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Friday
December 30, 2016

This ring is just everything. It's been more or less my default for the past few years.


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Arm warmers: By me!
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Wednesday
December 28, 2016

My pal and fellow ghostwriter, Riley, refers to this as my "FAB Brigitte Bardot hair."


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Necklace: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Friday
December 23, 2016

I was wearing a Nine Inch Nails t-shirt this morning, but my husband said, "that's not very Christmassy!" and I said, "you're right." So I swapped tees, and he shook his head, and off to work we went. Also featuring one of my 7,000 military-chic jackets and giant rings.


  • Ring: Pink Absinthe Jewellery (via Etsy)
  • Chain + wallet: Working Class Punx (via Etsy)
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Thursday
December 22, 2016

Today was our final festive shinding. I'd like to say that I dressed up for it, but this velvet skirt + lace blouse combo is a regular staple of my wardrobe. I did jazz up my hair with a starburst ornament and spent most the day ghostwriting as my alter-ego: Our Lady of Perpetual Ennui.


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Necklace: Shameless Envy
  • Arm warmers: By me!
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Wednesday
December 21, 2016

This dress has pockets. POCKETS! Pockets are the best. (Ignore the logos on my lanyard, that's not where I work. It was my dad's, who gave it to me when he retired.)


  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Monday
December 19, 2016

I work from home on Mondays, but I was having remote access problems so I vetured forth to the office. In doing so, I probably created a rift in the space-time continuum. If the Titanic crashes into my cubicle now that I'm home, please know that I'm sorry. I'm so, so sorry.


  • Ring: Black Swan Oddities (via Etsy)
  • Chain + wallet: Working Class Punx (via Etsy)
  • T-shirt: Society 6
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Friday
December 16, 2016

Now remember: walk without rhythm, and we won't attract the worm.


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Chain + wallet: Working Class Punx (via Etsy)
  • T-shirt: RedBubble
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Thursday
December 15, 2016

Office Christmas luncheon outfit. So very festive!


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Wednesday
December 14, 2016


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Scarf: Silk Oak
  • Arm warmers: By me!
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Tuesday
December 13, 2016

At lunch today, I held auditions for Sergeant Laurin's Daughter's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Friday
December 9, 2016

Outdoor and indoor looks.


  • Hat: I can't recall the artisan's name, but I acquired it while vending at Ottawa Comiccon 2015, where I traded deer mandibles for it with her fella who was cosplaying as Care Bears villain No Heart. If this rings a bell for anyone, please let me know!
  • Fox scarf: By me! (pattern via Ravelry)
  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Thursday
December 8, 2016


  • Giant agate ring: Magpie Jewellery
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Friday
December 2, 2016


  • Crow skull heart pendant: Skull Appreciation Society
  • Hair clips: By me!
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

Thursday
December 1, 2016

What do you wear under a Doctor Who knit sweater when you can't wear knits for more than an hour without boiling alive? A TARDIS t-shirt, of course. Accessorized with Tiny Ten, who always lives on my building pass. It's all very meta.


  • Ring: By me!
  • Sweater and t-shirt: TeeFury
  • Keychain: Funko
  • Eyeglasses: Joseph Marc
  • Footwear: Dr. Martens
  • Makeup: NYX Professional Cosmetics

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