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

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Brown and Blue

We are finally getting some decent weather around here! I am looking forward to planning my spring outfits! On a less happy note, I am sorry to see so many people shutting down their blogs......I will miss reading about them. 

THE EQUIPMENT 

Pendant: Made by me in silversmithing class.

TWO  SEPARATE YET EQUALLY CRANKY LOOKING OUTFIT PICTURES


I never thought that I could enjoy wearing brown but here we are.

SHIRT DETAIL


SHOE



Does anyone out there have a blog I'm not following? If so, post a link in the comments!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Can't Think of A Creative Title

Holy crap, it's April already! The weather still sucks and I continue to complain. I also continue to incorporate fishnets into most of my outfits even though I am sure that trend is dead by now.  I would really like to wear my spring coats sometime this year.......also, the snow can f*** off any day now.

THE EQUIPMENT

NARS Larger than Life Lipgloss in Norma, AFI pin, Martha Rotten earrings.
THE OUTFIT


Skirt: Muku Clothing
Shoes: Fluevog

Until next time.....

Monday, March 26, 2018

In the Spirit of Maximalism

One of the big F/W trends for 2017 was MAXIMALISM and I couldn't help but take notice. I LOVED the overdone looks; there were patterns and prints, colour clashing, and accessories galore. I REALLY wanted to create a completely off-the-wall nut-bar outfit to wear this season but couldn't quite figure out how to pull it off. I decided to take inspiration from the trend and try out some pattern mixing for something more practical and wearable. (PRACTICAL AND WEARABLE.......WHAT HAVE I BECOME?!?!) I wore my good old floral print velvet dress with leopard print shoes.....hardly daring but you have to look semi-appropriate sometimes when you're a grown-ass woman.....*sigh*

THE EQUIPMENT

Clutch: Eggskin Lab, Earrings: Jamie Spinello

THE OUTFIT


SHOE



Toned-down pattern mixing FTY (for the yawwwwwn). I was hoping this would have a bit more IMPACT. 

What patterns have you mixed?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Outerwear Outfit

Where I live, it is COLD outside for many months of the year. Therefore, I have been making an effort to include my outerwear pieces in my outfit rather than just throwing them on over my clothes. For today's outfit, I wore all black but used different textures to keep things interesting. My cotton top had long sleeves which kept my hands sort of warm; the leather jacket contrasted nicely with my pvc and lace skirt. I wore tights, legwarmers, and a scarf for extra warmth; the scarf also added a bit of colour. For accessories, I wore a brooch on my scarf, a delicate earring in one ear, and a vintage ring. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Ring: Vintage, I believe it was an older relative's; Earring: Free People; Brooch: from an old shirt that got wrecked; MAC Rebel to match my hair.

THE OUTFIT


Top: Noctex
PVC and Lace Skirt: Made by my friend
Legwarmers: Old American Apparel from like, 10 years ago
Leather Jacket: Vintage

FULL DISCLOSURE: Despite my efforts at layering I still froze to death wearing this. 

Who else is ready for some spring weather?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Black/White/Red

I can't think of anything profound to say today (or any day, really).....so without further ado, here is an outfit.

THE EQUIPMENT

Earrings: from some random store a million years ago, NARS Dragon Girl, Kate Spade Wristlet

THE OUTFIT


Sweater Dress: Noctex
Boots: Fluevog
Jacket: Vintage
Scarf: Nuit Clothing

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Colour Clash

Today's outfit was worn for performing boring adult responsibilities. I tried to look somewhat put together while still remaining comfortable. Fishnets and interesting shoes were worn to look like some f**k's were given. My plan was to match my lipstick, skirt, and scarf; turns out that these things matched a lot better in my head. The scarf clashed quite badly with the colour of the skirt but I decided to just roll with it and pretend I was making a fashion statement. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Wined lipstick by Hail Cosmetics

THE OUTFIT


Velvet Crop Top and Skirt: Workhall (local)
Leather Jacket: Vintage
Scarf: DOES NOT MATCH MY SKIRT NOR MY LIPSTICK ARGH!

Do you like clashing colours or are you a matchy-matchy kind of person?

Monday, March 12, 2018

Copper

This winter, I have been experimenting with copper metal accessories; I got a really neat set of earrings and a necklace for Xmas. Also, I am enrolled in another silversmithing class this spring and I am planning to make some copper pieces.  One thing that I have discovered is that copper does not really play well with my skin tone; the earrings aren't so bad but I think the necklace does not look particularly flattering. Next time I wear it, I will put it on over a black shirt with a higher neckline.

THE EQUIPMENT 

BITE Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lipgloss in Bronze Pearl, Necklace and Earrings: Jamie Spinello.

THE OUTFIT


Dress: Workhall (local)
Clutch: Eggskin Lab

SHOES

United Nude Tetra Jacky Hi - matching metals FTW
Do you have any copper jewelry?

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Track Shirt

  OH MY GOD, February is FINALLY OVER, THANK GOD. Does February always seem like the worst month ever or is it just me??? Thankfully, I had a break from work a few weeks ago.......I would have loved to travel somewhere but alas, I had a staycation. One of my cats requires daily medication and I do not have anyone who can successfully medicate him in my absence. 

