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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Sister's Wedding

Last summer, my younger sister got married. *SNIFF* They grow up so fast! *SNIFF*

For a wedding, I like to do matte, neutral makeup with two colours of blush, a clear tint for the lips, and false eyelashes. I learned these tips from the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual and I have found that they are spot on for having your makeup photograph well. I, for one, photograph very poorly but at least my makeup was looking on point. I bought my first pair of mink eyelashes from a local beauty boutique to be extra fancy for the wedding.

THE EQUIPMENT

Creme de la Creme mink eyelashes in Overindulgent, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Blushing Berry, various Inglot and Annabelle eye shadows, Tarte Park Avenue Princess blush, Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder, UD 24/7 Liner in Midnight Cowboy, and Amaterasu liquid eyeliner.

THE ACCESSORIES


My sister chose multi-coloured rainbow bouquets and they looked awesome against the white wedding dress! She found someone on Etsy who makes them out of silk flowers; they looked very real, I thought they were so cool! We also had rainbow holographic clutches (my sister's was white). 

THE JEWELLERY


We wore matching jewellery for the wedding from Hillberg and Berk. I wore hematite sparke balls and she had white opalescent ones. I would not normally go for this type of jewellery; however, I now have several pairs of the earrings. They are a nice way to dress up your look a bit even when you are wearing a semi-alternative outfit. It is also a good idea to have some "grown-up" jewellery around for when spikes and skulls are not appropriate. Also, Hillberg and Berk is a company that hails from my hometown. REPRESENT.

NAILS


Before the wedding, my mom and sister and I went to get our nails did. I got some gel nails but opted out of the pedicure as it feels weird to me to make someone else touch my feet!

THE WEDDING DRESS


My sister picked out a freakin' awesome wedding dress; look at that sweet train! I went with her to pick one out, there are some really cool wedding dresses available these days! We both went to get our hair did before the wedding; my sister got her makeup done as well. I am always wary of letting others do one's makeup but they picked out this awesome plum lipstick that looked fantastic on her so they knew what they were doing! Her hair was pretty awesome as well, I loved the fishtail braid!

You should have seen her wedding photos! The photographer did an awesome job, I cannot even describe how they turned out. I am terrible at photography and just don't get it so I am always amazed when someone can take photos of people in a back alley and make them look all whimsical and artsy! Anyways, the wedding was awesome! It was a nice, relaxed, toned-down affair and she married an awesome guy. What more could you ask for?

DISCLAIMER: Please note that I am aware that getting your hair did and your nails did is not grammatically correct. Thank you. LOL.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Plum Skirt

Well hello there! Finally, summer is almost over and it is starting to cool off outside!! Fall is my favourite time of year and I can't wait to start wearing my fall clothing! Anyway, here is another attempt at surviving heat while trying to look like I put some effort into my appearance. I tried to do some plum and purple tones to spice up my neutral eyeshadow but my crappy photography skills did not pick it up. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Lise Watier Midnight Pearls eyshadow in Orchid, Bourjois Paris eyeshadow 13, Benefit Rockateur blush, Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Gabby, UD Naked palette, Tokyomilk Dark Destiny No 79.

WHY CAN'T I SEE MY PLUM EYESHADOW?


THE OUTFIT


Earrings: Hillberg and Berk
Necklace: Le Chateau
Cuff: Who knows I've had it forever
Top: Le Chateau
Skirt: Workhall (local)
Shoes: United Nude

SHOES


I have been wearing Tokyomilk Dark Destiny No 79 perfume a fair bit this summer. It is not a scent I would normally go for but it feels summer-y or something. Apparently it has notes of honeysuckle in it. FUN FACT ABOUT HONEYSUCKLE: the woody part of the plant contains a chemical that cats react to in a similar way to catnip. My aunt brought over a dried honeysuckle stick and both of my cats got all weird over it! 

Did you know that cats react to honeysuckle? 

Also, sorry for my very late comments, I have been away from the computer lately.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Black and Neon

Happy Monday! I am right in the thick of a 9 day in a row stretch at work and pardon me for being dramatic but I am DYING UP IN HERE. I will soon have some holidays and live music to see so I just need to keep my eyes on the prize and power through! 
Here is another of my attempts to survive a hot day in all black. I have added some neons to signify that I was, in fact, trying to participate in this thing they call "summer." 

EQUIPMENT

MAC Lady Danger lipstick, Earrings: H & M, Necklace: gift from my mom.
WEIRD BLURRY OUTFIT PHOTOS


Note the awkward pose to show the different panels of the skirt.

Sunglasses: Guess
Top and Cuff: Le Chateau
Skirt: Workhall (local)
Shoes: Shelleys London

How's your Monday going?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Long, Black, Gunmetal

Well, it is the middle of summer and it is only 18 degrees C (64 F) outside!! I am not dying and melting and sweating to death, hooray! Everyone but me is complaining about the weather. 
Today's outfit was worn for an evening of eating tacos on a patio. It features one of my new favourite clothing pieces. It is a long, cotton maxi skirt which works well for both cool and hot weather. I acquired it in the winter and it gets a LOT of wear, a solid purchase indeed! I paired it with a faux suede crop top....this particular piece has convinced me that faux suede is the enemy. I have problems with staticky hair and clothing and this top has the WORST static cling of any garment I have ever worn. This summer has been rather humid so this mitigates the static a bit. As I have said before, I love to have my metals matching for my jewellery; gunmetal was the theme for this outfit. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Cuff: Le Chateau; Kat Von D Lightning Sheer Lipgloss in Gunshine, Earrings: my mom gave them to me; Necklace: Alexis Bittar; Long Necklace: Workhall (local).
Lately, I have been experimenting with layering necklaces to get more use out of my jewellery. It is a great way to use what you have more often and get different looks out of things!

OUTFIT


Top: BB Dakota
Skirt: Groceries Apparel

Have you tried layering your necklaces? What do you think of faux suede?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Attempting to Dress in a Summer-y Fashion

 IS IT FALL YET?? NO??!? Crap. Well then. 
Here is one of my attempts at trying to dress myself in the summer. I wore some colours and sh*t. 

THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Strut Your Stuff, UD 24/7 Liner in Electric, H&M earrings, Toenail polish: China Glaze Celtic Sun, Avon nail polish that just says "FLAMMABLE" on the bottom, and L'Oreal Magic Top Coat in The True Gold. Necklace:from an independent clothing store in my hometown that I bought YEARS ago. I broke it quite some time ago and recently added a new chain to it so I could wear it again. 

MEHHHHHHHHHH


Top: Guess
Skirt: Topshop
Sandals: Shellys London

For those of you out there who are summer people, do share what you have been wearing! I enjoy looking at outfit posts of people who look breezy and effortlessly stylish in the summer.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Space Shirt

How is everyone's summer going? I, for one, am having a great time dressing essentially like it is still fall as we have not had too many hot days here. I have been going out a fair bit and had company staying at my house recently so I've been busy and not on the computer as much. My gardening is going well although my vegetables are coming along slowly due to the lack of heat. Work is a freakin' trainwreck but that is nothing new.......I have some holidays coming up soon so I just need to HANG IN THERE as I could really use a break at the moment. 
Anyway, today's outfit features another closet resurrection. I bought a space print shirt from Zara YEARS ago and I really liked the print but the fit was awkward and unflattering (good thing I bought it! *rolls eyes at myself*) It didn't ever get much wear but I couldn't get rid of it as I LOVE space print. I was always trying to wear it with pants but it just didn't look right; I have found that pairing it with a skirt and a cropped jacket or blazer disguises the fit issues. Since I have several black skirts and various blazers and cropped jackets, this shirt has now been worn in various combinations many times! For my makeup, I used some neon coral eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick for a "summer-y" touch.

THE EQUIPMENT

Cuff: Le Chateau. Necklace: Alexis Bittar. Urban Decay 24/7  Liner in Freak. MAC Pigment in Neo Orange. MAC Lipstick in Red Full Stop.  Tarte Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow.
THE OUTFIT


Jacket: Le Chateau
Top: Zara
Skirt: Dex
Shoes: Guess

What are your plans for the summer?

Monday, June 13, 2016

Military Elements

How is everyone doing on this fine Monday? I am off today after a 7-day clusterf**k at work so I am doing great! I had a whole bunch of boring domestic tasks to do today but for some reason I slept in until almost noon! ARGH! WTF? I find that the older I get I can't sleep in anymore which is a good thing as I have sh*t to do so that was kind of weird! 
It is June but the weather here has been cool enough to dress as though it is fall so I am happy (my garden seedlings are a bit crabby but they will hopefully recover!) Today I am posting one of my favourite outfits that I wear when it is in my best interests to look like a functional adult. I love military-themed style elements; my blazer has some milirary-style buttons and my jeans are camouflage print. I have also added some alternative yet subtle jewellery and these things allow me to enjoy my outfit even though I look pretty toned-down.

THE EQUIPMENT

Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer, Catrice Yellow Submagreen quad, Estee Lauder Cyber Eyes shadow in Cyber Green, UD 24/7 Liners in Stash and Mildew, Tokyomilk Dark Get Lucky Lip Tint.
MAKEUP


I often do this kind of look for work with taupe and olive green eyeshadows.




AWKWARD POSE/SOMETHING WEIRD GOING ON WITH MY HAIR/THE USUAL


Jewellery: From an alternative craft fair
Blazer: Le Chateau
Jeans: Buffalo 
Boots: Le Chateau

Now that I have slept in it is time to get down to business! I am going to cook up a nice bolognese sauce to freeze for when I have company next week. Maybe I will get in some cleaning as well!

What are you up to today?