Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Something in you dies.

Sweet Jesus, my brain hurts. Papers, exams, presentations, work, it never seems to end! I am completely fried and scarily enough the worst is yet to come. My life feels like a crappy zombie B-movie, except I'm already the undead but my academic life is still out to get me.RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

Sunday, November 28, 2010


So, I thrifted this goth tuxedo shirt ages ago, but haven't worn it until now. The black + asymmetry + ruffles a perfect for goth jams 2010.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sleeping in your bed.

The legendary Rodarte for Target ribcage sequin dress strikes again! I love this piece, but I rarely wear it because its a little too shiny for day time, and a little too weird for night time. Plus, the last time I wore it somebody asked me if I was wearing a costume. Seriously.

I also have a new artistic obsession: Alex Gross. His paintings are really powerful and twisted and beautiful in a way that speaks to the anti-materialist in me. It's Buy Nothing Day tomorrow, so here is some food for thought.

Also, I'm lucky to be participating in Teen Vogue's new fashion blog project!! They are compiling outfit posts from a lot of groovy blogs and posting them all on the Fashion Click website. Give it a look!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My Ears Hurt

Thanks wind, for ruining any semblance of a good outfit photo I had going on today. Kind of going for a granny-preppy look going on with the tea-length skirt (is that even a real fashion term, or did I just make that up?) and grey wool cable-knit sweater that belonged to my mom in the '80s. I originally tried it on with my black Doc Martens, but it just wasn't working out so I switched to these little thrifted cowboy ankle booties. Oh jeez, look out for that gust!!!

Photobooth outfit shots too, because the wind is a total outfit-ruiner. Going to see Harry Potter tonight, finally (it's cheap ticket night at the theatre). Excitement is running high!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Vogue Magazine, November 1980

When I went home last weekend, I dug out some of my mom's old Vogue magazines. This stuff is too good! I love how one editorial is all about chunky cable knits and wellies, while the next one is all about fussy lingerie. It's all so beautiful and fresh. Just goes to show that good fashion never dies.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ask; what for?

 Outfit double whammy comin' at ya! Today's outfit it pretty simple. Bichromatic, thrifted old man cardigan with little girl's tutu (H&M) and crazy cult leader shirt (American Apparel). The tutu is so short I have to wear bloomers underneath! I guess that's the price I have to pay for being 15 years too old to shop in the kid's department. My defense: it cost $3.

Yesterday's outfit proves to the world that it is possible to do 'goth jams' without wearing any black! You just have to get the proportions right. Dramatic long maxi skirt, loose cropped shirt, stern square toe loafers and hair in a creepy Wednesday Addams/Prairie Girl braid. Everything American Apparel, Salvatore Ferragamo loafers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Orwellian Paradise

For those of you who don't know this yet: I grew up on a farm. Animals, crops, eating fresh vegetables grown in the backyard garden and all that jazz. Honestly, I'm not jealous of people who grew up in the city, because as isolating as the country can be the peaceful slowness of it all is unparalleled.
The last time I took pictures of the Highland Cattle, all you readers seemed to love it! So when I received a marvelous pair of Cougar gumboots, I wanted to show you them in the context they truly belong: muck and straw. I'm proud to own a new pair of Cougar boots because the built-in thermal socks are rad, plus they're such a quintessentially Canadian brand.

Zara coat, thrifted skirt, American Apparel leggings, Cougar boots

This is Alfred the Highland Cow. He is named after my Grandpa.

Muscovy ducks

The sheep are rather unfriendly and it's hard to get a picture close to them.

Paris the Appaloosa horse. What a rock star! She is totally posing with me here.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

New Shoes!

Sometimes, the only outfit details that matter are found exclusively below the knee. Spoken like a true shoe/sock junkie.
Black Milk Galaxy leggings, Zellers thermal socks, vintage boots from Etsy
American Apparel jeans, polka-dot socks, vintage boat shoes from Etsy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Orleans

The mom jeans make their triumphant return!! Since their first magical sighting at the thrift store, I have found out that not everyone is a huge fan of mom jeans. Not a huge surprise, but I'll wear what I want, whenever I want, regardless of whether or not someone thinks I'm a 'second-class citizen'. Ouch!

Ogle that glorious silhouette of "mom jean ass". Aww yeah. Worn with a vintage lace top from Beacon's Closet and thrifted button ankle boots.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Oh Katrina!

Working on my casual goth jams look today, with my Comme Des Garçons top, American Apparel riding pants and plaid flannel. The asymmetry of the shirt makes this look still kind of romantic, but the plaid flannel makes it much less dramatic than the long skirt-wearing, poetry-reading gothic look that I'm usually trying to channel. It's kind of sad, but I don't think any picture will ever do justice to the true beauty of this top.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

Truth Noise

As you can see by the white flecks in the foreground, today (November 5th) happens to be the first snow of the year!! What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than an outfit picture? I may be stuck in rain boots, but at least I can show off the new vintage leopard print collar I bought off of Etsy! It's absolutely genius. The dress is goth jams at its finest.
I'm almost certain the collar is real mongolian lamb fur and REAL LEOPARD. Kind of disturbing, but I like it.

Monday, November 01, 2010


Here's hoping you all had a radical Halloween weekend, full of candy puke and silly costumes. For some reason, these heinous Levis thrifted mom jeans are really appealing to my sensibilities. I wear them with everything, going for the super grunge look with my new Graham + Spencer knit sweater. It looks like the sweater I knit, except no effort was put into it. Worn with thrifted granny shoes and an American Apparel twist scarf on my head.

It should come as no surprise that for Halloween I dressed up as the heroic movie character Terry, from Fubar (and Fubar II)!! I found everything in my closet, drew on fake sideburns and acted obnoxiously dumb all night. IT was the first time I have actually dared venture out of the house in sweatpants. All in the name of Halloween!