Fantastical Friday: A Little Rant

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I don’t normally do rants here, in fact I haven’t done one at all. It’s high time I got around to this one though, as it is a most unfantastical situation & very fashion backward if you ask me. I am absolutely certain that I do not represent a minority when I speak of this terrible problem as well. What is it that has my dander up so much? Well, I’m going to tell you.

SHOES!!!

I don’t think my feet are all that big, I wear a women’s size 8, but I do not & have never conformed to society’s idea that  women have super slim feet. There is only one brand that can comfortably fit me & that is New Balance, as my size 8 are also 4E. So apparently I have paddle boats. NB does not make cute shoes outside of the tennies, they don’t even make a cute sandal. Of course I wear NB at work, because I’m constantly on my feet there & have previously faced the debilitating pain (so bad I was physically ill even) of wearing other shoes. This means I’m cursed to wear shoes that are too long & still too narrow on my off days. I absolutely hate that it takes about 2 seasons to break them in enough that I no longer have to worry about half my foot going numb every time I walk.

Many of the places I affiliate with offer little to no options for shoes that come in a wide. Why is it so hard? Why are we made to suffer like this? These are questions I won’t likely ever have answers to. I do have to question if this idiocy has anything to do with the enlarging waistline generally seen throughout my country, as it isn’t easy to make yourself get out there & do things (do you dance? because I don’t) when your feet are pretty much instantly in pain. I’m so tired of living with this bs that has haunted me for nearly the whole of my life. Do you have a similar struggle?

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Magnificent Monday: Julia Roberts

Magnificent Monday

This iconic actress knew great success from her earlier works, but Pretty Woman brought her international acclaim. Throughout the ’90s Roberts was the highest paid actress in Hollywood, with numerous awards & nominations under her belt, giving us a clue as to why. I do find it interesting to note that her earlier dreams were to be a doctor of veterinary medicine, as I too have a soft spot for animals.

Julia Roberts

(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Aside from her sparkling smile, she often accessorizes with a lovely selection of earrings, with the occasional neckline enhancement. Inspired by her beautiful style I have found several lovelies at Amazon for your perusing pleasure. 😉

Roberts Inspired

1) Silver-Tone Simulated Stone Inlay Teardrop Pendant Necklace, 18″ ($6.30)
2) Jiayiqi Women’s Charming Silver Plated Diamond Ball Long Chain Dangle Drop Earrings ($7.99)
3) FB Sterling Silver Bead Dangling Drop Earrings ($8.98)
4) NINE WEST VINTAGE AMERICA Silver-Tone Blue 16 Inch Orbital Pendant Necklace ($9.61)
5) 1928 Jewelry Black Tone Blue Linear Teardrop Earrings ($12)
6) Napier Silver-Tone Double Drop Hoop Clip-On Earrings ($12)
7) Anne Klein Silver-Tone Pearl and Crystal Drop Earrings ($12.28)
8) Purple by M. Haskell Riviera Turquoise Faceted Bead Circle Drop Earrings ($12.62)
9) 1928 Jewelry Gold-Tone Oval Adjustable Pendant Necklace, 16″ ($16.19)

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Fantastical Friday: OMG Zombies!!!

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Still suffering from TWD withdrawal & anxiously awaiting the start of season 8. At least the spin-off Fear The Walking Dead will (hopefully) turn up in a few months, though the exact date has yet to be announced. Luckily there are always movies, both silly & serious, that can help fill the zombie-less void. In the meantime there’s also varied zombie related paraphernalia to entertain even the most avid people munching monster lover & with that being the case I have compiled a little wishlist from Amazon for you perusing pleasure. 😉 I’ve also included a link to a ridiculous short movie, titled OMG!! Zombies, (I might have shared this before, can’t remember & I’m not going to dig through my posts to be sure, LOL) that I made in SmallWorlds several years back. Keep in mind that there is no verbal chat in SW, so reading chat bubbles is the norm & I didn’t change the style, so it’s technically a silent film (beware headphones/earbud users, some of the sound effects have moments of loud). You can clearly see the heavy influence from Night of the Living Dead, lol.

OMG Zombies1) Zombie Temporary Tattoos ($3.89)
2) Super Heroes Hair Bows ($7.95)
3) X-Plore Gear Emergency Paracord Bracelets | Set Of 2| Flint Fire Starter, Whistle, Compass & Scraper/Knife ($8.99)
4) Bio Hazard Necklace Zombie Apocalypse ($9.55)
5) Don’t Open Dead Inside Walking Dead Earrings ($9.95)
6) Zombie Outbreak Response Team White Distressed ($9.99)
7) United States Zombie Hunting License Permit ($9.99)
8) Zombie Parts Mirror Danglers Chains Race Accessory Dead Walking($17.95)
9) Design Toscano Zombie Skull Cauldron Box ($20.60)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Already Considering

Watermelon Wednesday

I’m one of those people who like to plan ahead, though sometimes I have very poor follow through. At this time I’m considering doing some DIY holiday gifts this year. You might be thinking that it’s too early to be considering such things, but I have very little time to attend to such projects & I am not one of those people that can crochet an entire sweater in a couple of hours (I can make a teddy bear in about 8 though). So if I’m going to make something for everyone I need to start working on it now, to maximize the amount of time to work on them. The lovely yarn from Fabric.com that I chose to feature today I thought might make a great afghan or scarf for my nephew. Do you like to plan ahead & are you any good at seeing those plans through?

