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 ♡

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last outfits from 2016 and life updates ♡

Hello everyone! I decided to make a post about a few things that happened in 2016 and I didn't mention here on my blog before I post any further 2017 related content.
First I need to give you guys some life updates: I'm changing schools, now I won't be studying Language & Literature anymore, I'm switching to Pedagogy. I'll also start working at a different school pretty soon and I'm moving out from home too. I have already emptied my room and everything I own is in boxes and plastic bags at my boyfriends house. Nothing is the same since 2017 started, that's why I couldn't carry on with my Japan posts for example. I'm in transition mode right now and until I settle down I'm not sure how often I'll be able to post. I just hope those changes are for the better because right now I feel scared and exhausted.

Anyways, 2016 was a pretty good year for me, I'm so happy on how far I've come as a lolita.

Here's the outfit I wore for an online contest, which didn't qualify me to the contest's final.

I didn't bother me though, I'm happy that by not participating other girls had the chance to win an Angelic Pretty JSK because many people can't afford it :)

Last year I realized how fun small meet ups are and I've had the chance to organize a few. As soon as I came back from Chile my friends and I went to Moti Moti Cake Shop in Lolita to talk about life and grab some dessert. On that day I put on my most last minute coord to this date and it ended up looking fine. Some people said on cgl that the outfit isn't Lolita though. It's basically a full set and I was wearing a petticoat but next time I should wear OTT to hang out with a couple of friends.

It was a casual coord for a small get together with friends. I specially love how my Q-pot necklace matches Petit Patisserie perfectly.

Coincidentally my friends also wore dessert prints, they both looked so cute!

And the color scheme of our outfits matched Moti Moti Cake Shop's store-front.

I'm immensely happy that although I've know Hana and Layla since I started wearing Lolita last year really brought us close together and now they are some of my closest friends in the scene. Who am I kidding? Hana-chan is basically my Lolita soulmate and I love her so much! Layla always has the most sensible points of view and always talk some sense into me. I'm glad to have a friend like her when there's so much immature behavior among lolitas.

December finally came and I hosted a small Christmas meet at my house. Layla and Hana helped me with everything and together we had an awesome afternoon!

We all worked together to make delicious food and cute decor for the occasion. We had raspberry lemonade, iced tea, sandwiches, guacamole, etc we even ended up forgetting to eat the strawberry tart Layla brought, she ended up leaving the whole tart to me and I felt bad that we didn't get to share it. Christmas happens during Summer here hence the menu wasn't very cohesive to the holiday.

I even dressed my doll to fit the theme. There was so much candy and delicious treats.

We just remembered taking pictures when it was already dark. But I wore my brand new Melty Cream Doughnuts JSK with a mint Emily Temple Cute blouse, AP accessories and a boater hat, I kept it simple because it was really hot. Hana wore her also recently acquired Belle Epoque Rose and Layla stuck to theme with a tartan OP.

And last year I finally had the chance to have my own Lolita Christmas tree during the last month of me having my room. I'd been saving my AP tags for that very reason.

It was an awesome year and I got to do so many things no wonder why it's being so hard to face my new reality. Things won't be the same but I hope they'll get better.

Thank you for reading ♡

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wardrobe Post 2017 ♡

Welcome to my 2017 wardrobe post. Last year I had the chance to upgrade my Lolita wardrobe and acquire many of my dream dresses and today I'm going to share every single detail with you for the last time! For my wardrobe 2018 I plan to coordinate all the main pieces but I don't think I'll be taking pictures of all my blouses, shoes, accessories, etc. When I took this year's pictures I was in the middle of moving out so I couldn't put as much effort on the pictures as I'd like too, please excuse their low quality, the weather kept changing so I didn't have good lighting for all of them. Some of the clothes, as well as my bed sheets, are in desperate need of some ironing so please ignore that too. You can also find my post on egl.

