My sense of personal style has a few perpetual themes (black, funky, vintage), but I often find myself inspired by things I'm studying, obsessed with, or just a fan of. I've always grown up with a fascination for the supernatural and other-wordly. Ask me sometime about my family's resident house ghost, George. I've got stories for days! Recently, I've been powering through The X-Files on Netflix, starting from the beginning. The '90s are super in right now, and I've been eyeballing all the trench coats Scully wears on the show. I coincidentally discovered this gorgeous, lightweight suede trench at Revive Thrift Shop just a couple weeks ago. My oversized SEE sunnies and White Pepper UFO clutch were just begging to assist in making this outfit a fully-fledged X-Filles theme.
I spied this dress at the recent Green With Indie show, housed inside Parsimonia's mobile truck, Holly. I did a bit of shopping at the event and was trying to be frugal, but I couldn't stop thinking about this cute little number. I contacted Parsimonia's owner, Beth, and popped by to snatch the dress up for myself. It fits like a dream, and it's totally handmade! One-of-a-kind items are the best. It's also light linen, so as long as I have a slip underneath, it will be perfect for spring and summer. In line with more '90s pop culture, this dress reminds me of Wednesday Addams. I've always adored the rebooted movies of The Addams Family, so any chance I'm able to emulate one of the characters, I jump on the chance!
I stumbled across The White Pepper via Instagram, and popped onto their online store several weeks ago. As soon as I saw this bag, I HAD TO HAVE IT. Did you catch my post last week about flying my nerdy flag proudly? This counts. Now, if you watch Ancient Aliens at all like I also have, you'll know they try to attribute ancient writings and wall carvings to aliens on more than one occasion. This handmade choker by local jeweler Fable & Lore is called the "Glyph" collar, which reminds me of those carvings, also often called glyphs. Because even the smallest details don't escape me, I even included my "WTF" ring for good measure. WTF even are aliens?
All of my stunning photos are taken by Abby Gillardi. You should hire her, too. Duh.