Magnificent Monday: Kate Bush

Magnificent Monday

She may not be the most prolific of musical artists but she has had a profound impact on the scene. This is further evidenced by the plethora of other artists who cite her as being among their influences. Kate is also known to support human rights causes such as Amnesty International & Witness. I have to admit that it’s not just her music that’s had an impact on me, but also from her sophisticated to her more unusual style choices.

kate-bush(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

There really is a lot of style inspiration to draw from with this particular icon. I chose to shop around for today’s wishlist at Target as it tends to be generally accessible in most places within the US (but it’s also a good example of finding nice things for a bargain). I believe I mostly worked with earrings, but I also found some interesting necklaces & as per usual I took some creative license with items that reminded me of her.

bush-inspired1) Women’s Metal Cluster Drop Fish Hook Earrings – Multi Finish ($7.99)
2) Women’s Disc Earring Filigree Tree of Life – Matte Silver ($7.99)
3) Women’s Pendant Necklace – Silver/Black 30″ ($8.48)
4) Women’s Fashion Pendant Necklace With Stones- Hematite/Opal 30″ ($8.48)
5) Wakami® Rebirth Necklace – Dark Gary 19.5″ ($11.24)
6) Women’s Journee Collection Sterling Silver Swirled Butterfly Dangle Earrings – Silver ($18.99)
7) Women’s Journee Collection Three Swirl Leaf Dangle Earrings in Sterling Silver ($28.99)
8) Women’s Journee Collection 14k Goldfill Sterling Silver Bird Swirl Dangle Earrings ($28.99)
9) Women’s Journee Collection Filigree Key Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver 18” ($37.99)

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Fantastical Friday: Fantasy Decor Ideas

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Seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve explored some home decor ideas, so I thought I would get into a few fantastical thoughts I’ve had recently on the subject. I went shopping around at Walmart to see what kind of fantasy items might be available for sprucing up the living space. Number 2 is the only one meant for outdoor use, but it makes me think of fairy doors that are common in some regions, so I thought to include it in this listing. I hope you’re all having a wonderful week & looking forward to an even more wondrous weekend (that’s if you’re not like me, working the weekend & all, LOL). ❤

decor-ideas1) 3dRose Monarch Dragon Fantasy Art, Pillow Case, 16 by 16-inch ($11.26)
2) Mini Blue Brick House Figurine – Garden Fantasy by Ganz ($12.80)
3) Red Dragon On Rock Fantasy Figurine ($22.52)
4) Mythical Purple Dragon Head on Pedestal Fantasy Bust Statue Figurine Statuette ($27.98)
5) Poet Tree Holding Book Fantasy Incense Burner Fantasy Smoker Decoration ($29.75)
6) Mythical Red Dragon Goblet Celtic Fantasy Chalice ($32.98)
7) 3dRose Red n Yellow Sunlite Thru Fantasy Forest, Wall Clock, 13 by 13-inch ($51.41)
8) Fiery Phoenix Rising Over Pit of Flames Figurine Statue Mythical Bird Fantasy ($54.88)
9) Anne Stokes `Mystic Aura` Fantasy Fairy Statue ($69.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: A Bit Goth Girl

Watermelon Wednesday

I do love my goth stuff & when I saw this particular piece I was both charmed & amused. Definitely will have to get me one at some point, it would make a great accessory for certain types of get-togethers. In my case it would also be appropriate for my anniversary celebration (you might remember my handfasting on Halloween) & even Valentine’s Day with the goth flavors of my relationship. I found this darkly adorable treasure at Pink Basis & you might also enjoy it as I do. 😉

ww22Silver Finger Ring Detail Skeleton Cuff Bracelet ($24.99)
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Magnificent Monday: Debbie Reynolds

Magnificent Monday

I always associate this actress with classic movies, particularly of the musical nature. I especially remember her voice from my childhood in the role of Charlotte from the animated Charlotte’s Web. She was an entertainer to the core which included a stint in Broadway, as well her on screen work, television appearances & memorable musical performances. Debbie was also known to take a stand when she felt passionately about a subject & had a feud with NBC over cigarette commercials airing during her show, eventually breaking contract due to the network refusing to honor her adamant request. Reynolds was also a founding member of Thalians, an organization founded by entertainers to promote awareness & treatment of mental illness, & served as the group’s president nearly continuously from 1957 to 2011.

