Halloween is here. As soon as the clock struck 12am on October 1st I was bringing out all of my Halloween decorations and the rest of my rokku gyaru wardrobe. Not that I had much of a chance to channel dark witchy vibes - it's been so cold lately that I've been wearing chunky sweaters that had hidden any hint of witchy goodness.
The past couple of weeks have been heaven for me; all of the UK brands were bringing out their Halloween collections as well as the local supermarkets. A friend had asked if I was shopping for Halloween when they peeked at my screen but I secretly admitted that it was more for everyday wear. Another friend gave me these awesome pair of bat tights, and that together with my bat headband and vampire top I became the crazy bat lady.
I am so glad that I didn't throw out any of my rokku clothes in the end because October definitely brings out my dark side. I blame it on Halloween. It's my favourite season of the year (joint with Christmas) and I can't wait to get dressed up for it! I have so many ideas... Have you got any plans on what you're going to wear this year? I'm tempted to buy a lot of Halloween stuff when it all goes on sale for my rokku wardrobe... Sure, some of the stuff isn't technically "rokku", but whatever.
I'm starting to become more comfortable with myself after numerous Lush baths and walks through the countryside. I have been struggling to find balance a lot this past year - I have work, my art on the side as well as my blog, and trying to juggle all that whilst maintaining a social life is an absolute nightmare. The main cause of my stress? The yearning for perfection. I want to do better in all aspects of life and believed that my current state wasn't good enough. I was racing against time to try and achieve everything and more and was becoming burnt out.
My other half always tells me that I'm way too hard on myself and he's right, but I just can't get out of this mindset. I am a lot better now though, which is amazing! I'll do my best to do my best without being ill and stressed out. I know that I probably won't be able to do everything at once, so I'm taking baby steps!
If you have any tips for me, then please let me know in the comments below! Now let's go out and get spooky!