Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is my most favorite literary work, so when I found this necklace, I was - to say the least - ecstatic.

Alice's coming-of-age story may seem disorganized and insane, but after reading it a few times, the symbolism becomes clearer. I do wonder about Carroll. I've heard many disconcerting stories about him, and his characters (especially the Caterpillar) seem proof of his supposed dysfunction. Nevertheless, I enjoy his work. Perhaps I'll post one of his poems for you in the future.

It's difficult to choose a favorite character, but I do adore the Cheshire Cat. He is the only character who is completely kind and helpful to Alice during her journey. The Mad Hatter isn't wholly terrible to her, so he's my second favorite. He gets fussy at times, but I find him and his eternal tea party amusing. And everyone else in Wonderland is rather cranky. 

I've had my writing compared to Alice in Wonderland on multiple occasions. Not sure if that is simply because the piece has influenced me so much or if it's because I'm genuinely whimsical and juvenile. Either way, I enjoy that comparison quite a lot.

My dreams tend to be wild like Alice's. I'm always tumbling down a rabbit hole, embarking on nonsensical adventures. 

What's your favorite piece of literature?

Outfit Details:

Oversized Cardigan//Vintage
Dress//Vintage My Michelle
Embroidered Flower Ring//Antique
Rope Ring//Charlotte Russe
Tights//Vera Wang for Kohl's
Socks and Shoes//ModCloth
Delightful Tea Cup//Vintage

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Entre Des Arbres. Entre Des Amies.


What I'm Wearing:

Hair Clip//Vintage 1960s
Faux Fur Vest//Gift
Sweater//Charlotte Russe
Owl Necklace//Antique
Trousers//The Quirky Poet - Available Soon!
Belt//Vintage 1980s
Shoes//Vintage St. John's Bay

What Angel's Wearing:

Earrings//The Quirky Poet
Necklace//The Quirky Poet
Blazer//Vintage 1980s
Jumpsuit//Vintage 1960s/1970s
Shoes//Charlotte Russe

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty

If you have never watched The Big Bang Theory, you must add it to your to do list. Sitcoms tend to be rather --um-- not funny, but this one is the best I've seen since Seinfeld. Jim Parsons plays Sheldon, and this character is brilliance. Sheer brilliance, I say. His borderline autism and multitude of quirks make for some intense hilarity. train of thought travels such random pathways. This necklace makes me think of "Soft Kitty" every time I wear it...

Outfit details:

Leg Warmers//Target
Boots//Charlotte Russe

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Thousand Eyes

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes

by Francis William Bourdillon
The night has a thousand eyes,
And the day but one;
Yet the light of the bright world dies
With the dying sun.

The mind has a thousand eyes,
And the heart but one;
Yet the light of a whole life dies
When love is done.

A friend of mine recited this poem to me the other day, and I was rather surprised he knew it. I'm finding that most people love poetry when they fall upon it, but very few pursue it of their own will.

How do you feel about poetry?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Quirky Creeper

Not sure if blogging is what made me into such a creeper, or if the creepy gene has been lurking inside me all along. (I'm supposing the latter.)

Keeping to the same locale of my backyard and bedroom for photos is boring me, so I've decided to branch out to other locations. This is the basement of my community college. It is a ghost town. No classes are held on this floor. Only spiders and creepy people like me hang out here. Proof:

Also, I keep taking photos of bugs. What is up with this nonsense? I'm even creeping on the creepy crawlies! 

Blogging in essence is largely based on the assumption that everyone enjoys stalking one another. We're all busy-bodies. I've never personally met any of the bloggers I follow, still I stalk them religiously. Same reason why everyone is obsessed with facebook and proclaiming their personal business to the entire world. We like attention. And we like to creep.

But I suppose it's not so bad after all. Perhaps creeping is the glue that holds our society together. If we had no interest in one another, there'd be no social support and most of us (including myself) ultimately would probably just die. And so, in the interest of all my fellow humanity, I vow to continue creeping. 

Outfit details:

Hairbow//The Quirky Poet
Jeans and Owl Ring//Charlotte Russe
Shoes//Vintage St. John's Bay

Monday, November 21, 2011


This weekend I tried a pomegranate for the very first time. I enjoy exploring the realm of food. Josh tells me I'm a weirdo, but sometimes, even though I detest coffee, I like to taste it just so that I can remember its bitterness. I just like experiencing tastes. As with scents, I feel it engages memory and connects a person to nature.
And so, the pomegranate, my most recent food adventure...

Peeling it was a rather gory process. The fruit sort of bled everywhere, squirting onto the floor, the countertops, my dogs (who were investigating), and me. The luscious red juice inspired this outfit. (Inspiration strikes at strange moments for me.)

As I was carving out the innards of the fruit, I felt like I was opening a honeycomb and plucking out all the bee larvae. Creepy, I know. I was surprised I felt like eating it after such a comparison.

It was such a  lengthy process, but YES it was worth it...very very worth it. The pomegranate seedlings are DELICIOUS. I ate some and put the rest in a container. They'll stay fresh for up to 7 days! Plus, a pomegranate is full of awesome nutrients, including antioxidants, which help fight aging factors. And I'm all for that!


What I'm wearing:

Earrings//The Quirky Poet
Cardigan//Victoria's Secret
Tights//Vera Wang for Kohl's
Sexy Ass Boots (with 4" heel, mind you)//Ross

Linked up at Not Dead Yet Style

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New at The Quirky Poet

Normally I try not to bombard you with hints at my shop. BUT sometimes I can't help it because I get so EXCITED about the new pieces I have! It's taking so much will power not to keep everything for myself. Here's some of the newer listings I have. All images below are clickable, and I hope if you see something you like, you'll take a trip to my virtual boutique. And if there is anything specific you'd like to see in the shop someday, let me know! I'm always on the hunt.











Friday, November 18, 2011

"November Dressed in May"

"Come Cover Me"
by Nightwish

Come wet a widow's eye
Cover the night with your love
Dry the rain from my beaten face
Drink the wine the red sweet taste of mine

Come cover me with you
For the thrill
Till you will take me in
Come comfort me in you
Young love must
Live twice only for us

For me
For you
Time devours passion's beauty
With me
With you
In war for the love of you
For me
For you
Time devours passion's beauty
With me
With you 
Tonight any dream will do

Not a world but your fine grace
Seduction in sleepwalker's land
November dressed in May on your face
Holding us now the lovecropper's hand 

Come cover me with you
Come cover come cover me now

Come cover me with you
For the thrill
Till you will take me in
Come comfort me in you
Young love must
Live twice only for us

Come cover me with you
Come cover come cover me now

Outfit details:

Hairbow//The Quirky Poet
Trench coat, petticoat, and heels//Target
Dress and LACE SOCKS!! (That's right.)//Charlotte Russe
Belt//Vintage 1950s
Pearl necklace//Crimson Ridge