Tuesday, April 14, 2015

H&R London's Dresses for Goth Spring Parties, Day and Night

I often have springtime family obligations to attend (brunches, Easter, baby showers, birthdays) where elderly relatives will be in attendance. I prefer not to give them strokes or heart attacks by showing up fully gothed out. So I tone it down - a lot. But I don't want to be all pinky-stinky pastel either. So instead of head-to-toe black, I wear black and white florals. It's still spring like, but with enough of an edge and a bit of darkness to make me happy. Here's the H&R London black and white floral dress I'm tempted to add to my wardrobe for occasions like these. I'm not certain I care for the cap sleeves though.

So perhaps I'd instead choose this sleeveless black and white floral halter top dress and then wear a little cardigan (black, naturally) over it.

How about H&R London's polka dot dress for your Mother's Day brunch, a shopping trip with your sister, or a two martini lunch with your stepmom? The polka dot dress is also sold on Amazon.

I really like the damask print on this H&R London dress.

If that's just too much white for you to stomach, how about this darker floral black and white dress? I like the undertulle!

Here's the damask dress I liked so much, in black-with-white this time.

I can't completely decide if this purple Bleeding Roses print is hideous, or if I'd enjoy wearing it to a cemetery picnic this spring.

I can totally see myself wearing this skulls and roses dress all the way from daytime antiquing and coffee house visits through evening whiskey bars, a luxury movie theater and dessert afterwards.

For spring evenings, I like the Moulin Rouge corset dress, with its dark floral print.

The Moulin Rouge dress also comes in red.

Now on all these sunny spring days, what do we carry to protect our pale skin from the painful embrace of the everpresent sun? How about the Bats parasol from Sourpuss?

Fun Pirate Ship Toys for Goth Kids

I'm tempted to be the coolest goth aunt ever and set up a couple of these high quality wooden play sets in my playroom for my nephews. I love that they aren't plastic! Imagine the vicious play battles they could enact with these pirate toys.

Here's the black and red pirate ship belonging to the wicked Barbarossa. A skull and crossbones adorns several flags all over the ship, and the back of it opens up - the better to haul in your pirated plunder!

Barbarossa needs rival pirates to be at war with over chests of gold. The Phantom ship is a ghost ship. I find it slightly less spooky, with its blue and green color scheme. The flag depicts a skull and crossbones over a spider web.

Chinese pirates get into the action with this warrior Shanghai pirate ship. It has a fire breathing dragon motif.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Anatomical Kitchen Goods and Dishes from Life of Jay

New for goth kitchens from Life of Jay in the UK!

Anatomical Kitchen Apron

Anatomical Side Plates

Oversized Skeleton Coffee Mug

Oversized Muscular System Anatomical Mug

Oversized Organs Mug

Nervous System Oversized Mug

Steampunk Octopus Tableware from Mud Pie

The octopus on this bottle stopper has a rather demented look on its face - but I like that!

Here's Mud Pie's octopus butter dome. It might seem like a frivolous piece of tableware, but I personally depend on a butter dome to keep my butter-loving cat from jumping on the table to gobble it all up. I think it would be fun to use this dome to display a little edible "biodome" diorama made out of sushi and veggies, too.

This octopus ice scoop would come in handy for serving Seven Deadly Sins themed cocktails to your guests.

Use these octopus taper holders with bronze colored taper candles (unscented, of course) to create mood lighting for your steampunk dinner party.

Mud Pie's octopus salt and pepper cellar would look great with black sea salt in it!