Tags: BABY the Stars Shine Bright, coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, guide, innocent world, lifestyle, lolita, spring
Classic lolita for errands/date day in the city! My boyfriend &I went to hang out around the East Village so I could pick up G&LE. We also stopped &got bubble tea &some amazing Japanese food. Exhausting but fun day!
My hair looks so short in the little pigtails!
- Blouse: Innocent World
- “Cincher”: Forever 21
- Skirt: Bodyline
- Socks: Secret Shop
- Shoes: Bodyline
- Hairbows: BABY
- Lace tights: offbrand
Note to self: This skirt likes more poof! More petti next time.
Tags: Angelic Pretty, blue, coordinate, cream, Daily Outfit, fashion, innocent world, lifestyle, lolita, Valentines day
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!
- 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.)
Tags: Angelic Pretty, BABY the Stars Shine Bright, blue, coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, innocent world, lifestyle, lolita, vintage, winter
Last Saturday, Victoria Suzanne &I met up with Crystal to traipse about the beautiful grounds of Wadsworth Manor in Middletown, CT and then warm up with lattes from Klekolo coffee shop.
At the entrance to the ground there was this adorable bridge, so we had to pause our expedition for a few photographs. We soon moved onwards, though, &after a bit of a hike through the woods, we came upon what must be a beautiful garden in the summertime, but at the moment was only a field of snow with a cute garden shed, with architecture mimicking the original structure’s.
- Dress: Angelic Pretty
- Blouse &Purse: Innocent World
- Socks &bow: BABY
- Boots: Vintage
Some might say the boots don’t match. To this I say SHOVE IT! 😛 My feet were kept warm &dry even after trudging through snowbanks, &besides, I think they’re pretty cute.
Tags: coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, lifestyle, lolita, party, pink, princess, vintage, winter
Last Saturday was International Lolita Day 2009 v2.0, Winter Edition! Victoria Suzanne &I trekked to Queens to join the NYC lolitas at Rose House, a gorgeous English-style teahouse in Flushing. The princess-themed meetup had about 30+/- attendees, some of whom were already friends, while there were others I had never met.
- Bolero: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
- Blouse: Forever21
- JSK: Metamorphose
- Bow brooch: mintymix on livejournal
- Purse: Sanrio
- Tiara: Claire’s
- Tights: Offbrand
- Socks: Angelic Pretty
- Invisible shoes: Payless
- Gloves (removed almost immediately): Vintage
It was so much fun, &I owe it all to my lovely darling cupcakeface Victoria Suzanne (also, my spellchecker isn’t correcting me on “cupcakeface” &I adore it) who bought my ticket for me as a Christmas present. I love you lumpsicle!!
I was sleepy from working all day so I took a nap on Victoria’s shoulder, only to open my eyes to cameras! Paparazzi 😛
It was so amazing to see everyone again, and to meet all you wonderful ladies I hadn’t seen before! The food was excellent, the tea was exceptional, and the company was spectacular as always 🙂
Also, I tried BB Cream care of Victoria for these pictures – I totally agree with everything she says in this review 🙂 just throwing in my two cents!
(aaaaaand now back to my Philosophy paper I’ve been putting off all day… >.>)
(note: I typed this entry up two weeks ago but for some reason it was never posted! strange strange. Well, here it is now!)
Tags: BABY the Stars Shine Bright, blue, coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, lifestyle, lolita, shopping, vintage
This Sunday, Victoria Suzanne &I headed on down to NYC for to film with the New York lolitas for Japanese television company Fuji TV. I don’t know many details about the finished product, but I assume they’re doing a piece on Japanese fashion outside of Japan – maybe lolita specifically, maybe not. DUH! Sorry, I don’t know anything else – I just went &did what I was told, which mostly ended up being shopping, ice skating, &interviews. Simple enough, but so much fun!
- Dress: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
- Hat: Vintage find from my aunt!
- Tote: Hello Kitty
- Everything else: Offbrand
My aunt sent me a small package of vintage goodness this week – three hats! The one pictured, a navy wool one with pheasant-like feathers (will be great for the winter!), and a cream silk circlet of some sort, with ruffles &a huge rhinestone. I don’t really know what it is or how to wear it, but hey, it’s pretty!
You can’t really tell, but I’m wearing bright turquoise eyeshadow as well as my PEARLED FAKE LASHES! Sorry, give me a minute – I still cannot get over these! Okay, I’m back. Because I went for the dramatic eye, I decided to opt for a nude lip with a little gold glitter lipgloss, and some blush to even out the look. Also, do note the Hello Kitty rhinestoned earbud. J’adore!!
I had so much fun at the holiday market at Bryant Park, as well as ice skating with everyone!! My friends &I already have plans to go back after Thanksgiving. We also met a group of FIT photography students who ambushed us paparazzi-style. I gave two of the girls my name,&they’ve added me on facebook &promise to post the photos they took of us; a friend of mine is also interested in getting into photography &asked me to model for her portfolio, which I of course accepted, so look forward to both of those in the near future!
Tags: Daily Outfit, ero, fashion, lifestyle, lolita, steampunk, symphony
My boyfriend took me to the symphony last night 🙂 This is what I wore! I didn’t know what kind of clothing everyone else would be wearing, or even who would make up the rest of the audience, so I wanted to wear something nice &sophisticated but also lolita. The result? Gothic-ero-steampunk-inspired casual lolita!
- Sweater: Banana Republic
- Belt &hairbow: Forever 21
- Skirt: Meta
- Leggings, boots: offbrand
Nothing to write home about, just thought it was pretty 🙂
The symphony was amazing – they had a guest pianist who was so passionate about the music that he was almost jumping off the bench at certain parts. He was playing a huuuuuge old grand piano and wore a tuxedo shirt with jabot-esque bowtie and a tailcoat. The rest of the orchestra was phenomenal as well, of course, and the Maestro was really very much fun to watch, as he was also very spirited and animated. They also had a harpist, a celeste-player, a few double bassists, A GONG, and a good amount of instruments I’ve never even heard of. It was a beautiful evening and I’m hugely looking forward to their accompaniment to La Bohème in March (in the original Italian with “super-titles” – how does one subtitle a live performance?). To top it all off, after the symphony, we got… Pizza from Domino’s. Aren’t we refined?
Tags: coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, lifestyle, lolita, royal poodle
Was it the 2nd? I’m not sure. Anyway, first time wearing my new Royal Poodle OP! Joygasm! It’s so pretty, I wasn’t really interested in it when I saw it online, but when I saw it in person I had to have it!! Luckily, my darling Julia preferred my BtSSB lucky pack to her Royal Poodle, so we traded &I am infinitely happier now.
- Dress: Angelic Pretty
- Hairbow &socks: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
- Heart purse: H&M
- Shoes: offbrand via LJ user pancakebear
This outfit was for gallivanting around campus with the ever-adorable Victoria Suzanne of Lolita Charm. We chose one of the older halls on campus for this photo – it’s really lovely! All white marble &engraved lettering (the only building on campus that has original lettering as well as the new plastic signs), with a huge canopy of a tree in front of it surrounded by benches &flowers. Victoria has some more photos coming of our frolicking that day, and maybe a video as well? Stay tuned to find out! 🙂
Tags: Aromaleigh, coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, lifestyle, lolita, red, rose, strawberry
I’m pretty sure everyone here knows of my amour for the darling Victoria Suzanne of Lolita Charm, but as of this Sunday it has hereby intensified to most epic of proportions. She was graced with the opportunity to review some samples of mineral makeup from Aromaleigh’s new Gothic Lolita line &did me the favor of asking for my help – as a face, photographer, make-up artist, and vocal opinionator (which is actually a real word! Who knew!). We were joined by the ever-fashionable, incredibly talented Julia of Goodnight Miss Princess.
We decided to try some more creative poses for outfit shots. However, in our zeal, we… seem to have forgotten to take normal ones. Whups.
