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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Floral Velvet

Today is the first day of "spring" a.k.a. everything is still covered in snow for the next 2 months. At this time of the year, I often feel the urge to get in my closet and do some spring cleaning. I feel that as I get older, it will be important to focus on quality rather than quantity of clothing. I have had a bad habit in the past of buying many pieces of inexpensive clothing as I get bored easily; I have been trying to change this into investing in good quality pieces that have wardrobe longevity. I want pieces that can be styled in many different ways and are nicely made so you can keep them for many years. I also need to be careful about finding pieces that are too trendy; they look dated quickly and are harder to style.
One piece of clothing that I wish I would have invested in is a floral velvet dress. I was eyeballing one from Free People but ended up buying a similar one from Zara for less than half the price. Unfortunately, the Zara one is made from a crappy-quality burnout velvet fabric while the Free People one felt lovely. I have worn this dress A LOT, it is perfect for wearing out to dinner, etc. as it is nice but not TOO fancy. I have also been able to style it with various accessories, jackets, and shoes. For the amount of times I have worn it, I wish I would have got the better quality one. 


Earrings: Random Etsy Store. Pressed Eyeshadow: MAC Night Manouevres, loose eyeshadows made by me, MAC Rags to Riches, some old bracelets that my mom gave me.

Dress: Zara
Boots: Le Chateau


Buxom Lips Gabby, cuff: Le Chateau, earrings: Zara


Boots: Steve Madden

When it comes to clothing, what is more important to you: quantity or quality?

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


A few months ago, my sister came to visit. We went to an Our Lady Peace concert for nostalgia's sake; we used to listen to them together when we were kids. The opening band was I Mother Earth featuring Edwin.........it was very......interesting. While Our Lady Peace is a very talented live band, I Mother Earth was looking a lot less polished, so to speak. 
I recently read some article that said most people stop listening to new music at the age of 33. I'm not quite there yet but I feel that this has happened to me. I don't think I have listened to a new band or bought tickets to a concert for a new band in YEARS. The only exception to this has been going to yearly summer music festivals where there are always many bands I have never heard of. What is up with this? I need to go out and buy a bunch of CD's of stuff I have never heard of or something to get myself out of this weird nostalgic rut (YES, I AM THE LAST PERSON ON EARTH WHO STILL BUYS AND LISTENS TO CD'S, I am not up with the times). I also need to quit my job with dramatic flair, drastically change careers, and cover myself with tattoos but that's not going to happen any time soon. *SIGH*


Cuff: Le Chateau, Earrings: Shades of Grey Boutique (local), OCC Stained Gloss in Jealous.

Jacket: Bebe
Dress: Le Chateau
Tights: H&M
Boots: Guess


My sister and I are pretty much opposites when it comes to style. I slather myself in makeup, she doesn't wear any most of the time. I like to over dress for any occasion, she likes to keep things casual. 

What new music are you listening to lately?

Thursday, March 2, 2017


When I went home for Xmas to visit my family, my mother gave me a scarf that wasn't really her style. It was brought in by someone she works with from Pakistan which I thought was kind of neat. Since embroidery was a trend this winter, I thought I would try to incorporate it into some nice layered outfits. My eagerness to style this interesting piece earned me a day of freezing cold suffering for fashion; it was WAY too cold out to be wearing only a sweater, scarf, and light faux-leather jacket! I'll have to take this outfit for another spin when it gets warmer out this spring; next time I wear it I think I'll throw on some red lipstick instead of the more subtle gloss that I chose for this look.


NARS Norma lipgloss, onyx ring: was my mother's grandmother's, earrings: studioValyr

Jacket: Le Chateau
Sweater: DKNY
Skirt: Zara
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden

Who's ready for some slightly warmer, fashion friendly weather??

Monday, February 27, 2017

Necklace Layering

Necklace layering.....I think it was trendy like, 4 years ago or something. Since I am not up with the times I am only getting around to trying this out now. It works out well for me as I love to wear as many accessories at once as possible.  I had the good fortune to have New Year's Eve off this year; on New Year's Day I went out for dinner with a bunch of friends and this is what I wore.


