Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A Post In Which I am Very Grouchy, You're Warned

 I've never layered a top on this dress and it's awesome.  I'm trying to play around more and try new things and while this isn't a wild look, it was cool to try something different. This scarf has been an unexpected fun piece for winter.  I normally wouldn't choose something like this - does it even come in black? - but I love the bright colors and the length. 

 Some vague Yennefer vibes from The Witcher - her outfits in the show had lots of sharp lines and lovely, dramatic fabrics and I was trying to channel that.
 Staying at home with the kids. My work has died with no pay which is pretty stressful but I'm lucky my husband's work is still going. Regal Theaters fired everyone they employed in our town, as well as nation wide, with no pay and notice.  Total fuckers. I don't care they're the only movie theater for 350 miles, if they don't make it right I'll never see a movie there again - I can live without movies but people can't live without money for rent and food, especially as they employed at the theater level people who can't afford to miss a paycheck or their health benefits. Again, THOSE FUCKERS.   I wish I was all cherry and perky but I'm so freaking pissed at so many companies right now, Marriott hotels has put their employees on a zero hour schedule so they can't even file for unemployment. As for unemployment, so many people are filing now that websites are crashing and no one can get through.  Companies who've put out huge proclamations of how "they're going to treat their employees well and pay them for scheduled shifts during the closures" now have actual employees coming out stating that all of their schedules have been slashed to 4 hrs a week, the night before this went into affect. I feel like we're going to drown and there's no help.
If you can, please be a voice.  Call or email your state representatives, your city officials, these companies and blast them for not taking care of the more vulnerable of our population.   Eat the Rich. (although, maybe they taste great. I'd read the cookbook. This is angry humor, don't take me serious.)

 Yeah, this outfit was the mood above. I'm not a super pleasant person right now and I'm sorry. I'm just really upset about the huge gap between the haves and the have nots of the world and how little people care about those who are struggling.  I'm sure all of my state officials know me as that angry-bitch-who-won't-stop-writing-emails-and-calling. (They knew me as that before all of this, I'm pretty vocal because realistically, that's the only power I have to enact any kind of change.)  Anyways, this is my super grumpy post and unless things really go down the pooper, I'll not talk a bunch about this again because I know we're all stressed out and we all have stuff in our lives and everyone doesn't want to have this in their face.   I'm not a big blogger and I don't have a platform but I want to at least say something and I don't have to worry about pissing off any sponsors so I get to be as bitchy as I want to companies.

On a good side, I am so proud of the Fairbanks school district.  We have a very diverse student population with at lot of at need children and the school district is doing everything they can to make sure students don't go hungry and teachers and administrators are working hard to adapt to every students need. Internet isn't great up here and it's very expensive with limited ranges so many don't have access to internet, ourselves included. This makes online teaching very difficult so many teachers are creating packets for students to pick up outside f the schools with everyone trying to be as safe as possible.  If you are on reduced or free lunches in the Fairbanks area, they are still providing those so students don't go hunger, especially with the mass lay offs that are happening - please call your school or the district building in Fairbanks!

ok - trying to b a fashion blogger now that I've made everyone mad.
For the above outfit, I played around with my belts and harness to created a fake corset harness thing and with all of the drapes, I really like this.  With companies really showing their garbage side to their workers, I'm going to just continue buying second hand although all of my spare income right now is going towards supporting our local food bank which is stretched to the limit right now.  I've been hungry and in that position and it's a horrible spot and my heart hurts so much for them.

Meh, it's not the best look.  I haven't worn these pants a ton so I'm working on styling them now - it usually takes me a while to figure out how to style things.  I've liked these cropped harem pants the most with longer layers so I think I'll do that next - the shorter layers don't quite balance it enough to my eye. Or maybe I've gone full inter potato and can't go back. Summer's going to be rough.

I've been playing around with makeup more and tried out a yellow eye shadow as blush - it's a big trend in the e-girl and Japanese makeup worlds and while it's hard to see here, I really like how it looks in real life. (But I love blush, lol.)  I also tried a more dramatic eye shadow line on the bottom of my eyes instead of the top and it's kind of cool.

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