Fantastical Friday: Bewitching Fashion

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Today’s outfit idea is inspired by Mother Nature with whimsical earth tones & flair. You might be wondering why this isn’t a sultry date night post, but much of modern witchcraft comes from Earth-centered traditions. The seasons hold a certain amount of magick & this particular ensemble manifests some of the lighthearted, free spirit that is so commonly associated with this time of year. I, for one, enjoy unleashing my inner child (so to speak) & a good frolic is good for the soul. 😉 Everything in this post was found at Amazon, which, I’m sure you’re aware, has an amazing selection of pretty much everything. 😀

Bewitching Fashion
Nature Art Womens Tunic Tie Dye V Neck Beaded Striped Top Handkerchief Hem ($39.95)
Cotton Pleated Broomstick Skirt With Crocheted Yoke – Batik Border ($21.99)
Spring Step Women’s Beshka Wedge Sandal ($69.99)
Hand Crafted E-021 life tree earrings, vintage inspired antique bronze dangles ($5.99)
Glass tile pendant Cherry blossom necklace jewelry nature sakura blossom photography photo pink pastel spring pendant ($5.88)
TdZ Fashion Party Rustic Bronze Ladybug Garden Trinket Chain Bracelet ($5.49)
FM42 Vintage Style Clear Crystal Ivy Leaf Ring R1054 ($9.98)

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Fantastical Friday: Renaissance Fair Style

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I seem to recall doing a similar post a while back, but I can’t find it. Doesn’t really matter anyway, I can do a similar post if I want to, LOL. Today’s outfit is more pieced together than many of the costuming styles I have used previously. I was a little surprised at the cost of the skirt as a simple cotton maxi & comparing to the other pieces in this collection it is the most expensive. While the authenticity of these choices may be in question there are always ladies at the fair with far too vibrant of colors so I think this works well anyway. Should you choose to attend a Renaissance Festival this would be a great choice & if nothing else I’m sure it will inspire you in your choices. Everything today comes from Amazon.com & various vendors through the site.

Renaissance Style ANGVNS Women’s Square Neck Victorian Gothic Renaissance Corset Top ($18.99)
Mingxin Casual Full / Maxi / Long Womens A-Line Flared Pleated Cotton Skirt ($52.12)
TopTie 7-Inch Wide Corset Waist Belt ($3.22)
Max Collection May Women Ballet Flat Shoes ($17.90)
Sterling Silver Honey Amber Victorian Earrings ($19.43)
Amber Resin Bead Necklace Victorian Antique Crystal Goth NA15 Vintage Renaissance Pendant Fashion Jewelry ($20.90)
A Sweet Victorian Ring in Sterling With Amber Made in America ($29)

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To the Park

When going off to the park with family, friends, or alone, we like to be stylish, but it’s also important to consider the durability of the materials. If you want to be active or you really enjoy swings, as I always have, then dresses & skirts are right out. Talking about swings makes me a bit nostalgic for my schoolyard days as I spent most of my recess time on them, lol. Parks are fun for the whole family, just remember to bring water & likely sunscreen. I put together a cute outfit for just such an occasion, this time the selections come from Walmart, the shirt is a particular favorite of my eldest niece.

To the Park Faded Glory Women’s Core Straight Leg Jeans ($12)
Women’s Pink Camo Short Sleeve Raglan T-Shirt ($7.49)
Womens Ballet Flats Perforated Rhinestone Embellished Spring Shoes Round Toe ($12.99)
Pastel Rose Stud Fashion Earrings, Set of 6 ($4.88)
Zodaca Compass Pendant Charm Black Leather Cord Choker Necklace Chain 20″ ($1.49)
Multi-Color Fashion Bangle Set with Tassels, 6 Pieces ($4.88)
Silver Buckle Ring (14.90)

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Wistful Summer Days

I would like to share a poem with you that I was very taken with as a teen (I still like it a lot too, lol), I hope you enjoy it as much as I. 🙂 It goes very well with this time of sunshine. This poem is by William Wordsworth & is entitled, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

I’ve also put together another lovely outfit for these long summer days. All of these beautiful selections are from 599Fashion. You have to act fast to get specific styles from them, their prices are so low things fly out of stock!

Wistful Summer Days Sleeveless Surplice Neck Ruched Panel Front Top ($5.99)
Silver Shimmer Stretch Shorts ($5.99)
Ladies Seamless Wedges ($5.99)
Faux Pearl Rhinestone Studded Flower Drop Earring ($1.99)
Geometric Link Choker Necklace w/ Curbed Link Chain & Rhinestone Accent ($2.99)
Layered Bracelet in Attractive Shapes ($1.99)
Oval Adjustable Rhinestone Ring ($0.99)

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A Night In

I have to admit that I very much enjoy a cozy casual night in. A good movie, my man & a bunch of lazy cats makes for a great evening. For this type of evening it’s best to go simple with the accessories & make comfortable style choices, besides certain bratty fur balls might well get tangled in more complicated selections, lol. I’ve put together an ensemble from Target that would beautifully suit these more intimate times, of course you could always go with sleepwear, lol.