WW30Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn (28342) Teal Twists ($2.98/skein)

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Magnificent Monday: Susan Sarandon

Magnificent Monday

The ever lovely Susan Sarandon has been entertaining us on the screen since 1970 & on Broadway since ’72. In her long illustrious career she has won numerous awards & accolades. She has also championed many causes, mostly of the social & economic justice variety. Yes, she’s generally a bleeding heart liberal (not that I find that to be a terrible thing, or in some cases an incredible thing), who has more recently come under fire on twitter for for saying (paraphrasing likely here) that Trump isn’t that bad. I don’t normally mention politics here, as mostly it’s dirty & exhausting, but I thought her recent experience was a bit funny. Getting back to the business of this post, I first came to know of Sarandon by way of Janet in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, if you haven’t noticed that I’m a bit off/weird then you haven’t been paying attention, LOL.

Susan Sarandon(Pics courtesy of Google image search)

Her style is distinctly feminine & often conservative, though she sure doesn’t shy away from displaying her curves when she has a mind to. I’ve noticed a particular fondness for, somewhat, simple necklaces & she has occasion to brandish wrist adornment as well. So I chose to focus on these attributes when compiling today’s inspired wishlist & I found all of these lovelies at Target (some are on clearance & won’t be around very much longer).

Sarandon Inspired1) Bangle Bracelet Set ($4.99)
2) Women’s Metal Cluster Neck with Feather ($7.48)
3) Women’s Necklace Pendant with Double Teardrop Castings and Stone ($8.48)
4) Women’s Bracelet Set with Mixed Beads, Braided Cord with Flower Charm ($9.99)
5) Women’s Necklace with Feather Pendant Cluster ($12.99)
6) Women’s Long Pendant Necklace with Stones ($12.99)
7) Sterling Silver ‘Be the change you want to see’ Butterfly Necklace ($12.99)
8) Women’s Bracelet Multi Strand Faux Leather Snap Bracelet with Stone & Metal ($12.99)
9) Women’s Gold Collar Necklace with Cutout Coin ($14.99)

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Fantastical Friday: Spring LARP

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I love a good game & spring can be a wonderful time to get back into the outdoor games we love so much. It can be nice enough out to get away with lighter materials, though I will still keep my traveling cloak handy, because you never know what the weather really has in mind. The rebirth of the world around us makes a perfect setting if you happen to play a druidic type character, though in my case I tend to stick with the shady types, lol. I often find it difficult to locate just the right pieces for my characters at an acceptable price, but if you’re willing to persevere, or DIY, you will eventually have what you need. Armor is particularly difficult, should you be playing a fighter type, but some cardboard, duct tape & metalic paint can give you something that looks good on the cheap. Never give up your quest. 😉 Naturally, today’s concept is roguish & all of the items were found on Amazon, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. 😀

Roguish
Hanmorla Womens Sexy Long Sleeve Off Shoulder Lace Up Tie Front Tops T-shirt Blouse ($12.91)
Plus Size Faux Leather Leggings Lightweight High Waisted for Women ($14.99)
DREAM PAIRS Womens Winter Faux Fur Lined Collar Rubber Outsole Snow Ankle Boots Booties ($21.99)
Armor Venue Faux Leather Arm Guards – Medieval Bracers ($11.72)
Women’s Vintage Elastic Cinch Belt Stretch Waist Band ($9.99)
Women’s Batwing Poncho Warm Hooded Coat ($35.99)
DELEY Gemstone Crystal Healing Point Hexagonal Reiki Chakra Pendant Necklace ($4.99)
Dan’s Jewelers Classic Punk Gothic Full Finger Ring Armor ($19.93)

Also found a few weapons suitable for the class. 😉 Thought it would be best if they were separate from the outfit.

Roguish WeaponsSGS® Wooden Bow Set with 30 Arrows ($22.22)
Tensho Knife – LARP Throwing Weapon ($17.99)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Macabre Like That

Watermelon Wednesday
So we all know (maybe not if you’re a first time reader) that I have an affinity for Halloween & all its symbolism. Which leads to how I stumbled across these Tibetan style beads while I was browsing the wares at Panda Hall. These lovelies appear to be smiling (a bit lewdly, lol) which I think adds something to their charm. I’m going to have to order a lot or two, though I haven’t yet decided how I’m going to use them, yet. They could easily be used to embellish one of my bags, or maybe to help set off a pendant…. I’m sure I will put them to great use after they arrive, but I will continue pondering their possibilities at any rate, lol. How would you use them?

WW29Tibetan Style Beads, Halloween, Lead Free & Nickel Free, Skull, Antique Golden ($0.76/110 piece pack)
Free tibetan silver sample cards, 3pcs/set. Get it free !

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