Monday, August 29, 2011

Murder by Death ❀

Ahhhh finally finally I am back home! I was out of town from Wednesday morning to Sunday night.. and I am home now. You know that feeling you get when you finally get into your bed after not being in it for so long that it just feels 10x comfier? I am experiencing that RIGHT now!!!!!!!!!! It's so good. So I got these aaaaamazing sunglasses from eBay! They have green/blue skulls on them! I was inspired to purchase them after seeing them on this blog. I wore them to the train station when I left my town and I got an incredible amount of dodges! Haha! PS I can hear what you all whisper when you walk past me.. Little do they know that's what motivates me! All that hate makes me want to try harder and it reassures me that I am doing my job :) The shirt and acid wash jacket are from the melrose trading post, skirt was thrifted a week ago for 2 freakin' dollars!!!!!! All my jewelry is vintage, and the yellow/black bracelet is a gift from my cousin Krista! The Dr Martens oxfords are vintage and were worn with my black cupcake socks! They shoes are available here on my Etsy store. The huge 'ET V' pin was thrifted for 15 cents.. basically free and the barbie pin was purchased on some store online (I forgot what it's called!) I have been on Etsy until 3 in the morning just finding the most amazing things and this lovely teaspoon person needs to stop making such amazing jewelry! Seriously!!!! STOP! So far on my 'shit to buy immediately that will make me feel better' list I've got a pair of barbie doll arm earrings, two baby hair pins, and my personal favorite.. the cockroach hair clip!! I will include pictures of them at the end so you will, like me, trip in love!

Have a wonderful day!

Levi's blue acid wash jacket - $20 from the melrose trading post
Skull sunglasses - $4 from eBay
Black panda tee - $5 from the melrose trading post
White skirt - $2 from my local thrifty
Jewelry - vintage
Watch - $103 from
Dr Martens oxfords - from my Etsy store here
Huge ET V pin - 15 cents from my local thrifty
Barbie pin - $2 online



PS I am sorry for so many pictures! I just needed to show you all the angles of my outfit and my current obsessions ;)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Strawberry Freckleface

Hey guys! Here's an interview I did with Casey Kaufman, aka Strawberry Freckleface a few weeks ago. Enjoy!

1. Why is fashion important to you? Fashion tells a lot about a person. It shows ones confidence, taste, open-mindedness, etc. It makes the world a more interesting place, as we are all very visual. I love people watching, and I love mixing and matching (or clashing) different styles with each other. I have always liked to express myself with the way I dress. The only problem is...I am getting old. I probably shouldn't continue dressing like I am a teenager. Or should I?

2. What's your city/town like - fashion scene? It depends on where you're at. The city is divided but where I hang out would be considered the "downtown" scene. I live and work here, and this is where the most eclectic fashion can be seen. As far as the midwest goes, I think we aren't too shabby. Lots of free spirits, lots of everything. But in other parts of the city, you will find your stereotypical midwestern boring nothingness. It's just not important to some people. 
3. When and how did you first spark an interest in fashion? I would say my style has evolved since middle school. I have gone through so many phases. I guess people refer to all of it as "finding yourself", and I am still not sure I have even found myself, as my tastes change regularly. 

4. How would you describe your style? Hmm. I'd like to think people would look at me and assume I am NOT from Nebraska. I would say slightly bohemian/grunge/beach/southwestern/gypsy/alternative. Or maybe that's just what I wish I were. ;-)

