Monday, April 11, 2016
______One of the worst feelings in the world is when you wake up in the middle of the night after an feverish, sweat-inducing dream of being hunted down by demon skeleton beasts and realize how 1) man, that was freaky and 2) man, you've gotta toodle-loo to the loo, but if you get up from your fortress of blankets and pillows, you'll probably be devoured by a monster.
______We're talking ginormous monster with claws curved like fishhooks, and fur that's teeming with roaches and larvae. Eyes glowing hot red. A scaly tail tipped with a spiked ball. Ramen noodles for hair, which might sound pretty decent and tasty, but get this: ramen noodles WITHOUT THE FLAVOR PACKET.
______*cue scary organ pipe music*
______Totally terrifying and realistic monster here.
______In a rational world where the light splashes in to every crevice in the world around you, revealing all the evils that could be but are not, monsters are the last thing on your mind. But as you know, when the moon is resting at the pinnacle of the sky in a sea of speckled silk, rational thinking is the last thing that's first on your mind, no matter how logical you are.
______And you know it's silly to think that death awaits you the second your foot slips from beneath the comforter to meet the crisp air beyond the safety of cozyblanketland. Even when your room is quiet except for the low drone of your fan and the occasional familiar squeak from the AC turning on and off. The streetlamp from outside is painting stripes of light on your ceiling at an angle you've discerned means it's around three in the morning. However, since it's dark... there are definitely horrible monsters. All over. Everywhere. Tiny ones that stretch from tight spots until they're in their final form and eat you whole.
______But somehow you are brave, and somehow you garner the courage to go to the bathroom. And that is when you are a hero, a brave solider, one deserving of a medal or at least a late-night snake of cookies and milk... and a whole pound cake... and some gummy worms, and a diet soda for health.
______....At least until you have to jump back on top of your covers so nothing from underneath your bed snatches you with its stretchy monster limbs.
______Discuss: monsters and the middle of the night.
Blazer: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Dress: Charlotte Russe (similar)
Heels: ASOS (exact)
Tassel necklace: Charming Charlie
Earrings: handmade by Ron Midkiff
Ampersand ring: c/o BornPretty
Lips: Revlon Colorburst