Outfit Snap: It’s Been a While

Outfit Snap: It’s Been a While

About two weeks ago I had a shared day off with my husband, so we enjoyed a leisurely day together. He’s one of my favourite people to spend time with, after all~ ♥ I wanted to enjoy the day to the utmost, so I dressed up.

I’ve been a bit hesitant to dress up lately, as I’ve mentioned before, due to some of the negative attention I’ve gotten more frequently in the past few months. I’ve been much more likely to wear a skirt with a cardigan than a one-piece or blouse, because I find that it’s easier for me to “blend in.” I don’t really enjoy dressing up when I go about in this manner, however. It makes me feel much less like myself; I feel more like I’m pretending to be someone that I’m not. Even if it causes comments and jeers, I like resembling a cupcake.

Wonderful Breakfast
At the café for breakfast; I had a slice of raspberry coffee cake and spiced hot chocolate.
We ate breakfast at my favourite café. ♥ I absolutely adore going there for absolutely any reason. The morning was slightly chilly, although soon the sun came out and beamed brightly enough to raise the temperature quite a bit. The chilliness of the morning made it the perfect excuse for me to order spiced hot chocolate, however. After enjoying breakfast we ran a few errands and then visited the zoo. The polar bear was out and about, swimming around in the cool water. Both my husband and I wished we could have joined the bear–the water looked so refreshing!

Pink Will Never Die
The sunlight was very bright, and thus my incredibly awkward facial expression. Oh well~
This jumperskirt is a piece I’m quite fond of. It has a very simple design; BtSSB has been using and re-using this general design for several years. I haven’t been able to wear it for a while, however; it needed some repairs. The shoulder straps are gathered with elastic, and the elastic on both sides had slackened. The result was that when I tried to wear it the bodice sagged unevenly and awkwardly. I tried to fold and pin the straps as a temporary fix, but it looked unseemly. It should have been a fairly “simple” repair, except for the fact that the ends of one of the elastic channels was beneath the grommets for the ribbon at the neckline. I took it to a tailor instead of getting involved in something I might not be able to follow through with. It wasn’t terribly expensive to have repaired, and it looks like no work was ever done to it.

When I was looking through my things to decide what to wear, the jumperskirt that I hadn’t been able to wear for a few months was an obvious choice. To keep from overwhelming the understated design, I paired it with a white blouse and white knee-high socks. (I know that over-the-knee socks and tights are much more current, but I adore knee-highs! Sometimes I feel like the only one, hee hee~) I chose pink shoes to contrast with the white socks; I don’t care for wearing the same colour socks and shoes unless my entire outfit is one hue.

Made in the Shade
I actually brought a parasol with me while we were out, and I was very glad to have it. It’s so pretty that I’m almost afraid to use it regularly.
I wish I had a headdress that would have matched this, but in lieu of that a giant hairbow was fairly satisfactory. This bow is gigantic and a but unwieldy, but I have a soft spot for it. I like very large hairbows almost as much as I like headdresses~ My hair was pulled back into two half-pigtails twisted into buns around the hair elastic. It looks a bit like I’ve had a very extreme haircut, but that’s just due to the way the buns shorten the pigtails.

I rarely carry a parasol, but this time I did–and it really came in handy! I’ve been out and about a few days since where I’ve really wished that I had a parasol with me.

It felt really nice to dress up again~ I need to start getting back into a better schedule. I’ve been going back and forth visiting family on the weekends lately, and it can be too cumbersome to pack my frills. I don’t like lugging a large bag or suitcase if I’m only going to be gone for one evening!

Outfit Snap: A Cupcake-ful Weekend

Outfit Snap: A Cupcake-ful Weekend

I’ve been really lazy about posting these, so I’m going to start with the most recent and slooooowly work my way backwards. Hopefully at some point I’ll catch up! ☆

Normally I’m the sort of person who doesn’t put too much thought into her outfit. I’m not saying that I just throw on anything that’s clean–although that is sometimes tempting–but I know a few girls who spend hours or even days agonizing over which blouse is better than the other blouse, and how many rings is too many rings, or whether or not to wear the beautiful but horribly uncomfortable shoes. I am not one of those girls. I tend to pull out a few garments that caught my eye that morning, and the first outfit to match is the winner. When I know I’ll be spending time with others, particularly people whose company I particularly enjoy, I’ll give some extra consideration. I intended to so on Friday, because I knew I’d be seeing some friends.

