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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lazy Clubwear: Alien Botany

Hello, I hope everyone is having a good weekend! It is Saturday so today I shall post a clubbing outfit......albeit a lazy one.  Due to my unfortunate work schedule, I only get one weekend off a month. On the Thursday and Friday before my weekend off, I work 2 shifts with only 8 hours in between them so on Fridays after work I am usually pretty tired. Thus, I am quite irritated that many club nights/events/concerts have been falling on Fridays rather than Saturdays lately. I have been resorting to wearing some pretty lazy/comfortable outfits for these evenings (if I manage to go out at all, that is......getting old and tired sucks!)
I added some really cool leggings to my wardrobe last year and they have worked well for making comfortable yet somewhat interesting outfits. They have such an awesome print on them but I find that it is hard to do them justice in my photographs. Also, my outfits that I have made kind of suck, I feel like I need to think of something way more interesting to wear these with!

THE EQUIPMENT

Sugarpill Heart Breaker and Sweet Heart Palettes, Sugarpill Angel Baby False Eyelashes, Cryoflesh collar and cuff, MAC Lipstick in Violetta, MAC Mineralize Blush in Sakura, MAC Chromaline in Rich Purple, Earrings by Lemantula Designs.
 You will note the presence of some hair extensions in the above picture.  I was trying to do a really neat hairstyle with these so the colours would match the print in my leggings. Being that I suck at doing hair, I screwed it up royally, got pissed off, and just put my hair in a straightened ponytail and that was the end of that.

THE EYES


THE MAKEUP


HALF ASLEEP OUTFIT PICTURE


Mesh top: Probably bought it 10 years ago, who knows where it came from
Tunic/Dress Type Thing: Black Milk
Leggings: Zoetica Ebb

SHOES

Ratchet by Elly Clay
RANDOM CASUAL OUTFIT WORN TO A FRIEND'S PARTY


Tunic: Dex

MAC Violetta, Lemantula Designs earrings, old spike bracelet that I have had forever, ring by The Rouge and the Wolf.
Do you have any neat leggings? What do you wear them with?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Sister's Wedding

Last summer, my younger sister got married. *SNIFF* They grow up so fast! *SNIFF*

For a wedding, I like to do matte, neutral makeup with two colours of blush, a clear tint for the lips, and false eyelashes. I learned these tips from the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual and I have found that they are spot on for having your makeup photograph well. I, for one, photograph very poorly but at least my makeup was looking on point. I bought my first pair of mink eyelashes from a local beauty boutique to be extra fancy for the wedding.

THE EQUIPMENT

Creme de la Creme mink eyelashes in Overindulgent, MAC Sheen Supreme Lipglass Tint in Blushing Berry, various Inglot and Annabelle eye shadows, Tarte Park Avenue Princess blush, Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder, UD 24/7 Liner in Midnight Cowboy, and Amaterasu liquid eyeliner.

THE ACCESSORIES


My sister chose multi-coloured rainbow bouquets and they looked awesome against the white wedding dress! She found someone on Etsy who makes them out of silk flowers; they looked very real, I thought they were so cool! We also had rainbow holographic clutches (my sister's was white). 

THE JEWELLERY


We wore matching jewellery for the wedding from Hillberg and Berk. I wore hematite sparke balls and she had white opalescent ones. I would not normally go for this type of jewellery; however, I now have several pairs of the earrings. They are a nice way to dress up your look a bit even when you are wearing a semi-alternative outfit. It is also a good idea to have some "grown-up" jewellery around for when spikes and skulls are not appropriate. Also, Hillberg and Berk is a company that hails from my hometown. REPRESENT.

NAILS


Before the wedding, my mom and sister and I went to get our nails did. I got some gel nails but opted out of the pedicure as it feels weird to me to make someone else touch my feet!

THE WEDDING DRESS


My sister picked out a freakin' awesome wedding dress; look at that sweet train! I went with her to pick one out, there are some really cool wedding dresses available these days! We both went to get our hair did before the wedding; my sister got her makeup done as well. I am always wary of letting others do one's makeup but they picked out this awesome plum lipstick that looked fantastic on her so they knew what they were doing! Her hair was pretty awesome as well, I loved the fishtail braid!

You should have seen her wedding photos! The photographer did an awesome job, I cannot even describe how they turned out. I am terrible at photography and just don't get it so I am always amazed when someone can take photos of people in a back alley and make them look all whimsical and artsy! Anyways, the wedding was awesome! It was a nice, relaxed, toned-down affair and she married an awesome guy. What more could you ask for?

DISCLAIMER: Please note that I am aware that getting your hair did and your nails did is not grammatically correct. Thank you. LOL.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Plum Skirt

Well hello there! Finally, summer is almost over and it is starting to cool off outside!! Fall is my favourite time of year and I can't wait to start wearing my fall clothing! Anyway, here is another attempt at surviving heat while trying to look like I put some effort into my appearance. I tried to do some plum and purple tones to spice up my neutral eyeshadow but my crappy photography skills did not pick it up. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Lise Watier Midnight Pearls eyshadow in Orchid, Bourjois Paris eyeshadow 13, Benefit Rockateur blush, Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Gabby, UD Naked palette, Tokyomilk Dark Destiny No 79.

