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

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Skulls and Spikes

As I get older, I find that I still enjoy many of the same style elements that I did when I was a teenager such as spikes and skulls. I think it's fun to make outfits that still have these elements but are a lot less likely to get you kicked out of a restaurant*/fired from your job, etc. Not that there's anything wrong with going all out, but in certain situations I have to behave myself! I have seen several fellow bloggers posting old pictures of themselves lately which has inspired me to look back at some of my own.


My sister and myself  at Xmas. Note that this was taken with a FILM camera and scanned into the computer.

Hair Flower: Made by my friend
Necklace: Bunny Paige
Top: Zara
Skirt: Banned Apparel
Bracelet: Alex and Ani
Shoes: I got them on the bargain shelf at Aldo for $20. They are nude with blue iridescence. My husband HATES nude shoes for some reason, lol!


For my nails I used some Sally Hansen Halloween Salon Effects. I had these in my nail stash for quite some time as I felt a bit iffy about having white nails. I actually quite enjoyed them, they looked nice and fresh for summer!


Sally Hansen Salon Effects Numbskull
Do you still like the same styles as you did when you were younger? How have you updated your look?

*Yes I HAVE been kicked out of a restaurant for my attire but that is a story for another day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Blue Summer Dress

WOO HOO! Tomorrow fall begins! Today it was cold enough outside for me to wear a sweater, tights, and some ankle boots. Time to put away my summer clothes and start indulging in fall fashion goodness. Here's one of my final summer outfit posts for the year.


Cat sunglasses: Gift from friend
Earrings: Hillberg and Berk
Necklace: Running With Scissors
Sports bra: Lululemon
Bracelet: Random accessory store
Dress: Jessica Simpson
Shoes: Shelleys London Cartore



Makeup: MAC Glaringly Hip Lipstick, Kat Von D Autograph Pencil in Wonderchild.
What is your favourite fashion season?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Striped Maxi Skirt

YEAHHH it's Friday!!! Just kidding, I have to work this weekend. LAME. Anyway, here is another summer outfit. We have been having really nice weather here for this time of year!

I am sure I have said this before but I will say it again - I LOVE MAXI SKIRTS!!! They are one of my favourite things to wear in the summer......and they can also carry over into your fall wardrobe! This black and white striped maxi has got a lot of wear this summer.


Earrings: Lemantula Designs
Necklace: Gift from a friend
Top: Zara
Bracelets: Le Chateau
Skirt: WM
Shoes: Minimarket Plateau Mirage



Well it's time for me to get off of the computer.......I have guests visiting next week so there is much cleaning to be done! 

How was your week?

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fancy Strappy Sports Bras

HOLY CRAP IS IT FALL YET?? It's September and we have still been having hot days here, it is driving me nuts that I am still stuck in my horrid summer clothing! Let's get a bit cold out so I can wear some freakin' scarves or tights or something, yeah?????? Moving on......

Recently, I noticed that sports bras with fancy strap details have become trendy. I am really not into the whole active-wear-as-clothing trend but I have definitely jumped on this particular bandwagon. Due to being larger in the chest area, a lot of clothing ends up being more revealing for everyday wear than I would like it to be. For example, I have a few maxi dresses that I like to wear for casual outings on super hot days......unfortunately, their necklines make them more suitable for wearing over a bathing suit at the beach. I am sure you may have noticed that I am not particularly shy about cleavage or anything but we don't need cleavage ALL the time. When I layer certain things with a sports bra, it gives me more coverage and the straps actually look nice and provide detail. 


Earrings: Buffalo David Bitton
Sports Bra: Lululemon
Bracelets: Le Chateau
Maxi Dress: Suzy Shier
Shoes: Shelley's London Cartore


THANK YOU fancy sports bras for bringing my less than modest maxi dresses back out of the closet!