James, being a cat, is quite indifferent to the fact that he is ruining my freedom by not behaving for the cat sitter.

No Fucks Given
Earlier in the season, I mentioned I was trying to restrain myself from finding a pair of track pants. It turns out that I found something even more ridiculous to wear......a TRACK SHIRT. Yes, my friends, it has snap buttons all the way up the sleeves just like a good old pair of track pants.  Perhaps one day I will develop good taste in clothing. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Good old MAC Violetta, Justine Clenquet earrings, ring made by me.
THE OUTFIT


RANDOM UNDERWATER PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR'S FEBRUARY VACATION

Barracuda

Brain Coral

Parrotfish

Stingray, aka the Sea Flap Flap

Some sort of fish
Unpuffed Puffer Fish

Who else is looking forward to spring?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Burgundy Velvet, Black Lace, Alchemy Gothic

This year, I have had a craving for Victorian/romantic goth things such as velvet and lace. I have been wearing a lot of decidedly un-girly and oversized things lately so I thought I'd change it up a bit. Today's outfit features a velvet pencil skirt that I got right before American Apparel closed and a top with sheer lace on the back. The boots are super old, I got them re-soled and they have re-joined my wardrobe from the depths of the "things I have wrecked" pile.

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: good old Alchemy Gothic. I should have worn a nice dark lipstick instead of a sparkly gloss.

THE OUTFIT


Blazer Cape Coat Thing: Workhall (local)
Top: Guess
Skirt: American Apparel

I am really enjoying the cape/blazer/coat type thing I have on in the second photo. It reminds me of the fancy people you see in street style photos who wear their coats over their shoulders so you can still see their outfit. While it is definitely a neat piece of clothing, it is pretty damn impractical, I nearly froze to death wearing this. It's not coming out again until spring!

Right now, it is REALLY cold out (-28 °C with the windchill which is -18.4 F) and we have a TON of snow, it is thwarting my efforts in the outfit department. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Depeche Mode

Last fall, I was lucky enough to attend a Depeche Mode concert!! Though I usually dress in a modern style, I wanted to pay homage to 80's goth fashion so I wore ankhs and lace. I was pretty excited because my best friends came to visit us! We went to the concert and also got to do a group costume for Halloween, it was a pretty awesome weekend!

THE EQUIPMENT


THE OUTFIT


Dress: Random clearance rack
Boots: Fluevog

 FANCY BOOTS



CONCERT PHOTOS








I was really impressed by the concert, the sound and visuals were great, the live vocals and musicianship were awesome; overall it was a great performance from a band I thought I'd never see live.

Did you see Depeche Mode when they were touring? What did you think of the show?

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Oxblood Shoes

I really liked this outfit, therefore, none of my photos of it turned out. ARGH. I tried to match my lipstick to my shoes and I wore a really nice draped linen coat; you will not see it below because every time I have tried to photograph that damned thing the photos are always f***ed for some reason. It must be infused with negative energy or something ;)

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: Anu Tera.....my god this thing is cool! It is made from iron and leather and a quartz crystal.

THE ONLY ONE THAT SORT OF TURNED OUT

WHY ALL THE WEIRD SPOTS?? I wish I knew how to use a camera.

SHOE

Damn, I love this colour!
How's your week going?

Monday, January 29, 2018

The Weird Pants

I do not often like to wear pants but every now and then a unique pair catches my eye. Recently, I found a loose-cut trouser with a panel in front in the store of a local designer. When you walk, the panel flows and creates movement and when you stand still you look like you have a long skirt on. For some reason, this amuses me to no end. For this outfit, I paired them with a distressed crop top, a sheer poncho, and a glass necklace with a real butterfly wing.

THE EQUIPMENT

Necklace: Midmod Vintage
THE OUTFIT


Note the awkward side pose in a sad attempt to show the unique features of these pants. 

Ripped Cropped Sweater (under poncho): Killstar Clothing
Weird Pants: Workhall (local)

Are you a pants person or do you like to stick with dresses and skirts?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Haulin' Wood

This past fall, I was rather irritated with my husband as he had been going on and on about building a shed in the back yard. I must say that I couldn't muster a single f*** to give about whether or not there was a shed in the back yard; however, I got dragged into helping him haul wood from the home improvement store and he made me pick out the paint colours for it as well. On the day in which I was required to help him, he was not impressed to see me wearing a dress and lipstick; I was wearing FLAT BOOTS for goodness sake and I even had my WOOD earrings on, what more did he want from me!?!? If I am going somewhere other than work, I like to take advantage of the opportunity to make an outfit! I still hauled the damned wood, lipstick and all.

THE EQUIPMENT

Wood and steel earrings from Atrium Creation.
THE OUTFIT


Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target from 2013 that I found in the depths of the closet 
Boots: Fluevog
I should have put on my work gloves to really complete the look.

These boots are my second pair of Fluevogs......my friend actually gave them to me because she was getting rid of some things they hurt her feet. They also hurt my feet the first several times I wore them, they took awhile to break in but are a good pair of boots to have for when I need to wear flat shoes.