We Are The Weirdos, Mister

craft-inspired all black h&m outfit sitting on the sidewalk

schoolgirl goth leaning against the wall

90s twisty cornrow hairstyle and snake ear cuff

goth school girl look inspired by the craft

down and out - the craft-inspired look
[H&M cardigan and dress (available online in a print only), Vagabond Flax flatforms (on sale here and here), snake ear cuff from eBay (many similar options)]

It’s official. We are past Labor Day and transitioning toward early fall. Soon enough I’ll be embracing heavy knits and rekindling my annual infatuation with plaid, but for now the days are still warm. Until the air turns from humid to crisp, I’m hanging on to hopes of late summer.

For this between season, I’ve been drawing inspiration from The Craft – one part witchery, one part school girl, all viewed through a 90s pop culture lens. Knee socks and cardigans provide just enough warmth on cooler evenings, while deep red lips and darker accessories keep the look from being too sweet.

Then there’s the perfect little black sundress. With wedding expenses lurking, even $20 at H&M was a splurge. However, after wearing this dress every day for that first week (ok, not every day, but shamefully close), Gregor convinced me it was worth it to buy duplicates.

I predict they have at least a month left of heavy rotation, and with proper tights and sweaters, the addition of a leather jacket and slouchy cap, they might go on well into winter. Of course, the goth schoolgirl vibe will be lost under all those layers, but I’m getting ahead of myself…

There are a few weeks left of summer, and I plan to enjoy them as a 90s teenage witch – and I don’t mean that other one with the, ahem, colorful fashion taste.

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6 Responses to We Are The Weirdos, Mister

  1. lei ann says:

    i love your hair! i’ve toyed with the idea of doing a high reverse french braid & then pulling pieces out so it looks like a faux-hawk. then i remembered how much my arms ache whenever i try to french braid my hair…bwahaha! weirdo!

    • holleigh says:

      That would look amazing though! This is just twisted. Slightly quicker than braiding, but I still don’t recommend it right after an arm workout (made that mistake before).

  2. sami says:

    you make me want to find a group of friends to play “light as a feather, stiff as a board!!!” love your crafty look!

    xo
    sami
    ps. check out my organic products giveaway, you will love! http://glimpseofglamour.blogspot.com/2013/09/giveaway.html

  3. Kristen says:

    I am SO into the 90’s grunge revival. Viva la Courtney! Also, count me in for the “light as a feather ” game :)

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