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So come and get ’em!  Here are the particulars:

  • Pomps come in dyeable ivory or black jacquard, with a matching leather-covered heel.
  • They close with tabs, with a ribbon – we’ve provided one with your new shoes, but lace any color, width, or design ribbon through, to change up the look whenever you like.
  • The heel is 2.5 inches, and properly flared – you won’t be sinking into grass in these.
  • The toe is very pointy, just right for the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
  • The pre-order price is $115, and the regular price is $135.
  • Get them on sale May 14th – June 1st.
  • We need to sell about 100 pairs to make the production run, so if you need these shoes in your life, please share the news with your costume buds.  If we don’t meet the minimum, all orders will be refunded in full, and the Pompadours will not be made.
  • Estimated delivery is early August 2012 – we’ve implemented a whole mess of systems and measures to improve our speed of manufacture as well as quality, but if we have a delay, I’ll let you know right away.

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I do have some good things lined up, though! Even with the amount of language studying I have to do. (Mandarin this semester.) In the wings are clothing reviews, podcast fangirling, more fantastically out of my price range decor inspiration, my total lack of any ideas on What To Do With My Hair, and possibly some (not so) super secret cosplay plans for this summer.

Today will be the clothing, and I promise I shall get to the rest in a much more timely fashion now that midterms are done and I’m not running about trying to get used to a new schedule and living arrangements. (Short story, moved out of the apartment with the bf, who is no longer the bf.)

VS Hipster Bootcut

First up, Victoria’s Secret VS Hipster Bootcut 30″. I first bought them in a 12, because of the measurements on the size chart seemed to indicate I’d have to go up two sizes from my regular fit. When I got them they were way too big. I exchanged them for a 10, and they’re still a little loose in the waist. So, these run large. The size you usually are is probably the right one, ignore the size chart. They seem to be holding the color well, as I got them in black (of course.) They haven’t faded in the few washes they’ve been in so far, unlike cheaper brands.

The material is nice and thick, with a slight stretch, which may account for the label size/inches measurement discrepancy. I wish it came in an even more petite inseam, as I have to wear my stompy boots with these and cannot wear my blackout Converse lowtops. They drag on the floor by a few inches without the extra height. The pockets are dyed dark, so you don’t get that glaring white against black as you do with white inner pocket material, and they’re not extra deep, so I don’t have to go digging for my keys halfway down my thigh. They stay right in the lap area, which is lovely.

If you care to buy some of these yourself, they’re still on sale, and I have set a click through link for the picture. $49.50, down from $69.50.

Fitted Poplin Shirt

I did get the Fitted Poplin shirt in black, and it runs a little large as well. One size this time, not two, for me. $34.50 right now on the website. I haven’t worn mine yet, so this is all I have for a review on that today.

Closet Pleated Skirt

I also purchased the Closet Pleated Skirt from A|Wear (A UK clothing retailer.) It was originally 49,95EUR, but my patience payed off and I got it for $19.99! I had been waiting months for this skirt ever since I saw it on Shoeper Woman‘s blog. It is polyester, so I had to grab a can of Static Guard to add to my closet supplies. Without it the skirt just ends up clinging incessantly to my legs. It is very, very soft, and comfy, though so it was definitely worth it!

And last but not least, I got a new phone with my annual upgrade. I’m behind the times (oh noes!) but I now have an IPhone 3Gs, complete with a Vincet Price evil laugh ringtone, and soon to have a Haunted Mansion silicone shell.

Next update post Game of Thrones premier! I apologize in advance if I get geek squee on your computer screen.

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Sitting at school between classes. Figure I’ll do a little post about my “dream room/home” since I’m procrastinating some other writing. Heh.

Any rate, I don’t remember where I got most of these pictures, as I wasn’t really planning on posting them, so if you know the source, please tell me! I’d feel much better being able to link to the person who owns/took the picture. (Most I find on Tumblr, Desire to Inspire, Apartment Therapy, and others. Those ARE linked in my side bar. Check ’em out.)