WHY CAN'T I SEE MY PLUM EYESHADOW?


THE OUTFIT


Earrings: Hillberg and Berk
Necklace: Le Chateau
Cuff: Who knows I've had it forever
Top: Le Chateau
Skirt: Workhall (local)
Shoes: United Nude

SHOES


I have been wearing Tokyomilk Dark Destiny No 79 perfume a fair bit this summer. It is not a scent I would normally go for but it feels summer-y or something. Apparently it has notes of honeysuckle in it. FUN FACT ABOUT HONEYSUCKLE: the woody part of the plant contains a chemical that cats react to in a similar way to catnip. My aunt brought over a dried honeysuckle stick and both of my cats got all weird over it! 

Did you know that cats react to honeysuckle? 

Also, sorry for my very late comments, I have been away from the computer lately.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Black and Neon

Happy Monday! I am right in the thick of a 9 day in a row stretch at work and pardon me for being dramatic but I am DYING UP IN HERE. I will soon have some holidays and live music to see so I just need to keep my eyes on the prize and power through! 
Here is another of my attempts to survive a hot day in all black. I have added some neons to signify that I was, in fact, trying to participate in this thing they call "summer." 

EQUIPMENT

MAC Lady Danger lipstick, Earrings: H & M, Necklace: gift from my mom.
WEIRD BLURRY OUTFIT PHOTOS


Note the awkward pose to show the different panels of the skirt.

Sunglasses: Guess
Top and Cuff: Le Chateau
Skirt: Workhall (local)
Shoes: Shelleys London

How's your Monday going?

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Long, Black, Gunmetal

Well, it is the middle of summer and it is only 18 degrees C (64 F) outside!! I am not dying and melting and sweating to death, hooray! Everyone but me is complaining about the weather. 
Today's outfit was worn for an evening of eating tacos on a patio. It features one of my new favourite clothing pieces. It is a long, cotton maxi skirt which works well for both cool and hot weather. I acquired it in the winter and it gets a LOT of wear, a solid purchase indeed! I paired it with a faux suede crop top....this particular piece has convinced me that faux suede is the enemy. I have problems with staticky hair and clothing and this top has the WORST static cling of any garment I have ever worn. This summer has been rather humid so this mitigates the static a bit. As I have said before, I love to have my metals matching for my jewellery; gunmetal was the theme for this outfit. 

THE EQUIPMENT

Cuff: Le Chateau; Kat Von D Lightning Sheer Lipgloss in Gunshine, Earrings: my mom gave them to me; Necklace: Alexis Bittar; Long Necklace: Workhall (local).
Lately, I have been experimenting with layering necklaces to get more use out of my jewellery. It is a great way to use what you have more often and get different looks out of things!

OUTFIT


Top: BB Dakota
Skirt: Groceries Apparel

Have you tried layering your necklaces? What do you think of faux suede?

Monday, July 11, 2016

Attempting to Dress in a Summer-y Fashion

 IS IT FALL YET?? NO??!? Crap. Well then. 
Here is one of my attempts at trying to dress myself in the summer. I wore some colours and sh*t. 

THE EQUIPMENT

MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Strut Your Stuff, UD 24/7 Liner in Electric, H&M earrings, Toenail polish: China Glaze Celtic Sun, Avon nail polish that just says "FLAMMABLE" on the bottom, and L'Oreal Magic Top Coat in The True Gold. Necklace:from an independent clothing store in my hometown that I bought YEARS ago. I broke it quite some time ago and recently added a new chain to it so I could wear it again. 

MEHHHHHHHHHH


Top: Guess
Skirt: Topshop
Sandals: Shellys London

For those of you out there who are summer people, do share what you have been wearing! I enjoy looking at outfit posts of people who look breezy and effortlessly stylish in the summer.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Space Shirt

How is everyone's summer going? I, for one, am having a great time dressing essentially like it is still fall as we have not had too many hot days here. I have been going out a fair bit and had company staying at my house recently so I've been busy and not on the computer as much. My gardening is going well although my vegetables are coming along slowly due to the lack of heat. Work is a freakin' trainwreck but that is nothing new.......I have some holidays coming up soon so I just need to HANG IN THERE as I could really use a break at the moment. 
Anyway, today's outfit features another closet resurrection. I bought a space print shirt from Zara YEARS ago and I really liked the print but the fit was awkward and unflattering (good thing I bought it! *rolls eyes at myself*) It didn't ever get much wear but I couldn't get rid of it as I LOVE space print. I was always trying to wear it with pants but it just didn't look right; I have found that pairing it with a skirt and a cropped jacket or blazer disguises the fit issues. Since I have several black skirts and various blazers and cropped jackets, this shirt has now been worn in various combinations many times! For my makeup, I used some neon coral eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick for a "summer-y" touch.

THE EQUIPMENT

Cuff: Le Chateau. Necklace: Alexis Bittar. Urban Decay 24/7  Liner in Freak. MAC Pigment in Neo Orange. MAC Lipstick in Red Full Stop.  Tarte Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow.
THE OUTFIT


Jacket: Le Chateau
Top: Zara
Skirt: Dex
Shoes: Guess

What are your plans for the summer?