Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hot Topic & Spencers Making Comebacks

Hello my beloved readers,

my screenshot of Hot Topic's online band categories
I know, I know. Where have I been? Well, I have been thinking a lot about whether to keep this blog or not since the beginning of this year. I realized that a lot has happened in my life that has limited my time in blogging. But I've decided I still love clothes and I will continue posting.

On that note, I recently found love again for stores like Spencers and Hot Topic. They have changed a lot throughout the past 10 years and have kept some of the original favorites.

Hot Topic now sells Too Fast clothing which is a store that used to be underground and now
through its popularity is being sold in stores like Hot Topic.

Hot Topic's Other Selections
Hot Topic continues not only in selling clothes that used to be underground but also selling band T-shirts. If you click on their website, you will find that they have categorized their band tees to meet the wants of customers who listen to different types of music. They also now have accessories of different shows that have grown in popularity such as Adventure Time, Doctor Who, and Regular Show. It is no longer just about the urban scene but also the nerdy hipster scene (if you can call it that).

Even Spencers now has cool and low-cost accessories as I once saw them selling back in 2005. They removed their customer points program and instead now have a piercing punch card program in which you receive a card that has about 12 circles. Every piercing purchase you get from Spencers, you get a hole punched on the card. Once all 12 circles are punched, you get 20% off your next purchase. Which in my opinion is not bad when the highest regular price on gauges that I have seen in a Spencers store is $19.99.

Honestly, such stores like Hot Topic (i.e Pac Sun, Journeys) continue to be expensive to me because of how frugal I am with my clothing and piercing accessories. Why spend 50 bucks on a shirt when I can spend half of that on material to make my own rockabilly dress.

However, it is good to know that such stores have brought back clothes and accessories that us, in the alternative dressing group, have cherished back in the 2000's. Hopefully it will remain that way.

Til Next blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Monday, December 30, 2013

Blast from the Past.....*Popping Sound*

*random chute pops and Miss Bobo slides out. Miss Bobo stumbles and looks as a blaring light approaches and brightens her face. Miss Bobo shields her eyes and opens her mouth. CRASH*

*Miss Bobo pops out of the word "CRASH"*

red lights at ABC No Rio's bathroom (NYC)
pic taken by me
So I guess I am just in for the new years already. I am back *detaches Van Winkle beard*. Seriously folks, thanks for still following. I appreciate the dedication. A lot of things have happened (as usual). Currently working on getting my goodreads reading challenge of 25 books done before the new gigantic baby comes and plunges vomits of doom. (ok ok, I know disgusting image).

Anywho, I have been following up with my other blog: Book Geek Week and have posted some book reviews. On the sidebar there are book trailers for you and any book lover's musing.

As for Rockinglicious news, I changed up on style lately. Don't get me wrong, I still love those alternative dressers out there (goths, punk rockers, emo, scene, skaters,  general rockers, etc). However, I have realized that in the end I want to create my own style just for me.

I want to go outside and express myself. That means Monday I might be corporate goth, Monday evening I might be psychobilly chick on a date; Tuesday I am geeky girl with a fedora hat and suspenders, Wednesday-quirky sunflower hippy; so and so forth.

Always remember, be you. Don't be afraid to wear a pin that says "Loud as my music" or wear a kilt or wear vans from payless. Whatever it is: rock you and make sure your number#1 fan (your mirror) digs it, loves it, and absolutely eats it with joy.
Afropunk '13 (picture taken from examiner.com)

Looking forward to sharing Rockinglicious 4th year with you. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Miss Bobo

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Oh Madame So Has a Video!

Remember my post back in January about this awesome artist by the name Madame So?

Well...a Youtube video was released with one of her songs on her album "Sell-by Date". Check.it.Out

And if you dig her music, please show some support by voting for her here. You do have to register with an email but you'll be able to vote for her multiple times (show that fandom *jazz hands*).

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo!

It's Been A Long Time

*walks out of cave* I see the light. Oh how marvelous! *looks at everyone and jumps* GYAAAAAAA!

You're still here. Hello. Hello.Hello.Hello.
my sorryness
 (meme found on www.troll.me)

Oh how I have missed you. May I hug you? *hesitates*

It's been such a long time! I took an unexpected MIA status (it wasn't even vacation..yep that serious!) from blogger. There have been times on occasion that I had a great somethings to tell you; give to the world and I couldn't do it because I was lost in all the papers I did not want to do.

EXCUSES! EXCUSES! I know. I sadly know T.T

But I am back and this is just a post of sorryness with all that I can muster.

Onwards comes the epicness of all that I can ever give.

Thank you for holding on to this blog with all your might. I still love you!

Now onto better things

Here is some cake:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Apologies. But here is a List of Awesome Finds

Heyyy. Sorry for the current MIA status. I got compromised in homework and more work. ("never begging for a paycheck"). 

picture courtesy of http://marksinthemargin.blogspot.com
I will be posting blog posts at random times until the summer. School is almost over so I have some pockets in time in which I will be posting some stuff. 

FYI: if you like being in the know about what is going on outside the world, check out Democracy Now. You can get their app through google play or check out their website: democracynow.org. Never hurts to be informed.

In other news: I have been finding awesome stores online and getting some cool deals off of Etsy. The list goes as follows:

picture courtesy of lttlshopofhorrors 
1. LttleShopofHorrors: With the motto "accessories for the alternative chick"; this store holds a variation of punk, psychobilly, and horror themed accessories for females who like to rock it. I bought the zombie bait necklace and got this hair pin with it. I wore it to work and got a nice compliment. 

2. FunDotDot: A bracelet store based in Illinois, Chicago this store houses leather bracelets in different styles. Some involve a play in graphics and others are just colorful. I actually bought one with studs that had simple graphics on it. If you love leather bracelets, you will dig this store. Plus, they are sold at affordable prices. Durable+affordable= worth it. FYI: boys, you can also check out this store for your own accessory tastes. 

3. ModifyU: I have a thing for creative gauges. If you stretch out your ears to whatever size it is, I think you should accessorize them in style. And this one sells just the right ones.  I haven't bought from here yet, but I am planning to what with affordable prices and crazy colors and all. This store's guages are all made in polymer clay and they even have a few fake guages. The only con is that the store doesn't take custom listings.

picture courtesy of homestudio 
4. HomeStudio: I don't know if you have noticed but lately there has been a trend of scrabble tile pendants. Just plain creative and there are so many stores out there in cyberspace doing these necklaces. I am not aware how this trend came about but I do recommend checking this one. The images on their scrabble tile necklaces are cute, fun, and sometimes even funny. They do receive custom sales so don't knock it until you try it. 

5. WillsTshirts: Love old shows such as Xena the Warrior Princess, Roswell, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Well  if you do: you will love this store. "Will Sandy" the Etsy owner of this Etsy shop sells shirts with images of the aforementioned shows along with keychains and tote bags. 

Again, my apologies for being MIA but I do hope you find these finds cool enough to invest or at least spread the word. 

Thanks for sticking with Rockinglicious!

Miss Bobo

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Random Finds: Etsy Finds#3

Hey and a ding-bang-boo!

Just recently I found this awesome store on Etsy that was just too rock-ing-li-cious. I have to share. (excuse my girly-ness).

I always loved the idea of putting buttons of things you liked (i.e bands, funny sayings, icons) on bags, clothing, bookbags, maybe even shoes. Thus, my constant search of finding and buying buttons (along with patches) on Etsy, Amazon, and other online stores. 

picture courtesy of etsy.com/shop/NecromanceTheatre
And thus, the awesome find on an Etsy store called Necromance Theatre. Owned by a college student who goes by the Etsy username of "Princess", Necromance Theatre holds listings of pins, brooches, and necklaces with images of alternative bands and artists edited in photoshop.

The pins are a bit overpriced, what with one being $3 (plus the shipping). However, when purchasing more than one item, shipping is free. 

ello boys (picture courtesy of etsy.com/shop/NecromanceTheatre
As for the necklaces, they are pretty darn awesome since the pendants are shaped like guitar picks annnnnd they can be used by men and women. I definitelye, absolutely, and outrageously (MAHA!) recommend checking out her store if you are looking to get a $10 or less accessory for the bands you love. After all, there is nothing wrong with expressing your fandom.

Til Next blogpost,
Miss Bobo

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Random Video Finds: Kat Von D Shares Her Wares

Hey folks, 
Hope all is well! 
I wanted to share with you this video I found of Kat Von D. 

Recently, I have been looking at some of the articles posted in Etsy's blog and found an article posted about Kate Von D. You know me: I had to check it out! So I read on, and apparently Kate Von D shops a lot in Etsy. And not only that! About three months ago, she has been posting videos all about her closet in her youtube channel.

I found myself a bit shocked because most celebrities now usually shop at some high priced shop or even get their stuff custom made. And here was Kate Von D talking about buying stuff from Etsy sellers. It goes to show that you don't need to buy expensive clothing to rock out your style. If it helps you when you're suddenly on a budget for an indeterminate time: shop on clearance. Look for a sale on Etsy even. Not all items have expensive shipping and handling.

On another note: I am still thinking: why have I not known about Kat Von D's video series sooner! Gosh! *head swivels to the other way* But point: I found it and here I am sharing it with you (along with some helpful advice).

Til Next Blogpost,
Miss Bobo