Sunday, March 30, 2014

Chocolat Dance Party

I should be sleeping... but instead, I'm not! I'm blogging! (*´꒳`*) Because I said I would try and blog more, so I will keep my promise to myself. If you have blogger too, let's follow each other! I want to encourage others to write about their daily events, too. Or whatever is on their mind..!

I wanted to share my photos... yeah~ you know me, just a little bit of lolita-related items and cute things. I don't have an interesting life lately! Work, school, and a bit of leisure time is pretty much my fall/winter this year.

My gorgeous AP boston bag♡ I haven't used yet, but I will carry to a fashion show this April.

Some exciting(?) news is that I bought the Bon-Bon Chocolat Dance Dance Dance Cafe Milk JSK in the "double chocolate" colourway instead of "chocolate vanilla"! This is new for me since I always buy light-coloured prints, I rarely have any dark prints.

I've never bought a dress with navy blue detailing before. I love the scalloped hem~
The whole dress looks like a light chocolate wafer ♫꒰・‿・๑꒱

I like the dark blue! I am slowly drifting away from pink, yeah? (No! Pink is my favourite colour! But I wouldn't get this print in pink.) Actually, I only have two BABY dresses, the other being Chocolate Fascinate Fairytale, and that dress is indeed in pink.

...Sometimes I wonder why I am a sweet lolita? Some people hate on sweet style because it is a common style in lolita fashion, but to be honest sweet is really hard to wear! Everyone will stare and think you are a little girl, or have some strange wish to be a little girl again. But I just love beautiful dresses and I feel this style really expresses my inner personality to be free from society's constraints to conform!!! (Haha, dramatic.)

In truth, I think gothic is much more mature and elegant, and black makes the wearer seem more mature and respectable than a sweet candy dress. But, I love chocolate and sweet prints (same as many other lolita) so I can't help that my style is more common. Who can resist chocolate or biscuit purses? I can't.

Speaking of purses, I bought a purse for casual wear last week.

Betsey Johnson

Nothing special, just an off-brand bag I was attracted to because of the quilted heart stitching.

A lot of the bags I have, I rarely wear out because Vancouver is so rainy, and I (try to) take really good care of my belongings. Several times I carried out my Miu Miu bag and it started to rain... So I remedied that by getting a bag I wouldn't mind getting wet! (Leather is so fickle...)

This bag is actually really spacious, and keeps my makeup bag, wallet, keys and phone all neatly inside. I've never bought anything from Betsey Johnson before, but apparently some of her designs for accessories are popular.

Lastly, I took some photos with a demo of the newest HTC phone! It's called the HTC One (M8). I wish more phones came in pink! Anyway, this doesn't come in pink. But from what I heard, it's a solid phone with several people pre-ordering it before release date. Worth checking out~

Mandatory work selfie with my manager.
I won a free donut from the roll-up-the-rim-to-win, hehe~

Thanks for visiting!!! ♡♡♡
I hope fellow lolitas also enjoy and share their recent purchases~ (ॢ˘⌣˘ ॢ⑅)

Sunday, March 23, 2014


Hello~ off to high tea! Photo by my younger sister ^.^
Hello~ I don't normally blog late at night anymore, or in general really, because I'm not one of those gals who like to show off a lot of my private life to the public. I'm too lazy to take photos of my experiences, and I'm also shy to write about my thoughts and feelings. But hey, it's 2014 and I'm not getting any younger. So here I am!

What's new with me? A lot of working. But I've also been spending time with my friends and my boyfriend's friends as well. I attended Shaun/Shawn's??? birthday party at "JOEY BENTALL ONE" and had a really delicious steak. I also spent time together in the same group of friends to eat fried chicken and beer. I've been having casual moments like that after work. It's a mature, and also nice experience for me. I needed this sort of change in my life, you know? Like some stability and actually liking and trying to get along with people who try and understand and respect me.

I've been to high tea several times, once with my younger sister and younger brother and my boyfriend, but also once with my best friend. Unfortunately I usually dress casual when I'm out day-to-day, so I didn't wear lolita... Anyway, my BFF and I have been watching "ATTACK ON TITAN" together, and it's been super funny.

