Saturday, 24 July 2010


I feel I ought to warn you lot early on: I may appear to be a GunneSax-wearing lass of the moors on occasion, but I also have black ribbons tied around my heart. In short, my gothic streak is pretty wide. I mean, it's only fair to warn you. My wardrobe is sort of like my iPod on shuffle: two outfits next to each other sometimes make no sense at all -- it's all little white dresses and floral stockings one day, eyeliner and stompy boots the next, lady-of-the-vampire-manor in sweeping lace skirts and black bodices directly afterwards, and then I might just lie about in dark jeans and a quirky t-shirt the day after that, So, you know. If you fancy a nice regular style blog you may want to go elsewhere.

Anyway, this morning I got a BOX from KYRA, my best friend, who fate has decreed to live in Alaska, for some reason. Kyra packages are always the most magnificent things ever, especially when I think I know what's in them. She found these granny boots for me, so I knew she was sending those, as well as some records (I got a gorgeous turntable for my birthday, eee!). Amusingly, they turn out to be the exact same ones I just threw out last week for having been loved actually to death, except these are, um. Well, a size that actually fits me, so I suspect fate will be a lot kinder to them. (The old ones were 7 1/2s -- how on earth did I get my feet in those? I am a 9). I had those for years and wore them everywhere until the heels kind of... broke, and the zippers got full of mud in Canso, Nova Scotia, where we attended the Stan Rogers Folk Festival and nobody told us to bring wellies. Fortunately, me being me, I had packed three pairs of boots, though none of them properly waterproof and two of them high-heeled. They kept my feet drier than my sneakers, anyway: but the zippers of my too-small already-battered granny boots never did recover. 

Anyway, not only did Kyra's package contain boots and records (Chopin! Suzanne Vega!), but also an assortment of lovely knick-knacks, and I was sorely disappointed that I could not actually wear all of them at the same time, but you will see them cropping up in future outfits no doubt. 

And then I traipsed off to the library, where... nobody even gave me an odd look, because they are all used to me, apparently.

Drink Me shirt // JC Penney; gift from Kyra
vest // Rue 21
skirt // Bonton
striped thigh-highs // Rue 21
boots // Kyra <3
lace gloves // Claire's, and... I totally bought these at full price with birthday money but love them too much to regret it
button earrings // Claire's
bat necklace // Hot Topic; gift from Kyra
hair bows // Icing? Hot Topic? I forget which; they were in Kyra's birthday parcel

1 comment:

  1. For whatever it might be worth, which probably isn't much, I think those particular hair bows were from Forever 21, and the shirt was from JC Penney. But yes. Very glad the boots fit and the box came so fast. ^-^