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Head to Toe Gray

Today I’m wearing gray. Usually I like wearing color to contrast the gray Seattle winter but I don’t mind blending in sometimes. Call it camouflage for the Pacific Northwest.

hat, boots, jeans

Hat: Forever 21
Sweater: Wet Seal
JeansSonas Denim
Flannel boots: Groupon

Every winter wardrobe needs a beanie (or toque, as we call them in Canada). I usually wear one to keep warm, but it’s a fun fashion item too. I ditched my jacket to show off the velvet skull on my shirt.

skull shirt

My jeans are from Sonas Denim and I got them as part of a Kickstarter campaign. Sonas was raising funds for their new line so in exchange for a donation, I got these. Sonas is a vegan-run company intent on keeping their environmental footprint small. They recycle everything (even scraps of denim), give 10% of profits to animal welfare groups, and have plans to fund an animal sanctuary.

Sonas Denim

When I contributed to the Kickstarter, I got to communicate with the founder himself, Gerry Kelly. I can’t say that happens very often!

all gray outfit

I love my Sonas (I bought a second pair in black waxed cotton for a dressier, almost leather-look) so even on a gray, day, I’m happy–which is what Sonas means in Gaelic!

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Black Lace in the Mourning

Sometimes I think I was a Victorian widow in a previous life. Well, not really. I don’t believe in reincarnation. But I do really like the clothing of that era. I’d incorporate it into my style more often but I’m so fickle. I dress according to my mood and I’m not sure I could commit to one theme.

black lace


Top: Old Navy
Jacket: Newport News
Skirt: Forever 21
Belt: Came with another dress
Boots: John Fluevog
Necklaces: eBay and found
Earrings: Sosie Designs
Cuff: Joolz Hayworth
Ring: Fuego

I wasn’t in a bad mood today though. I just felt like over-accessorizing and mixing a few items in a way I’d never worn them before. I can’t believe I found this crucifix in the grass while walking my dog. I picked it up, cleaned it off, and paired it with a skull cameo. I thought the little skeletons on my bracelet went well with it.


In high school my dad would get so angry when I wore a t-shirt with a Jolly Roger on it or a skull pin on my jacket. He probably thought it was satanic or I was death-obsessed. On the contrary! I love life and I happen to be amazed by the human body. Skeletons are so cool but we’ll never get to see our own.

I freaked my husband out once when we kissed and our teeth accidentally touched. I said, “we just touched skulls.” Apparently that’s not a romantic thing to tell a guy. Who knew?


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Crystal Head Vodka

I think I found my vodka of choice.

I first saw Crystal Head Vodka in a magazine and thought the skull-shaped bottle would be a fun novelty. I found a bottle of it in the local liquor store, but it wasn’t cheap. It cost just over $50 for a 750 ml bottle. Since I had just received my tax refund, I decided to splurge.

skullYes, the bottle is really goth (or as my coworkers said, metal). But the vodka is smooth. I like to mix vodka with orange juice or cranberry juice, but this goes down straight up.

Crystal Head is founded by actor, Dan Aykroyd, and fine artist, John Alexander. Both are avid enthusists of the crystal head legend. The heads are an archeological mystery. Thirteen ancient crystal heads have been found in various parts of the world. No one knows how they were made, or by whom.

As a Canadian,  appreciate that only pure glacial water from Newfoundland is used to make the vodka. The vodka is quadruple-distilled and triple filtered using Herkimer diamonds, a type of quartz crystal.

I can’t wait to finish the bottle and fill it with water and food dye. I think a red skull would look great on my shelf at work. The clerk at the liquor store recommended turning it into a lamp with a simple cork-and-wick and oil (all of which you can get at a craft supply store). I think a plain old drippy candle would look great too.

If the only selling point was the bottle, this wouldn’t have staying power, but I really like the product. I’ll be buying more Crystal Head Vodka soon.

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