Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Recent buys ~ wish it was spring already! ♥

I've been doing too much shopping, recently. xD"

My BF took me out to go to Munich for a couple of times, where HUGE sales are going on ♥
So Gals, if you're in Munich you definately gotta check out:

~ ARICO shoestore at the main station (They're also running a clothing store at the other side of the main station, but they don't really have much to sell there. <.<) Can get a super cute pair of warm boots for 10€  ♥
~ Tally Weijl - Basically always worth a visit, especially if you're searching for sexy clothes that match Kuronba // Agejo style. They're currently having a big sale on sexy wool pullovers with deep neckline! I bought 2 of them ♥
Oh, and for all Lolitas: They're currently selling a mint colored leather jacket. Might be interesting for sweet Lolitas. ;)
~ New Yorker is currently selling a wide range of knit pullovers with crosses, that are very similiar to the ones beeing sold at Galstar! A perfect basic item for rokku style ♥

I'm very happy that I could make a lot of good deals due to those sales! ^////^ 

I also saw some very amazing clothes! Especially this one...

Too amazing to describe with words ~
Would look awesome under a sheer shirt, but for sure I'd never have the guts to wear that! xD

I also got some super cute clothes in the mail the past weeks ♥ Let me show you what I got!

Yumetenbo Onepiece "Antique Rose Print"
It is really lovely and well made, I'm so happy I got this ♥
It is fully lined, and flares out very nicely at the bottom! I hope spring is coming soon, so that I can wear this baby out! >///<

Yumetenbo blouse
There's nothing more to say, it's absolutely perfect ♥
I especially love the button and ruffle detail, so cuuuute ♥
It has now become my favorite blouse ♥

Yumetenbo suspender skirt
Unfortunately far too big on me. ;___;
According to the Yumetenbo size chart, it should fit perfectly... so I was kinda disappointed how baggy it looks on me. =/
I'll try to alter it, because it's to cute to re-sell it. >////<
...I love the tiny bow's on the buttons! ♥

I also bought this Liz Lisa pullover second hand
It is so cozy warm and cute, but unfortunately sooo baggy on me! Makes me look like a marshmallow. ;__;
(I'll try some more coordinates with it, but if it doesn't turn out well I might re-sell it. =/)

Dammit, I really spent too much money on clothes. So hard to resist the sales! xD" 
Time to save up a little now ♥
But for you...

Enjoy the Sales, may you all grab a nice deal! ;)

Kinda nonsense / no meaning post this time, some more reasonable entry's hopefully coming soon! XD"

It's such a sweet, sweet life, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Going Kuro Lolita?

All those wardrobe posts on EGL inspired me to lay out my own wardrobe to enjoy some eye-candy. ~ xD

I don't have an impressive Lolita wardrobe, just a very few treasured pieces. It's not worthy making a post about it - but seeing my dresses laying on my bed one to another, I realized how much Lolita style has evolved the past years.
I'll focuss on the brand "Angelic Pretty" in this entry, but similiar changes also applied to the other big Lolita brands like "Moi-même-Moitié" & "Baby, the stars shine bright".

Comparing my AP dresses, the most drastic change was quite easy to see:
Left side: AP Rose Toilette OP, Release in 2007 (my "oldest" dress)
Right side: AP Little Birds Symphony, Release in 2012 (my "youngest" dress)

To make it even more clearly:
That is a length difference of 7cm! 
That might not sound that much, but when worn, it cannot be unseen. =/ 

I'm not that tall myself (1,58m), and the "Rose Toilette" fits me just fine. The seams of the dress come across my knees, and the +2cm of lace do the rest. Perfect Lolita Silhouette
As about "Little Birds Symphony"... the missing 7cm do make a huge difference for me, since my knees are definately showing. It might be okay when I'm standing or walking straight (I'm not that prude that I don't want my knees to show), but when I'm bending over... thanks god for the invention of bloomers. xD" 

Anyways, that's one point that makes me feel uncomfortable. =/


This is only my personal opinion, but I feel like especially AP's quality has been constantly going down a little the past years. 

Let's take a look at the last photo again...
The Print.
Both dresses are so called "border prints", which means most of the print is going on at the very bottom of the dress. 
As you can see, the print of "Rose Toilette" does perfectly end up with the seams. Not one single dot is cut off. As for "Little Birds Symphonia", the ribbons are cut off at the seems 70% of the time, all around the dress. It's just such a tiny little matter, but for me, it is very bothersome. =/ 

The Lace.
I love the delicate lace of "Rose Toilette". ♥ It has lots of tiny details, and looks just as fragile as a perfume bottle itself ♥ 
I'm not saying that the lace of "Little Birds Symphonia" is bad, but look at the big netting, and bold lines... it also feels a lot thinner then the lace on earlier AP dresses. Don't misunderstand, it is still a nice quality lace! But definately not as beautiful and delicate as Rose Toilette. =/

The thickness of the Fabric.
I could just say "Fabrics used to be thicker then nowadays" and end this point, but theres some more to it. 

The structure of the fabric has changed as well - unfortunately it's very hard to take a decent photo of it, sorry. =/ 
While the "Rose Toilette" has lots and lots of tiny striations alongside which gives a thicker feel, "Little Birds Symphonia's" fabric is flat like an H&M shirt. And that's also how the fabric feels like... =/ 

Those points all together make me hardly consider if I should really spend THAT much money on a new release AP dress. =/
Oh, since we're already at it... here's one more point that makes me consider that even harder. xD"


It's no secret that AP has recently designed a loooot of dresses with toy / little pet animal / cute sweets themes. I'm totally fine with it, and I love the look on other girls! But for me... that's not my cup of coffee. x___X
I'm mostly wearing Hime Lolita, and I don't like to incorporate toy / little pet animal / cute sweets with that. Cosmetics, butterfly's, flowers and roses.. everything is fine for me. But none of the latest releases match my taste. Q__Q

And then... I saw this:
OMG cute Hime OP by AP! Border Print! With Chandelier! ( absolutely NOT paying attention to the decoration on top of the advertise)
Even though I already have "Little Birds Symphonia", which is kinda the same style of OP, I was immediately craving for that! >////<

Well. Then I saw the close up of the print.
Cupcakes. Little pet Animals. On a *** chandelier. WHYYYYYYY! Dx
That really spoilt everything. Q___Q
The dress has such a nice design and the print looks so awesome from far! 

Now I'm hardly debating with myself wether to get the Ivory version one day, or not. (Second Hand, of course) In Ivory, the cupcakes and so on are not thaaaat much visible. xD"

Argh. Sooner or later I might just go Kuro Lolita. ~__~
Doesn't really solve the Quality problem, but the print issue! xD (Which is, at the moment, most bothersome for me for obvious reasons. lol)

Please let me know your opinion about the latest prints, and the possible quality changes!

It's such a sweet, sweet life, isn't it?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy new year!! ♥

Hey dear's, how you're all doing? =D
May you all have a happy and sucessful 2013! Wishing you only the best

I just survived a heavy case of infectious mononucleosis. x___X 
I had a strong fever for almost 2 weeks, which made my body become so super weak... still now, I have a lot of problems will low blood pressure and feeling tired and worn out ~ I had no feeling for blogging therefore, very sorry. =/
But enough of that negative stuff. ;D 

So now that we've already reached year 2013, I thought it would be fun to take a look at last years resolutions for 2012... this is what I wanted to do in 2012:

- live together with my BF
DONE. So happy about it, live has never been sweeter
- loose a little weight
I actually lost 8kg, which I'm so happy about
- do my driving license
I got my driving license in April AND my own car in November! Now if that isn't a big achievement for me. :´D
- try to not be as sensitive anymore
Nyah, fail. xD" I'm just as sensitive, so I'm gonna keep this resolution on my list for 2013. lol
- wear lolita more often / attend more meetups
Failed with that one as well. =/ But it'll get better in 2013, now that I have my own car. :´D Sweet freedom

And that's my list of new year resolutions for 2013!

- fit into these Ma*rs pants  
(starting with size 26, hopefully fitting into size 25 by the end of year! Ò__O/):
- graduate in nursing with a very good degeree and get an awesome and well paid job
- wear more lolita and gyaru
- DIY extensions
I want blonde + pastel mint & pink dip dye like this girl
 (photo taken from google, unfortunately I have no idea who this beautiful girl actually is. :/)
- do more para para 
- travel to Taiwan, China and Japan with my love 
(which basically means saving a looooooot of money. xD")

Oh, and since we just stumbled across the words "save money"... my recent yumetenbo buys. :´D  

Chiffon dress (offwhite)
I already wanted to buy this one when it first came out in spring 2012, but I was too greedy. =/
Now I got it with a little discount, lucky me it hasn't sold out yet! ^////^

Blouse (offwhite) and halter skirt (beige)
I bought these two items seperately, I just loved how the coordinate looks! So cute, Roma-Gal ♥

I also bought a simple white knit and cute beige nordic boots in Munich yesterday ~ discount everywhere, I love Winter Sales! :´D 
I found a perfect white long pullover for a Gal coordinate at Pimkie yesterday, but apparently size S looks totally baggy on me (the sizing is really off, same happened to my friend) - I'm still considering buying the pullover and washing it very hot + tumble dry... since its a wool blend, it might shrink a bit? x__X 

Argh, whatever. xD" 

Here's the most recent photo of myself and my BF. =) (To keep the tradition of ending every 2nd blog entry with a face-spam of myself. xD)

...on our christmas date. =)
I'm looking wasted on it because of the fever, sorry. xD"

Have a good start in 2013! =D

It's such a sweet, sweet life, isn't it?