On to the lovely rooms!



These three pictures, same room, are basically what I would love to have as my room. I do own a sideboard that is currently living at my Aunt’s house, but it is truly massive which makes it difficult to move, and I probably would leave the finish it’s pretty cherry red. So, something else! I think this would do nicely:

Ikea Edland Wardrobe

I’m really more of a wardrobe person than sideboard person. Most of my clothes need to be hung up, anyway. Though that is a beautiful sideboard, I like the glossy coat!

As far as vanities/desks go I’ve had my eye on the matching Edland vanity for quite a while now, as it has those wonderfully curved and dainty legs. Have picked out a mirror, also from Ikea, to go with. (I’ve seen the mirror lurking about in other darkly decked out rooms of some of the bloggers I read.)

Edland Vanity

This needs an appropriately adorable stool or chair to sit in.

Ikea Ung Drill Mirror

Makes me want to say “Mirror mirror on the wall!” and plot to send a spasm of terror into the hearts of Snow Whites everywhere.

Now, the bed. Despite the fact that I would love to be able to make my sleeping area pitch black, the one pictured is too big for my tastes. I love the look of giant four-posters, don’t get me wrong. They are fantastically romantic and dreary looking, but they’re a pain in the butt to move. And I like to rearrange my furniture at least a few times a year. That would not happen with a bed this big. I’m currently trying to figure out if curtains attached to the ceiling, or a bar of some kind would look silly with a futon on the floor… I’m not sure it would work at all.

A few more pictures:

This is actually the waiting area of a tattoo shop!

I’d like my living room to look a bit like that. Velvet settee/love seat, one armchair, maybe a fainting couch for reading, and my curiosity cabinet tucked in a corner.

Perfect kitchen

I love the small (and black!) fridge and the bare counters, though I’d probably put glass containers of dry goods somewhere, knowing me. No microwave, don’t own one. I’d get rid of the coffee pot and have a tea kettle living on the stove, french presses are my way of making coffee. The color scheme, of course, helped win me over on this design, too. Maybe a toaster, but it’d be kept out of sight.

Curiosity cabinet

This is close to what I’d like my curiosity cabinet to look like. I’ve currently got my collection in a book case that needs it’s glass doors put on and a glossy black paint job. I don’t have a collection quite as extensive as this. I need to add some more sea life, coral in particular, and more bones. I have a nice amount of glass objects, but I’m looking for specific pieces to round those out.

That’s it for now, off to my lab!

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Black Milk

The past few months I’ve been hearing quite a few rave reviews and other great things about Black Milk. I’m waiting for the Beetlejuice leggings and swimsuit to come back into stock, because I’ve been lusting after them for a couple weeks. Not that I can purchase them right now, anyway. But I can look!

Again with the stripes!


Even more!!!!!1!!!one!

I also am a bit on the fence about the velvet dress, since I am in the market for a really great little black dress. I know, I know, a spooky type without a black dress? Impossible. Well, I have mentioned I favor skirts. I only have three dresses total. Two of which I might be getting rid of in favor of a better option.

I like the sleeves, but I'd like the hem to hit at/above the knee.

Thankfully Black Milk gives you the option of changing the hem length for only $20 more. Still unsure, which is fine for the time being. Maybe I can get it for Solstice? Or find another LBD that costs less than $136… Any suggestions in the comments would be welcome! I favor very simple dresses, but you might help someone else find an LBD perfect for them. Who knows? Comment away!

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are on the way!

Here they be!

Aren’t they wonderfully growly looking? I will soon be splashing through puddles and kicking the air with glee, all the while probably attracting stares from my fellow students on campus while I flail about.

Mmm… Steel toe, leather goodness. All mine.

PS: They were $83 with no shipping cost as they qualified for super saver shipping on Amazon. Bonus!

