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

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday

As per usual, I shall post a cyber goth outfit for Cyber Monday. I do not care that cyber goth has not been cool since approximately 2002, I still have a huge soft spot for it. I wore this outfit to go see a Juno Reactor DJ set which I thoroughly enjoyed.

THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Lip Pencil in Cyber World, MAC Lipstick in Cyber, Sugarpill Tiara, Hair flowers made by my friend, Necklace by Dominic Elvin Designs.
THE OUTFIT
(I look really crabby but I'm not, it's just lack of sleep/resting b*tch face)


Theca Dress: Zoetica Ebb
Tights that have a seam down the front that you can see through my dress which I find rather irritating: H & M
Boots: Demonia

The dress looks way cooler in person, the camera flash makes it look like it is not black BUT IT IS. I didn't have much time to get dressed for this and I don't feel I did the dress justice....I will have to try to make a better outfit for it next time.
Kudos to the lady who designed this dress. Despite the fact that it is VERY form-fitting, it is cut in such a way that it is still somewhat flattering if you are not particularly svelte which is NOT always the case with very tight things.

Did you do any online shopping today?

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday

Ah, 'tis Black Friday, the dreaded day when people camp outside of stores to get cheap TV's or something. Upon this day, I would like to take a moment to extol the virtues of BLACK. In terms of clothing and style, you can't go wrong with black in my opinion. I get the most use out of my all-black clothing because it never really goes out of style and you can wear it in so many different ways. If you get a black pair of shoes or boots, you can wear them with almost anything. While we all have colours that look good on us and colours that wash us out, black looks good on pretty much everyone. You can look goth-y, classy, trendy, or conservative in black. In summary, black is the sh*t.

Today's outfit was worn to a club night. It is an outfit that gets a lot of wear because it is a great foundation for accessorizing. When you start with an all black ensemble, you can wear different jewellery, makeup, and shoes and it instantly becomes something new every time you wear it! For this particular evening, I went with a peacock theme. I painted my nails in a "skittles" manicure with blues, teals, and gold. I also did some blue, teal, and gold eye makeup which was fairly elaborate but I couldn't photograph it for the life of me. I wore Kat Von D Poe lipstick (which is fantastic) with MAC No Interruptions overtop. I had a peacock feather hair clip and earrings to complete the look. 

THE EQUIPMENT

A whole lot of makeup, some of it made by me.
THE OUTFIT

Hair Clip: Made by me
Earrings: Made by my friend
Necklace; From an alternative craft fair
Dress: Polymorphe
Corset: Ooh La Latex
Armwarmers: Nimues Latex
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Are you going shopping today? Find any good deals?

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Woven Scarf

I must say, we are having some weird weather where I live right now! It has only snowed, like, twice so far this winter and I can still see my lawn.....it is still green. WEIRD. Usually, we're balls deep in the white stuff by now.........NOT that I'm complaining as snow makes my drive to work a complete sh*t show and limits the shoes that I can wear. This outfit was the first thing I wore this year when it was finally cold enough to wear tights. I wore my hand woven scarf by threefold designs and accessorized it with some old kilt pins I had from back in the day. I also wore but one dangly earring.....didn't I read somewhere that asymmetrical ear jewellery was a trend? I'm SO trendy and up with the times I broke the other earring and just said "f*** it" and wore the one I had already put on anyway. I found an old faux leather mini skirt in my closet which I hadn't worn for a long time because mini skirts are not the most flattering length on me and you can see the outline of the pockets through the faux leather which drives me NUTS. I think I shall just cut the pockets out as I don't use them anyway.

THE EQUIPMENT

Bracelet: Alex + Ani, kilt pins: taken off an old skirt I wore in high school, Earring: Le Chateau, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Motorhead.
THE OUTFIT

CURSE YOU POCKET OUTLINE!!
Scarf: threefold designs
Top: Dex
Skirt: Le Chateau Outlet
Tights: H&M
Boots: Guess

How's the weather in your neck of the woods? Is it cramping your style?

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Galaxy Leggings

So......yeah. How about those U.S. election results??? I don't even know what to say about the kind of f*cketry that is going on in the world these days........I think I will just curl up in a corner and continue to distract myself with makeup and clothes or something.......

