In Czech Republic, St. Martin's day on 11/11 is vaguely what we get to celebrate instead of american Thanksgiving, I think. Usually considered the first winter day, since the first snow usually falls quite close to St.Martin's day, it is said that St. Martin arrived on a white horse when it snows on his day. The traditional meal for the day is a roasted goose with red cabbage and dumplings. Since my friend Amy happened to be in the town for the day, we decided to meet up!
Blouse: Anna House
I went with heavier winter dress in navy. Amy took out her Angelic Pretty's Halloween Treats JSK. It's so cute! We took a stroll through the city's center, togeher with her man and a really cute black dog :) The dog even has it's own instagram, but I forgot to take a picture of her!
We sat down in a restautant for some refreshment, which turned out to be more funny than expected! Confused goose in confused. I guess they meant confitted?
Deka Wanko is a tv serie about a newbie
detective Wanko, a lifestyle lolita with an extremely sharp smell sense
she uses to help solve crimes. The serie is a mix of detective and
comedy, very fun to watch!
dresses a lot in Angelic pretty, in white, red and black colors but you
can see also blue, lavender and others mixed in. She wears dotted
patterns, striped socks, minihat and a leather jacket a lot making the
outfit have punk-ish, rebellious vibe while still being fantastically
pulled together. Not my style but very wearable! She also often wears
turtlenecks under JSKs, making it instantly more casual and practical.
My favorite outfits of hers are:
Angelic Pretty's Fantastic Dolly, because these dots and lavender are just refreshing.
Bodyline's dress. because I have the same in red color and it's very comfortable :3
Angelic Pretty's Sugary Carnival, because.. well, its Sugary Canival. And the coat is cute :)
I really liked the print in sax from first sight but seeing it in person in 2013, I made my mind about buying it. The dress is definetly sweet, yet the teacup motif gives it a light classical vibe - no animals or foods! and the sax colorway is a pleasant slightly dusty shade. As the dress is quite expensive so I got a skirt.. I needed a fancy skirt anyway!
There was a detachable bow at the skirt, with cute little untesils. The skirt is has a built in petticoat, custom lace, partial shirring, side zipper, detachable waist ties, and - behold - a pocket!
I quickly put together a coord with offbad accessories and Bodyline blouse and cardigan. The Bodyline sax cardigan is absolutely adorable by the way, with many cute small details and quality lace. I ended up using the detachable bow in place of headbow for the coord in the end.
My absolute favorite is this photo of me from Valentine's meetup in 2017.
Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope appeared in Angelic Pretty's Summer Catalog 2012,
and also in KERA.
I immediately fell for it. Cute, astronomical theme, it was like made for me. For a while the pictures just sat in my computer folder and I collected it's outfits on my tumblr while I didn't dare to invest so much into such a sweet sack dress. Eventually, as I didn't let go and kept wanting it, I bought the JSK in navy in 2014!
Within four months, I managed to collect everything I needed for a coord to make the dress it's deserved justice: navy tea parties, barette, star-shooting OTKs, spacious pink bag and pink blouse!
AP Dreamy Horoscope JSK in navy
OTKs: Secret Shop
Not pictured: white Dreamy Horoscope barette
too big to do anything with in my outfits T.T
Here's the finished navy x pink outfit I wore for the June meetup! (2014)
Lolita fashion is one of the niche interests where blogging is very common. We read each other blogs for fun and inspiration. However, when reading a handful of blogs, it may become hard to keep track of them. So I started to look into best way to track updates of my favorites.
Web browser bookmarks
The most simple way. Just bookmark the blogs into one bookmark folder. I have been using this and unless you just sometimes read a few blogs, I don't recommend it. You have to manually check each blog and see if there is anything new. Ouch!
Follow blogs on Blogspot
Blogspot has a functionality which allows you to follow other blogspot blogs. Then they appear in a list of blogs you follow and you can conveniently read new blog posts in Blogspots Reading List. It's all great.. but works only for blogspot blogs! :'-(
It's a common functionality of blogs, most all blogs have RSS. RSS works in such a way that you subscribe to RSS of the blogs you want to track and it alerts you to new content on the subscribed blogs. To use RSS, you need an RSS reader, in which the posts from all the blogs you follow will be chronologically listed. There are many RSS readers out there to pick from. My favorites are...
Both are free, very popular, and have similar functionality. You can add blogs, sort them into folders, and you're notified of new blog posts and can read them there. So which one is better?
Feedly vs. Bloglovin'
Bloglovin' changed its functionality (details here). Basically, instead of being just RSS reader, Bloglovin' now COPIES the content of people's blog posts. Which means, you don't get blog post views, you don't see the comments written toward your blog posts copy in Bloglovin', and so on. And if you remove a blog post from your blog, it still stays on Bloglovin', (like in this case). Which is why Im moving from Bloglovin' to Feedly.
What is your favorite way to keep up with blog posts?
Yuki organized an picnic event in her town Děčín. We met at the train station and took a bus to the palace. People got icecream in a cake shop, I didn't because it was too cold for me! We walked through the palace gardens, and Yuki did a photoshoot there. I'm including some of my favorites, more can be found on her page Yukísek Photo.
Me with my friend Shambi, who had this wonderful pose idea!
My friend Tairesia, who lives in the same city as me!
My outfit rundown:
Headbow: Bodyline front bow on a band
Dress: Bodyline sailor collar OP + Angelic Pretty detachable sleeves
Overdress: Angelic Pretty's Tea Time a la Carte salopette
OTKs: Angelic Pretty
Originally I had planned completely different outfit because it's middle of the summer, but it turned out to be 10-15 C in weather forecast so the day before the picnic I had to plan something entirely different or freeze! So I sewed buttons to the sleeves of my pink Bodyline dress and attached my AP blouse sleeves to it, and layered a salopette over the dress. Add in a bolero and OTKs, and it was guaranteed I'm not going to be cold :3 I also re-sewed a detachable front bow from the Bodyline dress (those things are obnoxiously huge and flat) to look better and attached it to a headbow, for I am still missing a proper plain pink head-eating bow :)
Who photographs the photographer? Me :D
Some compulsory cell phone selfies!
Then we went to the adjacent park and unpacked the picnic supplies. I baked an american pumpkin pie, and brought tiny PBJ sandwiches and fruit salad. We had a Texas lolita over (Hi, Amy!) for the picnic so I hope it made her happy ^.^ My pumpkin pie actually won the picnic's baking contest, yay!
The park is beside a rock with a castle sitting on top! It's really steep and across the river beside the park, there was another one with a via ferrata, a pre-prepared path for mountain climbers.
We packed during the late afternoon and headed home.. as it took us till midnight to get home by train, we threw a second round with leftover supplies in the train!