Well, I never heard it before, but it sounds uncommon nonsense.

-The Mock Turtle

Thursday, October 14, 2010

3 Looks Inspired by the White Rabbit

I am now 18! Yay! It feels good being an adult, hahaha. Anyways, on to today's post:

Don't Be Late!:
This is a simple, streamlined way to wear the White Rabbit's look to work. Nothing fussy, nothing to get in the way, and the clothes are very easy to move around in. The muted color palette is great when working in more conservative environments. It lets you get away with a lot more when it comes to accessories, like that White Rabbit cameo ring.

White Rabbit Weekend Wear:

This look is great for lazy days off because you can do anything in it. Layers in a muted color palette, again, let you do what you want when it comes to accessories. And reusing an item for different occasions is a great way to have tons of different looks for not a lot of money.

Down the rabbit hole:
The White Rabbit is a great character to take your formal wear inspiration from. This look can be worn any season. The pink flowers work great for spring and summer, and the black lace and white trench take it into the fall and winter months. Rabbit accessories are great for channeling the White Rabbit's look too, of course.

White Rabbit Look For Guys:

This look can be worn for a semi-formal event, for work, or for just a casual get-together. Elegant accessories dress up the basic pieces, but nothing is too formal for average days. And yes, the undies are important.

My next post will be the Caterpillar. ^_^

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mad Hatter's Look Done 3 Ways

The Mad Hatter is an incredibly eclectic, eccentric, completely bonkers character from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. His style is half of his insanity. To wear this look, you need lots of bright, crazy colors, but in order to keep it wearable, tone the look down with only one pattern, instead of mixing many different ones like the Mad Hatter does.

Mad Hatter's Work Wear:

If you work in an office setting, especially one like mine that frowns upon anything that has to do with skeletons, bats, or Halloween, everything you wear has to pass your screening test. This look is eclectic and out there, but still work appropriate because of the coordinating colors and the simple, adorable accessories. The Mad Hatter, if he had a dress code, would definitely wear those quirky, and just a little bit snarky, 'What?' and 'Why?' pins on his coat.

Mad Hatter's Day Off:

It's your day off? Then go all out! These colors are vivid and intense, but they blend beautifully because the color scheme is mainly monochromatic. You still want to maintain a wearable street style, because walking around in a costume is not that cool.

Mad Hatter's Formal Wear:

Dressing for formal events can be tricking. You don't want to sacrifice your personal style, but these events aren't the place to be going crazy with hats and jewelry and crazy patterns. You want to have an eclectic look without to much craziness. This outfit is definitely that. This outfit is definitely unusual and unique, but appropriate for any social gathering you might have.

Hatter, for Guys:

If you love the Mad Hatter's look and want to have that kind of style, go with Andrew Lee Potts' Hatter's version. His style is rugged and handsome, and very wearable for any guy. The natural, woodsy color scheme is more attractive for a guy than bright, crazy colors, and it's easier to mix prints and patterns with a natural color scheme.

Tomorrow's my birthday! So when you read my next post Thursday, (this time it will be the White Rabbit) I'll be 18!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

3 Ways to Wear Alice's Look

Alice was a fun, adventurous young girl with an adorably ladylike style. Channeling her style today, especially with the 'vintage' trend being so popular, is not hard at all. I've complied 3 looks I think a modern Alice would wear for work, play, and formal events.

Alice at Work:
The sweet details of the blouse and skirt work together to make the shoes and bag more feminine. And of course the necklace is decorated with delicate roses, because Alice would much rather be running in a garden all day then sitting at her desk filing papers.

Playful Alice:
Alice in the movies wore a dress in Wonderland, but I think she would've preferred to wear skinny jeans. Skinny jeans wouldn't get in the way when climbing down rabbit holes or playing croquet with an angry queen. The cameo necklace has a romantic feel to it, to emphasis the ruffle top, and those flats are so adorable! Chic without trying to hard.

Alice's Spring Formals
Alice would wear something sweet to her formal events, something flirty without sacrificing comfort or modesty. This skirt and blouse ensemble does exactly that. The accessories continue the girlishness but don't overwhelm the outfit with too many frills or ruffles, because the heels have enough masculinity to keep everything toned down.

