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There are days when I eschew my natural instinct, and go for the adult version of Sheela.  It’s a rare occurrence but it happens.

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A truly brief post this will be, I’m a few hours shy of boarding that plane for New York City.  I’m scared and excited, anxious that I won’t be as well-dressed or stylish or skinny or, you know, as good as any of those experienced bloggers attending IFBCON ~ what if I get tongue-tied and become “that” one person nobody talks to???  ARRRGGGGHHHH I have to deal with my insecurities and my fears, and try to have as good a time as I possibly can :)

Love, SG

p/s Outfit details ~ Harajuku top and Vintage Gold Tone Tie Necklace borrowed from Eve, Wool Pants with Leather/Buckle Cummerbund (thrifted), Vintage Gucci Doctor Bag (from my man last Valentine’s Day), Brass Spiked Cuffs (thrifted), and Suede Peep-Toe Heeled Ankle Boots with Ruffles (online)

“Chartreuse, the only liqueur so good they named a color after it” ~ Death Proof, a Quentin Tarantino flick.

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I do believe I lit up my surroundings with this outfit.  It’s all sorts of colourful, is it not?  There’s an entire parade going on yet it seems to work (that’s what I’m going with, anyways).  Eye-popping hues, effusive prints, stained glass effects, Bollywood cuff, oh and the hair.  Let’s not forget about the hair.

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Gah.  I’m still squinting, damnit.

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And then, there were those shoes.  I fell in love with them the moment I laid eyes upon those cathedral stained glass heels with that Royal Blue Suede upper.  In fact, my infatuation stretched across the purchase of two pairs, the second being with Black Suede.  Yes, insert sheepish grin here, I tend to do that.  Purchase things in multiples.  Particularly when it comes to shoes.  As though you didn’t already know that by now.

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Purple Wolf Head Pendant fashioned from Clay.  It’s from this amazing store called The Rogue & The Wolf which is in the midst of a superb sale so go forth :) and that stunning Stag ring?  It’s thrifted.  Do you not also adore my Bollywood Cuff??  It’s the perfect mix of Turquoise with Gold.  Sidenote:  how is it that when I try the all pouty and sassy pose, I just end up looking somewhat cross-eyed and just, well, cross?

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“Beast Mode” ~ To flip out; lose control; be overwhelmed with anger. Origin: Beast Wars- Optimus Primal would “go Beast-Mode” and change into a powerful and forceful animal.  Can you tell that this is one of my favourite gym shirts?

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Concocted by French Carthusian Monks since the 1740s, Chartreuse is composed of distilled alcohol and a potent mix of 130 herbal extracts.

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Hey, posing is tiring.

Incidentally, Chartreuse is also one of the handful of liquors which continues to age and improve in the bottle.  Read:  there is hope for me.

Love, SG

| outfit details ~ Chartreuse Cardigan (part of a twinset) thrifted, Floral Overload Leggings, Bollywood Cuff and Stag Head Ring all thrifted, Beastmode Tank from Etsy, Purple Wolf Head necklace from The Rogue & The Wolf, and FUNKYDOODLE Wedge Booties from I can’t remember where |

“The police have asked for my help. There’s been a murder.”
“A murder! Oh, my. Let me just change my shoes,” Evie said excitedly. “It won’t be a minute.”
Libba Bray, The Diviners

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My very first pair of Christian Louboutins.

I’m all grown up now.

Love, SG

I’ll come clean.

I’m so NOT a button-down crisp shirt type of woman.  I never have been and I’ve never contemplated the notion of defecting to any other camp of thought.  So you can imagine the sensation of dread I experienced when I read the details of the Independent Fashion Bloggers Project for this week.  Yes, IFB Project #80 ~ Menswear, For Everyone.

~ insert cringe, a second cringe, and a third for good measure ~

Does it thus come as any surprise that I’m turning in my outfit post based on the theme at the 11th hour way past the deadline?

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Cut me some slack.  I’ve had chronic insomnia for over 20 years now, and didn’t sleep much the night before.

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Finally coaxed a smile out of me, huh.  Hey hey, I changed my lippy for this shoot :) instead of my usual Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Stain in Lovesick (I love you, Emma Stone), I’ve got on Cover Girl’s Matte Lipstick in #330 Divine.  It’s my latest to-go hue.  I like how the colour is matte and I need so little of it to make an impression, plus the pink isn’t overtly Barbie with that hint of exotic orchid.  Flirty sans the girly.

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Love the rips.  Gives those leggings (actually, they’re leggings with an attached mini) some street cred.  From Herban Devi.

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White Button Down with those adorable bunnies is vintage :) from Hong Kong and belongs to Eve (my turn to pilfer from your closet, ha!).  That Neck Tie Necklace is also vintage, from Vintage HQ.  The Wooden Claw ring is contemporary and I can’t remember where I got it from.

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Killer Biker Babe Heeled Booties from Bakers, a gift from my man.  As you’ve probably already noticed, I wear these a lot.  I know you can’t see them but my toesies are painted as well in Lucy – It Girl from Julep.  It’s a sexy and sassy Plush Burgundy.

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Isn’t that Yellow + Black Plaid Underbust Corset-cum-Vest thingy so McQueen?????  I’ve had it for several years now but could probably count the number of times I’ve paraded it outside on one hand.  Shame on you, Sheela.

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Cute!!!  Squeal!!!!!

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In case you haven’t noticed, I dyed my hair – again.  I was going for something a lot more purple but ended up with this subtle Burgundy colour, and I’m not too pleased with it.  I’m realising that finding vivid purple hair dyes that do not stink to high heaven and which work well and do not kill my hair is quite the challenge.  Thank you god for eBay and Schwarzkopf.  I’m currently waiting for my shipment of Live Color XXL 87 Mystic Violet to arrive.

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Despite their height, these heels are meant for walking.

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Styled the hair differently too, less curly, more wavy.  Which do you prefer?  Straight?  Super ramen curly?  Or this look?

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Spiked Cuff is Black Leather and from Etsy.  Can’t remember the name of the store, though.

And so endeth my visual soliloquy on sartorial sense and sensibilities.  Cough.  Well, tell me what you think.  Be honest.  I can take it like a man.

Love, SG

p/s Ok, so I kinda enjoyed how it all turned out.  Kinda.  Shhh.

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