Monday, April 11, 2016

Dustyland Fairytale

______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


Jelena Dimić said...

I absolutely adore the laser cut on the lower edge of the dress, it gives it an absolutely adorable girly note. Pink is so your color in that rose quartz shade, wear it more often. :*

Frannie Pantz said...

I get really emotionally invested in my dreams. Like if I have a really crazy dreams (which happens nearly every night) and I wake up in the middle of the night, you can bet your bottom dollar I will be up for a minimum of one hour analyzing that dream--what went wrong, why would I dream that, how could I do that in my dream, etc. It really is a problem. And as for monsters, my grandmother was physically abused as a child and she used to tell me that when she was scared, she would go to the closet, hold out her hand and the angels would come and squeeze it to let her know that they were there for her. She told me this out of comfort, but it scarred me for life and ever since that moment, I do not sleep with any appendage outside of my bed, pillow, blanket, etc. Thanks Grandma.

PS LOVING the pastels happening here!

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Abigail Castro said...

How freaking gorgeous is this dress? And the tassel necklace - lovely!

Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

jess said...

I love the laser cut hem of the dress. It's such a great detail.

Jasmina Dimitri said...

Love it all! Rose quartz is so pretty color and to you suit it so well! x.

The Fashion Spell

Midwest Muse said...

This outfit is so soft and dreamy for such a nightmareish tale! haha. But seriously this color is great on you.

Tara | The Mix said...

Cute dress, I love the bottom of it!

LyddieGal said...

This dress is a delight! Blush and scallops and everything that I adore.
As to the monsters, I know there can't be any under my bed because there is too much other crap (shoe boxes) under there.
Chic on the Cheap

Laura Jones said...

i'm abnormal and have never had nightmares/scary dreams, haha! but anyway, this is a beautiful outfit, i love the detailing of the dress! also, your style of writing is always a delight to read:-) xx