Necklaces: Pilgrim Jewellery and Alexis Bittar, Earrings: Free People.

MAC Berry Black Friday, Bracelet: Le Chateau, Ring: Made by me in silversmithing class.


Bat-Wing Shirt: Black Milk
Skirt: Workhall (local)
Boots: Guess

So I guess it was the Oscars last night......I never watch them as I am not really a movie person. Today, I browsed through the results as they came up when I was Googling pictures of what people wore; I hadn't seen the vast majority of the films that were nominated. One thing I HAD actually seen was O.J.: Made in America which won Best Documentary Feature. It was one of the most interesting things that I have watched in a long time, I would highly recommend seeing it (especially if you're a true crime/documentary nut like me!)

Did you watch the Oscars? 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Shirt Dress

I have always loved the casual chic look of a shirt dress but I could never find one that suited my body type. If you are large in the chest area they can make a person look like a shapeless blob or somewhat pregnant. Many of them are also too short for me. I recently found a really nice black one that had these neat ties on each side. You can tie them in the front, back, or side to give your waist some definition OR you can tie them up around your neck which is what I did here. (It's hard to see it in the picture due to my poor photography skills). It is a little bit on the short side for me as the buttons do not go all the way down the front; I hand sewed in a few snap buttons and now it stays closed when I am walking around.  I love basic pieces like this that I can pair with an endless array of different shoes and accessories.



Earrings: Karma Victoria (local)
Shirt Dress: Workhall (local)
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden


Are you a fan of shirt dresses?

Friday, January 27, 2017


Back in the fall of 2015, I went on a trip to Las Vegas with my husband and some friends. I am a bit late to the party with my pictures here but I figured I might as well post them anyway.  
We spent some time in the pool.....it was about 18 Celsius outside (64 F) and we thought the lifeguard was quite hilarious....the person had mittens and a headband on while we were in our bathing suits! I suppose Canadians are a bit more used to the cold than people who live further south.

We also went to see some shows. We went to see O, which was amazing, and Chris Angel Believe. The Criss Angel show was pretty bad but I love terrible things so it kind of worked for me. In the mornings, me and my husband and a friend of ours would go play low-stakes poker with the retired people which was pretty fun. I did not do very well, unfortunately! 

I also went shopping at the outlet stores and found a couple things, one of them being a cute wristlet from the Kate Spade store.


I cannot remember where I wore this or why I chose to wear pants, which I rarely do. The boots are super old, I found them hidden away in my basement. The heels have worn off on them, I might go and get them re-heeled so I can still use them.

Have you ever been to Vegas?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Outfit Fail: Wardrobe Malfunctions

I have always enjoyed clothing, shoes, makeup, and accessories and I spend a lot of my spare time putting together outfits to express my personal style. Many people do not like to fuss with clothing or makeup as they find it to be a waste of time, but I think it is fun! Despite my level of planning, sometimes my clothes conspire to thwart me in my attempts to look half decent before I leave the house......
Today's outfit was put together to go out for a nice dinner with friends. I was excited to be wearing my new Marc By Marc Jacobs skirt that I got for a good deal at an outlet store. I paired it with a neat blazer that I found that has cute little chiffon tails. The skirt had fit me very well in the store when I tried it on; however, when I was actually walking around it it, I discovered it was slightly too big for my waist and it kept falling down a bit and exposing some skin in the midsection area which was NOT my intent for a fall outfit with a blazer over top. Thankfully we were sitting most of the time so the time I spent awkwardly pulling my skirt up every 2 seconds was minimal. On top of this, the hook and eye closure on my blazer randomly detached itself on one side during the course of the evening. ARGH!!! I tried so hard to look nice but I ended up a hot mess. Thankfully, I know how to hand sew and it was not difficult to repair the blazer and move a button a couple of inches on the skirt. 


MAC Berry Black Friday, Necklace and Cuff: Le Chateau.


Blazer: Greylin
Top, Necklace, and Cuff: Le Chateau
Skirt: Marc By Marc Jacobs
Boots: Guess

Have you ever had a wardrobe malfunction?