Monday, March 27, 2017

Mini meet-up with friends ♡

I've been wearing Lolita for three years now. This is my 4th year in the fashion and so much has changed. Things I said I would never wear or buy and now I do: back when I started I used to say "I'll never pay over retail for an item", "I'll never wear Lolita without tights 'cause I'm too tall", "I'll never wear Lolita without a wig". Back in my first year as a Lolita I would attend every single meet-up I was invited to and as the years passed I started to get more and more selective.

In 2017 I decided that I do want to wear Lolita as often as possible but I won't be attending as many meetings and events as before. I think I'll only go to open events that are organized by people I like (Erika, Layla, Amy, etc) and if they happen in a place I feel comfortable at. As I made closer friends in the community I discovered that I'd rather be in a small group. The big events in our comm are great and I still attend some from time to time just not as much as before.

So last Saturday my friends and I decided to meet at our headquarters (Moti Moti Cake Shop) since the weather finally started to get cooler, thank God seriously, and now we can wear Lolita without actually suffering. The struggle of being a Lolita in Brazil is something that I guess only Australians lolitas can understand. We feel you sisters, it ain't easy.

Coincidentally around this time of the year not only I reach three years of wearing Lolita but my friends too! Anyway we had a super cool and sweet-filled afternoon planned.

Since this year started every time I say I'm gonna need my Lolita clothes my boyfriend suffers. OCD me still can't find an apartment that meets the standards so all of my stuff is still at my boyfriends and he had to search for all the bits I needed to put a coord together, poor him. He managed to find most of what I asked but socks and some accessories. Luckily I had a pair of frilly ankle socks in my house that go with almost every outfit.

When I put everything together I was pleasantly surprised that OCD me liked the final product. Yep, could've used those silver glitter bow hair clips of mine and the pair of socks I asked for but poor boyfriend couldn't find (I don't blame him) and sure as hell would love me a red Milk bag but overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I was wearing my Kiki cameo that I bought in Osaka (you can take a better look at it here) and I wanted to stick with the colors. Kiki's Delivery Service is my favorite Ghibli movie and I couldn't wait to wear that brooch. Many of the things I bought in Japan I still hadn't the chance to wear yet, sadly.

The dress is Lady Gingham by Angelic Pretty, so cute, I love all the colorways it's such a versatile piece. If I see it in black for a good deal I'll make sure to grab it. The beret, the cardigan and the socks are off-brand. The bag is also AP and the shoes are Cotton Candy Feet and no picture does justice to their sparkle. I was also wearing a glitter heart brooch from WEGO and a red and blue ring from AP. I forgot to ask my boyfriend to bring me eyelashes so my make-up looks kinda plain but when it doesn't.

First time wearing that wig too, it looks a little bit shiny to my taste but I love how my eyebrows match for once haha. I painted my nails navy blue for the occasion too.

We shared many sweet treats at Moti Moti. One of them being a chocolate Hokkaido chiffon cake with strawberry.

We left a few hours later to go to Häagen-Dazs. We've been wanting to share their fondue for a while. The only problem is that the store was in a shopping mall.
Most of my insecurities have to do with me being extremely perfectionist but put me in Lolita at a shopping mall or other normie crowded place and you'll see my anxiety take over. I just can't deal with the stares. My friends in the other hand have a really thick skin when it comes to wearing Lolita in public, which is weird 'cause I'm the one with the loud and obnoxious personality.

Thankfully as soon as we got in the store I was able to relax and enjoy myself. We took some pictures together with Hana's kawaii apps. At that point I had given up on my updo.

The employees at Häagen-Dazs were really nice to us and one of the girls loved Hana's Princess Tiara bag from AP.

When we left the mall Layla went back to her house to spend some quality time with her husbando and I went to Hana's so we could watch a movie and hang out a little more.

I had so much fun with my friends. Too bad I forgot to take a picture but I got two presents on that day. My Toy March OTKs that Hana got for me on Christmas but her Mercari order only arrived recently and a brooch handmade by Layla that is soooo cute and I can't wait to wear. Needless to say brooches, pins, whatever are my favorite type of accessorie!

Hope I'll get to spend more time with them soon!

Thank you for reading ♡ 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Valentine's Day Meeting 2017 ♡

I don't think I'll be attending many meet-ups this year but I sure wouldn't miss the first and one of the most important Lolita events around here. Last year we didn't have a Valentine's meeting so I was really glad the girls were able to organize one this year. It was also a twinning meeting so we spend a long time planning our coords.
When I first heard we were supposed to twin the first person that came to my mind was Hana because we have 8 prints in common. But then Helo asked me if we would like to go as Cherry Squad since we all have Angelic Pretty cherry prints in the lavender colorway.
Helo has Wrapping Cherry special set, I have Drained Cherry and Hana has Cherry Marguerite. The only problem is that Drained Cherry is my shortest dress so I just wear it as a casual dress. But Helo is a lot shorter than me so she came up with the idea that we should switch dresses for the meet since her dress is longer and mine wouldn't be as short on her.

Our Valentine's Day happened at Le Pain (the same place as the Classical Meeting) and as expecteted it was packed with lolitas, I heard people saying that there 70 of us there!

I loveeeed wearing Helo's Wrapping Cherry, the cut is a lot more flattering on me than DC. I have no credit for this coord since I was wearing Helo's dress, hairclip and her Honey Cinnamon bag and Hana's daisy and heart hairclips. The Innocent World blouse, AP ring, My Melody charm, shoes and socks are mine though.

The best thing about my coord was my nails. I got gel nails done the day before to match the lavender.

The design is similar from when I got gel nails in Japan but this time I chose lavender tips with gold glitter and more stones! I got them done at Blitz Nails, unfortunately I cannot recommend them since 4 days later the gel peeled off leaving half of one nail naked, the following day one of the stones fell off, then two more stones and then the gel of two more nails peeled off and it ended up lasting less than a regular manicure. It's not worth the money if doesn't last at least two weeks and I absolutely cannot compare it with the time I got my nails done in Japan, after a month they were still in pristine condition. My search for a good nail artist in Brazil continues...

At least they were good for the meeting so it wasn't a total waste. I really wanted to wear my heart with an arrow ring from Swimmer but I couldn't find it :(

And here are the Lavender Cherry triplets!

Hana was wearing AP with AP with some more AP and so was Helo.

The meeting itself was really fun although it was raining outside, hot and crowded inside and I couldn't enjoy myself as much because I've been so worried about life lately. There were many girls with drop dead gorgeous (bet you read that in Alyssa's voice) outfits too.

I decided to take part in the chocolate exchange even though I'm not a huge fan of chocolate and have a very particular and picky taste for it (which is ironic since I'm obsessed with chocolate themed items in Lolita). So I bought some Lindt which I know is well liked. During the chocolate exchange I spotted some candy so I just grabbed it and left 'cause my feet hurt and I had no intent to steal other girls precious chocolate.

I love this agar agar candy called Sweet Jelly, I ate the whole pack at once!

I didn't stay for the valentines reading because Hana and I were too tired and we wanted to go home so as everyone was taking group pictures outside I just opened the valentines box and got all of the ones that were for me hahaha, classy move but I promise I didn't read what wasn't mine.

Too bad I forgot to take a picture of the Little Twin Stars pin Helo gave to all the members of Cherry Squad. Cherry Squad will always be remembered dearly <3

Thank you everyone who sent me a valentine I'll love and treasure which one of them. Matter of fact I still have the ones I got sent at the 2015 Valentine's meet.

Thank you for reading ♡