Thursday, October 31, 2013

Outfit | October Warmth

Happy Halloween! Since I write my posts the night before, the day you guys see this post it will be Halloween, hence the greeting. Anyway, it was ridiculously warm. Like, too warm for it to be October. It's so frustrating. It has been getting colder during the days but then around 2-3 pm, it gets sunny and hot and I feel annoyed because I'm bundled up in a sweater because of the cold from the mornings. Thankfully, by November the weather has decided on whether or not it's going to be cold or warm. I'm hoping it gets to be colder. I love wearing scarves and beanies and now that my hair is so much shorter than last winter, I'm excited to wear them and not fuss with my hair although I might get a trim soon. The sides near my ears are awkwardly long...That or I'll just trim them myself. I've done it before. Meh, I'll just do that. It's way less expensive and I usually end up with my hair ending up the way I wanted it cut the first time. Seriously. Never getting a pixie from that salon again. Only going there when I have medium to long hair. Aaaah, time for some warm tea.
Outfit Details: Striped Sweater (Forever 21) | Navy Peter Pan Collar Dress (Ebay) | Two Tone Tights (HUE) | Flats (Forever 21) | Rings (gifted)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Outfit | Mouse

It's almost Halloween! Halloween is this Thursday and I'm still worried over what I'm going to dress up as. I'm leaning towards Audrey Horne from Twin Peaks, a femme/hipster Sherlock, or just not dressing up. My previous costume plans fell through because of poor time management and funds so bloop. I love October though. Like the whole month is just Halloween for me. I've spent the majority of the month watching horror movies and creepy shows like Twin Peaks. Plus, I get so much writing inspiration during this month which is a real shame since I'm not participating in NaNoWriMo this year and I actually have all this great material and some awesome ideas that I haven't written yet. Ah well, there's always next year. 
Outfit Details: Black Jacket (ViVis) | Black Beanie (Don't remember) | Red Minnie Mouse Sweater (Forever 21) | Golden Brocade Skirt ( | Black Tights (Target) | Black Oxfords (Thrifted) | LOVE ring (gifted)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Inspiration | Audrey Horne (Twin Peaks)

With Halloween closing in, I thought I'd do a post concerning one of my favourite creepy shows, "Twin Peaks" and when I think of that show, I think of the handsome Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and the gorgeous Audrey Horne (Sherilyn Fenn). Audrey is probably my favourite character from the series. She's beautiful, head strong, clever, feminine, rebellious, and so stylish that after rewatching one episode from the series, I'm filled with a need to go out and buy saddle shoes, red pumps, and cute sweaters. Fenn, who played high school student Audrey when she was in her mid-twenties played her with the right amount of school girl innocence and burgeoning sexual prowess. Between the high waist school girl skirts, cozy sweaters, and perfectly groomed eyebrows, Audrey is a style dream. I've always wanted to be able to exude the same amount of attitude, innocence, and sexuality that Audrey exuded throughout the series, but I think it takes a special brand of person to be able to pull all of those off without being ridiculous. If you want to dress up like Audrey, you'll need the following: high waist tartan/school girl skirt that stops just above or right at the knees, classic saddle shoes or red pumps, a cozy fitted sweater, a deep plum red lipstick, perfectly groomed eyebrows, and a simple cat eye. Make sure everything is fitted since Audrey could wear a baggy houndstooth coat but once she shed the coat, her silhouette  was streamlined and let's face it, sexy.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Outfit | Lacey Plum

