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:
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.
(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.
Hello again! I still am terrible at updating this. But oh well. At least I’m (sort of) trying?
I still haven’t gotten around to altering that lovely Innocent World JSK I recently bought. I’m thinking I may just sell it- its quite short on me anyway, and I think it would look silly with an underskirt. Oh well. But in light of that disappointment, I’m considering another foray into the trials and tribulations of buying brand as a plus size lolita. With this:
Innocent World’s new Germaine One Piece. The measurements are incredibly promising- they give quite a bit of wiggle room for someone with an 85cm waist and 100cm bust. I’m a lot less afraid that a similar effect will happen with this dress because of the way the shoulders are cut. And its also quite long. It seems like a perfect basic lolita piece as well. As someone who has been loving the fashion for so long I barely have what anyone would consider a lolita wardrobe. I guess I’ll see if I can pull together the money to get this dress. :)
Besides lusting after pretty rufflies? Life has been very uneventful. It is strange being a 4th quarter senior. It feels like nothing matters anymore. Just free time and time with the boyfriend. At least this gives me more time to (hopefully) post on this blog!