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

Thursday, August 17, 2017

COLOURS

Ah, summer......it is a time of great, suffocating heat and limited fashion choices. While I usually like to wear mostly black, in the summer I sometimes take the opportunity to throw on as many colours as I possibly can at the same time. I've got to keep my restless mind amused one way or another...... I have recently taken a shining to so-called "muscle tanks" for the summer. I do not have any toned musculature to show off by any means but these tops DO provide great ventilation in the heat of summer. They are also fun to style with bralettes/sports bras, etc. I wore this outfit to go out for lunch with a friend.

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: Bought from a local shop where I used to live approximately 15 years ago.
My summer fragrances of choice have been some Atelier Cologne samples.....Mandarine Glacial, Orange Sanguine, and Sud Magnolia. I love the smell of citrus!

THE OUTFIT


Top: Zolnar

This summer, it has been a bit cooler out than normal (thank god). My potted flowers were quite happy about this!



How's your summer going?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Summer Music Festival

Every summer, if I can get the time off work, I like to attend a certain music festival that is conveniently located a couple of hours away from where I live. I recently attended said festival so I thought it was high time I posted my photos from LAST YEAR. 
(All band photos were taken by my husband.....if you think my fashion phtography skills are poor, you should see my concert photos......)


Dress: Zoetica Ebb, Necklace and Earrings: DeUno (Etsy)

Voicecoil - SO GOOD

Cyanotic


Note the hot dog suit in the background

The Horrorist......not something I ever thought I would see live. It was truly something.

Agent Side Grinder.......all the way from Sweden



Caustic

Hate Dept.

Cold Cave

Dress: Futurstate Clothing, Shoes: Yes

Left Spine Down

Ayria

Kite

Venetian Snares.....look at those fancy modular synthesizers!

I have nothing but good things to say about this festival, they always book big names and I always find some new bands to listen to. If you live in the area, you should go if you can!



Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tied Off

Do you have a hard time finding tops that fit well? I sure do. Lately, I have been sticking with drape-y or oversized tops as I find it hard to get a good fit with more form-fitting shirts. The shirt in today's outfit always sat kind of weird on me but I figured I could find a way to wear it. I decided to tie it off in the front which hasn't been cool since the 80's or something......whatever. We had unseasonably cool weather this June which allowed me to wear things such as faux leather skirts without dying. Score!

THE EQUIPMENT

Ring: Made by me in silversmithing class, Pin: AFI merch, Estee Lauder Cyber Green eyeshadow, Nixon watch, Hypnovamp earrings.

THE OUTFIT


Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Guess

How's your summer going?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Houseboating

 I have been sorting through some pictures on my computer and I found some things that I never did get around to posting about. For instance, I came across these pictures of my houseboating trip from 2015.........even though they're not particularly recent I figure I'll share them anyway. 

I wasn't particularly keen on going houseboating as it doesn't seem all that safe to give a bunch of land-locked persons a boat to drive around for a week. I had also read too many news stories about people who have died on their houseboating trips (seriously, look it up) so I was quite reluctant to go on such a trip but I was overruled as usual.  Our destination was Shuswap Lake in British Columbia.

THE BOAT

Many of the boats had hilarious and/or clever names. Ours did not.
I was well-prepared safety-wise for our trip. I studied a boating safety course book and purchased a PFD and a whistle just in case. You were not required to wear a life jacket at all times on the houseboat but I figured wearing one most of the time was a good idea. I also made sure I brought my captain's hat so I could fully look like an idiot.




We went at the end of the busy summer season so the weather was not hot. I was fine with this, but other people on the boat wished that the weather was warmer. There was a hot tub on top of the boat which was pretty awesome. For some reason, there was a fire ban a the time we were there so we couldn't have campfires at night on shore as planned. 


I was quite amused to discover that there was a floating licensed restaurant and store that one could visit in the middle of the lake. The lake is quite large and you can travel around to various points of interest.

On one of the days, we went for a hike through the woods to see the Albas Falls. If I have ever said that a friend made something for me that I am wearing on this blog, the lady on the right in the picture below is that person.


The forest in British Columbia is certainly beautiful. The hike is uphill so you get to see all of the different levels of the falls.


ALBAS FALLS



The falls and trees are huge and beautiful but there are also lots of interesting tiny details in the forest if you look closely.






Have you ever been houseboating?

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Bell Sleeves

Another day, another dress that is kind of too short for me.......

Despite its questionable length, the bell-sleeved dress featured in today's clubbing outfit shall no doubt serve me well. It is an excellent basic foundation piece upon which to build a wide variety of outfits using different accessories and shoes. Sparkly accessories and blue lips were my accoutrements of choice for an evening at an alternative dance night.

THE EQUIPMENT

Earrings and Choker: H&M, Eyeshadows: Sugarpill Magpie and Cold Chemistry palette, MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Stain in Young Attitude.

THE OUTFIT


DRESS: Express
SHOES: Ratchet by Elly Clay


What are you up to this weekend?

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Casual Friday: Slubbin' It

Recently, I have noticed that linen fabric is quite trendy and I have been looking for pieces to add to my wardrobe. I found a really neat grey wool and linen slub skirt whilst online shopping; I am quite in love with it as the fabric is excellent quality and I have never owned anything made of such a material before. 
When I first laid eyes upon a piece that was made of linen slub fabric, I'll admit that I had to look up what in the f*** that meant. For someone who obsessively hunts down new and interesting things to add to my closet, I really should be more familiar with my textile terminology. 

THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Cremesheen Gloss in Dark Outsider, Martha Rotten earrings.
THE OUTFIT


Sweater: Cheap Monday
Skirt: Muku 
Boots: Le Chateau

Does anyone have any good book suggestions for learning about fabrics? YEAH I KNOW I could just fire up google but I am old school and like to have books to look at. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Black, Shapeless, Drape-y Things

Today's outfit was worn to a house party. I decided to wear something comfortable so I paired a black, drape-y top with my favourite alien botany leggings. Oh, how I love black, shapeless, drape-y things....they are comfortable, versatile, and they flow when you walk about. Since we're getting into spring/summer, I figure I'll start wearing some brighter colours here and there. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Cuff: Cryoflesh, Necklace: DeUno, Ring: stuff from the craft store glue gunned together, Earrings: Hypnovamp, UD Electric, MAC Violetta.
Nicole By OPI Gone Wishin', Nerdlacquer Cold & Calculating.

THE OUTFIT


Top: Workhall (local)
Leggings: Zoetica Ebb

While I don't look forward to warmer weather ruining my fashion choices, I DO look forward to gardening season! It has begun!

RANDOM GARDENING PHOTO

Grape Hyacinth, Canada 150 Tulip, Queen of the Night Tulips, some form of miniature cedar tree that is supposed to die in my particular climate but hasn't for some reason, weird concrete finger that I found on clearance at a garden centre.