June 3, 2018

Inspiration: damare_kozou

damare_kozou was one of my greatest sweet lolita inspirations. She was a well know lolita in Japan. I love her style, the distinct face and afro-like, often colorful hair :3 

She wrote to this blog between 2007 and 2008, and to  her yaplog.jp between 2008 and 2013. I like mostly her pictures from before 2012. Later she preferred to
incorporate sweet lolita pieces into everyday wear, got married in 2012 and went quiet on her social media in 2013.

She wrote a tutorial about her makeup and layering of eyelashes, which is quite useful, as least since we have google translate nowadays.

I tagged a handful of her coord pictures on Tumblr.

April 16, 2018

2014: My third frilly year

I attended just two meetups this year,
and a tiny picnic with my friend Tairesia in July.

My wardrobe's storage finally got a huge upgrade!

From January to April, I bought pretty much all pieces for my navy x pink astronomical outfit I've been dreaming about. I really wanted Angelic Pretty Dreamy Horoscope JSK in navy but for long I didn't dare to invest so much into a 'childish' sack dress like that. Costing me 200 USD before shipping and taxes, it's my most expensive piece, but it's so pretty. Definetly worth it :3

I also utterly failed on a wig. Since wigs are so common and nice in this fashion, I wanted to get one too! I got a short twin-tail wig in milky color, which turned out to be rather light brown instead, but the wig is from nice, heat-resistant fibers. Just the stupid wig caps slide off my head! How does one put on this, even? I have to find that out...

Picking new petticoat turned out to be huge success. My only petticoat is deflated beyond help short of a miracle, but I came across Bunny House and got a wonderful but affordable Bunny House petticoat!

It was a year of changes for me. I got pregnant so I bought a few suitable pieces to wear lolita fashion even with big belly. The BtSSB Cherry patterned mesh op in black is from stretchy cutsew material and highwasted (more on this dress..), the BtSSB cutsew is very spacious, and AP Precocious lady JSK in pink is highwaisted too  (more on this dress..).

So much new brand this year! To avoid sweating on it in summer, I bought a Cosmic replica *cough* *cough* for casual wear in summer and since there was a trouble with the seller I ended up with accessories as a compensation. I would really like to find someone with the original and compare the pieces.. all I had discerened from the stock photos is the replica doesn't have that black underbust line.

And also got a couple random things: an offbrand bag, Bodyline's tote bag, frilly OTKs in white and black, and new shoes since mine are quite falling apart

I gave birth to a baby boy in September. I was tired a lot and taking nonstop care of the baby meant switching from laptop to smartphone for me, so to pass the time I started to tumblr, sorting lolita fashion pictures by brand and print on Sweet Dreamworld (over 13,000 sorted images by 2017). Here's a list of the prints you can click on to get just images of the print of interest.

My photographing skills reached an acceptable level, so I finally tried my hand at blogging at autumn and wrote a few blog posts on my livejournal, now inactive. The posts were moved to my blogspot.

2014-06 Got an Angelic Pretty Precocious Lady JSK, yay!
2014-10 Way too indepth look at some brand socks.
2014-11 Chess Story : Marriage d'Amour JSK

To the end of the year, I got another dream print, Wonder Party in sax. I really liked it from first sight but seeing it in person last year, I made my mind about buying it. The dress is quite expensive so I got a skirt.. I needed a fancy skirt anyway!

I wore lolita fashion a lot this year. As my wardrobe is of decent size now, and suitable for various temperatures, I could wear lolita fashion nearly daily.

It was my best year so far! What were you doing in 2014?

April 3, 2018

2014: 4 Stages of Lolita Pregnancy

As we grow into adulthood, some or many of us may get children. Is it a reason to stop wearing frilly fashion? Most likely not. Although the pregnancy can be hard on a body, so it may not be possible to wear whatever you want, with the right choices you will probably be able to wear lolita fashion for the most of it. Granted, I had no health problems so while I could, someone may not be able to, but I'd still like to share my experience.

1st trimester

No changes we required in my wardrobe. 

2nd trimester

The belly is growing but it's still quite easy to wear lolita fashion. I found myself opting out of skirts which are not fully shirred, though. Dresses are fine, they don't push on the belly.

Some of my daily outfits in 2nd trimester. Back-shirred BtSSB tartan JSK, back-shirred Bodyline JSK with floral pattern and a fully shirred Anna House skirt. The blouses are Anna House, shoes are Bodyline.

3rd trimester

Troubles are starting. The belly is big, skirts are unusable. Highwaist dresses are fine only for first half of 3rd trimester. Dresses from cutsew material and sack-cuts are wearable. Deflated petticoats are finally usable, fluffed to the side and to the back.

My high-waisted Angelic Pretty's Precocious Lady JSK and sack-cut Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope JSK outfits. I'm lucky it was summer and so I didn't need a lot of layers.

Before delivery

Left only with an offwhite cutsew sack dress from BtSSB. Even my Dreamy Horoscope JSK now sits funny on me. I can barely put on shoes by myself. Five days before delivery!

March 22, 2018

BtSSB Milky Way print wish

In 2017, another wonderful star themed dress was issued, this time by BtSSB. It is Kumya-chan's Glitter ☆ Milky Way series and I hope to get the JSK in navy someday! It has such a strong vibe of my favorite Little Twin Stars, but with BtSSB Kumya! 

Actually, there are four colorways...

Plenty of cute accessories...

An outfit for Kumya!

.. and a heap of plastic jewelry.

March 14, 2018

Retrospecting Last Year's Resolutions

Last year, I've made a bunch of lolita resolutions
How did I do with fulfilling them?

  Do a closet cleaning

Done! Sold a few things and I continue selling dresses I don't wear this year too. Facebook crossed my plans by deleting my alternative account (I probably shouldn't have entered obviously not real name Ruffle Cloud) but I plan to go to Vinted.

  Search for my dream dress

Angelic Pretty's Fancy Box Shoulder Frill JSK in navy, obtained! A first I bought the navy JSK, but then was lucky enough to find a person to swap with for the shoulder frill cut :3

  Decorate my bedroom

Done! I bought a clothes hanger, pink cover, and hang a picture, this is how it looked after! I also    carpeted the floor this winter. More enhancements are to be added yet, but it looks much better than before already!

  Go to Angelic Pretty tea party

Failed. I was to go with friends to Paris, but eventually everyone else decided not to go. I decided to soo not go alone x.x

  Write this blog at least bi-weekly
Done! With 37 posts last year, I fulfilled my goal. I wrote less to the end of the year, as I'm finishing my dissertation instead :3

  Keep both of my Tumblrs active
Failed. I'm moving off tumblr. I keep randomly filling the queque of my prints picture collection, but I stopped posting much to my personal lolita tumblr. Planning to move to Instagram instead, as it's more favored by lolita community!

Take more coord pictures

Definetly done! Still not as many pictures as I wanted :3

I think last year has been a huge success.
This year I still have to write down my resolutions! 

I'm kidding, its already March now. Time for a break :3