Friday, February 8, 2013



Oscar de la renta

2b stretch shoes



Friday, October 26, 2012

An Announcement

As you all may have noticed, I haven't been blogging very frequently lately. I feel like my format has gotten repetitive and my posts aren't really bringing anything new or interesting to my readers. Also, as I approach my 21st birthday, I feel less like a "girl" every day. I enjoy blogging and sharing my style and thoughts with the internet, but I don't enjoy it in the format I have been doing it in any more. As a result, I'm stopping blogging here at Geeky Goth Girl and shifting it to a new, hopefully better and more interesting website: Silks, Stays, and Shadow-Truths. I do hope all of my lovely readers will follow me there! So, how will this blog be different from the old one? Well, in a number of ways:
*Rather than an "outfit of the day" format, I will do "styling posts", focusing on a single element or clothing item (stripes or vests, for example) and looking at a number of different ways to wear it or variations you can find in it.
*In addition to my own outfits, I hope to incorporate more outfits from others, as well as items and ideas for things people can buy or do, based around the chosen theme. I feel like including inspirational/aspirational outfits and pictures will allow me to connect with more readers and fellow bloggers.
*I want to do more posts about sewing. I am also starting a journey as a corset-maker, and want to chronicle that and share it with all of you. Hence the "silks and stays" part of the title.
*I'm hoping to address more serious topics, such as feminism, civil rights, portrayals of women in the media, and the like. I feel like such posts don't really fit with the "mainly outfits" scope of my current blog, and want to incorporate them more into regular blogging.
*Finally, I want to talk more about my journey as a writer. I'm hoping to participate in NaNoWriMo this year for the first time, and I would love to share that progress with people and write more about the writing process and what I discover about myself as a writer while doing it.
So, thanks, kids. It's been a great ride. I've maintained this blog for a year and a half and a hundred and forty posts, during which I grew and changed immensely as a person. I went to New Zealand and came back to Colorado, and made amazing new friends all over the world through the Goth blog-o-sphere. I shared my 20th birthday with you all, and I'm certainly hoping you'll come with me to the new blog so I can share the 21st. Kindest regards to all of my followers; thank you so much for all the support, encouragement, and just general awesomeness you have offered me. A special shout-out to the amazing VictorianKitty at SophistiqueNoir, without whom I would never have made it this far. Few successful and popular bloggers remember "the little guys" but she seeks out blogs without many followers and offers help and encouragement to them, and helps connect the community through her blogging events. Thanks, Kitty. I never could have done it without you! So not farewell, but adieu, my lovely followers; may we meet again VERY soon. See you on the other side. <3 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wack-tober:Steampunk Pants Fun!

These are not cosplays, but they both count as Wack-tober for me because they involve an element none-too-frequently seen in my outfits: Pants! Well, bloomers. And knickers. Still, bifurcated bottom garments-not something I do that often! But it is Wack-tober, after all-and for me, pants are definitely out of the ordinary. Here's the first:
Black and navy blouse-Arc
Black velvet underbust-Buffalo Exchange
Black pantalets-Buffalo Exchange
Rainbow socks-British shop
Black round-toed Mary Janes-Ross
I wore this last Sunday to go to the doll show with my mom. I got the pins on the corset there-I really like them, and think they add a lot of pop to the outfit! I'm now rather enamoured of the idea of wearing brooches and pins on my corsets for decoration. 

And here was last night's outfit, for a Rasputina concert!
Black lace bolero-Love Culture
Cream blouse-Fiji flea market
Black and cream underbust-Punk69
Bloomers-Made by me
Black flowered tights-Target
Black and white striped stocking-Hot Topic
Mary Jane heels-Goodwill
Sorry for the slightly blurry picture-it was rather late last night when I got home from the concert, so I didn't notice the picture was blurry when I took it. I'm rather proud of these bloomers-they were actually a very small pair of children's bloomers I got from Goodwill, then split open and put large panels of cream-colored satin (scavenged from another skirt) on the side. It was a pretty simple endeavor, but I really like the results. They are super comfortable and easy to wear, and the perfect thing to wear to see one of my favorite bands. :)

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Hi, guys! I have ALL THE STEALTH COSPLAYS for you today-it'll be a pretty long and pic-heavy post, but I hope that you enjoy seeing my spins on the outfits as much as I am enjoying putting them together and wearing them. 
First, a little more sci-fi, to match my Doctor Who post:
Star Trek TOS uniform!
Red fishnet shirt-Buffalo Exchange
Black tank-Forever21
Red and black lace skirt-Repeat Boutique
Galaxy-print leggings-Cosmic
Black Doc Marten-alikes-Wal-Mart
Here's the original dress:
Those dresses were so short, all the ladies on the show wore matching bloomers because they pretty much couldn't have moved without flashing someone otherwise! 

Here's the next one, a little more loose, but inspired by Cosette from Les Miserables:
Black and white empire waist dress-Buffalo Exchange
White tights-Wal-Mart
Here's the original dress-it's a lot more elaborate. Cosette gets a bad rap, but I actually quite like her. I am very excited to see the Les Mis movie when it comes out, as I am a huge musical dork and love all the actors in the movie!
So not as close as some others, but the dress looks 1830s-ish, and the color palette is the same. It is a stealth cosplay, after all! :D

The final one is a little more obscure, but I feel like a lot of you would love (or possibly already do!) Alexia Tabarotti from Gail Carriger's Soulless:
Black tank-Wal-Mart
Black velvet corset-Buffalo Exchange
Purple taffeta skirt-Made by me
Black ruffled underskirt-Buffalo Exchange
Chunky black shoes-Goodwill

Her being a book character, I don't have as much material to draw from-but I loved the purple color scheme on the cover, and I decided to base the outfit on that. This really is one of my favorite books-Alexa Tabarotti is a strongly constructed character, being by turns stubborn, brave, prickly, and dryly witty. The whole series is fantastic-great action, very funny, wonderful characters, and a really well-done romance. I highly recommend them if you haven't read them.
I was originally just going to do one week of stealth cosplays, but I find myself liking them so much that I think I shall continue them for at least a little while longer. Stay tuned for more tomorrow! And thanks for your patience with my irregular posting schedule, lovelies-I appreciate you all, and am so grateful to you for reading my blog. Cheers!