Posts Tagged: house of holland


Nothing to report today, other than apparently some customer made a complaint about me at work. Apparently I rolled my eyes at her and was “huffing and puffing” LOL, like I would be stupid enough to EVER do something like that at work. I hate people, and I especially hate people who actually make complaints about sales assistants. I have been served by some people who were actually straight up rude and kind of evil to me, but I never thought, “hmm, I’m going to make that low paid worker’s day even worse and possibly have them fired”. I mean, seriously? UGH. I was planning another huge text post but I’m actually tired right now. Weird… it’s only 11.59PM.


haha, I love this gif of Reiss






Who else hates working in retail?

P.S I now have an instagram, you can follow me @sssssophie (that is 5 s’)


Hellooooo, it’s 12.46AM, I feel so delirious. While 46 minutes past midnight may not seem very hardcore, I have been waking up early lately and not sleeping enough so I feel rather drained right now. Having informed you all of this, I’m going to keep this post short. Like my height. Mmhm.

THANKS for the birthday wishes :D I had a good birthday, best birthday EVERRRR actually. I’m so lucky, my boyfriend bought me an awesome, awesome gift. I posted the presents before I unwrapped them on the Facebook page, a few people seemed curious as to what I received. I want to share with you all, but I’ve been doing important stuff lately… like actually trying (I am a major procrastinator, I inherit that from the master of procrastination, my dad) to finish my folio so I’m not just stuck in a crappy casual job forever.

I think I’m going to attempt to make a video about the birthday gifts, the idea of sitting there and photographing each item individually is not very appealing. Hopefully I’m not too awkward (I will be) in front of a camera. No birthday images yet, first I thought I would quickly compile all the outfit photos I haven’t posted. The next post will be all lame and fuzzy.

About a month ago, I ‘modelled’ aka just stood there and was photographed by my friend for his Interior Architecture final Uni project. He compiled a bunch of interesting looking stuff, I was impressed as I literally have zero building skills.

Shoes I am wearing in the above image are from Etsy. DUDE, ETSY IS SO FUCKING GREAT!!! I’m a little late with the whole Etsy craze, I’ve been checking it out for a while now but only recently became heavily addicted. My cart has like 48 items inside it right now. I’ve been deleting clothes from my Topshop cart, while adding items to my Etsy cart instead. I made a pretty large order the other night, I’ll tell you more about it later, soo much good stuff, the seller is incredible. What are your favourite Etsy stores people?! TELL ME!!!!! Speaking of selling things, I listed a few items on my Ebay page dudes, almost all of them are brand new. I’ve lost weight during this lifestyle/food/exercise change, so a lot of my clothes (particularly skirts) are too big for me now. Check out my items here. THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT.


So, I haven’t blogged for six days. Mah bad. I guess I just haven’t been in a sharing mood lately, which is, kind of necessary for blogging. More like, I’ve  been looking like shit recently, no joke. Working equates to boring outfits, unworthy of being documented. I get home from work and wear my pyjamas and then spend the rest of the day trying not to be anxious. What a bloody long journey with anxiety. It is getting better, (for anyone who may care to know) I promise! I have realised that permanently being free of that mind frame is a long process.. I just keep telling myself that if my imaginary, over exaggerated chest pains and sensations were in fact a serious issue, I highly doubt I’d still be alive right now. I mean, it’s been going on for months.

Moving on to a lighter topic. Orthodox Easter falls on a different date to regular Easter, so my family celebrated Easter this past Sunday. I didn’t really celebrate it myself though. Usually I’d be somewhere, stuffing my face. This year, the slightly sickening tradition of over eating had to be postponed as I had work, as did much of my immediate family. I still decided to wear some bunny ears to mark the ocassion. Not that the easter rabbit has anything to do with the original meaning of Easter. Wow, I just typed that word (Easter… ah! I did it again!) six times. Geez, someone matrix me a new vocab, fo real.

I’m just going to stop typing now because I can’t get over how dull and boring I sound. Hopefully someone will inject some life into me soon. People have referred to me as Daria so many times, I can’t exactly blame them. You should hear me in real life, HA HA HA HA HA. TTYL.



WHY all the unnecessary coloured exclamation marks, you ask? Well, because this post marks the 100th I have made on DARK VICE. I’ve been blogging for a long time, but I don’t know if any of my blogs have ever reached one hundred posts. Anyway, to mark this occasion, and thank everyone who has been following my blog during the last nine months, I have decided to have a give away. Now, this give away isn’t going to be like a regular blogger give away, because I don’t have any sponsors. *Stares at empty side bar* :( No, it’s cool, I never started this blog with that intention anyway. I have had a few ad/sponsor offers now, however, half didn’t fit in with my style and the other half just seemed dodgy and totally unrelated.