Night In Women’s Short Sleeve V-Neck Tee – Cherokee ($5)
Women’s Slub Pant – Merona ($7.98)
Women’s Stud Earrings with Stone Clusters ($7.99)
Women’s Silver Plated Heart Ring with Crystals ($8.99)

Of course you could always go to the extremes of comfort. 😀 Curl up with your loved ones in some stylish pajamas.

Night In02 Pajama Drama Women’s Pajama Set ($13.98)

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Backyard Get Together

Backyards are a great place to gather in the summer. My mother’s place has a fire pit where we enjoy a good bonfire every so often. Whenever you have an outdoor event pest control can be a big deal, we’ve had a rather wet season which leads to vast clouds of mosquitoes. These little horrors can totally destroy outdoor gatherings if you don’t take a few steps to halt the issue before it becomes a rather serious problem. If you are planning to have any bonfires this season it’s very important to adhere to basic fire safety & make sure any little ones stay far enough away from the fire. When I was a very small child I burned the heel of a foot wandering around a fire stepping on sparks.

I’ve put together some selections from Tb Dress that should not only be stylish for such occasions but comfortable as well. I hope you’re having a jovial season! 😉

Backyard Get Together Asymmetric Hem Short Sleeve Chiffon Women’s Blouse ($12.59)
Candy Color High Waist Cotton Women’s Leggings ($6.39)
Peep Toe Wedges Suede Women’s Sandals ($12.79)
Flowers Applique Wide Brim Women’s Straw Hat ($5.29)
Red&Pink Heart-Shaped Alloy Diamond Earring ($3.99)
Pearl Flower Shape Crystal Necklace ($5.29)
Golden Flowers Women’s Bracelet and Ring ($3.99)
Style Flowers Queen Ring ($1.99)

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Grill in Style

Some of my fondest memories are from family gatherings for a grill out. I could play badminton for hours with my siblings & their children. It’s time for a bit of fun in the sun! I can hardly wait for this evening’s celebration, with the kids running around squealing with glee. I can’t help it, my favorite fireworks have always been sparklers, may be overly simplistic for some people but for me it’s nostalgia to the umpteenth degree, LOL. I have a huge family, 6 siblings & some others we claim as our own who might as well be blood. It’s really too bad I somehow lost my badminton set, oh well, maybe next year we can have that as part of our Independence Day celebration, at least prior to the wondrous fountains & charming sparklers after dark.

I put together a lovely ensemble for the festivities. While I really like the cutoffs that the model is wearing with the maxi dress, I really wanted to add some patriotic flair to the whole outfit so I went with the flag leggings. On a whole I don’t as much care for the leggings but they do add that special something for today’s holiday. I tried to keep the accessories simple too, last thing you need when playing with a grill is your jewelry interfering with you playing with that fire! Everything in this collection comes from OASAP, one of my favorite shops. 😉 I hope those of you out there celebrating today have a wonderful & safe holiday.

Grill in Style Casual T-shirt Style Side Split Green Maxi Dress ($14.54)
Stars And Striped Skinny Leggings ($18.12)
Trendy Platform Solid Magic Closure Sandals For Woman ($26.90)
Charm Plated Rosette Stud Earrings ($6.90)
Golden Tone Multi Layered Pendent Necklace ($6.60)
Golden Red Mixed Bracelet ($15)
Asymmetry Design Faux Diamond Ring ($12)

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Fantastical Friday: A Quick Cosplay

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This post has been prepared with a minimum of DIY in mind. The wig & makeup will take a little bit of work. I’ve chosen to go with Jennifer Walters aka She Hulk & while I was unable to find very accurate costuming for her superhero mode that costume has changed may times through the years, especially during her stint with the Fantastic Four. I did try to stay with the main colors of white & purple, to further the accuracy of the majority of her costumes in the comics. To be noted, this character is not really into the accessories I so love, so no jewelry selections have been made. I missed the 2015 Memphis Comic Expo, which was in early June. I hope to make it next year, but we’ll see how it works out.

I’m going to start off with the wig. The length is a little off & it’s a bit straight for the part we need it for, so I have found a couple of youtube tutorials to help with that. One of the tutorials is for layering while the other is for curling synthetic hair. First I’m going to show a reference image which I found at Giant Bomb, the wig cap & wig are from Wigsbuy.