debbie-reynolds(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

As she reminds me of a more classical age of entertainment, I went with pearls as an overall theme for today’s related wishlist. Pearls have long been a staple for all jewelry collections & have been sought after since time immemorial. I know this is a pale tribute to this glorious woman, but for those of us impacted by her life & career, we need a little something to hold on to. All of the selections in today’s list come from Amazon because it is so easy to find nearly anything you want there.

reynolds-inspired1) Bella Pearl Braided Coil Bracelet ($7.36)
2) Sterling Silver and White Freshwater Cultured Pearl Bracelet, Necklace, and Earrings Jewelry Set ($9.76)
3) Bella Pearl Cubic Zirconia Pearl Stud Earrings ($9.76)
4) Bella Pearl Triple Cubic Zirconia Pearl Earrings ($11.48)
5) Sterling Silver 9-10mm White Button Freshwater Cultured Pearl and 16mm White Crystal Bead Ball Ring ($12.58)
6) Rhodium-Plated Sterling Silver Freshwater Cultured Pearl Basket Pendant Necklace ($12.91)
7) Sterling Silver Birthstone and Pearl Drop Bezel Set Stud Earrings ($14.41)
8) Freshwater Cultured Baroque Endless Style Pearl Strand ($16)
9) Sterling Silver Freshwater Cultured Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Drop Earrings ($16.41)

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Fantastical Friday: A Few Random LARP Accessories

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It’s been a while since I explored some of the LARP options available at Amazon, my usual site to explore for odds & ends I’m unlikely to find at any of my other favored shops. I do love my games & a little fantasy never hurt anyone, lol. 😉 You’ll find that most of these items are pretty practical & might even come in handy for a Renaissance Fair (not to mention various convention looks). I hope you get as much enjoyment out of an occasional break from the pressures of reality as I do, stay safe & stay sane. 😉

larp-accessories1) Deluxe Leather Cup Can Water Bottle Drink Holder Black ($9.99)
2) Renaissance Suede Leather Forest Evergreen Petite Medieval Belt Pouch ($12.99)
3) Angle Scabbard ($14.99)
4) Pardao Medieval Coin Purse ($21.99)
5) Atlantean Wristband ($24.99)
6) Kunai Scabbard ($33.99)
7) Armor Venue Leather Swordsman Vambraces ($35)
8) Leather Gourd ($37.99)
9) Studded Elven Bracers Pair Cordura ($39.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Thinking Warm Thoughts

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Yes, I’m still harping about the weather…. but the accursed wind I could do without, freaking brr. I found this unique cold weather dress (in my case pullover) at OASAP. Not sure if it is quite as unique as I believe it to be, but it is the first of its kind I have ever noticed anywhere & it looks like a super warm accessory. I would love to have one & if I can ever get beyond these stupid computer problems/expenses I’m totally going to get me one, if they’re still available (fingers crossed). I think I’ve already expressed my reliance on layering for winter survival, so I feel no need to go in depth on the topic at this time. Stay warm, stay safe, my friends. 😉

ww21Hooded Pullover Maxi Sweatshirt Dress ($26.99)

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Magnificent Monday: Carrie Fisher

Magnificent Monday

Those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while, doubtless know that I’m that kind of nerd. So when we tragically lost Princess Leia, I had to do a post about her. Couldn’t bring myself to do it too soon, had to allow myself some time to process & more time to try to do this post right. Yeah, she was in quite a few films that caught my eye, like The Blues Brothers & The ‘Burbs, but to me she will always be a rebel princess. Did you know that she struggled with bipolar disorder? We’re probably all aware of her drug abuse earlier in her career. She later became very outspoken about addiction & work to help others with that type of problem. Okay, so this tribute feels weak to me, but honestly as I explore my geeky grief I just can’t find the words to make it better. :/

carrie-fisher(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

I went shopping around at TB Dress, looking for pieces that reminded me of her style, though I have to admit some of them just reminded me of her. As always, I have listed the full price for each item, there is always a sale going on there & it is very improbable that you will have to pay that much for any of them (not that they’re expensive). Hope you enjoy them as much as I do. May the force be with you.

