Monday, January 28, 2013

[Outfit Post] Pinky Swear

These awesome pink boots aren't new, but I've always loved them. The socks ARE new, in my quest to find tall socks that don't keep falling down without garters. And these definitely do the trick. They droop a little bit over the day, but hold up pretty well. Now I just need to spend some time altering the foot portion so they're not so gigantic on me ^_^

Sweater: Target
Skirt: Innocent World
Socks: SockDreams
Boots: Jelly Beans
Necklace: KumaCrafts

Monday, January 21, 2013

[Outfit Post] Happy Golden Days

I saw these awesome shoes at Target the other day and couldn't resist! I don't like or wear metallic things as a rule, but I think the ribbon laces on these convinced me. They also came in navy blue, but I thought this color was a bit more neutral and easier to put with a variety of things.

Top: JCPenney's
Skirt: Alice and the Pirates
Shoes: Target

Monday, January 14, 2013

[Outfit Post] Pippi Darkstocking

I absolutely love the aesthetic of a lot of Emily Temple Cute things, and this skirt is my very first piece from them. Hopefully this year I'll be able to find a regular shopping service and be able to buy more from them! Also, Pippi Longstocking is my hero <3

Top: JCPenney's
Skirt: Emily Temple Cute
Shoes: Sugar
Necklace: Chocomint

Friday, January 11, 2013

[Lolita Blog Carnival] 1 Piece, 4 Seasons

I joined the Lolita Blog Carnival quite awhile ago, but did not have sufficient time/inspiration to participate in posting until now. So this is my very first LBC post!

I love the idea of seeing how people use the same article of clothing in coordinations fit for a variety of weather conditions, especially as it is something that I often have to do myself. Funny enough, I was looking through old outfit snaps and realized I didn't really have a full-range season set for any main piece in my wardrobe. Maybe I tend to wear certain pieces at only certain times of year!

As it turns out, my trusty Emily Temple Cute Pippi Longstocking print skirt was the winner - the one piece I wear year-round! Given how much I love this skirt, that's no wonder at all ^_^


Shirt: JCPenney's
Socks: Sockdreams
Necklace: Chocomint

The print itself is perfectly fit for spring - what better to do than read books under blooming trees? In Chicago, it's actually still pretty chilly in the spring, but not cold enough to warrant many layers. Spring always makes me feel more pastel, so pairing the skirt with a light blue turtleneck and long socks was perfect. A birdcage necklace finishes it off to add a point of interest on top.


Shirt/Socks: Target
Brooch/Hairbow: Lemontree11

For summer, I stuck with emphasizing the blue bits in the print, as I don't often wear yellow/green (not entirely flattering with my skintone). It gets pretty oppressive in the summer here, so short sleeves, short socks, and hair up were definitely a must. The adorable bunny brooch I got from Lemontree11 fits in perfectly with the whimsy of the print and adds a nice touch to a very plain shirt.


T-shirt/Cardigan/Tights: Target
Shoes: StrideRite

Sage green is a color that I associate very much with autumn, especially when paired with brown, hence the t-shirt and tights in this outfit. The weather becomes cool fairly quickly, so cardigans and layers really come in handy (not to mention, I just really love cardigans).


Cardigan/Tights: Target
Boots: Sugar

For winter, I usually turn to darker colors. I decided to use black to coordinate with the rickrack trim on the skirt hem. I love stompy boots with Lolita outfits, and I especially love these particular ones (I have them in two other colors as well). Not only are they conveniently waterproof, the floral pattern adds a touch of fun to the outfit, which goes well with the idea of Pippi Longstocking.
All of these outfits are on the simple/casual side for Lolita, bordering onto otome. It makes sense that ETC is a brand that caters more to otome style, plus I wear these outfits on a daily basis and thus wearability is a big factor in how I create outfits. I hope you enjoyed looking at my cross-season coordination of this skirt as much as I enjoyed wearing it year-round!


Make sure to check out all the other blogs in the carnival who participated in this topic!

~ Make Lovely | Tangled Lace | ロリタ の 世界 | Lemon Tree 11 | Minimalist Lolita | Sparkling Girl | Fashion Fairytales & Sewing Secrets | Suns in Our Hands | F Yeah Lolita | Her Curious Elegance ~

Monday, January 7, 2013

[Outfit Post] Moon Prism Power, Make Up!

I was so excited when my KumaCrafts Sailor Moon necklace arrived, and it's definitely every bit as awesome as I hoped for!! <3 Basically, plain outfit, but just ignore that and look at the necklace? XD

Skirt: Innocent World
Cutsew/Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Sugar
Necklace: KumaCrafts

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Legend of Mermaid ~ Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch || Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year to everyone and best wishes for yet another lovely year!! o(^o^)o

A day late, but hey whatever :-P

I spent quite a while choosing a song that I felt really represented how I feel about the new year this time around, and finally came to the conclusion that this one best captures both the hope and uncertainty I have right now.

"An adventure to go around a miracle
We all go on a journy while embracing our kind mother's wishes in our hearts
A fantasy of a night with falling stars
Overflowing tears with a prayer
Illuminates a future unknown to us all"

So with that, let us all journey together into the future and make it a good one!!

Sparkles and hugs,