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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!!!



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Listens to Deathrock, But Still Wants a Mai Tai


The title is just silly meme language that I thought was fun for the title of the blog. I often find it hard to write blog titles, am I the only one? Anywho, Tuesday was Cantiki Tuesdays at our favorite tex-mex restaurant and I wore one of my most recent muumuu acquisition's. Unfortunately due to it being a winter event (Cantiki Tuesday's that is), I had to wear a sweater over my muumuu and wear boots. Hahahaha! Hawaiian dress+winter styling=hard.


Ahhhh much better!


Crappy cell phone pics don't do my makeup justice, but know that Sugar Pill Cosmetic's Afterparty (bright matte blue) was worn as it matches the muumuu. Tiki nights are a good reason to wear bright eye shadow and be matchy matchy, oh yes...and wear some frosty bronze lipstick.


I got my Mai Tai and my partner in crime, life is good!


Random photo from the first Cantiki Tuesday of the season. Lots of flamingos all over
*Wink*

I love Tiki in the Winter...and anytime, it's great escapism.

Thank you for reading, until next time!



Monday, January 16, 2017

Friday the 13th in Velvet


After I got home from work on Friday (the 13th!) I decided to slip into this lush velvet dress along with some pointy boots as Derek and I were going to go out for a nice meal. I went to the tattoo shop only to see that Derek and all the guys were slammed as they were having a 'first come, first serve' Friday the 13th themed tattoo special. So, I jumped in to lend a hand and by the time Derek was done it was 10:45pm and too late for eating out. Can't complain and it's always great when the shop is busy!


I had snapped a few camera pics with my phone as I really liked what I was wearing and finally realized I could layer this dress with a blouse underneath. Now I have more styling options and will be wearing the dress more often as winter is the perfect time to wear velvet!



Wearing; velvet dress (Hot Topic), sheer blouse (thrift), boots (eBay), bat necklace (Alchemy Gothic via Kate's Clothing), pewter bone hoops (Martha Rotten)

I love the hem line on this dress!!!

Thank you for reading, until next time!


Thursday, January 12, 2017

80s does 40s: Animal Instincts


I had originally picked up this dress while thrifting to sell in my etsy shop, but out of sheer curiosity I tried it on when I got home and needless to say I decided to keep it. I loved the way the dress fits, it's a lovely 80s does 40s wiggle style dress that is made out of the softest knit I've ever worn.


And it's incredibly figure flattering. I love, love, looooove the slight ruching that is at the waist and sweeps to one side. Me-OW! I'm not quite sure what color the background is as sometimes it looks gray and sometimes it looks bluish, so I'm going to say it's a bluish gray with a black animal pattern all over. Which animal does it look like to you? I can't seem to figure that one out. Hahaha, oh 80s fashion!


Wearing; sweater, dress, boots, beret (all vintage), rhinestone spider brooch (I wore on my wedding dress), earrings (The Pumpking Coven)


I'm going to try my darnest to wear my 80s dresses this winter. I have a few lovely pieces that need to get worn and I hope to feature them here. I have a lot of fun wearing vintage and adding my own personal spins and touches. *Wink*

Thank you for reading, until next time!