One of the things I LOVE about Village Meetings is that they usually have a THEME and people get all dressed up.
Last month, our host picked the theme ‘’Orange” for his Village Meeting.
Yesterday he changed it to STEAMPUNK, on account of the Airpusher Steampunk-themed event in San Francisco that same evening.
So people can get dressed up and go to BOTH events without a wardrobe change.
We are burners.
We take our outfits seriously.
In any case, I am glad I won’t have to drag out the ONLY orange clothing I have – an orange tunic and several pairs of orange print leggings.
They are such a MOM thing to wear.
I’d look like a bad LuLaRoe ad.
In any case, I also don’t feel like dragging out ALL MY STEAMPUNK clothes.
That’s the one complaint I have about the Steampunk style – so many layers and accessories.
So I did the next best thing:
I also happen to have a Steampunk-ish jacket I can wear with it (though the buttons are ALL WRONG):
A milliner at The Great Dickens Faire once told me it was “busy” but WTF, I don’t care.
Here’s the remainder of the outfit – minus the accessories:
I’ve finally reached a point in my costume catalog that I no longer need to go shopping for new outfits when there’s a new event.
Of course, the trick now is FINDING it!