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Photo Roundup :: 03.27.13

by Samantha ~ March 27th, 2013

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It was almost spring, and then it wasn’t. New Orleans has been unseasonably cold, and I am OVER IT. About a week or so ago, it was suddenly beautiful and warm, and the Japanese magnolias erupted into bloom all over town, filling the trees with huge pink and white blossoms. Fingers crossed we get back to that soon, eh?

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As we all expected, sooner rather than later, I’ve entirely given up on the 365 project. It became so incredibly boring! How many different shots can one really take of themselves before getting sick of the sight of your own face? I honestly admire anyone that can complete that project, or even make it through a full season. I am still reading my card every morning, though, so there’s one thing I’m sticking to!

Anyone else already give up on a goal for the year?

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1. New BloodMilk. Honestly, the hardest part about acquiring new pieces from her is deciding which to purchase next. Right now I’ve got my eye on the matching As Above, So Below earrings, and Persephone’s Jewel, but I can’t decide which color to go with.
2. I visited the Audobon Insectarium last week, and it was amazing!! I did not pet the Madagascar Mega Roach, and I used my five year old niece as an excuse not to. Best aunt ever?
3. My two headed little friend that Nixon made me for Valentine’s Day a few years back.
4. The After-Life pillow by Liza Corbett (next to the super Buffy book). If you’re not familiar with her art, you should totally check her out.
5. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, somewhere near the supposed tomb of Marie Laveau. I have a roll of film (still) waiting for me to find somewhere to process it from a visit to her grave early last fall.
6. Drive by, out my car window, while waiting for a traffic light, somewhere Uptown, New Orleans.

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ModCloth’s Herbs to Taste Dress

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The Truth is Out There, & I’ve Got No Time to Post About It

by Samantha ~ March 17th, 2013

This past week has been beyond bonkers for me, so I haven’t had any time for internetting! To make up for it, here’s a video I found of UFO sightings from NASA astronauts & Russian Cosmonauts. Watch it on mute, unless you’re into video game raver porno music.

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Thread Bared 005

by Samantha ~ March 9th, 2013

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Have you ever bought a piece of clothing that once you put it on, you realize you don’t want to ever wear anything else ever again? That’s pretty much how I feel about this shirt that I found on Etsy. Not only is it soft and silky feeling, but it has giant bat-wing business going on under the sleeves, which instantly makes you feel like you are a superhero.

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Oversized Raglan Top by lamixx
Two of Swords Earrings & Mini-Planchette Oracle Ring by BloodMilk
Haute Macabre Inverted Cross Lariat by RockLove
Erosion Armor Ring by Adelina Mictlan

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There were pants involved in this outfit, but they were just plain black jeans and there was nothing tremendously special about them. Also, I still feel incredibly silly taking photos like this, so they will probably forever be set in my living room, where the rest of the world cannot see me wiggling my arm out in front of me in an effort to focus the camera while it’s on self-timer.

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Yes, I did take a number of photos for this with my arms extended in a Superman flying pose, which were too ridiculous, even for me.
Yes, I’ve already bought a second shirt in black.
Yes, I still think that I am missing some crucial element to make outfit posts not boring as they usual are.

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External Influences v.7

by Samantha ~ March 6th, 2013

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I meant to do a proper post tonight, with fancy photos and the like, but I’ve decided that it’s finally time to start watching Battlestar Galactica again (seriously, so I can finally shut up about starting to watch it again). Instead, here’s all the weird shit I’ve found on the internet over the past few weeks!

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An Exercise in Vanity :: February

by Samantha ~ March 1st, 2013

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Last month, I asked if a blog’s popularity came from the author posting photographs of herself frequently. The majority of your answers said that it did not, and that made me appreciate my readers even more than I did before. It’s very interesting to me that seeing photos of the author makes the reader feel more connected, as I’m always interested in my audience and their perspective and opinions of the site. Based off of that notion, I’m going to put a conscious effort in here to include more photographs of myself, but bare with me while I am still overcoming my awkward phase.

As you can see, I’m still barreling through with my 365 Photo a Day project. I only missed one day this month, although I will admit that the project is a maybe just a little bit boring. I’ve been trying to keep it interesting by shooting things other than the run of the mill “here’s my face, today, again, yup, it still looks like this”, so if you have any suggestions on keeping it fun, leave a comment and let me know!

You can follow the photos daily on my Instagram, Facebook, or on Flickr!

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My cards this month have been pretty spot on. I pulled the Eight of Wands just as I was working on this post on Haute Macabre, and the Wheel of Fortune on the first day of Mercury in Retrograde. The more familiar I’m becoming with the Tarot, the more accurate my readings have been. March’s card from my Year Ahead reading on New Year’s was Temperance, so I’m looking forward to seeing how that applies in the coming weeks.

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My Ovate hoodie makes me feel like I’m in a tough witch gang. Every time I wear it, I feel like I can cast spells.

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Since my faithful Frye boots are in the midst of their death rattle, I treated myself to some new shoes. I treated myself to all the shoes I wanted, because sometimes, you just have to splurge a little.

Seychells Tooth & Nail Boot ::  Jeffrey Campbell Dulles Oxford
Seychelles I Got Mine Boot :: Jeffrey Campbell Ibiza (ebay score!)

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Here’s a secret :: I’m most likely not wearing makeup if my eyes are out of frame or I’m covering them. If it’s not that, it means that I have a super headache and I’m hiding from the light, which is how I’ve spent most of the past week.

More photos after the jump!

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