This past week has been quite tiring. I'm happy that it's nearing the end of my school week. I've just been so tired and lazy. With colder weather slowly making its appearance in the mornings and in the evenings, I've been wanting to stay home and write, watch Netflix, and drink tea. Of course, I can't do that because of school and well, life. I haven't wanted to go and do anything outside of going to and from school and seeing family. I'm not sure what mood this is, but it's made my evenings quite comforting and relaxing. Writing has been coming more easily than in previous weeks and I've begun doodling and sketching again which I haven't done since middle of summer. It feels really nice to be able to create things with my hands again. I think it will be a while before I can post any work I've finished but for the time being, the fact that I've been able to create so many things in the past couple of days is a good feeling. I've also been thinking more about relationships and such and I just, relationships ARE nice but I think for where I am in my life, I don't think I'll be wanting a serious relationship anytime soon. I may lose readers for saying this, but I'd like to spend a year or two focusing on myself, school, and friends/family while casually making out and stuff with different people. Sort of like Chloe from "The Bitch in Apartment 23" but without the drug usage, the rampant alcoholism, and bodycon dresses. In case you didn't notice, I'm the kind of feminist that supports not only the conservative women but also the promiscuous and sexual women. With that being said, I think it's safe to say that I count myself in the promiscuous and sexual women group. So that goes without saying that this blog is a place free of slut shaming, body shaming, and feminist shaming. 
Outfit Details: Denim Jacket (Thrifted) | Dress used as a top (Gifted) | Waist Belt (Thrifted) | Skirt (Forever 21) | Flats (Forever 21) | Owl Necklace (Forever 21) | Cat Earrings (some store in Portland)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Top 5 | My 5 Go-To Halloween Movies

For those of who don't know me personally, I love horror movies and all things creepy. Even when they actually scare me. I bring this up because it's almost Halloween. A lot of networks like Syfy and ABC Family do the 31 Days of Halloween in which they play a lot of classic Halloween movies although in Syfy's case, they play a lot of D-list horror movies but I digress. I watch a lot of horror movies and Halloween/creepy-themed movies. A lot. I thought I'd give you guys my Top 5 go-to Halloween movies because it's that time of the year and I always enjoy being able to introduce someone to a movie they might not have seen. 
1. Hocus Pocus (1993)
This film is just one of the ultimate Halloween films for me. Aside from Halloweentown, my sister and I grew up watching this practically every Halloween. As I matured, this film has become one of my favourites. There are so many amazing jokes in this and it can actually be kind of creepy at times. This film also strengthened my need for a cat thanks to the immortal cat Thackery. Someday, I will have a black cat to call my own. This film does have a cheesiness factor, but that's to be expected with most things from the Nineties. On the ultra plus side, Bette Midler. That's it. Bette Midler. Also, baby Thora Birch. Adorable. I should probably also tell you what this film is about: California teen Max, in order to impress this attractive and creepy-lover girl, Allison, inadvertently resurrects the Sanderson sisters. The sisters are witches who many many years ago, terrorized the Salem (Salem, Massachusetts) by spiriting away young children and stealing their life force in order to become young and beautiful. Now they're back to do it all over again. With the help of a mysterious black cat, Thackery, and a zombie, Billy, Max, Allison, and his younger sister Dani must put an end to the Sanderson sisters for good. 

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
One of my favourite Tim Burton films, this is a definite Halloween classic. It can also double for a Christmas favourite as well. The Burton classic tells the story of Jack Skellington, whom in the middle of an existential crisis, discovers a door that leads to "Christmas Town". Now, Jack is the most scary (and adorable) being from "Halloween Town" but he has begun to question his existence hence the existential crisis. He decides to go through the "Christmas Town" door and this leads to him making some decisions that have rather dire consequences. This film is creepy, funny, sweet, and incredibly fun to watch. It CAN be too creepy for kids under say, 7-10 years old, so take caution. Especially when in regards to the "This Is Halloween" sequence. It's got some childhood fears that most children have. Plus, Jack and Sally are one of the sweetest couples to ever exist and I will never get over how perfect the Jack and Sally actors in Disneyland are. 

3. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Another Burton film has joined this list! With the success of the FOX television show, not only did I feel that one of my favourites deserved to be on this list, but Johnny Depp as a fainting criminal investigator? Yes please. This adaptation focuses on police constable Ichabod Crane. He is sent to the quiet town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of murders by a mysterious Headless Horseman. While there, he meets the ethereal Katrina von Tassel and falls in love. Through twists and turns, he solves the mystery of the Headless Horseman. This film's production design and costuming is gorgeous and the gloominess is just oh so perfect for Halloween. Plus it stars Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman. It's pretty fun. This film has got some comedic moments and some cheesy moments so the fact that most people categorize this as a horror film makes me giggle, but it's definitely not for the faint of heart. If you faint at the sight of a bug crawling out of a beheaded body, then this might not be for you. 

