PSA for gothy types on a budget

Make sure you take a look at cheapassgoth. Because maybe by looking at one of the auctions they’ve found, you end up looking at other auctions by the same seller, and then you manage to score a pair of vintage Fluevog Swordfish boots for under $10. 

(It was a miracle. A miracle being a seller who took really bad photos, had no idea what the boots actually were, and listed them as “pointy-toe goth boots, used”. When the universe presents you with this sort of opportunity, you scrape together whatever available cash you have, beseech the Dread Spirits of Ebay, and obsessively watch the auction.)

FLUEVOG SWORDFISH BOOTS! These boots are older than some of you. Oh, how I longed for them when they hit the stores, and OH, how they were out of my budget. WELL THEY’RE MINE NOW!

librarian chic #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via twitter: fuckclevernames

“My library is an archive of longings.” ― Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh

Did I ever tell you peeps about the Mystery of the Handbags? I don’t think I did.

Last December, someone left a plastic grocery bags of small gothy handbags hanging from my doorknob. No note, no one sent me a text or email, just a bag of gothy handbags. I asked my friends, and none of them had any idea who the mystery purse elf was. 

(A few of them suggested that my Goth Force Field was so strong at this point, gothy accessories just materialized out of thin air for me. If that’s the case, mysterious bags of Fluevogs can start appearing on my porch ANY DAY NOW.)

Why did I remember this story now? Because I went upstairs to the Storage Room o’ Doom to check the size of a different handbag, in the hopes that it would fit my absolute essentials, but be small enough that I wouldn’t be tempted to pack in extra things Just In Case. And there, sitting on the Anne Rice shelf of the upstairs bookcase, one of the Mystery Handbags. Which I had forgotten about, and certainly hadn’t left on the Anne Rice shelf. It turns out that Mystery Handbag is the sort of size I was looking for.

My life is weird, and frequently runs on Serendipity Overdrive.


it says a lot about how my style has evolved that not only am I considering buying this free people set, but I’m pretty sure I could absolutely kill in it in like five different ways.

oh fluevog #whatthelibrarianwore #submission via instagram:kimtairi

“Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” — Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater