Daily Outfit 2/21/10

February 26, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 2 Comments
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Outfit for Chocopologie meet-up

I hosted a belated Valentine’s Day meet-up at Chocopologie on Sunday, and this is what I wore. After lunch, we went to a local museum to take pictures on the grounds – look forward to more meet-up pictures soon!

Rundown:

  • Cutsew: Angelic Pretty
  • Blouse: Innocent World
  • Skirt: Mew
  • Socks: Secret Shop
  • Headbow: Bought at Otakon

Interested in more? Here’s Carolyn’s post over at F*** Yeah Lolita. Thanks to everyone who attended, you were great!

(Also – approaching Miss Lumpy’s 100th post! Look for the chance to win some goodies in the next week or so.)

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Daily Outfits: 1/13 and 2/7

February 10, 2010 at 4:55 am | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 4 Comments
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Daily Outfit 1/13/09

Alice-y to sit in on my boyfriend’s band practice. Luckily, the practice space they rent is downstairs from Nirvana, a health food/smoothie shop, so I sat upstairs slurping a pineapple banana smoothie &listening to the music as diffused by the floorboards. It was probably for the best – the Open Mic Night crew came in &started setting up half an hour early, so  I was glad  I was there to give them dirty looks when they started playing over each other. Dammit, those open mic guys aren’t paying for the space – someone should’ve given them the old what-for! If I’m too hsy for that, at least I can give them the old stink-eye…

Rundown:

  • Blue cutsew: Angelic Pretty
  • White cutsew-blouse: Innocent World
  • Skirt: Mew
  • Socks: Secret Shop AP replicas
  • Bow: Bought at Otakon
  • Neckalce: Lolitas N Cream

So since the above picture is pretty shitty, I’m combining two outfits into one post. Also… I wanna show off my new hair!

Daily Outfit 2/7/09

Worn for a day of making Valentines with Victoria Suzanne. I’m going to be hosting a Valentine’s-themed meet-up later this month, so I’m getting started on little favors for my attendees. This was what I wore for craft day. I did pretty well, almost halfway done with 20 unique Valentine postcards. I’d consider that a success!

Rundown:

  • Dress: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
  • Custew: Innocent World
  • Headband: Offbrand, ganked from Vix
  • Socks: Secret Shop IW replicas
  • Shoes: Bodyline
  • Jewelry: Bracelet from Otakon, necklace from Lolitas N Cream

Also, here’s my new f*cking haircut!! Hairstyle, really – I gave myself bangs again &dyed my hair redder. This picture doesn’t really show it well, so I offer you my bedazzled facebook picture instead:

What do you think?

Strawberry Cream by Mew: Review

May 26, 2009 at 9:57 pm | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 6 Comments
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As a community, I don’t think I need to tell anyone here that we kind of of adore sweet things. Like, any sweet things. I have this image in my mind of sweet lolitas being so addicted to confectionery they pounce on sugar packets at Dunkin Donuts. This is no secret, especially to the big brands. They know of our attraction to mere imagery of our weakness and exploit it to no end. We pine for prints like Country Sweets and Wonder Party and Fruits Parlor (yes, I’m looking at you, Angelic Pretty), save  hundreds of hard-earned dollars to spend it all on a single dress. Long have I been among the many who moon over these creations, but don’t like the mass-produced mass-marketed feel of the “special prints,” and thus have I missed all the adorable creations to feed into my very own addiction.

No more, fellow rufflebutts! No more! Independent Korean designer Mew has come to our aide, creating and producing her own sweet border print for a fraction of the price and definitely equal quality – plus, yay small businesses! I liked the one piece and jumper skirt, but it wasn’t until Mew released her skirt print that I caved. Sax blue sweet print skirt?! Je voudrais!

