Saturday, December 22, 2012

Caffeine Dream

Drank too much coffee in the afternoon at work today and now I cannot sleep... Sigh.

I found the Sheep Garden Round JSK in Beige! I was scouring Mbok and located it; it's like it popped up by ~magic~. My lovely SS snatched it up and I hope it will arrived to me within the next couple weeks. *^^* Stupid Christmas / holidays where the post office slacks! I want my goods, damn it!

I also caved and bought the Sugar Hearts cutsew in white. I swear that print and I have some magical connection because I own like everything from that series. •__•

I wish I could sleep! *cry*

I have work tomorrow and I am going to be so tired.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Holy Night & Sweet Sheep

Hi, dears. Today was a stressful day because of emotional reasons, but I hope everything turns up soon. (Why do I always find myself talking like that..??)

Anyway, I'm sure everyone already knows, that I really love sheep! I am still on the search for Angelic Pretty's "Sheep Garden" JSK, I cannot believe it is so hard to find! A local lolita in my community owns it, and I rather like the beige colour because I have too much pink in my wardrobe. Don't get me wrong, I love pink, but I want to have a variety of dress choices! But I cannot find it either in pink or beige, how sad. *sniff*

Lately I have been eyeing "Holy Night Story" in military switching version. If I buy it, it will be my first black dress..! For those of you that do not know, it looks like this:

image: angelic pretty

I sort of want to get it because the military-style appeals to me. The headbow has two little hanging gold stars on either side. I don't know if I really want to buy it because it seems like it would only be a "holiday print" that wouldn't have much use outside of Christmas/winter months... ^^"

Today I sold a dress I impulse bought, I thought it would be a good idea to go over it for my records because I won't be buying it again. The print I sold is called "Mary Sweet Sheep" JSK from Baby the Stars Shine Bright~ I took some photos.

Overall, a very classic sweet dress.

Close-up on hem details.

My favourite part of the dress, these two lambs.

The hellolace page doesn't have detailed shots of the little lambs in the print so I took some myself. They aren't really noticeable overall. I impulse bought it but only tried it on once at home. Although I love sheep, I only bought this dress because I wanted Sheep Garden, but couldn't find it. I hope the new gal likes it and puts it to better use~

~ Thanks For Visiting ~

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Moii Christmas Party

~ Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale ~
Headbow & JSK: BtSSB
Blouse: Angelic Pretty
Socks (unseen!!!): Angelic Pretty
Shoes (also unseen rotfl): Dream V

Hello, all. I just got back from briefly attending a Christmas gathering... I was sick but I wore Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale in strawberry chocolate (pink).

I feel like I am not vain enough to be a lolita. I don't much feel like posting about myself or.. my coordinates

Anyway, thanks for visiting! I will write more when I'm feeling better.

~Karen

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Guided By A New Era (Not With Elegance)

I've been watching episodes from Sailor Moon S and I am in love with Michiru and Haruka's relationship. I love this particular season.


What bothers me is how Usagi is the main character, but she has no redeeming qualities at all (besides the obvious generic "friendship/loyalty" virtue that every Sailor Scout has). The supporting characters are much cooler and have character depth, but Usagi is a useless whiny cry-baby. I am not fond of Usagi's personality; she is far too childish for me, but nevertheless I watch for the development of the side characters.

Aaaa my heart is melting from all the sweet Haruka x Michiru doujinshi I read. It makes me have so many feels. I have this inner yearning to write and draw and fangirl, but for some reason I can't bring myself to do any of it. (Laziness, maybe?)

This past weekend I've been selectively watching the episodes with HaruMichi moments. It's too cute to see them together. I hope that in the new 2013 season coming out in the summer doesn't disappoint me. I want the censorship of Haruka and Michiru's relationship to stop. However, I'd be happy simply to see the characters again.

Nothing really eventful happening in my life except for working and final exams. I feel very detached from my life. I feel I have lost my interest in a lot of the things that I once appreciated and held a passion for in the past. I wonder what I can do about these feelings.

Friday, November 23, 2012

November Update

A photo from a November meet I hosted~

Hi, all~ It's been a while since I've properly written anything. I've been very preoccupied with school and working to purchase more rori~~ Not to mention, Christmas is coming. I am thinking Shan wants to buy me the first gift of a Lolita dress! ^^

Don't understand? Well, Shan said she will buy me my gift for Christmas, and I was thinking perhaps it can be Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale in ~Chocolierre~ version! I am so lucky, but I was wondering my true opinion of the pink dress. I found the set for the dress and the matching headbow.

I never gave much thought to the pink colour way until my friend discover the set for me today.

image: baby the stars shine bright

After some deep thought, it seems this is the best colour way for me for many reasons. Pink is the colour of a sweet Lolita. I believe the pink shows the print clearly (no contrast for ivory version, whereas the brown and black colours are "too harsh").

If this is a gift from Shan, I will treasure it. It will be the first Lolita dress she ever buy me. If I am able to find a nice white blouse to go with my dresses, that will be even better!

In the meantime, I have ordered pink and brown blouses. I hope they are to my liking... I can't wait to put together a "Chocolate Honey Cake" coord, perhaps I really should get Royal Chocolate barrette and OTK socks ?


Also... I've been very lazy lately, and not wanting to wear false eyelashes all the time even when I really adore falsies... == Bad, bad me... also the fact is I need to order more contact lens, because I do not wear circle lens at work. It is not "professional image". Especially as a representative, one needs to be conservative and know their limits. There are so many stupid people out there who do not know or agree with this; no wonder they are poor without a good job! Who will want to hire someone who isn't presentable to represent their company??? Surely I would not!

"There's a time and place for everything! But not now." They must have missed the memo~~


My school days:

Wore my Q-Pot macaron necklace with Emily Temple Cute macaron JSK to school~~

Cynthia was so kind~ She bought us red velvet 'Movember'-theme cupcakes 'coz I wanted them! The bake sale raised money for cancer research.

Many thanks for visiting~~

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Makeshift Deco-Nails

New nails~~ ^^

I got them done to tie me over for the holidays. I tried a different salon along Broadway; it was so expensive... For sure, didn't really suit the quality. I must return to the original salon I went to with Viki. However, I very much like the beige colour the lady chose for me~~ Very lovely.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Chocolate Pancakes!

I found this image of a BEAUTIFUL lolita that I saw on Tumblr, and she amazes me!!! She is so gorgeous, and what a creative theme with "chocolate pancakes"~~ ugh swoon!!! I fangirl over gorgeous gals.

She has the AP biscuit clips, the Tokyo special version of AP's Honey Cake and the Royal Chocolate socks I'm jealous for. I don't dig the shoes, but this is such a fresh twist.

Beautiful ~~ I want to try this with my Honey Cake as well!

image: noblechaos

Monday, November 12, 2012

Chocolate Fascination~

Want ~ this version of Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale from Baby the Stars Shine Bright.

Originally I was a fan of the ivory version, but I realized I like the "Chocolierre" version for its lace at the hem, and I did not like the ivory colourway's ties at the bust being brown. Besides, there is better contrast between the print and the colour with the brown colourway~~ Oh, I cannot wait until it is mine!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

ETC Love: Biscuit & Macaron!

Exciting news! In this lovely fall of 2012, I have obtained two more Emily Temple Cute dresses to join my darling closet~~ The iconic Biscuit JSK, and the fan-favourite Macaron JSK!! I am very lucky to be having these dresses arrive to me, and they came attached with very hefty price... but worth it to pay, as long as I get to wear them happily. *^^*

Lovely biscuit JSK in ivory~~

Close up of the print~~

Macaron JSK in brown!!!

What a lovely pattern...~

I cannot wait until both dresses arrive so that I may inspect them more carefully. They should be arriving either this week or early next week!

Thanks for visiting~~!*^^*

Friday, November 2, 2012

Teddy Patissier

Teddy Patissier high-waisted JSK
An old dress from 2007. So cute!

There is want. XD (But very little chance to obtain.)

image: metamorphose temps de fille

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Crocodile Hunter?

I bought my first ever crocodile print blazer yesterday. It's a lovely piece Victoria helped me pick out from BCBG. Normally I would think this print too daring and bold, but I will try my best not to be intimidated by it.