4. The Addams Family (1991)
This is less horrific and more family comedy, but I couldn't resist including this classic on my list. This film tells the story about the macabre-loving and surprisingly endearing Addams family. I won't wax poetically about what the film is about because honestly, watching it is so much more fun. Between Gomez and Morticia's fantastic parenting (no sarcasm here actually) and Wednesday's flawlessness as the ultimate cool girl, this film is a feast for those of us who grew up with different tastes from those of the societal norms. IF you've got a love for the macabre, sassy wit, and heartwarming family stories, this is just the one for you. Plus, all of the last minute costume ideas can from this film. 

5. The Changeling (1980)
Not to be mistaken for the Angelina Jolie film of the same name, this film is the ultimate ghost story. Many modern ghost stories draw from this film. The film is supposedly based on events that writer Russell Hunter said that he experienced while living in the Henry Treat Rogers Mansion of Denver, Colorado. Now, while all of my previous films barely touched into the horror genre, this film is perfectly embedded in the middle of it all. The Changeling tells the tale of composer John Russell who moves across the country from New York to Seattle, Washington into a creepy, Victorian-era mansion after the deaths of his wife and daughter. Upon moving into the house, John discovers that he has an unwelcome and unhappy guest in the form of the ghost of a young dead boy. Through investigation, John discovers that the young boy was murdered and need to see the film to find out. This film actually really scares me. It's so creepy and just so horrifying and subtle. I love it. If you'd like to see it for yourself, it's all right here on YouTube. In HD. 

Outfit | The Dreamers

I have been wearing my glasses nonstop for a week. I don't know what it is, but I always feel more shy and less outgoing when I wear my glasses. Especially now, with the way the sides of my hair are, I feel even more awkward. I do quite enjoy wearing my glasses since I run no risk of falling asleep with contacts in my eyes, but I do run the risk of breaking my glasses in my sleep. Just another week and a half and my prescription will be ready to order but then I'll have to wait another week or two for my contacts to be delivered. I've thought about it and it looks like I'll be bespectacled and slightly more awkward on Halloween. I've also had to forego my previous Halloween costume ideas since I just haven't had the time/funds to work on it. Maybe I'll be someone from R.O.D. or some other glass-wearing character. Except for Velma. Orange is so not my colour. On the plus side, I rewatched "The Dreamers", "Amelie", and "The Fall" last night. Those are some of my favourite films and somehow, I think the French feeling from "The Dreamers" and "Amelie" might have seeped into my style choices for today. In the form of stripes, heeled oxfords, and tights, I felt rather European today. I think all I was missing was a beret but alas, hats have become slightly uncomfortable to wear with my glasses. I cannot wait for when I can wear contacts again. 
Outfit Details: Striped Lace Peter Pan Collar (Forever 21) | Purple Cardigan (ViVis) | Belt (Thrifted) | Grey High Waist Skirt (ViVis) | Black Tights (Target) | Black Heeled Oxfords (Gifted) | Earrings and Ring (Gifted) | Chain Clutch (Target)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Outfit | Autumn Warmth

Another day without tights. It's October and it feels nothing like autumn. Even in the evenings, it's too warm. I think the coldest it got while I was out was like 72 degrees. That's TOO warm for autumn. If you've been following my blog, then you already know that I'm a child of winter despite my summer birthday. I think I've already shot an outfit that's similar to this one, the only difference is the addition of the cardigan since it does get cold in the classes I take on Mondays and Wednesdays. On the plus side, my issues with the bank is going to be resolved by the end of the weekend so that's really good. And as I type this post, a commercial for a new Stephen King novel played. It's called "Doctor Sleep" and the book trailer has piqued my interest. I'm making a note here to check it out. Anyways, for those of you who get colder (proper) autumn weather, I am jealous. So insanely jealous. At least the cemetery was once again empty and looked really pretty. Although the last time I was here, there was a guy who looked eerily like Ned from "Pushing Daisies" and it was weirding me out so badly. I feel like I just made him up. I hope that's not the case...and if it is, well I've got an idea for a new short story.
(also, the sky looked so pretty when I finished shooting)
Outfit Details: Denim Dress (Thrifted) | Brown Waist Belt (Thrifted) | Yellow Cardigan (Forever 21) | Red Flats (Forever 21) | Ring (Gifted) | Bag (Ross)

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