Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Game Of Thrones aka Yet More Black Milk

After falling in love with some items in this collection, I finally sat down and watched Game Of Thrones! I've also made more progress in reading A Clash Of Kings finally after starting it last Summer.

Customs was just over £30 again (boo). Ordered on 27th March, shipped on the 7th April, and arrived on the 22nd.

This time I got a Wonder Woman postcard, small sticker, and even a badge!

Drogon & Rhaegal Dragon Egg Skater Skirts - $60.01 (£33.37) each

I couldn't choose between the skirts, so I ended up buying both!

I probably shouldn't have, but I love them both so I don't regret it.

Drogon Dragon Egg Vegas Suit - $100.00 (£55.61)

I loved this when I saw it, but thought it was way too expensive and wouldn't look right on my chubby, flat-chested body. But I bought it on impulse one day when I needed cheering up...oops!

I found it funny that the size is printed on the crotch for some reason.

The cut is really strange as it doesn't stay covering my boobs at all, although this may be because my boobs are very small.

No booooooobs. Will need boobtape or glue or something!

It's fun to experiment with ways of tying it!

I'm really looking forward to hitting the beach in it, although I wish they'd released a regular swim version.

Velvet Mulled Wine Evil Cheerleader 2.0 - $120 (£66.73)

I also picked this up off Ebay for £44.20, so I saved quite a lot.

I love velvet, although when I wore this I ruined it immediately as my seatbelt rubbed against the shorts I was wearing underneath (I'd forgotten my safety shorts and don't like not being covered up). I'm hoping I can steam it out though, and at least I learned my lesson on how to treat velvet! It's still stunning anyway.

Cathedral Dress - Museum Piece

Lastly, I bought this from Sophie for £25! It's a size smaller than I'd have thought to buy, but it fits really well. I love it to pieces even though it's too low cut for my liking. I guess I have to learn to flaunt it!

This was the print that really got me into the brand, and it really doesn't disappoint. I think it'll be good for layering under shorts or even under tops to look like a skirt!

My addiction continues to grow! I'm really tempted to get the Drogon leggings just to complete my little set.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 Order 3

More AP stuff was released, so I ordered through Amazon again! Service & delivery was great as before. However the Kera I ordered was out of stock, which sucked.

I also realised why there are no customs charges from DHL - you pay the VAT upfront on Amazon. I think this is great as it means you don't have to pay those handling fees which are what usually make something too expensive! The total was £44 which is pretty steep, but GLB alone cost £25 in England anyways.

My stuff! Apologies for crappy iPhone photos.

Day Dream Carnival tote with the new AP mook. This mook even has recipes based on foods in Angelic Pretty prints! This was ¥1,500.

I also got the Wonder Cookie stationary set which came with a little booklet. I don't know why I bought this really as I probably won't use it and Wonder Cookie is probably the only AP print I don't like. But I love collecting novelties, I guess? It was ¥1,430.

I also got a recent Gothic & Lolita Bible for ¥1,300.

That was a kinda bare and pointless entry, but I hope you liked seeing my new stuff anyways ♥

Catch-Up - Sorry I've been rubbish!

I've been so busy recently with work and being tired and just in general not having enough time! I've been neglecting my blog a little, and completely neglecting my YouTube channel as filming videos takes too much effort. I really need to stop procrastinating! I'm sorry!

I figure I'll post a few random photos that were on my phone (my camera is out of batteries which is part of the reason I've not been good with my blogging).

My family have Longleat annual passes, so we go really often! Our visit tied in the Black Milk Photo A Day challenge day that was 'with an animal' so I got photos with the cuties!

I love red/lesser pandas!

They look so soft and snuggly, but they always seem really sad =[

Selfie with penguins, awh yiss.

Beautiful house. I'd love to do a lolita meet here, but entry is too expensive and you need to be able to drive, which sucks.

We also had a short trip to Weston-Super-Mare.

It was 'bracing'.

We ate chips and then went back home haha.

That's all for now! I have a few little hauls to post, and I'm hoping to start getting back into YouTube-ing soon too as it's been too long.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: Your First Lolita Item

This week's Lolita Blog Carnival topic is first lolita item! My first skirt was from Bodyline, but I bought it on Ebay along with matching socks and tote for around £12 if I remember correctly. This was back in very early 2010!

The fabric was printed backwards for some reason, but the flocking on the trim was nice. I really don't think it was too terrible a first purchase, although I couldn't coord for shit. Unfortunately I deleted all my old webcam photos recently! I thought I posted them on Twitter before deleting them, but I can't find it. I wore a plain black long sleeved shirt and T.U.K. cat shoes...I looked awful but got lots of compliments somehow!

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Pinky Paradise Circle Lenses

I finally decided to take the plunge and try some lenses! As a longterm wearer of glasses, I was pretty nervous about it.

I'd heard lots of people talking about Pinky Paradise, so I decided to order some from them. I wanted Geo Grang Grang Choco lenses but they were out of stock, so I picked Geo Angel Brown instead as they were the same price and size.

They looked a lighter brown than I had wanted, but I just wanted to try some lenses!

My order was placed on the 12th of February and were shipped on the 27th, arriving on the 13th of March. I'm delayed in reviewing them as I didn't want to buy lens solution until I knew the lenses were definitely coming!

These lenses were £12.45 + £3.72 shipping. They are 14mm lenses, so not super big. They also come with a free lens case, which is useful (and adorable!).

Since I've not worn lenses before, I really struggled to get them in and out. However, once in they were pretty comfortable after I used eyedrops! I have a feeling I have very slight astigmatism in my right eye though as that lens was a little blurry and less comfortable.

I love how they look, although my face looks so strange without glasses! My friends kept doing double takes. They look darker in than I thought, which is good as they are a good colour for my eyes. Also the enlargement isn't freakishly big, although I'd probably wear lashes with them where possible as with this photo to avoid looking too much like an alien!

I will probably order another pair soon, although the cost is a little off-putting. I guess I'll see if these ones last the full year they claim to before buying more.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: What's Next On Your Lolita Wishlist?

This week's Lolita Blog Carnival concerns something I am really really bad at...planning purchases! I have a tendency to just grab things on a whim whether or not I'm likely to wear it!

In terms of things I need...more chiffon blouses. They're so much comfier than other kinds, and look more elegant since they don't have the huge peter pan collars prevalent in the blouses I own thus far. However, I find it difficult to spend £30+ on a blouse, especially when I can't try them on beforehand as I've had some really ill-fitting ones in the past! But one in wine red, offwhite, and black would be nice.

I have been eyeing this one from Dear Celine for a while.

As for main pieces, I'm pretty tempted by Angelic Pretty's upcoming Crystal Dream Carnival since carousel prints are kind of my thing.

However I think it will be released during Glastonbury weekend, so I will have no chance of getting it! Probably for the best as it's the OP I want, and it's too flashy to be of much use in my wardrobe.

How about you? What are you desperate for?

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Sunday, 6 April 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: Create A Flower Themed Coordinate

I'm contributing to this week's Lolita Blog Carnival theme a tad late, as I knew I was going to wear a flower theme coord to Enchanted! This was my first time wearing Angelic Pretty's Romantic Rose Letter, and it truly is a dream.

This was my first time wearing lenses and lashes! The lashes were so uncomfortable, but the lenses were mostly fine (I'll review them another time).

Shot before leaving. Was really difficult cramming the princess sleeves into my bolero! I didn't sort my hair out until I was in London as it was easier and I didn't want to risk missing my bus!

A more natural light shot. I'd wanted to wear a bonnet too, but there wasn't room on my head OTL

(This photo was by Hayley, I couldn't find any others...such bad lighting in the venue!)

OP, necklace, & bag are Angelic Pretty, headband is by Florrie Clarke, bolero is Bodyline, socks are Topshop, shoes and some accessories are BTSSB.

And music from the journey to the station in the morning, hehe.

BreidholtGothic StrawberryElegant PoupéeSleeping Sweets


On Saturday the first Street Fashion Europe event was held in London. I didn't manage to get a VIP or tea party ticket as I was at work when they were released, but Sophie bought me a general entry ticket!

I kinda failed at taking photos, and we missed a lot of the fashion shows and talks because there was no point staying for them as the only seats we could get were too far away. We used the fashion show as an opportunity to look at the overly crowded Bring & Buy (I took stuff to sell but never bothered putting it on the table as it was such a mess and too busy!).

The venue wasn't as fancy as for last year's Frock On, but dem chandeliers mannnn.

And nakie babies. Apparently I love ceilings.

It was great seeing old friends and making new ones! My dress started lots of conversations, which I guess is a pro of wearing something so ridiculous (I will make another post of my outfit when I can find a photo somewhere).

There was lots of free cake and sweets, which I took full advantage of. I still have jelly babies left over! I also managed to get a chocolate stain on my dress, but luckily I bumped into a lovely Tide pen toting lolita in the rest room and it came off completely! Must import some Tide pens!

Minori was there, and she looked amazing! I wish I could have bid on one of her pieces that was auctioned, but there's no way my ribcage or arms would have fit into them as she's tiiiiny.

I struggled to make myself buy anything. I was excited to find Angelic Pretty's Royal Unicorn on the Dreamy Bows stall, but it was £220 and I know for a fact that it was barely £100 on the Japanese site at one point, so I let it go (I also only had about £180 cash on me after having McDonald's for lunch...which was suprisingly delicious). I also found a gorgeous floral Innocent World piece, but their stuff doesn't fit me well. Lovely Juliette et Justine, but wrong size. I was eyeing up the dress I ended up buying all day...but I shouldn't have bought it. So expense.

And the Gherkin on the way back to the tube. I love shiny things.

My little haul!

The dress was from the Lorina Liddell stall and is by Pina Sweet Collection, a Japanese indie brand. It cost £157 which was painful, but turns out that it's actually more expensive on the brand website, so I don't feel so pained.

Sadly it doesn't look as nice in natural light as it did at the venue as the fabrics don't match colours perfectly, but it's still adorable and looks good on.

I also won the first raffle prize (I had a weird feeling that I would), a brooch from Madame Chocolat. I had been admiring these on the stall, so I hope I can find somewhere good to pin it! And I'm just glad to have finally won something on a raffle!

The day was very tiring, but was good overall. I doubt I will go to another such even any time soon though, as the next events will surely be elsewhere in Europe.