Here is one that looked much better in person than it does on film. Apparently Martin was feeling especially tall when he took this picture, as the angle makes me look a bit short and dumpy. (Yes, I'm short, but I'm not dumpy.) The top is from Torrid, and is now a bit too large for me, but the thin black belt makes it work. The parasol is from Victorian Trading Co. ($30), and the cotton skirt with tiny vertical ruffles I found at EcoThrift (about $3). The black plastic rose on a plastic chain is one of my favorite necklaces, and I got it on Etsy from JackieHatesYou for about $10. Hair flower from a private sale on LJ, about $2. The spiked sandals are from Payless Shoe Source (and YES, the spikes are really pointy, and if you hit yourself with them, they hurt).
This next top was one of my original "goth" Etsy purchases, and I plan on wearing it until it desintegrates!! The design is made of rhinestones, which you can't really see in the pic. The skirt is from Torrid; it's a size 16, but I was able to take a tuck in the waist so I can still wear it... until I lose another 5-10 pounds. Some of those white rectangles are actually light gray (there's a little too much flash here!), so it looks more interesting in real life.
The flowered design on this top is made with pale pink embroidery. The skirt is the one I wore to the DMV.
For work, I seem to be dressing somewhere between Corp Goth and Academic Goth, with a touch of Stevie Nicks thrown in. The weekends tend to be a combination of more casual and more daring. After looking at all the different outfit pictures I've taken of myself, and going through my closet, and thinking about what styles I like and don't like, I have to ask myself: How will my clothing style need to change as I get older, or does it need to change at all?
And I REALLY miss those shoes... ::sigh::