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Showing posts from August, 2014

Hair Update: Burgundy

It seems that with every upcoming season, I feel the need to change my hair. Last December I began sporting the pixie in all it's various forms. I had a mohawk for the holidays and dyed it bright red for spring. It was cropped super short for the summer months and now that fall is fast approaching and I've gained a bit of fluffy length on the top, I decided it was time to explore new options.

So I went Burgundy.

I picked this color up at Walmart yesterday for a few dollars and went ahead and put the WHOLE BOTTLE on my hair. We're talking super saturated here, and the results are pretty spectacular.

So here I am at 9 am, still in pajamas and looking a wee bit washed out, but I decided to use my webcam and take some quick snaps of my hair. It's a bit darker than what showed on the box, but I've used this dye before and so I expected that. I like it.

I seem to gravitate towards darker shades during Autumn and Winter - I've been really adoring this burgundy and dee…

How I Wear It: Fall Style

It's mid August now and that means autumn is literally just around the corner. I'm not gonna lie, I'm REALLY looking forward to cooler weather and more interesting clothing options. Sure, I've had fun with my summery pin-up experiments, but I want to wear tights and longer dresses and fur coats.

So without further adieu, this is what I'm oogling for autumn fashion and how I'd go about wearing it:


Wearing stripes, particularly of the black and white variety always reminds of Beetlejuice which inevitably leads me to start dreaming of Halloween. So in preparation for the greatest American/European holiday on earth, this is how I like to coordinate stripes.

Leopard Print

So this animal print has really become a favorite for me. I never used to like it and I still understand why a lot of people don't, but there are just SO MANY ways to style it. I definitely consider a neutral these days.

Mixed Prints

There's really no better season to start mixing and…

PMHM: Mood Music

For Cleaning:

~David Bowie
~Repo! Soundtrack
~Billy Idol

I enjoy weird, offbeat, and high-tempo stuff when I'm working on cleaning my room or scrubbing the bathroom. It keeps me energized and motivated.

For Makeup/Hair:

The Birthday Massacre
Sisters of Mercy
Jill Tracy

When I need to be focused and mellow, like doing perfectly even eyeliner or curling my hair up to ruffly mohawk perfection, eerie-whimsy-somber does it for me.

For Writing or Reading:

- Gladiator soundtrack
- Fifth Element soundtrack
- music without vocals

If there are no vocals, but lots of powerful orchestral sounds - that's perfect for writing. Granted, it'll depend pretty heavily on if I'm working on an action scene, dialogue, a moment of introspection, etc.

For generalized reading though, you can beat a good somber piano piece.

Of course music affects other aspects of my life. If I've been on a Loreena McKennitt kick I'll gravitate towards flowing bohemian skirts and earth-toned makeup. Aft…

Spooky University: Dorm Style

I swear I did a post like once upon a time, maybe more than one but it bears redoing - I'm always upping my interior decorating game. The school season is approaching once more for many of you (not me, not this time!) and so you may be shopping for dorm gear. I'm in the process of redoing my entire room, so while I've been Pinning all kinds of decorating goodies, I've come across quite a few that would work well for the average dorm room.