Friday, August 9, 2013

The Gothy Blog Challenge Day 9: 5 Keywords That Describe My Goth Style

No. 1: Colorful
I've talked about my requirements for my wardrobe in this previous post from 2012.  While I love black on black, it's too boring for my personal tastes, and I really love me a black ensemble with a dash of rainbow (no, that wasn't a Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony reference - I'm lookin' at you, ol' buddy ol' pal).

My rainbow skeleton shirt?
A purchase from Plato's Closet (a thrift store in the USA).

No. 2: Fun
I dig an outfit that looks like fun and that I can have fun in (not just that type of fun, my raunchy readers) - which boils down to a skirt that I can run in/kick someone in if necessary . . . and this is what happens when you've been a martial artist for 17 years.

Ya'll can ask my life partner (LP) - he'll confirm that on several accounts I will have wanted something, but than said, "Oh, I can't fight in this," and then will put it back on the shelf! xD

Sorry she's blurry - she was taken by a friendly shop owner in
Mackinaw while she was admiring my outfit.  Read about it here.

No. 3: Perky
Some of you know me in real life while others have yet to have the pleasure (tee hee!); but for those it doesn't come across to: I'm pretty damn perky.  Happy.  Cheerful.  A go-getter.  Occasionally obnoxiously so.

And that's all part of Kelsey - it's my personality, Lovelies.  And it's a part I definitely don't mind playing out in my clothing.

This is what I wore to my first day of college, and to Auto Shop 101.
When we were rebuilding car engines, I wore fishnets, motorcycle boots, and wrist cuffs -
you gotta' go in style and with convictions, mon amies. C;

No. 4: Aggressive/Tough
When someone meets me for the first time, they often fall into one of two categories:
"God, she's nice! She'd never hurt a fly!" and "Shit, she's tough!  Fuck, I'm intimidated."

I'm not kidding.  The former doesn't believe that my personal penchant is fighting while the latter wouldn't believe it if someone from the first group were to tell them what a Sweetie I can be (with a capital S C;).

Plus, that's also been my thing, my defense, my preference - I want to be a bad/hard/tough ass, and I'm damn happy okay to look like it - I love it!

I loved this picture of me - I don't typically take "tough" photos.
I laugh too much.
It's not a flaw.

No. 5: Unafraid
Lovelies, when you go outside dressed unconventionally with the intent of pleasing yourself and not giving a damn what anyone else thinks, ya' gotta' clear your fears or you'll be a target with no limit.

I learned that early on.  Be yourself, be happy, be confident!

"I'm sorry, I can't hear your criticism over the fact that I FEEL & LOOK FUCKING AMAZING."

So, I'm back, Babes! 
I missed you all!
What have you guys been up to this summer?  Comment and talk to me, babes! ;D

Kelsey E. Benedict


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Lovely! xD
      I love rocking it with a pink plaid skirt normally and a collar. x3

  2. I hope you don't mind the question, but I am always fascinated by people who take a traditional aesthetic like goth and incorporate elements that seem antithetic to the principles: like colorful and perky. How do you balance keeping those elements while still staying in the boundaries of what is considered goth?

    1. Not at all, Darlin', bring it on!

      By being pretty darn picky about what I wear, hee hee!
      While I'll never exclude something from my wardrobe just because it's colorful, I will think really hard about if I'll actually wear it and if it will fit in my considered aesthetic.

      In my eyes, the outfit should be 60% black, 40% color. I use color a lot in my accessories or as decoration - like the skeleton shirt in picture 1. I really liked that it was rainbow (I'm obsessed), but also that it was a small highlight that wakes up the black.
      As a side bonus, when I have pops of color, that fact that my blacks don't always match is a lot less obvious! ^^;

    2. You know, with time to reflect, this is a great question that I will be making a post for later!

  3. you look awesome with short hair btw


Hey Lovely, thanks for your contribution to the conversation. :D♥

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