OOTD: Black Cats & 1-Year-Old Dreadlocks

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My little Edgar

Woo hoo!  My locs are now a year old!  Time sure does fly.  “Black Cat Tuesday” is not a holiday (although it should be), but I decided to show off a couple of black cat purchases that I made.  Of course, the best black cat is my Edgar, a little stray that found me as I was walking home from work – a week before Halloween!  He’s feisty, but so sweet.  He is absolutely priceless.

I kept my makeup very basic, but I’ll show off what I wore yesterday.  I bought a Yin-Yang Cats t-shirt from Cafe Press and I love it!

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long duster (J1), Black hat (H1), Yin-yang cats t-shirt (S14), Long skirt (Skt2), 20-eye boots (B3)

 

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Long duster and long skirt: Amazon, Yin-yang Cats t-shirt: Cafe Press, Felt hat: Asos, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand), Black cat-eye glasses: Zenni Optical

 

I also found a black cat case for my phone on Ebay.  It wasn’t expensive (under $10) and I’m very pleased with it.  My old case was okay, but it was plain, gray, and BORING.  It had no flair to it at all.

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My old phone case. Zzzz = Snooze.

 

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Black spike earrings: Ashley Elaine Designs (Etsy), Black cat iPhone case: Ebay, Onyx ring: Black “Dark Valentine” ring (Etsy)

 

Here’s the full progression of my locs.  I started out with 8 inches (20.32 cm) of loose hair and now my longest loc is 6-1/4 inches (15.88 cm).  Not too shabby – it’s normal for locs to get shorter before they get longer.

DRDS-loosehair

 

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The longest loc is marked by stars on the top and bottom of the loc

 

This concludes Year One of my crazy dreadlocks.  I’ll keep posting on my dreadlock growth for another year.  Let’s see how long they get after 2 years!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

 

OOTD & MOTD: Happy Paraskevidekatriaphobia!

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia info and poem via The Telegraph.

Hello, my dark lovelies!  Today is Paraskevidekatriaphobia!  Don’t worry, I’m not cursing you out – it just means a fear of Friday the 13th.  This word is a combination of the Greek words paraskeví (“Friday”) and dekatreís (“thirteen”).  Triskaidekaphobia  is the fear of the number 13.  To help honor this “frightful” day, Edgar, my handsome “fur baby”, allowed me to take a couple of photos of him.

What better day to wear my new, black cat earrings than Friday the 13th?  Here’s what I’m wearing today:

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Tunic dress (D3), Leggings (P5), Platform boots (B4)

 

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Tunic dress and leggings: Amazon, Platform boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

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Cat In The Moon earrings: The Boutique Bizarre (Etsy)

 

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Cat eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Crystal point pendant: Kalani’s Gems (Etsy)

 

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Today’s the day to also wear cat-eye makeup with my cat-eye glasses:

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That’s it for now, lovelies.  This is the only time Friday the 13th will happen this year, so I’ll leave you with a poem titled, “Friday the Thirteenth” by poet, Brian Bilston.  Happy Friday the 13th!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH

For Keith,

Friday the Thirteenth

held no fear.

He wasn’t superstitious

(or even a little bit stitious)

and didn’t view the day

as particularly suspicious

or with the promise

of the unpropitious.

 

It was then a black cat

crossed his path,

causing him to stop on a crack

which made him stagger

under a ladder,

and shatter a mirror

being carried

by a passing albatross,

who suffered fatal blood loss

from a shard

which flew hard

into its heart.

 

Keith didn’t think anything of it

until later that day,

at a wine reception,

he found himself trapped

in a conversation

about Jeremy Clarkson.

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