Saturday, May 31, 2014


So today Katti and I went to see Belle! I really don't think I can explain the movie in a way that does it justice, but it was such a great movie with so many emotional scenes... the struggle of Belle is highlighted by her background as the daughter of an admiral and a slave woman. She was raised by her father's uncle, an Earl, but  even being brought up in a life of privilege and elevated rank was not enough for Belle to escape the prejudices that were so alive during that time. 

Katti in front of the poster!

Katti and I decided to wear outfits that were inspired by Victorian art and drawings since neither of us really had anything rococo... Katti's outfit was from the book "What People Wore" by Douglas Gorsline. It was sort of hard for me to decide what I wanted to wear, but in the end I decided to wear an outfit very loosely inspired by this painting:

Maria Dietsch (c.1850). Joseph Karl Stieler.
Oil on Canvas.

You can't really tell, but I braided my hair to look a little similar to the woman in the portrait and I wore a blouse with a lace collar and put a bow on it... I wasn't sure what the bottom of her dress looked like, but I improvised...

Blouse: Forever 21
Skirt: Little Dipper
Shoes and Tights: Off-brand

If you haven't seen Belle, I would highly recommend it! The costumes and scenery also made this movie a real marvel and there were so many things that the main characters wore that Katti and I wished were in our own closets! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Picnic at Lichgate

Today, my best friend Katti and I decided to have a picnic at Lichgate. We would have liked to have been there at a time where there were less people, which is why we planned to go before noon, but when we arrived there was a flock of elderly ladies having some sort of Garden Club meeting. Despite the crowd, my best friend and I found a nice shady place to picnic-- then a swarm of mosquitoes ran us away from that spot and we had to find another spot. Nonetheless, we had a great time and hopefully we will get to go again when there are less people.


We packed a lot of good things to eat.  Katti made matcha flavored bread and the best finger sandwiches in the whole world and I made some rustic apple pie, casserole and ginger lemonade. Everything was really delicious.

Here is what Katti wore! Also, she decorated that hat
you can barely see in the left-hand bottom corner.

Katti and I both wore mori girl and we both unknowingly coordinated similar looking outfits. My own outfit was kind of plain, but here it is anyway:

Blouse and Skirt: Forever 21
Everything else: Off-brand

I guess this was a pretty short blog post, but I don't know what else to write about!

Oh! Also, there was a flower at the bottom of my glass!
I thought that was funny. Sorry for being stupid!

Thank you for reading!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ordering From Millefleurs (For Overseas Buyers) & Review

So, I purchased a dress from the lolita web-store called  Millefleurs Noirs. It seems like Millefleurs might be a lesser known lolita store, or perhaps just not a major brand store, but they sell many classic and gothic lolita style clothes as well as some aristocrat items that all look to be very good quality. Because the items are from Japan and part of a niche fashion with items in limited quantity, what they do sell is on the expensive side. However, from what I can see, Millefleurs does sometimes have sales and the particular dress I ordered was 30% off. 

Here is the stock photo
from the website.

The dress itself is very well made and made out of soft cotton. It came with two detachable bows and the back has corset lacing. The only complaint is that the dress isn't quite the same color as the stock photo. In the stock photo the dress seems a little darker, but that could just be me or certain settings on my computer. The dress is still really pretty and I'm happy with it. Here are some photos:

To order from Millefleurs you can contact them directly through their website through their contact form; you can also find the link to their contact form through their website. You might want to fill out the following information in the body of the contact form if you will be ordering from them:

Product Information:
Product number or web site URL: 
Product Price:

Your Information:

Shipping address:
Your Name:
Phone Number:
Paypal address:

Filling out this information will help the staff process your order a little faster. Also, after filling out the information it took two days for them to respond and they invoiced me through Paypal. I'm not sure if the staff is consistent when responding to e-mails, but I think in six or seven days if they have not responded, you might need to send another message to make sure that they got it. It is possible to send an email ad I think their e-mail. I think this is their e-mail address: milleinfo [at] millefleurs-noirs [dot] com.

Dress: Millefleurs
Stockings: Bodyline
Shoes: Innocent World
Everything else: Off-brand

I wore the dress today and I really think it looks nice. The length is a little past my knees, which is sort of how I prefer my lolita dresses to be. I have weird knees. This is now one of my best dresses and I can't wait to wear it again! If you are thinking about ordering from them and need help in any way, I'll try to help however I can. Also, their ordering process may change at any given time and the information in this blog post may not always be accurate. This is only what I could glean from my own personal experiences at the time when I ordered.

Thank you for reading!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Outfit Dump

I haven't really been doing anything interesting that would merit another blog post, but I have been trying hard to take photographs of my outfits whenever possible. I wore this first outfit to go shopping some time ago when it was still chilly outside.

Everything is off-brand, the cutsew is
from the brand SM2.

I wore this outfit to class. I still don't have enough clothing to wear dark mori girl on a regular basis, but that's okay. My hair was so crazy that day...

Coat: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes and socks: Off-brand
Cutsew: SM2

Without the jacket...

I wore this outfit when my dad came to visit me. He thought I looked like a little kid, which wasn't what I was going for... I no longer have the blouse.

The whole outfit is off-brand. The skirt is
 from Taobao and the shoes are from Korea.


This was an outfit I wore to class as well. I really loved wearing it and I wore the outfit again when I had to take an exam. It looks a little more mature, I guess.

Blouse: JCPenney
Skirt, necklace and socks: Off-brand

Well, that's it! Hopefully the next blog post will be more entertaining...

Lichgate on High Road

A while back one of my classes went to a place called Lichgate, once the home of an English professor who never married and lived there for most of her life. When she died her ashes were infused into the giant oak tree in front of her small, humble, cottage home. Because the grounds are so beautiful, there are usually many weddings there each month, but on the weekdays the grounds are open to visitors and it is the perfect place to have a picnic or take a walk on a day when the weather is pleasant.

The cottage...

The inside of the cottage still had
some of it's original furniture.

The oak tree is over 300 years old and there has been much effort to keep it alive. The base of the tree was covered in mulch to keep people from walking directly onto the roots. Climbing or touching the tree was also strictly prohibited. The tree has sort of a magical quality-- in fact the entire grounds did.

The tree was lovely...

On the grounds there were paths and gardens to go exploring in. The professor chose this location for her house because of it's proximity to nature and the tree served as inspiration for her writing.

A sweet little bridge...

A beautiful path. 

I hope I get to go again sometime in the future. It would be nice to spend a whole day there, just reading a book on a bench or having tea and a light lunch with a friend.

Thanks for reading! Are there any magical places that you've been to in the past?