June 27, 2020

Angelic Pretty's Sweetie Violet skirt

It is first summer I finally am pripered for, with enough chiffon pieces to choose from. Today I went with my Sweetie Violet skirt.

It's really pretty, but maybe a bit short with its 44 cm length. It comes packed with usual features.. loops to hang the skirt, side zipper, back shirring, one pocket, and is fully lined - although that causes the cloth to be quite bunched up at the waist.

Skirt: Angelic Pretty's Sweetie Violet
I used less poofy petticoat because the skirt if very light, and pinned its waist ribbon to my blouse

My favourite feature on the print are these violet cupcakes!

May 10, 2020

Huashangluoli cloud dress outfit

I'm not adventurous enough to buy my lolita dresses on AliExpress, but when I saw this dress, I had to make an exception. I fell in love with the soft, pastel color transitions, star embroided lace and buttons. I didn't find it elsewhere, so I ordered from AliExpress anyway!

It nearly ended up in a catastrophe. I ordered size M (bust 94 cm, length 92 cm) and what I got was, well, XXXXS, if they even carried such a small size. The dress had bust 80 cm, length 83 cm! Ooops!

Luckily, I ordered bigger size, mainly to get appropriate length. So I could fit anyway! Its such a cute, comfortable dress. I tried to combine it with bloomers, as I wasn't feeling right in such a short dress.

Dress: Huashangluoli OP
Headbow: AP Fancy Paper Dolls
Bloomers: Infanta
Shoes: Secret Shop

I think it looks allright like that?

The month of virtual twinning

The april of 2020 just ended. It was a crazy month, with coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) spread everywhere, countries worldwide in lockdown in emergency states.. unable to meet their friends, virtual twinning became very popular! We can share our passion for fashion in virtual space. I found a few people to twin with as well! We discussed coordinates, they took photos, I matched their pose and photoshopped us together

The cutest the first! Angelic Pretty's Fancy Paper Dolls is such a cute print. When I saw this breathtaking sweet coordinate of @littledoeplaysintraffic on Closet of Frills, I couldn't help myself but ask her for virtual twinning We look cute together!

Here is a twinning of Misty Sky print with Salome. We went for cute heart gesture! I also tried different background, but I think it doesn't look so good? I like the pastel baloons one better!

And finally one where we are not sax vs. pink combination! Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope twinning with @coinoperatedcthulhu. It's a dream print for the both of us! I made us hold a plushy bear together on the photo 

Did you get to virtual twin with anyone?

May 5, 2020

Tips for long hair care

I wear exclusively my natural hair with lolita fashion. Recently, I have had my hair damaged by a wrong choice of shampoo, which led me to learn more about how to properly take care of my long hair. My hair are all good now again :) I'm sharing the tips here!

Washing your hair
Brush your hair before washing them.
You can sometimes use hair mask before washing. It can be natural, coconut oil does good.
      Apply coconut oil into lengths, wrap the hair into foil, let sit 5-30mins, then wash the hair 

      as usual. It should give hair nourishment and shine.
Use shampoo for your hair type.
Use conditioner, it will make your hair easier to brush .
Shampoo belongs to the roots, conditioner to the length of the hair.
Shower hair with cold water at the end of washing. Cold water makes hair cuticles close 
      and then they tangle less and are less prone to breakage.
Do not rub wet hair with towel, do not brush wet hair, do not go to sleep with wet hair -
      Just wrap wet hair into towel to get excess water out and let the hair dry naturally.

Extra tips

Pay attention to choosing the right hair brush. I got paddle hair brush, which is great 
      for detangling, and boar bristle brush, which smooths my hair nicely and distributes 
      natural oils along the length of hair.
Brush your hair at least twice a day. Work your way from the ends toward scalp, 
      the tangles have a tendency to move downwards and get worse otherwise.
For getting rid of tangles without pain, there is a praised brush named Tangle Teezer.
      There are also detangling sprays which make hair slide better along each other
      and make detangling easier. 

If you use cotton pillow cover, get satin or silk ones. They don't make hair tangle 
      so bad during sleep. Or put your hair up into a simple hairdo for the night.
Trim the hair ends. The breakage of the hair starts at the ends and works upward.
Protect your hair from hot temperatures. There is a protection spray you can use 

      before styling your hair, and for sun - we can simply wear a parasol!

I wish you healthy hair.
Do you have your own tips for hair care? Please share!

January 23, 2020

Lolita Fashion Wardrobe Questions!

I found these questions on Tumblr and thought it would be fun to answer them!
Share your own answers, too?

Do you still own the first lolita item you bought?

What is the oldest lolita piece in your wardrobe?
Innocent World's Florence OP in dusty pink, I bought it in 2012.

What is the newest lolita piece in your wardrobe?
Angelic Pretty's Sweetie Violet skirt in lavender, bought in 2019.

What is the cheapest main piece in your wardrobe?
This Bodyline dress which bought in sale for 6.66 USD including the apron!

What is the most expensive main piece in your wardrobe?
Definetly Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope JSK, for which I paid 200 USD. Actually, I paid way more - add currency conversion fees, shipping, customs and 21% VAT .. I don't even want to think about it x.x But I love the print to bits in this colorway.

Which of your lolita items is your favourite?
I have too many favorites! Short asnwer would be, Angelic Pretty's. They hit the exact aesthetic which makes my heart melt in blissfull happiness. But some other pieces also found my soft spot. And I love wristcuffs and tea party shoes and the cute necklaces my friend Tairesia makes!

Which item in your lolita wardrobe do you wear the most?
Definetly my plain white OTKs, hehe. But if we were to talk about main pieces, it would be this Bodyline JSK! It's simple and comfortable, the cotton cloth is thick and sturdy, and it's easy to wash. It makes for great piece for everyday wear all around the year!

Which item in your lolita wardrobe do you wear the least?
The hat. Really. I used to think it would be such an useful thing to have, great for summer coords when I wouldn't want to carry my parasol over me all the time.. but, I just don't. I guess I'm not a hat person.

Is there anything in your lolita wardobe that you haven’t worn yet?
I was thinking that not really, but going through my wardrobe.. the Sweetie Violet skirt I got last month, because it's chiffon and it's middle of winter here. Aside that, the blue AP blouse because it's too fancy for everyday and there hadn't been special occasion since I got it two months ago. The casual Bodyline cutsews with itchy seams, brand OTKs which actually turned to be UTKs instead,  pink cutsews which ended up being dusty pink upon arrival... an Angelic Pretty barette which is just TOO HUGE to work with my natural hair.... ok, that's quite a lot of stuff, I should make a closet cleaning :D

What is missing from your lolita wardobe?
An underskirt to lengthen some of the dresses. Longer drawers, which I have on way. Maybe a lavender blouse. And definetly some of my dream dresses!
When will your lolita wardobe be complete?

What was the last lolita item you sold or threw away?
A replica dress I got years ago, to a person who does not wear lolita fashion and just liked it as it is.

How many OPs do you have?

How many JSKs do you have?

How many skirts do you have?

How many petticoats do you have?
3. An old white one with smaller poof. Wonderful poofy pink one from Bunny House. And a short colorful one from Bodyline.

What do you plan to buy next?
Sax tea parties. There's never enough of tea parties.

When you first started wearing lolita, what did you want your wardrobe to be like?
Classical, dusty pink and floral and cream, a bit mori kei in feel. But then I got to know pink and Angelic Pretty o///o.

What is your lolita wardrobe currently like?
Sweet and colorful! Mostly pastels, pink, sax, lavender and white, also navy, a few other colors. Usually sweet but usable for casual and somewhat classical outfits too. You can see all of it in my wadrobe post ^.^

What would you like your lolita wardrobe to be like in the future?
That's for the future me to decide. I may continue to wear pastels, or decide I would rather turn more classical as I first wanted to, before I fell hopelessly in love with AP pastel sweet.