Monday, August 30, 2010

K-Pop I currently love~

I've been in Korean music land recently.
In fact, I have almost lost all grasp as to what is popular right now in America. XD I have a preference for dance/pop songs, so there is a lot to offer in that genre on the Korean music scene! Here are a few videos of songs that I love right now.
Run Devil Run - Girl's Generation (also SNSD or 소녀시대)

Here We Go - Super Junior (슈퍼주니어)

Innisfree Day by 윤아 (Yoona)

Thank you for reading <3
(I am sorry, for the record, if me writing with emoticons annoys you. I can't seem to write for the internet without them. I spend wayy too much time using them to stop.)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Daily Post Fifty-One: I'm going to be a high schooler. Tomorrow.

I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning, get on the bus, and go to the high school. Then I'm going to go to class there, eat lunch there, talk to my friends there, and go home. And this is going to continue for the next four years. This fact sorta kinda blows my mind. Despite this being mind-blowing, I'm really very excited for high school. I don't know quite what to expect, and all I've heard for certain is that it will be "different". So I'm setting my sights on making this year the most loli one :3 I've got all of my school supplies all decorated up (save for a few, but I'll have to get to them later) and I have my first day outfit all laid out.
And, duh, I have pictures.
My notecard box (this guy usually stays at home, though)
My planner, which I'm super lucky I found because it's my favorite color :3
 This is my accordian folder, and I swear to god it's acually purple. But for some reason it appears blue 0_o
A Hello Kitty binder I decorated <3 This by far my favorite thing.
My math binder~
Two notebooks that I laid a huge piece of lace over~
My math notebook~
And two notebooks that I don't even have to decorate~
And finally, here is my outfit to tomorrow:
Shirt: forever 21
Socks: Urban Outfitters
Bow & Skirt: Made by me
Shoes (not shown): either macy's or double decker
Thanks for reading <3

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Daily Post Fifty: Fall is Approaching!

I love love love fall.
The crisp cool morning air, the beautiful leaves swirling from the treetops, the wonderful apple cider and pumpkin pie.. And one thing I really love about fall is that it cools down enough to wear regular lolita! I get tired of having to omit a petticoat or not being able to wear a caplet I love just because it's hot outside.
I decided to make a list of things I love doing in the fall!
  • I love wearing sweaters and scarves. I tend to get really cold during the day, and it warms me right up! I have an amazing Gap scarf that I love, and I wear it all the time in the fall.
  • I love to drink lots of apple cider! It's healthier than apple juice, and it tastes better! The easiest place to find apple cider is at a farmer's market or "organic" stores like Whole Foods.
  • I love to go picking pumpkins! I know Halloween seems far away, but I still love going out and picking pumpkins~
  • I love curling up with a good book, especially a classic. This fall I plan to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 
  • I love to listen to some new music that reminds me of fall~
Thank you for reading <3

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Daily Post Fourty- Nine: Lolita Ideals Part I

This isn't going to be an article about feeling good about yourself. 
I've read plenty of magnificent articles on the subject by many magnificent lolita bloggers, but that is not what I am writing about today. Today, I'm writing about how the personal ideals for a lolita differ so greatly from your "average" girl. At camp recently, I have come in close experience with how normal girls want to be. I had a ton of time to talk about these kind of things with my friends there, and two very interesting ideals showed themselves clearly to me.
The first ideal that a normal girl has that a lolita does not is striving to have a perfect tan. I heard endless chatter about how much the girls had tanned, what their tan lines were like, and how they wanted to improve their tans. As a redhead, I find tanning rather useless normally, but I also do as a lolita. Myself, like many other lifestylers, try to dress more modestly, even outside of lolita. (By modestly, I generally mean wearing longer shorts and tops without a low cut) I find that when I dress in some sort of casual lolita every day, it doesn't matter if I have a great bathing suit tan, because I'm all covered! Even disregarding the dispute on whether or not lolitas need to be pale, I find that tanning is the least priority for a lolita, opposed to the highest priority for a normal girl.
-Part II tomorrow-
Thank you for reading <3

Friday, August 20, 2010

Daily Post Forty-Eight: Poupeegirl on Facebook!

I've been really into the poupee girl website, and I was super excited to see it on facebook~
So, I'm just going to leave you with a link and I need to get to sleep, I'm sorry.
Thank you for reading <3

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daily Post Forty-Seven: Meringue and Scott Pilgrim!

I invited a few friends over for a mini loli meetup.
We made lilac meringue and then went to see Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (it was incredbily awesome and I suggest going to see it right away)!
All I have are pictures of making meringue, so here are a few!
Mixing, and mixing...
The finished prouduct! They don't look too purple on the outside,
But inside they were a really pretty lavender!
They were super delish and the movie was really epic, so it's needless to say that I had a great time today!
Thank you for reading <3

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Daily Post Forty- Six: Princess Meme!

