Friday, May 31, 2013

Dressing gothic in the summer

Summer is approaching us. If you are anything like me and are sensitive to the sun sometimes it can be hard for those of us that wear a lot of black because it can make things a bit more overheated. Here are my gothic summer essentials that I love to wear to keep me cool during this season. 


Number 1. Lace or Fishnet shirts and tights. 

Most lace and fishnet are super comfy but make sure you get tops that are light and airy, some lace can be a bit uncomfortable and you can still overheat. You can wear it with a tiny tank top or just a crop if you are bold to show more skin. It all depends on what you are wanting. 

2. Don't forget to accessories. I love these black, heart shaped sunglasses I got. You can find a lot of these on ebay. They are cute. I wonder if they have bat shaped ones. Hmm I need some. 

                                           3. Sun dresses or tube dresses

I got this cute rockabilly gothic type sundress online. Super cute. I love the little skulls. Pair a sundress or tube with some black, open toed sandals or flats and head to the beach with your parasol.

                                    4. Cute corsets! I like to pair them with mini skirts or long super airy and light skirts. Make sure it is airy because you don't want to feel heavy and hot in the heat.

                                                  5. Gothic mini skirts. You can put some with fishnets or just wear them with bare legs. Nothing works better than that to beat the heat. Don't forget your sunscreen!

6. Last but not least Parasols and  SUNBLOCK! (not pictured here)

Iron Maiden show

Its summer festival season soon. I am very excited for all the gothic and metal shows coming up in the next few months. This was at the Iron Maiden show a while back. So much fun! I look forward to seeing some fun gothic artists this summer as well.

Lip service halter top

It is spring/summer time. So excited! I got this last year but wanted to post about it. This lovely top is from Lip Service. It is perfect for super hot days. I don't go outside much at all when it is too hot unless it is early morning or evening but even in doors I try and wear something that isn't too warm.

Halter top, Lip Service.
Photography by Allen Peters

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Our gothic and vintage themed beach wedding

For our beach wedding I wanted a gothic and vintage themes. We went to Carmel River Beach for ceremony and some photos and headed over to Monastery beach for more photos and playing in the sand with some of our best friends. My husband wore a gothic vampire coat with vine detail. My bridesmaids, groom and I wore converse sneakers. I chose that because it is part of my personality we love to hike and skateboard and I'm a tomboy so it was special to us and the girls loved it! I brought a lovely gothic parasol for some of the time to hide me from any sun since I have a dangerous sun allergy. It was a bit overcast so it was not too sunny but still better to be safe. My gothic two dragon intertwined with topaz ring was made by Marty Magic. I wore a beautiful vintage dress I got at Wild at Heart Vintage on etsy. The gothic bouquets I designed with Susan Groves. She is such an amazing florist! I chose black magic roses and black cala lilies. It was an incredible day, perfect weather and the day went better than I could have hoped for. It was something one would dream of. To be so lucky and blessed by the universe to have such amazing weather it was wonderful. Two amazing photographers and friends of mine: Agata and Naphy captured the beauty of this day. Thank you to all who came out and celebrated this magical time with us.

Photography by Naphy Joiner.