Thursday, December 27, 2012

Outfit Dump!

I did dress up a few days already now that I'm on winter break, but I'm much more inclined to just hang out in sweats and cozy hoodies. Terrible, I know.

Before Christmas:

Hat- The Enchanted Hat
Scarf - Walmart
Vest - thrifted
Blouse - Walmart
Bloomers - Bodyline
Tights - unknown
Flats - Walmart

Christmas Eve:

Hat - Walmart
Blouse - Walmart
Skirt - DEB
Fishnets - Target
Flats - Walmart
Necklaces - Target/Gift

Christmas Day:

Dress - Handmade
Blouse - thrifted
Fishnets - Target
Flats - Walmart
Necklace - Target
Belt - Wet Seal

I hope you all had a good holiday season. Mine was....decent, actually.

Monday, December 17, 2012


I have taken the liberty of deleting all the truly personal and disturbing blog posts I submitted recently. I figure there's no point in complaining about the same problems over and over again and I'm afraid such thing might actually deter future blog followers. Not that I don't appreciate all the wonderful and helpful comments you all left for me, but I can't leave those posts up there for others to find one day or as possible negative triggers for myself. From now on, all such darkly personal thoughts will be posted somewhere private.

In more (somewhat) cheerful news: I now have two new cats staying at my mom's place. Shadow AND Wolf. Shadow is back permanently but Wolf is only sticking around for the winter holidays and then going back to his rightful home. He's a very friendly and aggressive cat, likes to get into everything, and has even broken some things. Naughty, naughty.

Anyways, this was their hangout spot on Saturday night. Shadow thought it would be hilarious hang out in the bathroom with Wolf and since they were being suspiciously quiet - I went to check on them. My first thought was "Don't move, now where's my camera?"

Wolf seems to be really fond of chilling out the bathroom and if you try to chase him off the towel shelf, he gets rather grumpy. Shadow is fine pretty much anywhere in the house and is especially happy if she can hang out on my shoulders when I'm in the kitchen or sit in my lap when I'm busy with the computer or a book. At least some things don't change.

Today I am giving a presentation with a classmate on Lolita fashion for our Japanese class finals. It was really difficult trying to figure out what to wear - since she's representing Sweet Lolita so I'm tackling Gothic. In the end I chose a simple black Bodyline dress that's sort of old-school in nature. I'm pairing it up with some over-the-knee lacy socks, a pair of black heels, and a cute hat. Oh yeah, and my rosary necklace from Target. Simple, but adequate....this IS campus after all.

I'll take some photos once I'm all dressed up. I have yet to decide on hair or makeup.

I'll be completely finished with finals after tomorrow, if I plan things right and do all the stuff I'm supposed to do. Then I get to go home for the duration of winter break. Spring semester starts up sometime in January so it's a fairly long break.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all that time. >_<

Friday, December 14, 2012

Inspiring People: Youtube Edition!

I'm not an incredibly unique person, I'll admit that. I'm inspired by a lot of different things and a lot of different people. Over the years and more so recently I've come across some really fantastic bloggers and Youtubers that have inspired me to become more myself or to push my limits and here are some of them:

1. KazlovesBats

Allison is a wonderful Goth blogger from Germany who just so happens to have a very interesting and Gothy-infused Youtube channel. She covers such things as dealing with people who don't like you dressing Goth to how to tease your hair just right. She's friendly, ramble-y, and very intelligent!

2. TheAlternativeDrug

A v-logger from the UK, she is a fabulous example of alternative culture and cute as a button. She doesn't have many uploads yet, but I'm looking forward to more from her. My favorite video thus far is the one where she talks about misconceptions surrounding alternative cultures. 

3. Kill Natalie

This girl is so cute and so smart, and she's also a college student like myself so it's easy to relate to her. She has a ton of videos that cover a wide range of topics, from Goth makeup to Goth music to playing the pan flute. 

4. BrokenAspirations

She's beautiful, sweet, and has gorgeous hair. 

5. Lindsey Stirling

Her music is fantastic and she can do things with a violin that no one has ever really attempted before. She's broken through all the molds of what a violin player should be and transcended to something higher and more wonderful. Honestly, she makes me want to realize my childhood dream of playing the violin. <3

6. Meaphe

This is a young woman teaching as an ALT in Sano, Japan. Her story is very inspiring and she puts up a new video almost every day. If you go back to the very beginning and watch them all (which I did) and the see where she is now, it's very impressive. She really inspires me to hang in there and go after my dream. If she can be happy in Japan, so can I one day.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Daily Style

It's been a while since I've really bothered to dress up at all and if you've read any of my previous posts, you may hazard a guess as to why. Today was much of an improvement, however!, I did don an interesting pair of glasses to spice things up a bit.

They're red. Yes, they're red glasses. I sneaked them out of a Halloween costume display earlier this year and this is the first time I've actually worn them out and about. It's a little difficult to get used to seeing everything in red, but it's not too shabby to see the world through rose colored glasses.

I really like this top. It's something I picked up at Walmart a week or two ago when I had no clothes at my boyfriend's and needed something to relax in. I like the sleeves - tight around the wrists and gradually loosening before devolving into some bat-wing sort of creation. It's comfy, so I'm not going to complain.

With that I wore a simple pair of black sweats and my biker boots. I had an early morning class today and it's FREAKING COLD OUTSIDE, so comfort was the name of the game today.