thrifting haul: miranda

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If by your art, my dearest father, you have

put the wild waters in this roar, allay them!

So spake I while living my theatrical dreams as a seventeen-year-old playing Miranda in a college production of The Tempest. I’m very fond of this isolated island castaway and the brave new world she discovers, and it’s probably no surprise that I still have most of her lines memorized: including the bold opening speech in which she begs her wizard-father to stop the darn storm that he’s churned up. Seriously, Prospero, someone’s going to write a play about this all now.

This $3 thrift-store dress (it was sold to me as a shirt, but I’m pretty darn sure it’s just a really short dress? Or maybe I’m just too flexible in my clothing classifications) immediately reminded me of Miranda. Perhaps it’s the open-shoulder design, which might appeal to a daughter of a noble-sorcerer who needs her full range of motion to survive on a mysterious island. In any case, I was happy to play Prospero and develop the illusion still further by adding on a few maritime accessories!

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Outfit of the (Yester)day: Take Me To Your Airship

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Ever since I started working full-time, I’ve struggled in an endless battle against pencil skirts–I know they’re the go-to choice for business casual, but they’re really not my style (though Peggy Carter is proof enough that they can work for other people!). As a strangely tall individual, however, the standard A-lines and fit-and-flares tend to be ridiculously short on my long legs. The solution? Clearly I needed to think more steampunk. 

A stroke of luck while shopping secondhand on Poshmark finally brought me the skirt I’d been waiting for–a massively full skirt with pleats beyond belief and a beautiful color that’s so jewel-toned a dragon might mistake it for an emerald. It’s big, bold, and vaguely looks like it was stolen from an alternate timeline.

Yup, that’s the skirt for me!

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