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Simple, easy, style.

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This look was as easy as taking two basic pieces; a black tank top and leggings, and then adding in color with accessories. I like to have better quality basics, and then statement pieces are fun to find second hand by thrifting, checking out consignment stores and one of my favorite shopping destinations Crossroads Trading Company.simplestyle


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Wearing:

Leggings: Lysse

Hat: Forever 21 (added my own peacock feather)

Kimono style duster: found at Crossroads Trading Co in Santa Monica

Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (from Nasty Gal)

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Photos taken by Cooper Griggs. <3

Goth is Dead!

Ugh, when will all these goth kids GET IT?! Goth is DEAD! 😉 Just like punk is dead, emo is dead, disco is dead, skater is dead, Lolita is dead, and blah blah blah. But guess what…? I dress how I want!

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What’s that? I’m invited to Bat’s Day at Disneyland? Well of course I’d love to go! Any excuse to play dress up! I wanted to explore the newest form of Gothic styling known as “pastel Goth” which basically includes all the lovely shades of black and rich textures; but features touches of soft pastel colors. All the cool kids seem to be doing it, so I wanted to be cool too.

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The Raid Shoe, by Jeffrey Campbell

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DIY chain & mirror harness.

 

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Iridescent, pastel and holographic handbag is by Nine West. This purse is EVERYTHING!

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A day filled with laughs, waiting in lines, giggling, photo taking, booze, more laughing and aching legs due to wearing brand new leather platforms to a giant amusement park. Although I don’t label myself as Gothic (or ever claimed to be “Goth”) I do adore Gothic fashion. Bat’s Day is a spectacular day to see all forms of Gothic styling from classy, really high end Victorian gowns to Hot Topic punk kids. Of course there is still a presence of mainstream public, so Bat’s Day is quite the interesting spectacle for those unaware of this special gathering.

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Wearing:

Shirt: Velvet Heart

Corset & Garter Stockings: eBay

Skirt: Guess (I found it in a thrift store!)

Socks: Karmaloop

Shoes: Raid, by Jeffrey Campbell

Coat: Forever 21

Purse: Nine West

 

Not So Secret Garden.

After two years of living in Long Beach, and two years of schooling at California State University, I finally made a visit to the Earl Miller Japanese Garden. It’s a lush, gorgeous sanctuary tucked away on campus. A wonderful area to meditate, nature watch, take photos or just relax with a friend. 

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Wearing:

Hat: sample sale

Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack

Dress: Lush

Necklace: H & M

Belt: Anna Klein

Bag: Big Buddha

Sandals: Do you love them? I got them at Ross! 😉 

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Stylin’.

Last Saturday I went to an all day pin up shoot at Nick Boswell photography in Pasadena. It was a grand time. About 20-25 girls, 6 or so photographers and a whole lotta costuming going on. Some of the time I couldn’t tell if I was actually in a photography studio or a major studio costume department.

I knew in advance that some of the girls wanted help with hair, makeup and overall styling so I took the opportunity to lend a helping hand and packed up  my beautifying arsenal of weapons.

As soon as I arrived I went to work on a few of the girls hair and makeup. I am not very experienced at making up other women, because I normally just do me. This was good practice for me, but also there was no room for messing up, because they were going to be photographed. I did my best and the girls appreciated it. Although they were thankful for my help, it truly was my pleasure and even beneficial for me to get practice.

A few of the lovely girls I got to practice on. If there is one thing I’ve learned to appreciate more after this day, it’s the art of liquid eyeliner!

Luckily, I was able to get behind the camera a few times myself in a few different looks. Because the day was so fast and overwhelming, taking my own pictures (with my cam) was not on my mind. And as I sit here and type this up, I am regretful I didn’t get more photos of all the action.

Hopefully sometime in the future, the professionally taken photos will start to pop up. One of my favorite looks of the day:

Overall, an awesome experience and I can’t wait to do it again! Practice makes perfect! Thanks for reading lovelies!