I would make a terrible Goth, though I love the clothes on others.
The dress was .99 cents at Goodwill, so I didn't lose much for trying. I really dislike the sheer arms, so I layered it with a lace top in a contrasting colour. A belt would really help here (and, dare I say it...shoulder pads). Still, I really enjoyed wearing something so far outside my typical style. I might cut it straight up the middle and turn it into a long coat. Some heavy silk or velvet trim might make the polyester lace look a bit better too. I wonder about the original owner of the dress, and how she wore it. Hopefully it wasn't purchased for a funeral.
1980's polyester lace dress-Goodwill
Brooch-Jordan Marsh, early 90's (has a matching ring)
Marcasite and faux amethyst necklace by 1928-Marshall Field's, mid-80's
Pink and white strand of faux pearls-Hand-Me-Ups
Thrifted strand of genuine pearls-That was a nice surprise $5.99
Steve Madden shoes-Goodwill
Large cultured pearl bracelet-thrifted
Freshwater pearl and crystal bracelet-gift from Danny
Fragrance-Eclat d' Arpege (I had to try it a few more times to be certain I hate it before giving it away. I'm certain now! Blech.)
I've become a devotee of lip crayons. There are some very good, inexpensive ones out there, but stay away from the Wet and Wild ones (the caps aren't secure and the stain gets all over your handbag). I've been using some super-cheap Christian Siriano ones I bought clearanced at Walgreen's for $2.50 . With five crayons in pink and red shades, it was such a good deal I went back after Christmas and bought two more sets. The staying power isn't great, but there's a generous amount of product in each stick and at that price, I can reapply. The colours are fab, and they don't feather much on my wrinkled, old lips. The sets originally sold for $5.00 which would have been a fair price, but at half, I had to stock-up. Worth trying if you can find them.
Do you have any cheap beauty products/cosmetics to recommend?