Thursday, August 13, 2015

Hot Months Recap

I typically don't wear lolita during the hot months, but this year was an exception! I spent the early part of the hot months getting ready to get married then the rest of the summer relaxing and having good times with friends. Below is a recap of some of my favorite moments in a very photo heavy post. 


Finally getting married! And yes, I am wearing Meta's Typewriting Squirrels. We had a very small ceremony at the courthouse then ate with family and friends at PF Chang's. <3

Also in love Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Gillie shoes in pink metal that I wore that day. 
I may have gone a bit wedding crazy in Lineplay too, totally obsessed with the Santorini wedding set they put out. 
Set of bottles I picked up as souvenirs when we went on our honeymoon. One for me and one for my now sister-in-law. 
Kirby and Prince Fluff themed wedding cake we had done with Dreamcakes Bakery. I wish I'd been able to get a photo before we had to let it sit out before the reception and the icing of the ampersand began to run a bit. 


We received many beautiful and practical gifts, so we were able to spruce up our apartment a bit. 
Decorative rose lights from Amazon
Adding more nautical elements to the bathroom. 

~Good Times~

I had to bid farewell to several friends moving away this summer, but not before getting to hang out one last time. Prepped in a different look for me, ready for a night of karaoke. 

My lolita comm had a wonderful meetup at Ozan Vineyard and Winery! We got to have a bit of a tour around the facility and estate. 
Borrowed parasol up! The day was hot, so I tried to coordinate more naturally to avoid having to wear a wig in the sweltering Alabama heat. 
Lovely train ride through the vineyard estate. Definitely worth the price of the ticket for the tour. 
Finally, seeing the musical performance of the Little Mermaid at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The details to the performance were gorgeous and the lobby had adorable decorations, seen above.  
Overall, I've had a really fun filled summer with so many more moments that the few pictures above can convey. Thank you for reading, and I'll be back soon with more. 

Friday, July 10, 2015

Lolita Blog Carnival: What Would I Like In Future Prints

Ah, summer. The time of year when brands release yet another slew of strawberry prints after a spring full of cats and at least one more carousel print to round out the bunch. While I love the creativity that often goes into lolita prints, other times I'm disappointed at how often brands seem to take another spin at the same motif rather than try something new to tap the rich world of themes present in the world. Below are a few of my musings from moments of "Oh, I wish I had a print of that!".


While on the idea of fruit and summer, I'd love to see some citrus fruits instead of strawberries or cherries one summer. Prints could be cutesy sweet or more classic in styling, resembling old oil painting arrayed with limes, oranges and lemons. 

Americana Food

The retro splashes of 1950's American diners with their frothy milkshakes or even just something like the pastel pizza themes that Miss Kika has been exploring lately would make interesting themes for lolita prints. Especially for holidays like the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day, I'd like to be able to wear something that expresses American tropes.

Different Kinds of Florals

While roses are popular lolita motifs and pansies have made the occasional appearance, a whole world of florals remains to be explored by main line lolita brands. Summery hibiscus and lovely orchids could line the borders of different cuts, and white lilies would be a particularly beautiful print to wear when Easter comes around each year. 


That concludes some of the ideas that have come to mind when thinking of different styles of lolita prints that I would love to see. Please comment below if you have something you'd love to see too, and be sure to check out the other Lolita Blog Carnival participants below. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cold Months Recap

Long time, no see! The months after December have been a whirlwind. I've moved from a smaller one bedroom apartment into a much nicer two bedroom, significantly decluttered my life, and I'm now in the midst of making full wedding and honeymoon plans for late June. Below are some of my favorite moments of the last few months with a bit of commentary. Thank you for continuing to follow along with my coordinates and posts even when I'm not the most coordinated or frequent in posting. 
Fun seeing Disney on ice wearing my Toy Parade salopette! That tofu fried rice was amazing. 
About to head to the in-laws for Thanksgiving.
OP: Innocent World Antique Cutlery
Tights: The Snow Field
Tote: Innocent World 
JSK: Bodyline
Rosette: The Mossbadger
Purse: BtSSB Usakumya
Wearing my Meta Princess Wardrobe JSK set to the mall
Adorable Kewpie plate I got for Valentine's Day alongside the Sailor Moon cameo charms
Looking winter fabulous
Getting the bedroom setup at our new place. <3 
Neat little place for coffee in Huntsville, the Kaffeeklatsch. Smelled AMAZING. 
Having fun at the cherry blossom festival together. <3