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A Little Bit of Halloween Inspiration…

Everyone loves Halloween, and as members of a fashion that loves OTT and themed outfits, Halloween is a time of year I’m sure pretty much every lolita looks forward to. (And who doesn’t love a lolita¬†Halloween¬†costume!?) Anywho, here’s some fun links to get you excited for the season of spookiness.

1. DIY Drippy Nails. I’ve definitely seen this style used for OTT Sweet chocolate/candy outfits, but it looks super creepy as red over plain nails. I can definitely imagine these for a Gothic coord or a great costume detail. And it looks so amazingly easy! Definitely going to be trying this in the upcoming weeks.

2. Take Back Halloween. I mentioned this really quick in my Carnival post, but Take Back Halloween is a website filled with fun historical costume ideas for the girl who doesn’t want to run around dressed as a sexy tootsie roll. Keep it classy and impress people with your DIY and historical knowledge.

3. All Hallows Eve. Tumblr user? Just looking for a quick fix of Halloween goodness? They’re reblogging adorable holiday stuff all season long. (And great recipes!)

4. Halloween Cake Pops. Really fun to create, and they make an adorable gift or party favor. Or you could just hoard them all to yourself. If I had a kitchen in this blasted dorm that’s what I’d do!

5. Pumpkin Decorating Ideas. Carving is fun but the crafter in me wants to put glitter and paint all over everything. I especially love the pumpkins decorated with lace, but the lantern and city pumpkins are adorable!

I hope everyone is having a great October! What’s your favorite part of Halloween?

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It’s the day of Christmas Eve….

And my lazy family still hasn’t gotten it together enough to put up the tree. Seriously. How lame is that? This is one of the most dysfunctional family holidays I’ve been on yet. Oh well. On to more cheerful things.

I recently bought this skirt to wear for Christmas Eve. I realized this morning that I don’t really have a top to wear with it that will really make it lolita (or a petticoat for that matter), but if my outfit is cute enough I’ll post it anyway. Why not, right?

Two days ago my family took a day trip to another island (one with cellphone service and more than 2 restaurants), and my stepsister and I did a bit of shopping. One of the days after Christmas I’ll make a haul post.

I’ve been trying to do some baking up here, since I have all day to prep and such. Yesterday I made a pear gallete, and for tonight’s Christmas dinner I’m making a lemon-pinenut tart. For the Boxing Day open house that my mother has organized, I am making sticky toffee cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream. I hope those turn out as tasty as they sound! (I’m getting the above 2 recipes from a little book I snagged recently, Small Sweet Treats. Some of the recipes are not for me, but the ones that are really are!)

Anyway, I hope everyone reading this has a lovely Christmas Eve/Christmas, and I look forward to posting more soon!