My style of teacup at "LA PETITE CUILLERE" on Kingsway~
One of my favourite places to visit, because I love their darling darjeeling tea on a relaxing afternoon...

I need to keep my head up. No need to stoop down to other people's level. I'm happy and content the way I am~ and I don't live for negative reasons. I try not to, anyway! I'm independent (to an extent!), I'm rocking this semester in university, I have a car and money to spend and supporting&loving parents, family, friends, loved ones~~ I want for nothing, but it seems I'm in a state of anomie. But I don't want to turn into one of those horrible people who spend money carelessly to show off to others, because I believe people can tell if someone is really of substance or not. I suppose we'll see in the future who goes and stays in life, and who is really worth committing to in the end.

On the lolita end of things, my beloved Chess Chocolate Jabot JSK in ~pink~ arrived safely a couple weeks back! Gosh, she is gorgeous and I already dreamt up a coordinate for her. I can't wait to wear her out, but we'll see~

Beauty~ Ever since I sold the OP, I was searching for the jabot JSK.
I miss the jabot on the OP though, I regret selling it because the jabot JSK's jabot is pin-on, which I dislike. In hindsight, I should have kept the OP's jabot and sold the OP for a discounted price... but oh well!

I also received a lovely JSK from my wishlist: "EMILY TEMPLE CUTE" Chocolatier Rabbit JSK in beige! I got the dress from a sweet Toronto lolita I chat with occasionally. She's super sweet, I enjoy talking with her because she's just a genuine person. I think, anyway!

I love ETC. The dresses are detailed, fanciful, and gorgeous! I own a lot of the brand's rare coveted prints. When I wear casual-style, I feel more "at ease", if that makes sense. I love MILK, Q.POT, EMILY TEMPLE CUTE, those sort of brands... It gives me less pressure than donning full-on lolita. However, BF calls otome-kei "elementary school" look...ㅠ.ㅠ I don't see what's wrong with wearing cute dresses at an older age. The quality is completely different! I'd dress my kids in Emily Temple ANYDAY!

Lolita takes up a large part of my expenses. But my most recent purchases have been AATP Diamond OTK in gold, AP's Royal Chocolate Boston Bag (1st release!!!) and BABY's Bon-Bon Chocolat Dance Dance Dance JSK in Cafe Milk! I wonder how to coordinate these things? I wish I could get the headbow, too. We'll see!!!

Should I not mix PRETTY and BABY? XD Some lolita would think that, wouldn't they~~??? Thanks for visiting!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

International Women's Day / J-Fest

Today I was unsure whether I was going to attend J-Fest, which is an annual mini-con. I don't normally attend conventions because I'm not deeply into anime or anything. The only anime I really like is "Attack on Titan", which most people already know... 

Anyway, I decided to go because going to conventions is fun for me to see the cosplayers as well as other lolita. I bumped into some of the local Vancouver lolita -- I believe Kelleigh and Charlene -- and we chatted briefly. But I'm still quite shy from all the people asking to take my photo. Doing so makes me nervous. Anchovy said he's worried people will use my photos for indecent things, but a lot of cosplayer's photographs get taken at conventions. So really, to me, it must not be that bad???

I wore AP's "Holy Night Story" with "Holy Lantern" socks~
I really wanted to wear this print during Christmas but I was too shy.

Bunny teapot~ I improved so much as a lolita from my past years!

I really hope I find Angelic Pretty's Royal Chocolate boston bag (first release) in time for April! I am planning a coordinate with the pink Chess Chocolate JSK mentioned in my previous post. I haven't decided which OTK or shoes to match with that coordinate yet, but I will be taking photos with flowers in a lolita fashion show...? *^^* SELF-MOTIVATE MYSELF TO DO THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY~~ like lolita fashion~~

I should wear my royal chocolate socks or maybe the new AATP diamond socks in gold? Even after I reminded myself to stop spending money on brand over-the-knee socks, I couldn't help it... They are just too gorgeous...!!!