7 Problems of a Teenage Goth Girl

7 Problems of a Teenage Goth Girlfeatured

I’m pretty sure that if I had a diary when I was fourteen, these would be my top 7 struggles.

  • Turns out, there’s not much of an early teenage goth community in Russia…
  • Dad keeps saying my makeup looks like I work at a coal mine/fell face forward into a fireplace.
  • Black maxi skirts and doc martens get reeeal hot in summer.
  • Also, I have to hold my maxi above my knees when I’m running late (which I always am), otherwise I’m forced to walk in tiny geisha steps.
  • No tanning?! But… We’re spending summer at the lake…
  • Mom keeps sneaking pink dresses into my closet. The nerve!
  • Parents wouldn’t let me spend a night at a cemetery. Also, I didn’t ask. I’m scared of cemeteries.

White lace and aggressive shoes outfit on A Handful of Stories.White lace and aggressive shoes outfit on A Handful of Stories.White lace and aggressive shoes outfit on A Handful of Stories.Did you belong to any subculture in school?

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  • When I was in high school, I was rly inspired by Japanese street fashion. My outfits were rly colorful, which is a great contrast to how I am now…black and white outfits with a menswear twist.

    I was into Japanese goth when I was in college, so I think I can relate to your points (my parents disliked the look too!)

    • Oh, my parents hated all my subculture phases haha. Japanese street style is unique, I still take cues from it. I even went through a brief cosplay phase 😀

      • My parents dislike how I look like now too! ? Style badasses
        Japanese street style will always influence my style, it’s what first got me interested in fashion.
        Heyyy I cosplay(ed) too! Its like a rite of passage 😀

  • Oasis

    Wow that very nice post it looking like seamless dress.

    • These are actually two dresses 🙂

  • Beautiful photos. I was a cheerleader in high school, l but I always had some serious goth tendencies so I feel your pain. I was all dark eyeliner, tattoo chokers, and flatforms. This was like 1998-2002.

    • Goth cheerleader? Sounds so cool 🙂

  • I was a hippie in middle and high school… lots of tie dye, bell bottoms, and hemp necklaces… even though it was 1996-2003. Retro styles were popular but I took it to an extreme and dressed like my mom’s high school yearbook.

    • I went through a hippie phase too, colourful strings in my hair, walking around barefoot and all that fun stuff 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  • The maxi skirt thing is still an issue even in adulthood…haha. Thanks for linking up!
    Penniless Socialite

  • Vicky Mason

    Love this! I was a mix of preppy but always in black. I don’t know what you call that. I did a lot of hanging out in cemeteries.
    Thanks for linking up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday.

    • I don’t know what it’s called, but Wednesday Addams comes to mind 🙂

  • love the dress! Enjoyed this one 🙂 In school, I was more goth/punk than anything.

  • Haha! Great post. And I love the dress. So beautiful. In school? Lemme think… Raver. That’s the one I spent most time with, all the others were fast lived fads. I still have my Buffalo platforms.

    Stopping by from the link up, have a great week!

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Whoa, ravers are so cool 😀

  • Natasha Karpova

    Вауч!!! Крутота!!! Понравилось про розовые платьица;) Это довольно мило со стороны твоей мамы;)