Anonymous asked: Dear Mighty Clarabeau, do you have any more suggestions for Southern Gothic chic? I have been obsessed (OBSESSED!) with the idea ever since you posted Cozy Time tee, but apparently I am shit and finding examples by myself. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME OF YOUR GENIUS, O WISE ONE OF THE SOUTHERLY GOTHIC INCLINATIONS!
First of all, anon, I had to stop and text my sister to tell her that someone on the internet thinks I am good at fashion. The thought is making me tremble like a happy chihuahua.
Unfortunately my answer going to earn me no cred at all: lately I’ve been most successful in those mall chain stores that no-one’s really hit up since they were 16. Like for some reason this stuff is considered super chic right now. I’m not sure why it’s happening. It’s like how gluten-free is suddenly fashionable and omnipresent—I’m not going to question this random accommodation of my needs, I’m just going to eat pasta in Italian restaurants and hoard death-related clothing like a horrible swarm of locusts, until the land is dry and the resource consumed.
I should also give the disclaimer that I have the urge to shop for and buy clothing approximately biannually. It’s this incredibly rare but usually very productive biological initiative, like salmon swimming upstream to spawn. So I got most of this stuff in like, mid-October, and I can’t really speak for what might actually be on the shelves now. Maybe it was Halloween-specific. That being said: