Fairytale Boutique Events!

I visited Fairytale Boutique very briefly in March, but I was with a colleague from law school, so I kind of bolted out of there before I could spend too much time in there. I'm really happy I was able to return not once, but TWICE this summer! The first one was Fairytale Boutique's Second Anniversary Event, and the second event was their Third Harajuku Fashion Walk!


Pink House Style at the Lavender Festival.

Last week, I went to a small meet-up at a lavender festival in Sonoma. The first day didn't quite go as planned, so we visited a winery instead and returned the next day to observe the beautiful plants. I tried to create a coordinate with a Pink House feel using vintage and handmade items paired with a tea-length dress.


LBC: Anime-Inspired (Fandom) Coordinates!

It just so happens that this week's Lolita Blog Carnival was on a topic I had been planning on blogging about for a while (just slightly broader), so I definitely knew I had to tackle it this week when the topic was announced! For that reason--some of the terminology I will be using is a bit broader--I'll be calling it "Fandom Coordinates" since I also will be discussing dressing up with video game influences and the like--not just anime.


Ipsy Glam Bag + Julep Maven REVIEW!

I recently jumped on the monthly box bandwagon with what seems like the rest of the world, and I am never looking back! There seems to be monthly subscription boxes for EVERYTHING—boxes for dog treats and toys, healthy snacks, geeky hobbyists, beauty lovers etc. They are so useful if you know exactly what you want more of, without spending an arm and a leg. For me, it’s make-up and nail polish. I don’t mind having large varieties of either because I love being a guinea pig for new products and like having a huge collection of wacky nail colours.

For that reason, I am currently subscribed to two services! Ipsy Glam Bag and Julep Maven! The former has a really extensive quiz you can take to make sure you get exactly the kind of products you would want to use, and Julep has a shorter quiz to determine what kind of style you are more into. I’ve been subscribed to both for three and four months respectively, so I thought it was time to do a review!


Top 10 Outfits of 2013.

I can’t believe it’s nearly halfway through 2014 and I only just got around to posting the last outfit I photographed in 2013!  As a result, here comes the incredibly belated “Top 10” post for my favourite outfits of last year. Last year had been a pretty quiet year in terms of dressing up—I had photographed nearly 3 times as many outfits in 2012 as I did in 2013 (around 90 compared to give or take 30 or so outfits in 2013).

I photographed and wore outfits frequently through July of 2013, and surprising no one, I didn’t photograph a single outfit in August (my first month in law school), and from September to December had only photographed 7 separate outfits.

Although that’s a bit of a lie… My Instagram had been updated with some cell phone photos of my outfits and make-up during those first few months of the term, but I didn’t have anyone to take higher quality photos so they never wound up on LookBook or my blog.

I realised after completing this list that I totally left out the outfits I wore for a photoshoot with the amazing Saitam Photography modeling Starlight Deco Dream items, and I am filled with regret. All three of the outfits I wore were amazing and some of my favourites to date. Feel free to check them out again here!