OOTM – Outfits of the Month – is a collective outfit post
and fashion breakdowns shared every end of the month
here at Thingiemajingie.
Today’s post accumulates outfits from July to August.
Plus other shenanigans that are related to a favorite skincare brand and leatherwear.
Hi, September. Hiiii! ( ﾟ▽ﾟ)/
Life lately has been a hustle, juggling day work and handling the two shops as actively as I could. At first I couldn’t do much output for it because resting after a whole day’s work sounds great a temptation. But now I find the spare time (and energy!) to at least start (and hopefully finish) a few pieces from DSS and ML every evening. October is just a month away and I know I should really take it up a notch to produce ~all~ the item I want to showcase and sell.
I should make a general list! That way at least I know where to focus on, like torso harnesses, thigh harnesses, headbands, collars, etc… And lotsa lotsa bags~
Still, whenever I could I’d go out to frolic and destress and wear my favorite thangs during weekends – leather, socks and all.
(It’s been over months and anticipating the release of FFXV on November hypes me like a fangirl to her upcoming Broship. And with the screening of Kingsglaive at the movies, I’m more than psyched that I went from sunny blonde to ash to profess my fangirling-kiligs towards the Prince of Lucis, his companions and the elite forces of the King. *laughs* Okay, I’m rambling. Stahp, Jiandra.)
Without further ado, onto the clothes!
- Beige Knitted Top – thrift
- Leather Shorts: Divided, H&M
- Antique-gold Round Glasses: GU (from Japan)
- Black Mary Janes Platform: WEGO (from Japan)
- Hat: SM Accessories
Outfit Talk: I should buy more translucent tights and make it my staple wear as well. They make the legs look slimmer and goes great with platform shoes. And I think I was asked a couple of times already if I really sport those tattoos. It was pretty hilarious.
- Beige Chiffon Shirt-Dress – thrift
- Black Over-the-Knees Socks: (from a random stall at Farmers, Cubao)
Outfit Talk: the outfit during BLush Con! Not much to say except that it’s for the rainy weather since the overall top has lining and I like that a lot. Fancy-looking, I’d say, for a price that was less than P300.00.
- Furry Jacket: Riverbanks Mall (AKA the Hiiiiiiiro jacket)
- Leather Thigh Garter with Suspender Snap: handmade by me (Dark~Sweet~Soul)
Outfit Talk: I’m not a jacket person, nope. Reminds of the time my buddy Sharmaine who buys a lot of it and I barely own a decent and fitting one. So one time at Riverbanks, I saw this and thought, why the heck not? I suppose the jacket’s texture makes the overall look playful and childlike. Kind of like an idol-kei? *laughs* I just made that up. Pfft. Ahahaha~
Ironically, accessorizing is a weakness of mine. I’m not kidding.
- Chiffon Floral Top – thrift
- Maroon Jeans: (from a random stall at Farmers, Cubao)
- White Chunky Heels: Parisian Shoes
Outfit Talk: Another factual statement — I’m not jeans person either. Perhaps leggings (or jeggings, I think it was the name?) are more preferred than this constraining contraption. I don’t wear pants much since I feel even shorter than I actually am. So with jeans like these, I really make it a point to wear heels with it.
- Off-Shoulder Grid Top: Ripples By Jenny (Empire Fashion Cafe, Marikina)
- Two-Length Skirt – thrift
- Jack Union Creeper Shoes – thrift
Outfit Talk: I had this skirt last year and would only wear it during extra-festive circumstance. It’s very dressy with soft laces at the hemline and is flowy. Despite the tight pencil skirt, I opted wearing an equally flowy top with it. But maybe a tighter top would be fine as well.
- Black Laced Skater Skirt: designed and sewn by me
- Leather Harnesses (W/-Lace Type & Leather Type): handmade by me (Dark~Sweet~Soul)
- Platform Shoes – thrift
Outfit Talk: aaah, this skirt. Puffy, puffy skirt indeed. I actually found myself at loss on how to pair this one with a nice top. What would go nice with it? I know I’m not much of a rainbow-wearer with the limited colors of I have in my closet so I just wore a corset with it.
…which kinda hides the black harnesses too. *sweatdrops* I’ve yet to decide one more time to coordinate this since this skirt (+ the harnesses) is what I plan on wearing on CosMania 2016 Day 2. Think, Jiandra. Think!
Oh, yeah. Here’s the actual skirt, before and after construction:
Both shared via Facebook. And let me reiterate that while it looks pleasant on the outside, wait till you the see the mess on the inside. *laaaughs!* Its puffiness is supported by an equally messy petticoat underneath.
As promised to my buddy Meia, before I can buy my serger machine I should sew 5 more pieces. Be it a full dress, JSK, top or just a simple skirt, I have to make 5 works as practice to my dressmaking attempts.
I-I shall do my best…!
I seriously feel like a Sooper Beaute junkie, purchasing 4 of their Lip and Cheek Tinte because one was on sale and others were… well, who couldn’t love (and buy!) its cosmic names? *squeals* I’m still on the road of using organic skin care, making the switch from using drugstore ones before. For a time between early June to mid-July this year I had another round of breakouts and woed about it. So I really focused on drying and treating my acnes.
Only until I deemed it okay that I finally share a few selfies again.
Certainly a true-blue @sooperbeaute Lady! Today's makeup include: – Candy Porefecting Cream – Wonder Cream Super Fresh Day Cream ..and swatching their So Matte Lip and Cheek Therapy! My current lip faves are Canopus (2nd) and Galaxy (3rd). I use Polaris (1st) and Zodiac (4th) as my cheek balms instead. I totally dig the cosmos name too. Tee hee! (*¯︶¯*) #SooperBeaute #makeup #MOTD #skincare #natural #organic #localbrand #ashblonde #kawaiimakeup #kawaiilook #GAL #dollymakeup
And finally, finally~ I finally made it!
I’ve been meaning to craft harnesses with laces for more than a year. It was until my Muse Lei pointed out that I should really do something about it this time. I’ve procrastinated, thinking that perhaps it could wait…
…but I realized I couldn’t wait any longer since my love for thigh harnesses is doubling and if anything I wanted to wear my leather with laces pala. Leather is a very important element in my crafting profession and laces are somewhat just personal, fashionable taste. I then had a moment of clarity: WHY NOT BOTH TOGETHER FOR THE BUSINESS!?
Hence this harness was born… *laughs* Have I mentioned I’ve been listening to FFXV soundtrack on loop? I love Gratia Mundi as much as I love Omnis Lacrima. OMG I’M FANGIRLING AGAIN.
Within the same week I also made DSS her own IG account. Why so late, Jiandra? (^～^;)ゞ
If you’re following DSS on Facebook, follow the shop at IG too! I’ll post creative and visually appealing stuff over there. Like these two — the torso harness and its matching thigh garter with laces.
I couldn’t photograph the garter because of poor lighting huhuhuuu </3
Prototypes done! I've yet to add one more thigh harness so they'd be a pair. And I'm quite pleased with the outcome as well, despite they are still kinda "raw" for me. To practice more so that these designs will be ready for #CosMania2016! Now, onto giving them a test drive~ Designed and crafted from lace, silver hardware and PVC leather. #DSSProducts #DarkSweetSoul #handmade #torsoharness #thighharness #leather #bodyharness #fetish #bondagefashion #fashion #alternativefashion #ALT #bondage #lace
There are really really lots to do on September so the next blog post will definitely be around October already. Oh, well. Life’s like that. *laughs*
See you at CosMania 2016!