I've been brainstorming ways to wear it. I'm thinking light coloured (or dark/black) top, with fitted dark jeans or a skirt with a gold necklace. Maybe even a dress and heels? =)


image: bcbgmaxazria

And here is me wearing it to eat brunch in Richmond with BB:

o gawd my face ;www;

Thanks for visiting~~!!*^^*

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Last Night's Mini-Party

Last night, I went and visited the new TOPSHOP that recently opened downtown. I didn't get a chance to look at many of the hair accessories, but I saw a cute white dress that I fell in love with. Effie-esque and everything. (Or as other me put it, "Very Lady Gaga"!) It ended up not working out for me. =3= Shan and Viki both walked away with lovely new purchases... but lately I haven't had much luck finding things I want to buy. Sob~~

At around 7:30PM, the three of us went to dinner at La Vallée in the hotel. Dear lord, it was mediocre at best. There seemed to be only ONE hostess/waitress, and the food took FOREVER to arrive! We were sitting there playing a drinking game with our glasses of wine, we were so bored. The menu was similar to a pub/bar menu, which is a disappointment in itself seeing as the decor seemed to mimic a more fancy restaurant's design. Food was so-so, nothing spectacular. (Though that's to be expected...)

The best part of the night was the four of us chilling in my room drinking beer, eating fried chicken and sunflower seeds. XD We tried to continue the drinking game from the restaurant but it didn't work out too well. It was still a wonderful night though, in my opinion anyway, I had a good time. ^--^"

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Need For Glittery Bows

I want to buy glittery hairclips like the ones from 6% Doki Doki.
I wonder what a good alternative would also be?

image: electric alice

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Deco Nail Day

Other me and I went to do our nails at a salon. She got gorgeous, custom Halloween-themed candy & pumpkin nails, while I opted for a light-hearted look with gold, pink, pearls and stars. I am not too fond of the shade of pink used, but the ladies insisted a dark colour was needed for better contrast and more suited to the "winter feel" rather than "summer feel".

My nails remind me of the circus. And Star Night Theatre. (No idea why, SNT is not even really related!)

Got my nails done. Haven't had long nails in a long time!

Cannot wait to theme my next nails which will be ETC biscuit dress themed! In just a couple weeks I hope. =)

Thanks for visiting~!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Wonders of OTK Socks

Angelic Pretty makes the most adorable... socks. That's right, socks! I find myself yearning to buy loads and loads of their delightfully patterned lolita legwear. It's a shame that most of the prints I want aren't easily found. ;_; /cry

I've always had a weakness for lolita socks and I have bought a handful of them at exorbitant prices. I guess I should start spending that money elsewhere! But they are just too cute (*´▽`*)

Royal Chocolate - Mocha
image: angelic pretty

Dude!!! These have little gingerbread men + cakes on them! XDDD But they are socks from an old print. I found them in black on mbok, but I don't know if I really like black.

Black: http://www.mbok.jp/item/item_380126097.html
Pink: http://www.mbok.jp/item/item_380432475.html

Country of Sweets - Ivory
image: angelic pretty

There's a pair I want from Baby's AaTP brand too~ but this design is still sold on their website. =3

image: alice and the pirates

It's kind of a waste to spend a lot on legwear though. Tights are a far more versatile and money-saving investment. A lot of lolita don't bother with fancy socks and opt to save that money to put towards dresses. Off-brand legwear is more conventional as well, because socks tend to get ruined quickly so spending a lot on them isn't very smart. (This is my rational mind attempting to kick sense into my consumerist self...)

On a different note, my girlfriend has taken up an interest to get fit through doing more exercise, possibly going to hot yoga with me. I am not entirely sure why she suddenly likes hot yoga, but the other day she went and bought some Lululemon shorts. (一。一;;) I never thought I would see the day...

Thanks for visiting~!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ETC Plushie Print

One of my favourite dresses from Emily Temple Cute is the "Plushie Print", more popularly known as the "Chocolate and Toys" JSK. I was lucky enough to get my hands on the colour way I wanted, too: pink! (Though it also comes in saxon blue.)

image: emily temple cute

The dress is a dusty pink with an adorable border print of stuffed animals, polka-dots and chocolate. The shoulder straps and bows are made of velvet, adding a soft touch to the dress. A subtle border of clovers, spades, hearts and diamonds lead down the dress into the print.

Close-up of detailing at the bust~~

Close-up  of the adorable print~~ Poodles and zebras, oh my!

My beloved shopping service was able to find the socks to match the dress as well! They are going to arrive to me soon~~ They are lovely over-the-knee socks with a matching chocolate pattern and bows. I cannot wait for them to arrive. They will arrive along with my newly won biscuit dress!

Since there are not many images of Emily Temple dresses, I just thought I will share mine. =) It really is a lovely dress so for anyone thinking about getting this JSK (or the OP) I highly recommend they do, because it's very versatile~~! ♥

Some gals prefer their dresses to have lining, but ETC dresses tend not to have this. I don't think it should be much of a problem when wearing a light petticoat and a sweater underneath, though!

However, ETC sizing tends to run smaller than other brands. There *is* back shirring, but it doesn't give much extra. Maybe only stretches to about 36" bust, I'm guessing..? I'm around 32-34" bust, so it's still quite roomy for me. XD /sob

Now, if only I could find some of the nice ETC turtleneck sweaters I saw on the hello lace page...

THANKS FOR WATCHING! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Meet Effie!

Earlier in October, when my dad came back from Hong Kong for a birthday/thanksgiving visit, my parents and I went to Richmond Auto Mall to look for... a new car for moi! (^.^)

It's a big deal because I only recently got my 'N' from taking expensive driving courses with my European instructor~~ Anyway, I was surprised at how quickly we went and bought a car. •___•" Not many people buy a car on their first trip browsing dealerships... But our family did~!

It turns out we bumped into an auntie and uncle which were my parent's old church friends. They had connections with a sales person there. (They also purchased a Civic that day.) That, couple with the fact that Honda Civic was on promotion, sealed the deal.

Originally we were considering a Yaris or a Fit or maybe even Fiat, but I am glad we ended up with a sedan! (Four doors are seriously convenience win.)

I was torn between silver or white, but I'm glad I went with my gut and got white! The white is called "Taffeta White", and seeing as I am also a big Hunger Games fan, I knew my car's nickname was meant to be Effie! ♡

Happy Honda Days~~! May the gas prices be ever in your favour!

My first car =3

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Table For Three @Burgoo

Last night I got dolled up because A) Wonder Story is my favourite dress at the moment and B) It was rainy so when I got back from work I was a tad disheartened. Seasonal weather affecting thing, you know! Wearing my frilly dress cheered me up a bit.

Happy with my BtSSB hair combs, new Prisila wig & AP's Wonder Story!

Close-up of the print and my Sugar Hearts bag. A lot of people think it's cute!

Vincent swung by my home and we picked up Viki and drove to a bistro on Main Street called "Burgoo". I had my first taste of this bistro when I first started working at Fido at the beginning of the year. (Main's Fido store is right across the street from Burgoo.)

I had a fantastic time~ Vincent ordered a grilled cheese sandwich with crab bisque, I had a wonderful Hungarian beef goulash with mashed potatoes, and Viki ordered this delightful aged white cheddar fondue with green apple slices and bread cubes. Everything was absolutely heavenly. Besides from the usual bothersome people and stares, I had a great time. Viki and I ended up splitting Vincent's bisque. Burgoo promotes itself as food for comfort, and I definitely felt very comforted enjoying this meal with my friends.

Delicious ~

Thanks for visiting~!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sugar Hearts Love

A jumperskirt I have become really fond of is Angelic Pretty's "Sugar Hearts". The white colour way is my favourite, and I've been brainstorming ways to coordinate it~ It is a very wonderful summer dress, but fall is approaching already! Today it was already very rainy on my way to work. =(

image: blogspot / livejournal

I've noticed it's very popular to wear a (pink!) bolero over the JSK, but I personally don't want to cover up the amazing detailing on the bust of the dress:

image: lolilibrary

I've always had a penchant for candy hearts. This light & airy chiffon JSK is simply fabulous! However, all the cardigans/boleros/blouses I bought have been so finicky and don't sit well with the dress, imo. I guess I have no other choice than to keep wearing it with the lacy AP blouse I have... ~sigh

My favourite candid shot with Batman and Bane! @Cos&Effect2012

My cheeks were still swollen from wisdom teeth removed... @Cos&Effect2012

Hope to coordinate something nice with this dress soon! ♡ ♡ ♡
It was one of the first prints to join my dream dresses family~~

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Wonder and Biscuits

My wallet is crying! I have recently obtained AP's Wonder Story JSK in wine, exactly in the version I wanted (round). I chose this version because the lace at the hem is red, instead of the usual white, and for the overall feeling the dress gave me. I am so happy to have these lovely dresses in my collection. I swear it's like an addiction; expensive, yet useless and rewarding. What a sad, sad life to be a Lolita... *cry*

I am still having trouble finding things to match my Sugar Hearts JSK. I guess I will just keep wearing it with the lacy pink blouse from AP. Nothing else to do about it... ^.^

So sad haven't been able to fully wear Lolita lately... But hopefully this weekend, I will be able to, and that makes me very happy..!

