{ gift guide } birthday

Tomorrow is my birthdaaaaay!!

I don’t know about you, but I have always loved my birthday.  I know a lot of people fear aging, but I think of it as a day to celebrate myself, my accomplishments I’ve gained in the past year and to look forward to the next set of hurdles I am going to tackle and hopefully conquer!

But, let’s be honest… it’s a lot of fun to receive presents!  Today I am sharing my ultimate birthday wishlist for my 33rd b-day! Some of these you’ve seen on previous gift guides or covet lists, but they where placed there to begin with because I do covet & lust after them so much!

margot meanie's birthday wish list

I first found these on Nasty Gal, but they were sold out.  So, I was extra stoked to find them on a Canadian site UnionJackBoots, though they didn’t photograph the same and I was worried if they are actually the same boot, then I found them on sale on 6pm.com WIN!!

The Meanies are currently revamping our office space in hopes of encouraging us to better use the space.  Part of my dream concept is adding these shelves from Ikea spray painted gold and the area being littered with plants! I’d love to order a set of three of these and plant adorable succulents in them.

I have been dreaming about this jacket ever since I first blogged about it.  I want to DIY it up with studs for just the right amount of punk and glamour!  Sadly the website is out of my size { 2x } but I have been thinking of getting in touch with them to see if any stores still have it in stock! 

Can you say “eyecatching”? This necklace is SO rad, I can imagine it adding some flare to an all black outfit or hell, go for a full on pastel goth look with this and the pink moto!

This item is actually out of stock and  the artist has shut down her shop while she works on restocking all her items.  I really hope this one makes a come back.  It is über dreamy and would be such a perfect piece for my collection!

These earrings have been in my Modcloth wishlist for longer then I care to admit.  It just seems whenever I’m ready to buy them, they’re out of stock!  I would have to modify them with new hooks to fit in my tunnels, but that’s an easy fix which I do often! 

I have long lusted over almost every single thing bloodmilk has ever created!  Really, I could dedicate a full covet list to just her work! Her work is gorgeous, mysterious, ominous, intriguing and hauntingly beautiful. 

This one is actually sold out :( but, I really want a collection of crystals for my new office to decorate the shelves with.  I am fascinated by the beauty of crystals.  Not to mention I am completely enamored by fortune tellers and magical items.  I also just really want to support this seller, we’ve become insta-friends  { @_theopaque_ } and her photos are truly beautiful! 

I desperately want to get organised!!  I am a very textile person and I always seem to do better when I can write things down and have everything right in front of me.  I just want to get my paws on this black kikki-k planner.  I like the larger format so it’s easier to write in and it can hold on to everything I want in one easy to modify book.  Also, I got caught up in the videos of people customizing theirs and I was left swooning! 

I have been looking for just the right wide brimmed fedora for quite a long time now.  I would say it was probably prompted by binge watching the Rachel Zoe Project a few years back.  She always looked so perfect in hers. 

I have always been a drugstore make up girl…that was until instagram came around.  Before I was blogging, my instagram feed was full of Drag Queens, tattooers, artists and indie make up brands!! I quickly fell in love with some indie brands and have been slowly trying out different products.  LASplash is next on my list.  I desperately want the Liptint mouse in Bellatrix, Ravenclaw, Sirius & Nigani { having them named after Harry Potter characters is definitely a selling point! }

Well, there you have it!  My birthday wishlist.  I know I left some items out, that I have really been wanting, but I guess I didn’t want to come off as overly greedy ;) But most of all, I’m looking forward to my party and Mister Meanie having the next week and a half off { his b-day is next Friday! }

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{ covet } the pink ladies

Are you too pure to be pink?

This shopping guide was inspired by several things all aligning with one another;

  • A hankering to re-watch Grease has grasped me lately as I’ve been seeing some pink lady lovin’ gifsets on tumblr
  • Being tasked to make a theme post with my interpretation of ‘girl gang’ with my #untamedstyle virtual girl gang
  • Seeing these kickass, cotton candy, studded leather jackets all over instagram and tumblr, and they’re making me drool.

All arrows pointed to me deciding to modernize The Pink Ladies uniform!

