I found this gem of a clothing website, Disturbia, after a friend of mine admitted his jealousy of not being able to wear this Necronomicon bathing suit top:
And that is just the beginning of the must-haves! A perfect hybrid of goth and 90’s grunge, Disturbia has everything I ever wanted to wear during my transition from awkward 6th grader to full fledge alterna-chick (which happened in the 90’s…). My favorite include:
I can’t stop browsing through the website. It’s awesome. I love all of it. Too bad it’s in the UK and somewhat expensive to own. One dress on sale is going to cost about $60 to get to me… and you know, now that I’m thinking about it, it’s really not that expensive. Hmm…
I love pop culture references in my wardrobe. I own so many Disney movie still tops it’s a bit ridiculous and I’ve had to give some of them away or I’d only ever wear Ariel’s face on my chest. My biggest peeve about having pieces that represent my fandom is that they are usually T-Shirts or hoodies and they get tired. Sometimes I don’t want to wear jeans and a tee, you know? This Gremlins collection by Dropdead has a few tees, but they also have great prints in button-up shirts! Seriously! A Gizmo printed tunic style button up top?! Love it. This is probably the best pop-culture fashion mash-up I’ve seen so far this year.
Though leggings would seem like a well fitted item when purchased at any store ever, they are not. When I wear a size small legging, my butt stretches them to the point that they feel like they’re falling down and I’m consistently pulling them up. Also, muffin top! A size medium is baggy under the knees and roomy in the waist. For the affordable price of less than a pair of Splendid leggings at Bloomingdale’s, I had a pair made specifically for me by Dame Fatale! High waisted and perfect! If you wear leggings 3-5 times a week like me, I strongly suggest getting a pair made to your exact measurements. Also, check out her Pac Man hair bows.
I was very excited about seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, but I also didn’t want to make a costume. It’s not an economical project for me. Instead I found an orange dress, some raccoon knee-highs and twisted some of my hair into little ears. I think it came out rather well! And I’d totally wear this again, and not just for a Guardians related event!
I have recently purchased over $350 worth of Disney merchandise from Hot Topic’s website in the past three weeks. Obviously, after such a big haul, they emailed me a standard message to review the items for the website, which I was actually more interested in doing than most people would be. Regardless of my excitement, the email links didn’t work, and I was left feeling slightly disappointed. Then I realized, I have my own blog/website/place to review things that I’ve purchased! I knew this place would come in handy!
Because I bought so much stuff, and some of it hasn’t arrived yet, I will have to do these reviews in installments. Today I will start with the Snow White Sheer Tights.
The image of Snow White is under the knees, and though you think it would almost go unnoticed, it doesn’t. Twice on the bus I was asked if the image was a tattoo, and all day long people would comment on them as I walked by. The cute factor of these is at least a 10, while the quality is more of a 7. Because they are sheer tights, they are capable of being easily ripped or torn, especially if you have long nails, didn’t shave your legs and have stubble, or are not extremely careful when walking by things like bushes, walls or rocks. It is a fun statement piece that gets a lot of attention, but once they tear, they’re pretty much done. I recommend buying two pairs, just in case. Comfortable fit, and they really don’t sag as you wear them all day. I’m 5’7″ and got the size M/L and they fit perfect. Available at Hot Topic.
I would suggest pairing this with a nice solid colored dress, such as black, red or blue. You definitely want the attention on the tights; They’re just so cute.
(TIP: If you do make a small tear, use clear nail polish over it to prevent it from tearing more!)