Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tattooed Mermaid

 I'm not some mermaid princess.
I'm the badass sea-witch.
Tattooed-rebel child.

When I saw Ally's Sharing the Tail post, I knew I needed to try it out.
I used to costume all the time, but I haven't really done it much in five years. 
This was also a fun experiment in exposing my new curvier (heavier) body.
I'm still learning to dress this new me. 
But I can still be a bad ass mermaid.

Ally and I are two peas in a pod.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Room remodel 1.0

I have spent an entire 72 hours in a mania-induced room remodel. Bed has been lofted, walls painted.. New furniture in the process. It's a beautiful mess. Spike has been PISSED.

My room used to be the horrid color of honey mustard. Now it's been refreshed as an Alice Blue (Called Pensive Blue by the company). DH and I are scouring craigslist.

I spent 6 hours straight painting because I refuse to let the job go unfinished. I'm exhausted, but happier.

I'm hoping the new color, the new space, and the change in general improves my mood and productivity.

Shit has been hard lately. Hopefully more pictures to come.. It's not finished yet, so here's some in progress

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Last of work wear - moving on part 2

Tank - Belk
Blazer-sweatshirt - thrifted
Jeans - Tanjay, thrifted
Flats - Ecco

Last office look for awhile. I love this tank. I saw it when shopping at Belk and fell head over heels. LOVE it. Love love it.

$30+ shipping for this sweet deal.

 Speaking of love, I'm posting some links to my favorite things in my bestie, Meghan's shop .

Cirque du Frock is full of 30% goodies, with her tutorials being insanely cheap.

She's getting ready to make a move to a new city, so she's slashed her prices before packing everything up.  Here are two of my personal favorite picks, a beautiful dress that will make an awesome transitional piece from summer to fall.. and my favorite CDF earrings with a twist. I wear my black leather earrings from CDF often.

 Please consider going to check it out to support her unexpected move!

$5 plus ship for those sweet earrings, sadly skull buddy not included.

Thursday, July 16, 2015


Top - ebay 99 cent win!
Jeans - Polo, thrifted
Boots - Luxury Rebel

 Hallo everybody. It looks like I'm moving onto other pastures. 
My best friend and sponsor, Meghan, is too. 
Life is FULL of change and we're both learning to embrace the things that life has unexpectedly thrown at us. For me? I'm learning my limits, spending time with my baby Spike, who just got himself a new harness. We're still learning to use it, but I'm very happy it's working.

As for Meghan - she's moving!!
And because of that, she's slashed all her shop prices to incredible deals.
Here are two of my personal favorite picks, but her shop is full of delicious clothes and jewelry and vintage gear. Please consider going to check it out to support her unexpected move!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Work outfits

Unfortunately I'm working with what I got when it comes to getting outfit photos. My office is a bit more casual than most - then again, in my experience it seems that laborious jobs seem to be more strict on dress code than us desk jockeys. 

My work week got a little shorter because I just transitioned from full to part time.

A combination of factors led to the change, but I'm hoping for the best.
I'm glad I don't have to leave the company entirely.

My mental health is still up and down.
My meds are being tweaked this way and that as I search for the best combination and dosage to keep panic and mania at bay.

Bipolar disorder isn't what most people think.
Some days are happy-go-lucky, all the energy in the world, some days are stay in best because you can't be arsed to move. 
Other days, if you have that particular type -
you experience both at once.

It's exhaustive to be so cerebral, so in my head all the time.
Mental illness is still an illness. 
It manifests in the brain, but it also affects the body.
Which then affects the brain.

I have the love of a good husband and a good cat who are supportive of my shortcomings and difficulties. I also have a wonderful therapist who I'm trying to make an effort to see more often.

If you experience mental health issues (or physical), never be afraid to seek help.
It can be frightening. It can invite judgement.
But to help yourself, you have to ask others for help first.