Friday, December 27, 2013

LBC: New Years Resolutions for Lolita Fashion in 2014

I was so happy to see that for this week, the Lolita Blog Carnival chose a topic I was already planning on writing about! So last year I made a list of general resolutions I had hoped to achieve in 2013 but it wasn't really specifically geared towards lolita. This year I have many lolita-related resolutions I hope to achieve!

1. Own white blouses and shoes.

Blouses: 1, 2, 3
When I started lolita this year, I bought all my pieces in black colorways. I did this because I was finding it difficult to break out of my mentality of just buying black clothing (something I do in my casual clothing). The thing is that I'M SICK OF WEARING BLACK. Despite this, I still kept buying black items! To snap myself out of it, I sold my black JSK last month to buy a pink one. I love the way pink looks on me so much! Now my problem is that I don't have anything to match it haha!

2. Complete a full coord without using any black

Source: 1 , 2, 3 (unkown)
Ever since I got interested in lolita, I had fallen in love with the super sweet pink coords! I still can't believe I started my wardrobe with black. To follow up on my 1st resolution, as soon as I have enough items, I want to create my first non-black coord! I want to be encompassed in pink and white and maybe some red! I can't wait to accomplish this!

3. Buy a cute apron to wear over dresses

Source: 1, 2, 3
Ahhhh aprons! I love them so much! They can completely change the look of a dress, give you a new look and add an extra sweet touch to any outfit! They're a bit hard to find lately but I know that you can find some on Etsy. Bitter and Sweet has half aprons that are super cute and affordable.

4. Take pictures of my coords more often

Sources: 1, 2, 3 (unknown)
I've experimented with lolita a lot but don't take pictures that much. When I do, I only post them over on my Instagram. I really want to take more pictures to record my progress more closely over time! I've always loved when lolitas have been able to make timelines of their progress and hope to be able to do one for myself.

What are your fashion-related resolutions for 2014?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

My Christmas Wishlist

So I've decided to make the shift from having a sweet wardrobe based in black, to one based in pink which means.... I'm basically starting from scratch, ha! Oh well, I'm naturally indecisive so I saw this coming a million miles away. I finally took the jump and got this jsk!

Bodyline's L322 in pink
As soon as I received it, I wondered why I hadn't started out with pink in the first place! Problem? I have nothing that matches it (I have an off-white blouse but pure white tights and black shoes... um, no)

So here are just a few things I hope to get around Christmas time!

1. A White Blouse
Anna House
I really want a blouse with a cute peter pan collar. Even the blouse I bought before has a square neckline and no collar so a change would be very nice! Also, I need a long sleeved blouse because it's cold in NYC for most of the year (Last year it hovered around 50-60 degrees F in May and almost JUNE)

2. A White Pair of Shoes

Shoes 178, Shoes 192
I can't decide which of these shoes to get! First, as much as I am dying for a pink pair of shoes, white will match many more outfits in the future. I can always get a pink pair for my birthday in June. Both of the shoes are soo cute! I have always loved the shape of the first shoe and it looks great in every color. I also think a platform might be more comfortable. Although, the second shoe is also very cute and looks better in the white colorway than shoe178 does. I'll have to think about it!

Aaaand if I were to get pink shoes, I totally want secret shop tea parties in light pink!

3. A Pink Headbow

Sweet Mildred
I'd get a white headbow for practicality's sake... but in this case I reallllly want the pink one! I haven't liked how headbows have look on me before, but maybe one with the right shape will change my mind! This one is so sweet with the lace and extra satin bows. It's been on my wishlist since I fist saw it

Hopefully for Christmas, I can get at least 1 thing from my list!
What's on your current wishlist??

Sunday, December 8, 2013

My Kawaii Stationary Collection!

All images can be clicked for larger versions

Many years ago, I had a penpal (well, mostly e-mailing though) called Izumi whom I found on One day, we decided to send each other packages with things from each other's country. She asked me if I had any favorite characters and I immediately said "Mamegoma!". Months later, I received a little package with many little goodies including a little Mamegoma memo pad. It sparked my kawaii stationary craze!

My first memo pad. Maybe like 4 years old?
Almost used up all the paper ;3;
99% of my stationary (I think I lost my favorite memo pad!)
Most of my stationary has been acquired once I moved to NYC. There's a nice Japanese bookstore near Bryant Park called Kinokuniya (chain of bookstores, 7 of which are here in the USA). I found out about it through a friend who is also a fan of Japanese culture. She told me that they not only sold books but also kawaii products such as stationary and plushies!

Mamegoma Halloween memo pad
Got this one from a stand at NYCC
Rilakkuma memo pad
from a grab bag at NYCC
Hello Kitty memo pad
Recycled paper and soy ink!
from a Sanrio Store in Puerto Rico

San-X Toromi French Bull Dog large memo pad
Kinokuniya NYC
Can be purchased here
Rilakkuma large memo pad
Kinokuniya NYC
My Melody notebook
NYCC grab bag
Hello Kitty sticky flags
Gift from a penpal
Hello Kitty 2014 Agenda (aka Diary Book)
Kinokuniya NYC
So that's my small collection. I love stationary sooo much. It adds a cute little touch to simple notes and handwritten letters and it makes me so happy to look at all the cute characters :D

Do you collect anything? What do you collect?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Princess-Peachie: My Inspiration in Lolita Fashion
This week for the Lolita Blog Carnival, we were asked to write about a person that inspires us in lolita fashion. Peachie is a super sweet 23 year old lolita from Scotland. She's one of the first lolitas I remember watching on YouTube and is still my #1 favorite YouTuber. It's her wardrobe and outfit videos that finally convinced me that my love for lolita lies in Sweet and not Gothic. Actually, the picture above was what inspired me to sell my black JSK to get myself a pink or sax dress

A video of several of her cute casual lolita outfits!

My favorite thing about Peachie is that her personality is even sweeter than the outfits she wears! The style greatly suits her in every way. Another thing is that she is a lolita with a wardrobe composed of 90% Bodyline items. She proves that you can look like a million bucks and not spend a lot if you can't. Not only that, but that Bodyline is a "brand" that makes loads of cute, quality items.

Now, a few of my favorite outfits~

I really hope one day I can become a lolita that is as adorable and stylish as her!

Who is your lolita inspiration?
Other cuties blogging about their inspirations: