I have a very classic and goth style heavy wardrobe, I wear a lot of hats and bonnets and incorporate a lot of antique and vintage pieces in my coords, a lot of things should feel like a no~brainer, but then there are things I'm hesitant of. There are things that I've bought on a whim, thinking that they'll do fine but not expecting such results.Then there are gifts that have made me equally unsure, almost like I'm not sure I can get them to work for me, even though they are all lovely. (I am still unsure of my coordination skills.) But time and time again, I have found myself going back to these pieces and think that I can hardly imagine going without.
I am not going to lie, I loved this jsk when I first saw it, thought it was wonderful, but was SO nervous about whether or not it would work out for me. I didn't think it would fit my style at the time, which was rather chaotic then, and was leary of everything about it because I didn't look at it and think "I need to have this!" It's turned into one of the pieces I through on often, paired with a certain overdress in this list that I had the same feelings over too, and I am so glad I got this. I wear it often and I have a great deal of fun pairing it with all sorts of accessories and head pieces.
<3 Vintage Headdress <3
This headdress that I got in a box from my nana's neighbor ages ago. She used to wear it, as it was the style when she was younger, and I kept it for longer than I was in the fashion because it was neat. I didn't think I'd ever really wear it but I found it tucked away and tried it out and kept liking the results. I add flowers to the sides, bows, and all sorts of things, or even just wear it plan, but I've really loved the results it yields. This is definitely one of those pieces I wear very often and never thought I would.
<3 Recipe For The Endless Dream Shirly Jsk <3
This jsk exceeded expectations. I did not like the cut very much, as high~waisted dresses never seemed like they would flatter me, and even still I feel the need to alter them and make them natural waisted, but I've feel I dress them well. I also LOVE when I can make them look a little more regency era styled, as dresses then tend to be cut this way, wearing less poof does fit well. I've found I've worn these, and ones in the same cut, more than I had ever anticipated.
<3 Vintage Hat <3
This hat, one of my purchases from my favorite antiques dealer, has been used far more than I had ever thought I'd wear it. When I'm in any coord that has a lot of black or some grey in it I tend to throw this on and it feels like it fits nicely. I added a floral pin to it and it worked out really well, and sometimes I add other little pins or fabric to make it match more, which is always fun and nice. Didn't expect I would use this one nearly as much as I do, at all.
<3 Fan+Friend Overdress <3
Can I make an ode to an overdress? Because I have feelings for this piece. It's glorious, comfortable, and - if you've checked out my instagram, you've seen it in countless coords - one piece I wish I had in all the colors. I may need to hunt down black and white, or just ones that are similar, but this is very much a staple for me. I know I've mentioned it's comfortable but it really is and looks so pretty with so many pieces, I can't get over it. It was a gift from Sweet Okashi and I can't get over how amazing it is, though I was doubtful how often I'd wear it at first (SHAME ON ME!).
So these are my top 5 surprise pieces that I loved more than simply liked more than I thought I would. If you are curious about what others have put up on their lists and would like to read what they've thought of their pieces, initially, you can check out their posts in the links below!