5. Do your friends dress similarly to you - do they care about the way they dress? My friends do and they don't. We are all interested in fashion, but we are interested in different areas of it. My best friend (cousin, as well) loves to dress like a pinup girl, and she is perfect for it - platinum blonde hair always up in pin curls or waves, red lipstick, she looks like Lady Gaga actually. Everywhere we go she gets some sort of Gaga reference. Otherwise I have friends that dress very 90s, grunge, retro, preppy, girly. They're all over the board. That's the thing about Nebraska. I have been told numerous times by people that move here. No one cares. We aren't only friends with people just like us. We are very open to being friends with everyone. Rich, poor, athletes, bookworms, status means almost nothing. I have heard and seen that this is quite different in other cities. 
6. What has been your best experience of blogging so far? Well I love editing photos. I always have. I don't do a lot of editing, but the little that I do is very fun. Also I love the amazing comments and e-mails I get from my readers. Everyone has been very supportive. Most bloggers are from the coasts and have real-life blogger friends and here I have nothing. Just me. I'm very thankful to have such kind readers. Also, as my readers know...I am a huge fan of etsy. I get a lot of companies contacting me wanting banners and discount codes and yadda yadda but I prefer working with independent sellers and artists. Much more personal. 

7. Do you ever have vivid dreams? Yes!! Nightmares. Good dreams too, but mostly vivid nightmares are the ones I remember. I have a reoccurring dream that I am on a cliff over a bed of oozing lava (kind of like the scene in the last Lord of the Rings where Gollum falls into the fiery pit) holding my brother in one hand, and my sister in the other. They are both dangling over the edge and I can only save one of them. I always wake up before I have to drop one. Terrible, terrible dream. Who wants to choose something like that??
8. What is your favorite place to shop? Oh hmm. Etsy. Original things. Go figure. ;-)

9. One trend you're digging right now. Totally into shredded shorts. Have been for awhile, but now I see bloggers everywhere sporting them. Awesome.

10. What music genre do you like most? I love tropical indie new wave. Whatever that is. My favorite band is The Tough Alliance. They remind me of a new wave Beach Boys on acid having a fun time on the beach. Sooo good. Love steel drums and anything tropical sounding.
11. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I love the southwest in the US. Otherwise maybe Malaysia. Or Morocco. Somewhere way more exotic. 

12. If there were to be a zombie apocalypse, what would be your weapon of choice? Anything to hit them with and some sort of body armor. Steel or chain gear. No one can bite through that.

13. What do you do in your spare time? I work out! I am a fitness freak and I love to eat everything in sight, so working out is imperative. I am a beachbody coach and I help motivate those to work out and do the programs I do. Also I enjoy exploring new places, being with my friends, and watching shows like Swamp People, Dexter, Death Note, Arrested Development...the list goes on.
14. What are your plans for the future? Possibly move to the southwest...?

15. Where does most of your inspiration originate from? Everything. Literally everything. Bloggers, magazines, old movies, old photos, road trips.

16. Have you ever had to face a negative experience because of how you dress? Yeah, but I shrug it off. Who cares, right?

17. Who is your favorite designer? 
Oooh. I love Leila Shams and Mara Hoffman. 

18. What clothing item do you feel others should wear more?
 Boots. Boots are always in, no matter what season. I love boots. 

19. What advice would you give anyone interested in showing off their style? Be confident. That's all that matters. Own what you do and who you are. 

20. Do you feel like fashion has any actual boundaries? Well...maybe don't look like a whore. If you don't have curves, this should be no problem. I have issues feeling like I look skanky due to my stupid boobs that somehow won't go away no matter how hard I exercise and how much I duct tape them. Dumb boobs. Hate 'em.

I hope this interview turned over some inspiration to you as it definitely did for me. Casey is remarkably special and strange at the same time.. Every single post of hers since I've followed her presence is just unbelievable. Now we know what's really behind those freckles, pale skin, and red hair :) If you liked her and her fabulous style, please visit her blog here! Thank you so much Casey for allowing me to interview you, it was an honor.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Taste My Fucking Dream + Giveaway Winner!

