Monday, June 23, 2014

Wedding shower!

Mike got to wear the bow hat!!

Mike and I just had our wedding shower! It was a lot of fun. The whole event was at my Aunt's house, because she has an amazing backyard and is great at throwing parties.

It was great weather and a ton of friends and family came out to see us and bring us awesome gifts. I had fun at my engagement party but honestly this was even better because I was able to have friends come, not just family.

The whole event was pretty casual. We got sandwiches and salads and chips and home made dips, and my aunt put out jars of candy for guests to make goody bags. We didn't play any wedding shower games because I'm not a fan of those things, but just drinking and talking with guests was a lot of fun.

I might do a post on the gifts next time, since I got some super fun stuff!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Activate Apparel- What I Wanna Sweat In

I love the gym. I really do. Weightlifting is something I really enjoy doing, it makes me feel good and it keeps me healthy which is awesome. However, alt apparel doesn't usually lend itself to work out wear.
My normal gear is just a tank top or ratty t-shirt and either soffee shorts or sweat pants of some kind. Not super cute. But I have found a place that has some great stuff.
Activate Apparel makes fun shirts and tank tps for men and women to work out in. These are on my wishlist-
I love anything to do with comics, bats and the bat family! So this tank would be perfect. Also, it would match my batman leg tattoos!

This is just perfect. it's black, it has a pentagram, it's everything I want to lift in!

It's Batman themed and also super accurate to my life. 

Fact- I am a dirty stereotype when it comes to satanic or demonic references in my fashion. 

What does everyone else wear to the gym?

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Comic Review- Hawkeye by Mat Fraction and David Aja

I am a nerd. A geek. It is no big secret that I love videogames and manga and webcomics. But I also really like regular western comics. Right now the new Hawkeye by Matt Fraction and David Aja. It's a part of the Marvel now line up, and has amazing art and great writing.
I really do love Hawkeye

The premise is Hawkeye when he's not an Avenger. We know, a lot of people know Hawkeye mainly from his role as an Avenger, but he really shines as a solo artist in these books. The Clint Barton in these issues is darkly fun and a bit hapless at moments. His life is in a constant state of chaos. Balancing all that is Kate Bishop, the other Hawkeye, a pretty young woman who has fighting skills to rival Clint's and seems to have her life a bit more together.
What really drew me in to the books was the art. It is a bit minimalist and has an economical use of color, with the same shades being recycled and remixed in a way that really spoke to me as an art student. This series should be a part of any color theory class.
this color map makes me drool

Everything in these books seems planned down to the last detail, and it all just sort of sings. If you have a chance pick up the trades, they contain extra art and previews in the bakc that really make them worth the little bit of extra money.
Are any of you a fan of good ol fashioned capes comics?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Looking Shifty- Rocking Simple Looks for Summer

It is getting hot! And humid! At least where I live. Summer is really getting going and already the weather is getting a bit nasty.
Most of the time when the weather is bad all i want is to just throw on a big easy tank or tee and maaaybe legging, if it's not too hot.
So I went ahead and hunted down some great easy dresses that can be tosses on in the hottest heat. Rebels Market had a nice selection of alt friendly styles that look perfect for the gross weather ahead. You can click the images to go right to the site to look at them.

Cats! What kind of person doesn't like cats??

Nirvana merch is always good and bonus- the white color will make this extra nice in the sun

I would pair this with peep toe black booties and a floppy black hat

This seems perfect for going to your local alt bar on a warm Summer evening 

The skull keeps this maxi form looking too plain

What do all of you wear when the weather kicks into high gear?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Swwet To Lick!

This is me eating a mother fucking batarang cookie. A delicious bat themed treat.

This week I got to do a lot of fun stuff! One of which was going to meet the baker for my wedding. Sweet To Lick bakery is is Nassau County on Western Long Island, and it's AMAZING. They do cake, cookies, cupcakes, pies, specialty iced teas, everything a vegan with a sweet tooth could want. So I placed an order for a fantastic array of cookies and brownies and other treats for my big day (not a cake person), and picked up a few snacks to sample. 

We got a whole bag of desserts and ended up eating them ll on the ride home and feeling a bit sick but it was so worth it. Everything was really tasty and pretty cute as well. I am a sucker for food that looks as good as it tastes. 

Sweet to Lick has a website HERE as well as an instagram feed with a ton of pictures of cute desserts that will make you drool.