Monday, October 13, 2014

Birthday present, princess tea time and more ♡

Hello everyone! Last week, on the 8th it was my birthday! I don't like to make too much of a deal when it's my birthday so I just kept it cool and tried to have a normal day. But the people around me wanted to do a little something to make my day more special. In September my boyfriend asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I said a new Lolita dress would be the best present ever. I'm not particularly fond of any of Angelic Pretty new prints so we took a look on Closet Child to see what was available. One of my dream prints was for sale, in pink, which was my preferred color-way, but it was a skirt and I wanted a dress. I didn't like any of the dresses available so I decided for the skirt and a Baby, The Stars Shine Bright bolero. EMS was the only shipping method offered, since we are afraid of our country's abusive taxes we sent the package to my boyfriend's aunt who lives in Japan, he said he would wait and see when his aunt could send it here or if a relative going to Japan could bring the package to us.
On my birthday my boyfriend arrived with a grocery store bag and handed it to me saying it was just a little something he got for my b-day, I thought it was a bath robe because I mentioned I wanted one. But when I ripped the wrapping paper I immediately saw the BTSSB label and started to freak out! I didn't know my new Lolita clothes would arrive that soon, I thought he was still trying to figure out the best way to get my stuff sent from Japan. I'm so happy with his surprise and so in love with my new things ♡

The skirt's print is the lovely Tripe Tart! It was one of my Dream Prints on my updated wish list that I have to post here sometime (it grew bigger). The lace has strawberries and "APs" on it, it's simply adorable:

The bolero is super cute too. It was hard to get a picture of it, it looks better on, but here it is:

Angelic Pretty and Baby's stuff are so detailed and good quality, I don't think I'll ever purchase from Bodyline again (disclaimer: nothing against if you wear Bodyline and not like I intend to get rid of Bodyline stuff I already have):

A few other things I got this weekend were a straw case (I believe that's how it's called), a notebook and more Ice Cream sticky notes (that I'll give to a friend):

I also got the big petit-pois pink plate, I already had the dessert one and the teacup and saucer, now I have the whole set:

Hopefully when I have my own house and kitchen those will still be available, I want to have enough to serve a meal for friends, they're simply perfect for my taste. You can buy them at Tok & Stok (the straw thin can be found there too!).
We hit the Asian town yesterday and got some obligatory candy, ice cream flavored candy, Skinny Pepero and Hi-Chew:

From the mail I got two berets! I bought from a different seller this time and I'm not sure if I like the new berets I got... But here they are:

Although they go well with my newest skirt I think the colors are to bright, the pink one is kind of neon and the red doesn't match perfectly my Cherish My Juicy Cherry JSK as I was hoping, I might have to purchase new ones (crazy perfectionist).
My brother gave me a huge box of chocolates for my b-day, and my boyfriend's mom gave me a bunch of candy, pink pajamas and cute socks and made me a heart shaped chocolate cake with "Happy B-day Audrey'' written in Japanese with pink frosting ♡

A surprise party went down for me on Animal Crossing, with some of my favorite female villagers:

My birthday wish was "I want lots and lots of pink roses and tulips to grow on my city!". If you play animal crossing there are a few items I really need to catalog --' Let me know if you want to exchange friend codes!
Overall my birthday was a pretty cool day, not many things went wrong, my boyfriend also took me to one of my favorite vegetarian restaurants!

Today is probably the last day I have to rest before the upcoming exams! I'm literally terrified and I have to study so much! I'll be going on an even harder study routine starting tomorrow! We didn't have any classes today because of the national "Professors/Teachers Day" so I'm only resting and spoiling myself a bit before the big run for my place in college begins! On the weekend my boyfriend and I stopped by a new gourmet market kinda thing and got a few sweets from a booth we found there. We tried the pistachio meringue which was really good:

And we got a couple of sweets to take home, so I could have a princess tea time today and say goodbye to my life because from now on I'll only see books:

Cheesecake flavored macaron, little cake I don't know what's called (it had a berry topping a cinnamon tasting dough), those were pretty great sweets I'm looking forward to try some more when I get the chance!
That's it guys hope you enjoyed this post! I'm unsure when I'll be able to post again but I promise I won't abandon the blog :)

Thank You for reading ♡

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recent purchases and gifts ♡

Hello everyone! During the past few weeks I bought a few things and received some in the mail. I'd like to share my great finds! A few days ago I went to Forever 21 and found some great deals!