***ANYWAY***

Today's outfit was worn to a play one of those group breakout/escape games. I really suck at them but they are pretty fun! I was fairly overdressed to do such a thing but I am always overdressed so whatever. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Some fake eyelashes, MAC Rebel Lipstick, MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous, some Urban Decay eyeliners, a bunch of other crap.
I ACTUALLY PAINTED MY NAILS

Nerd Lacquer Cold and Calculating, Orly Purple Crush.

EYE MAKEUP


I was feeling ambitious and attempted to do my hair nicely. Do you ever look at Pinterest fails?


That is pretty much how it goes with me and hairstyles. I cannot do hair for the life of me but BY GOD I TRY!!

What I was going for.
What I ended up with.
GOOD LORD. Well, at least it looked okay from far away....sort of?

THE OUTFIT


Earrings: Lemantula Designs
Top: H&M
Dress and Leggings: Black Milk
Necklace: Guess
Shoes: YES

Have you ever been to a breakout/escape room? Did you escape in time?

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

Here is a picture of our costumes from last year. My husband and I went as vikings.


We made most of the parts of our costumes ourselves using upholstery fabric we found on sale, faux leather craft lacing, and fake fur. 

This year I was involved in an 8-person Austin Powers group costume. 

Did you dress up this year?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Angels and Demons

It is almost Halloween! Hooray! I am supposed to be going to an early Halloween party tonight but I am currently experiencing a case of  general malaise/headache/nausea for some reason so I may not make it out :( BLARHG. Anyway, here is an outfit from an "angels and demons" themed party I attended at some point. I wore one of my club outfits with some wings from the Halloween store; my husband also wore a club outfit and added some little demon horns to his head with spirit gum.

THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Smoked Purple lipstick, Urban Decay moondust eyshadow in Solstice, Fyrinnae Blush in Seduce, MPZ Blush in LSD, Silk Naturals eyeshadow in Sugar Plum Fairy, Femme Fatale eyeshadows in Dispersion and The Nightmare, Sugarpill Lumi, Spellbound By Jinx Phantom Zone, Annabelle Glitterama liquid eyeliners, UD 24/7 Liners in Ransom and Psychedelic Sister, earrings made by my friend, necklace from local corset store.
HAIR STUFF

My friend made the two hair flowers on the top of this picture.

THE LEAST OUT OF FOCUS MAKEUP PICTURE THAT I MANAGED TO TAKE


THE OUTFIT


Dress: Polymorphe
Shoes: Flynn by Gold Dot

Are you excited for Halloween? I am! I suppose I should get my sh*t together and finish my costume one of these days......

Monday, October 17, 2016

Black Zippers

BLARGH it's Monday. I have the day off so I guess it's not so bad! Today's outfit features one of my favourite things: ZIPPERS. When I was in high school, I used to buy second hand plaid skirts and pants and sew zippers all over them. These days, I am forced to dress like an "adult" most of the time but I am still attracted to things with zippers. The outfit below consists of a top and a skirt; the top gets a lot of wear but I don't often wear the skirt. Due to the placement and curve of the zippers, it is kind of unflattering on the area of the hips and thighs. AH WELL. I wore this to go see a performance at the Fringe Festival earlier this year. I almost never go to things like that as I am not really into theatre but they had a group doing improvised Star Trek called The Red Shirt Diaries so I kind of had to see that. It was hilarious!

THE EQUIPMENT

Earrings: Le Chateau, Necklace: Made by me, Kat Von D Wonderchilde Studded Kiss Lipstick, Cuff: Le Chateau
THE OUTFIT


Top and Skirt: Zara
Tights: Local corset store
Boots: Guess

BOOTS

Guess Lehana
DANG, I love these boots! They have a heel but they are comfortable AF and I wear them all the time. 

Well, it is October 17th and I have not made my Halloween costume yet. I also need to do my half-assed workout and go grocery shopping.....I shall be making spaghetti squash and zucchini pasta with homemade sundried tomato and basil pesto for supper! There is also a pile of clothing and jewellery that need to be repaired.....I suppose I should quit sitting on my ass drinking coffee with my cats and get some sh*t done!

What are you up to on this fine Monday?