Monday, July 2, 2012

Jul 2nd - Outfit #2 - A Nerdy Mission

Ah, nothing like a long weekend...

I've mentioned before that L and I play a board game called Arkham Horror. It's based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings and the locations on the board are places in his fictional town of Arkham. L and I thought it would be fun to have alternate locations based on places in Victoria, so today, we set out on a mission to photograph some of the places. There are a lot of them, so it's going to take a few trips. Today, we just did some downtown areas.

I lounged around in my robe this morning, so I didn't feel like wearing anything terribly complicated today.
This is my lovely turquoise blue dress that I thrifted here for $8.50 in April. This is my grey pinstriped French-cuffed shirt - I bought it on consignment in late summer 2009. I've previously worn it here (September 2009), here (October 2009), here (November 2009), here (April 2010), here (October 2010) and last time here in December 2011.

I just tied it at the waist and rolled the sleeves up today. I usually borrow a pair of L's cufflinks to wear with it.
My grey shoes weren't terribly practical for walking, but damn, they look good.

I used my yellow bag for a bit of a pop of colour.
I bought these shoes while on vacation visiting my inlaws on the Sunshine Coast in the summer of 2008. They were $50.00, and this is probably the last go of them, although I have this debate with myself every year.

They're a pretty high heel and they're getting a bit worn out...but they're so cool!
I love the ombre heel on them. I've worn them previously here (July 2008) here (early September 2008), here (September 2008), here (November 2008), here (April 2009), here (June 2010, scroll down), here (August 2010), here (May 2011), and the last time was here in June 2011.

Today's outfit makes it 10 times I've worn these, so I am down to $5.00 per wear. Not too bad.

I went with an Arkham theme for my accessories:
Crows, a spider ring, an octopus and the silver birds Megan sent me last week. Birds can be scary, especially little ones, with their beady eyes.

Make sure to visit Visible Monday at Patti's "Not Dead Yet Style"!

Dress (No tags, thrifted), shirt (Club Monaco, consignment), shoes (Qupid), necklace (Raven's Rest Studio), cuff (Shi Studio), ring (vintage 80s, gift from Mom & Dad), earrings (gift from Megan).

Vizzini heard there was trouble afoot, so he kept an eye out for carpet mice.
I kill them all
Here are some of the locations that I liked. I messed with the brightness and the contrast on them to make them look spooooooky.
The mansion at the Art Gallery

Craigdarroch Castle

Christchurch Cathedral

The Bard and Banker Pub

Archways off Bastion Square


  1. That last one is called Helmcken Alley, and it is apparently haunted.

  2. What a cool photography project--excellent black & white photos. And speaking of mice...we just trapped the tiniest little thing. It's a shame, as he made life very interesting for a week or so.

    1. in let go? :o My fam laughs 'cause I take spiders outside, unless they are huge, then all bets are off.

  3. The shoes may not be practical, but they are really cute. Maybe you'll find a good replacement for them that are more comfortable. So glad you got to wear those earrings! They totally go with your birdy jewelry.

    I always stop and talk to the birds in pet stores. Especially parrots. They're often wicked smart. Which is a bit scary when you think about it.

    Hee silly crazy cat!

  4. I've seen some of those buildings I believe on a horse and carriage ride. Your game sounds interesting. While staying near Duncan we discovered a fun game called Mind Trap. I've been meaning to purchase our own copy but haven't gotten around to it yet.
    You look great in your turquoise dress. I bet you'd love the colors in Sedona, AZ.

  5. Great photos! Glad you enjoyed your lazy long weekend day!

  6. Lovely photos! I really like those shoes :)

    I like the shirt worn layered with the dress too.

  7. Fabulous photos. Very Gothic - very Lovecraft.

    Nice to see you in colour again. Love the grey, turquoise and yellow together.

  8. Wow--stunning photos!! I love the aqua and grey together!! And bonus--VIZZINI Cuteness!!

  9. Love those colors! And yow, just the photos of those locales gave me chills ....

  10. I'm loving tying blouses at the waist right now. This one is really cute, love the striped pattern!

    Vizzini is a good hunter, lol.

    Those buildings are awesome. I love architecture!

  11. hmmm, that Arkham game sounds intriguing. i read a lot of H.P.Lovecraft in my teens and early twenties, nothing beats him for that gothic horror. and it's fun to see all the places where he pops up even now! and what an awesome jewelry set! Megan Mae's contribution is outstanding, and the octo pendant is killer.

    really nice casual look, and boy those shoes are sweet! verrry flattering, too. can the cobbler rescue them? if not, well you've got a lot of wear out of them so - it's all part of the rich tapestry of life (as bunnyface used to say).

    Having alternate locations in your own town is very cool, having spookygorgeous pictures of those places is wow! love it! hugs to little V from me(perhaps when he is in a calmer mood?), steph

  12. You are a serious photographer! Love the location pics!

    Also, turquoise is your color. Wow.

  13. I really like how you tied that shirt up front - i've tried if before but am never quite comfortable.
    Adore those locations... you could have taken a few pictures there too.
    Do you ever take Vizzini out for walks ?

    1. L isn't a great photographer (shhhh, don't tell him) or I would have done some pictures at the locations.

      No, Vizzini is strictly indoors. We live on the top floor of our condo and we're in an urban environment, and we don't want him to get hurt. We also don't want fleas, so indoors he stays!

  14. Great photos, and I love black and white for eerie moods. Hey Vizzini, looking good as per usual.

    Love your aqua with yellow and gray - those three really look fab together!

  15. Great photos, and wow that dress! It's too bad about the shoes, they really are cute. Until you find a more comfortable replacement maybe you could patch the side somehow?


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