Sunday, December 30, 2012

Outfit Post: Preppy Goth? Plus a little FOTD.

Okay, so I was quite nervous about posting this, as I fear getting random comments of "That is not goth!". Still I decided to take the plunge. Lately I've been playing with the idea of pairing perhaps the least gothy way of dressing with some very gothy elements. Sort of like gothabilly, but a bit less kitchsy. More like what I think Jackie O or Audrey Hepburn would have worn if they were goth.

So here's my little first outfit in this style. Also I decided to try the goth color theory of Black+Color+Color inspired by CorpGoth's rather old post here: Although maybe that's two colors, does white could as an accent color here?

 Also sorry for the not so fantastic quality of these pictures. I can't find the usb cord for my camera so all of these were taken with my iphone, by my lovely boyfriend. Anyways, onto the face of the day.

I decided to do a bit of gray based pin-up look. With blue eyeliner to match my skirt for fun. I'm also wearing my new favorite lipstick, Revlon Fire and Ice. It's a bit more of toned down red, plus it's a color they've had since the 1950's. The vintage lover in me just couldn't resist. 

You can kind of see the winged liner here. So I hope y'all out there liked the little post, and will be nice.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gothidays Day Six (One for Me): My Little Yule Altar

Here's my little fake tree from Walgreens. Yes, I am aware that my ornaments are not strictly Pagan but they mean something to me and it's my spiritual space so that's what's important.

Some more little decor from Walgreens plus my two candles. One is from Bath and Body Works. The 'Tis the Season scent in case anyone cares. It's awesome. The other is from Joann's that I got last year, and I have never lit it because I don't want to melt away the pretty!

Bird's eye view of the decor. Yay sparkles, they just feel festive to me. 

This year is going to be my first year actually celebrating Yule/Solstice. When I was younger it was always Christmas, with my mom it wasn't really that religious. Except for the one year we went to the midnight Christmas Eve service at First Presbyterian in Palo Alto when I was six or seven. With my dad it was always rather traditionally Christian. This year though, I am finally doing a little Pagan celebration. Though I don't know what yet. So far I just have my altar. Any suggestions for what you and yours have done would be very welcome! 

All I know so far is that me, my boyfriend and my best friend will be meeting up at her house on the 21st. Other than a present exchange we haven't figured out any rituals or what not. I am still doing the "normal" Christmas thing with my mommies (my mom and her wife). Complete with stockings and Christmas morning waffles. Although it will have to be the weekend before Christmas, because I work retail and my mommies will be leaving for Connecticut on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve at midnight I will be at my boyfriend's for his family Christmas. And now that you know every detail of my Christmas I am going to shut up and go away. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Outfit Post: Mary Poppins Inspired!


So I saw this picture a loooong time ago and saved it in my ginormous folder of fashion inspiration pictures on my computer. I was looking through it the other day and realized I have the exact same skirt. So of course, I had to make my own version of this outfit. Because who doesn't want to look like Mary Poppins. 

Top: Thrifted. Cardigan: Thrifted. Skirt: White House Black Market. 
Bracelet: Forever21. Tights: White House Black Market. Shoes: Amazon.

For me, I did a black blouse and black tights instead of the cream in the original picture. Plus I don't have any heels like that, nor would I be able to wear heels that high. So instead I wore my nearly flat granny boots, which I bought recently. They are amazing! It took me months to find them, because most boots like that are heeled. Anyways, that is my Mary Poppins Inspired outfit.

P.S. I am sorry I am a terrible blogger who never posts.
P.S.S. Tomorrow I am going to have a Goth-a-days (From Professor Z's Cabinet of Curiosities blog) about my holiday celebrations. I'm a little scared to do a personal non-fashion post but I want to do that sometimes here so yeah. Please be nice!