Instead of having a give away sponsored by a brand, I’ve decided to pass on a few things I have acquired over the years but have no use for. I promise it’s not complete shit. It’s not a lot, but hey, I may throw in some surprises for the winner :) Besides, isn’t it the thought that counts?  

First up, we have this vintage collar.

This is a silver sequinned bow, it is attached to a pin and a hair clip, so you can wear it in your hair or on your clothes, bag, whatever.

This image is pretty bad, Sorry! But I swear the actual item is not, it’s a limited bow collar type thing. It’s pretty, but I’ve never worn it.

More bows! A bow necklace.

Everything is in practically perfect condition. If you would like to win these items, you must do the following:

1. Follow me on Bloglovin’ (not necessary if you’re not signed up to bloglovin’)
2. ‘Like’ Dark Vice on Facebook
3. Comment on this post with your Name, E-mail and your favourite colour.

If you can’t comment on the post for whatever reason, you can leave the details on the Facebook page. Anyone from any place of the world can enter. I felt so self centred typing the requirements, but by making you guys ‘like’ stuff, I’m less likely to pass on anything to a potential DV hater *glares at haters* The links to follow me on bloglovin’ and the Facebook page, are all located in the sidebar.

You have until FRIDAY THE 6TH OF APRIL TO ENTER. The winner will be selected at random. Good luck!

Now on to some regular posting. If you haven’t seen Solestruck’s new lookbook yet, head to their site and check it out! It’s pretty damn sick. My personal favourite, is the Las Vegas section. I know I’ve posted these shoes before but uh…


I customised my JC Bundys yesterday. Some of the colour was coming off, and I had some spray paint from my folio left, so I decided to paint them. I’m happy with the result. Sadly my dad goes insane if I have too many shoes at any one time, so I’m going to sell these :( Starting at 99 cents dudes, you can find these, along with my other e-bay items here. If you are at all interested, that is.

Now we shall move on to the regular outfit segment of this blog…

I don’t have anything to say about this outfit. Hmm… yeah, nothing is coming to me. I wish I had some chocolate right now.


I realise that my blog has probably sounded a little bit depressing and mopey lately. With all my anxiety issues and what not? I must be coming across like a whiny, annoying, moron. So, I’ll try to write about something less irritating on this lovely Wednesday morning. Actually, the morning wasn’t so lovely at all. I got woken up six hours after I went to sleep, at 8AM. Look, I need at least eight hours of sleep, otherwise, I feel like shit. The days of going to sleep at 4AM and waking up at 7AM to go to school… I can’t do that anymore! Those days are long gone, I’m getting old man. My sixteen year old self was hardcore and WAY cooler than me. No, not really, I was always a loser. Back on topic, I was woken up by a bunch of school girls whistling and screaming (like, wooooooo!) and blowing horns. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. My boyfriend lives pretty close to a, girls only high school. They continued to do this for about 30 minutes until they suddenly stopped. Maybe someone went over and told them to SHUT THE FUCK UP. I figured it must have been their Athletic day or something else as equally pointless and unworthy of so much loud excitement.

I never understood the excitement about Athletic Days or Swimming Days. I went to ‘Swimming Day’ once. I was teased for wearing leather look black pants with a fluffy light blue jumper. Guys who were in my class, tormented me so much about it on the day. As if that wasn’t enough for them, three years later, when I was in year 10, people from my class were still reminding me about it and trying to embarrass me! HA, What they didn’t know, is that I was obviously a fashion expert! I was predicting the trends years before they were set to arrive. Nine years, to be exact. I’ve been holding this for a while on my computer, ever since I saw it while looking through the looks of Fall/Winter 2012 at NYFW on a few weeks ago. I was too overwhelmed by my delight of laying my eyes upon this look to remember saving the file with the designer name, so I don’t even know who this is by. My bad! Does anyone else remember ?


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA SUCK ON THAT MOFOS. Who is the tacky one now?! Yeah, that’s right, my innocent, bullied, lonely, 12 year old self knew what was UP. Don’t you just love getting some sort of confirmation that you weren’t a complete loser, despite what the evil people who bullied you used to think? Maybe, that’s just me.

This is by far one of my favourite dresses. I think my ultimate wardrobe would probably consist of about fifty dresses all in this style/shape, and fifty other full skirts. Maybe, subconsciously, I enjoy resembling a human cupcake. I would try and go back to sleep now but it’s 11.23AM. SIGH.