What do you think of the fancy strappy sports bra layering trend? 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Don't Fear the Crop Top

*For your amusement, please feel free to sing the title of the post to the tune of "Don't Fear the Reaper" with plenty of cowbell in the background*

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you have likely read various posts in which I whine about the lack of summer clothing options that I deem flattering to my body type. Whilst perusing various mainstream fashion stores over the last couple of years, I realized that the crop top has come back into fashion; immediately upon becoming cognizant of this fact, I uttered a single, "F***." I figured it was just one more item of clothing that is better suited to those with a different body type than I and I immediately ruled them out as a summer wardrobe option.
One day, when I was shopping at my favourite store Le Chateau, I decided to try one on for sh*ts and giggles. I discovered that I actually do quite like how they look when paired with a waist high, somewhat structured and not-too-clingy midi skirt. One cannot even see any exposed skin when I am walking around unless I bend over or something (you can see a bit of skin in the outfit picture due to how I am holding my hand on the skirt). I thought wearing a crop top would make me look quite exposed and indecent but it turns out that they can actually provide full coverage if I wear them a certain way. I think it is neat to change up the usual proportions of my outfits as I usually wear long tops. My husband, however, is not as impressed. He HATES high-waisted clothing on women with a passion for some reason!
I wore this floral-themed outfit to go visit some botanical gardens on a day off. 

FACE: MAC Prep and Prime, MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NC15, MAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder in NC15.
BROWS: MAC Eyebrow Pencil in Stud.
CHEEKS: MAC Azalea Blossom Blush
LIPS: MAC Victorian.
EYES: Base: UDPP and MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre.
Shadows: MAC Vex, Beautiful Iris, and Parfait Amour. My Pretty Zombie Cosmetics eyeshadow in Mad Cow. Sugarpill Birthday Girl Chromalust. Voulez-Vous, Lap Dance, and Birthday Suit from the Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Palette.
Liner: Geisha Ink and UD 24/7 Liner in Psychedelic Sister. 
Mascara: Clinique High Impact.





Hair clip: Metal Majesty
Top, Skirt & Earrings: Le Chateau
Bracelet: Came with some perfume 
Shoes: WM


Would you wear a crop top? What would you wear it with?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Summer Outfit Haiku FAIL

***EDIT: Upon opening this post to proofread it, I realized I f**ked up. A Haiku has 5 syllables, then 7 syllables, then 5 syllables on the last line. Somehow I have done it 7-5-7. I am not sure why I wrote this post as a bunch of messed up Haikus in the first place. Sometimes I wonder if I am all there anymore.***

I've run out of things to say
So I'll write Haikus
To describe my summer clothes

Black and blue are great colours
I love peplum tops
They do hide my stomach flap

Crochet is in style this year
Long black skirt flowing
Ventilation as I walk

I like black chunky sandals
They trip me often
Be careful when you wear them


Sunglasses: Guess
Earrings: Lemantula Designs
Necklace: Aldo Accessories
Top: Express
Shrug: Simons (Twik)
Skirt: WM
Shoes: Shelleys London Cartore

Have you ever written posts
With only Haikus
Please try it if you haven't*

*Please try not to be an idiot like me and write yours correctly. Alternatively, if you have not lost your mind like I have, just continue writing normal posts as usual. Have a great day!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mixing Patterns

How is everyone doing on this Thursday evening? I am anxiously awaiting the end of my work day tomorrow as it is the last day before I get some time off!! WOO HOO!!! I could really use it at this point, work has been driving me nuts lately!

There are a few "fashion rules" that I tend to break on a regular basis. One of them is "Don't mix patterns." Today's outfit features 3 different black and white patterns: an abstract pattern on the tank top, a rippling water type pattern on the skirt, and an eyeball pattern on the scarf. Do they go together? Not particularly. However, I was feeling very black and white upon this day so I just said f**k it and put on ALL the black and white things! I was quite pleased that it was JUST BARELY cold enough out to wear a light scarf as a shawl.



Hair flower: (can't really see in the picture): Made by my friend
Top: H&M
Necklace: Moon Maiden Jewelry
Skirt + Scarf: Le Chateau
Bracelet: Guess
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Ramen Chain
Lip Gloss: OCC Stained Gloss Test Tube in Little Black Dress

Do you ever mix patterns?