Monday, December 29, 2014

There's no beginning and there is no end.




Hello everyone.  I thought I'd squeeze in one last post before 2014 comes to a close, although I'm really not one to celebrate the new year, or proclaim "good riddance" to the previous year, because I believe the present is really our only reality and the illusion of the "new year" was created by man to give our reality a break, or a sense of purpose (you know, existential stuff), but I'm not going to get into all of that!  We're here to have fun.  :P

This post is probably my favorite to date.  The pictures came out awesome (thank you hubby!), and this is totally and completely and wholeheartedly a Susanna outfit, accompanied by just a few new additions to the mix (one that is actually new, and others that have yet to be featured on the blog until now):

The military jacket I've had for a few years and it did not cost me a cent.  It is another one of those pieces I scored in a lost and found at a previous job of mine (don't worry, it had been living in the lost and found for quite some time), and it has been a perfect winter coat for those extra chilly California days when all I want to do is pile on the layers.  My favorite part about this jacket is that I am pretty sure the previous owner was some rascal of a skater kid, because it came adorned with splattered paint, ripped seams, and a "Thrasher" pin on one of the front pockets.  ILOVEITSOMUCH.  

The jumper I am wearing underneath the jacket is probably one of my favorite winter pieces.  It is a thrifted item I purchased back in 2011 at a local eco park.  It is seriously a gem.  The copper stitching across the chest is obviously the best part.  

The shoes, however... the shoooooessss!!!!  Finally, for the first time ever, I have a brand new pair of classic T.U.K. Creepers in my wardrobe.  I know that creepers have been a huge trend in the street style and offbeat fashion world for awhile now, but I have wanted a pair ever since I was a wee teen listening to Rancid in my angst ridden bedroom years and years (AND YEARS) ago.  I have been pining for this style specifically (the typical black mondo suede platform), because they go with almost every piece of clothing I own.  (Infinite thanks to my ever so wonderful husband for giving these beauties to me for Christmas!! Ahhh they're mine foreverrrrr!!)

Okay enough with the theatrics (though I was being completely sincere in all of that).  I hope that all of you have enjoyed the holiday season, and that you are looking forward to the days to come, while remembering to accept and appreciate today. Have a happy and safe new year, and I'll see you on the other side.  ;)

Love to you all.  =^.^=


Outfit Info:

Jacket: Similar here
Jumper: Thrifted, Urban Ore
Shoes: Creepers, T.U.K.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lovely little things.

...Tis the season for wishlists, and below are just a few items I've had my eye on lately...


Galaxy crystal choker:



Holographic moon choker:



Classic black mondo suede T.U.K. creepers:



Crushed velvet T.U.K. combat boots:



Valfre "Fly Me To The Moon" tote:





Valfre "Goodbye" denim jacket:



This is obviously not a typical blog update of mine, but I thought it would be nice to mix up the nature of posts here and there as well as give you a glimpse into some shops, designers, and items that have been inspiring me lately.  I have recently discovered an amazing artist known as Valfre (the last two items pictured in this post are hers), and I am completely smitten (not only with the tote and jacket pictured above, but with pretty much everything she creates).  I will provide links to all of the items in this post in case any of you are interested.  Basically I just wanted to share with you some goodies I have my heart set on at the moment, and give a shout out to Santa Claus because apparently it's that time of year.  ;)

Love to you all.  =^.^=


Item Links:

Galaxy Crystal Choker: Daisy Chain Online
Holographic Moon Choker: Fatally Feminine 
Black Suede Mondo Creeper: T.U.K.
Purple Velvet Combat Boot: T.U.K.
Fly Me To The Moon Tote: Valfre
Goodbye Denim Jacket: Valfre


Monday, December 15, 2014

Mohair.









Hello everyone.  I've missed you!  I realize it has been almost a month since I've updated.. I'm sorry!  Work has been a lot busier these days and lately I've just wanted to come home and do nothing more than curl up on my couch and watch Christmas movies.  Plus the weather has been super grey and rainy (don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for the rain!) which doesn't make for very opportune photo taking sessions.  Hence we're back to the old, somewhat awkward-on-purpose? bedroom backdrop until the weather lets up a bit.  All of that being said, I really wanted to get a new post up for you guys.  

I found this mohair sweater by XOXO last weekend while I was out and about and absolutely had to have it, as I have been wanting a mohair sweater in my wardrobe for awhile now.  It is very "late 1970's punk scene" (says my husband) so today I decided to pair it with my Doc Martens, stonewashed jeans and pork pie hat as a tribute to said era.  It is super warm and cozy and soft and everything I could possibly want in a winter sweater, and the best part is, yet again, I purchased it at a discount store.  Actually, everything I'm wearing in this post was either purchased locally, at a discount store, or has been an item in my wardrobe for over a decade.  I love when that happens.. outfit goals accomplished!! :)

Anyway, I guess that is all for now.  It definitely won't be another month before you hear from me again.  However if I do not post a new update before Christmas, I want to wish you a very merry and happy one, and that you all have a beautiful holiday spent with your friends, family, and fur babies.  :)

So much love to all of you.  =^.^=


Outfit Info:

Sweater: Ross
Jeans: Marshall's
Boots: Doc Martens
Hat: Berkeley Hat Company