runnickyrun: AVRIL Purple Puffy Pleated Mini Plaid Skirt


Run Nicky Run is the Etsy store of Nicky Hwang, from Taipei, Taiwan. Her profile picture features a girl with a leather and chains mask on, so instantly that’s pretty alternative.

I loved everything in her store when I first looked through it… And I still do. The skirt above is interesting to me because I have one just like it, from Punky Fish, just without the flare out. It’s straight. It’s also super-mini – this actually looks wearable without a pair of pants underneath.

Check out the listing. The title says it’s a skirt/shorts, so not sure if it’s a “skort” style thing, or what. I can’t believe I just put that ugly word on my blog. Lol.

SugarKitty Corsets: The Mini Bustle


When I saw these mini bustles by SugarKitty Corsets, I absolutely fell in love. What a fantastic, unique accessory! I’d love to own one… I’m just stuck on where to wear it. It’s a very specific sort of piece, and I’m no “pro” Burlesque dancer, so… I’m not sure. I have felt I could probably make it work at music fests, if nowhere else.

I contacted the shop owner, Shannon, asking for suggestions on what to pair with the bustle. She wrote back with the following:

icm_fullxfull.23468585_3flasmsmqi2o0ww4g8cs“Personally, my favorite combination is a mini bustle paired with a pair of bloomers! I think they look cute with pettiskirts and tutus as well. It sort of takes on a whole new look, because you’ve got the added fullness of the tutu/pettiskirt.

And here, though it’s not the best angle for it, you can see a mini bustle with a pair of side tie panties (on the model in purple): etsy.com/listing/76323676/waspie-underbust-corset-custom-made.

I’m also attaching an image of a model wearing bloomers with a mini bustle. Again, not the best example because the outfit is too big for her (I originally made it for another model who bailed out on me), but still a fairly decent representation.”