Friday, January 18, 2013

Lolita Blog Carnival: If I Had a Lolita Themed Cafe...

I love this topic idea. If I had a lolita themed cafe, I would take a lot of my inspiration from maid cafes, common in trendy areas of Japan and often times mimicked at anime conventions.

Beautiful girls, taken from gallery of Ichigo Kitty Cosplay
For the decor of the place, I would go with a more over the top sweet theme with Angelic Pretty-esque curtains and other pastel motifs like fresh light pink roses on the tables each day.

I would place an emphasis on the menu upon delicious coffees and teas, sweet desserts, and other cutely themed main course dishes such as omurice with delightful pictures drawn on them like at maid cafes.

I would aim for the workers to wear sweet lolita dresses to work though encouraging them to wear cheaper lolita such as Bodyline so as to not ruin their expensive clothing and while also providing apron skirts to fit over their main dresses. Who isn't looking to make aprons work more with lolita? If I found this didn't work out well, I'd just encourage them to wear sweetly themed fashions like fairy kei that they would be as concerned about ruining.

Anyway, thank you for reading this week! Be sure to check out the other participants in this round of Lolita Blog Carnival

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Big Outfit of the Day Post!

Happy belated Christmas and new year! The season of giving managed to keep me busier than I expect (worse than the school semester in some ways), so I didn't get much chance to write. Here are some of my most recent outfits though. ◕ ‿ ◕

Sweater: Forever21
Skirt: Bodyline
Socks: Target
Shoes: Bodyline
Bag: Delia's
My main complaint here is that the camera doesn't show the adorable heart detailing on the side of the socks. I can't remember a particular occasion for this outfit so... onward!

Dress: Bodyline
Tights: Holley Tea Time
Bag: Bodyline
Shoes: Bodyline
Argh, I wish I'd been able to get better lighting for this! I wore this to the showing in my area for the showing of the Madoka Magica movies, and in my hand I'm holding the free poster they were giving out. I was super happy to see those movies. I fell in love with the series last year as it was premiering week by week, and I feel guilty that I haven't kept up with the manga. (; Д ;)

Cutsew: Bodyline
Skirt: Candy Violet
Bag: Bodyline
Socks: Sock Dreams
Shoes: BodylineI 
I wore this on Christmas eve for church and Christmas festivities with my fiance. I was glad to have lost some weight to better fit the cutsew. I'm down to a 34 inch waist now, so I'm gradually edging closer into fitting properly into more items. <3 <3 <3

Skirt, Shoes, Top, Floral Bow: Rue21
Necklace and Bracelets: Forever21
Tights: Target
I've been totally obsessed with the idea of making an order from the gyaru brand DreamV lately though I inevitably chicken out when I see the shipping fees. So, I decided to craft my own DreamV-esque look domestically and I was really happy with the results. Plus, the best part? Each of the item was on sale at Rue21 for only $5 apiece with the exception of the headpiece at $2. So yes, that's a pair of boots, a skirt with a belt, and sparkly material top for only $17 before tax. Score! ヽ(⌒▽⌒)ノ My main complaint is that I want a blonde or red wig to go with this expanding part of my wardrobe for the future. 

That's it for now! I hope to keep going with more Lolita Blog Carnival posts, reviews and outfit in 2013. <3