sometimes i wish i was in high school again and one of the cool goth kids. i must admit one of my guilty pleasures is visiting (now only online) the hot topic store. i know i am well past the rebellious teenage years, but once in a while i feel the need to channel the inner goth child in me. i remember the first time i walked into the store, i was working in LA for the summer, and i was mesmerized. i was 22 at that time but still there was no way i could pull some of those things off. but, there was one thing that i just couldn’t say no to and that was this dress. years later it’s still one of my favorites. i’m a sucker for all things dark, whether it’s fashion, music, art or film. and this dress also embodies a bit of a pin-up girl or a gothic lolita, both trends i am mad about. i feel so bad ass wearing this :)). i love the subtle lace detail and the incorporated corset and the hard/soft juxtaposition. i know i may seem like a walking talking contradiction, jumping from one thing to another, but there are so many great styles out there it would be a shame not to try them.