Inspiration for Spring: Mori Girl

Mori Girl is often regarded as an ideal style for the cooler autumn months, but if you live in a Humid Continental climate like I do, you know that spring has its fair share of chilly days, especially in the morning. This is where the various layers of a Mori Girl ensemble might come in handy, provided of course you can shed a few layers late in the day and still look cute.

So here are some ideas for how to dress like a forest fairy during the wet days of March and April:

1. Choose base pieces that feature a lot of contrasting bits - like floral on solid colors or lace, then layer less! 

2. Consider "sheer" textures - like lacy boleros and shawls.

3. Stick with lighter shades - soft greens, muted pinks, and creams as opposed to darker greens or brown.

4. Play with patterns, like polka dots or stripes.

5. Tie your hair up into something kind of playful or messy, or just plop a big floppy hat on your head and call it done. 


Springing Forth into Casual Sweet Style

I know, I know, that this post comes literally on the heels of me "giving up" Lolita, but as I was cleaning out my closet yesterday I came across this dress once more and simply had to throw it on. It kind of spiraled down from there and I blossomed into a full-blown coordinate. Once in a while, I don't mind this sort of thing I guess...


Life Update!

Dear readers,

I must apologize, it's been quite a while since I've meandered into this blog and gifted you all with an update. But life in the non-virtual realm has been hectic and screwed up, hence the radio silence.

Thing the first, I'm moving out of my family home. I feel that it's a bit of a tense environment for me and my tiny hometown offers very little in the way of opportunities, so I'm creeping closer to the metro area and shacking up in my uncle's house. He has a spare bedroom that he's offered me.

Thing the second, I may or may not have a love interest of the male persuasion, so I've been spending some time with him. Not going to lie, having this dude around has done wonders for my mental state, I no longer feel frequently suicidal and insane.

Thing the third, I'm going to be selling off most of my Lolita wardrobe because a) I need the freakin' money and b) I don't think Lolita really suits me and my personality that much anymore. It's kind of a throwback to much more trying times and that's an era of my life I'd like to put behind me.

So I will be restructuring this blog a bit - I'm still a HUGE alternative fashion enthusiast and I WILL continue to post fashion and outfit related content on this blog, but I wanted to give you all a head's up in case you were really only here for the Lolita stuff.

Again, I apologize for the lack of content and ask that you bear with me while I continue to get my life sorted out. :)

Also, have a selfie!


F+F Elegant Chiffon OP - coordinated!

I finally got around to putting something together for this dress - I ended up pairing it with my English tea hat featuring birds and flowers, and a pair of checker patterned OTKs. I wore a simple pair of patent black heels and a pearl necklace. Pretty simple, but I think the dress itself is a statement piece and I don't want to over do it, you know?

Any other ideas for this?


F+F Unpacking and Review!

I placed an order with Fanplusfriend a month ago to order a lovely OP that was on sale so as to have a new item in time for a Lolita fashion show I'm participating in. The dress made me to my specs, so it's a custom fit. It arrived today, let's go!

The package came via DHL but Speedee had a hand in the final delivery. Everything was in tact in those plastic bags that are absolutely impossible to open without scissors.

What be this?! Looks like more than just a dress in here...

Well, would you look at that? I got some free gifts. A drawstring tote bag with the brand name and some pretty art, as well as a simple but cute headband.

I'd heard recently that some people who had ordered custom items from F+F were getting some small accessories as gifts with their order, but I was genuinely surprised to receive something as well.

For the piece de resistance - we have the dress itself.The fabric is super soft and drapes nicely, just like advertised. I haven't worn it yet, but as soon as I play around with coordinating, I'll post more photos.

Ah, black never photographs well!

Customer Service: They were super prompt about processing payment and asking for further clarification on measurements.

Shipping: Arrived timely, in one piece.

Construction/Quality: Pretty excellent, if I say so myself. I'm happy with it.