Another happy thing is that the dress I want from Emily Temple Cute has finally popped up on Mbok! My shopping service, a lovely person, has found it for me. ^^ The price is currently at 25,500yen (approx. $325usd!) So effing expensive.

image: mbok

I sometimes wonder if I should resell some of my dresses to earn back the money I spent.. but I just cannot bear to part with any of them at the moment...!

Need to put together a revised wishlist, for the future.

Poor Effie. I need to remember to pay my mom for the insurance every month. Poor me...!

Having high tea is what Lolita do best ~ ♡

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Honey Bear

So a lot of things have fallen apart and been shaky lately. I'm just gonna focus on school and work. What else can I do? Don't think about it.

Yesterday I wore my lovely Honey Cake JSK with the new wig that arrived. It's super soft and I am in love with Gabalnara. I'm really happy I chose this style and colour. I don't know if it's 'realistic' enough, per se, but I cut the bangs as best I could and bravely wore it out.

I'm so scared to mess up the bangs! I'm going to leave it like this for now and perhaps get a friend to touch it up later. I think I give off a very 'country doll' vibe, don't you?

So happy with Honey Cake & Gabalnara ~ ignore my lack of fancy make-up! >o<

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lovely Parcels and iPhone 5 Release

So today was iPhone 5's official release date. To be honest, my store didn't receive as much traffic as I thought it would. The hype for iPhone seems to be dying off a bit compared to previous years.

Anyway, I got to work with my lovely coworker Lisa ~ and here we are taking a picture of ourselves using the lovely Samsung Galaxy S3 ! The skin beautifier on that device is simply marvellous.

Hard at work, eh ~

My wig from Gabalnara still didn't arrive, but the novelty files I bought came this morning! Two lovely folders featuring artwork by Kira Imai, the artist for Angelic Pretty. The two prints are "Wonder Story" and "Chess Chocolate"! I own the CC OP in pink, but I haven't yet managed to hunt down WS JSK in wine.

I just couldn't copy the awesomeness with my camera, but I will attempt to take decent photos of the folders... sometime..!

The two prints on my folders; the art is breathtaking in real life
image source

I find it interesting the wig I ordered is sort-of similar to the hair of the girls in the artwork. So here it is~

image source

I should probably stop with the consumerism since I need to save for my new car. It isn't going to buy itself! But I want to hunt down my dream dresses so badly!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, September 14, 2012


I don't know why I want this print so much. Maybe because it's so unique.
It's selling for 15,000yen to start, which isn't such a bad price. If only it were the JSK!
But even if it were the JSK, I don't know if I want the pink colourway. (I would probably buy it anyway.)
It's just because I have so much pink in my wardrobe. Everything is pink; pink dresses and white elements.

Why I so pink? But only in Lolita.

There isn't a shred of pink on me in "real life"...!

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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Dinner and Dessert

Yesterday night, I went to eat dinner at Suika with Lisa. Afterwards, we drove to have dessert at 100% Healthy Desserts, which is this Cantonese-style dessert place in Richmond. It was a real funny night because me + driving = things happening...

I had some custard thing while Lisa had some fruit-filled soup thing. And yeah, that was my evening.

Eating dessert even though we are so full xP

When I got home and went into my room, I see Shan sitting on a stool curling her hair...

It was a very strange experience.

Things im thankful for today :
• my thumb shape xD
• potatoes

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Things I am thankful for today :

• my clear skin
• warm milk & honey
• my obedient, silly dog
• my steady job/income
• learning @school even when it's boring
• Shan buying me the Hunger Games trilogy
• my parents
• my long hair growing out
• plentiful hair stuffs
• meeting new friends
• taking transit after work with my school u-pass
• coloured contacts
• fancy eyelashes/makeup
• having an imagination
• music
• being a writer

May every day continue to shine brightly.

Jacky is wrapped up in his watermelon towel after a bath!

ETC Outfits



These outfits featuring Emily Temple Cute are simply so... cute! 

Can I have, please?! & those socks!!! ~ ♥♥♥