Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Dancin' with Myself: candystripe legs

This past weekend, I summoned up some brass ovaries to go out dancing alone for our bi-monthly goth night, Nocturna.


Since I live over an hour away and the event runs from midnight-5am, I decided to go ahead and treat myself by booking a room at the Knickerbocker hotel, which has great 1920s décor and yummy themed cocktails. Drinks and a light dinner helped me relax and fall asleep but unfortunately, I overslept and woke up around 11pm. Ideally, the goal was to get there early because there's typically a long line for entry and drinks. Considering hair, makeup and dressing only took 30 minutes, I thought my overall look was pretty decent.


To be honest, I felt very nervous about going out alone. I haven't been out to goth events in a few years and none of my friends really go to clubs anymore. In some ways, a part of me was just feeling too old for late nights anymore. NONSENSE!! I had an amazing night, and stayed on the dance floor the majority of the time. I didn't leave early, and I  actually talked to strangers, which is HUGE progress for me.



I am not good at taking selfies and obviously bad lighting in hotel rooms doesn't help either. My iphone is ancient. Hoping to get a new one after this year since I spent too much money on Depeche Mode tickets <3








9 comments:

  1. You look fabulous! I live quite far from Goth clubs too, so have to crash with friends!

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    1. Hi Laura, thanks for the compliment! I'm sure I could have went directly home afterwards, it was really just an excuse to spoil myself hehe

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  2. Call me a weirdo, but I love living vicariously through these kinds of experiences.
    It gives me hope yet, that the shell I've locked myself away in isn't entirely permanent! =P
    Great outfit, love the necklace-- did you make it?

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    1. Nope, found it at a thrift store.
      About being in a shell: I was there for the past few years. It wasn't entirely bad, a lot of personal growth took place and I began to embrace my creativity. You will emerge from your chrysalis when the time is right, and I look forward to reading about your adventures:D

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  3. That outfit is adorable! Kudos for going alone and talking to strangers, too. Lol Both are far outside my comfort zone so I am in awe of your courage. :)

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  4. Sounds like an epic night! Love your whole outfit..so beautiful...and those gorgeous striped stockings! Must have been amazing to see Depeche Mode, lucky girl! Lovely to meet you and your magical world.
    Victoria

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  5. That is such a cute outfit! I love how you styled your hair!

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  6. omg you're in the chicagoland area! I haven't lived there in years, but Nocturna is the greatest goth night anywhere! I was looking for something similar in NYC, but nope. The most welcoming and kind night everywhere...and Scary Lady Sarah always has the best playlist that keeps old-school and newer goths happy...i miss Nocturna so much

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    1. Yes, Sarah is such a sweetheart and spoils us with awesome DJ sets <3

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