Alex in Wonderland:
What if Alice's brother Alex had been the one to fall into that rabbit hole? Here's how to channel Alice's look as a guy. The black and white converse continue the black and white shoe theme, and the scribbles give it a child-like playfulness. The gray skinny jeans are good, basic bottoms that as just as neutral as black, but look nicer with the light blues. The gold watch is important for keeping up with the rabbit, and the rabbit/skull necklace? Very cool.

Hope you enjoyed it, next post will be on how to channel the Mad Hatter's crazy style!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My time 'off' and what it showed me.

I've taken quite a break from this blog. I wanted to find a direction, a point, for it to have that I loved and felt comfortable blogging about on a regular bases. I've gotten way to busy to create a D.I.Y. blog, since I know work 3 jobs and have a dog and a cat to take care of, along with spending time with the Monsieur, the Dummy, and Cookies. So after much pondering, and much web surfing for Alice in Wonderland inspired fashion, I've decided that the choice was pretty obvious.
I love love love love LOVE Alice in Wonderland. Unfortunately the internet world only spent time on it when Tim Burton's film was about to be released. That's.....not enough for me. I've always loved the novel and been incredibly inspired by it and having only a couple months of Alice in Wonderland bliss doesn't work for me. So now, Bel Amour will become an Alice in Wonderland fashion inspiration blog! And I don't have to change the name or design of my blog either. Yay!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


This blog, though very fun, has honestly no direction. And I'd love to be writing a blog that actually has a point to it. So I've been thinking, about things I really like and things I know how to do well. And I've thought of a couple things: I love thrift store shopping. I love DIYing. I love customizing clothes that I bought super cheap and making them my own beautiful creations. So I can blog about it!
What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


It's been forever since my last post. (Actually it's been 2 months and 9 days but who's counting :])
What have I been doing with all my time? Opening up my Etsy shop, coming up with a direction for my jewelry business, growing artistically, graduating from high school, stuff like that. And I must say I freakin miss blogging! Blogging, Polyvore, and all my 'extras' have been put on hold for long enough I think.
Anyways, what's on for tonight is:
-'What's Eating Gilbert Grape?'
-Customizing a dress with a bunch of random crap.
-Possibly making a t-shirt dress?
-Showering, which is only slightly nice because I really hate wet hair. (Honestly, only Brazilians look good with wet hair. The rest of us just look soggy and a little greasy. Unless you're The Monsieur, in which case you can look anyway at all and still be devastatingly handsome. Plus wet hair gets my pajamas all wet.)
-Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream *I hope I hope I hope!*

Oh, and I just bought a subscription to Teen Vogue magazine. It was $5 for a year subscription which I figured was a pretty good deal. I've been wanting to see if that magazine is any good, guess I'll get my chance in 6 to 8 weeks.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sparkly Spiders and Skulls

This bracelet is so sparkly! ^_^ It has 2 skull charms on each side and 1 spider charm right in the middle, and each charm measures at 2mm. The bracelet itself is close to 8 inches, so it should hang loosely on your wrist, but not fall off. The beads are made from cracked glass (it's cracked on the inside) so this bracelet sparkles even if you aren't in the sun. It's such a beautiful piece, and you can get it now on Etsy!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Alien Space Invader Bracelet by TheFlyingSkeleton on Etsy

Alien Space Invader Bracelet by TheFlyingSkeleton on Etsy

Just listed this item in my Etsy shop, it's made from glass beads. I love how it reminds me of aliens! It's perfect for the spring time, because of the pastels, but still quirky and fun so you don't lose your style. ^_^

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I got my Etsy shop opened this week! Finally! I've been making jewelry since March of '09 so I'm coming up on my one-year anniversary, and what a great way to celebrate. I'm so excited. ^_^ I don't have any sales so far [:(] but I think the more exposure I get the better sales will get.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mr. McQueen is dead.

I just heard the news. I don't know how to take it. He was the best. None compare to him. R.I.P. :(

Friday, January 29, 2010


Soooo this week has been rather busy for me. I now am the proud owner of a beautiful gray and black striped cat named C.C. (short for Cheshire Cat). She's the sweetest thing. ^_^ I could gab all day about her but she's not really the reason I'm posting this, although I will mention that she's going in for surgery on the 8th, so prayers are nice. :)
Anyway, I just got this adorable fox ring on ebay that I'm soooooo excited about. It's the first thing I've ever gotten on ebay, but I'm pretty impressed with the selection of jewelry this seller has to offer. I don't make rings, brooches, or bangles, so finding amazing animal jewelry for pretty cheap is wonderful. You should definitely check this shop out, you never know what you'll find and suddenly realize you need. Link to the shop here, kthxbai! :)
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Monday, January 25, 2010

So today was eventful.

Blek. Today was.....crazy. Got stuff for The Flying Skeleton, the ArtFire and Etsy shops will be open soon. Pretty emotionally drained due to that beautiful gray cat. She spent the night in the garage. She left this morning. After giving me time to fall in love... Yes, very very very emotionally draining. But the Monsieur made today wonderful anyway. ^_^
2nd outfit post of all time, with my amazing dog Mitzi, kthxbai:

Blazer: thrifted, Dress: Garden Ridge, Corset: Charlotte Russe, Leggings: had forever, Shoes: Payless, Scarf: thrifted, Necklace: DIY

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Post from the Past

Sunday's schedule: church, taking down Christmas decorations, shopping at grocery store for cheese and salsa, eating said cheese and salsa with chips, the amazing movie Sherlock Holmes, more cheese and salsa, literal version videos by DustoMcneato, saying goodbye to The Dummy and The Monsieur, entertaining a beautiful gray cat who joined me in the driveway, showering, bedtime and dreams of little kittehs.

Btw, first outfit post evar:

Blazer: Thrifted, Dress: Vintage, Leggings: Had since forever, Heels: GoJane.com, Earrings: Gift, Bangles: Heart cuff; semi-gift, Gold bangle; family heirloom, Buckle cuff; DIY, Ring: Gift from the Monsieur.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Don't you have anything you need to be doing right now?

Stuff I want to do:
-Make a multi-strand 3-Cross necklace with globs of chain hanging everywhere.
-Turn my hooded sweater into a poncho.

-Have some delicious coffee in a white mug sprinkled with cinnamon.
-Sew sequins onto something.

Stuff I need to do:
-Study for permit test. Mhmmm.
-Keep editing all those jewelry photos my Monsieur took for me.
-Create a collection of fonts, yessir.
-Contemplate non-curricular jewelry classes and other artistic endeavors.
-Think about getting a job at the bank? Maybe? Not sure, actually.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Ahhhhh I want that octopus!!! And I love their outfits at the end. Funeral attire has always fascinated me. :)
Click on the picture to buy a pair!
My Monsieur bought me these!!! They arrived in the mail yesterday, I love them so much!! I'll have to post a picture wearing them [that's not me in the picture, but don't worry, the earrings I got had never been worn.] I love them so much. Gaaaah I can't get over how awesome they are! They're so much prettier in real life. I totally suggest getting something from this seller, they're made by hand, so unique, and so cute! ^_^

Saturday, January 2, 2010

My style 'resolutions.'

1. Don't rely on black. This will be a very hard resolution to keep. I rely on black as the foundation for almost every outfit I wear. Black is lovely and I love wearing it, but wearing it all the time can get boring. I start getting into safe zones and not stretching my creativity. I hate that.
My Jewel
My Jewel by Odotta featuring Lipsy

2. Add animals! I love love love love love animals. I love octopuses, I love insects. Regardless of what's 'in' at the moment, I can use my accessories to show the world how in love I am with wildlife and strange beasts. ^_^

3. Accessorize more. Like previously mentioned, my accessories can take me a long way. I can ear the same thing twice and make it look completely different. It's all in the accessories. And I must admit, sometimes I forget the power of a good bracelet or smashing earrings and just throw on clothes, shoes, and grab my purse and go. This is a big no no for 2010. I want to use my accessories to their fullest extent this year. I want to get the biggest bang for my buck.

4. Only buy what I need. This one will be painful. If I don't need it, I don't need to buy it. I'm moving into the adult world, and there are quite a few things God has in store for me this year. I'll be doing a lot of growing up and getting ready to handle some very grown up things. And buying crap I don't need that I'm never going to wear.... it's just not a good idea. If I don't need it and if it's not going to stretch itself and work with everything in my wardrobe, I don't need to buy it. This means list making, stretching my wardrobe, and learning how to wear things a million different ways.
5. Have fun! Don't fall into safe zones or wear the same things over and over again. Take chances, make mistakes, try trends, have fun.