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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Weekend Getaway: Adam Ant

This past weekend Derek and I took a weekend get-a-way to Cleveland, Ohio for some kitsch-tastic fun at Davide's Tropical Paradise (more about that in another blog), but mostly to see Adam Ant!

Derek is a huge fan and being the super fan that I am, I suggested we got dressed up for the show in our best Adam Ant-esque fashions. Turns out we both opted to wear clothing* that doesn't get much wear, but certainly got a lot of compliments and attention....very flattering! The funniest part for me was when we went to have a drink at Porco (Tiki lounge) before the show and got asked so many questions about our outfits. "Do you always dress this way?!!?!?!!?" and people forced hugs on me. I guess we made them happy...or they were just drunk. LOL! Needless to say I ordered a Navy Grog  as I was in a pirate-y state of mind. Mmmmmm!

*Derek's coat and shirt are by Shrine Clothing *My dress is by Shawna Hofmann, hat is from a costume store

Adam Ant was fabulous, the crowd was fabulous and we dance and sang our hearts out. I have to say, Adam looks very sexy in his leather pants. Me-OW!!!!!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Thrift Store Cutie

Most of the time when I am thrifting or second hand shopping I'm looking for items for my etsy shop or items for resale, but occasionally I will find a little cutie for myself. This little dress was picked up for $4 and I was surprised that it had a Forever 21 label.

Though it's hard to see in the photo, I'm wearing a pair of stretch lace bike shorts by Deranged Designs. These are the best and most comfortable bike shorts I've ever owned! Not only is their construction superior, they are incredibly comfortable. The shorts make wearing dresses that are too short for me easier to wear as I don't like my bum hanging out. Hahahaha!!!

Wearing; bow dress (thrift store), spiked flower headband (Bling Beauty Bowtique), Siren (Matte Lipstick by NYX Cosmetics)

Looking forward to the weekend, we're heading to Cleveland, Ohio for some adventure.

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Friday, September 8, 2017

It Doesn't Take A Lot of Money To Look This Tacky

"It doesn't take a lot of money to look this tacky", is something I say quite often and I really don't mean that I think it's tacky......I think it's FABULOUS! (You have probably figured out by now that I'm a very tongue-in-cheek person) What I am referencing to in this instance is for my love of collecting (and wearing) muumuu's and caftans. The one I am wearing is my newest addition that I snatched off ebay for $16.99, which included shipping. And, the perfect opportunity to wear this beauty was for Tiki Tuesday at our favorite restaurant. I even turned a few heads, hahaha!!!!

Fish and palm trees and blue water, oh my!

I love this style of caftan, I would think it would be amazing if I could make the same style with some spooky prints. Derek and I have been talking about it for years and would love to have a matching Hawaiian style honeymoon set made for us (camp shirt and muumuu) with a print that has bats and pineapples or something along those lines. Mixing the two things we love! Probably would have to have the fabric printed and search out a seamstress (or seamster) to make us our dream garments come true. Sigh.....a gal can dream. Hahaha!!!!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Feelin' Like Autumn

Despite battling sinus issues, I enjoyed the cooler Autumn-like weather yesterday. We've been having a very mild Summer, which has been a bit of a bummer since Derek and I bought a little 3 foot pool for the backyard. It's basically like an adult kiddie pool. Hehe!

The cooler weather gave me a chance to wear this cute tunic top I got last month on my thrifting adventures. I really love the collar and the bronze collar tip details. It's the type of top that you can roll up the sleeves and button them up, but I'm not a huge fan of that look, so I may just snip the little buttons that are on the sleeves. 

Wearing; tunic top (thrifted), stripe leggings (old, via Sourpuss Clothing), boots (Dirty Laundry), earrings (Blood Flowers Jewelry via etsy)

Can you tell the sinus meds are making me kooky....more than usual.

Do you have any fun plans this weekend?

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Long Overdue Cover Up

Many, many moons ago (like 15 years worth), I went to Canada to get another tattoo done by an artist who had done a few tattoo's for me. This time I wanted a design of a sacred heart with "love" in the middle and two skeletal cherubs holding onto the banner. Andddddddddddd I got this. I remember describing to him what I wanted and when he was drawing it out in front of me, I didn't like it. In fact, it was no where near the style I had envisioned. I went through with him; finishing the drawing, asking me if I like it, approving the design, making the stencil and permanently tattooing it on me. I hated it then and I hate it even more now that it's been 15 years later. 

The moral of the story: I should have said something. I should have said I didn't like it and I shouldn't have had it tattooed on me. It wasn't the artist's fault, it was my fault. Lesson learned and learn from my experience. SAY SOMETHING!!!!!

I'm red because we just finished

Lucky for me, the bad decision can be covered up. Not all bad tattoo's can be covered up, so I am grateful that Derek's handy work will produce a tattoo on my back that I'm not embarrassed to show off. I won't hear, "Oh I didn't know you had a tattoo there", almost every time I wear a sundress or anything that has a low back (which didn't happen to often as I was covering it up on purpose) reminding me of the terrible piece of crap on my back.

I don't know why I waited so long to have it covered up, especially with Derek saying, "I can't wait to cover that up for you!". Hahaha! I guess the time was right. *Wink*

Thank you for reading, until next time!