Or the blog post also known as: How To Impersonate Billy Idol In A Few Short Minutes.
I bought this dress on eBay recently on the understanding that it was from the 1950's. Once I looked at the tags and the fabric in person, I realised it's a (beautifully made) 80's dress. Oh well. It's still lovely, and doesn't have the tell-tale 80's boxy shoulders, so all is okay. It's also the perfect length - my legs don't look short and stubby, for once!
I was going to wear this dress with 50's cat-eye sunglasses, but in honour of its 80's-ness, I wore it with these funny 80's sunglasses I picked up for $2 in an op shop. If only I could have borrowed Pink's Clubmasters!
Also, can I just say: Billy Idol ain't got nuthin' on my snarl!
• Sparkly black lace vintage 'Lillie Rubin' dress, eBay.
• My beloved black patent booties, Scooter.
• Black 80's op-shopped sunglasses.
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