Now since Killstar co. only really services XL & sometimes XXL I figured I’d add in this perfect substitute from Addition Elle.  That way you can DIY it up to your own liking.  I never thought I’d want to own a baby pink moto before, but HOLY CRAP, it’s risen to one of my top most coveted pieces!! { hey, it’s my birthday coming up in less than a month, if anyone wants to treat me ;-) ..ha! yeah right }

I threw in some cute girl gang stickers by one of my favourite indie/tumblr artists, a take no guff pin to adorn your jacket or bag as well as a pocket mirror to fix your lipstick.  Some ridiculously awesome holographic platform shoes for stomping the patriarchy, some high waisted, distressed shorts, flashy cat eye shades, a couple options for bad babe tops and some crystal knuckle dusters for fending yourself when you get in hot water!

too pure to be pink // a girl gang shopping guide by margot meanie

I cannot express how BAD I want every item on this covet list! *sigh*

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Please check out what the other #untamedstyle ladies are writing about for their “girl gangs” { click their image to open post in new window }:

glitterinthedirt cid style files  vanessa sweetleigh

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{ outfit } Wednesday 

Do you have any youtube shows you obsess over?  I recently discovered Melissa Hunter and her Adult Wednesday Addams series.  OB-SESSED!

I strongly recommend checking out the videos, they’re all short, funny & morbid.  I watched them all in one sitting and then watched them all a second time around when I *made* Mister Meanie watch them. { I’ll post one at the very bottom }

Anyhoo, I went off the the Island to visit my Father-in-Law for his birthday this past weekend.  It was absolutely lovely in Nanaimo so we went for a seaside stroll.  I wore a slightly Wednesday-ish get up and couldn’t help but notice a few of the locals gawk.  { Now, I am friends with plenty of strange girls that hail for Nanaimo, so I know the locals should be used to off beat style, but I guess some of the older more traditional folk still need to get their stare on or they just haven’t learned how to gawk discreetly like Vancouvrites do. }

Canadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comCanadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comCanadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comCanadian PS style blogger ==> margotmeanie.comdress – Old Navy | blouse – f21+ | cardigan – f21+ | shoes – missguided | tights – ASOS 

I have been wanting a Wednesday dress forever, in fact a collection of varying styles of Wednesday dresses would please me greatly.  Sadly, every time I see one pop up in a shop, I either don’t have the funds to get it or it has already sold out of my size. Blerg!

One day, while cleaning out my closet, I put two items in the get ‘rid of pile’, when I realised I could layer them to create my own cute collared dress they quickly returned to the ‘keep pile’.  I am so happy I kept them!  I have now gotten multiple wears out of these two pieces which I haven’t really been worn in months.  Sometimes it pays to be ruthless with your closet and really look at all the items you have and to question their place and if one piece can serve multiple purposes.

{ somewhat related, I am planning on having a closet sale soon, I just have to photograph the mountain of clothes, which is a daunting task!  I have lots of clothing up for grabs with a few items spanning back almost 10 years, but they are classic pieces like jackets & coats, the type of things that don’t go out of style. I also have, dresses, blouses, skirts and some jeans that have either been gently or never been worn.  I plan to have it open to worldwide shipping, which will take some math and planning.  Are you interested in shopping my closet? which would be your preferred route to shop it? I was thinking of just doing up an instagram page or a creating an online shop, like on shopify, any advice or suggestions are greatly welcome! }

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{ coveting } edgy accessories

I am 100% a total day dreamer.

I find I can easily drift away into thought, meanwhile my body is left looking like it’s staring at a fly on the wall.

My day dreams are vast, entertaining and often { and surprisingly to a few } productive.  

I know it seems like day dreaming should be the opposite of productive, but I read somewhere that if you follow your mind to where it drifts then you will find where your passions lay.  And you know where my passions lay?

Fashion!

Seriously, I spend a absurd amount of time planning outfits for the  next day/blog post/event or dream outfits I wish I had or clothes I wish to design.  I think about clothing, adornments, make up & style an astoundingly, silly amount.

Which, happily leads to posts like this

Today I am sharing some edge that I wish I could get my paws on, if only I currently had a disposable income and shopping budget.  Some day, when freelance/blogging starts paying the big bucks { or any bucks actually }, I am going to have one killer closet!!

currently coveting // edgy accessories // margotmeanie.com

I think these are all excellent pieces to mix & match for some fiercely edgy looks. I could easily make three or four outfits with these pieces and maybe a loose fitting sheer black tunic and I think it would look original each time!

Now I just need to learn how to draft some patterns and make that tunic, eh?

What do you day dream about??

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back to black

With Valentines fast approaching it’s awfully hard to not want to rock a romantic outfit.

Although I don’t celebrate the day in the normal sense, that doesn’t mean I still can’t sport a lacy frock if I want to!

