I didn't want to default right to the sailor look as, for some reason, I think nautical and it's the first thing that pops in my head. So instead of taking the easy way out I took a turn in that brain of mine and tried a different approach. I quickly rummaged through my wardrobe, avoiding the piece I was going to go with initially, and realized...I don't have much in the ways of nautical prints....shame on my head as the daughter of a ship's captain! But then I realized I was saved by a Neverland and a bit of fairy dust as the Night Fairy Fantasia series from Alice and the Pirates is not riddled with holes from cannon fire but pirate ships. The Jolly Roger, ship of Captain James T. Hook, is emblazoned all over this piece and I do indeed happen to have every colorway to choose from.
I did have a hiccup in deciding what color but I went with that navy blue to play up that idea theme, just a bit, but it hindered shoe selection. I do have gold shoes but I don't have gold spat shoes and I can't find the spats I made before so the black pair it is. Regardless of shoe issues I went on ahead and tried to coordinate as best I could with chains and stars and crossbones. Halfway through I knew I needed a jabot fit for the look, this one happened to tie quite nicely into a large bow at the front. I managed to tuck in a necklace with charms that include stars and a compass that one could find in the print as well, and a small fairy handing just above that. Lastly, since I really wanted a tricorn but only had the white one I added a large navy bow to it to try and tie it in better.
<3 Coord Rundown <3
<3 Jsk: Alice and the Pirates
<3 Shoes/bracelet: offbrand
<3 Tights: offbrand but painted by me
<3 Cat bow: Enchantilly
<3 Necklace/Hat: The Bloody Tea Party
I think it panned out okay despite not owning much in the way of navy, I think I could add more if I made a waist chain. So now as I go run to my crafting supplies to build one I'll be off, I much to do and yet I'm definitely goofing off with this project before I go to bed.
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