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  • OOTD Summertime Velvet

    This weekend Ron and I kicked off our week-long concert marathon by seeing The XX at The Phoenix. They set the tone pre-show by filling up the theater with what seemed like record-breaking amounts of dry ice and gothic lighting. So feeling inspired in the midst of a pastel/floral/neon/sunshine-y summer, I busted out my black velvet skirt and my moon print tank from my first Ursa Major collection.

    As always, piled on the jewellery like there's no tomorrow. The necklace is vintage chain and crystal from the last Hibou Accessories collection that I did and the rest I've accumulated over my years of fashion hoarding.

    Used to be more self-conscious about showing my whole back but now I just say "fuck it, this is my body right now and it's awesome" and wear the shit out of see-through, low cut things. There's not enough time in my life for hate!

    I love these shoes! They were stupid cheap at Value Village and even though they destroy my feet, they are so legit 80's. Outfit details:

    Sunglasses/Glasses (stolen from my true love) - Zenni Optical
    Tank - Ursa Major+
    Skirt - Thrifted
    Shoes - Thrifted
    Jewellery - Hibou Accessories & various
    Nail Polish - OPI Charged up Cherry & Maybelline Porcelain Party

    Hope everyone is enjoying the summer!
    xoxo Amarina

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  • OOTD - California Edition

    On our way home to Santa Cruz after an all day date in San Francisco, Soul Mate and I stopped a few times along Hwy 1 to take in the foggy air and scenery.  I am certain that I will always be in love with this place. Here I am appreciating the waves, as well as the surfers who are looking nice and doing a really good job of not dying in what seemed like some violent waves.  I will definitely never be a surfer -  I'm such a klutz that it would have been completely normal for me to...

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  • Gothic Summer Jams

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM8fEP8FOqE] There's just something about gothic women singing gothic anthems that has always turned my crank.  Back in the day Shakespeare's Sister sang "Stay" and I recorded it off the radio onto a blank tape and listened to it over and over again until the tape warped.  Today, my iPod is loaded with the likes of The Knife, Fever Ray, Austra and Zola Jesus, who all evoke that darker side in me. Even though it's sunny outside, these artists have been in my ears all day long. Warning: This video is over-the-top-90's-amazing. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eXw47qb4U0] xoxo Amarina

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