- Hairbow, cutsew: BABY, the Stars Shine Bright
- Skirt: AYA
- Socks: Target?
- Shoes: Livejournal user pancakebear
…is actually a kick. You know, just to keep your victim on his toes. I won’t apologize for my expression. Balancing like that is hard!
BABY cutsews have weird little notches cut out of the hems at the sideseems. Why is that? I don’t like it. Here, you may see my belly- it was too hot for an undershirt, &the shirt itself is perfectly opaque. I am unrepentant!
Keep an eye on Lolita Charm for Victoria Suzanne’s review of the cosmetics we tried! I can’t say much until she releases it, but off the record, know that the three of us are all planning a group order soon!!
Tags: coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, guide, lifestyle, lolita, work
This is really just a mini-post (I have much more to say on this topic!), and it’s something that I’m looking forward to going into more in the future: tying your favorite lolita pieces into your everyday wardrobe. I mentioned this way way back in reference to high/middle school specifically but I’m going to expand more on lolita in the workplace in the future. Today, I give you guidelines of work-lita.
Please note, everyone, that I have a rather unique job in a kitchen showroom, in which most of my rules are rather lax as long as I answer my phones and finish my paperwork – beyond that, it’s not very high-pressure, so this outfit may not fly in some professional atmospheres. However!
The more astute of you may notice that this was from my birthday in May – exactly a month ago today! – so I gave myself a bit more leeway than I normally would. Also, even the less-astute of you will probably notice that I got photoshop. I have no apologies!!
Guidelines for successful use of lolita in the office:
- Cutesy but not over-the-top cutsew: This BABY top could easily be OTT for some office jobs, but just make sure it’s not dripping in lace & bows – before you ask, AatP’s “Flying Fuck” cutsew is also out of the question!
- Girly, funky accessories like the star necklace enhance the feminine nature of the outfit, without being unprofessional.
- Updo’s look very professional, but keep it simple. Here I used a simple white claw clip around a loose bun, but other acceptable do’s are chignons, a single braid, or a low ponytail. Keep it simple & elegant!
- Flattering pants – here I wear jean-style khaki’s, but an even more acceptable choice is, of course, a standard wide-leg trouser in a neutral color like grey or black.
- Another note- the belt draws the attention to the line of the pant, as opposed to the slightly overly-loli cutsew. The dark color also helps achieve this, as it draws the attention since the color pallete is so light otherwise. Also… it’s the only belt I own. Ahem.
- You can’t see in this picture, but I paired this with plain flats, in brown, matching my belt. This is something I’ve learned from the guys – in men’s fashion, the belt stereotypically matches the shoes, because it makes the outfit look more united and provides movement (think back to your high school art class – movement means it keeps your eye circulating through the entire piece without pausing for too long on one area, which is especially helpful in fashion if you have a problem area you’d like to cover up).
I’ve also worn skirts to work, & I’ll have to rebuild the outfit for photographing, but know that it can be done! Choose a skirt with very little embellishment – mine was the Alice in Funfair in pink – then dress it down more with cute leggings or tights, a nice shirt, and a pair of good flats or wedges (my selection of all of the above was brown, to bring out the darker colors in the skirt print).
I’m lucky to have a job I adore that leads to all sorts of hijinks, but I know that a lot of people don’t, and need something to spice up their work lives a bit. I hope that for those of you in this situation, these tips give you a starting point to adding your favorite lolita pieces to your everyday work wardrobe. Good luck, & I better see lots of work-lita in the future from all of you!
Tags: coordinate, Daily Outfit, fashion, international lolita day, lifestyle, lolita, strawberry
Loliday! I always seem to make unintentional loliday plans. This one included a walk through (&video in) a colonial garden, cupcakes, and lots of driving on the part of Victoria Suzanne.
- Top: Reconstructed Bodyline
- Skirt: AYA
- Socks: Metamorphose
- Shoes: Anna House
- Hair accessories: Victoria’s room & Icing
Also, the aforementioned video, in which I teach Victoria a silly dance that was popular when I was in Japan my senior year: