This month’s ‘putting the fun in funeral’ post is another fashion themed one!
I love to wear things which show my fashion sense and my love of cemeteries at the same time. I am slowly gathering my wish-list of dresses – most of which are old releases by Japanese brands which I have to hunt down second hand (on rare occasions when I have spare cash). However I was incredibly lucky to receive this skirt for my birthday (THANKS MUM!!) and it’s still available, so you can have one too!
I love it! The fabric is a very light material – like chiffon, which has a slight sheen, but isn’t overly shiny. The print is crisp and detailed – I love all the little details like the bats in the sky and the iron railings. My only small complaint is that there are some small speckled patches wear the print is faded or missing, they are not noticeable from a distance – and I presume are a product of the digital printing process. The guipure lace is thick but not scratchy and I like the way it ties into the design. The back of the waistband the skirt I have is elasticated, so the skirt is very comfortable, but it does run a little small – so I’m really glad I ordered a size larger than I usually wear. The skirt doesn’t come with a petticoat, so you’ll need one if you want to recreate this shape.
The skirt is also available in grey. Which is equally lovely and would match a lot of things in my wardrobe, so maybe one day I’ll save up for that one too…
I have ordered several items of clothing from this website before and I have noticed that when items get restocked some of the details may change – e.g. the style of fastening or the sizing – so always check the item description and size chart right before you order. Shipping from Poland to the UK has usually been pretty quick – but one of my parcels arrived damaged. I think it got caught in a sorting machine and tore, luckily each item inside was in an individual bag which protected them, however one item was missing because the tear was rather large (although royal mail had put the bag inside another layer of plastic – presumably once they got it unstuck). I sent photos of the damage by email and very quickly received a refund for the missing t-shirt, so I have to say I am impressed with their customer service too.
I’m somewhat known for wearing cemetery themed things at conferences now, but my outfit with this skirt for the CRG colloquium was probably the most OTT yet – because the colour is so vivid. I think it was appreciated though because of the theme! Sadly I didn’t take a photo of my outfit, so I will have to post one on twitter or tumblr, the next time I wear it.