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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Some Weekly Work Outfits

Hello friends! Just some outfits I've worn to work this week. Trying to dress for weather that has been Spring-like, but still has a chilly breeze that has been chilling me to the bone!

I purchased the handmade felt Star Trek Next Generation Combadge pin from a local artisan Lumpy Buttons. Check out her etsy shop here. The pin reminds me of watching the show with my Father, so it makes me smile. (Psssst-I love Jean-Luc Picard and The Borg)

Wearing; sweater and lace t-shirt (H&M), red atomic space skirt (Steady Clothing), lace tights (Leg Avenue), comfy Mary Janes (T.J. Maxx) combadge (Lumpy Buttons)

Yeah, I wear a lot of black and white. I've gotten over it. I like what I like and I won't be stopping any time soon. Hahaha!!!

I finally got a chance to incorporate this layered chain necklace into an outfit. I purchased the necklace from Romwe.com several months ago. I usually don't order from websites like Romwe, but I really wanted this sweatshirt and took the risk in ordering. I didn't have any issues, didn't take a long time to get to me, yet I don't think ordering from Asian fashion websites is for me.

Wearing; shirtdress (eShakti), vest with patches sewn on my me (Sourpuss Clothing), belt (thrift), necklace (Romwe.com), pewter bone hoop earrings (Martha Rotten), boots (Dr. Martens via ebay)

I also wanted to take a quick moment and say thank you for all your support, comments and conversations we have on this blog. I really don't feel very supported at times (though Derek is my rock!), especially with all that I have done on previous or on-going projects. Sorta been feeling a little defeated lately, so even though this is just a 'silly little blog', it is important to me and so are all of you. 

Thank you for reading, until next time!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kitsch Picks: Banners by Bedlam Supply Co.

(click on bold text to link to product)

Bedlam Supply Co. has a lot of amazing goodies, yet I'm immediately drawn to the fantastic garland banners. I've been decorating my sewing room, so naturally I've been window shopping on etsy and came across all the delights that Bedlam Supply Co. has to offer. Check them out and I'm sure you'll find something you love!

Thank you for reading, until next time!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Swing With Me, Baby!

Two Saturday's ago I attended a swing dance that was sponsored by my work. I had an opportunity to give this purple leopard swing dress another try by modifying the armpits to make it more comfortable. It was a surprisingly easy fix and the dress is now back in the wardrobe, yay!!!

Wearing; purple leopard panel dress (Dead Threads), black shrug (Target), accessories (all gifts), bat wing flats (Iron Fist, Yule gift from Derek).

I got to wear these Iron Fist flats for the first time and they surprisingly work well for dancing. There isn't much to these flats, so I do believe they won't last me too long, but they are pretty adorable! 

Our swing dance lessons have been going very well, we just haven't had much time to practice since we've been putting a floor down (I've never been this sore in my life!), yet we've decided to continue beyond our introductory three sessions. We must practice, practice, PRACTICE!!!

Hehehe!!!! Thank you for reading, until next tome!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Purple for Prince

Purple velvet boots, I think Prince would have approved.

This Wednesday we lost Prince. I was at work when Julie Ann told me, I was in shock. I am a big fan, have been since I was a small child and I have to say I'm devastated. Though it sounds ridiculous to feel "devastated", yet you may have felt this way when David Bowie and/or Lemmy died, Prince is another legend gone too soon.

Prince crossed so many genres, made art through his on-stage visuals, costuming and film projects. As his lyrics in the song My Name is Prince says, "My name is Prince and I am funky. My name is Prince, the one and only". So, very true.

When I would feel down, I would put on a Prince album and just dance. I did the same thing when MTV stopped regular programming (on Wednesday) and played Prince videos, I just danced. I felt like the young girl who was obsessed with MTV and music videos in the 80s/90s, the young girl who was entranced by artist's music videos like Prince. Sigh....

Rest in peace the Purple One, thank you for bringing joy to my world and teaching me that self expression is important and liberating.

Thank you for reading, until next time!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Outfit Featuring Tiki Head Brooch by Babe Gang Patches

I am celebrating the weather change and the fact that I don't have to wear 12 layers of clothing. WOOHOOO! It's also nice to have the choice of taking outfit photos outside, even if it's in my sad sparse backyard. I have a black thumb, so late year we pulled up most of the plants to make way for a rock garden in the corner by the fence, with a possible water feature. We would like to make the backyard an extension of our own Tiki oasis.

Wearing; sleeveless swing dress (Forever 21), leopard blazer (Wet Seal), leggings (Sourpuss Clothing), black crystal necklace (flea market find), boots (Dr. Martens), Tiki Head Brooch (Babe Gang Patches)

I love this blazer, it has appeared on the blog many, many, MANY times. My Mom bought it for me as a treat several years ago when she came back to Buffalo for a visit. It was cute since while I was trying it on at the store and she was just smiling from ear to ear. Awww, Mom! We've been shopping buddies for years, even though sometimes we argue. Hehe!

Thank you for reading, until next tome!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla