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Another Meet Up in Dublin + Angelic Pretty’s Milky Cross ♡

Today,  the Irish lolitas had a meet up!

We went to the Natural Museum of History in Dublin!

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It’s not my picture. I stole it from Wikipedia, hahaha.
Sorry, I did not take my camera.

Afterwards, we went to Queen of Tarts – a very nice cafe in Dublin.
I had French Toast! It was delicious! Another Meet Up in Dublin + Angelic Prettys Milky Cross ♡ blog

Here’s the outfit I wore!

Another Meet Up in Dublin + Angelic Prettys Milky Cross ♡ blog Dress: Angelic Pretty, Blouse: Innocent World, Socks: Emily Temple Cute, Headband: Handmade Another Meet Up in Dublin + Angelic Prettys Milky Cross ♡ blog
Everything else off brand

I found this dress to be very versatile and can be worn so many ways.
Apologies for the top of the socks being so noticeable against my white tights underneath. Another Meet Up in Dublin + Angelic Prettys Milky Cross ♡ blog
Because it’s so cold I am wearing 2 pairs of tights here and the socks, hahaha.

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Close up details of my blouse from Innocent World~

In other news..

Recently a new dress from Angelic Pretty called “Milky Cross” was released!

It was released at 12:00pm today Japan time.
Unfortunately for me in Dublin time, that is 3AM!

Hahaha, so I woke up to reserve this dress! Another Meet Up in Dublin + Angelic Prettys Milky Cross ♡ blog

That’s the close up of the print.

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And here’s the cut of the dress!
I really liked the way the fabric drapes. Especially the bow in the front!

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What also really intrigued me is the back.
I think that it’s an absolutely gorgeous touch!

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I was very lucky to have gotten this dress as it sold out very fast.
It sold out in 10 minutes which does not sound super fast, but during these times, the website comes to a crawl.

This was not my first time buying a dress from Angelic Pretty so I was a bit prepared. I knew had no time to actually review what I was buying – just add the dress to the cart and pay!

Since I was able to do that, I felt relieved, but then..

After purchasing the dress, I decided to take the time to look at the description of the dress more closely (A lot of the details are often not released before the sale).
Looking at the measurements, I’m not actually even sure it will fit me! Hahaha.
Typically, these dresses have elastic shirring in the back so it can fit many girls!
But due to the special star design in the back, there is no shirring for this particular dress.

Not only that, I discovered I liked the black colorway more!

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So now I am on the hunt for this dress in black.
It’s quite unfortunate that the buying situation is like this.

What’s more sad is this dress was quite popular and is very likely to be resold secondhand above the retail price.

I guess these are just first world problems, hahaha.

I hope everyone else has a good weekend!

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A Winter Lolita Meet Up in Poland ♡

It’s a little late posting this…

But I’d like to tell you about something I did during my Christmas in Poland!

I went to a meet up with lolitas in Poland.

They were very nice.. I had sent them a message 2 weeks earlier than my arrival to ask if they could meet me, a random stranger!

And they were not reluctant at all to hold a meet up!

I think it’s a very good thing that lolitas have such an international network.
We can visit so many countries and you will be able to find the lolita community there on Facebook.
They will be more than happy to meet you and even show you around!

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The meet up was in my partner’s home town Bielsko-Biala.

As it turns out, there were a couple of lolitas in the area. It surprised me as it not a very big city in Poland.

Although some of the girls traveled a couple of hours in order to make it to the meet up.
I think it’s really good we are all so passionate about this fashion!

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Anyways! I’d love to show you some pictures from the meet up.

First, we went to Cafe Oskar. A lovely cafe with delicious cakes and drinks!

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After that – we went outside to take photos.

But oh my gosh! It was snowing!

Yes, it makes for lovely pictures.
But my body had to suffer for such pictures, hahaha.

However, I think it was well worth it!
We all look so beautiful!  A Winter Lolita Meet Up in Poland ♡ blog

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 I am wearing another chocolate themed outfit~

Chocolate dress and cardigan!   A Winter Lolita Meet Up in Poland ♡ blog

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I.. did not have a lolita coat yet..
I’m so embarrassed by this coat. It’s soooo ugly, but I honestly am so sensitive to the cold!  A Winter Lolita Meet Up in Poland ♡ blog   A Winter Lolita Meet Up in Poland ♡ blog   A Winter Lolita Meet Up in Poland ♡ blog
I bought a new coat so next time I can bring it!

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After a walk around the city, we went to recover by having some tea!

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I’m so sorry about how badly the below picture is edited.
It was unfortunately such a dark picture.

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Looking back at the pictures, again, I am so grateful to be into lolita fashion.
There are so many nice girls and I have made so many friends. I’ve matured a lot. I’ve grown more out of my shell.

Thank you so much for meeting me!

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Biscuits and Chocolate ♡

I received a new dress in the mail recently!

It’s called Biscuit Print NOP from Emily Temple Cute!

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It’s an empire waist dress that flares out!

I think those kind of dresses look really good on me.

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See, how cute the biscuits are?  Biscuits and Chocolate ♡ blog

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I really love the lace on the straps!

It adds a detail that’s a little different from your typical dresses.
The lace is wide enough to fit a black ribbon underneath.

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This weekend I went to the movies!

Here’s my outfit below.

It’s chocolate themed!

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Sorry for covering my face! I looked angry, hahaha.

OP: Emily Temple Cute Chocolate and Ribbon OP, Cardigan: Primark, Blouse: Innocent World, Turtleneck: Thrifted, Purse: MILK, Tights: Mu-fish

I’ve gained a significant amount of food themed~~ items in my wardrobe!
A lot of it being chocolate. One of my first purchases were these Mu-fish tights, but I have been very frustrated by them.
They are a very strange brown that just doesn’t match the colors any of my other chocolate items.
I find that very frustrated because it creates some imbalance in the coordinate.

Actually, they don’t quite match here either, but I really wanted to use them finally!

How do you girls like to coordinate your outfit?
Ever since I got into lolita, I’ve become very concerned by matching, but sometimes I think it’s overkill!

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Lovely Winter ♡

Being a California girl, one of my biggest challenges in cold climates was to dress warm, but still cute!

Every year I visit Poland to visit my partner’s family.

And every time, I get a little cranky when packing.
Everything I usually wear, I can’t wear it!
But it’s so cute!
What am I to wear?!

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That’s the internal dialogue I have each year, hahaha.

This year, I decided I couldn’t handle it anymore.
I wanted to invest in a really super cute and warm coat.

And the below is what I got!

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It’s Metamorphose’s Teddy Bear Coat!
It’s made from 90% wool and the hoodie has little ears on it!

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I never thought a coat would make me so happy.
But I finally feel like I am dressing like what truly represents how I want to be.
I always thought that kind of thing was out of reach.

I also put together the below outfit.

Tartan is so suitable for winter!

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Recently, I bought the red shoes.
And I am so glad I did. It’s added another “cute” element to my outfits I didn’t have before!

Does anyone else get this happy too when they finally dress how they’ve always wanted to?

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A Happy New Year ♡

Happy New Year everyone!  A Happy New Year ♡ blog

Looking back at 2014, I think that I became a much more happy person.

It was the year I really took off with lolita fashion.
I made new friends. I found myself being so happy finally dressing in a way that feels so “me”!

Professionally, it was a very difficult year for me. I became very tired and unmotivated of my job so I decided to look for something new. There was one company that took a lot interest in me. I had to interview with them 8 times. But the result was upsetting. They told me I was fit for the job, but the company did not approve the budget for that job during 2015.

Overall! Still, I think it was a very good year for me!

I hope that it was a good year for everyone too! A Happy New Year ♡ blog

I would like to take this opportunity to show you my lolita timeline!

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Looking back, I think that I’ve improved a lot.
I’m really happy about it!
Which outfit do you like?

I’d like to show you my first coordinated outfit  -

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It’s from November 2013.
I’m not very proud of it at all, hahaha.
The  petticoat looks quite flat. The shoes don’t entirely match. And the cardigan looks a bit out of place.

I coordinated this dress again recently!

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I think it’s a huge improvement!
I think that the over all styling of my accessories fits this dress very much.
It’s a chocolate dress so I think it’s appropriate for accessories to be a little cute and wacky.

What does everyone plan for 2015?

This is the year I will return back to California!
I am very stressed about looking for a job again.
I don’t want to think about the word “interview” ever again, but I guess I have to be brave about it!

I wanted to take this time too to thank everyone for being my loyal reader.
I’ve been very bad at returning my thanks and posting more.
I wish everyone a great 2015!

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Classic Haul + Pondering about Hong Kong ♡

I recently received these items!  Classic Haul + Pondering about Hong Kong ♡ blog

(I think in September, hahaha Classic Haul + Pondering about Hong Kong ♡ blog )

First is Victorian Maiden’s Stripe Rose JSK!

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And I bought Innocent World’s Original Ribbon Lace Millefeuille Bolero in 2 colors!  Classic Haul + Pondering about Hong Kong ♡ blog

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It’s a bit of a shame, but recently, I haven’t been feeling capable of making nice coordinates with my dresses.
That’s why I don’t post so many pictures recently.  Classic Haul + Pondering about Hong Kong ♡ blog

And after reflecting a bit more, I think I like classic style, but maybe I am more suited as an admirer?
I’m not sure.

Soon I will have a lot of sweet clothing coming soon!
What I mean is, I ordered a lot more clothes with chocolate theme.

I will post them soon!

I’m also getting older so I’m worried that a sweet style will only suit me so much longer..

There are so many things to think about!

Do you have a preference?
Do you prefer classic or sweet style?  Classic Haul + Pondering about Hong Kong ♡ blog

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There’s one more topic I’d like to talk about!

It’s a topic I don’t typically talk about, but please bear with me.

Hong Kong is a place I really love. It’s a unique plan where East meets West.
It’s also the place where people of my ethnicity are from.

My family came from Guangzhou in China. They were fortunate enough to escape to Hong Kong to have a better life.

Hong Kong is a small city. It was formerly a British colony, but was handed over to China with a special government with more freedom than China.
Under both British and Chinese rule, Hong Kong never had democracy.

My family ended up moving to the United States for fear of the future with China.
We are very fortunate though as we had connections in America.

Currently, there’s many students protesting there asking for the basic right of democracy.
There is a lot of internal conflict about this because many businesses rely on China for their income.
Also, Hong Kong is a very wealthy place and many don’t want to damage the reputation of the city and prefer stability.

But I think it’s important to have democracy. I think it’s important for people to choose what they want!
So I’m supporting the students with all I can!

Thank you and please think about Hong Kong!

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