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My Very First Outfit Pic, Macarons Galore, and a Lady Sloth Commission

Well, here it goes!


Top: Offbrand (Forever 21)
Skirt: Innocent World Replica (Dream of Lolita on QutieLand)
Necklace: Disney Couture

I realize I look terribly awkward and its a weirdly-lit phone picture, but I’m really happy with my outfit! I felt gorgeous all day.  And I’m learning to embrace my lolita side instead of putting it on a shelf; I deserve to feel pretty and wear whatever the hell I want!

Here’s a pic of my (simple) makeup:

But on to more interesting things! I found a bakery in my area that makes macarons, so I bought a box to share with my boyfriend.


They’re gorgeous aren’t they? The green was pistachio, purple was lavender, orange was passion fruit, and the yellow was lemon. I have a thing about lavender flavoring and these were absolutely perfect and did not take on that “soapy” flavor at all. A++

Inspired by my rekindled love for macarons, I chanced upon a book at Anthropologie:


The recipes in this book are absolutely mouth-watering. Red velvet, lemon poppy seed, sesame, green tea, grapefruit, pumpkin… I want to bake them all before I head off to college!

And finally, some news that’s mostly exciting to me. I just commissioned a Lady Sloth Silk Cherubins JSK (which she is still taking commissions for on LJ!). I’m especially excited because its completely custom-sized, and she did not charge extra for a larger size/longer length. I’m getting the full-fabric version (pictured below) with added shirring, and I plan on doing a full review when I receive it. All I can say for now is that Lady Sloth was very kind and willing/quick to communicate, and I have no doubts that my JSK will be lovely.

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone is having a lovely end to their summer.

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July Round Up

(I’ve decided to do a link/tutorial/info round-up monthly. Its a good way for me to justify my link hoarding and share with others, as well as motivate me to post! Anyway… )

I’m currently lusting after Baby’s “Fragrant Rose Memories” JSK in Noir. What an absolutely gorgeous print; 100% my style. I really ought to keep better track of brands so things like this don’t slip under my radar. Maybe I’ll treat myself after this next summer paycheck!

I’ve vowed to update my inspiration Tumblr more often, and include much more lolita than it has lately! Check it out.

If you’re a lolita seamstress, Shabby Fabrics is the place to go! Their Antique Flower collection is stunning for classic, gothic, and sweet alike, and I love some of the riskier fabric ideas for dresses. A simple JSK in this pretty black/purple combination would be lovely!

I have lately been more and more fascinated with puerh tea. It has a ton of benefits, a strong flavor, and quite easy to find online. My favorite puerh flavor is peach, and this one has the added benefit of being “Power Slimming.” There are also some good “fruit-enhanced” varieties (read – sweet without adding sweetener), like apple/strawberry/mint. Yum.

A sweet and simple bow tutorial. These are adorable, and very easy to add a pin/clip back to. A fun and quick craft for a lazy summer afternoon.


Summer’s Here!

And with my new summer job I have a lot more money to burn! (Well some anyway…)

Unfortunately that lovely Innocent World OP has sold out in black. There’s a nice brown, but I’m not sure I want to spend $300+ on a dress that I’m going to constantly wish is a different color. Its probably just as well; it would probably end up looking too short on me somehow anyway. Oh well.

There’s a lot of stereotypical lolita things I don’t indulge myself in, and a lot I do. For example, I can’t remember ever wearing false lashes. I’ve just never had a reason to. But circumstances aligned and I’ve found myself with a pair. They’re not that exciting, just the Katy Perry ones from my local drug store. (I could honestly care less about Katy Perry but they had precious pastel boxes so I had to buy a pair.)

I got “Sweetie Pie” since they were the most natural looking set. I’ve always been a fan of more natural makeup. Anyway, I think I’m going to use this as an excuse to get all dolled up and post pics to this site, FINALLY. It will be nice to feel like a real lolita.

Oh, and back to that summer money thing. I’m going to make a post soon about my lolita college wishlist! :)