A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Red and Black Week: Red, Black, and White

Today's theme is the colour combination of red, black, and white. In my opinion, you can't go wrong with this combination whether you're dressing for work or the club. The outfit I have for today is of the cabaret/burlesque goth style. After looking at the pictures, I realized I may have over-accessorized a bit, there's kind of a lot going on! Maybe there's some truth to the old saying about removing one accessory before walking out the door........

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blush in Flare.
LIPS: NYX Lipliner in 844 Deep Red, NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: MAC Mineralize Trio in Danger Zone, Sugarpill Bulletproof, and Love +, L'Oreal Colour Infallible 014 Eternal Black, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill 2.
Liners: Maybelline Black Liquid Eyeliner, Annabelle Glitterama Liquid Eyeliner in Atomic Red, UD Perversion, NYX Lipliner in 817 True Red.
Mascara: Diorshow somethingorother.
Lashes: Ardell Double Up 203 Black.






Hair flowers: Made by me.
Earrings: Clearance bin at Le Chateau.
Necklace: Alchemy Gothic.
Top: Le Chateau.
Shrug: Local corset shop.
Armwarmers: OrdoAtraSerpentis (Etsy)
Stockings: Ebay.
Skirt: Lipservice.
Corset: Louise Black.


Do you ever over-accessorize? Or do you believe less is more?


  1. Gorgeous ! Love those accessories !

  2. The arm warmers might have been a tick too much, but otherwise you look very glamorous! I love your style!

  3. Hm...Probably I'd never had thought of it if you don't mention, that you overaccessorized, because you look abolutely gorgeous, but indeed, this look is a little too loud for me. I usually go with less accessories - sometimes I don't even wear any, but my idea is, that there are too many different fabrics and patters in your outfit; for example, your jewellery and armwarmers match your corset perfectly, but not the top (bra?) Then you have some shiny fabrics on your shrug and lace and fringes on your skirt combined with mesh. I do think they look great together, but perhaps that's why you feel like something is a little out of place. :)

  4. You look amazing - particularly love the corset and the necklace. I have to be careful with accessories as I can be drowned out by them, so have to go easy on the size - so I personally am a less is more girl. The look works well for you though :)

  5. your look looks awesome to me. I love it, but I definitely overaccessorize. and I love big big flashy ones.

  6. I love that outfit... especially the necklace. That's been on my wishlist for YEARS.

    I think I will mosey on over and pick up that NYX lipliner... ;)

  7. I actually love how this came out exactly like this. I am an over-accesorizer, though. I am from the house of before you walk out the door, put one more thing on.