Friday, August 13, 2010


I went to watch Wicked in San Francisco.
I was so excited, especially since I had never been to any professional musical.
Here's what I wore:

I like to layer, so I wore my cardigan under my coat.

These shoes actually didn't come with a ribbon. They are actually a little too big, so I tied ribbon around so it wouldn't fall off. I re-tied them a gazillion times and this wasn't even the end result.

I believe this bag was handmade in the Philippines, but I'm not sure Xp

Make-Up Shot

Outfit Rundown
Coat: Michael Kors for Costco
Cardigan: Forever 21
Dress: Independent Shop in SF
Tights: Forever 21
Shoes: H&M

So what do you think?
I kind of think the ribbon made my ankles look small and made me kind of disproportional since there was so much on top. Plus, my coat was too large for me.

I just felt like being very red that day.
Wicked was completely wicked, in a good way. If you haven't watched it yet, you better try soon because it won't be playing in the Orpheum Theatre for long!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Candy Violet Wishlist

I just had to check outCandy Violet's sale items when I saw this blog post onCheap Frills.
there's so much I want. these things won't be there forever, I don't think I have time to save for it all... Plus, I have to choose between this and a BTSSB LP or a large Bodyline order.
What to do?

Well, here goes the wishlist:

I've been wanting this Paris Chic Skirt ever since I first saw it on the site. Unfortunately, I never had the money for it. Now, it's on sale for 50% off! What a discount!
I'm not much of a Sweet Lolita since I lean more towards Classic, but I find this to be a good mixture of the two that really represents me.
I'm also a big fan of Houndstooth.
I would probably buy this, but there's a little problem. They are out of this color-way in Small and Medium. I was thinking it'd be better to get it in a small, so it'd lay on my natural waist, but they're completely out of smalls!

This dress, Chemise a la Reve, is one of their newer designs, so it's not on sale. Ever since it's debut in the Fancy French Event in San Jose, I've lusted after it.
It has such a lovely romantic feel too it. It's rather different then many Lolita dresses I've seen.
I especially love the flower brooch and the pink sash. I just have such a soft spot for dusty pink shades.

Trianon Party is such a pretty dress! It's part of the Atelier Section.
I think it's the perfect party dress. It's not the natural material for Lolita. It's made out of 100% silk as opposed to the usual cotton.
I would also love to wear this out to see Musicals and the like.
Yet again, I love the dusty pink shade.

This was the first dress set I had ever laid eyes on. It is the Victorian Promenade Set.
I really like the versatility of it! The sleeves are detachable and you can tuck in the shirt or not. I'm curious as to whether the collar is detachable too. If it's not, maybe I could alter it. I like it either way though.
I also like both the black and wine color-ways.

This is the Patisserie Set! It's like a special set lucky pack type thing.
It comes with a Paris Patisserie Skirt, one random T-Shirt, and one Bolero. It's only $125! It's such a huge savings because the skirt alone is $90 and the bolero is $70, both on sale! Plus you get a shirt! It makes up a cute casual outfit and all for $125!
I've always found the skirt cute and the bolero is very versatile as well.
I like both the black and blue color-ways, but it seems that the blue one is sold out. Oh well, since I kind of like the black one better.

Lucky Packs are so awesome! This is a great value since it's pretty much $10 per shirt, which is very normal for mainstream fashion. These shirts are pretty normal themselves, but they work well for casual lolita. It'd be really awesome to get the bustier one too.
I'm really debating on getting this one. If I do, I really hope I get a bustier!

This is a Tea Set Gift Box. I would end up gifting it to myself
It's only $20. The shirt itself would be around $13. That would make the tea cup and saucer around $7.
I need a forth cup and saucer set for my whole tea set, but this would be rather fancy for the rest of the set. I can't resist though.
Plus, I'd end up using it everyday because it's so darned cute.
You can't always save the good stuff for special occasions. They need love too ^^

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lake McClure

My family went camping at Lake McClure, East of Modesto, California.
It was a pretty long drive going there, but it felt very short coming back for some reason.
Anyways, I'm unsure if it was just the time of year, but it was VERY hot. My family reserved a campsite near a pavilion with sinks etc, and it was near everything. We were near the swimming spot, playground, bathrooms with open showers, shop, and lake. It was a very easy walk to everything and the campsite was well lit near the bathrooms. It was still very easy to see all of the stars in the sky.
There weren't really any annoying bugs that bite. We didn't really have to worry about leaving the tent door open and bug spray very much. The only thing was the flies. There were so many and they were after our food!
There was also a lot of animals! The deer actually got very close. I suppose they're already used to humans. They didn't hurt any of us though, they did rummage through our garbage. There were turkeys roaming around too! My family heard them in the mornings. I also liked to hear and watch the woodpeckers. It was kind of weird to see little frogs in the bathroom though.
The swimming was alright, the swim spot didn't seem all that clean because so many people had been in it. I bet there was a ton of pee. Also, the deer use it as a watering hole and some people allowed their dogs to swim in it even though it wasn't allowed. It's a good spot for children though because it really isn't very deep. I am 5 feet tall and the water only ever reached my neck. I think the deepest part was probably 5 feet.

Overall, it was a very good experience. I give the campsite an 8/10.

My only real problems were the heat and the lack of private showers. Although... the flies were quite annoying.

My advice if you go:
  • Make sure you have shade.
  • Bring soap because like most campsites, the bathrooms don't have any.
  • Bring some sort of cover for yourself to shower with. Maybe a gigantic umbrella or some kind of portable shower curtain.
  • Bring some kind of toy or floaty to play with in the water to make it more fun.
  • Let friends and family know before you leave that you may have trouble contacting each other because of the lack of signal. Verizon seemed to work better than AT&T.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Bucket List

For those of you who haven't heard the term yet. A bucket list is a list of things a person wants to do before they "kick the bucket" meaning die. It may be a little nicer to say wishlist though.... maybe I'll keep to that instead.
Here are just a few things on my list:
  • Learn another language
  • Wear an outfit i completely made and designed myself
  • Paint a room
  • Take a dancing class
  • Go to a zoo
  • Go to a petting zoo
  • Own my own business
  • Wear a dress everyday for a week
  • Throw a tea party and wear white cotton gloves with lace around the wrists
  • Wear a complete Lolita outfit
  • Go thrift shopping
  • Eat a whole ring pop
  • Go camping indoors
  • Make a Bento
  • Have a real picnic
  • Get on Television or some other form of media with a large audience
  • Visit the 7 wonders of the world
  • Travel to at least 2 countries from every continent except for Australia because that's impossible (so I have to go to Australia twice!)
  • Have a Lolita wardrobe large enough to wear Lolita daily
  • Wear a complete Gothic Lolita outfit
  • Wear a complete Pirate and Sailor themed Lolita outfit
  • Wear Lolita daily for at least a month