Back in May, I participated in the VEx May Contest at Voyages Extraordinaires – and won! A copy of Mike Resnick’s “The Buntline Special” found it’s way to me all the way from Canada to Germany. I can’t wait to start reading it. Thank you so much, Cory!
No, I didn’t give up yet: I’m still trying to put a little more “Steam” in my wardrobe. This task has gotten much easier since I’ve found several “essential” items that match each other and can be re-matched with other everyday-clothes I already have. Today, I decided to wear this blouse and my new pocketwatch-necklace (how do you call these things?). The latter was a gift from Mr. K.
There are many things I really, really love about this blouse:
the puffed sleeves
the black buttons (I think I’ve never seen a white blouse with black buttons before… have you?)
the ruffled collar which has a certain Wild West / Weird West feel to me
the cute little belt that came with the blouse (although I might exchange it for a different belt the next time I wear it)
I think blouse and necklace will join “the vest” on my list of favorite items to wear.
Here’s a larger photograph of the newest items in my Steampunk collection.
I find it hard to come up with a black Corpgoth outfit daily. That’s why I decided to try finding work-appropriate outfits with a hint of Steampunk in them. I’m very fond of the Steampunk genre and I think Steampunk Fashion complements Gothic Fashion very well.
I’m really excited about how my “ReGoth Your Wardrobe” experiment will turn out in the near future. By broadening my choices it’s really gotten easier to decide what to wear to work.
Isn’t it amazing? I was just notified that I’m the winner of the VEx May Contest at Voyages Extraordinaires!!! I’m so excited about it. I’ve never won in a contest before. Amazing! I’m really looking forward to reading the copy of Mike Resnick’s “The Buntline Special” – A Weird Western Tale. Coincidentally, I was listening to Ennio Morriccone’s score of “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” on my way home today. – A sign, maybe?