OOTD: Black Velvet For Frigid Weather

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It was bleeping COLD yesterday!  The high temperature here in good ol’ Maryland was a whopping 27° F (-2.7° C); the low temp in the morning was 17° F (-8.3° C).  AND it was windy, so there was a wind chill.  Brrrr!  Now that the temperatures are getting lower, prepare yourself for my annual, winter whining.

I finally wore the black, velvet dress that I bought last year.  One of the great things about creating my capsule wardrobe is that I can take the clothes that I haven’t worn on a “test run”.  The black, velvet dress is definitely a keeper.  It’s warm and it’s short, so that means I can wear this dress in the rain and (maybe) in the snow.

Here’s yesterday’s outfit.  Of course, wearing short dresses in the winter means wearing thermal leggings and legwarmers underneath.  The leggings and legwarmers are considered underwear and socks, so they’re not included with the “66“.

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PROJECT 666 Staples: Black velvet dress (D2), Black velvet scarf (Scf1), and 20-eye Doc Martens (B3).

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Black, velvet dress: secondhand, Black, velvet scarf: National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), 20-eye boots: Doc Marten’s (brand)

 

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Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Ankh pendant: Ebay

 

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Here’s my “lazy face”.  It’s so hard for me to wake up and get out of bed when it’s freezing cold, so that means “barely there” makeup:

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That’s all for today.  I want to say, “Thank you” to all of you who expressed concern, love, and sympathy for my dark mood recently.  It makes such a difference knowing there are people who care.  ((BIG HUGS))

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

OOTD & Makeup – Basic Goth Face For Winter

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This is my outfit and makeup from yesterday.  Not only was it Friday, but most of the snow has melted away since the high temperature was 46° F (~8° C).  Now THAT’S a cold temperature I can deal with.

Since there was very little snow left on the ground I finally got to wear something LONG.  That alone made me happy – I was really getting sick of wearing jeans.  The pants I wore are actually my favorite winter pants.  They’re comfortable and fit me to a T.  This is not an easy feat.  I wear a size X-Large (US Women’s size 12), but I’m also short at 5′ 3″ (160.02 cm) tall.  This can be tricky, because with ready-to-wear clothing, apparently only tall women wear a size X-Large.  So, my issue is usually with length. 

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These pants were $79 and worth every penny. Yoga tribal pants: Creaturre (Etsy)

 

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Black rose crown: The Magpies River (Etsy), Studded choker: Aeon Leather (Etsy), Tish & Snooky t-shirt: Manic Panic (Ebay), Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

Here’s Friday’s face.  I’m so happy that I can still wear earmuffs while wearing something on my head.  No wind + earmuffs = head decor.  Windy + earmuffs = no head decor. With freezing temps, my head decor would be replaced with a head scarf (and not as cute).  I also included a couple of pics of my “half face”:

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TOP PICS: Wearing earmuffs with black rose crown. BOTTOM PICS: My “half face”, where foundation, eyeshadow, and blush were applied at home. The rest was applied on my way to work.

 

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Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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