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 ♡