Retina-Burning Pink
I didn’t remember to take a picture until it was quite late and totally dark outside! Argh!

However, that didn’t work out the way I had imagined, because I had an appointment that morning to get my hair trimmed (the last one before my favourite stylist graduates… ;_; ) and miscalculated the time it would take me to wash some dishes. I flew out of the house in a hurry; so much for adding some extra consideration! u_u

I wore my pink Angelic☆School jumperskirt with a white short-sleeved blouse and a pink cardigan. The fabric of this jumperskirt is actually a very vibrant pink. It doesn’t necessarily look like it at first glance due to the striping, but the pink is very bright. I happen to have a cardigan that is also unusually bright–and thus exactly the same shade of pink–so I wore them together. I tend to prefer pairing short-sleeved blouses and cardigans rather than wearing long-sleeved blouses when the weather is chilly but not very cold, because I always seem to be doing something stupid that puts my shirt cuffs in danger of being stained. It’s easier for me to push up the sleeves of a cardigan.

Pinktastic Pink
I try to adjust the colours of indoor pictures to compensate for the yellow cast, but it’s so intense that I can never seem to get the colours balanced properly.

I pulled my hair back into pigtails for a few reasons. It’s one of the quickest styles that I can manage. It’s also helpful for my hair to be pulled back when I have my fringe trimmed. When my hair dries it tends to permanently affix itself in whatever style it decided to be in, so trying to part my fringe away from the rest of my hair can be quite an ordeal! It’s so nice to be able to see without having rogue longer hairs poking me in the eyes~

During the day I wore my newest pair of shoes, which I am head-over-heels in love with~ ♥ I didn’t want to wear them on the carpeting, though–it was very drizzling rain on-and-off all day, so they were wet and dirty on the bottoms after walking around outside. (I wanted to wear the new shoes so intensely that I went without rainboots, even though that would have been much more practical.)

One of my friends took this picture when we were at the cupcake shop. I was so happy that it was a mostly sunny day, despite the rain. (This photo borrowed from a friend’s Flickr~ ♥)

I intended to paint my nails that morning, but ran out of time. I feel so embarrassed that the polish is so clearly on its last leg. I like to paint my nails regularly, since nail polish is one of the few cosmetics that I am not allergic to, but I often pick colours that don’t match my clothes at all! (It’s just too much fun to try something new~)

Dot Dot Dot
The wind was really intense! My hair was waving around like a banner, although thankfully it wasn’t being pushed in my face.

The next day I didn’t have any real plans, so I did some cleaning around the house, dressed up, and enjoyed tea sitting near the front window. The sunlight was very nice~ It was a cloudy day, so the light intensified or faded regularly with the movement of the clouds, but I’ve always been a fan of that sort of day. I have my fingers crossed that it will feel like spring soon! It’s still quite cold on most days, although the weather on Saturday was balmy by comparison.

My husband called later on in the afternoon to let me know that he’d be home an hour early, and I was very happy to spend the rest of the day with him. ♥ We went out for cupcakes. (The cupcake shop’s worker remembered me from the day before… It’s hard to be sneaky when you are very pink.)

I decided to wear this short-sleeved dress to take advantage of the warmth, although I still needed a coat. I didn’t realize until after I got home that polka dots are the April theme for EGL. I love polka dots! I feel like I’ve participated at least a little bit~

Polka Dotted
This time I stood in the shade, because the sunlight was pretty intense. The last time I stood in the full sunlight it really washed me out, and the shadow from my made my eyes seem like black pits! (It was scary.)

I contemplated wearing the choker in my hair as a very thin headdress, but I don’t think it’s quite long enough. Instead I settled for wearing the choker as a choker and putting a white bow in my hair. I have some polka dot hair accessories made of matching fabric, but my husband likes it when I leave my hair down.

It doesn’t show up very well in the pictures, but my tights are polka dotted as well! I was so happy when a friend told me where to find polka dot tights. They’re so cute! ♥ The shoes are my new beloved shoes. They look almost identical to another pair of shoes that I’ve owned forever, but I’m boring enough that having another pair of shoes that so closely matches other shoes that I love is awesome to me!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful weekend~ ♥

Outfit Snap: Be My Valentine

Outfit Snap: Be My Valentine

The weekend after Valentine’s Day I attended a related meetup with my friends. It was scheduled so as not to conflict with the holiday, and was intended to be a fun and frilly time to spend with friends.

