Thursday, December 29, 2016

Top Outfits of 2016

2016 was a great year for me in terms of fashion! I was able to find so many dresses that I had been after since I first got into the fashion. I found my ultimate dream dress, a few wishlist dresses, expanded my wardrobe a lot, finally worked up the courage to shop on Taobao, and experimented with other styles for the first time. I was able to accomplish so many of my goals that I had set! Here are some of my favorite coords from the year in no particular order. You can click on the photos to view them larger.

Star Mille Feuille - Baby the Stars Shine Bright

Milky Planet - Angelic Pretty

Sweetie Chandelier - Angelic Pretty

Starry Night Boat - Angel Cat on Taobao

Sweetie Chandelier - Angelic Pretty

Original Tartan Check - Alice and the Pirates

Candy Sprinkle - Angelic Pretty

Royal Cards - Angelic Pretty

Fancy Paper Dolls - Angelic Pretty

Love Jewelry - Bodyline

Drained Cherry - Angelic Pretty

You can see my favorite outfits from 2015 here.

Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Pumpkin Cat, Cutie Creator, and Angel Cat Taobao Stores Review

Thanks to my last Taobao order going so smoothly I decided to place another one! I used Spree Now as my shopping service, the same as last time, and it went perfectly. You can read my review of them here. The main reason for the order was the Angel Cat JSK that I reserved. It was my first time placing a Taobao item on reserve, and it took a little over a month for production, just as estimated by the brand.

Friday, December 2, 2016

LBC: Create a Coordinate Under $100

These price based coordinate challenges are some of my favorite challenges because I get to be reminded of some of my best deals that I've found in the fashion! I created two coords this time, and tried my best not to any repeat pieces to add some diversity in style.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Youmacon 2016 - Another Sweetie Chandelier Coordinate

I was able to make it to Youmacon this year! I haven't been to many conventions within the past 2 years, so it was great to be back. I wore Angelic Pretty's Sweetie Chandelier, as I'm always looking for an excuse to wear my dream dress!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Coord 2016

Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, so of course I had to dress up for it! This year I was a magician and wore Angelic Pretty's Royal Cards JSK.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Revisiting My First Lolita Dress for New Coords

I thought now that I've been wearing lolita for a few years, it would be a fun idea to redo my coords with my first dress to see how my style has changed. I still like my first dress and wear it often, but this challenge gave me some time to think of new ways to wear it.  

Friday, September 30, 2016

Holley Tea Time Review

Holley Tea Time has been on my radar of brands to try out for quite some time now. I found a sale a few months ago and decided to put the "Magical Fairy Time" print skirt in the rainbow sunset color on pre-order. I also picked up a set of buttons in lavender because I need more lavender accessories. Read more under the cut for the details!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Red Maria, Loris, and Sosic Shop Taobao Stores Review

A review for the items in my first taobao order! Red Maria, Loris, and Sosic Shop. For anyone wondering, I used Spree Now as my agent and you can read the review of them here.

Spree Now Taobao Agent Review

I finally worked up the courage to place my first Taobao order which I've avoided for years out of fear of complication, but it was surprisingly much easier than I was expecting. I picked Spree Now as my Taobao agent because the website looked easy to navigate and I'm really glad that I did. I ordered 2 bags, a pair of shoes, and a pair of wristcuffs.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

LBC: Lolita Influences on Your Daily Wardrobe Style

With lolita being my favorite fashion style it's no secret that it has a big impact on my everyday wear too! This week's LBC challenge is perfect for focusing on how to incorporate lolita elements into everyday wear. Here I'll be showing some of my favorite outfits that I wear frequently to school.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

July Swap Meet

This month was my comm's annual swap meet! It was my first meetup that I could make in almost a year with my busy schedule so I was very excited to go. I decided to wear my favorite dress, Sweetie Chandelier. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

DIY Rosette Broach and Hairpin Tutorial

I've been making accessories and modifying clothes lately, so I thought it would be fun to make a few tutorials! This first one is a really simple 20-minute rosette that can be used as a hair clip or a broach.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

