Why am I thinking of skulls and gnarly little creatures in the middle of summer?
Maybe it's so disgustingly hot out I would be more comfortable as a skeleton. Preferably a skeleton marionette, with someone else pulling the strings, so that I can spend my own waning energy locating ice buckets. Full of....ice. And possibly mojito limeade.
Lets start off with something undeniably beachy...
This enchanting little devil, cast from a real bat's skull, is enough to make me re-think the whole belly button jewelry thing. No offense or anything, but I always sort of associated navel piercings with the sort of girls I never got along with.
Yes, my bad. Shame on me. I totally get it now. And I would LOVE to have this hanging from my navel. It's just so wrong, it's right.
4 Luxe Ways to Wear Skulls
How to incorporate the macabre into your classy 'adult' wardrobe...without looking like a confused overgrown teenager. Because High School might be over, but the dead can dance forever.
There's something really easy about this super-long, super-sheer dress paired with a delicate skull pendant.
The key to pulling off this look
is to mix macabre adornments with something that isn't gimmicky. It makes more of a statement when paired with something elegant and minimal.
This exemplifies my idea of properly cheeky work-wear: swap the shorts for a white pencil skirt, then add the peter pan skull collar on top of the button down.
Peter Pan Skull Collar by FrancisFrank, $28 with Chloe, Spring 2012
I'd wear this Alice and Olivia ensemble with a gold bangle on each wrist. Keep the green pumps for the office, and exchange for leather gladiator sandals on the weekend.
really know how to balance out a wholesome pastel picnic skirt, do they not?
Pair this ethereal aqua frock with the dangerously pointy Raven's claw ring, a Balenciaga-esque black biker heel, and a super dark smokey eye.
Later wear it with the dainty stackable gold skull rings, blush colored satin heels, and very vampy cat-eye liner, a la Dita Von-Teese.
Similar Sterling Silver Claw Ring by Skeletos, $76 / Blue Diamond 18k Gold Stackable Rings, $94 each / Lanvin, Spring 2012