GOTHIC VALENTINE WINTER OOTD + Sourpuss Clothing Dress Review!

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Curiouser & curiouser…

Here’s my gothic take on a wintery Valentine’s day OOTD featuring the “Fatally Yours” dress provided by Sourpuss Clothing which is perfect for us spooky gals who aren’t into pink and Valentine’s Day!

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As soon as I saw this dress it made me think of the Queen of Hearts and Tim Burton’s Wonderland style and I knew how I wanted to style it! This dress could be done up in so many ways but since it’s still wintertime here in New York and Valentine’s day is around the corner I thought it’d be fitting to do a romantic gothic retro look.

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This style of dress is new to Sourpuss and I can’t even express the wonderful feeling I had when I zipped up this XL and it fit like a glove! I really adore the gathered material on the bust area, it’s so flattering for my figure.

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The hearts & daggers design was created by a Philly tattoo artist and the print even has tiny hearts and stars which is a very unique touch. The anatomic hearts are adorable and the daggers have a very classic feel to it.

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I really adore the length of the dress, how it comes to the knees, and has a fun mesh lining which I’ve never seen on a dress before. The dress is 100% polyester, has the softest feeling, and I love how it flows as you walk…so light and has a little stretch!

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Now let’s talk about how I styled this rocking dress! My black velvet vintage style turban with diamond shaped vintage silver brooch with black onyx center is my go to in the winter. Both items I found separately on Etsy.

My gothic lolita coat is from Pyon Pyon which I ordered from Restyle.pl while I was living in Sweden and I have done a whole review on it + some winter fashion tips I picked up which you can see HERE.

My lovely pen pal friend from Germany (@ladydewilde on Instagram) sent me these charming handmade “Alice in Wonderland” jewelry which turned out to the the crowning touch to this outfit. The earrings say “Curiouser & Curiouser” and the necklace, “We’re All Mad Here”. I mean, how serendipitous is that?!

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My husband & I really lucked out with finding the perfect shooting location to fit the mood I had envisioned. Lasdon Park nailed it with it’s twisty trees and old statues.

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Later that evening I changed up my outfit details in the car since we were attending a black & white winter gala where Jonas’ “Sleepy Hollow” & “Red Riding Hood” art was on display. I realized that I too was wearing art and oh, how that red POPPED against all the b&w!

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Hope this review of the new Sourpuss Clothing dress was helpful and that you got some outfit inspiration for your Valentine’s day whether that be with your gal pals, man, or even alone. Know that you’re awesome no matter what your relationship status is! Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

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Tomorrow Is Another Day

When in Georgia on a historic farm I couldn’t help but throw together a “Gone With The Wind” inspired photo shoot!gone with the wind_wm (10)

The farmhouse at Mountain Laurel Farm was something out of my old fashioned southern dreams. Jonas & I were lucky enough to stay and volunteer here for 2 months this spring!

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Our host had this scarlet red dress that she insisted I use for a photo shoot! I put together a flower crown with red roses that were part of the wedding decorations at the venue.

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Jonas was gifted this oh so dapper suit and vest by our host’s mother, she sure knows our style!

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For these photos, I of course took inspiration from “Gone With The Wind” but with a gothic twist!

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I could totally imagine a real southern gothic wedding like this and I wish I had the opportunity to do more bridal styling. I still dream of having my own wedding business someday!

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Doing research for this I was reminded of some beautiful quotes from “Gone With The Wind” that truly resonate with me in this season of my life.

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“After all, tomorrow is another day!”

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As Jonas & I have been traveling for the last 6 months searching for where feels like home for us, I’m truly thankful each day and have learned to live life to the fullest!

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We’ve had some heart breaking disappointments but we’re always thankful for a new day, a new start.

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Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

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6 RETRO GOTH OUTFITS ACROSS AMERICA! {U.S.A. Road Trip Lookbook}

SURPRISE!?! I moved from the WEST COAST to the EAST COAST of America! It was sudden yet not at the same time and there is a video + blog post all about it on Tales of Sheaves explaining more. So sorry for the silence on my blog + YouTube channel, but it feels good to be back! I hope this video + photos of the 6 retro goth inspired outfits I wore on our epic U.S.A. road trip makes up for my absence!