International Lolita Day June 2016

I finally have time to write some more blog posts so I want to show some coordinates that I've been working on. This was my coord for International Lolita Day summer 2016! I wore Angelic Pretty's Candy Sprinkle in a mint x lavender coord. The soft pastels are perfect for sunny weather. I didn't do anything special that day, just ran some errands, but I still wanted to dress up.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Bodyline Review: L391 Squirrel Party, L416, and Shoes S507

I placed another Bodyline order last month as I was desperately in need of some blue shoes! And of course I picked up a few other things too. Read more under the cut for details, flatlays, and a worn coordinate!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Taobao AnTaiNa Shoes Review

I've been looking for lavender shoes for a while and decided to give AnTaiNa a shot because I had heard some good things about their quality and prices. AnTaiNa is nice because they custom make shoes to your measurements. So if brands don't make your size, or you have more narrow or wide feet, they are great place to look into. I usually avoid Taobao because I don't like having to use a shopping service, but with AnTaiNa you can order directly through email. Keep in mind that it usually takes 10 business days to make the shoes. They have a good selection with shoes suitable for a lot of different fashion styles.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Cotton Candy Coord with Angelic Pretty's Milky Planet

Last Saturday it rained all day! But I had a great time getting dressed up to hang out with friends. I wore Milky Planet with a cotton candy color scheme.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Antiquing Finds and Tips

Lately I've been really into antiquing to find clothing and accessories! There are so many different styles of vintage clothing that blend with harajuku fashions, and it can be so much cheaper than buying brand items. Vintage pieces from the 20's and 50's are great for mixing with classic and sweet lolita. Peignoirs and knit sweaters that can be used with fashions like cult party kei and mori kei are frequently turned in. And if your local antique and vintage stores carry pieces from the 80's or 90's you can find a lot of main pieces for fairy-kei. Read more under the cut to see the details, outfits, and breakdown of my finds over the past two years.

Monday, May 2, 2016

ClosetChild Online Shop Review and Haul

This is my 5th time I believe shopping on Closet Child's online website, and as I'm sure you can tell by the number of times I've shopped there, this is going to be a positive review! Closet Child is a store in Japan that sells lolita, otome, punk, and other harajuku style clothing secondhand. Read more for the details and to see my finds.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Angelic Pretty's Sweetie Chandelier

It's a dream dress miracle! Ultimate dream dress? Preferred colorway? New with tags? Glitter in the print? 

I was lucky enough to find Sweetie Chandelier, my ultimate dream dress about a month ago and I won the auction! I have been looking for this print since I first started out in lolita a few years ago. I finally had a chance to wear it out, and it was even dreamier than I could have imagined! See my coord under the cut.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Coord with Angelic Pretty's Candy Sprinkle

This year's Easter coord is with Candy Sprinkle by Angelic Pretty. The rabbits, swans, unicorns, and pastel color scheme make it perfect for this spring holiday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Spring Coord with Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Girl

Since the weather is finally starting to warm up a bit, I thought it would be a fun idea to put together some spring coords for the season! Of course the day after I put this together it snowed again, but hopefully I'll have a chance to wear this soon. More details and pictures after the cut below.

Friday, February 5, 2016

LBC: Choose a Substyle You Wear Least and Create a New Coord

This week's challenge was to pick a substyle that we don't wear too often and create a new coord. I chose punk lolita since it's been a few months since I've worn it. I knew that my newly acquired dream dress, Royal Cards, would make the perfect centerpiece for this new coord! Read more under the cut.

Friday, January 8, 2016

LBC: 1 Main Piece, 4 Seasons with Angelic Pretty's Little Lady JSK

This week's challenge for the lolita blog carnival is to create a coord for each season using one main piece. I decided to use my new Little Lady JSK from Angelic Pretty, to try to coord it for the first time since it arrived in the mail. When I first purchased this dress I was worried about it not matching much, but it actually goes well with a lot of other accent colors! I'm very relieved and am looking forward to having an opportunity to wear it out soon. Click on any of the photos to view them larger!

2016 Lolita Wardrobe Post

Welcome to my first ever wardrobe post!  I had a lot of fun putting this together, so I hope you all enjoy it! Under the cut because it's so image heavy. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them.