Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show

Sunday we went to see the Brian Setzer Orchestra Holiday Show and it was awesome! We sat fourth row! This was also our Cats Like Us holiday celebration, which works out to have it early before all the holiday insanity ensues. 

Brian Setzer (of The Stray Cats) sounded great and the musicians in his orchestra are all so talented. They all looked like they were having a blast together! 

It was a perfect excuse to wear some rhinestones and things that sparkle. Even though it wasn't necessarily a "dressy event", it is always fun to make anything an occasion! 

+dress: eShakti +rhinestone collar: vintage +burgundy sparkle tights: Target
+shoes: Two Lips Too

I'm realizing I am digging solid color tights, adds a little more variety to my closet so I can make even more outfit combinations.

My handsome fellow and I matched. I know, dork city. *Wink* Derek is trying out a beard for the first time ever and I have to say it looks good! I encouraged him to try something new as it never hurts to change it up from time to time. I call him weirdy beardy, hehe!

Have you ever seen the Brian Setzer Orchestra or The Stray Cats?

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, November 24, 2014

Things That Make Me Go Hrmmm : Adora BatBrat Video


I was inspired to post this video by Adora BatBrat to prompt discussion of style.

Working in a retro boutique our style's mostly focus on 40s, 50s and 60s clothing, but I don't just lump everyone together into a 1950s look. Hell, I'm a goth and I love retro cuts and styling because it is classic in the sense of the way the clothing is designed!

The pin up and retro rockabilly look has become more popular with "former goths" and I don't agree with Adora just generalizing that we have "lost goths to this look". We have had many discussion's (at work) as to why a lot of people make a transition to a more retro style and I personally believe it makes sense. If you want to (or have to) wear more color, still want a dramatic look and wear clothing that still makes you feel unique, retro clothing styles make sense to me. But, no one said that you can't infuse multiple styles into your own personal style! Keyword : personal!

I do have to express that anyone is allowed to change and evolve their look/tastes/style/etc, but it disappoints me when people look their noses down at styles (*cough goth cough*) that they think are immature or childish. Your style is not a costume, it's an extension of you and how you like to express yourself.

In closing, I'm not condemning Adora BatBrat for her opinion, but I thank her for inspiring me to write this blog.

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Vampire Sweater, Stripes and Snowvember

Buffalo's had some severe winter weather and it's safe to say that it is a natural disaster. I feel so helpless as we live on the northern side of the city and we've had next-to-no snow, while about 15 minutes away friend's of mine have been trapped in over 6 feet of snow! There have been driving bans, the highways have been closed and there is no way to get to them to try and help them dig out or get food and supplies to them. Luckily I live in the 'City of Good Neighbors' and people are doing their best to help whomever needs assistance. This truly is a nightmare.


To show you how crazy the ban of lake effect snow was, this a time lapse video. The sky is just dumping snow.

For us in the north towns, it's been business as usual while we watch the news and get updates from friends and family.

I'm off to work shortly, but keeping my friends in my thoughts as the temperatures are rising and the snow will start to melt. Flooding is a major concern along with roofs collapsing. Ugh! I have lived in Buffalo my whole life and have been through many blizzards, but this is the worst I've ever seen!!!!

I know doing an outfit post is silly while I'm talking about this disaster, but my friend Barb remarked that she is enjoying my posts as she's dealing with this mess. So "hello!" to Barb and I hope she didn't run out of chocolate!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Last Beat of My Heart : Orations

The Orations are Buffalo, NY natives and composed of some of the most talented musicians that I know. I'm excited to share their first music video with you all!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Kitsch Picks : Art of Stephanie Buscema

Oh Stephanie Buscema's art is just so darn cute and creepy! Check out her etsy shop that is filled with all sorts of goodies that are adorned with her original art work. The Step Right Up print may have to be added to our collection, I love it!!!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla