Goth Fashion for March: Aquamarine

Aquamarine image via Photobucket.  Aquamarine info via Crystals and Jewelry and Crystal Vaults.

Hello, lovelies!  My apologies for the late post.  It’s still March so it’s technically not late, but my video was posted 2 weeks ago.  Eek!  A week before the first day of Spring (March 20), we got a little bit of snow, and I just had to wear an all-black outfit.   I love the look of all -black on fresh, white snow.  It highlighted not only my black outfit, but the icy-blue bindis, which sparkled against the white, snowy background.  

This look is inspired by Aquamarine, birthstone for March.  Aquamarine comes from the Latin words, aqua marina, meaning “water of the sea”. Since ice and snow are forms of water, the cold weather was fitting for this gemstone. Not only does aquamarine symbolize courage and fortitude, but it is also represents cleanliness, calmness, truth and letting go. 

 

AQUAMARINE INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: The Stone of Courage

COLORS: Light blue to bluish-green

MOHS SCALE HARDNESS: 7.5 – 8.0

CHAKRA: Throat (5)

ZODIAC SIGN:  Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

SYMBOLIZES: Courage, Fortitude, Inner Peace

ELEMENT: Water

 

Here’s what I wore.  It was COLD, but I braved the frigid weather to show off my winter outfit: a hooded, cropped sweater, simple black skirt, and tall black boots.  Everything (except the boots and sweater) were purchased on Ebay.

 

Cropped sweater: Cryoflesh, 20-eye boots: Doc Martens (brand)

 

 

I don’t own anything in aquamarine, except for bindis.  The rest of my eye makeup is highlighted in silver.  The red lipstick brightens my face.

 

 

 

That’s it, lovelies.  I’m still in transition with this blog.  I’m thinking this blog will be more of a supplement to my YouTube channel, so expect the focus to switch to videos.  I’m not much of a writer, but I can definitely show my face.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies, 

Dasia Denise

 

A Sack Dress & Freeform Dreads: Month 21

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Hello, lovelies!  This is Month 21 of having freeform dreadlocks, which means I’ve been growing my locs for almost 2 years.  Woot!  It’s been such an experience witnessing how hair can have a mind of its own.

Here’s what I wore.  I bought this sack dress from Amazon.  While baggy clothing (especially on women) are not liked by many people, I love baggy clothes. Loose clothing can be quite flattering and I like how I look in this sack dress. Keep in mind that I also like harem pants, so there you go.

OOF! These boots are in desperate need of polishing.

 

 

 

Boots: Fit Flop (brand)

 

Here’s my face.  Again, I went with simple makeup.  It’s cold, and when it’s cold, I tend not to put much effort into a full face of makeup.  Sometimes as a goth, eyeliner just has to be enough.

Eyeglasses: Zenni Optical, Bat necklace: Horribell (Etsy)

 

 

Here’s how my locs are progressing.  They’re getting longer and more “springier”.  My birthday’s not until the 17th, but I went ahead and labeled this month’s loc progression, “Birthday Dreads”, for obvious reasons.

 

 

 

So, how do you lovelies feel about loose, baggy clothes?  I used to wear short, body-hugging clothing, but that was many years (and many pounds) ago.  If you want to see a middle-aged goth posing and jumping around to punk rock, be sure to check out this video.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD for December’s Birth Flower: Poinsettia

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Flower pics via Photobucket. Poinsettia info via The Florister and Teleflora®.

Hello, lovelies!  Today’s post is the last birth flower post for 2016.  Woo hoo!  My look is inspired by one of December’s birth flowers, the Poinsettia.  Poinsettias are not flowers, but modified leaves (bracts).  With its red and dark green leaves, this plant is popular around the Christmas holiday.  The other birth flower for December is the Narcissus.  Also known as daffodil, narcissus is also the birth flower for March.  

Poinsettias originate from Mexico and Central America.  The plants can reach to heights up to 16 feet!  Both poinsettias and narcissi are poisonous. The plant’s name comes from Joel Roberts Poinsett, who was the first US Ambassador to Mexico.  Poinsett was the person responsible for introducing the plant to the United States in 1825.  For the ancient Aztecs, poinsettias symbolized purity.  Today the plant symbolizes celebration, good cheer, and success.