I'm really tired, so I'm just going to fill out a meme today~
(the ones that are underlined are the ones that apply to me)

One of your parents is dead.
You are expected to do a lot of chores.
You love to dress up.You love animals.
You are waiting patiently for your Prince Charming. 
Your mom is really strict.
You have sisters who seem kind of jealous of you.
You’re afraid to speak your mind sometimes.
You have left your shoes at a friend’s house before.
You have blonde hair.

Total: 3


You’ve kissed someone your friends didn’t like.
You’ve been lost in the forest.
You love to read.
You are not shy at all, and not afraid to speak your mind.
One of your family members is a bit weird. 
You have done volunteer work.

You have a wild imagination.

You love to take care of people in need.
You’ve had guys like you only because they think you’re pretty.
You’ve rejected at least one person when they’ve asked you out.

Total: 4

Your dad is very rich/important.
You are very clever. (at least I like to think I am)
You’ve been with someone way different from you. 
You’re unique and different from everyone else.
You’d never marry someone just because they were rich.
You have set a lot of goals for yourself.
You don’t have a lot of friends.
You’re independent.
You are wealthy.
Your parents try to control your life.

Total:  3


Your parents expect a lot from you.
You really try to follow the rules, but it’s hard for you.
You’re a bit of a trouble maker.
You’re the youngest in your family or in the last two.
You have a lot of sisters (three or more).
You collect something.
You have/had long hair.
You have/had a pet fish.

You’re extremely curious.

You believe everything people tell you/you’re a bit gullible.
Total: 3

Snow White

You know that you’re beautiful.
Sometimes it seems like your mom is jealous of you.
You’ve almost been killed.
You have at least seven good friends.
You’ve had food poisoning.
You have/had short hair.
You get along with almost everyone.
All of your friends are different.

You love to have a good time.

You’re happier when you’re out of the house than in.
Total: 4


You can be a tomboy sometimes.
People wished you could be a bit more girly.
You’ve pretended to be someone you’re not.
You have/had considered running away from home.
Your parents try to plan your life out.
A lot of your friends are boys.
You sometimes find yourself in bad situations.
You love your family so much that you’d do anything to protect them.
Total:  2


You live/have lived with someone other than your parents.
You almost died at a very young age.
You are gentle, loving and/or thoughtful.(thoughtful)
You have a decent singing voice.
You like to sleep in late on the weekends.

You spend most of your time outside, or try to do so.
You’re adopted.
You’re very romantic.

Pink is one of your favorite colors.

Total: 4


You love to walk around and explore big cities.
You are more spiritual than religious.
You’ve been in an interracial relationship.
One of your family members is dead.
Your parents are very protective of you.
Someone you know knew has been in a war.
You love nature.
You have/had black hair.
You would love to move somewhere exotic and beautiful.
You’re very adventurous.

Total: 3
Result:  I'm either Belle, Snow White, or Aurora~ I have no idea which one I think I would personally be.
Thank you for reading <3

Monday, August 16, 2010

Daily Post Fourty- Five: Deco Things!

Along with making macarons the other day, we deco'd some things.
Katie has an amazing collection of rhinestones and charms and other things, so I was in sort of deco heaven :3 I just went crazy and put everything on everything!
My fan I got in Paris~
The tin I use to store kandi and silly bandz~
A freebie compact mirror that I got from a hair salon, which the goal was to make it look like the Barbie jewelry that I had as a child (I wish I hadn't thrown that stuff out...)
My mirrored aviator sunglasses that I love, and now I love them even more~
My wig hairbrush~
And lastly the mirror that I use to look at the back of my hair XD I made it in a circle to cover up the sticker glue that was stuck there >_<
Well, thanks for reading <3

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Daily Post Forty- Four: Skirt Finished!

I made a few improvements to the skirt I posted yesterday~ 
I'm tired again, so I'm just going to post some pictures and go.
The whole skirt: I added a heard applique and a pocket in the seam.
And a closeup of the applique and the ribbon I added to the bottom~
Thank you for reading <3

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Daily Post Forty- Three: Back From Camp!

I got back from camp yesterday! 
I forgot how much I missed lolita over my time at camp. I try to stick to plain t-shirts and shorts at camp, which always feels weird to me at the beginning of the term at camp, but towards the end I start to get used to my "camp uniform". Time has really shown that I really do love loli a lot, and I'm just as in love with it as I was when I first discovered it. Wow, now I just sound like an annoying girlfriend.
Anyway, I decided to get right back up on the horse and get to some sewing today, using the fabric that my mom got for me in Philly while I was gone (10 yards of blue gingham o_0) So here is a picture of the skirt I made!
It's kind of plain, but I'm planning on adding to it soon~
Well, I'm really tired, so I'm going to end here.
Thank you for reading <3