Remember Casual Corner? During my early working years, it was my go-to place for well priced business wear. The quality varied, but I had some really nice pieces that lasted for years. I mourned when it went out of business.
The past few years I have been ruthless about purging my closet. Yet one item, brand new with tags from Casual Corner was never voted off the island. This is it:
You can't tell from the first picture, but the subject of this post is a black lace "shell" with a black lining. Do you remember wearing tops like this under your suits? Pretty basic right?
So what made me keep this top? I credit it to my goth streak. That's right, goth. As in the dark music of the 80s, to which I still listen. Black. Studded things. Lots of eye makeup. Vertical hair. The epitome of which is are these style icons:
Black lace fits right in with the love of Goth music.
So yes, the woman you saw wearing the preppy yacht skirt and polo shirt in a previous post also loves all things gothy. It's the Gemini in me, I guess.
And it causes me to keep a black lace top until it comes back into style. Stay tuned for an outfit post with said blouse.
Do you have clothes you keep for some odd reason?