How much do you think this ensemble (vintage velvet dress; lace stockings; mary janes) cost?
Set of black lace + solid plum stockings: three dollars, from a Rue21 clearance rack.
Shoes: fifteen cents, from Goodwill.
Dress: twenty-nine cents, ibid.
Feeling like the heroine of a Victorian gothic romance: priceless.
(Also I plan to wear this as inspiration for The Novel every day. If I had owned it during NaNoWriMo I might never have removed it.)