I’ve been procrastinating too much! I finally stopped caving into excuses and wore my finery this weekend. Besides lolita fashion, my closet is boooooooring. I absolutely-positively-definitely-completely-utterly hate clothes shopping. When I’ve been ignoring my frilly clothing for a while, I start to get into a mindset where I think that I don’t have time or energy for the effort of wearing lolita…even though it isn’t true! It doesn’t take me very long at all, and the resulting good mood is worth it ten times over~ ♥
After going through my camera when I got home on Saturday, I realized I hadn’t even posted my pictures from St. Patrick’s Day in mid-March. (Whoops!) It’s not too much of a loss–they’re not very good pictures. I went to see the St. Patrick’s Day parade on the Saturday before the actual holiday. My little sister met me, and we coordinated in almost-identical green plaid. I wore my green plaid hairbow and jumperskirt from BABY, the Stars Shine Bright, and she wore a suit-jacket and skirt set from BtSSB. We thought the plaid was identical, but upon further inspection it’s juuuuuust slightly different. (Still a little bit disappointing.)
I kept hearing rumors about awesome weather on Friday, and luckily they turned out to be true! I took it as an opportunity to wear my Twinkle Tartan skirt. I absolutely adore tartan, but pink is always sold out by the time I am ready to buy. I was lucky to purchase this skirt off a girl I know–and it’s such a lovely pink that I couldn’t be more satisfied!
The clip-on pochette is the best part, in my opinion. I have dismal luck with purses. Unless it’s attached to me, I’m probably going to leave it behind. This is one of the reasons that, when wearing my “normal” clothing, I wear a jacket even in ridiculously warm weather–without coat pockets, I don’t know where to put my stuff. The case that clips onto this skirt is the perfect size to hold all of my necessities. Since it’s attached to me, I can’t easily leave it behind, either! Win-win situation~
I tried a new style with my hair. I’ve been seeing twin buns more frequently, although usually of the teased and Mickey-Mouse-ear-esque variety, so I thought I’d give it a shot. I discovered that I have so much hair that I have to carefully form cinnamon-bun-like structures, pinning as I go, or the weight pulls it right out! x_x I kept trying to just wrap them like a “normal” bun, only to watch everything unloop and droop down as soon as the second elastic was secure.
This was also an excuse to wear my new glittery pink sneakers! My mother spotted these when we were at Old Navy. (Unfortunately, they don’t have these listed on the website, only the graphic sneakers! Such a shame!) The store we were at didn’t have my size, but another one we passed later that day did. I hadn’t worn them yet, since I don’t own a lot of things that go with sneakers. Originally I planned to wear my white tea party shoes, but my husband suggested the sneakers–a very good suggestion! They’re the same colour as the glitter stripe in Twinkle Tartan! ♥ So cool!!
To accommodate my work schedule, my family celebrated Easter on Saturday. I wanted to dress up, but didn’t want something over the top. (Okay, that’s not true. I wanted something over the top–I was thinking pink Easter bunny–but wanted to respect the fact that not everyone else shares my enthusiasm for such silly things.)
Several months ago my little sister gave me an Innocent World jumperskirt in a dusty pink hue. It matches hers, which is black. I hadn’t worn it yet, because it’s a shade of pink that doesn’t exist elsewhere in my closet. When browsing through my closet–I had thought to wear a non-lolita sundress–it caught my attention. The lilac-tinted pink reminds me of flowers and Easter eggs. Coincidentally it was the same shade as the hopping bunny wind-up toy in my Easter basket~ ♥
The off-white cardigan was also from my little sister…so her kind generosity provided my Easter outfit. n_~ I think I should find an extra-special birthday present for her this year–I’d hate to have her think she’s under-appreciated. If only I could actually buy her a chicken…