I wanted to wear something that was pink and red, but I didn’t want to wear my “token” red jumperskirt again so soon. My husband suggested Cherry Berry Bunny, and even though that has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day… I agreed. My love of pink and bunnies will always win out. At least some of the Valentine-y colours are present on this dress!

This picture is one of Soy’s pictures from the event.

It was veeeeeeery cold that day, so I wore tights beneath my knee socks. It is a bit of a trip for me to head to my friend’s house where the party was being held, so I didn’t want to freeze to death en route! I wore a long-sleeved blouse so that I could layer a long-sleeved thermal top underneath it.

I originally wrapped my pigtails in buns so that they wouldn’t get in my way during my travels or be whipped around by the wind, but I never actually remembered to unpin them during the party. Whoops! I think they seem a bit dwarfed by the hairbow, but at least I have a substantial amount of hair to try and fight back.

Two Unicorns
I could not keep my hot little hands off that unicorn.

While wearing one of my favourite outfits, I met the prince of my dreams! Bubbles is another friend’s stuffed unicorn purse, made by Pink Macaroon. I love the design of the purse in general, and Bubbles is made of wonderfully soft and thick faux fur with a shimmery horn and shimmery hooves. (I’m not sure if my friend considers Bubbles a boy or a girl unicorn, but I tend to interpret most plush toys as boys.)

She was so very nice to let me pal around with her purse all day~ ♥ I’d love to have one of my own–a Bubbles clone, if you will.

Prince of My Glittery Heart
Bubbles the unicorn, prince of my heart! (My husband was concerned to hear me speak this way until he saw a picture of his “rival.”)

I’ll share a bit more about the meetup itself very soon! ♥ It was lots of fun and I met so many lolita I hadn’t know before~

Outfit Snap: Chinese New Year

Outfit Snap: Chinese New Year

I am so behind when it comes to sharing pictures and generally posting anything interesting–whoops! My winter semester just came to a close, and lately when I come home from work the last thing I want to do is type anything meaningful on my computer. I curl up with my knitting, some tea, and chat with my husband. ♥ I’ve been working on knitting through all of the yarn that I’ve collected, so my main focus is on turning that yarn into items! (So that I can buy… more yarn. It’s probably clear how this goes.)

I still make time for lolita fashion, of course~ I’ve been wearing it as much as I can, although we’ve had a few frigidly cold days where I just couldn’t bear the thought of any outfit that didn’t involve a snowsuit over it. (Yes, I own a snowsuit. It’s not beribboned or frilled, but it’s awesome when the snow is up to your thighs and the temperature is icy.) In early February I met some friends, and several new acquaintances, in Chinatown to watch the New Year’s parade for this year of the rabbit!

Simply Red
It was so snowy and chilly that I didn’t dare take off my coat for any pictures outside.

I like to wear red for the Chinese New Year, because it symbolizes good fortune! This is my token red dress that I always wear for occasions where red would be nice, so of course it shows up here. I could have worn even more red, because I do have a red cutsew, but I paired it with a long-sleeved white blouse so that I could wear a thermal top underneath. That proved to be a very good idea, because the weather was so cold that we all stood around waiting for our feet to freeze so our toes wouldn’t hurt!

I wore thermal leggings, as well, along with tights, knee-high socks, and another pair of shorter socks. I still wasn’t exactly “warm” or even “comfortable,” but it was much better than if I hadn’t bundled up so thoroughly. Just before the event, my winter boots and my rain boots both developed serious holes and tears that ended their functional lives. I had to wear another pair of significantly-less-snow-ready boots, which contributed to my chilly feet.

With Mister Mallow
My beloved bunny pochette went through a phase of little use, but he came in handy to hold my camera during the parade.

I brought my bunny pochette as a nod towards the sign for 2011–the rabbit. It had been at least a few weeks, if not a few months, since I last used this purse, although it is my favourite. I don’t like to carry a purse if I don’t have to, and the pockets in my jumperskirts and one-pieces are usually able to carry everything that I need. If I have my coat on, that adds a few more pockets. I planned on actually taking pictures during this parade, and having a separate space to keep my camera made things easier than digging around for it.

Bunny Luv
Mallow needed a little bit of attention, since it’s his species’ year.

I wore my hair up in two braided buns due to the weather. It was quite windy and there was a chance of snow–and in fact, that “chance” provided copious snow during the entire length of the parade. Having my hair up from the back of my head makes it easier for me to tie and adjust my earmuff headdress, which is a necessary layer of defense against frozen ears. Braiding pigtails and coiling them into buns made my hair wind-proof; I didn’t have to brush strands away from my eyes or lips, and it didn’t get tangled or unmanageably frizzy after standing outside in all that snow.

I had a really wonderful time at the parade–I’ll share more about that very soon!

Outfit Snap: Pink and Plaid

Outfit Snap: Pink and Plaid

December was a great month for wearing frills and feeling fluffily cheerful! I started bright and early, and really made an effort to dress up. Sometimes this was a little bit difficult to do, because it’s been really cold. I’m not usually any chillier in lolita clothing than in normal clothing, but I never remember that when I’m staring into my closet and shivering–when that happens I always want to hide in oversized sweaters with several pairs of long underwear beneath my jeans!

Fruit Parfait-Type Alice
This is one of my favourite casual outfits. I think this cutsew compliments the otherwise really-busy print of the skirt.

I had planned on going to a meetup on a Thursday after work, so this was what I wore into the office. Whenever I wear anything to work other than the most casual of clothing, I get a lot of confused stares, particularly from others outside my department. Sometimes it’s a bit frustrating, but mostly I’m amused~

I always have a hard time coordinating this skirt, although I do try. This cutsew is one of my easiest and most effortless pairings. The colours match up fairly well, which is unusual. This skirt has some orange-tinted shades of pink that are more salmon than straight pink, and the difference is really obvious when it is worn with something that is strictly pink. There are lots of colours in the print, as well, but they’re hard to tie in without me feeling that I look like a fruit salad.

Hoodie of Dooooom
I know this sweater is bulky and ugly, but it’s sooooo warm. I can’t resist.

I wore black tights to balance the black cutsew. The pink heart-buckle shoes were chosen for their relative comfort and darker shade of pink. It matched up decently with darker shades on the cutsew and skirt. I clipped small pink bows in my hair for some kind of accent.

I spent a good portion of the day wearing my sloppy hooded sweatshirt. It’s not very pretty, but it is very warm. It wasn’t quite freezing cold at that point, but it wasn’t really a comfortable temperature anymore.

Unfortunately I never made it to the intended meetup, due to work-related things, but I did get to go on a date with my husband. He surprised me after work, when I was grumpy and tired, took me out to dinner and even for dessert afterward. I’m so lucky~ ♥

Ugly sweater strikes again! It’s a shade of pink very commonly used for lolita clothing, so it “matches” even though it doesn’t compliment.

I wore pink again the next day~ This jumperskirt is quickly becoming one of my most-worn items. I love the simplicity and elegance of the design. It matches almost everything else I own, and it’s very comfortable. I’m very happy to have it in my wardrobe!

I chose to wear it very classically and simply, with a white blouse, white lace-topped socks, and a pink bow. My giant sweater of doom snuck in there a bit, too. It was very cold.

Alice Claus
I basically lived in this Santa hat during December! I never wanted to take it off.

The cold was also the reason for my absolutely not-matching black fuzzy slippers. I wore pink shoes when I left the house, but my mega-slippers were necessary to keep from having icicle feet.

And nothing says Christmas like a Santa hat! I love mine and wear it around the house constantly after Thanksgiving has passed.

Festively Tartan
I was soooooo sleepy when this picture was taken. I was just about ready to snuggle up with the tree.

The next day I held my gingerbread cookie party, and I chose my green tartan outfit for festiveness. In hindsight I should have worn a short-sleeved blouse–I spent all day pulling and rolling my sleeves up to keep them out of the dough and frosting! Whoops~ I wasn’t think about that when I selected it–I was just thinking about keeping my arms warm~ (Plus, I love the lace on the cuffs of this blouse~ ♥)

This is one of my go-to wintery outfits. The darker colours and the tartan give me that sort of feeling. I think it’s green enough to be Christmas-ish, too, particularly with red accents. (And I did wear a red apron and my Santa hat for a good portion of the party~) I’m sure it’s boring that I like to wear the same jumperskirt as many times as possible once the weather hits below a certain point, but I don’t really care–it’s fun!

