Not that I am a shopaholic (not all the time...!); that's because every year, in winter, I find myself in the same situation: in desperate need of clothes.
You know, when I get into a store (online or not) I get attracted by lacy stuff. Minidresses. Frilly skirts. Corsets, fishnet stockings. Which is beautiful stuff, really, I couldn't get enough of it, but it never, ever, ever occurs to me that when there are -10°C outside during the day I may not need that kind of stuff but perhaps, you know, jumpers, hoodies, pants, wool tights, boots (boots that actually keep you warm, not those faux-leather victorian boots from TUK I bought last year just because they were pretty, regardless of their objective usefulness).
And then november comes and I'm perpetually shivering. I shiver from the end of november 'til the next february/march. I even tried to buy myself a pair of UGGs; black, so that I didn't feel guilty for being so little goth:
But after buying a pair and having to get them repaired twice because they're apparently made of paper -_-, I just asked the shop to give me a voucher, with which I bought these beauties by Walker:
Last year my mother, moved by pity, bought me a pair of leather knee-high boots, similar to these ones:
But I wasn't completely satisfied with them because, you know, not goth enough. I know you can compensate by wearing weird tights, or tons of accessories, or a dramatic make up, but:
a) When winter comes I just quit wearing tights because I'm too cold. Seriously: I'm actually wondering if there's a way to put on two pants;
b) I can't wear layers of crosses, skulls and ripped hearts everywhere, and most certainly not at work;
c) Same as above: the smokey make up I like is something that's good only in clubs or goth events, or in any case among friends, not in front of your boss or customers.
Yes, I know, this is more of a "panda eyes" than of a smokey make up... but this is the way I like it :P
Right now this is the best I can do, and it's meant to be a weekend outfit:
How do you deal with this problem? What do you wear when it's too cold outside for stockings, shirts and miniskirts? This time I don't want winter to catch me unprepared :D!