Sunday, December 26, 2010

a very merry un-Christmas to you...

Well, Christmas is over once again! Let us enjoy it little while longer as I show my Christmas presents....

This is what I wore that morning.
Skirt: Alice and the Pirates
Socks: Target
Sweater: ???
Blouse: Gap (found in a thrift store in London)
Broach (you'll see it later): Costco

Now onto the most important part, presents!!!

I got this lovely broach from my dad. It's a blue kitty, my favorite color and animal!

I've been wanting to read these books for a
while. I've already started Memoirs of a Geisha randomly at school, but I wanted to finish it. And Sorcery and Cecilia was recommended by
the blog "The Weekend Lolita" and I wanted to try it out! (Here is the article, if you're interested:

Recently, I've been into cardigans. So I got a lot of new ones in the past few weeks. I got the one on the far right for Christmas, though. (The one on the left is from Nordstrom rack, the middle is from Pink Zone and the right is from Costco)

I also got a new petticoat from my mom! I usually wear two petticoats, one handmade and one from some random kid's store. Unfortunately, the handmade one is really itchy so I have to wear the flat kid's petti underneath, which makes my waist very bulky! This petticoat is very fluffy and comfortable. It's from Leg Avenue, but my mom got it at a local weird-alternative-secondhand-stuff shop called "Flashbacks".

And finally, I got my BJD that I mentioned in an earlier post! How exciting! She is so gorgeous, I can't get over it. I made her a dress really quickly, so it's not the best, but she would still look adorable if she were wearing a trash bag.
Her name is Colette! She is an Asleep Eidolon Cherry, normal skin.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Great Russian Nut-Cracker

Yesterday I went to Downtown San Diego to see the Russian Ballet that came from Moscow to perform the Nut-cracker. I decided to
wear a simple classic lolita coordinate. For once I didn't feel
overdressed at all, since many ladies around me wore long, luxurious coats and fancy fur hats.

Skirt: Handmade
Socks: Target
Cardigan: Thrift store in London
Blouse: Random boutique in France
Scarf: Local indie shop
Rose: Yardage Town
Shoes: Soda

The Ballet was amazing! The dancers were simply splendid, almost
inhumanly talented, and the costumes were gorgeous. Though I'm not the biggest fan of Classical music (how un-loli of me, haha) I really enjoyed the music. Who knows, Classical music may grow on me?

To the right is a book I got as a souvenir. The art is wonderful!

Although it may be complicated to see this same performance - I know it was only in my area one night - I do recommend you all see a version of the Nut-cracker this Holiday season, if you haven't already!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

of teapots and winter lilies

I wore a quick casual outfit yesterday to go shopping for some fabric and a new teapot.

Skirt: Handmade
Cardi: I have no idea...
Scarf: It was a gift so I don't know either
Boots: Ross
Socks (you can't really see them): Ross

Sorry for the boring outfit! I was brainstorming some outfits with a few dresses I don't wear much so hopefully I'll have a nicer outfit to post soon.

Anyways, I'm very happy because I found some lovely fabric and really a cute teapot! I got around 5 yards total of fabric, plus some lace, elastic and ribbon and it came out to only $24 - inexpensive, no? Also, the teapot (guess where I bought it! Yes... ROSS, haha) was only $8, and with a matching cup it was $10. Hooray for cute cheap stuff!

I'm thinking of starting with the brown fabric, and making my first OP. It would have a rounded neckline and a shirred back (can you shirr the backs of OPs? I'll have to research...) I don't know what I'll do with the pink fabric, though.

Some other stuff, if you're interested. I'm getting my first BJD for Christmas! I ordered a beautiful Asleep Eidolon MSD Cherry off Mint on Card. She's supposed to arrive on Tuesday - not that I'll be able to open her until Saturday anyways - but because of crazy Christmas season stuff, I'm afraid she won't come on time! Either way, I'm very much looking forward to making clothes for her.

Also, I'd like to thank my new followers and people who commented on my earlier posts! Unfortunately, I can't really reply to your comments on Blogger, so I'm sorry about that. Just please know that I appreciate your support and hope you will continue to read! I'm really new to blogging, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to tell me - I read your comments, I promise! I just can't reply directly...

Sunday, December 5, 2010

International Lolita Day + Paris in a Cup Meetup!

So, Saturday was International Lolita day. It was my first time celebrating! Although, I started studying the fashion just around the last summer lolita day, but I didn't actually know enough to know about it....Anyways, I didn't do much. I just wore a simple handmade skirt with a light petticoat and went to do some grocery shopping.

Skirt: Handmade
Coat: Ross (haha...)
Shoes: random French shoe shop
Bag: random French boutique (I love this bag! I bought it five years ago, and I am very happy that 9-year-old-me had pretty good taste)
Cardigan: Thrift Shop

On Sunday, I went to my first meet-up! I'm not very good with social situations, but I figured staying behind a computer screen won't help me. So I went to a meet-up at Paris in a Cup, which is about an hour away, but there aren't any active communities closer to me.
There were so many lolitas! It was kind of overwhelming... but I had a lot of fun, and I got to talk to some really nice people.
Also, the food was really good, but so expensive! I had to call my mom to save me when I saw the check...

JSK: Innocent World
Blouse: Random French boutique
Cardigan: Ross (stolen from my mom)
Tights: JCPenny
Shoes: Random shoe shop
Hair Bows: Hand made

Here are some pictures from the meet-up! (Most of them were taken in a stalkerish way since I was too shy to ask...of course, if you're in one of these pictures and don't want to be posted,
please tell me!)