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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Just a Quick 'Hello'


Just a quick "hello" to say I've been around, but don't really have much to blog about. I have to admit I may be slowing down significantly as I've been putting my focus on my etsy shop. I don't want to intentionally stop blogging, but I think I'm just at a pause for the moment as I have a lot on my mind as well as a lot going on in my personal life. 

One of the biggest changes is that I will be leaving my job at Cats Like Us (4+ years) at the end of March to go and work with my husband at the tattoo shop. Derek has needed a hand for quite some time and we made the decision that I will come help with the operations at the shop. I will also be putting more focus on my etsy shop/second hand selling as it's something I am very passionate about and really enjoy the thrill of the hunt! 

So, I'm lurking around reading everyone else's blogs, but am sort of at a slow point myself. I love all my readers and I hope to gain some momentum and inspiration to share on the blog. 

Thank you for reading, until next time!!



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Welcome to Batty Airlines!

(Thanks to Andrew for the gothy airline idea)

This was an outfit I wore to work last week and I felt this outfit could be a uniform for a Halloween-esque themed airline. Andrew came up with "Batty Airlines" and he even pointed out that we could give the kids (and wear) little pairs of bat wings. Brilliant!



I've been wanting to wear this darling Everyday is Halloween kewpie doll scarf. The little kewpie's are dressed as a bat, skeleton, devil, witch and a pumpkin, too cute!!!


I was wearing a striped scoop neck long sleeve t-shirt, so I thought tying the scarf around my neck would keep me nice and warm..and it did! I usually tie these types of scarfs in my hair, but I think I'm going to explore more ways to incorporate them into work outfits. Wearing a scarf is a great corp goth outfit accessory!


Wearing; Everyday is Halloween scarf (Sourpuss Clothing via Cats Like Us), striped shirt & wool cardigan (thrift), skirt (eShakti), romper boots (vintage, etsy), bead earrings (thrift)

Do you have ways that you like to incorporate scarfs into your outfits?

Thank you for reading, until next time!!!



Monday, January 30, 2017

Old Goths Staying Up Past Their Bedtime


On Friday Derek and I attend our friend Bryan's club night and stayed up past our bedtime and got tacos after, just like the olden days. Hehe! I got to wear a vintage 1980s Frederick's of Hollywood black velvet drapey dress. I picked it up at an estate sale this past Autumn and I thought an old school punk/80s/goth night was the perfect time to wear it out. The dress is super easy and fun to dance in, I got a lot of compliments which made me smile.


Of course the dapper (and goofy) Derek was dressed to the nine's, even though he wouldn't stand still long enough for me to get a proper photo. Hehehe!

I'm wearing; 80s velvet dress (vintage, estate sale find), spider web stocking (Be Wicked), boots (Demonia, used from eBay), cross belt (old, Forever 21), nose chain (made by me), ankh earrings (etsy), leather and chain collar (Spikes and Leather).


We had a great night and I can't wait until next month's event!

Thank you for reading, until next time!!!


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Feelin' Cute and Some New Boots


Back in the day my club looks were quite cute and I was wearing Gothic Lolita-esque pieces well before I even knew that the culture and style existed. I used to hate when people called me cute all the time, as it often felt condescending and made me feel like being 'frilly and ruffley' was looked at as being weak. Like someone was just patting me on the head. Yeah, I was just being an angst-ridden 20 something, who didn't quite realize how pro-woman I was and who needed to channel that energy elsewhere....and stop being so angry. Hahaha!


I'm okay with the word 'cute' and I often feel cute when I am wearing an outfit like I have on. I've excepted the fact that ruffles and frills and lace will be described by most people as cute, heck I use the word myself! Hehehe!


Even my new-to-me boots have a little ruffle on them, which are called kilties. I've been looking to get myself a pair of boots of vintage roper (or lacers, as I've seen them named) style boots for years. They were very popular in the 80s and 90s and are actually a Western style of boot, and a lot of times they are referred to as "Granny Boots".


Wearing; bat hair bow (gift from Danielle and Mike), ribbon tie (very old, eBay), white dress skirt (from Julie Ann), ruffle dress (H&R London, eBay), rib cage sweater (old, Too Fast), roper boots (vintage, etsy)


I've learned over the years that it's just clothes and there will be days when I feel 'cute', 'strong', 'goofy', etc. and dressing to reflect those moods are OKAY! Life is too short to restrain yourself or get upset over the mundane, especially when we need to save our strength for the changing world around us.

Thank you for reading, until next time!!!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Kitsch Picks : Coffin Shelving by Life After Death Designs



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These coffin shelves have stolen my heart!! How amazing are these designs by Life After Death Designs?!?!?!? Such a great idea to display all your macabre knick knacks or create a wall alter. *Sigh* I just can't find the words to properly state how much I love these. Hehe!

Thank you for reading, until next time!!!