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Monday, 25 August 2014

August Round Up

Hello all! August is coming to an end, and with it summer. I'm posting this summary a few days earlier than usual to take part in Sophistique Noir's Monthly Theme Challenge, so keep an eye out for that happening over the next few days.

Until then, check out what's been happening recently -


  • I spent a lovely two weekends at the Edinburgh Fringe, watching cabaret, burlesque, comedy and dancing to big band. I also got to go up St. Giles Cathedral's clock tower and onto the roof, which you can see pictures of here
  • I've now moved back to Dundee and started university again (boo), so I'm going to be pretty busy until next summer - I will endeavour to keep up with the blog, though!
  • My room is so much nicer than last year, but was unfortunately not even remotely ready to move into; my shower has a bad leak, the floor and couches need replaced, the cooker isn't working, and the place was filthy. Nonetheless, the management have been very helpful, and I'm hoping to feature pictures here soon.

My blog

  • I'm considering changing the aesthetics of this blog, as it's feeling a little spartan; the navigation also needs to be improved. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what they'd like to see in future?
  • The plus side of returning to study is that I have boy wonder back on hand, and I can take outfit photos once again! I've bought a lot of gorgeous clothes over summer, which I'm keen to showcase. Watch this space. 
  • I've been making progress in my DIYs (though I've not been posting them, derp), and recently published a pentacle hoop earring DIY, which can be found here.


  • Dr. Marten's Bernadette sandal... boot... thing has been making waves, but not necessarily for the right reason; I'm not a big fan, but I also hated creepers when I first saw them, so I'm withholding judgement. What's your thoughts?
  • My current favourite blog is Fatshion Peep Show, which is run by plus sized gothic and retro fan Stina. She looks gorgeous enough to be intimidating in her Pentagram harness outfit post.  
  • Appropriate for returning to university, The Everyday Goth has advice for a reader who is just about to move to university and is sharing with someone who may not share her aesthetic tastes.
  • Stacey of Aesthetic Contradiction is forever my style inspiration, looking great in a floating dress and a harness. 

I'll be publishing my make up post for Sophistique Noir's monthly challenge soon, so keep an eye out for that! Until then, let me know what you've been up to and leave a comment.



  1. I love that girl in Fatshion Peep Show, thanks for linking it! Great to see a plus sized girl with awesome style who isn't afraid to be fierce, quirky and sexy! The harness reminds me of in Gypsy 63 when Gypsy is wearing her awesome Stevie Nicks-esque outfit and the old lady tells her a girl her size shouldn't dress like that but Gypsy knows she is fabulous. People of all sizes should be celebrated more!

    1. Not a problem! I love finding new blogs I've never seen, and her style is pretty awesome.

  2. wow how did i miss those terrible docs! and thanks for introducing me to fatshion peepshow. it's a cool blog!

    1. Be thankful you did! You're welcome; I'm definitely a fan too.

  3. Aesthetic Contradiction is great too! I love those headpieces! Wow! Definitely some style inspiration there!

    1. I love it! I want all of her harnesses and latex wear from her shop, but - alas - slightly out of my price range currently. Nonetheless, she has great style.

  4. I just started college again as well. This year the management cleaned up the dorms for us (that's a first). And right now I should be bathing and getting ready for my next class in 30 minutes... Eek!
    But I wanted to let you know that I'm looking forward to your outfit posts. :)

    1. My problem is that my landlords leave everything until the last minute, and I start back early; consequently, nothing was done for moving in - at least they cleaned yours up. Thank you!


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