Dresses ♡

University OP (Angelic Pretty)

Misty Sky (2016 re-release, Angelic Pretty)

French Doll OP (Angelic Pretty)

Heart Party (BTSSB)

Toy March (aka my ultimate dream dress, Angelic Pretty)

Cameo Window (Angelic Pretty)

Melty Cream Doughnuts (2016 re-release)

Musée du Chocolat (Angelic Pretty)

Sweet Cream House (Angelic Pretty)

Royal Unicorn Gobelin (Angelic Pretty)

Petit Patisserie (Angelic Pretty)

Lotta Revival (Innocent World)

Eternal Carnival (Angelic Pretty)

Fancy Paper Dolls (Angelic Pretty)

Drained Cherry (Angelic Pretty)

Cherish My Juicy Cherry (BTSSB)

Lady Gingham (Angelic Pretty)

Otome ♡

Ice Candy Print (Leur Getter)

Plushie Print (Emily Temple Cute)

Chocolatier Print (Emily Temple Cute)

(Liz Lisa, I know it's not an otome brand but it's longer than some otome dresses I like to wear it with a Milk bag and Q-pot jewelry)

Skirts ♡

Usakumya-chan is a Petit Pâtissier (BTSSB)

Rose Dress Up (Angelic Pretty)

Le Lac des Cygnes (BTSSB)

Sweet Cream Strawberry Days (BTSSB)

Melty Cream Doughnuts (Angelic Pretty)

Sweetie Violet (Angelic Pretty)

Airy Star Gate (Angelic Pretty, picture doesn't do justice :/)

Sailor skirt (Le Carrousel)

Rockabilly Dot (Angelic Pretty)

Blouses and cutsew ♡

(Amavel, off-brand 2x)

(Angelic Pretty, Amavel)

(Amavel 2x, Axes Femme)

(BTSSB, bought at Takeshita Dori don't remember the store, Emily Temple Cute)

(Innocent World, Angelic Pretty Glass Doll Cutsew. There's also a black blouse that I forgot to include)

(Fi.n.t, Angelic Pretty, Jane Marple)

Boleros and cardigans ♡

(Le Carrousel, off-brand, Innocent World)

(BTSSB, Metamorphose)

(Sanrio My Melody, Liz Lisa)

(H&M, Fi.nt, off-brand)


(Emily Temple Cute, AP, AP. BTSSB, IW, AaTP, AP, AP, AP)

(Sanrio, WEGO, off-brand)

(Off-brand, all bought at Shibuya 109)

(Off-brand, AP, Swimmer, etc)

(Off-brand, Angelic Pretty)

Headdress ♡

(All off-brand)

(Amavel, off-brand, BTSSB, Q-pot)

(All Angelic Pretty)

(Angelic Pretty, Le Carrousel, Chocomint, off-brand)

(Angelic Pretty, Campanella, Le Carrousel, Paris Kids, off-brand)

Bags ♡

(MILK, Angelic Pretty)

(AP replica and, my only replica, I'll sell it once I find an equivalent substitution, Angelic Pretty)

(Amavel, Swimmer)

(All Angelic Pretty)

(Swimmer, Amavel)


(Puff bag and brooch and Lolita necklace all Rose Marie Seoir)

Accessories ♡

(Angelic Pretty 3x, Imai Kira, Ghibli Museum)

(I'm Leaving to Mars, Sanrio, BTSSB, etc)

(Sanrio, WEGO, Disney, etc)

(Oh! Candy, Paris Kids, off-brand, etc)

(Cerise x Maki collab)

(Chocomint, Q-pot, BTSSB, Angelic Pretty, Swimmer, etc)

(Innocent World, Angelic Pretty, off-brand)

(Sanrio, off-brand)

(Angelic Pretty, Q-pot 2x, Jane Marple, off-brand)

(Chérie Cerise, Chocomint, Honey Cinnamon)

(Paris Kids, Angelic Pretty, off-brand)

(Bag charms: Sanrio, Rilakkuma, Tokyo Disney Sea)

Shoes ♡

(Angelic Pretty, my shoe collection is still a work in progress)

(Unicorn Holic (navy one), Cotton Candy Feet, off-brand)

(Fi.n.t  (pink oxford), off-brand)

Others ♡

(Angelic Pretty)

Coming soon... ♡


(My Lolita BFF got me Toy March OTKs  for Christmas ♡)

Here's a sneak peek of how I used to store my Lolita clothing:

And some products I spray in my closet to make my clothes smell wonderful:

Thank you for reading ♡