Wednesday, May 20, 2015

wearing: vintage maxi skirt and denim jacket

If you watched my latest thrift haul video, you may recognize this skirt! I really love the color, print, and especially the high waist. This vintage Gap denim jacket I thrifted a while ago. It's pretty perfect as far as denim jackets go, I'm pleased to own a classic. There was one I thrifted last year that that is REALLY similar (it's Guess brand), except the cut is a bit higher and there are no pockets! Why anyone would even consider making a jacket, especially a denim jacket, that didn't have pockets is beyond me. I mean, hello, where are you supposed to shove your hands when they get cold? Your phone? Your keys? So that's why I ended up with this one.

I wore this necklace in my last outfit post. I want to say it's because I haven't unpacked any of my other jewelry yet (I haven't!), but really it's because I don't even need unpack anything else because this piece is so perfect. This necklace goes with everything, and I've pretty much worn it every day since I got it in the mail. (Check out all of Victory Jewelry's other lovely pieces here!)
shirt - thrifted // vintage maxi skirt - thrifted // vintage Gap denim jacket - thrifted
 // vintage round sunglasses - thrifted // belt - thrifted // hat - H&M //
 necklace - Victory Jewelry // other jewelry - thrifted // Jeffrey Campbell Litas - eBay

Friday, May 15, 2015

2015 spring thrift haul video

This is the first video I've posted on the blog in years, and it's the first one that features me talking (who else hates their voice on camera?!). It's obvious I'm a little nervous talking to the camera, but hopefully when I start making more videos, I'll start to be a bit more natural. Do you like seeing bloggers make vlogs? What other topics would interest you to see in this format?

Thursday, May 7, 2015

wearing: Harley tee and bell bottoms

Hey, hey! Today is my first day back in my trailer (hello, wireless internet!!), and holy cow, am I so excited to finally be back. This past winter just draaaaged on like it was never gonna end. Nothing against the winter, but, DAMN, I am so happy to be ambling around town in short sleeves. Short sleeves and...jeans?! Well I never thought there'd come a day when a jeans outfit would make its way onto the blog, but with my style being pretty dynamic, I guess never should not be part of the vernacular. Lately I am really into vintage tees, distressed denim (especially bell bottoms and cutoffs), and chunky silver statement jewelry. Lucky for me (and everyone!), thrift and second hand stores are perfect places to find said items on the cheap.

Ok, let's talk about hair. Do you see how RED I am?! I have never every chemically altered my hair color. This red is all thanks to 100% natural henna. Not only does the henna bring out my natural red highlights (like woah), it makes my hair suuuuuper soft and sleek. I've henna'd my locks about five times in the past few months, and I'm definitely going to continue. Have any of you ever henna'd your hair?
Harley Davidson shirt - thrifted // American Eagle bell bottom jeans - thrifted // hat - H&M // 
vintage Coach purse - thrifted // sunglasses - thrifted // cuff and rings - thrifted // necklace - Victory Jewelry

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

postcards from my latest road trip

I was fortunate to be able to hitch a ride down south with a friend from work (along with his dad, niece, and great niece...the latter of whom was throwing up in the seat right next to mine the entire ride down). We visited Tampa, St. Petersburg, Madeira Beach, and Santa Rosa Island. There was one day where it was sunny and warm...the rest of the week was pretty chilly, with freezing rain and even some snow on the way back! Once we were homeward bound we detoured a bit so we could take a drive by the Crossroads and Graceland (it was the middle of the night, so we didn't stop). It was a quick trip that didn't include much sight seeing or beach going, but it was still nice to venture off the peninsula for a little while.
We stopped for gas in Mississippi and stumbled upon this old little trailer park. I'd totally live there, I mean, look at that Spanish Moss! It makes even the trashiest trailer park atmospheric and lovely!
 Little dome house on the gulf coast. This one was on Navarre Beach. I would love to see inside one of those little guys!
 Storm rolling in over Santa Rosa Island. It was about forty degrees, but we stopped to walk on the beach anyways. Santa Rosa Island is probably my favorite place I've ever traveled to. I'm so lucky to have been able to visit again.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

with her sickle keen

It seems there's a bit of a macabre theme 'round here lately, but I haven't had much time to create content, so when I do have time  I like to devote it to my favorite characters - weird ones. These photos came about because I accidentally bought four antique sickle scythes on the eBay app (seriously...all of a sudden it was like "THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER" and I was like whaaaaat just happened...?). Honestly, I ain't even mad...four unique antique sickles for $20? Could have done worse. They arrived in the mail yesterday and I figured I had to do something. It's especially nice 'cause all the snow has melted, but the grass is still brown and the trees, bare, so the photos have that creepy autumnal aesthetic to them. 
dress, sweater - thrifted // tights - DIY'd // vintage combat boots - thrifted

