Well, well, well.. Hello again. I’m finally making a return to my blog. It’s been quite awhile since I’ve updated with a styled lewk! Happy to be sharing something new with you. Working with photographers to shoot outfits I’ve created is something I throughly enjoy! It’s something I will always make time for because I’m that passionate about it. Big shoutout to Jawbreaker for allowing me to collaborate with them too. Jawbreaker Clothing has some pretty eclectic alternative pieces and I adore their brand. Whenever I was figuring out what I’d like to style, I surprisingly enough was attracted to most of their boldly colored & printed items. This can be an issue if you feel most comfortable in black. However I’m a firm believer if I like something, I will make it work. 😉
On the plus side, almost every color is complimentary to black. It’s all about how you put things together when it comes to creating an outfit. If you look closely at the Jawbreaker Reality Check Skater Dress , the tartan is actually blue and not black! The black velvet jacket and shoes match so accordingly, the blue tartan and yellow dress seem to flow consistently with the entire outfit. There isn’t a clash of colors or patterns although they are brights and darks together. Also as a side note, having split dye teal hair can make things challenging too when it comes to styling boldly colored outfits. Personally though, I think the black side of my hair can calm the boldness of the teal when styling.
The Goth From Clueless – Outfit Inspo
Just imagine if the movie Clueless was redone and made from outfit aesthetics from this time era. Can you see this being an outfit picked for it? I definitely can! Especially if it was about alternative girls and their e-drama. This is a classic school girl look with an eclectic pop of flava! As always, I dare you to be different my flow3rs.
For some of you, the season of summer is something you absolutely despise. I can understand why and I empathize with you. HOWEVER, I’m a summer baby and this is my season! The sun and heat make me come alive. We are more inclined to wear less layers and show some skin. That’s why I thought it would be the perfect time to add to my shoe collection. I had been eyeing these Demonia Emily 100 sandals for quite sometime and finally decided it was time to make the purchase! This sandal takes care of my daytime style but I also had to find something playful yet chic to wear for my summer night shenanigans. I ended up with the Demonia Camel 103 platforms!
In this video above, I go into detail about what I do and don’t like about both pairs. Be sure to check that out if you’re interested on getting the tea. I wasn’t sponsored for this video but I just thought I’d share my most recent purchase with y’all. Demonia is one of my favorite brands and I will always speak highly of them because of the quality and price. If you’re looking for platforms, go to them first!
One may think themselves whatever they believe to be. Perception is in that of the beholder. You may look at me and think something entirely different than what I believe myself to be. Then, I could look at you and think something entirely different than what you believe you are. Someone once told me, ‘what you think yourself to be, others start to see and believe your thoughts’. Following that theory means whatever you think of yourself, you eventually become.
It’s easy to see something and want to associate with it. We’re instantaneously attracted and want to consume it. For example, I became infatuated with witches the first time I ever learned what one was. For years I wanted to be one and at times felt similar to one. The community of people I grew up around only believed them to exist in media and stories. I had never met someone who called themselves a witch.
In today’s times I feel there are many people who openly call themselves a witch. Well, at least on the internet they do! I feel as if the terminology has gotten watered down as it’s become popular. Although someone may call themselves a witch, it doesn’t mean they are living the full time lifestyle of one. Dedicating my life to the craft is what I truly desire. It excites me that so many people have an interest in witchcraft. Someday I hope to join or create my own coven when I feel confident enough to announce that I’m a witch. For now I’m just going to continue practicing what I believe in, in the hopes of it becoming my full time reality.
I’ve been creating a fairytale based around my name sleepyflow3r within my recent instagram posts. It’s about a light faerie that doesn’t know who or what she entirely is. This is something I’ve never done but have been thoroughly enjoying the creation aspect. After releasing each set, I plan on piecing the story together on my blog! Hopefully, you’ll be able to see where my imagination has taken me. These photos that I’ve created with Christina, I feel are a perfect current representation of sleepyflow3r. There are many reasons as to why I chose the name sleepyflow3r for myself but I feel its definition keeps changing as I grow with it. As I get deeper into my studies with the occult the closer I feel to my soul. Also, having an extremely talented photographer pal who can capture your soul is a plus! How often do we get share our souls through art expression? I’m so lucky to know Christina.
Consistency and discipline with my practice has been key. I have to admit that I’m growing impatient when it comes to wanting to share my gifts. There’s a time and a place I feel I’ll be able to offer many things to those in need. However, I’m still a caterpillar in my chrysalis. The only thing I can do is continue to grow, trust in divine timing, and hope that soon I’ll be able to share my gifts. Magic takes time.
It may come as a surprise that I adore the contrast between black and white. Lol! Were you surprised? Aside from my corny jokes, the colors are polar opposites but always seem to play so well together. Whenever I was gifted this dress, I knew I had to save it for a faerie-esque photoshoot someday! It’s just got that folk-lore kinda vibe. Being a committed pagan sometimes involves researching various mythologies to help get a better understanding of ancient traditions and ideologies. Amongst some Pagan beliefs involve a supernatural being most commonly known as the faerie.
For this look, I didn’t necessarily know whom or what I may be channeling. After the photos came back, I realized it may be Áine. Áine is the Celtic Faerie Goddess of Litha aka (Summer Solstice). Áine means radiance which I presume has to derive from the importance of the sun during her reign. She is commonly associated with the sun and moon. Some believe that she is the sister of Grian. With Áine ruling with light half the year and Grian the other half dark. However, Grian could be another aspect of Áine. People worshipped Áine because they hoped she might bestow abundance, fertility, and prosperity upon them. She’s mainly known as Queen of the Faeries because of her many relationships with human men. Its rumored she gave birth to a magical human faerie race.
During the summer season is when I feel the most alive. This is mainly because I was born in August and my sun sign is the sun itself. The sun is healing but can also burn you. Therefor being light and dark, I thought this faerie was relatable to this look. Going further into my research about Áine, I discovered she was raped by a King. During the rape, its mentioned that she bit off his ear and because of his disfigurement he was unfit to be a king. Her strength reminds me of how powerful a determined woman can be. Áine is commonly invoked by practicing faerie pagans to invoke fertility, faerie magic, protection of women and animals.