This cream and pink floral dress was on sale and I got it for a very friendly price, the print and style remind me so much of Liz Lisa and I think it matches my new shoes that I'll be showing on this post too.

Also found super cute ice cream socks and a pink bow with golden dots. Both of them were quite cheap, I wish I'd have bought more of those cute accessories, they had plenty of those there for a very reasonable price but not all of them were really my style. I totally recommend going there to check although not all pieces are a bargain because of the taxes over imports :( Wish I could shop at Forever 21 in the U.S.

So cute and pink ♡
I finally received my shoes I bought on eBay. I bought them to wear with Lolita mostly, but I think they'll be useful in some casual outfits as well.

They have thick, 5cm heels. I got another pair of Topshop tights too, they're white floral fishnets! Here's a picture of me wearing them with the shoes:

I got two Choo Choo Cat sticker sets, they're little folders with several sticker sheets. One with the white cat for me and one with the black cat for my friend, who has a black cat, but I forgot to take a picture of hers.

Half of the stickers are made of paper and half are made of plastic:

Another something I got in the mail was a parcel from my lovely penpal and friend Ashley, she spoils me way too much and sent me a lot of nice things:

Look how cute this tiny Rilakkuma letter set is, I can't bring myself to use them:

She also sent me a kawaii coloring book and other things I might have forgotten to take a picture:

I also went to Daiso recently but I didn't find many good things I ended up only taking those three home:

A chocolate lunch box, a envelope set for letters and a set of loofahs. You can only see the pink loofah in the picture because the white one is already in my shower. I heard wonders about how much foam those loofahs make so I gave it a try and so far I'm liking it very much!

And last thing is a decoration set I bought from the Kawaii Cam app, the app I use to edit my pictures with cute stickers, I already had a Little Twin Stars set and I've had it for over an year now so my boyfriend gave me the My Melody one and I'm sooo in love. Here are some examples of how you can deco your pictures with this set:

Hope you guys like this post! Tomorrow is actually my birthday I'm not even excited haha but I hope it will be a good day ♡

Thank You for reading ♡

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Cute Cheesecake shop ♡

Hello everyone! I'm aware...I've been absent for way too long! Well I do have a few nice posts planned but, since I'm late on this one, today I'll talk about this place I went a few weeks ago. This is a special post for the feminist lolitas out there, specially the ones in my city, nope, won't rant about feminism here, just share this place which is quite cool if feminism and sweets are your thing.

The place is called Cheesecakeria:
♡ (Rua Canário, 499 - Moema, São Paulo)

They serve tea, coffee and different types of cheesecake, you can either order a slice (which is big and perfectly shareable) or a small round portion of cheesecake (preferable if you are by yourself or want to try different flavors).

The flavors range from original to blueberry, I ordered a red velvet cheesecake slice. I didn't know it would come chocolate sprinkled, I don't think the chocolate sprinkles go well with the cheesecake. So if think you might like your cheesecake without the chocolate I'd recommend you to ask the attendant to not put the sprinkles in advance.

The price for one slice is R$15,00 which ain't cheap, but I honestly think I wouldn't be able to eat it by myself so I'd cut the price in half. You can also choose the small portion which is quite cheaper and a lot smaller.

Sweets are always good but I couldn't help but falling in love with the place's decor:

The place was all girly and cute, full of vintage and feminist references. Signs with feminist sayings were everywhere:

The hung out area was more pastel and shabby chic and the one with the cheesecake display and cashier had more of a vintage and retro vibe with brighter colors. Cuteness was everywhere:

Insanely beautiful elephant tea set.

Dramatic pause: I need this kitchen counter in my life, it's just the sweetest thing. Can't wait to have my own kitchen I'll definitely be hunting for this kind of furniture!

This place is not big enough for a Lolita meeting. But say the hung out area is empty and you want to invite a few lolitas for a private meeting, then I'd say you could fit comfortably 6 to 8 lolitas there. That's if the place is empty (which I believe would be difficult on weekends). Still a nice experience to go with a smaller group or even by yourself!

That's it guys. Another cute place to visit here in São Paulo! Somewhere near the place there's a shop called St.Marche it's a fancy grocery store with lots of imports where I found this cute Pink Lemonade:

So cute I couldn't bring myself to drink it yet!
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I'll be posting about another cute places anytime soon :)

Thank you for reading ♡