A Closeted Goth Girl Trying to Make it in the Professional World

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Outerwear Outfit

Where I live, it is COLD outside for many months of the year. Therefore, I have been making an effort to include my outerwear pieces in my outfit rather than just throwing them on over my clothes. For today's outfit, I wore all black but used different textures to keep things interesting. My cotton top had long sleeves which kept my hands sort of warm; the leather jacket contrasted nicely with my pvc and lace skirt. I wore tights, legwarmers, and a scarf for extra warmth; the scarf also added a bit of colour. For accessories, I wore a brooch on my scarf, a delicate earring in one ear, and a vintage ring. 


Ring: Vintage, I believe it was an older relative's; Earring: Free People; Brooch: from an old shirt that got wrecked; MAC Rebel to match my hair.


Top: Noctex
PVC and Lace Skirt: Made by my friend
Legwarmers: Old American Apparel from like, 10 years ago
Leather Jacket: Vintage

FULL DISCLOSURE: Despite my efforts at layering I still froze to death wearing this. 

Who else is ready for some spring weather?

Monday, March 19, 2018


I can't think of anything profound to say today (or any day, really).....so without further ado, here is an outfit.


Earrings: from some random store a million years ago, NARS Dragon Girl, Kate Spade Wristlet


Sweater Dress: Noctex
Boots: Fluevog
Jacket: Vintage
Scarf: Nuit Clothing

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Colour Clash

Today's outfit was worn for performing boring adult responsibilities. I tried to look somewhat put together while still remaining comfortable. Fishnets and interesting shoes were worn to look like some f**k's were given. My plan was to match my lipstick, skirt, and scarf; turns out that these things matched a lot better in my head. The scarf clashed quite badly with the colour of the skirt but I decided to just roll with it and pretend I was making a fashion statement. 


Wined lipstick by Hail Cosmetics


Velvet Crop Top and Skirt: Workhall (local)
Leather Jacket: Vintage

Do you like clashing colours or are you a matchy-matchy kind of person?

Monday, March 12, 2018


This winter, I have been experimenting with copper metal accessories; I got a really neat set of earrings and a necklace for Xmas. Also, I am enrolled in another silversmithing class this spring and I am planning to make some copper pieces.  One thing that I have discovered is that copper does not really play well with my skin tone; the earrings aren't so bad but I think the necklace does not look particularly flattering. Next time I wear it, I will put it on over a black shirt with a higher neckline.


BITE Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lipgloss in Bronze Pearl, Necklace and Earrings: Jamie Spinello.


Dress: Workhall (local)
Clutch: Eggskin Lab


United Nude Tetra Jacky Hi - matching metals FTW
Do you have any copper jewelry?

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Track Shirt

  OH MY GOD, February is FINALLY OVER, THANK GOD. Does February always seem like the worst month ever or is it just me??? Thankfully, I had a break from work a few weeks ago.......I would have loved to travel somewhere but alas, I had a staycation. One of my cats requires daily medication and I do not have anyone who can successfully medicate him in my absence. 

James, being a cat, is quite indifferent to the fact that he is ruining my freedom by not behaving for the cat sitter.

No Fucks Given
Earlier in the season, I mentioned I was trying to restrain myself from finding a pair of track pants. It turns out that I found something even more ridiculous to wear......a TRACK SHIRT. Yes, my friends, it has snap buttons all the way up the sleeves just like a good old pair of track pants.  Perhaps one day I will develop good taste in clothing. 


Good old MAC Violetta, Justine Clenquet earrings, ring made by me.



Brain Coral


Stingray, aka the Sea Flap Flap

Some sort of fish
Unpuffed Puffer Fish

Who else is looking forward to spring?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Burgundy Velvet, Black Lace, Alchemy Gothic

This year, I have had a craving for Victorian/romantic goth things such as velvet and lace. I have been wearing a lot of decidedly un-girly and oversized things lately so I thought I'd change it up a bit. Today's outfit features a velvet pencil skirt that I got right before American Apparel closed and a top with sheer lace on the back. The boots are super old, I got them re-soled and they have re-joined my wardrobe from the depths of the "things I have wrecked" pile.


Necklace: good old Alchemy Gothic. I should have worn a nice dark lipstick instead of a sparkly gloss.


Blazer Cape Coat Thing: Workhall (local)
Top: Guess
Skirt: American Apparel

I am really enjoying the cape/blazer/coat type thing I have on in the second photo. It reminds me of the fancy people you see in street style photos who wear their coats over their shoulders so you can still see their outfit. While it is definitely a neat piece of clothing, it is pretty damn impractical, I nearly froze to death wearing this. It's not coming out again until spring!

Right now, it is REALLY cold out (-28 °C with the windchill which is -18.4 F) and we have a TON of snow, it is thwarting my efforts in the outfit department. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Depeche Mode

Last fall, I was lucky enough to attend a Depeche Mode concert!! Though I usually dress in a modern style, I wanted to pay homage to 80's goth fashion so I wore ankhs and lace. I was pretty excited because my best friends came to visit us! We went to the concert and also got to do a group costume for Halloween, it was a pretty awesome weekend!



Dress: Random clearance rack
Boots: Fluevog



I was really impressed by the concert, the sound and visuals were great, the live vocals and musicianship were awesome; overall it was a great performance from a band I thought I'd never see live.

Did you see Depeche Mode when they were touring? What did you think of the show?