Teenage Nightmare

My second halloween outfit is inspired by the goth scene so often adopted by teens… or at least that’s how it’s portrayed in mainstream media. Growing up by the book while struggling to stay afloat the crushing pressure of academia, this door was never really open to me (and I never dared open it on my own).

But one can dream; so when Dresslily reached out for a halloween collaboration this year – check out the Dresslily Halloween Big Promotion (#dresslilyhalloween)! – I grabbed the chance to play dress-up the way I would’ve if I had been bold enough. Teen angst, here I come carelessly saunter in an attempt to appear nonchalant and too good for the world…!

Teenage Angst Halloween Outfit: Dresslily black skull dress, Dresslily eye bracelets necklace, Dresslily rings, Rubi heeled boots.

Teenage Angst Halloween Outfit: Dresslily black skull dress, Dresslily eye bracelets necklace, Dresslily rings, Rubi heeled boots.

I ended up injecting too much flair into my photos, and the outfit still needs a bit more work to get to the concept I was looking for, but it was fun and pretty, so I guess I managed to hit some of the criteria I’ve started to hold myself to pertaining to Halloween costumes:

  1. Original outfits – no cosplaying (there are cons for that).
  2. Be beautiful – I like my things pretty.
  3. Scary bits need to be worked up to get – like my dead space lady costume from lack of fuel last year.

Teenage Angst Halloween Outfit: Dresslily black skull dress, Dresslily eye bracelets necklace, Dresslily rings.

Teenage Angst Halloween Outfit: Dresslily black skull dress, Dresslily eye bracelets necklace, Dresslily rings.Loved the cutout skull detail on the back of this handkerchief-hemmed dress!

Teenage Angst Halloween Outfit: Dresslily black skull dress, Dresslily eye bracelets necklace, Dresslily rings.

Teenage Angst Halloween Outfit: Dresslily eye bracelets necklace, Dresslily ringsEye see you.

The next day Ottie wore the dress to a halloween party as a man-wich/man-witch. We’re still trying to decide on who wore it better. 😂

Wearing
Dresslily skull dress, eye bracelets & choker, skeletal hand hairclip (c/o)
Taobao hat
Rubi heeled boots

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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