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Monday, April 24, 2017

"That's Not A Skirt?!"

I've had some luck in adding a few thrifted pieces to my closet. I found these bottoms in the skirt section and was pleasantly surprised to find that they were cropped gaucho pants. I was drawn to the high waist, pleating, length and the 'V' style front that is similar to my favorite shirt

Yay, so comfortable and flowy! Looking forward to styling these pants in a variety of ways, as I believe these will become a wardrobe staple. 

Wearing; velvet beret (thrift), boatneck top (Target), studded cardigan (eBay), gaucho pants (thrift), thin studded belt (Target), moon and bat necklace (The Pumpkin Coven), boots (6pm.com)

I hope everyone is having a great Monday. I'm recovering from a very eventful Sunday night, which I will share soon. *Wink*

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Monday, April 17, 2017

It Was a Hoppy Sunday

Derek and I had a few friends over yesterday for Zombie cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. We are not religious, but grew up with families that celebrated 'Jesus rising from the dead'. Over the past several years we've celebrated in our own way, which usually involves a lot of satire and harmless poking fun at the holiday.

Oh yes, Derek is making ground lamb meatballs. They were delicious.

We also made deviled eggs, crab dip, shrimp cocktail and I made a pentacle star veggie tray...with unholy hummus on the side. Hahahaha!!!! My sweater came from the thrift store and bunny ears were leftover from last years Ostara art show (at the tattoo shop), so I got creative with some black electrical tape. 

I didn't get a chance to snap any other photos as there was lots of conversation, drinks and food that were being enjoyed. I am always grateful that I have such good people around us, people who enjoy our sense of humor and are always making us laugh. Good times. Good times indeed.

Andddddd Danielle snapped this photo to send to her Mother. I am sitting on my poop beanbag chair, the newest addition to my poop emoji collection. *Strikes a pose on a poop* Hahahahahahhaa!!!!! 

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday, no matter how you celebrate or don't!

Until next time!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Two Posts in One Week?!?!?!?

Helllllloooooo friends! Just goofing around at the tattoo shop this Saturday afternoon. It's a gloomy and wet Spring day, but I have to admit I love this sorta weather. *cough* So goth *cough* Perfect temperature to wear a little bell sleeve dress with crushed velvet leggings and my cowboy boots. 

Since I'm in a sinus medicine induced goofy/chatty sorta mood, I thought I would just ramble on about what general life stuff. But first, how are you all doing? What have you been up too? Working on any cool projects or watching any new shows? 

Speaking of shows, Derek and I have been all over watching season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race. In fact, we re-watched all the past seasons and I've been addicted to watching the WOW Presents Youtube channel. I also started watching the Hulu original series, Harlots and I am really enjoying the show.

Currently re-reading Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice. I forgot how wordy and descriptive Anne Rice can be!

Been using E.L.F Cosmetics Daily Face Wash ($4!!!!) and their Daily Hydration Moisturizer ($8!!!) and I love them. I was disappointed with the Nourishing Night Cream, but the face wash and moisturizer will definitely be a re-purchase.

I love to cook and since going gluten free, I've had to modify my diet. Luckily I'm not missing out on too many things (other than my beloved favorite pizza place) and just had to get a little creative. 

Some favorites in our house:

Supreme Pizza Cauliflower Casserole (you can modify the toppings to whatever you like)

Easy Chicken Fajitas (I have corn tortillas rather than flour tortillas)

Time to get back to work, thank you for reading everyone!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Red and Black Striped Jacket

Hello friends!!! What's shakin? Things have been going well for me with the transition to the tattoo shop as well as focusing on my etsy shop. I've been having a bit of fun getting dressed as of late, been sorting through the closet and accessories as well my shoe closet. One article that needs more love is this red and black striped jacket that I've had for quite a few years. It's an old Hell Bunny jacket, which is actually labeled "Mercy".

Add a few pins and buttons to the lapels and Voila! 

I'm happy that Spring is here and for a bit warmer weather. What I'm not too excited about it realizing I need some new Summer clothing as a lot of my clothing is very worn out and looking ratty. Sometimes I hate shopping as I just can't seem to find new dresses and staple pieces. Ugh!!!!!! 

Anywho, have a great Thursday and a great weekend! Miss you all!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Accidental Deletes and Blonde Hair

Hello, this was going to be a quick post about how I'm back to blonde. Now it's a quick post saying I accidentally deleted 100+ photos in a Google Photos folder that effected 34 posts. UGH! With one click they were gone and I'm still trying to figure out how that is possible!?!?!?!?! No recovery at all.



(I was feeling very Ministry during the 'Twitch' era)

I will get the photos back up as soon as I can muster the energy to find them and re-upload them. Besides this hiccup, life has been busy and good. I shifted my gears from working at Cats Like Us to helping out at the tattoo shop and I've been busy with etsy. Oh yes and watching season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race. Is anyone else watching and is there anyone who is sparking your interest? I'm going to closely watch Eureka and Sasha Velour. Werrrrrrk!

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Spring Equinox 2017!

Hello my dear friends! Happy Spring Equinox (a day late), I hope you are all doing well. I've been a busy bat over here with small house projects, work and traveling to New Jersey this past weekend for Nana Ruth's beautiful memorial service. It was great to see family on our whirlwind trip.

Though we were plagued with a snow storm last week, temperatures are rising and the snow is melting. This means I'm not freezing my bum off! Wooooo!!! I was able to wear less layers today and was actually too warm in my winter coat. Bonus! I hope we have nice weather this year, because I have so many things to look forward to in the next few months and beyond. Fun things include; RuPaul's Drag Race season premiere starts on Friday, going to see The Shady Tour in April which includes some of my favorite Drag Race Queens that will be performing. Months ago, Derek and I booked a trip to New Orleans in May and we will be visiting friends in Texas in October (Hello Lauren and Clint *waves*!) There is also talk about seeing Adam Ant in September, as well as visiting our favorite places in Cleveland, OH. Eeeeeeeee! So excited!

I hope you are all having a great start to the week! Take care!

Friday, March 10, 2017

80s Knit Dress

Since I've been amping up my thrift hunting, I've been finding a few treasure to add to my own personal closet, like this 80s button-up knit dress. Warm, cozy, has pockets AND shoulder pads. Hehehe! I've given myself a sort of a light "challenge" to only purchase second hand clothing and stay away from tempting online shopping (unless it's eBay or etsy). I tend to prefer to buy things second hand and thrift, but have been more conscious of it and thus keeping my money in my wallet rather than impulse shopping.

Well my friends, I've been battling terrible sinusitis and I'll be happy when I look normal enough to perhaps photograph some more of my recent thrift finds. I hope you all have a happy and healthy weekend!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Kitsch Picks: Love Kills Boutique

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Where was Love Kills Boutique when I have my ears stretched?! I had such a hard time narrowing my Kitsch Picks down to just four as I really like so many of their designs. One of the great things about their shop is that they offer a variety of plugs sizes AND they offer a 'fake plug' option for a few of them, like the black gem bats dangle plugs, which intrigues me.

They are having a sale in which all the proceeds of the sales go to their Father who is fighting cancer for a second time. Please give their shop a look and support!

USE CODE: FCANCER20 for 20% off your purchase
USE CODE: FCANCER30 for 30% off your purchase on $100 or more

***Coupon codes must be used at checkout. No credit , Not valid on previous orders.***

Thank you for reading, until next time!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

So Many (Halloween) Kitties

Hello friends! I forgot that I had snapped these photos last week (or the week before?) of my matchy-matchy Halloween cat sweater and leggings. I snatched up the leggings a few years ago when Sourpuss Clothing when the Halloween cat first started to appear. (You can see me being matchy matchy when we visited Salem, MA)

Wearing; LucyFur sweater and leggings (Sourpuss Clothing), skirt (DIY'ed from a dress), silver necklaces (thrift), boots (Madden Girl via 6pm.com)

Putting this outfit together was one was as simple as walking into my closet, looking at my leggings folded on the shelf, then scanning my folded sweaters and Voila! An outfit was born. Side note-we've been working on our closet room as our previous set up was not working to the room's full potential.

I hope everyone enjoy's their day and I always appreciate you visiting my little piece of the internet!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Let's Dance!

February has flown by for me, so much so I was a little surprised that our monthly goth/punk night (War Dance) came up so quick! This month I choose another 80s piece that I found while thrifting and I'm so glad I found this beauty. Not only did I pick it up for next-to-nothing, it fits like a glove and it's incredibly comfortable, fun to dance in and will be a great dress to style in multiple ways.

Wearing; 80s dress (thrifted), 80s chain belt (estate sale), scarab necklace (boutique in Pittsburgh, PA), cross earrings (The Pumpkin Coven), winklepicker skull buckle boots (Demonia, second hand via ebay), bead bracelets (various places/second hand)

I love, love, LOVE the lace details at the shoulders and the very low lace panel on the back of the dress. The skirt is ultra twirly, so that was an added bonus while I was dancing the night away. Side note-I danced so much that I had terrible knee pain the next day. Hahaha! Older goth's just want to have fun, but pay it the next day.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend, they always go by too quickly!

Thank you for reading, until next time!

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!!

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!!!

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!