Friday, December 26, 2014

Spend Your Holidays in Dark Lipstick

Well, I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! Mine was good! I got an eyeshadow palette, new glasses, and a Merry Christmas text from someone I don't know named Ellison. I also saw the Hobbit (it was ok), and cooked dinner, and saw my family. My Mom puts on such a great Christmas, really.

What was the best present you guys got?

Finally I have cat eyes! Now I just want some big obnoxious ones :)
I borrowed my sister's lipstick for this, I definitely need to get some of my own. It's Mac. I love matte finish shades, but they don't go on easily for me. I always have to put on chapstick first, and they always accentuate how flakey my lips are. Do you guys ever have that problem? The "amplified" lipsticks are my fave.

I hope you all dressed like a dark princess all week too :)

Dress: UO
Jacket: Jack (old)
Socks: AA
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: Made by my pal

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Art Lately: Witches

Wow it's been a minute since I shared some art with you guys. With the holidays I didn't have a ton of time to do art for me, but the past couple of months were all about darkness and witchies. Now I've got an itch to experiment with some really bright color combinations. I had been writing out some explanations of the meanings behind my work, but I think I'm over that. Use your imagination.

As always, find my art here, and buy some here.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Slow Warm Winter

 Long time no see, huh, guys? I'm pretty bummed about the amount of posting I've been doing. I've been wearing tons of cute outfits, but they go undocumented because when I get home from work it's dark already. And I get sad light in this house to begin with. But here's one from yesterday.

I've been spending my days at work, where it's been slow because no one wants to buy used clothes as Christmas presents. It's been a very warm December in the Midlands, with the cooler days being in the high 50s, so I've been forgoing the usual winter tights all month. And I've been watching a lot of Inuyasha. lol. Everyone in middle school loved that show (idk if you knew those nerds who drew wolves all the time) but it's actually a really good show? ?

Let's wrap it up with a picture of my kitty, who is actually a model. What a qt.

Dress: Noelle, thrifted from work
Shirt: Loft, thrifted from work
Shoes: Asos
Socks: OVS ??
Necklace: Starlight Deco Dreams on Etsy
(anyone recognize it? it's from Madoka!!)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Blogger Appreciation

I recently did some portraits of a few of my favorite bloggers that I've been following for awhile <3 You guys will probably recognize them, but if you don't, you need to be following them!

Annika of Pineneedle Collective is one of my faves because she has such a cool sense of style that is always interesting to watch, and because she ties all her interests into her blog so you get to read about science, fashion, diys, all in the same place. Plus she's super friendly and creative, and promotes ethical fashion and disability awareness and is an all around role model tbh.

I love Kathryn of Kitsune Kun's blog because she has insane photography skills. Like every time I visit there, she's got some magical photos of Utah or Japan or the Met or something. They're all impeccably styled, but not in the staged photoshoot way, it's just beautiful to see her life and travels through her eyes!

And Kailey of Mermaidens, because she is the cutest. She's def one of the nicest people on the internet, and her blog is always a cotton candy wonderland with just the right amount of edge. I love seeing her modelling for people like Hannah Haley. It's no wonder I'm not the first to paint her, her look is just flawless.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Black Something

I wore this on Black Friday, and was going to post about Black Friday things like how I've got a coupon code for 25% off everything in my shop if you want to buy anything... It's HOLIDAYZ and you can enter it at checkout.

But then I left my computer charger at home, so it became a Black Sunday post, and then I forgot to renew my prescription and have been getting progressively dizzier all week because SSRIs are evidently shit to withdraw from, and now I'm at the point where I don't even know. My pills are in the mail, though.

Dress: Some Anthropologie brand, thrifted from work
Shoes: Wanted, thrifted from work
Vest: Vintage, thrifted somewhere in NC
Socks and tights: Forever 21

Friday, November 21, 2014

Dream Shoes

You know, it's nice, I really love my entire closet right now. I have been buying a ton of stuff with my discount at work (women's resale if you've forgotten) and I'm running out of closet space. So I was looking through all my clothes to try and pare down, but I was just like "I love you and you and youuuu," so that's kind of a good feeling! 

But the real treasure in my wardrobe right now is this pair of shoes. I had a shortlist of fall fashion wants, and topping it was a pair of chunky black boots. I have major heart eyes. If you guys know where to find a long-sleeved Wednesday Addams dress in the $50 range (or under lol), let me know and complete my life.

I've also been more into dark colors lately. I know you're like "duh Rach it's fall," but I've never been much for black even in winters past. Now I just wanna dress like a teen witch. 

I really have been trying to get my shit together. I bought some shrinky plastic to make brooches and I'm looking into stickers that are glossy not matte... and I've got some zines in my shop now, too! Including that Real Love one that I got all the anonymous love stories for. I really enjoyed making it, so ya'll should check it out!

P.S. I illustrated a few of my favorite bloggers, I'll make a post featuring those all finished soon ;)

Top: Target 
Dress: Moda Int'l thrifted via work
Socks: F21
Shoes: River Island via Asos
Necklace: Handmade via craft fair
Bee Pin: Etsy

Friday, November 14, 2014

Miss the Sun

I haven't blogged in two weeks, what is up with that?!
I took these in a Target parking lot. My work does bonuses with store gift cards, which is really nice, and enables my shopping habit. I'm actually running out of closet space at this point. Now the days are shorter, and I miss the sun.

Skirt: Tulle, thrifted
Top: Goodwill
Shoes: UO, thrifted
Socks: Uniqlo
Bag: Lize Meddings
Brooch: Modern Girl Blitz

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! This year I'm a space alien, mostly because I wanted to wear glitter makeup. I told Travis that if he didn't pick a costume, he'd have to be a cat... so, he's a business cat.

It wasn't actually my cheapest costume ever haha. I went to Goodwill and grabbed all the shiny stuff I saw. I made my peplum from a holographic car shade that I took apart, pleated, and sewed to a ribbon. Other than that I basically glued pom poms everywhere and had fun with my makeup! Definitely wish I still had my pink hair for this costume.

Hope you all have a spooky day!