Lazy Goth & Freeform Dreads: Month 13

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This month is the start of Year Two of growing my dreadlocks.  You can finally see distinct locs and I think they’ve “officially” matured.  It will be interesting to see how long they get by May 2017. 

This will be a pretty short post.  Very light makeup and a very basic outfit – great for the upcoming summer months.  Summer tends to be my “lazy goth” season, so be prepared for seeing minimal makeup.

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Long t-shirt (S5), Asymmetrical skirt (Skt1), 20-eye boots (B3)

 

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Long t-shirt and skirt: Ebay, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

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Eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Studded choker: aosLeather (Etsy), Silver key necklace: Fuchsia Bloom Studio (Etsy)

 

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Here’s a comparison of my newborn locs from 2015 and my mature locs today:

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That’s it for today.  I made a video of my dreadlock growth from the beginning until May of this year.  Please enjoy and TTFN!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup – Simple Goth for Winter Solstice

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Hello, fellow darklings.  Today is Winter Solstice, which marks the first official day of Winter and also the longest night (and shortest day) of the year.  Unfortunately, I “celebrated” Winter by having a nasty cold all week.  Yuck!  Fortunately, I’m feeling a lot better.

Today’s outfit is very simple.  I’m working on simplifying my wardrobe (post coming up soon) and today it’s just a skirt, a sweater, leggings, and a pair of boots.  It’s also been raining, so no long skirts or pants for today.

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Turtleneck sweater: secondhand, Skirt: Ebay, Leggings: Capezio (brand) Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

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Raccoon bone necklace: Creates 4 Fun (Etsy)

 

I decided on dark makeup for Winter Solstice: dark eyes and dark lips.  Instead of my usual bindi, I’m wearing on 2 stamped diamonds on my forehead.  Nothing sparkly – just simple and dark.

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Well, that’s it for today.  My apologies for the short (but simple – *wink*) post.  The next couple of posts will be pretty short as well, since they will be year-in-review posts.  Christmas is this Friday and I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup: 6-Month-Old Dreads

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My dreads are now half a year old.  With Halloween and my Raq Out performance now done, I’m finally able to post my progress on my “babies”.  They are still looking crazy and I still love them.  I’m growing more and more attached to them as the days go by.  It’s an incredible journey into my crazy hair. 

I decided that the “half-way mark” of my locs deserved a fresh dye job.  I was thinking of bleaching the roots, but I think I will wait until they’re at least a year old, although I don’t really mind having dark roots now.  Since I dye my dark roots along with my locs, they just blend together.  I may never bleach them, to be honest.  I have nothing against bleach (obviously), but even bleach at a low volume (I used 20v on my loose hair) is damaging to the hair.

We’ll start with my outfit of the day.  I wore the blue tunic dress again.  It seems I’m always wearing this dress at the beginning of the month, but it rained yesterday and this dress, along with my 20-eye Doc Martens, are nice to wear on such days.

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Blue dress: purchased at DC Fashion Week, Leggings: Amazon

 

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Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), “Resplen-dance” ribbon necklace: Sciscitor (Etsy). I love this necklace, but I’m not too fond of the ribbon. It’s pretty, but I prefer something more sturdy. I’ll probably replace the ribbon with a leather or silk cord.

 

Here’s my makeup.  It’s hard to see in these pictures, but I added a little bit of glitter to my eyelids. The glitter is Too Faced® Glitter Dust** in “Nude Beam”.  The glitter bits are small, perfect for when I want to wear glitter with minimal bling.

**I purchased this online, but now I can’t seem to find it to provide a link.  Has this product been discontinued?

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Here’s a close-up

 

My progress so far, from loose hair to now:

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I’ve noticed a significant change between last month and now.  Not only is my hair darker at the roots after re-dying them, but my locs are not sticking out like they did in October.  I was sort of bummed, but then I remembered that I do want long locs.  It looks like they are starting to “lie down” a bit.  After realizing this I’m delighted!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup – Simple Goth for Graduation

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Yesterday, I attended my niece’s graduation from kindergarten.  I have never been to a graduation where the graduates were so small!  I almost died from cuteness overload!  Absolutely adorable.  Since I knew that I would be around kids, I kept my outfit simple and comfortable.  It’s a good thing I did that, ’cause my niece pulled me in to dance with her and her fellow graduates!

 

Here’s what I wore.  Like I mentioned, I didn’t want anything too fussy.  It’s also getting more hot and humid, so just the basics would do.  However, I did add a little flair to my shoes with shoe clips purchased on Ebay:

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Asymmetrical tunic: Amazon, 25-yd skirt: Ebay, Shoes: Clarks (brand)

 

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Here’s my simple makeup.  This is basically my “summer-face”.  I prefer keeping my makeup light for when I wear glasses, which are a must for anything involving education (ha ha):

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With my niece, who also wanted to wear a bindi. I had attached a few of them on her graduation card and she instantly started sticking them on her forehead. The smile on my face says it all!

 

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Below my signature are a few more pictures of my niece’s graduation.  I had so much fun!  I enjoyed seeing these little ones graduate, sing and dance.  And there were colors galore!  Be sure to check out the brightly colored cupcakes.  I seriously wanted to enroll at this school!

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

This is one of the teachers at my niece's school. Her shoes were so high! Her fellow teachers said that she wears super-high heels everyday!
This is one of the teachers at my niece’s school. I think these are the highest heels that I’ve seen in real life. Her fellow teachers said that she wears super-high heels everyday!

 

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