Wide Awake and Dead


Killstar dress, Regal Rose necklace, New Rock boots (second hand), Jungle Tribe bag, rings from Thomas Sabo, Bloody Mary Metal, and Regal Rose.

I am not very good at taking outfit photos, mainly due to the fact that I am possibly the least photogenic person in the world, and incredibly awkward to boot. But alas, I tried. Today was my first outing in my new Killstar dress that I got in their Black Friday pre-sale. I made the mistake of wearing a very fuzzy coat with it, which led to some unfortunate northbound travel that bordered on indecent. (Something to remember when wearing fabrics with a pile.) I forgot to include a photo of the outfit with my beloved Jungle Tribe bag (I'm stunningly good at this already) but I had to include it here because it's beautiful and I want to hug it.

Today was spent with my mama, visiting my gran and having a wander around some incredibly uninspiring shops. I'm now in bed with my new brushed cotton sheets. Side note: this outfit was supposed to be worn to a club last night, but we ended up staying home, watching Dave Gorman, and sleeping for nine glorious hours. I've always been a bit of an old soul, but I think I'm just plain old now.

Sunday Evening

It has gotten so cold up here in the wilds, so I'm spending my evenings at home with incense and candles. Tonight I'm burning Stamford's Dragon's Fire sticks and starting a very inexpensive little glass candle from Wilko, whilst I watch Outlander and tend to my eBay listings. With Black Friday approaching, I've been feverishly going through my "eBay bags" so that I can fund some new purchases. I've got my eye on Regal Rose, Killstar, and EMP in particular, so making both funds and space is a necessity!

I've also been donating to the local charity shops recently, as I'm fortunate enough to work near several of them. I like to spread my donations around as it seems the fairest way, so I'm fast collecting Gift Aid cards. I find decluttering my space hugely satisfying and it brings me so much joy to know that the things I'm not making use of will go to someone who will appreciate them more, whilst helping worthy causes in the process. I probably only sell about a third of what I get rid of. I think that, especially as the season of rampant consumerism looms, it's important to take stock and give back a little.