What I Wore: Gothic Jackie O


Lately in So Cal, we’ve been experiencing some sudden pops of gloom amidst our perfectly sunny spring weather. And I love it. We had one of these days last week, so my coworkers and I decided to walk to Starbucks and take my friend Jessi’s dog, Apollo, for a walk. (Side note: We have a bring-you-dog-to-work policy at my office, and it’s so awesome.) I found this little outing to be the perfect opportunity to snap a few photos of my latest vintage treasure.

This early-1960s, wool sweater immediately caught my eye when I was perusing one of my favorite Etsy shops. At first I thought the birds were ghosts. That would have been extra goth points. Either way, this sweater is sort of preppy and classic but with a dark edge.

I paired the sweater with fitted black slacks and my favorite comfy, black wedges. As soon as I got dressed that day, all I could think of was, “I’m the gothic Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.” Something about the personality of this sweater reminds me of the late first lady’s style. And it certainly fits the era.

Since Apollo and I happened to match, we decided it was only appropriate that we pose together. Pay attention to the sequence of the three photos below. 😉

Top: Vintage

Pants: Alfani

Shoes: Seychelles

Lipstick: Russian Red by MAC