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

flowers fair

Poor Rebecca saw a ghost
in the place she sat the most,
but nobody did believe her
so she killed them with a cleaver.
Now it smells of flowers fair
as she haunts around her chair.
nightgown - thrifted & DIY'd // sweater - thrifted //cleaver - gifted (vintage)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

under that black halo

Dappled with moonlight,
perched on the sill,
dressed in black satin,
so calm and still,
'neath her black halo,
there's nary a frill,
she's waiting for something,
her time to kill.
Marrakash dress - Free People // duster - DIY'd // jewelry - thrifted // hat - thrifted


Friday, January 30, 2015

inspiration from the past year

I absolutely hate the fact that it's been so long since my last post. I'm just stuck in a rut, and not having internet access at my new place definitely doesn't help. Lots of things are changing for me, which is scary and exciting at the same time. I thought I'd get one post in for this month by sharing some of my favorite photos from the past year. Here's to another year of adventures!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

just an ordinary fairy tale

I've had this dress for a few years, and even though I'm aiming to donate a huge chunk of my clothing collection, I can't bear to part with this huge pink dress. I scored it for a few dollars way back when I worked at a thrift store. It's a few sizes too big, so it doesn't fit too well, and I doubt I'll ever be able to wear it to an actual function, but I just love stepping into it and playing princess for a few hours. My hair may be messy, my nails free of polish, and my life in general a far cry from perfect, but for a moment none of that matters.

Check out how I styled this dress in the early days of my blog here and here!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

there is no beauty without some strangeness

dress - thrifted // flower crown - DIY'd

Sunday, November 30, 2014

happenings 11/30/2014

Well, gosh, it's been a minute. I've been through some things. New things are happening. Let me fill you in. So this few seasons I was living in my vintage trailer with my cats and my boyfriend. We had plans to pull the trailer down to Port Aransas, Texas at the beginning of December, and live there for a few months before heading back to Wisconsin. We even had a place reserved (an awesome RV park really close to the gulf). Well, my boyfriend decided to change things up and buy a house up here in Door County instead. Huge change of plans. Honestly, I wasn't too happy to be ditching our Texas plan, I had been really looking forward to it. But we decided we would perhaps take a van trip down there instead.

There was a one and a half month gap between when our park was closing up for the season here and when my bf was closing on his house, so we decided to stay with his parents in the interim. Unfortunately, I couldn't bring my cats with me so they stayed with a friend, and I visited them every day.

Finally closing day happened and we started moving our stuff in. A few days later, however, I was moving out and into my own place. I'm in a pretty unstable place in my life and I guess, even though I've been upset about a lot of things, lately, it's good that I'm going to be in a place where I can sort things out, literally and figuratively.

In the next four months I plan on selling and donating over fifty percent of my belongings. I have moved six times in the past year (six!!!), and every time, though I'm hopeful it will be the last for a while, I guess I can never be sure anymore. But something I've realized after moving all my things that much in such a short amount of time is this: I need to downsize. My lifestyle is pretty transient at this point, and having all these things is getting to be quite impractical. It's not like I even have that much. But still, it's gotta go. I'll post some links when I decided to get some stuff for sale online.

All the money I make is going towards savings and a van trip that I hope to be taking next March.
My new place is nice, but pretty expensive (then again everything seems expensive after paying next to nothing in the trailer). It's only for a few months, and then maybe I'll move back into the trailer for the warms months. Anyways, I have my kitties back, and I'm living alone and without roommates for the first time in my life. This is a good time for me to reevaluate some things and see where the next few months lead.

Of course, I definitely mean to get back to creating regular content! I've definitely missed that part of my life. I'm glad to be back!

Friday, October 31, 2014

spooky inspiration 2014

Well, blessed Samhain and happy Halloween, readers! I always love posting a recap of past spooky inspiration shoots I've done, so take a journey down memory lane with me and enjoy a bit of the macabre and the occult. All details of the shoots can be found in the original posts, which you can get to directly by clicking the photos.
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