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

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.

THE EQUIPMENT

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

THE OUTFIT


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!

THE EQUIPMENT


THE OUTFIT


Dress: Random clearance rack
Boots: Fluevog

 FANCY BOOTS



CONCERT PHOTOS








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?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oxblood Shoes

I really liked this outfit, therefore, none of my photos of it turned out. ARGH. I tried to match my lipstick to my shoes and I wore a really nice draped linen coat; you will not see it below because every time I have tried to photograph that damned thing the photos are always f***ed for some reason. It must be infused with negative energy or something ;)

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: Anu Tera.....my god this thing is cool! It is made from iron and leather and a quartz crystal.

THE ONLY ONE THAT SORT OF TURNED OUT

WHY ALL THE WEIRD SPOTS?? I wish I knew how to use a camera.

SHOE

Damn, I love this colour!
How's your week going?

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Weird Pants

I do not often like to wear pants but every now and then a unique pair catches my eye. Recently, I found a loose-cut trouser with a panel in front in the store of a local designer. When you walk, the panel flows and creates movement and when you stand still you look like you have a long skirt on. For some reason, this amuses me to no end. For this outfit, I paired them with a distressed crop top, a sheer poncho, and a glass necklace with a real butterfly wing.

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: Midmod Vintage
THE OUTFIT


Note the awkward side pose in a sad attempt to show the unique features of these pants. 

Ripped Cropped Sweater (under poncho): Killstar Clothing
Weird Pants: Workhall (local)

Are you a pants person or do you like to stick with dresses and skirts?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Haulin' Wood

This past fall, I was rather irritated with my husband as he had been going on and on about building a shed in the back yard. I must say that I couldn't muster a single f*** to give about whether or not there was a shed in the back yard; however, I got dragged into helping him haul wood from the home improvement store and he made me pick out the paint colours for it as well. On the day in which I was required to help him, he was not impressed to see me wearing a dress and lipstick; I was wearing FLAT BOOTS for goodness sake and I even had my WOOD earrings on, what more did he want from me!?!? If I am going somewhere other than work, I like to take advantage of the opportunity to make an outfit! I still hauled the damned wood, lipstick and all.

THE EQUIPMENT

Wood and steel earrings from Atrium Creation.
THE OUTFIT


Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target from 2013 that I found in the depths of the closet 
Boots: Fluevog
I should have put on my work gloves to really complete the look.

These boots are my second pair of Fluevogs......my friend actually gave them to me because she was getting rid of some things they hurt her feet. They also hurt my feet the first several times I wore them, they took awhile to break in but are a good pair of boots to have for when I need to wear flat shoes. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Blue Boots

When I can't decide what to wear, my go-to outfit is all-black with statement shoes/accessories. For today's outfit, cobalt blue shoes are my statement piece. Every time I wear these shoes, I get a fair bit of side-eye so they must be doing their job of making a statement, what statement that is, I don't know. Perhaps "I'm not entirely all there" and "I don't know how to dress myself" are the vibes I'm giving off when I should be projecting "I'm 30-something years old and I have my sh*t together." Hmm. I really enjoy wearing this distressed sweater dress, it has a sort of goth athleisure feel to it. I have also got my vitnage leather jacket out again, this time paired with a lovely linen scarf from Nuit clothing.

THE EQUIPMENT

Ring: Made by me, Earrings: Justine Clenquet.
THE OUTFIT


Jacket: Vintage
Scarf: Nuit Clothing
Sweater Dress: Diesel

THE SHOES

United Nude Jacky Lee

 What statement do you try to project through your clothing?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Resurrection of the Vintage Leather Jacket

It has been a weird winter this year; there have been major temperature swings from unseasonably warm to weather-warning cold. When it gets to be -30°C or below, it is essentially an outfit vacuum for me as no one is going to see what you are wearing under your winter jacket anyway. The unseasonably warm weather worked out well as I have been DYING to resurrect an old leather coat that I have had since about 2004. I bought it from a vintage store while I was in university.......I had eyeballed it for about a year before deciding to finally buy it. At the time, I didn't have much of a clothing budget so it was a bit of a splurge for me.
I used to wear the coat whilst riding on the back of a motorcycle but I hadn't used it for several years as it became too small for me to zip up comfortably at some point. I have always loved it so I kept it and I have finally figured out how to style it again. In mild winter weather, it is warm enough to wear open over a sweater or with a blanket scarf. For this outfit, I wore all black items with different materials/textures for interest. I added some fishnets to be trendy and some silver jewellery to finish off the outfit.

THE EQUIPMENT

Chain, ring, and earrings made by me in silversmithing class.

THE OUTFIT


Sweater: Complex Geometries
Velvet Skirt: Vintage 90's
Leather Jacket: Vintage 
Shoes: Fluevog

I am glad I kept this jacket, you will see it on the blog many more times this winter!
Have you had any good clothing resurrections lately?