Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monthly Theme: Bows!

The HTML code is not working (bummer!) so I'll do what I noticed a few other bloggers doing. The link to our host Victorian Kitty's blog is at http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/, and her August Monthly Theme blog post is at http://www.sophistiquenoir.com/2012/08/august-1-theme-bow-overload.html. There, I think I covered all the bases! ;-)

 I went with my dad on his courier route today, so earlier I wore a thrifted Express black button-down with purple ribbon bows replacing cufflinks, thrifted Lee Riders high-waisted shorts, Merona tights, and sneakers for running up flights of stairs. My mother picked up the hat for me at the OC Fair yesterday, and the necklace I made myself!

Cufflink detail- and MAN they were hard to tie, even with my long thin fingers-

 Then before lunch, because it was heating up and so I wouldn't mess up my nice shirt, I changed into this, a top combo I've worn before-
 The last, outfit-continuous bow is the silver ribbon bow on my new tiny hat!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Style: More "Fusion Goth"

That's what I'm going to call my work dressing style. I don't like the poser-ish connotations of Goth Lite so I invented this. Basically, Gothy touches when I can get away with them, and stripes and spooky colors like grey and purple. It CAN be done!

I think I'll have to buy a few more tops from Talbots soon. I don't want to wear out the two I own from constant use!

Talbots top, thrifted skirt, thrifted Nine West pumps, Claire's choker and fingerless gloves, Merona watch, and selfmade choker as bracelet.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Having to take a little break... my mother accidentally deleted all the photos on the SD card and she's trying to restore them as we speak. She thinks she'll be done fairly soon.
I'm making stencils for my gravestone after WAY TOO MUCH procrastination... so that's moving along again. And I made a dozen little bat wall decals, complete with glowing eyes and tiny snarling mouths, after realizing, silly girl, I could make my own instead of buying them! The photos of that project have to get restored- but I don't mind making more if I have to! *evil grin* The room shall be plastered with bats!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Style- Fruit of the Spooky Tree

From http://forestertreeservice.com/plum-tree/
I love plums. Biting into their sugar-sweet flesh to be followed by the sharp sour tang of the skin is one of my favorite things about summer. At their peak ripeness they are deep purple-black, maybe frosted soft silver. So I was delighted when plums arrived in the local grocery store's produce section. I had to make a special, simple dessert: fresh plums and strawberries with homemade whipped cream!

Then, inspired by the fruit's deep hue, I coordinated my nails, makeup, and outfit.

Elf black eyeliner and Revlon Va-Va-Violet on lips. OPI's Black Cherry Chutney polish.
Altered Claire's stabbed-heart earrings, self-made bead choker (inspired by Tim Burton in general, Nightmare Before Christmas and Vincent specifically!)

Thrifted Judy Knapp lace vest, Faded Glory printed tank top, Lee Riders shorts, Merona flats.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Style- Shorts with Tights, Again

I could probably make a hefty tag for all my shorts-with-tights outfits.
I wore a camel Theory skirt and camel sandals for work with the same stuff.

Self-made chain-and-pearl necklace (top), Talbot's necklace (bottom), Merona tee, tights, and shoes, CK belt, Land's End shorts.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Style: I Prefer Rain!!!

Or at the very least, September. Well, in the absence of a UPF-reinforced parasol, I have an umbrella.

Thrifted H&M tee, my mother's "borrowed" skirt, Merona flats, Claire's headband, self-made cameo-and-pearls necklace, Susie Rose belt.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Style- Forties Inspired

I bought a couple tops at work last week, and now that they've gone through the wash it's time to wear them! The polka dot pattern on this one is so sweet and the draping is wonderful for a girl (of any size) with curves.
I really have to get in the swing of bold eyes and lips together... all I've been wearing is mascara.

Talbot's top, thrifted Cato skirt, Target feather headband, my own choker, Merona watch, tights, and shoes.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Style: Lightening up for Work

My managers were slightly teasing me on my affinity for black-on-black-on-black clothes, AND I do work at a mainstream store heading into the summer months, so I decided to lighten up a little.
I got this scarf for my birthday and I need to remember to wear it! It blends quite nicely, the outfit overall has a rather watercolor effect, doesn't it?

Target scarf, tee, Brooks Brother's skirt, no name belt, Merona watch, tights, and shoes, my own bracelet and necklace.

I also had to do a bit of jewelry-altering today. The earrings I bought from Claire's were on fishhooks, so I converted them to clips... while running around my room holding my new cameo (from Wal-mart) against various silver and pewter chains, trying to find a match to the hematite-colored metal. I finally settled on my own pearl necklace- they work well together! The whole thing does have the tendency to bounce on my chest when I run, so to extend the cameo's stability and versatility, I'm going to attach a pin backing to it.

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