fisher-inspired1) Sparkling Snow Shaped Diamante Earrings ($13)
2) Water Drop Shaped Rhinestone Women’s Earrings ($9)
3) White Pearl E-Plating Earrings ($22)
4) The Silver Box Pendant Earrings ($29)
5) Long Round Pendant Earrings ($26)
6) Metal Sphere Long Earrings ($26)
7) Shining Crystal Inlaid Alloy Necklace ($22)
8) Sparking Rhinestone Flowers Necklace ($52)
9) Gun Color Plated Crystal Necklace ($44)

Ball Gowns

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Fantastical Friday: Still Cold

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Okay, things have warmed up quite a bit, the south has remembered that it shouldn’t be arctic until late winter, lol. Still, thought I would explore some sweet foot gear meant for weathering the tough seasonal conditions produced when the temp bottoms out, because, why not. Given the nature of some of my recent posts you may not realize that I actually prefer the frigid temps to the hot, humid outside air walls of summer in these parts. I can always bundle up, but there is a limit to what I can strip off to try & release some heat. You are probably aware of how much I love boots though & this is a great time of year to collect a few lovely styles. 😉 Of course, I weighted this wishlist toward snow boots, but that’s hardly the limit of the list. I found all of these beauties at Tidebuy & because everything is always on sale, though the exact amount of the markdown  varies, I had a bit of sticker shock on a few of these as most of the more expensive pairs were less than $10 with the sale I’m looking at. I can guarantee that you will not pay full price for any of these, but since I can’t be sure when (or if) you will check them out I like to list the full price from this site.

still-cold1) Faux Fur Elevator Heel Lace-Up Cheap Snow Booties ($139)
2) Leopard Printed Suede Lace-Up Snow Boots ($99)
3) PU Chunky Heel Ankle Boots ($39)
4) Elevator Heel Tassel Suede Women’s Booties ($112)
5) Suede Ruched Elevator Heel Booties ($59)
6) PU Buckle Slip-On Thread Flat Snow Boots ($58)
7) Faux Fur Suede Elevator Heel Booties ($45)
8) Crochet Hollow Round Toe Slip-On Booties ($105)
9) Tassels Suede Women’s Short Boots ($69)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Importance of Layers

Watermelon Wednesday

The freaking weather around here didn’t get the memo that this is the American south, not the Arctic Circle. All I can say to that is “BRRRRR!” Now, when the weather takes a nosedive into deep space ice conditions it’s mission critical to layer up. I believe in my layers during these times, especially considering that I vape & I have to take breaks outside at work. Also a consideration is that I am nightshift, so it’s not just cold, it’s lethally frigid, so I have to carefully plan ahead after checking the weather report before I get ready. I’m constantly surprised by my coworkers who never seem to be prepared for the weather conditions who then mostly complain to me about it, LOL. So anyway, today I found a nice sweater at Lane Bryant, which makes a nice outer layer (should the color be consistent with uniform standards/dress code) while inside & a great middle-ish layer for facing the brutality of the winter elements.

ww20Ribbed Peplum Pullover Sweater ($59.95)

Lane Bryant

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Magnificent Monday: Sheryl Ralph

Magnificent Monday

This amazingly talented woman is a veteran of actress & is an accomplished singer. Including some Justice League voice acting & a role as Amanda Waller in Young Justice. She’s also known to be an activist for the cause of HIV/AIDS, promoting the quest for a cure. Sheryl has a stage presence that is both commanding & beautiful. I personally find it wonderful to see her any time she makes an appearance & she always seems so jovial.

sheryl-ralph(Pics courtesy of Google Image Search)

She always conducts herself with such poise & much like myself, she seems to be a lover of accessories, especially where jewelry is concerned. 😀 So I went shopping around to put together a wishlist & decided to go with a few beauties I found at Target that remind me of her amazing style.

ralph-inspired1) Pearl Stud Earrings Set ($4.99)
2) Clear Crystal Round Oval Earring Trio ($4.99)
3) Women’s Natasha Accessories Imitation Gold Short Multiple Circle Necklace ($6.98)
4) Women’s Striped Bead Station Necklace ($6.98)
5) Women’s Honeycomb and Hexagon Station with Shell Disc Necklace ($6.98)
6) Women’s Round Multi Stone Drop Earrings ($7.99)
7) Women’s 5 Row Chain and Bead Necklace ($16.99)
8) Silver Plated Heart Pendant with Cubic Zirconia ($16.99)
9) Women’s Natasha Accessories Imitation Gold Long Shaky Necklace with Beads ($10.48)

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