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

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Questionable Attire: The Shorts Jumpsuit and Thigh High Boots

Lately, I have developed an odd penchant for selecting clothes that are not really all that great for my body type. I have been eyeballing (and purchasing) things such as thigh-high and over the knee boots, short dresses, and oversized/menswear tops. For someone who is larger in the chest and thighs, these are not necessarily the most flattering choices. I often fluctuate between thinking that one should stick with what looks good on their body type and saying f*** it, I'll wear what I want. On the one hand, I like to look nice in my clothing; on the other hand, it is not my job to be visually appealing to others and I enjoy experimenting with outfits and makeup. I suppose it depends on how I feel, sometimes I feel a bit more toned down; other times, I feel like saying what the hell and wearing something that will get me the side-eye all day. 
One nice thing about where I live is that there are a variety of alternative dance nights to go to. These are great because I can wear anything I like and I don't have to worry about running into someone from work whilst wearing green lipstick or something. For this particular evening, I wore a shorts jumpsuit...... I NEVER wear shorts OR jumpsuits but I could not resist this one; it was on the clearance rack and it has the most amazing flowing sleeves ever! I paired it with another questionable wardrobe choice: thigh high boots. I am not sure that they are the most flattering but I LOVE THEM.....they are made of beautiful olive green suede. I wonder if I should have got them in black instead but I couldn't resist the olive green. (I also couldn't resist wearing metallic olive green lipstick with them!)

THE EQUIPMENT

Earrings: Killstar Clothing, UD Moondust eyeshadow in Zodiac, Estee Lauder Cyber Eyes eyeshadow in Cyber Green, Portland Black Lipstick in Metallurgy.

THE "I LOOK LIKE I HAVEN'T SLEPT FOR DAYS" OUTFIT PICTURE
(sad that this was the best one of the bunch)


Ridiculous Shorts Jumpsuit: Express
Tights: H&M
Ridiculous Thigh High Boots: Aldo

So what say you? Would you rather experiment with your look or just stick with what looks good on you?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Casual Friday: The Statement Scarf

Spring has arrived, which means it's time for all of the trendy blogs to feature people frolicking outside in their fashionable outfits. Where I live, we just got a whole whack of snow and there is probably more to come. Since it is cold out 8 months of the year, I have been trying to make my outerwear ensembles more interesting.....even if I am just going to the grocery store. Today's outfit consists of a casual jacket with a pair of jeans. To make things a bit more interesting, I added some suede over the knee boots and a super cool scarf that my friend knitted for me. The scarf is one of my favourite outerwear pieces as it's nice and warm and really makes a statement! I also wore some earrings that I got recently......they are ears wearing earrings that I wear in my ears.......I am not all there so I find this to be highly amusing.

THE EQUIPMENT

Scarf knitted by my friend, Black Up Cosmetics Lipshine in Chestnut Brown, Earrings: Martha Rotten.
THE OUTFIT


Jacket: Zara
Sunglasses and Jeans: Guess
Boots: Aldo

If there is nothing interesting for me to do on my days off, I usually try to cook something decent for supper. I used to hate cooking but these days I find it's a good stress reliever; it keeps your hands and mind occupied. 

VERMICELLI SALAD WITH TOFU AND LIME CURRY SAUCE


How do you style your outerwear?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scuba Knit

For a long time, I have been looking for something made of scuba knit or neoprene fabric to add to my wardrobe. This winter, I finally came across an excellent piece at a consignment store; it is an oversized, menswear sweater with overlong sleeves. The texture is super cool and it is an interesting, versatile, and comfortable addition to my casual wardrobe. For my first outfit I used my tried-and-true combination of all black + weird jewellery + interesting shoes. I wore some green earrings and makeup to add a touch of colour. The sweater works great for all black outfits; I think I will try it to style it with some coloured skirts for spring.

THE EQUIPMENT

NARS Rated R, Urban Decay Bender, , Hypnovamp earrings, Givenchy Celestial Black lipgloss.
MAKEUP


THE OUTFIT


BOOTS: Shi by Journeys

EQUIPMENT

Earrigs: CatherinetteRings, MAC Set to Stun Lipglass, Silver ring made by me, UD Uzi.

OUTFIT


Boots: Guess

Do you have any neoprene in your wardrobe?

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cat Dress

A few months ago when I was shopping with my mother, we found a dress that we both ended up buying on a clearance rack. I believe my sister ended up buying one as well. It has CAT PRINT on it so we couldn't resist. It is from a store that I NEVER shop at but I am really happy with the dress; you can dress it up or down, it is comfortable, and it is black and white so you can easily change up your shoes and accessories to make different outfits.

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklaces: Pilgrim Jewellery, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Blushing Berry, Bracelet: Le Chateau, Earrings: Hillberg and Berk.

THE OUTFIT


Dress: RW & Co
Shoes: United Nude


CLOSE UP OF CAT PRINT, COMPLETE WITH CAT HAIRS


JAMES POSING FOR THE CAMERA


FLOKI NOT WANTING ME TO TAKE PICTURES OF HIM


Would you wear a cat print dress?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Brown

For as long as I can remember, I have always strongly disliked the colour brown. Lately, for some reason, I have started to see its appeal and have been adding some brown to my wardrobe and makeup. Today's outfits feature a neat dress that I found on a clearance rack. I was surprised that it was so inexpensive since the fabric has a nice weight and feel to it.....turns out it is made of something called Tencel which comes from wood pulp or something like that. When I looked up the clothing company's website, I saw that the dress also comes in black......I feel like I should prefer the black one but I am strangely attracted to the colour of this dress. It is such a neat colour of brown; it also looks different depending on how the light hits it. Sometimes it has a bit of a grey or green undertone, sometimes there is a bit of an orange-ish cast to it. It is hard to explain unless you see it in person but I think it is really cool.

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: Simon's
OUTFIT


Dress: Sloane Rouge
Boots: Aldo

EQUIPMENT

Tokyomilk Dark Get Lucky Lip Tint, String Choker Necklace thinger from Le Chateau

OUTFIT


Boots: Guess

I have added a few brown-toned lipglosses to my stash recently as well.

LIP STUFF

Black Up Cosmetics Lipshine in Chestnut Brown and Dark Chocolate, Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lipgloss in Bronze Pearl.
Are you a fan of brown?