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I picked up this dress from f21 while I was in Las Vegas last winter.  It’s kind of a perfect date night or party dress with it’s tulle skirt and lacy bodice.  I’ve seen them bring it back twice now, once in a beautiful shade of oxblood, so I’d keep an eye out for it as you never know, it may make yet another return and I highly recommend it.

For once, the fit is dead on.  No squished boobs, no hugely gaping armholes, no waistband coming across the bust line because there is not adequate fabric to cover the ladies!  It was definitely a a glorious moment being able to try something on in store and know it was coming home with me!

margot meanie // plus size, alternative style

dress – f21+ last winter, earrings – Betsey Johnson, Hat – f21,  jacket – New Look via ASOS

So I did something tricky here and added a “strap” to my clutch by putting a beaded necklace under the flap! I thought I was being pretty clever!

You can also see, the black hair is gone.  This is a brief stop over in the land of auburn, I’ll give it a month and then I’ll be hitting the bleach bottle up again in an attempt to get it light enough to attempt grey, but I need to get all traces of red out to realise that dream first!

I’ve gone around online and found some similar styles & some personal favs of romantic little black dresses for you to shop at your own leisure, as little black dresses always come in handy, regardless of the date…

little black dresses in plus sizes // margotmeanie.com

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this weeks song title was Amy Winehouse, as you can see my black hair is gone, but not my love for black..

 

 

 

 

 

 

your favourite colour is that of red wine

monochrome & lens flare // margot meanie

There is no colour in this post, other than the lens flare {look out JJ Abrams!} so the name of this post is misleading, the words are lyrics from a song that is often playing in the back of my mind,

“your favourite colour is that of red wine, which leads me to your favourite past time”

If you scroll to the bottom, the song is ready to play.  It’s pretty mellow.

This is just a simple black and white outfit.  I’m dying to get my hands on a couple black blazers.  I really want a nice cropped one, a sturdy basic one, as well as a long line blazer, a tuxedo blazer and a long line sleeveless blazer.  But for now, my draped cardigan will have to do.

monochrome & lens flare // margot meanie

monochrome & lens flare // margot meanie

leggings – ASOS {these were the same ones a couple of posts ago}, blouse – forever 21 {similarsimilar mine is sleeveless, these both have sleeves}, vest, reitmans+ from yeeeeears ago, shoes & cardigan are thrifted

Here are a few of the blazers I’ve been lusting after

coveting black blazers // margotmeanie.com

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Are you curious of my blog title today? here’s the answer, I often title them with lyrics from songs that are stuck in my head…

before you know it you’ll be on your knees

shirt dress // margot meanie

There is something about a dress that can make it look like you put a lot of thought and effort into creating an outfit, when really, you just threw it on.

Today I am rocking one of my fav pieces to wear, the shirt dress.

This particular shirt dress is from Ross, I can’t remember if it’s from the one in downtown Seattle or downtown Portland.  I always seem to have luck in Ross, I will almost always find something and it will be dirt cheap.  I believe this dress was $13.

Whenever I’m in the states, I make an effort to find a Ross or Marshalls, as they usually have cheap plus items, though the selections in the Seattle and Portland store where significantly smaller then the massive selections and finds to that of the Ross on the Las Vegas strip {that store is CRAZY, I once bought 3 Betsey Johnson purses for $5-15 each and got two cocktail dresses, one was $11 and one was on sale for $7…is that not ridiculous?!!}

shirt dress // margot meanie

shirt dress // margot meanie

But back to this dress.  This is a shirt dress and I just love how versatile this style can be.  It makes a lovely daytime dress, can be professional looking for an office or an interview and can be jazzed up with some jewelry and some bangin shoes for a dinner out.

I usually opt to leave the top buttons undone on this, but I was feeling it all buttoned up the other day.  I also like the straps to hold the sleeves up if you choose to roll them up, but there is a nice double button detail if you choose to wear the sleeves down.

I’m also wearing my New Look Inspire waterfall jacket {from last year, here’s a similar one} which you have seen on me oodles of times now.  It’s just a perfect jacket, especially for Vancouver.  Here I am in the middle of January and this was all the jacket I needed for our weather lately.  I like that I can layer a hoodie or sweater easily underneath to warm it up and it still looks rad!

shirt dress // margot meanie

Here is a small collection of some of my favourite shirt dresses that are currently for sale in various online shops:

favourite shirt dresses // margotmeanie.com

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Are you curious of my blog title today? here’s the answer, I often title them with lyrics from songs that are stuck in my head…