2017 was the year that I finally got to materialize my OTT dreams! <3 I spent a lot of time scouring the internet to find the perfect bows, bracelets, and other details in as many colors as possible to gradually bring back to life the somewhat dying trend of colorful, loud, gaudy, 2012 era, candy-colored sweet lolita. Since I first started out in the fashion back in 2013, the main trends have steadily been changing in a way that's been distancing the fashion from what captivated me so much in the first place. Maybe someday I'll actually work up the courage to write a whole blog post on this, but in the meantime I'll focus on this positive note: even though the direction of the fashion in inevitably changing, I'm very thankful that I've finally gotten my style to what I once dreamed it could look like!!
These are my favorite outfits from 2017, in no particular order. If you click on the photos you can view them bigger, and if you click on the name of each dress or skirt below, it will take you to a blog post where you can see more photos and details of it!
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck came back to my state a few months ago! I visited again in another deco coord, and this time only waited about an hour and a half in line for snacks. See my outfit underneath the cut:
Saturday, December 9, 2017
At the beginning of last month I went to Youmacon. I changed my mind about going quite a few times but figured I should go for at least a little bit to hang out with some friends and it was so worth it. I only went for a few hours, but I had a great time. I decided to wear a sailor coord since I knew would be able to get some nice photos by the water. Matching the boat was a total bonus!
Friday, November 24, 2017
This week's LBC challenge is to create 3 different outfits with 1 dress. I picked Sweetie Chandelier because I think it's by far the most versatile dress in my wardrobe! I was able to use different shoes, blouses, legwear, bags, and accessories in each one to really make them unique. A personal goal that I set for myself was to complete this challenge without repeating any of my previous coords with this dress. I'm pretty happy with 2/3 of the results!
Saturday, November 11, 2017
At the end of the summer I went to Matsuricon. It was a really fun and very much needed weekend with friends. My plan was to bring 3 main pieces that I usually wear casually and coord them in new ways. Here are the results!
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween!! For the holiday this year I wore a gothic coord out for the first time. I felt a little out of place wearing something so different but it was a lot of fun to try, and the time of year gave me the perfect motivation.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Another taobao haul! The theme of this one was too many hairbows, that way I never have to worry about not having a bow to match something again. See the details under the cut! As usual I used Spree Now as my shopping service, they're always very great to work with. You can read my review of their services here.
Monday, September 18, 2017
This was an outfit for another pride event over the summer! I'm excited to finally have photos in this dress. I'm slowly organizing the last half of my coord photos from the summer so I can share them here.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
I bought a bunch of things on taobao again, but this time for a few different stlyes. Shoes, blouses, accessories, and volumes 2-4 of Girlism magazine! This came awhile ago, but I've finally had chances to wear most of these things out to write a better review. As usual I used SpreeNow as my shopping service and they were wonderful! They have the best customer service and communcation out of any SS I've ever used. You can read my full review of them here.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
I went to a swap meet a while back and this is what I wore! I usually can't make it to a lot of meets, so it's always a great chance to catch up with some friends that I don't get to see too often.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Since the year is more than half way over I thought it would be a good idea to evaluate my status on my resolutions for this year. I've been able to make progress towards all four of them so far, which is something that I feel very good about!
Sunday, June 25, 2017
I made sure to save the day for International Lolita Day this summer since I usually end up working on it every time and have to celebrate it late. I didn't go to a meetup or event but one of my friends also wore lolita and met me for coffee real quick. At the last minute I also decided to go to a local pride event which I had been putting off for years out of fear of going alone. I ended up running into one of my comm's members there who was also wearing lolita and got to spend time with her too! Overall it ended up being a really great day. I decided to wear Milky Planet since it was the dress that made me determined to start wearing the fashion years ago.
Friday, June 9, 2017
I finally organized all of my taobao links so I can share them! This is every interesting store I've found so far, but I will be updating this over time when I find new ones to add. If you want me to keep my eyes out for any particular styles, just comment below and I can try to look.
Friday, June 2, 2017
Happy National Doughnut Day! This week's LBC challenge was to create a coord based on your favorite dessert, and since it is National Doughnut Day, I decided to try coording Baked Sweet Parade.
Monday, May 29, 2017
I visited the Hello Kitty Cafe Truck a few days ago! I threw together a last minute decora lolita coord because it seemed like the perfect opportunity to wear something extra special.
Friday, May 12, 2017
I bought some new accessories from Pastel Galaxyz on Storenvy and thought I would share a quick review. They have a lot of accessories that work well with uchuu-kei, decora, pop-kei, fairy-kei, and other colorful pastel j-fashions.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I tried to get some extra wear out of my winter pieces this past weekend before the weather gets too warm. I decided on wearing Cotton Candy Shop since the cute animals and rainbows in the print are perfect for Easter.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Another Taobao haul and review! I bought this way back in January and got stuck in the New Year's rush, because I conveniently forgot about it, haha. Like usual I used SpreeNow as my shopping service and they continued to be great: quick communication, fast shipping and overall good service. you can read my review of them here.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
I bought this skirt to wear casually, but that of course didn't happen lol. Read more to see how I wore it, plus a sneak peak at some of the things from my next taobao haul/review that I'm currently writing!
Friday, February 17, 2017
Thinking about trends and time periods in fashion is always so exciting! It was hard to limit myself to 5, but I think I picked the ones that best reflect my personal sense of style.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
I finally got to achieve one of my lolita dreams of twinning! Haley and I twinned in Merry Making Party to go get tea and snacks a few weeks ago.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Hello! I'm back with another Taobao haul and review, this time with lots of things for winter outfits. Once again I used Spree Now as my shopping service and everything went smoothly. You can read my review of them here. Store links are included and if you have any questions that I didn't answer feel free to leave them in the comments below!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
No new year is ever complete without resolutions! Thankfully with fashion related resolutions I'm actually motivated to follow through. Here is my list for this year.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Happy New Year! I'm back with another wardrobe post! I feel like I definitely rounded out my wardrobe this year in terms of basics, like shoes, blouses, and accessories, as well as managing to track down my dream dress and a few wishlist dresses. I added a lot of lavender and sax after discovering that those are my favorite colors to wear. My style is mostly sweet, with the rare occasion of a few classic pieces mixed in. I had a lot of fun putting this together, so I hope you enjoy it too! Be sure to click on the photos to view them full size.