She Hulk

She Hulk Wig Best Quality Wig Cap 2pack ($16.49)
Yuni Hairstyle Long Layered Straight Deep Green Cosplay Wig 30 Inches (33.99)

Regardless of your costuming choices, green makeup is a must to effectively pull of She Hulk. These items I found at Amazon.com. The liquid latex is a must for not turning your outfit green, of course you’ll have to use something else if you have a latex allergy. If you have the money for it you could always get airbrushed green. 😉

She Hulk Makeup
Paradise Makeup AQ 40g Face & Body Paint ($12.99)
Tish & Snooky’s MANIC PANIC N.Y.C. Ice Metals Green Envy Lethal Lipstick ($12.25)
Ammonia Free Liquid Latex Body Paint 8oz Green ($12.99)

On to the costuming. I could not find a swimsuit that I especially liked for this, as all of them would require modification. I wanted to keep this as simple as possible so modifying a swimsuit seemed a bit much. My choices for her superhero get up are not that inaccurate really, she has worn a very similar costume briefly in the comics. These selections also come from Amazon.com.

She Hulk Hero FPT Womens Basic Sleeveless Racerback Crop Tank Top ($8.50)
Seamless Purple Hot Shorts Hot Pants ($5.90)
Bamboo Womens Rebeca-02R Boot ($14.99)
Volyer Women’s Winter Mink Cashmere Half Finger Gloves Cute Fingerless Gloves Mitts ($9.99)

Since her transformation she often stays in her hulk form, so the green makeup still works for her lawyer persona. These selections come from Walmart & I didn’t notice at first but they are all from the same collection, lol. I went with plus sizes for this one, because She Hulk is a big girl when not in her more human form.

Jennifer Walters George Women’s Plus-Size Long Sleeve Woven Career Blouse ($7)
George Women’s Plus-Size Classic Career Blazer ($21.88)
George Women’s Plus-Size Career Suiting Pencil Skirt ($13)
George Women’s Classic Mid-Heeled Pump Dress Shoe ($11.97)

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July Fourth

With the holiday coming up on weekend, it just seemed like a practical thing to continue writing about, lol. Once when I was a little girl we went to my uncle’s place for the celebration. Back then I was always my older brother’s lackey, so it was only natural that at some point he decided we were going to build a fort & I that had to go collect some small logs he had seen further out on the property. I didn’t really want to gather the logs, but he was always good at pushing my buttons so that I would end up doing whatever he told me to. I went out to gather the smalls logs that had obviously been there for quite a while & when I lifted the first of the group I was suddenly eye to eye with a snake! Mind you, I was a little girl, so naturally I made a surprised noise & dropped the log on its head. Then I ran into the house where I whispered about the experience to my Grammy, who i swore to secrecy about the incident. Of course, family do not really keep secrets very well, so as soon as I left the room she promptly shared my story & her mirth about it with everyone. After a bit my uncle came to find me, said he went & looked in the logs & found no snake. I gave him very specific directions & still he claimed to have checked there. Mom & my uncle then had me “show” them where I found the snake. When I moved the log, sure enough, that snake was still there, but it wasn’t to keen on sticking its head up to get clobbered by the log again, it was frantically trying to slither away. The poor thing was a bit trapped though, in it’s panic it was being stopped by the rut the log had worked itself into over the years. Mom declared it a garden snake, she didn’t want us to be afraid of snakes, so she carefully picked it up. We all got to touch the snake before we released in the tall grass at the edge of the property. You never know what may happen during a get together, especially when children are present, but you might just get to learn something new. 😉

Anyway, I have made some selections from Target for a casual July 4th celebration. It’s definitely a style I would feel comfortable wearing & are totally on my summer shopping list. 😉

July Fourth

American Tank Top – Self Esteem ($12.99)
Denim Legging – Mossimo Supply Co. ($22.99)
Women’s Mercer Lexi Wedge Platform Sandals ($19.98)
Women’s Floppy Brim Hat with Cheetah Print Sash ($14.99)
Women’s Cateye Sunglasses ($16.99)
Printed Kimono – Mossimo Supply Co. ($24.99)
Women’s Gallery Four Prong Stud Earrings ($7.99)
Women’s Fashion 3 Strand Necklace with Glass Rondelle Simulated Pearls ($16.99)
Women’s Cuff Bracelet Flag ($14.99)
Women’s Zirconite Fashion Knuckle Ring Set with Crystal Multiple Design ($14.99)


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Season of Joy

I love so many of the styles available for this season. I was shopping around at Jolly Chic & I saw many, many items that I really, really want for my wardrobe & jewelry boxes, lol. While I was at it I thought I would gather up some affordable selections in a lovely seasonal ensemble. I am somewhat enthralled by all of the crochet & knit pieces that are finding their way into summer wear, so naturally I included a bit of that in this collection. 😉 I hope you all have magical summers. 😀

Season of Joy Solid V-Neck Tassels Tank Top ($11.99)
Solid Bodycon Ruffle Mini Skirt ($5.99)
Elegant Fashion Rhinestone Floral Chunky Heeled Sandals ($16.99)
Sweet Solid Hollowed Out Ventilate Floppy Straw Hat ($13.99)
White Frame Round Lens Vivid Flower Sunglasses ($7.99)
Cute Delicate Print Fashion Womens Crossbody Bag ($8.99)
Cute Owl Pattern Kallaite Necklace Earrings Bracelet ($7.99)
Vintage Silver-Tone Unique Carved Ring ($2.99)
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