Hey guys! I am really really enjoying this weather! It is warm but not too warm, perfectly warm.. haha. These pictures were all taken near some abandoned warehouse here Downtown, it had an eerie feel to it which I personally was very fond of. I am wearing a brand new addition to the store, this amazing purple crushed velvet dress.. aahhhh it is SO fucking soft you guys. Seriously. NO I AM NOT BEING PAID TO SAY THIS (it's my store and i'm just blatantly advertising, duh! kidding kidding..) but it's very soft. The purple really stands out and trust me.. I got tons of dodges because of my random bouquet of synthetic daisies (extra bouquet left over from my last DIY project) + my platform creepers + this unusual shade of purple + my gangsta walk. WUTEVZ!!!!!! Ya'll can go F yourselves! Enough about my rant, haha. The leopard creepers were purchased online, the socks were from eBay, egyptian necklace is vintage, cross necklace from ebay, blah blah the usual bracelets and my Lennon/Ozzy inspired sunglasses worn NOT to protect myself from the UV rays of our dear sun, but to avoid eye contact with strangers ;)

Have a wonderful day guys!
Tons of you joined the giveaway and I totally appreciate that you have an interest in my store and my blog! But unfortunately, I could not give 44 items away.. The winner of my Miracle Eye giveaway is "Prophet Love"! An email is on its way to you! I am sorry if you did not win, but do not fret as I will be hosting another giveaway soon! Promise.

Also, if you're going to use my photos PLEASE please pleeeease ask me for permission or let me know.. I hate seeing random pictures of mine on Tumblr with tons of notes without my consent haha.

Purple crushed velvet dress - $27 from
Leopard creepers - $60 from shoebuy
Thigh highs that gradually turned into knee highs throughout the day..- $5 from eBay
Cross necklace - $2 from eBay
Egyptian necklace - Vintage
Daisies - dollar store
Sunglasses - $5 from some random store Downtown

If you have a few minutes to spare + a sense of humor, watch this video my boyfriend made on his main channel  :) Ironically, I'm wearing a tie-dye shirt I thrifted in my previous post..

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Halo ❀

I made this floral halo out of a bouquet of synthetic daisies from the dollar store, a shoelace, and used a hot glue gun. The daisies are huge!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway here! It ends Monday and it's open worldwide guys!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I Knew You in the Harsh Realm

I finally got a fringe (front bangs)!!!! And I cut them myself at 3 in the morning! Woop woop saved myself $10-$25 right there depending on which salon I would have ended up going to. This look is very new for me! Not similar to any of my older posts at allllllll! Maybe just the wearing of a velvet top with a skirt bottom, but everything else is completely new! I was going for a kind of cyber-romantic feel. It took me 20 minutes at the least, a bottle of hairspray, and 19 bobby pins to get the two top buns on my head to stop falling off or look droopy! And I am damn proud ahaha :') I kind of felt like Princess Leia for a day, but dressed 10x better! I am kind of already sick of my front bangs, but I can't do anything except wait for them to grow. What do you think? I will include a terrible quality photo at the end of my hair down and flying string cheese! I also purchased this amazing pink nail polish and I'm not even one usually into bright colors on my nails, but it's so perfect!!

Have a wonderful weekend mis amigos/amigas!
PS don't forget to enter the Miracle Eye giveaway here if you haven't already!

Planet Hollywood Skirt - DIY
Velvet crop top -
Daisies flutter blouse - $10 from the Melrose Trading Post
Leopard creepers - $60 from
All jewelry - Vintage
Nooka watch - $103 from


Monday, August 15, 2011

Giveaway - Miracle Eye

Hello guys and gals! I am hosting my second giveaway in celebration of the opening of my store Miracle Eye, and the reaching of 100 followers on my blog! I would like send a dozen hugs and kisses to all of you wonderful people! You guys are the best. I am giving you the opportunity to choose ANY item from Miracle Eye excluding the one-of-a-kind category! Any legging, dress, kimono, top, all that good stuff, it can be yours. For the guys, unless you wear dresses and skirts, I have a rosary on the store and a pair of cat eye sunglasses (silver tips or gold tips)! 

If you would like to enter the giveaway, all you have to do is:

1. Follow Velvet Codeine through Google Friend Connect or BlogLovin'
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me which item you'd like and your e-mail!

For ONE extra entry, you may "like" Miracle Eye's Facebook Page here. It will end one week from today, August 22 (Monday)!

You may also enter VELVETCODE20 during checkout for 20% OFF :)
Have a wonderful day and good luck!