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

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Side-Eye Scarf Cape

Hello thar......I hope everyone is enjoying "the most wonderful time of the year". Last fall, I acquired a blanket scarf because I was highly attracted to the colour....unfortunately, I wasn't really sure how to style it. Being that I am always late to the party and not up with the times, I had only accessorized with smaller scarves in the past.  The first thing I thought to do with it was to use it as a poncho/cape sort of thing but I couldn't get it to stay in place......then I remembered a brooch that I hadn't figured out how to wear yet which did the trick! I was inspired to try adding brooches to my accessories wardrobe by Coffin Kitsch; I have always enjoyed how she uses pins and brooches in her outfits. 
As far as the side-eye factor goes, this outfit ranks pretty high. It seems that people did not appreciate my cape idea (or maybe it was the lipstick?) Good thing I have no shame. I have since determined that it looks chic as f*** to wear a blanket scarf with an open-front coat and thus I am on the hunt for such a coat. Up here in Canada it is too cold for most of the winter to wear such a thing but in spring and fall it should do nicely. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Earrings: Catherinette Rings, Brooch: Zara, MAC Coygirl Blush and Kling It On lipstick.
THE OUTFIT


Brooch and Scarf and Skirt: Zara
Boots: Steve Madden

Hope everyone has a great day! I am off to the kitchen to bake apple pies for Xmas.

How would you style a blanket scarf?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Slipknot Concert

Last fall, I heard that Slipknot would be coming to town........to be quite honest with you, I was surprised that they were still around. I have vague memories of listening to their CD's whilst angrily ripping holes in my tights or something when I was in high school. A friend of mine had an extra ticket as her boyfriend was too embarrassed to be seen at a Slipknot concert so I decided, what the hell, let's go and relive my angry teenager days. My husband was too embarrassed to go as well; I, however, have no shame.
Getting old is certainly a weird process. If I would have gone to one of their shows 15 years ago I would have been crowd surfing through the mosh pit. These days I'm sitting in the stands and hoping the concert doesn't end too late as I have to get up for work at 5:30 am the next day.  Oh, how times have changed.

THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Coygirl Blush, Kat Von D Foiled Love Lipstick in Oh My Goth, UD Naked Smoky palette, Earrings: H&M.

THE OUTFIT


Belt: found in the depths of my closet
Top: Guess
Skirt: It is ugly, I think I will get rid of it.
Cuff: My husband made it from an old belt like a hundred years ago
Boots: Brown's Shoes

I don't really like how my outfit turned out. I had some kind of faux leather theme in mind, there is just too much faux leather going on. I need to mix it up next time.

THE CONCERT



I was surprised to hear that they actually sounded pretty good live after all these years. They had a decent stage show and pyrotechnics and stuff so I was fairly amused. I do wish I would have seen them when I was still in high school, this concert made me feel OLD. I had no idea that people still listened to Slipknot anymore. In summary, it got me out of the house in something other than work clothes for once and there was fire and sh*t but I left pondering my own mortality as I was reminded of my rapidly advancing age.

Interesting fact courtesy of The Mutant Stomp Friends: One can purchase Slipknot t-shirts at Urban Outfitters these days. Hmm. I think they are trying to cash in on the nostalgia thing. I don't know why but in the past couple of years I have been feeling quite nostalgic. Maybe it's because you truly start feeling old when you enter your 30's.....or maybe it's just when you start to realize how f***ed up the world truly is.......maybe it's because it's really freakin' weird to see the young people wearing stuff that you already wore back in the day.......maybe I'm just losing my mind, who knows.



Did you know Slipknot was still around? Been to any good concerts lately?