Sunday, 21 February 2010

Bodyline Shopping Spree

O_O I've just been on a Bodyline shopping spree. I've been toying around with the idea of buying a few things on Bodyline, as I really needed a couple of pairs of shoes and some bags, but kept putting it off, trying to decide what exactly it was that I wanted.

I recently saw someone in a Bodyline dress that looked far better in real life than in their stock photos, so I decided to take a chance and buy something.

Amongst my new purchases was this pair of shoes. I actually need the black version far more, but they don't have anymore of it in size 23.5 or 24, so I thought I'd buy these in 24 and see how they fit.

I bought the pink version of this bag, simply because it's so cute! And it'll match whatever pink items I have in my loli-closet XD

I've spent a month drooling over this bag. Once I get that pair of all-black shoes I need, I can finally start dressing in a proper gothic lolita style!

I've been kind of hesitating over this dress since I first saw it months ago because of the black-and-white-can-be-ita thing. Don't know why I decided to buy it now, but at any rate, I think just snipping off some of those satin bows would make it look better.

I bought the pink version of this dress, but I'm also very taken with the yellow version. If this turns out looking nice, I think I'll buy a skirt with the yellow colourway of this print.

I can't wait for them to arrive!! When they do, I'll have at least 3 new outfits to try on straightaway~~ XD

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Happy Chinese New Year~

This is coming rather late compared to my kimono blog, but..



It's been six days straight of pigging out, and I'm so bloated I feel like a lava lamp on a hot stove. (Why yes, I did recently watch that Mythbusters episode - how did you know?)

I wore out one of my In The Starlight skirts to a family reunion lunch on CNY eve! Of course, I didn't wear full-out loli, but the top I wore with the skirt gave me an interesting idea for a casual/qi loli hybrid. I'll have to dress up in it sometime and take pics! ^^;

I'm hoping to buy my first brand piece sometime soon. Wish me luck!!

Friday, 12 February 2010

A Coveted Item: Innocent World Bonnet

I haven't always been the biggest fan of bonnets, thinking they were a tad too childish for my liking. This was most likely because I'd only ever seen sweet lolita wearing bonnets, with pink frills or prints all over the place.

After seeing a few posts on Gothic Lolita coordinates by F*** Yeah Lolita, I found they could look wonderfully elegant enough for my tastes if they were made in the right sort of material, and worn with the right sort of clothing.

Of course, having first fallen in love with bonnets through an introduction to the Gothic Lolita style, I immediately wanted a black bonnet, which would go with just about everything in my loli closet, save two or three items.

I never really did go searching to the ends of the earth for a bonnet that I liked, but the one that kept popping up in my face, the one that really caught my eye was this Innocent World one.

I dream of having this. It would match so well with some of the outfits I have put together, combined with a few different accessories! It is especially tempting to buy this now, especially since it is currently on half-price offer. (Buyable here if you want to get me a nice surprise present :P Happy CNY?)

Should I get it?

FYI, Qutieland has a cheaper version of this bonnet.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Black Bunny JSK

I've received a parcel and have done a little lolita-shopping over the past few weeks, so I've been quite eager to dress up. Only thing is: I don't have the finishing pieces for a few outfits, and I haven't had the time to dress up lately either, having just returned from a 4-day working trip to Jakarta.

I thought I'd post something anyway! :P Here's a picture of my first JSK! It was a birthday present from my mum last year, along with the bag I'm carrying. It was also my second lolita outfit ever.

Lolita Outfit #2

Lolita Outfit #2

I love my mum :) Even though she doesn't see the point in lolita, she's willing to put up with it if it makes me happy :D She spoils me, really. Not so obviously as my dad does, but she still indulges in alot of my demands ><"

Anyway, the dress doesn't actually fit all that well :/ It's perfectly fine at the waist, but the bust is a bit of a tight squeeze. Even in these pictures, it actually isn't zipped fully! I can zip it up fully, but it's a little hard to breathe in it. *motivation to lose weight!!!*

I do realise this outfit has alot of ita elements in it ^^;; The black and white bit, the less than puffy skirt (I was wearing a petticoat, just not a good one), the white shoes: just about everything seems to scream ita at me. But I was so happy just wearing lolita, and that's all that mattered ^^; I'm hoping I'll be able to do this JSK justice next time!

Speaking of the JSK, I believe it's a modified knock-off of one of Angelic Pretty's JSKs. I don't know if I'm 100% comfortable with wearing knock-offs (never ever ask if the Prada bag I'm carrying is "real" - here's looking at you, Mel! :P) but the price tag on this one justified it... I guess o_O This one is nowhere near as well-made as the original anyway! Ahahaha.

Outfit rundown:
Everything is from iSocks, my local offbrand lolita store. I think the petticoat I'm wearing was the flat tailor-made one.