Sunday, 9 November 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Belated post, but this year I finally got to carve a pumpkin myself! Rob and I bought and carved them together. He'd never carved one before!

The pumpkins! I chose the greenest one I could see in the store.

Carved! I did Gunter from Adventure Time and Rob did Isaac from The Binding Of Isaac. I ended up using a flat-headed screwdriver to shave the pumpkin after transferring my design from paper to the pumpkin by punching holes into it with a drawing pin.

Lit up!

My poor Gunter ended up going mouldy really quickly, but I'm still really pleased with how it turned out. I'm already planning next year's! And I want to eat some pumpkin next year too (mum used it in a dish which also contained mushrooms this year, so I didn't get to eat any!).

What did you carve into your pumpkin this year?

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Crazy day!

Yesterday was super crazy! I booked the day off work as there was supposed to be a lolita meet/ghost walk which was cancelled, so I found myself with a free day and needed to fill it.

After a delay (mum wanted to go out and I figured I'd have lunch early) I headed to the bus stop in the pouring rain and got super cold!

I only had time to go in Primark in Bristol, but I picked up a huge cosy shirt, more pony pants, a bunch of warm legwear, and a reduced Halloween tee that matches all my Death By Disco stuff! Also picked up some little Christmas gifts and wish I'd got doubles as I love them haha.

Here are the shirts when I tried them on! As you can see, the shirt is way too big. They only had 8, 12, and 20 though and I wanted it so I snagged a 12 even though I'm a solid 10. I loooooove the jeans on, but didn't realise when I picked them up that they had zips at the ankles which would make altering them to fit my short legs an impossible task.

And rejected tops! I want the sweater real bad but I already have the t-shirt exactly the same, so couldn't justify it. And the other shirt I think I'd want a bigger size and was too lazy to go back and pick one up =P

I was already running out of time so I hopped on a bus to Bath. I had a tattoo booked for 16:30 so I only had time to track down some cheap Bepanthen before heading to Imperial Tattoo Company. I got there a little early so I warmed up in the pub with a half before going in. The counter was in the process of being moved so it was a little hectic in there, but my doubts about the tattoo disappeared once the stencil was on.

It was a design from Amy's Halloween flash that I hadn't been able to get on the day due to work and more work. I was initially torn between the flower and the planchette, but since several other tattoos I'm considering involve flowers I went for the latter.

I was super worried about the pain and stuff, but staying still was more painful than the actual tattoo in the end. This was as I got it on my inner left ankle and my left leg is somewhat deformed haha.

The day-old result! It looks adorable and already looking forward to showing it off with ankle socks in Summer. That said, that's one day's stubble growth, so maybe I didn't choose a good spot haha.

I had intended to get a piercing too, but I couldn't decide in time to get it as I was going to meet Rob at Friday Night Magic but wussed out and then didn't fancy rushing all the way back up to Broad Street. Boo. And then I couldn't figure out which bus I was supposed to take, and it turned out a gas leak has clogged up Hicks Gate so I couldn't actually get home without forking out for a train, so I had to get a bus to Norton and get my dad to pick me up. Luckily he needed to go to the shop anyway, but wow that was pretty stressful thinking I was going to have to walk several miles in the dark with no pavements to get home!

When I finally got home I found that the matching shirt for my tattoo from Killstar had arrived! I didn't realise it had a swear until it got here, oops!

Now to figure out if I should get more tattoos! I would love to cover my legs but all my tattoos are so tiny and I'm not sure I could face long sittings. I was in the shop for less than half an hour in total for this one!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Dr Martens!

Up until this point I've only owned one pair of Docs, and they were a second hand pair from Ebay for £40. They rubbed my ankles a bit, were a little narrow, and my 'very pale lavender' phase came and went awfully quickly. However I fell in love with some pairs online, and figured I'd give the brand another go! The 15% discount code I found was definitely persuasive.

First up, wellies! These were supposed to be £40 in the sale before discount. These are actually going to be a Christmas present from my parents so they've gone into storage now, but I was worried about them selling out so I swooped in and bought some straight away. I wasn't sure about the colour when I saw them in person (I wanted the black ones really but they were more expensive/BORING), but they're growing on me already. I'm definitely glad I read the reviews and sized up to a 5 as they still aren't terribly roomy! But they're just about big enough to wear my thickest socks with without too much toe cramping, and getting a 6 seems ridiculous, so they'll serve. They are fleece-lined for comfort which I think is a nice touch. Hope festivals don't ruin them too instantly!

My other buy was my reason for looking on the site in the first place, as they match the most recent IOD with the Hell portion of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights. These boots were £90 before discount which put me off at first as I never really spend a lot on shoes (my most expensive pair before these were my New Rocks which I got second hand for £60 when they were still £180 in store), but I convinced myself they'll match a lot of my clothes while not being as boring as plain black. They look amazing, and I hope they're a good match with the IOD. As these are mens size, they are bigger than my old Docs despite also being a 4, and they fit much better as they are actually wider than my feet! If anything they are a bit big, but since I'm practically a half size I don't think I could have gotten away with a 3. The material isn't as stiff either, so hopefully they'll be nice & comfy.

Definitely no more shoes for a long time now...

More Halloween-y Black Milk

The neverending stream of Black Milk continues! But I love Halloween themes so it was kind of impossible to not go back for more.

This was my order from the last collection, Hot Mess! I got the Dark Mark Reversible Crop as I wanted more Harry Potter stuff, and after um-ing and ah-ing I figured I should continue to collect the IODs. This one, the Unearthly Vs Earthly Delights Inside Out Dress, really grew on me! I'm not sure about the naked people on it, but I love the colours. I even got Dr Martens to match the Unearthly side as I love the colours! This order arrived over two weeks after being placed and it felt like forever, especially since I accidentally sent it to the wrong address.

Then the Matte Evil Zip Dress finally restocked, and I decided to take the plunge and buy the Muscle and Bone 2.0 Catsuit!

I probably should have sized up for it as it's super tight on the chest, and it's not very wearable, but it's so awesome!

I snatched up this Awesome Pocket Skater Skirt when I saw it on BSS as it looks super practical. It feels a bit big, but doesn't fall down even when I put my phone in the pocket, so it's definitely worth it!

I also made another US order as I saw that Death By Disco Leggings and Merboy Straps Skater Dress were still in stock there. So much shiny! I wasn't sure I'd like Merboy but all the UK Sharkies said it was awesome, and they were right. No customs this time, and my order arrived in 6 days despite having to go via hopshopgo.

Now I have 11 days left to save up for the Christmas release! Thankfully there are only a couple bits I like/would wear enough to warrant buying. I'm still not sure about the IOD but collectionnnn haha.