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In the process of moving, my husband & I took decided to take a once in a lifetime epic road trip across the United States and I thought it’d be fascinated to document my outfits and changing landscapes of America the Beautiful along the way. I had fun putting together different looks from the clothes I packed that would fit each location! I’d love to know which is your favorite?!

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{OLD WEST} Our first stop was in Old Tucson, Arizona which felt like we had time traveled to the old west and into my favorite John Wayne western “Rio Bravo” which was actually filmed here! You know I had to put together a neo-victorian steampunk outfit for such an occasion.

OUTFIT DETAILS: Black Lace Parasol-eBay // Hair Clip-Bonita Bellita on Etsy // Frilled Black Blouse-Savers // Brown Lace Belt-eBay // Black Lace Layered Dress-eBay // Black & White Striped Leggings-eBay // Black Boots

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{MY BIG ADVENTURE} Next stop, THE ALAMO, Texas! Yes, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure brought us here to find the basement and *might* have inspired my outfit but I learned so much about the history and that even Davey Crockett died there in the great battle.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Vintage Style Red Hair Scarf-Doll Me Up // Cat Eye Sunglasses // Chevron Print Dress-DD’s Discounts // Black Tights // TUK Creepers

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{SOUTHERN MERMAID} In Lake Charles, Louisiana we got to hold baby alligators and swooned over the beautiful southern mansions on the lake front so I thought this goth pinup urban mermaid look was fitting.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Red Mermaid Pearl Hair Clip-Bonita Bellita on Etsy // Cat Eye Sunglasses // Black Mermaid Shells Crop Top-Adorkable Appearel // Boho Maxi Dress  // Studded Sandels-Payless

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{FRENCH GARDEN} New Orleans was somewhere I have always dreamed of going! The French Quarter was loud with jazz music and wildly crowded with tourists and all kinds of people.  We really enjoyed the beignets and gumbo soup and looking at all the beautiful architectural details. However, the Garden District was by far my favorite place we visited on our trip. We strolled along streets and streets of gorgeous historic southern mansions that were from my old-fashioned dreams.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Hair Clip-Bonita Bellita on Etsy // Maroon Blouse-Savers // Velvet Flocked Skirt // Black Tights // Shoes-TUK Footwear

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{MONTGOMERY ON SUNDAY} We drove into downtown Montgomery, Alabama on a Sunday to find it completely deserted, except for the families leaving an old brick church dressed in their Sunday best. Come to find out, that was the very church that Martin Luther King Jr. preached at and the state capital building right across from it was where he delivered his powerful speech, “How long? Not long!” after the march for civil rights from Selma to Montgomery.

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Red Bowler Hat // Gingham Dress & Leggings-H&M // Boots-Kohl’s

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{SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS} The mountains of Northern Georgia were blooming with gorgeous spring blossoms when we arrive to our final destination in Cleveland, Georgia. Working on a historic farm + living in the south definitely calls for plaid and red don’t you think?

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OUTFIT DETAILS: Red Bandana-Walmart // Red Denim Jacket-Savers // Gray Plaid Shirt-Ross // High Waisted Black Pants // Biker Boots

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It felt surreal reaching our final destination on the other side of the country after a 1 week road trip. Workaway is something we had dreamed about doing for over a year, when we lived in Sweden, and that dream finally came true in the most unexpected way. I can’t wait to share my new adventures on the East Coast and our time at Mountain Laurel Farm through this wonderful cultural work exchange program. We’re already having a blast living the farm life and learning the wedding/B&B business in hopes of becoming innkeepers ourselves someday!

Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

“Hocus Pocus” Midnight Screening

HOCUS POCUS!!! My favorite Halloween movie so naturally I was THRILLED when my friend Nina and her sister Kimmie invited Jonas & I to a midnight screening of it at the historic Vista theatre in Los Angeles!

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It was an amazing experience watching the movie in a single screen theater (one of the last of it’s kind) with a bunch of other Halloween Disney nerds, everyone was singing along and saying the lines, I loved it!

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Us girls realized we had the same hair colors as our beloved Sanderson Sisters and so we of course had to channel our own witchy vibes in our outfits!

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Jonas was actually the only one in “costume” since we pulled together this Jay closet DisneyBound!

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Gotta love those 90’s punk rock bullies!

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I hope you had fun coming along for our little LA adventure! Watching “Hocus Pocus” is my favorite way to get into the Halloween spirit, how about you?!

Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves