October 16, 2017

Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope

Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope appeared in Angelic Pretty's Summer Catalog 2012,


and also in KERA.


I immediately fell for it. Cute, astronomical theme, it was like made for me. For a while the pictures just sat in my computer folder and I collected it's outfits on my tumblr while I didn't dare to invest so much into such a sweet sack dress. Eventually, as I didn't let go and kept wanting it, I bought the JSK in navy in 2014!





Within four months, I managed to collect everything I needed for a coord to make the dress it's deserved justice: navy tea parties, barette, star-shooting OTKs, spacious pink bag and pink blouse!





Here's the finished navy x pink outfit I wore for the June meetup! (2014)
It can be combined with white too, as in my casual IDL outfit ^.^ (2016)



I even tried to make it work with a navy long sleeved shirt using wristcuffs! (2017)
            I'm never letting this dress go :3

October 14, 2017

Best way to keep up with blog updates

Lolita fashion is one of the niche interests where blogging is very common. We read each other blogs for fun and inspiration. However, when reading a handful of blogs, it may become hard to keep track of them. So I started to look into best way to track updates of my favorites.

Web browser bookmarks

The most simple way. Just bookmark the blogs into one bookmark folder. I have been using this and unless you just sometimes read a few blogs, I don't recommend it. You have to manually check each blog and see if there is anything new. Ouch!

Follow blogs on Blogspot

Blogspot has a functionality which allows you to follow other blogspot blogs. Then they appear in a list of blogs you follow and you can conveniently read new blog posts in Blogspots Reading List. It's all great..  but works only for blogspot blogs! :'-(

RSS feed

It's a common functionality of blogs, most all blogs have RSS. RSS works in such a way that you subscribe to RSS of the blogs you want to track and it alerts you to new content on the subscribed blogs. To use RSS, you need an RSS reader, in which the posts from all the blogs you follow will be chronologically listed. There are many RSS readers out there to pick from. My favorites are...


Both are free, very popular, and have similar functionality. You can add blogs, sort them into folders, and you're notified of new blog posts and can read them there. So which one is better?

Feedly vs. Bloglovin'

Bloglovin' changed its functionality  (details here). Basically, instead of being just RSS reader, Bloglovin' now COPIES the content of people's blog posts. Which means, you don't get blog post views, you don't see the comments written toward your blog posts copy in Bloglovin', and so on. And if you remove a blog post from your blog, it still stays on Bloglovin', (like in this case). Which is why Im moving from Bloglovin' to Feedly.

What is your favorite way to keep up with blog posts?

September 13, 2017

2017-08 Picnic in Děčín

Yuki organized an picnic event in her town Děčín. We met at the train station and took a bus to the palace. People got icecream in a cake shop, I didn't because it was too cold for me! We walked through the palace gardens, and Yuki did a photoshoot there. I'm including some of my favorites, more can be found on her page Yukísek Photo.






My friend Ruki.


 

 Me with my friend Shambi, who had this wonderful pose idea!


 

My friend Tairesia, who lives in the same city as me!



                    My outfit rundown:

                    Headbow:  Bodyline front bow on a band
                    Dress:        Bodyline sailor collar OP + Angelic Pretty detachable sleeves
                    Overdress: Angelic Pretty's Tea Time a la Carte salopette
                    Bolero:       Bodyline
                    OTKs:        Angelic Pretty
                    Shoes:       An*Tai*Na
                    Bag:           TaoBao
                    Parasol:     offbrand

Originally I had planned completely different outfit because it's middle of the summer, but it turned out to be 10-15 C in weather forecast so the day before the picnic I had to plan something entirely different or freeze! So I sewed buttons to the sleeves of my pink Bodyline dress and attached my AP blouse sleeves to it, and layered a salopette over the dress. Add in a bolero and OTKs, and it was guaranteed I'm not going to be cold :3 I also re-sewed a detachable front bow from the Bodyline dress (those things are obnoxiously huge and flat) to look better and attached it to a headbow, for I am still missing a proper plain pink head-eating bow :)



Who photographs the photographer? Me :D



Some compulsory cell phone selfies!





Then we went to the adjacent park and unpacked the picnic supplies. I baked an american pumpkin pie, and brought tiny PBJ sandwiches and fruit salad. We had a Texas lolita over (Hi, Amy!) for the picnic so I hope it made her happy ^.^ My pumpkin pie actually won the picnic's baking contest, yay!





The park is beside a rock with a castle sitting on top! It's really steep and across the river beside the park, there was another one with a via ferrata, a pre-prepared path for mountain climbers.


We packed during the late afternoon and headed home.. as it took us till midnight to get home by train, we threw a second round with leftover supplies in the train!

August 18, 2017

2014-07 Picnic in Ceske Budejovice

The lolita fashion community in our city fell apart during the year. Someone moved, stopped dressing up, or whatever, I don't even know.. people just went silent and didn't come anymore. It's just me and Tairesia left now. So we decided to throw us a picnic!



I can't walk very far by now, as Im expecting a baby in a few weeks, so we made the picnic in the nearby park. The trick is to fluff the petticoat to the sides and behind, the belly takes the front! :D


       Dress: Angelic Pretty Precocious Lady                       Dress: Innocent World
       Blouse: Anna House
       Shoes: Bodyline

August 4, 2017

2014-06 Meetup in Brno

In June 2014, I asked my friends in Brno for a small meetup. It will be the last one for me for a good while. I picked my most sack dress, Angelic Pretty Dreamy Horoscope JSK in navy, and paired it with navy An*Tai*Na tea parties, pink Bodyline bolero, TaoBao OTKs, and a loads of pastel offbrand accessories.



Amai came in Angelic Pretty's Sweet Cream House apron skirt, it has such a wonderful print and she was so cute in it! Kiki took a cherry printed high-waisted Bodyline skirt.



Oh wow I got a nice present from Kiki! It was so thoughtful of her. Yes that's right, I'm expecting a baby and won't be able to attend meetups for a good while, as I live in different city. Actually, on the meetup photo I'm already in 7th month ^.^ I went from normal dresses to high-waistdresses to sack dresses, frills all the way! :)