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Hello again! Sorry for the lack of posting. I don’t have any excuse really for the past week, or the first one, in the rut of non-writing, but as far as the liminal times I had a relationship debacle that was thankfully fixed quickly, then I jetted off to Texas to visit family, and then as soon as I was back home I was swept up in Comic Con here in San Diego. Whew!

But! On to the explanation of the title. Kitty, over at Bloggery of a Goth Cat has decided to make 2012 the year of Victorian, sartorially speaking. I am going to give my best attempt at going along with her on this adventure. “Best attempt” meaning not 24/7 every day will I be wearing Victorian/esque clothing, but more like 12/5. I have several pieces I wear on a regular basis that fall within Victorian Goth, at the least, though my favorite skirt may be too short to really be admissible. Thankfully, I have two pairs of great boots, but I do need to get my little paws on a good corset (or two!) for this venture.

Everything else I may need/want should be covered by Etsy and FanPlusFriend. And boy does the latter have a bunch of items I adore, as well as are perfect for period inspired dress!

That’s is all for now, dearies. I’ll try to be better at posting on a regular.

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Lets see if this whole picture thing works out. Haven’t done this on wordpress before.

So, decor. Oh I could go on and on. I love clean lines, sharp contrast, anything in the myriad shades of white, gray, and black. Matte or glossy, nothing in between. I am partial to lovely greens, emerald, grass green, and leaf green. Almost any green you see occurring in Nature. I am picky about those olive tones, though. Nothing muddy. Has to be a jewel tone, saturated and rich. I do also love rusty reds, anything resembling the strata of the Grand Canyon. This is probably because I grew up in a very nicely decorated Western style house. And depending on the greens you pair rusty reds with they can go quite well together with white, gray, and black as neutrals. Unfortunately I have only one picture with a green I love, and none with the red I love. But the overall look and underlying structures are there. Plus my favored neutrals.

Source: Google image search

This is a nice depiction of standard Gothy colors in a minimalist style bedroom. I like the black closets/cabinets to the side, and the black floor. (Though it would probably be hard to clean well.) I myself have black sheets, and purple is often seen in spooky-type homes. I’d get a different lamp, personally. It’s about all I dislike in this picture.

Source: Google image search

This living room is a bit big for my taste, and the sofa is far too deep for petite moi. The simplicity is quite appealing, on the other hand. Again, lovely white for the sofa, beautiful black floors and wall, and best of all brightly lit. This I cannot stress enough to anyone darkly inclined. If you are using black, or dark gray for large spaces such as walls and floors you must have great lighting. Unless you’re going for that cave-like look and don’t mind losing earrings, pens, anything possible all the time.

Source: Google image search

This is a nice little office. I wish my office area were so clean and bright. I’m not a big fan of that specific style of chair, I’m fond of overstuffed or armless so I can sit crosslegged on the seat. The lamp is also a bit too modern for me, but the rest of the room and the whole setup itself is very nice. Very much in the vein of “If it isn’t useful or beautiful it shouldn’t be in your home.” Those ceramic vases are exactly the type of glossy black accent pieces I adore. And the lighting, again, is fantastic. No piles of paper on the desk. No wires strung out all over everywhere. One simple file cabinet under the far end of the desk to organize all office supplies and papers, and cabinets for anything else. I could see this as part of a larger space, like a living room.

Source: thesimplepoppy.typepad.com

And speaking of, a living room. Now, this may not look as Goth as the others I’ve shown today, but just change some of the colors, and voila! It could be. Again, I know some of you may not be comfortable sitting on the floor, but I grew up eating at and being entertained/entertaining at a coffee table. We all just sat on the floor. (It’s good for your hips and lower back, ask anyone who does yoga.) The rug is also one of those greens I think looks fantastic. I’d make all the floor pillows/poufs black, as well as the table, the floor white, and change the wall to a dove gray. Pretty much everything else could stay the same. Minimalist Goth haven!

So, dear readers, that is all I have for the moment. Any questions, comments, you know where they go. Next post I’m still as yet undecided upon. Possibly some personal decluttering stories.

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