Outfit Snap: Whee, a Tree!

Outfit Snap: Whee, a Tree!

Now that the year is coming to a close, I’ve been trying to fit in as much lolita fashion-wearing as absolutely possible~ I’m very excited for December and the holiday season, because I absolutely-positively-utterly-completely-totally-thoroughly love Christmas! ♥ On the day after Thanksgiving I was determined to avoid Black Friday shopping…but after arriving back at home I took one look around and could not resist going out briefly to get a few holiday decorations. I’ve spent the time since then fancying-up my home for the holidays~ I’m almost done, but there’s still a few projects I have in mind. When it’s all complete I can’t wait to share pictures~!

I decided I wanted a real tree this year. We used to have a fake tinsel tree that I was very sentimentally attached to, but it had developed a crooked lean that got worse and worse as time went on. It’s time had come when it was no longer able to stand up without being propped against the wall. My husband had arranged to be assisted in tree-acquiring by a friend of ours who owns an automobile, as we rely on public transportation. Unfortunately, he chanced to take me out to run a few errands and we passed a lot selling trees…and I wouldn’t leave without one.

Yay, the Treeeeee~
I love-love-love-love-love-love our little tree! It makes me so happy~

I had been running errands and decorating the whole day, so I picked an outfit that was both casual and festive. I find that wearing lolita fashion around the holiday season is extra-fun for me because it adds another layer of cheer and bounciness to my Christmas spirit~ I paired this red jumperskirt with a white thermal shirt. It kept me toasty-warm despite spending quite a bit of time waiting on train platforms, but I didn’t have to worry about getting lace caught on things when putting up decorations. I chose to cover my legs completely, instead of wearing knee-socks, so that I’d be better protected against the cold while out and about.

Alice... Or a Tree?
One of the things I really like about this tree is that it and I are exactly the same height. I think it’s a fun size for a tree~.

I pulled my hair back just a bit and added red bows for decoration. It made me wish that I had jingle bells or glitter pom-pons, though! I feel like I don’t own enough in the way of festive accessories~ (Although I do have a Santa hat that I am incredibly attached to.)

The fuzzy boots aren’t really part of what I’m wearing–they’re just my extra-fluffy slippers~ I don’t like having icicle feet in the wintertime!

Outfit Snap: Polka Dotted Autumn

Outfit Snap: Polka Dotted Autumn

My husband often works on the weekends and has his days off at different times during the week. I am always thankful that he’s able to work at a job he truly loves, but sometimes I miss him when our days off don’t coincide. I recently took a day off in the middle of the week to match up with his time off, so we declared that day a date. ♥ Of course, I dressed up~

The weather was chilly, but hadn’t yet gotten cold. (Unlike this afternoon, when my I could feel the inside of my nose freeze just from breathing the outside air!) I chose to wear my polka-dot one-piece, because I enjoy it and hadn’t worn it in a little while. This time I decided to pair it with a white hairbow, because although the dress itself is pink, several prominent bows on the dress are white.

Polka-Dots in Autumn
I tried to make sure we took the picture earlier in the day, but it was still quite dark.

I styled my hair very simply, pulled back from my face and braided at the back. Although I am always wishing for magically-non-frizzy magic to sparkle its way towards my hair, my husband thinks it is prettiest whenever I feel like I have a wild lion’s mane. He prefers it when I wear it down, and since I do love and have married him I like to do things in a way that I know he appreciates. (If I am going to try and catch someone’s attention, it may as well be the person I married. n_~) The wind was very intense, however, and I knew that if I didn’t pull it back somewhat I’d be pulling it away from my mouth and eyes all day.

I wore my brown boots with everything. I think that other footwear would have been more desirable, but I don’t really feel that the boots are an unforgivable choice. It had rained the day before, and I worried about puddles. I’m also so thrilled to finally have just-about-knee-high boots in my size that I want to wear them all the time. I picked pink socks with white eyelet lace to follow the colour and material theme of the one-piece.

Just looking at this picture makes me wish I was wearing lolita fashion right now~ I’ll have to take advantage of the upcoming holiday weekend!

