Scorpio Inspired



The theme for this month’s Thrifty Six collaboration is Star Signs. I’m not one to read horoscopes or pay any mind to astrology, but I think this is such a fun theme for a style challenge! I remember receiving a small purple book about my sign in my Easter basket once when I was very young, and I read it cover-to-cover. I don’t have it with me in my apartment (it’s still at my parents’ house), so I had to consult the internet to brush up on some facts about my sign, Scorpio.

Scorpios are said to be bold, creative, determined, and mysterious. They like stability and routines and can be a bit obsessive sometimes. They’re also very secretive and tend to hold grudges, and Scorpios don’t like to communicate their emotions.


So, how much did the stars get it right? I think I’m very creative in certain things and not at all creative in others (for instance, I couldn’t write a piece of fiction to save my life). I’m definitely more bold than I am timid, especially when it comes to my fashion choices, and I am very determined in all aspects of my life; if I’m going to pursue something, I’m going to give it my all.

However, I am not mysterious or secretive in the least. I am about as open a book as they come, and whenever I try to do a mysterious model-like smolder in my blog photos, I just look like I’m having some serious stomach issues. Only smiles for me. I also can’t keep grudges, even when I want to—I’m almost always the first to apologize in an argument even if I didn’t start it. And I’m more than a bit obsessive… I can be very obsessive sometimes, working on a project for hours and hours without eating or noticing the time, or getting caught up in the smallest details that nobody else would ever notice. I like to think I am a recovering perfectionist!


I was interested to see which star signs are compatible with Scorpios because my boyfriend, best friend, and mom all have birthdays within two days of each other. Crazy, right? I thought maybe Scorpios are drawn to Aries considering, but nope. Apparently Scorpios are not compatible with Aries. All I know is that my boyfriend thinks astrology is the most ridiculous thing ever and wouldn’t even entertain a conversation about it, ha! I don’t believe in it at all, but I don’t mind an occasional discussion about it, either. If anything, I think it’s entertaining to see how right/wrong it can be or how vague the language is so that it applies to the greatest number of people.

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Anyway, onto the outfit! It took me a while to brainstorm what a Scorpio might wear. In my head I imagined an edgy look with lots of black since they’re secretive and mysterious (and, you know, scorpion vibes). But I also pictured a Scorpio dressed in a deep purple. I had a Scorpio Barbie doll when I was younger that wore a dark purple, sparkly mermaid-shaped gown with a scorpion on the chest. I remember she had lots of sparkly makeup and a high, very long black ponytail. (Aha! Here she is—just how I remembered, though I didn’t recall the fur stole.)

With the Barbie in mind, I put together an outfit with this geometric thrifted dress and a light purple, sparkly, hand-me-down sweater over top. I threw on sheer tights and black booties and thought it was a very cute look, even though it was out of style (think 2016 Tumblr girl aesthetic). Regardless, I put it on and was so excited by the two secondhand pieces and the homage to my purple Barbie, but I ultimately decided it was just too wintery for a September blog post.

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I shifted gears and made the geometric dress the centerpiece of the outfit, which I thrifted while studying abroad in Scotland (I miss the secondhand stores there—they were SO good). For some reason the word “Zodiac” and geometric prints just seem to go together in my head. I also remember reading that Scorpios are kind of sexual, so a sexy bodycon seemed fitting. The outfit really comes together through the accessories, though, with studded heels reminiscent of constellations and a beaded starburst clutch from Francesca’s. I added a bold dark lip and left my hair in its sort of crazy natural state to embrace the Scorpio within.

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Be sure to check out my thrifty friends’ star sign-themed outfits at the links below—there are so many fun looks and creative interpretations of the prompt!


Emma of Style Splash:

“My zodiac sign is Cancer, a water sign symbolised by the crab. Cancerians are ruled by the moon and said to be passionate, caring, sensitive, creative and secretive.  I chose a vintage shirt in a blue pattern to represent water and silver cropped trousers, sandals and thrifted cocktail ring for the moon. My bag, which was a gift from my dad, features a fun crabby Cancerian print.”

Jodie of Jodie’s Touch of Style:

“I’m a Sagittarius, which is half man, half horse (thus the cowboy boots). When I googled it, I read that we are “playful, fun, and competitive”. The funny part was it said you’d never be able to guess what a Sag outfit would look like. And that’s me to a tee. Unpredictable and colorful. My shorts were originally thrifted as suede pants until I shortened them (see that article here). Everything except the hat is thrifted.
I giggled because after I purchased the top, I was reading the label and it’s sleepwear. But you’d never know, and that’s my kind of versatility in a wardrobe.”

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge:

“I am Gemini through and through. The celestial twins are both integral parts of my airy personality. The yin and the yang work in perfect harmony as I float through life with my head in the clouds. Geminis are often considered social butterflies, so I restyled my butterfly wrap made from thrifted scarves. The contrasting colors represent the duality of my sign and vibrant colors are always a favorite of playful and curious Geminis. There are many more Gemini-inspired details in this outfit including my ‘twin fly’ brooches but you will have to visit my post to see it all!”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade:

“Twinkle, twinkle little star… how I wonder what star sign you are? This month’s T6 theme is all about star signs… there’s only one star sign for me and that’s the sign of a star! Stars are cute and fun to style, this little rara skirt is a bit of fun too…”

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style:

“My zodiac sign is achievement-oriented, perfectionist and tidy. But also so focused on achieving goals that this sign can also have an overly critical attitude. And is easily tense and anxious. My zodiac sign is honest, loyal and reliable. And good at cheering up other people. And? Did you guess? My zodiac sign is Virgo! And how do I adjust my outfit to my zodiac sign? Virgo doesn’t like too much hassle. Not even in their outfit. It should look simple, coordinated and elegant. A few beautiful pieces of jewelry are more than enough. The Virgo does not need much, she radiates from within! And see here! This is me! Simple, matchy matchy and elegant. Pre loved top from Cos via Vinted, Zara skirt and Adidas sneakers.”

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Do you follow astrology? If so, which parts of your personality match your sign and which parts don’t? I’d love to hear in the comments! And let me know what outfit you would put together to embody your sign.


Miles of smiles,



Dress: Thrifted, $10 ($5.00 per wear) | Black Leather Jacket: Blank NYC via local boutique, $25 ($0.42 per wear), last worn here | Black Heels: Frye via Sundance Outlet, $75 ($8.33 per wear), last worn here | Star Purse: Francesca’s, $20 ($4.00 per wear), last worn here

4 comments on “Scorpio Inspired”

  1. Grace, you look absolutely amazing in this outfit! I really like how you interpreted your Scorpioness into this outfit! I can definitely see why geometric prints remind you of astrology. I’m not sure why but it really does work! I do enjoy astrology and occasionally read my horoscope but without giving it too much weight. I think it is super fun to see how our zodiac signs relate to our actual personalities but I definitely don’t adhere strictly to those compatibility charts and things! That’s just silly. But as we know, silly equates to fun, so why the heck not! Haha.


  2. I’m with your boyfriend in all reality. I guess it’s because the vaguness that you talked about. I mean, I could read any of them and they could somehow apply to me. That being said, this was a fun way to style an outfit.

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