I don't dress differently for attention and I don't do it to be 'outrageous'. I do it because I want to be different, I don't want to be another clone in clothes everyone else is wearing, I like to show imagination in my makeup and appearance and although day-to-day I wear clothes that I like but that aren't too different, when I go out for an evening in town I like to make the effort without looking like a slapper.
Anyway, regular readers will know I have a thing for corsets and the whole burlesque look. I think I was quite possibly born in the wrong century! I feel really drawn to the whole Victorian style of clothing with a modern twist.
I've been hankering after a top hat for ages and ages and ages. The boyfriend thinks it is hilarious that I'd even consider wearing one then he decided that as I was actually serious about it it was a bit strange but has admitted the ones I've tried on suit me. They've always been out of my price range as the proper silk top hats tend to go for around the £100 mark or thereabouts and I can't justify that amount of money on something that will only be worn in the Winter on the odd night out. It's just too much.
I was searching Ebay earlier on the off chance that there may be some reasonable priced ones that weren't damaged when I came across a wool felt one that is not too tall in it's shape and is brand new with a Buy It Now price of £23 including post.
I am finding it extremely hard to resist buying it! I think I will ask the boyfriend for an early Christmas present. Failing that, I will guilt trip him in to buying it being as he has been on deployment since August and has 'abandoned' me :-P ;-). This could work :-P.