Tuesday, June 18, 2013

110; Post-Apocalyptic

 Jacket: Crash & Burn Apparel Top + Jeans: PacSun Boots: Aldo Necklace: Vanessa Mooney

Fun fact!! These were from February. Or March. Or something. (Probably March.)

I just have not been inspired to blog lately. I feel as though it has to do with the pressure I feel is going on. I am constantly updated by my favourite stores on every social media platform about all of their newest products, but nothing is budget friendly. Fashion bloggers on the top of the mountain are sporting expensive top brand apparel, or incredibly coveted trending pieces... There is an increase in demand on thriftable items then they suddenly tripple in price on Etsy, and are unobtainable at the thrifts local to me. It's insane and difficult to keep up and be inventive. It saps my energy to scroll past tweets and posts enticing me to buy things that I couldn't afford even if I wanted to.

Hell, I'll be honest, I wouldn't shop at PacSun so often if I didn't get a discount for working there. I adore their stuff but damn, even twenty bucks for a shirt is starting to feel a bit steep.

I can't wait until my honeymoon in California. I'm packing light so that I can hit a flea market or thrift store, since the ones here are dedicated to garage junk and the unwantables of people my mother's age. Aka, not very hip.

It's hard to feel inspired, and it really sucks! But I'm trying to keep it going on since blogging used to get me really excited and made me pretty darn happy before. More DIY projects, maybe some pre-plan some outfits. To be honest I barely spend time in my room, so my clothes are hardly looked at or properly cared for. (The floor has served as a closet more than the closet has.)

I'm also going to start moderating comments again, since I keep getting ones with "style suggestions" linking back to their own products and that's kinda sketch. Get your own blog, man!

Oh!! And it's kool aid dye, in case you wondered.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Belly Up: Some Navel Ring Selections!

So something awesome happened! I got my navel pierced!

Finally. It's only been a year since I decided on doing this.

And thus begins my spiral down into bar bell (banana bell? belly bell?) mania, where I spend hours shopping online, oogling and aww-ing and gushing over dangly and bejeweled treasures that I want to cram through the recesses of my umbilical scar. (You're welcome for that description, fyi.)

I in fact purchased this little gem, a Baphomet-charmed bar bell that screams with so much significance to me (this is one of my favourite pages going in depth behind the symbolism of the goat in general, for those of you looking for reading material), who I find often making appearances in my life, down to the moments yesterday before the needle plunged through my flesh: as I laid on the bed in the tattoo shop up north in New Hampshire that I refer to as my preferred location, looking at my fiancée's face in nervous excitement, I spotted a framed picture of the 19th century Eliphas Lévi drawing of Baphomet. So when I returned home to start hawkeye-ing my future collection of bar bells, could I really pass up the opportunity to buy the LAST one of these Baphomet charms? (Also it totalled at $11, with shipping.)

Though satisfied as I am, I still can't stop dragging myself through pages and pages of these things, and I've compiled a list of my favourites (so far) from Etsy alone. A few of these are on my watch list, but worry not: some of these listings are multi-quantity! (And holy hell, I am loving the gawdy jeweled cross further down this list.)

Note: these are not for being pierced with! Most places will pierce with their own titanium or surgical steel rings for the four month healing process. Read the descriptions before buying (6th row features a sterling silver ring); I did my best keeping the quality of these choices as high as possible but I do not know if these are internally or externally threaded rings. (Internally threaded are preferred, as they won't try to tear/shred you when putting them in. I would contact the shop owners before hand.)

Expect more of these posts in the future, as I claw through the internet to build up by belly ring collection!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

109; STRIP TOUR 1984

Shirt: Shop Wasteland vintage ☯ Leggings: ROMWE ☯ Dual jacket: JCPenny ☯ Boots: Jeffrey Campbell Hell Yes

That third photo is of me discovering a very drunk-looking wasp on the wall right beside me. (And Kathryn even photographed it.) I suppose he wasn't dealing with the 40 degree weather very well.

Four and seven are me looking also quite drunk??

This shirt in particular is hilarious. It's a men sized medium. Only Adam Ant would issue such a tiny fucking line of shirts for men, my god. It can barely stay together around my hips, I'm shocked I haven't busted a seam yet.

That being said, it is COMFORTABLE. It's straight up Hanes sweatshirt material (is it really Hanes brand? I don't know and I'm way too lazy to get to the closet and check) but sleeveless. It's a summer sweatshirt. OF COURSE, Adam is a goddamned fashion genius. He is always finding new ways to blow my mind.

I want to address the half-human-half-cat sexy furry lady going on on the back of the shirt, but...what can I really supply that with? It's...it's existing. That's all I can really say.