Sunday, 30 November 2014

Baby, it's cold outside!

Winter fashion for the alternative girl

I'm sure many of you have struggled to find appropriate winter wear in alternative fashion styles. I've always wondered why there is such a bizarre lack of warm, winter clothing. There are rarely functional goth coats on the market, well, except for the seven or so Hell Bunny coats out there (pictured above) but there's got to be more variety than just that. Even while putting this post together I was hard pressed to find gloves, hats and scarves. Why is that? Well, I have a theory; I think the reason we see so little winter clothing in the goth and alternative scene is because the designers come from warmer climates. Many of the designers I've found are either from England or California, neither of which gets slammed with super cold weather and copious amounts of snow. It also costs more to produce high quality, functional winter clothing. Good warm coats and boots are not cheap. I had to spend $200 (and that's on the low end) for a pair of winter boots and they're barely surviving. Although the majority of alt shops lack winter clothing, there are still items that can be utilized to guard yourself from the bitter cold.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Failed surgeries, accidents and Christmas trees

What the hell happened?!

You may be wondering how things have been going since my surgery. Well, not great. The surgery never took place. I was admitted to the hospital and prepped for surgery, given an IV (twice!) and had blood samples taken. I laid in bed waiting for four hours, two of those hours were eating into my allotted surgery time. I saw at least five other patients being carted out of the room for their operations before me. Every time somebody walked through the door my heart skipped a beat and I thought, "this is it, it's finally going to be me." But it never was. I couldn't help but feel that something was wrong. Next thing I know, the IV nurse is at my beside telling me that my doctor is on the phone...

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

What's going on in November?

A few thoughts on November...

I felt it was necessary to give an update for the month of November so that you will understand where I'm at. This is going to be a very difficult month for me, for a number of reasons which all seem to be connected. In just a few weeks I will be undergoing a hysterectomy. If you are not familiar with the term, it means that I'm having my uterus removed. Before you say "aw" and feel sorry for me, I have to let you know this is a good thing. My tubes are already tied because I don't want children so I won't bemoan the loss of my reproductive ability. If anything, I'll be celebrating it! I'm having a hysterectomy so I can have a better life.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Simplicity 3618 - Costume Review

My Pirate Costume

Although I typically wouldn't review just a costume pattern, I do believe that this pattern has the potential to be adapted for other means. For example, the blouse and circle skirt are great fundamentals that can be altered for a variety of projects. I also wanted to review this pattern simply because it's Halloween related and who doesn't love Halloween?!

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Happy Halloween... Again!

Photos from my Halloween Night

Obviously this is going to be picture heavy so I'll try to keep my descriptions short. I had a lot of fun last night and I was totally exhausted. The Halloween festivities continue on in my heart, my fiancé and I just watched an 80's vampire movie and I ate candy lol. I'm probably going to hang out in my sewing room a little more and continue to enjoy my decorations. I can't believe the glow sticks in my pumpkins are still going!! It's the like the spirit of Halloween is alive and well in my room. :)

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