In her latest post Linnéa på landet talks about the difficulties finding
"stores with a more mature look if you like dark fashion"
and it got me thinking about my own style. I can relate to her sentiment,
I definitely have a mature dark look. But pure goth is to young or punky,
and "normal" fashion is boring or too much bubblegum. Maybe there are
more of us out there; 30 to 40 year olds with a dark fashion sense?
Though, I feel that I have found a way to make the romantic "shabby" fashion
(that can be found everywhere in Sweden) really work for me.
Just a few days ago the store next door pulled out their first summer sale items.
The pinks, greens, whites, beige and yellow were hurting my eyes.
But among the dresses some lonely blacks and chocolates caught my attention.
And as it turned out - while the pink and beige dresses were 30-40 % off,
their darker exact counterparts were all 70% off! (Of course I bought one.)
When it comes to clothes I like to pretend that I am a big cat in the jungle.
I patiently search out and stalk my pretty dark prey through the whites and pinks.
I gage the prizes compared to popularity, and to my own notebook. Then I settle in,
waiting for the sale - and usually, the darker clothes will always be the last to go.
I have bought many dark and beautiful, originally expensive dresses on sale this way.
So, if this ramble is going to amount to anything, it will be this piece of advice:
Don't let the beige ruffles in the store window dissuade you from going in.
Look at it as a treasure hunt; there are gems to be found among the rocks.
And if the store does have something for you, the usual clientèle will probably
not go for it, which hopefully means it will be on sale - even in your size!