torrid (Size 1)
Jeans: Torrid (Size 20)
Boots: Torrid (Size 9)
Leather Jacket: Mirage (Size L)
Claw Ring: Ricky’s
Right Wrist: Spike bracelets from H&M and Vendor at NJFFFW
Left Wrist: Various bracelets from Electric Picks
Spiked Hoops: Forever21
You’re gonna poke your eye out!
Alright, so the original quote actually says “shoot,” but seriously, potato, potato. (Boy, does that sound better when you say it out loud…)
Either way, I prefer my jewelry dangerous. Whether that means it could double as a weapon or it just looks intimidating, each spiked necklace or Brooklyn Bridge ring gives me a touch of edge that might otherwise be missing from my outfit.
I wore this outfit to two events last Thursday; the Gc Timepiece preview & the Demi Monde grand opening party. I’m obviously a big fan of leopard print, so when I’m in a rush I typically grab for the pattern in my packed closet. This tunic/dress is actually from the straight size section of Forever21, which shows you how it’s important to always try things on.
The tunic/dress needed a belt to give it shape and highlight my hourglass figure. I love how neon shades pair with the neutral of the leopard print, and while I typically don’t do the whole matchy-matchy of the same shade in a cardigan & belt, it was the easiest pairing for a rush.
The black leggings & platform wedges helped ground the outfit, and prevent it from becoming too over-the-top. …although, who am I really kidding? Most of my outfits are over-the-top.
Dress: Forever21 (size L)
Leggings: Forever21 (size 2X)
Cardigan: Norma Kamali for Walmart (size L)
Shoes: Easy Pickins (Size 9)
Belt: Target (Size L)
Necklace: Necessary Clothing
Lovers forever... face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather...
Take from me... my lace
Out of all the amazing fashion contrasts there are out there my favorite has to be leather & lace. The edginess of the tough leather paired with the femininity of the romantic lace is such a delicious contradiction it’s a guarantee to make anyone stop and stare.
I started the outfit with a lace skirt as an easy base, then added a long-sleeve button-down collared shirt in a contrasting lace pattern. The two different lace patterns help break up the outfit and prevent it from looking like a dress. I topped off the lace shirt with an edgy asymmetrical leather vest to give the outfit some bite.
I continued the leather & lace theme with an Alexander McQueen inspired clutch and black suede booties that I spiked myself! The lace clutch is one of my favorite accessories (although I wish it was slightly bigger so I could store more things), as it has a bejeweled skull four-finger knuckle clasp- it’s a clutch and a ring! And I’m quite proud of the spiked booties- I bought them cheap at Target and spiked them myself. (I bought the spikes at http://studsandspikes.com). Spiking the shoes was not that easy and it’s quite the arm workout, but I think it was totally worth it!
So get a little femme, get a little butch, and toss on some leather & lace!
Lace Shirt: Forever21
Bra: Lane Bryant
Clutch: Pat Field
Shoes: Target (But spikes added by yours truly!)
Just some more shoes from Factory’s summer market!
I spy with my little eye something that begins with the letter s….
Could it be studs? Spikes? Sexiness? Or…shoes?
With stud embellished loafers, heels and bags it’s safe to say the stud/spike trend has not jumped the shark. Betsey Johnson gave another fabulous offering through the form of a leopard print platform bootie with a stud covered back bow- mixing in a hard edgy touch to the otherwise girly look.
And Ruthie Davis continued to impress with her sparkly, glittery flats and sky-high platforms! Some of her shoes were so fun & girly that I almost mistook them to be Betsey Johnson’s!
Oh shoes… I do love you.