I’m so happy! This week the topic is one I suggested! Awesome. Anyway… How do I dress outside Lolita?
I’m a college freshman. I basically roll out of bed at about 10am every morning and throw on something comfy to wear to class. What does that entail? I like to have interesting graphic patterns and such on all my clothes. So I like to wear colorful/patterned jeans, cuddly jackets, eye-catching shirts, soft flats, and carry around a graphic tote with ipad and planner. (Fun fact- I actually have literally all the clothes pictured here! And the tote! I just had to find similar jewelry to my usual deal.)
How do you dress outside lolita? I’m generally pretty lazy compared to the rest of you lovely ladies. :)
For Fall, I’m inspired by jewel-tones; they are so effortlessly elegant, they pair very well with neutrals, and they look positively divine in my favorite fall fabric, velvet.
My first entry in this series is Sapphire. Though darker blue is traditionally paired with black in lolita, it goes well with white and beige as well, and can be warmed up with gold-tone accents. Sapphire easily switches between extravagant elegance and edgy-romantic based on what its worn with. For a more romantic feel, pair your favorite sapphire-hued skirt with some lace tights, a peter-pan collar sweater, and some sweet velvety heels. For that Moi-Meme-Moitie-esque extravagance, go for the most sumptuous accessories you can find to match your favorite OP.
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.