I know what you're going to say. "Why does she always go for black". Maybe it's the somehow surviving honorary goth in me, maybe because it's slimming, maybe because it's my favourite non-colour. So I've picked some colourful stuff as well, just so you know I don't actually spend my everyday clad from head to toe a la Morticia Adams (I'm proud to say that today I'm actually wearing purple!).
First up is Clarisse's lovely black and gold prom dress, available at Roxanne's Runway. This is actually the type of thing I'd wear on a Friday night out at my local drinking hole (cheap cava, anyone?), only I'd never spend 270 american dollars on a dress for a Friday night out. Come to think of it, I'd probably never spend 270 bucks on a dress (all my designer gear is thrifted or bought at discount price). But I promise I won't judge you if YOU do. (In any case I'd sew some straps on, looks like you'd need some powerful bosom power to keep that up). Oh, f**k it, I actually bought a similar but much nicer dress at Zara years ago for a tenth of the price.
UniqueVintage dress, as well as most of their garments. Pin up style with black lace, you just can't beat it. Look like a 1950s superstar for just $98.
And of course there has to be a handbag. This one even has a longer strap attached so you don't have to be limited to uncomfortable clutching. You can get it at Saks. And yeah, it's pretty pricey, no less than $245 (sometimes I wonder why you'd want to pay that kind of money to look punk-ish. I'm sure a second hand leather handbag would look equally great with a few metal studs stuck on). I found this via VieCouture, which comes up with some lovely items when they're not drooling over charm bracelets (seriously, what is it with charm bracelets, isn't it time the novelty wore off?).