Monday, December 20, 2010

Obligations

I almost forgot to post this outfit -- it's what I wore when Mark and I saw the Yard Dogs Road Show last month. I figured that like many San Francisco events, there would be a lot of people dressed up in the typical eccentric styles I've come to expect on such occasions; I was surprised, however, that I could've actually gone a lot more over-the-top than this and fit in perfectly well.

San Francisco is a town that loves to get dressed up, and not only that, but people seem to have an outfit for every occasion. Whether you're going to see a vaudevillian cabaret, attending a Jewish LGBT Hanukkah fundraiser, or making an appearance at your realtor's grand Victorian house for a holiday party, it's important in this town to dress the part. Such are our obligations as San Franciscans. So for the Yard Dogs I mixed up a little steampunk with a strong dose of Burning Man fashion and I was all set.

It's tough to make out here, but I'm actually wearing a short, sequined black skirt underneath the tunic, which is otherwise way too short to wear as a dress. The skirt gave the outfit just the right amount of sparkle and covered up the tops of my long socks. Under the socks I wore leggings for warmth. This is one of my favorite tricks for wearing short skirts in the winter; the dual layers keep my legs warm, but because the bottom layer is leggings, there's still only one layer inside my shoes, ensuring that they aren't too tight.




Tunic, skirt: Forever 21
Socks: Sock Dreams
Boots: All Black
Fascinator: "Francine" style, Audra Jean
Harness: "Ryder" style, Audra Jean

10 comments:

Eyeliah said...

you look amazing! I find Vancouver is like that too, I love to dress up here.

lawyerdoll said...

I love, love, love that fascinator!

sara said...

That harness is CELEBRATORY! you wear them well.
~Sara

WendyB said...

The fascinator is ultra-festive.

shams said...

Love love love your hat. Or I guess I should call it a fascinator. ;)

You know, you should get Fluevog sales commission. I've just bought my first Fluevogs (more than one pair in the recent sales... ahem) and I'm pretty sure it's your fault. I mean, inspired by you. ;)

Sal said...

You look stellar. Natch. And lord, that hat is awesome.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

This is an amazing outfit. Leggings under socks is a great trick, as is the mini making a tunic longer. I remain in awe of the harness!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Audi, this is so cool! I love the stripes, the bottom of the tunic and the harness. That hat is totally awesome and it's so great that you wore your own creations. I spent a wonderful week in San Francisco and remember lots of people saying how much they loved handmade.

Chloe C 1 said...

The sleeves of your tunic make me jealous.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

Gah! Why don't I live in San Francisco?!? I love everything about this outfit, but I'm especially enamored with that fascinator!