 

POINSETTIA INFO & SYMBOLISM

TITLE: Christmas Star (also Christmas Flower)

GENUS: Euphorbia

TYPES: Holly Point, Tri-Color, Plum Pudding, and Winter Rose Red

ORIGIN: Mexico and Central America

TYPE: Perennials in Mexico, annuals outside of Mexico

COLORS: Red, orange, pink, pale green, cream, white and marbled

ZODIAC SIGNS: Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) and Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

USES: Mainly used as ornamentation, but also used for pain relief and antimicrobial properties.  Their latex is used for depilatories.

SECONDARY BIRTH FLOWER: Narcissus

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Narcissus is also known as Daffodil, which is the birth flower for March

 

Here’s what I wore.  We had an office Christmas dinner and it was a perfect opportunity to wear my new, kimono-style jacket.  I decided to get it as an early Christmas present to myself.  Ha ha.  This jacket was purchased on Ebay.

PROJECT 666 Staples: Kimono-style beaded jacket (J8), Long asymmetrical shirt (S13), Black “spinning skirt” (Skt4), Victorian-style ankle boots (B5)

 

 

 

“Spinning skirt”: Flying Skirts, Victorian-style ankle boots: Ladies’ Emporium

 

Here’s my face.  I wore heavy eye-makeup along with burgundy eyebrows.  Unfortunately, I forgot about my red and pink hair so the poinsettia I wore blended in with my hair.  Oh, well.  At least you can see the black feather.

 

All accessories purchased on Etsy. Poinsettia hair clip: Cheryl’s Jewelry Etc., Black feather hair clip: Bedazzled by Sharon, Black choker w/ black gems: Ego Driven, Beaded necklace w/ tassel: Jacq’s Jewelry

 

Well, this is the last birth flower post for 2016.  Are you ready to start the new year?  Stay tuned for a couple of year-end videos, which will be posted this week.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

ATS® dance move (fast): Box Step

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 – Low-Key Goth For An Icy Morning

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Yippie!  It’s finally March, with the first day of Spring in 17 more days – at least, officially.  On Sunday, we had a wintery, ice and rain mix all day, so on Monday morning, we woke up to an ice-covered ground.  Yikes.  But then, it reached a high of 45° F (7° C), so most of the ice had already melted away by afternoon.

Icicles everywhere!
Icicles everywhere!

 

Here is my outfit from yesterday.  It’s pretty basic stuff, as usual:

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Skirt and scarf: Ebay, Cardigan: Victoria’s Secret, Black shirt: The Gap, 20-eye boots: Doc Marten’s (brand)

 

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Bone leggings: Lip Service (brand)

 

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Silver bat necklace: Sweet Voodoo (Etsy), Crystal pendant: Ebay, Onyx ring: Gibson’s Vintage Shop (Etsy)

 

And here is yesterday’s face.  My plain, boring, unmade-up face (ok, I have a teensy bit of makeup on).  Guess who forgot her makeup bag at home?  Therefore, there’s really no “face” to show you.  Oh well, at least I wore my cat-eye glasses:

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Sorry. Nothing to see here, folks.
Sorry. Nothing to see here, folks.

 

I was a bit leery posting pictures of me without makeup, but who cares?  This is my natural face and I’m fine with it.  There are days that I go makeup free – not as fun, and not as pretty, but practical.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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OOTD & Makeup – Trad Goth Friday

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Hello, lovelies!  Today’s the last day of January, but we still have February to go, so the crappy weather won’t be ending any time soon.  The good news though, is that we only have 48 more days until Spring!

I decided to go back to my “gothic roots” yesterday and wear something more “traditional”.  I can’t do the deathhawk, but I think my red, messy afro will suffice:

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Asymmetrical hem shirt: Amazon, Fishnet top: Ebay, Black jeans: Express

 

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Leather choker: Ebay, Handcuff necklace: gift

 

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Leg warmers: Sock Dreams, Boots: Steve Madden (brand)

 

Here’s my makeup from yesterday.  Dark and gothic.  I’m still learning how to do my eyebrows by tweezing and applying eyebrow pencil and brown eyeshadow.  I was always a bit hesitant on making my brows too dark, but I actually like them really dark.  Especially when I wear dark eye makeup:

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My “half-face”

 

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Full makeup

 

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I have a couple of experiments coming up, concerning my eyebrows.  And also, February should be a great month for style – IF the weather cooperates.  If not, then I’ll just have to work around the frigid weather.  Stay tuned.

Love & Shimmies,

Dasia Denise

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