Outfit Snap: It’s Sugar Time

Outfit Snap: It’s Sugar Time

I was thrilled to have a day to dress up over the weekend. The weekend immediately after Halloween is one I always avoid. As much as I love wearing lolita fashion, the time just after Halloween is a delicate one because unruly people love to scream (and sometimes, even threaten) in regards to the fact that Halloween is over. I dislike this; it makes me very uncomfortable and–for some reason–more upset than I might usually be, so that time is one when I avoid wearing lolita style. That delicate “too close to the holiday” time has passed, thus I jumped on the chance to be dressed up.

Particularly because I recently received a jumperskirt that I purchased from Closet Child’s online shop, Angelic Pretty‘s “Sugar Time” jumperskirt. I love this design because it reminds me of a ballet costume–something elaborate that might be worn for a performance.

Beautiful Rose Scarf
These pictures turned out pretty dark–the sunlight is less and less available!

I thought I would be spending the day with friends, but that didn’t quite work out. When my husband got home from work, he surprised me by taking me out to dinner~ ♥ It was so sweet! He walked into the door and told me that he suspected I would be dressed up, so he didn’t bring something home, he was going to take me out.

I wore my new jumperskirt over a short-sleeved blouse. The weather is getting to be too chilly for short sleeves, but I prefer the look of short-sleeved blouses, so I’ll wear them as long as I can manage.

I pulled back some of my hair into a high ponytail and tried to get plenty of volume without disturbing too many curls. That was a lot easier than I had thought it would be. I spend so much time trying to keep my hair under control that I forget that it really wants to be BIG HAIR and jumps at the chance to do so. Thankfully it can’t get too out of control when it’s long; the length weighs it down just enough. I topped it with a hair bow. I love hair bows~ ♥

Pink Tulle Goes Swish
This little window has a perfectly-sized sitting place, but my petticoat doesn’t really fit in there. It made my skirts look extra-poofy!

I wore my sparkly socks with this, mostly because I could. I adore those socks, even though they’re a bit rough, and would like to wear them with everything even though I usually dislike over-the-knee socks.

The rose scarf that I’m wearing was made my a friend of mine. She’s fabulous when it comes to crafts; this was a gift for my birthday. ♥ I don’t wear it nearly enough, so I’ve been trying to remedy that.

The part of my outfit that seems most out of place are my brown boots. The weather that day was very wet. It kept raining on-and-off, and every time I stepped outside there were puddles. My footwear that is specifically lolita-related is not good for days like that. They’re all flat shoes that are more than willing to let rain in to soak my feet. I recently found a pair of boots in my size. They aren’t rain boots, but they’re sufficiently water-resistant that my feet stay dry. Sometimes that’s more important. I’m sure they’ll be a part of many of my fall/winter coordinations, because they’re comfortable and not too casual. They have a little scalloped edge on the side accented with tiny gold brads, so I think they seem just fancy enough to hold their own.

It was a lovely outfit for a lovely evening~ As much as I enjoy writing and discussing the fashion, the best part is wearing it, after all! ♥

Outfit Snap: Pink Strawberry Sugarbunny

Outfit Snap: Pink Strawberry Sugarbunny

Despite my internal debate about Halloween, I did dress up for the holiday. There’s a Halloween party at my office with a costume contest, so I always use that as an excuse to wear something unusual during the work day. I like that extra degree of freedom and whimsy. Most of my coworkers change into their costumes immediately before the party, but I don’t mind wandering around in something silly. I do so on a regular basis, after all!

This year my costume, lacking in real concept or execution as usual, was a “pink strawberry sugarbunny.” I own a pair of BABY, the Stars Shine Bright bunny ears that I’ve never had an opportunity to wear, so I paired them with my Cherry Berry Bunny jumperskirt and added more strawberry accessories.

Blurry Halloween Picture
This is a low-quality picture that I took at work. I didn’t remember to bring my camera, so I used my phone.

Since Cherry Berry Bunny is one of my favourite outfits to wear, I didn’t need too much of an excuse to wear it again. I decided that if I were going to wear rabbit ears I didn’t really want to be “the white rabbit” or a “bunny-girl.” There are bunnies in the print, and that was enough of a connection for me. I also brought Mallow to accompany me. I considered bringing Monsieur Lait, but he’s so large that I worried he’d get dirty during the commute.

Pink Strawberry Sugarbunny
I thought this would be a cute pose, but I just look ridiculous. I should have known!

Instead of “proper” shoes, I wore my pink sparkly sneakers. They do not add any elegance, but they do match at least in terms of colour. I wanted to add a more whimsical and casual touch than I usually have. After all, it was Halloween!

Several of my coworkers tried to guess who I was. My favourite suggestion was “Little Bunny Foo-Foo!” I have really fond memories of that nursery rhyme, but I wouldn’t want to be little bunny Foo-Foo because I don’t have the heard to bop field mice on the head. n_~

I didn’t intend to enter the costume contest, especially since I had no way of justifying or really explaining what I was. The costume contest at my office is a very serious event. My coworkers often spend a lot of time and effort on their costumes; sometimes they even rehearse small skits to perform before the judging! It’s something I really can’t compete with. However, I was pushed into it with the insistence that I represent my department, as no-one else had dressed up this year. I’m afraid I didn’t make a very strong representation, though–everyone else was much more creative! I lost spectacularly to a Garth & Wayne duo, a California roll, and Superman’s father. They all deserved it!

Outfit Snap: Catching Up in Pink

Outfit Snap: Catching Up in Pink

One of the things that always keeps me from updating regularly are pictures. I love having pictures to go with each entry, and I am really picky about where the pictures come from. I don’t like uses images without proper credit–I prefer to take the pictures myself, borrow some from a friend (with permission), or take them from an official company website (with a note of the fact). Unfortunately, I don’t carry my camera around with me on a regular basis, thus if I want pictures to illustrate something I need to specifically plan time to take them–and there needs to be decent sunlight.

So, as much as I want to write about something else, here’s a few outfit snaps that I’ve forgotten. Over the weekend I’ll definitely have something else to write about–if only because I’ll also have the time to take some accompanying pictures~!

Ready for Angelic☆School
My husband was sweet enough to take these pictures after he got home. I’m absolutely useless with a self-timer, and my friend and I were having too much fun to remember pictures~

I spent the day with a friend, and I wanted to wear this jumperskirt. This time, I tried to emphasize the “school” aspect of the design by pairing it with bulky shoes, a cardigan, and a low-key hairbow. I wore the dress’s brooch on my cardigan, covering the BtSSB logo, to tie things together. I really love the award ribbon-shaped brooch that the jumperskirt came with, but I don’t often wear it pinned to the shoulder strap because the side of the medallion pokes me in the arm; it can be uncomfortable.

Enrolled in Angelic☆School
I liked wearing these shoes with this outfit. I appreciate their chunkiness in this coordination.

I really wanted to wear over-the-knee socks, so I picked my ribbon-wrapped pair. Looking back, I don’t think I’d wear those socks again. Plain white knee highs with just a bit of lace or white stockings would have been a better choice. I’d also like to do my hair differently–maybe braids pinned up in loops! (I’ve always wanted to wear my hair like that, ever since I received the American Girl doll Kirsten when I was little, but my hair tends to spike up funny at the ends when I try, or the weight drags the loops out.)

Bows on Bows on Frills
It was very warm and humid that day, so my hair fluffed up like a big poof of floof!

I spent the next day with my husband, enjoying our time together. I work on Sundays, and with his job he works alternating weekends, so it isn’t all that often anymore that we have a Saturday to share and enjoy together. We had a lazy day–woke up late, made sweet potato pancakes, played Pokémon, ate lunch at a café, did some shopping, watched a movie at home, and went out for dinner. ♥ It was fun and relaxing, something we both needed.

I let him select my outfit, and he chose this dress. I’m not surprised at all, because this is the dress he purchased for me. I paired it simply, with pink socks, pink shoes, and a pink hairbow. I left my hair down at my husband’s request. I hate leaving it alone to do its crazy fluffing-frizzing-poofing-staticy nonsense, but he thinks it is very pretty. It makes me happy that he thinks of me that way even when I’m feeling absolutely opposite. ♥

Fluffy, Pink, and Cheerful
My quest for more interesting ways to pose in pictures continues! I’m still failing at coming up with anything good~

I’m fairly satisfied with this outfit. It’s not fancy or incredibly unique, but I feel comfortable wearing it. Actually, I feel more than comfortable–I feel great! I love wearing lolita fashion, and simpler outfits like this are my favourite~

Next post, I promise, will not be an outfit post! XD