So on to the review:

I reserved the light blue * white version of the skirt in April (payment sent 4/10/09). Mew was very nice and answered all of my questions well, especially for a non-native English speaker, but didn’t communicate very often. I honestly had forgotten I ordered the skirt by the time she told me it had been shipped, in early May (on 5/4/09, Mew emailed me to tell me it would be shipped on the sixth or seventh)! I would have preferred to be kept more up-to-date on the goings-on, but with the language barrier it probably wouldn’t have been very easy, so I forgive that. Communication I give a 3.5/5.

As far as shipping goes, once it left Korea it got to me pretty quickly! About a week and a half or two, I’d say (I’m not sure the exact day it arrived, as I had it sent to my parents’ house and they didn’t tell me until a few days later). It came in a cute black and white polka dot box, with no tissue or anything, but it took up the entire box, so it didn’t need it. It was a bit wrinkled, but nothing that wasn’t easily ironed out. For shipping, I give 4/5.

Now for the good part – quality! The fabric is a lot like Sugary Carnival’s – thin but still nice, and probably on purpose for summer wearability. The print is kind of light – I expected it to be brighter, but it’s more on the subdued side, which is nice too. The print itself is really great too – it’s very well-done, with basically any strawberry confection you can imagine on it, from bowls of sugary strawberries to strawberry cake rolls to chocolate-strawberry layer cake. There’s a small banner that says “Strawberry Cream by Mew” – normally I don’t like things that say the name of smaller brands (why does Bodyline do it?!) but I think it’s cute here- sort of like displaying the name of a play on a banner before it begins. The font is also very cute, it looks like swirly, girlish handwriting. The waistband is incredibly comfortable – it’s half-elasticated, with big hook-and-eye-type closures and a zipper. I can’t stress enough how comfortable it is! The two rows of elastic provide enough give without being too tight or too loose, and even after a big sit-down meal it wasn’t uncomfortable. It’s lined, and the little tulle ruffle is sewn onto that, so it looks like it’s peeking out under the skirt. This gives the skirt more fullness and could probably be worn with a petti for a more casual look, while still having a nice shape. The only problem I have with it is that the fabric wrinkles pretty easily – other than that it’s great, so I’m going to give it a 4.5/5.

Altogether, that makes it 4/5. I really recommend this skirt to anyone, would be very interested in seeing a review for the other pieces, and will be keeping an eye on what Mew does in the future!

And now, pictures!

Strawberry Cream skirt, front

Strawberry Cream skirt, front

Strawberry Cream skirt, back

Strawberry Cream skirt, back

Close-up of print

Close-up of print

Close-up of closure

Close-up of closure

Hope this has helped people! A more serious version will be posted to egl soon 🙂

Daily Outfit: 5/18/09

May 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Posted in fashion, Life, Lumpy | 2 Comments
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So, my birthday was on Tuesday! I think birthdays are the perfect excuse for rampant escapades, so the day before, my boyfriend and one of our friends went to the Palisades Mall for Mother Garden sale goodness and delicious foods, including, but not limited to, milkshakes, soba soup, and my first Philadelphia roll, which… isn’t as dirty as it sounds, promise.

5/18/09 - full shot

5/18/09 - full shot

Rundown:
Skirt: Strawberry Cream by Mew!!
Cutsew: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
Socks: Metamorphose
Candy hairtie: Livejournal user osea_chelleo
Shoes: Payless!
Hoodie and OH SO LOLI purse: Thrifted (visible in the next picture)

So while playing with these in Picasa, I finally figured out the Retouch tool. So, I kind of… went a little bit crazy with it. Sorry guys.

5/18/09 mirror shot

5/18/09 mirror shot

So yeah. I was trying to fix the gross fluorescent lighting in the bathroom at the Palisades and ended up looking kind of neon. Sorry! I’ve been promised photoshop by a friend soon, though, sooo hopefully my lovely readers won’t be subjected to this for much longer.

Johnny Rockets. Best chocolate milkshake ever.

Johnny Rockets. Best chocolate milkshake ever.

And for the curious, a review of the skirt is on the way – I wrote it up, but I don’t have the detail shots on this computer, so I’ll transfer them in a few days & we can proceed!

(xposted to daily_lolita)

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