In my last post I mentioned that I've fallen in love with a particular aesthetic - a little bohemian, a little Victorian, a little gothic. Some of it has to do with prevailing trends, like the 70s thing that's pretty much taken over fashion this year, but a lot of it has to do with my naturally dramatic inclinations, which always seem to reach their peak as the leaves start to turn. Right now I'm loving the contrast between sheer chiffon and dense wool and velvet, delicate drapery and structural details, and the kind of sexiness that comes from being covered up and just a little bit prim.
Here are some picks (all under $100) to get the look.
I love the high collar and the delicate, sheer cape.
Almost everything else I chose for this post was black and white, but I just couldn't pass up this Renaissance inspired red velvet dress. Practical? Not unless you live in a tower and are named Rhiannon or Guinevere or something like that. Pretty? As the day is long.
Another piece that could be surprisingly versatile. Pair it with a high necked blouse and channel a little suffragette spirit, or throw on a slim fitting sweater for a modern take.
Guys, I'm so very tempted by this dress. Blade Runner, anyone?
I love the little spots of gold shimmering in the black chiffon. So dreamy.
Can't you see this with a Gibson Girl bun and a pair of knee high black boots on a chilly fall day?
A slightly more practical take on the look, this pretty little chiffon dress might be the best way to rock the boho goth look on a weekday.
Full disclosure - I bought this. It's amazing, and I'm still patting myself on the back for getting it so cheap. Snap it up if you can.
If you're in the market for a new winter coat, this one is stylish, practical, and affordable. The velvet at the collar is a great menswear inspired touch.
I couldn't resist. And really, who would want to resist the embrace of a velvet cape?
A bit on the pricy side, but the I love the bib detail and a delicacy of the fabric.
So angelic. Love the sleeves.
If this jacket wasn't so small, I'd be all over it. The nipped waist and structured shoulder on this Victorian style riding jacket would be insanely flattering.
Speaking of stylish movies, isn't this just a little bit Lydia Deetz?
Keeps your head warm, makes you look cool. Win/win.
An updated take on the granny boot. The thick heel seems like it would be great for walking.
Oh hey, those knee high boots I mentioned.
This style of bag is actually ridiculously popular right now. I like how sleek this particular version is, and the bucket style is actually very reminiscent of a Victorian lady's reticule.
The pretty embroidery and soft velvet would make this a great way to brighten up an all black outfit.
Delicately carved cameo earrings add a lovely touch.
This mourning brooch is so unusual looking. I would love to see this pinned at the throat of a high necked white blouse.
You'd have to give this pretty ring a second glance to notice the delicate skulls.
Another piece that stealthily brings a little gothic glamour to your look. I have a hummingbird skull necklace from this seller that I wear just about every week.
So what do you think? Anything catch your eye?