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

Friday, March 31, 2017

Casual Friday

Recently, when purchasing a new piece of clothing, the lady who was helping me asked if I was buying the piece to wear to an event. I told her that the event was EVERY DAY LIFE. I love to make outfits and wear my clothes; why save them for a special occasion? Unfortunately, the business of being an adult means that many "events" I leave the house for involve buying toilet paper or visiting the home improvement store. Even though these things are tedious as hell and do not require any special attention to one's personal grooming, I still like to put some effort into my outfit and get my clothes out of the closet. I usually wear a basic black skirt and top with low-heeled ankle boots and an interesting jacket. I am still comfortable enough to do what I need to do but I look like I gave something resembling a f*** about what I look like. 

1000 points for you if you know what show this is from.
THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Cremesheen Glass in Jet Boy, Hunt Amor earrings (local).
GROCERY STORE CASUAL


JACKET: Lady Dutch
SKIRT: Dex
SHOES: Steve Madden

THE EQUIPMENT

Scarf: Le Chateau, Catrice Yellow Submagreen quad, earrings from random Etsy store.
JUST PICKING UP SOME CAT FOOD


JACKET: Zara

What do you wear when you're out running errands?

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lazy Eye of Horus

Today's outfit is a lazy, comfortable club look. I found this black and gold kimono dress on sale at Killstar quite some time ago. It is a bit short for me and also makes me look kind of pregnant but that's what you get when your order online and can't try anything on. Despite these issues, I still LOVE the dress because of the awesome huge sleeves and metallic gold print. It's also pretty fun to dance around in with those flappy sleeves.

THE EQUIPMENT

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick, Sugarpill Goldilux, Earrings by Hunt Amor (local)

THE AWKWARD TRYING TO SHOW OFF MY SLEEVES OUTFIT PICTURE


Dress: Killstar Clothing
Tights: H&M
Shoes: Fluorite by YES


EARRINGS

Earrings: Bebe

OUTFIT AGAIN


How was your weekend?

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. 

EQUIPMENT

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.
OUTFIT


Dress: Zara
Boots: Le Chateau

EQUIPMENT

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

OUTFIT


Boots: Steve Madden

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sisters

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*

THE EQUIPMENT

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


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

SISTERS


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

Embroidery

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.

THE EQUIPMENT

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


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

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