Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sunday Funday with Stripes and Bones

I've been making a point to wear different clothing combinations for the weekends. I work at a clothing boutique and though I love my job, I need to "dress up" everyday, so I feel like being lazy on the weekends. Argh! So, I'm trying to find a happy medium between wearing fussy fashion and comfy cute, hey I just made that up. LOL!

Since Derek and I went out shopping for Halloween items (once again!), I threw together this outfit in which I was quite pleased. I picked up this striped skater skirt from H&M months ago and haven't worn it due to being conscious of it making my bottom portion look wide. In reality, once I put something on, I just go with it! I tell that little voice of insecurity to "shut up", it's only clothes! 

Derek and I had a nice time spending the day together and even went to the Mall! *Gasp* I wanted to explore what the stores has to offer and get some exercise while we window shopped. I have to admit it was sorta fun! 

"Is Halloween your favorite time of the year?"
Yes. Yes it is.

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Tag, You're It! The Halloween Tag

Ms. Mary Bart from Mourning Glory Designs tagged me for the Halloween Tag! The tag is to answer the 13 questions and then tag 5 more bloggers. Fun fun fun!!!

1. Favorite Halloween song?
2. Witch or Vampire?
3. Favorite thing about Halloween?
4. Halloween party or scary movie marathon?
5. Skeletons or Zombies?
6. Favorite Halloween candy?
7. Favorite Halloween movie?
8. Favorite Halloween costume?
9. Favorite Halloween store?
10. Jack-o-lanterns, yes or no?
11. Bats or Black Cats?
12. Is Halloween your favorite holiday?
13. Pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate?

My answers:
1. Favorite Halloween song? "Everyday is Halloween" by Ministry. Yes, I'm cliche. Hehehe!

2. Witch or Vampire? I was addicted to Anne Rice in high school and got addicted to watching True Blood=Vampires.

3.  Favorite thing about Halloween? I consider the whole month of October to be Halloween, so I would have to say that celebrating our wedding anniversary and shopping for everyday household items with Derek to be my favorite things.

4. Halloween party or scary movie marathon? Halloween party, hands down. I don't care for scary movies and I don't like to be frightened.

5. Skeletons or Zombies? Skeletons. They just make me smile!

6. Favorite Halloween candy? All of it. Hahaha! I used to have a terrible sweet tooth and was addicted to sugar, now I control myself's HALLOWEEN CANDY. Yum, yum, yum!

7. Favorite Halloween movie? Beetlejuice. Some may not consider it a Halloween movie, but I do! We also watch The Addams Family movies, Sleepy Hallow, Nightmare Before Christmas, etc. 

8. Favorite Halloween costume? When Derek and I dressed as Robert Smith and Siouxsie Sioux and I have to give a shout out to my Lucy from Bram Stoker's Dracula, as I put a lot of effect in to that costume.

9. Favorite Halloween store? We have the Spirit store, which isn't my favorite, yet they open up just for the Halloween season. I would like to mention the best Halloween selection this year has been Home Goods/TJ Maxx

10. Jack-o-lanterns, yes or no? Yes. YES. YESSSSS!!!! I just added some jack-o-lantern blow molds to our collection!

11. Bats or Black Cats? Bats. I like cats, but they make me sneeze. :(

12. Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Yes. I celebrate it everyday! 

13. Pumpkin spice latte or hot chocolate? Neither. *Gasp* I know. I don't care for pumpkin spice in liquid form, I prefer pumpkin spice scones, biscotti and other goodies. 

That was fun, thank you Mary for tagging me! My tags are:

Black Widow Sanctuary
GIY: Goth it Yourself
Vulcan Butterfly

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cute and Creepy Cupcakes

see this dress styled: here and here

It never hurts to dress in theme and seeing as we had our artisan baker friend Jenn of LoveDarla in store, wearing my cupcake dress was a no-brainer. I love these jumper style dresses as they are so easy to layer and style so many different ways!

I got my wish for cooler weather, so much so that we turned the heat on. Since I live in a 1887 year old house (I affectionately call, "This Old Goth Haus"), I was a little more than hesitant to touch the thermostat, but with a loud "clank" and a "thud", the boiler kicked on! We've been saving for a new boiler since we first moved in and let's just say I was elated that all the radiators are heating up and the boiler is responding wonderfully. Our little home is nice and warm and it truly feels like Autumn.....especially since Derek is currently frying up some apples.

Sunday is Funday for Derek and I, so who knows what this afternoon will bring. Halloween decorations are mostly hung and we've accomplished little household tasks, so today is wide open! Hrmmmm....I'm sure we can come up with some trouble to get into. *Wink*

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Kitsch Picks : Summer Blue Jewelry

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Ohhhh it's been a while since I've done a Kitsch Picks, but I'm going to try and feature Halloween goodies all month long! 

I can't get enough of Summer Blue Jewelry's Halloween & Fall section! So many bats, spiders, jack-o-lanterns, oh my! Cute, creepy and kitschy?! Yes, please! Check out all of Summer Blue Jewelry's awesome creations on her etsy page and follow her on instagram, @SummerBlueJewerly.

Do you have a favorite?

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Halloween Hunting

As mentioned in my previous blog post, Derek and I went Halloween hunting on Sunday. It was an unseasonably warm day, but I still managed to wear a few layers. I'm jonesing for jackets, long layers and cozy sweaters, but I'm mostly wishing for an *actual* Autumn and not a 'it's 80 degrees one day and snowing the next' Buffalo weather. 

Weather aside, we had a nice day that included going to stores like; Joann Fabric, Dollar Tree, The Spirit Store and Pier 1. We picked up a few things that included some velvet ribbon for a dress I ordered from that I (now) have to alter. Let's just say their sizing chart is WRONG and I'm not happy, but that's possibly for another blog post......

I was hoping to get more Halloween-inspired household goods, like dish towels and spider web doilies, but alas I haven't found too much that has impressed me. We did come home with some items for our costumes, home decor and Halloween knick knacks. There is still time to do more Halloween hunting, but soon it will be time to put out the decorations and eat some candy corn on October 1st!

Thank you for reading my groovy ghoulies!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla