Sunday, July 2, 2017

Taobao Haul #6: Pennyhouse Pandora Crown OP, HumHang Shop, A01, Leomistu, Pinktutu, and Haruhi Clover

Now that A-Kon is over, I have time to review my latest Taobao haul! I placed a hugggee group order with my comm that weighed so much, we had to split the order into two boxes, O_O

I placed the entire order with the help of SpreeNow. They really came through for me with such a huge order. Sometimes things got a little complicated, but SpreeNow really made everything as painless as possible. My biggest take away from this order is that I need to stop ordering anything from A01, -__- I'll talk more about that later.

If you'd like to place your own Taobao order with SpreeNow, use my affiliate link here!

PennyHouse Pandora Crown OP
Pandora Crown stock photo, I do not own!
I love this OP but I noticed a few issues right after I tried it on. I'll start from the top: the OP has a velveteen bodice, chiffon sleeves, and pearl buttons on the bodice. The velvet portion feels incredibly solid, and surprisingly, it wasn't hot either.

Pandora Crown OP!
The skirt is pretty interesting too -- it's technically a white jacquard fabric with a black, sheer overlay that "turns" it gray. Up close, you'd never know that the skirt is actually white.

Skirt and pattern on the OP.

Underneath the sheer overlay.
Now, for the issues: Pandora Crown makes me look like a giant blob without the sash. There's just not enough of a difference between the bust measurement and waist to eliminate the blob effect.

Pennyhouse sash!
Since it's an OP, I'm not sure if I can get the waist taken in, but I know that's what's causing the minor sizing issue. Another concern I have about the OP is the front buttons, cause those babies are livin' on a prayer and a tiny bit of thread.

All and all, I love it! For the price I paid, and the fact that I managed to avoid the one to two month reservation period altogether, I'm content. I'd definitely buy from Pennyhouse again. I give this OP a 6 out of 8! Check out their shop full of beautiful pieces with this link.

HumHang Shop
Stock photo, I do not own!

Ooohhhhh, I was so sad about this wig. I tried it on and it didn't look good on me at all. Excuse the potato quality of this photo, but it was the one picture I took in the wig before I gave up on it completely. Something about the shade of gray made me turn green in person. It was suuupper weird, so I just gave up on it. Also, the wig wasn't styled in the way it was pictured on the website.

It was so nice, but not on me, T_T
That being said, the wig was a great quality and felt nice! I would order from Humhang (translated name) again, I just have to figure out what shade of gray suits my face. You can check out all this awesome wig shop here! I'll give Humhang a 4 out of 8 with a note to try another wig from them later.

Stock photo, I do not own!
During my second ever Taobao haul (see: Taobao Haul #2), I ordered a pair of OTKs from A01. They were tight on my calves and I wore them once before I sold them. WEEEEEELLLLLL, here we are again, and I should have known better, *siiiigghh*

These tights didn't fit so I didn't even bother taking a picture of them. I do not recommend this shop for anyone over a US Size 10 and if you're tall, just forgettaboutit! A01 is not plus-size friendly, tall person friendly, me-friendly, none of that. A01, we're not friends, you get a 3 out of 8. Their stuff is still cute though, so if you want to give their sizing a try, check them out here.

Stock photo, I do not own!
The first time I read this shop's name, I called it "Leomitsu". I didn't realize I had swapped the letters until I started writing this review, haha. Anywho, I've been crushing hard on "flat hats" lately. I'm not sure what it is about them that I love so much, but I just want to buy them all.

Hat + Pinktutu veil.
This hat took a little bit longer to make than I would have liked since our group order was definitely on a strict deadline. Still, everything got made in time and I got my gorgeous hat! YASSSSSSS, <3

I give Leomistu a 7/8 and will absolutely order from them again. Visit their storefront with this link.

Stock photo, I do not own!
Y'all. Pinktutu is dangerous to my wallet. Everything is cute as heck and it's all so cheap. They have pages and pages and pages of accessories, chokers, necklaces, headpieces, you name it! I was losing my mind just scrolling through each page. I ordered this face veil and a choker from them.

Stock photo, I do not own!
Both items were perfect! 8 out of 8 and Pinktutu has been added to my Favorites! Go accessory-crazy on Pinktutu's page.

Here's a selfie from the A-Kon Tea Party with my lovely comm member, featuring Pinktutu items and my Leomitsu hat!

Selfie with my lovely comm member!
Haruhi Clover
Stock photo, I do not own!
I've been wanting to order from Haruhi Clover for a really long time. I've admired the shop from afar for a while, this bag in particular. I debated back and forth on getting the all white straw bag or the sax version. I settled on the all white one, simply because I feel like it would be more versatile than the white x sax bag.

Basket bag!
First of all, this bag is HUGE. I knew it was sizable from the pictures, but the interior is pretty deep. Check it out! I can't wait to fill it up with stuff I don't need, XP

Interior of the bag.
I'm concerned about the flowers staying on for longer than a year, so I'll keep an eye out for that. I'm super impressed though! 7 out of 8 for Haruhi Clover, and it was already bookmarked on my Favorites, so I'll be buying from them again. Check out Haruhi Clover's storefront here.

I ordered one more item in this particular group order, but since we had to hurry, I was unable to ship it in time. I'll just order more stuff and add that piece later, no biggie! All in all, this was a fruitful order.

I'm eyeing a dress over at Lolita Wardrobe, so if I buy it, I'll have even more content for the blog! I also need to review a few items that I purchased from SouffleSong, so be on the lookout for that post in the next few weeks (hopefully).

Thanks for checking out my blog! Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below and I'll do my best to reply to them.

As always -- stay beautiful, stay true.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Paradiso 2017: The Eternal Reverie

I haven't written here in forever, so to commemorate my return, I've changed my blog theme! YAY! Check out my new digs!

Last weekend, I attended my very first Lolita-only event in Kansas City, MO, called Paradiso. Hosted by a group of Midwestern Lolitas from all over the region, this Lolita "convention" gives Lolitas and fashion enthusiasts a chance to meet up, shop, and see some fantastic fashion. This year was Paradiso's second year in the running.

Paradiso Artwork, created by Teal Sather.
Before I go any further in my review of the event, I want to give all my readers a disclaimer: I was invited to this event as a member of "press" with the sole purpose of writing a review of Paradiso. With my press pass, I was able to go behind-the-scenes during the fashion show and also attend the event as a VIP. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity that was given to me.

View from my hotel room!

I also want to let everyone know I only attended Day One of Paradiso, so I have no views or opinions to express about Day Two (the tea party). Regardless of that, I can definitely say I enjoyed the time that I spent at Paradiso. I'll do my best to break down my entire experience from start to finish, and thankfully, I brought my new camera with me to help document the experience!

I left home at about 6:30 am to start the drive up to Kansas City. I haven't been up there in a while so I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the city is! Even the downtown area felt so clean and pretty. I loved that downtown Kansas City is still urban, without being intimidating. I felt safer walking around Kansas City at night than I do in my own city, XP

The Venue

Paradiso Day One was hosted in the historic Hotel Phillips, which was literally right next to my own hotel. Built in 1931 (according to their website), the hotel has an Art Deco style that reminds me of hidden speakeasies and flapper dresses. I'm pretty sure I commented on how lovely the hotel was a million times. It was noooooiicccceeeee.

First view of the lobby!
The three main areas for Paradiso were the lobby, the mezzanine on the second floor, and the basement. All of Day One was down in the basement, which caused some logistic issues. When I arrived at the hotel, I was told by Paradiso staff that the elevators were incredibly slow and also, there were no stairs. It sounded like a miscommunication between Paradiso staff and the hotel staff because later, hotel staff was able to direct us to a (literally) hidden staircase that would get us down in the basement.

A wild Ouji-sama!
After that, navigating the building got a lot easier. Since I had my press badge, I was allowed to go to each area freely and see what was going on with set-up for everything. I went back upstairs as time got closer to the start of the event to mingle and talk with my fellow attendees.

View from the mezzanine.

We were asked to check-in with a Paradiso staff member in the lobby, and from there, head back down to the basement to get our badges and VIP bags. There was also a collection of refreshments in the corner of the basement "lobby" including water, cookies, maracrons, iced tea and soda.


After getting all my proper credentials at Reg, I went into the basement where all of Paradiso's event was held. We were given time to mingle and shop, with vendors/artists lined against the outer wall of the room. The basement had somewhat dim lighting but I think that added to the venue's Great Gatsby vibe. As attendees poured into the room, a staff member welcomed everyone and told us when the Fashion Show would begin as that was the first event of the day.

The entrance to the basement area.
We were also told that VIP badge-holders were allowed to sit in the chairs at the front of the room. I had a VIP badge so after I walked around and look at all the stuff for sale, I was able to sit in the front row for the fashion show (more on that later).


VIP Paradiso bag!
Inside of the VIP bag was an assortment of gifts that I thought were cute and/or useful. Each VIP got a collection of stickers, a program book, a $5 (give or take) coupon from Wunderwelt, a Haenuli catalog, some Haenuli stickers, Haenuli's adorable illustrated comic book/diary, a hair bow, and a super cute choker!

The contents of the bag!
I used my bag to help carry around the goodies that I purchased during the event and a few other things that wouldn't fit in my purse, haha.

Vendors/Consignment Shop

Lolita Collective Booth!

Crystal Isis!
The most prominent shops amongst the tables were the Lolita Collective booth and the Consignment/Wunderwelt table. I'll go more into my views on the Consignment shop towards the end of my review, but having Wunderwelt's products in addition to the Consignment items really made that little corner feel like a pop-up shop! I have one complaint, however -- even though the Consignment/Wunderwelt table had the most space out of all the vendors there, it just wasn't *enough* space. Attendees clustered around the table and the clothing racks were positioned in a way that made a tiny little cul-de-sac that got backed-up by people perusing the racks.

Accessories and bags from the Consignment/Wunderwelt booth.


Socks at the booth!

Gotta get those deals!
Though I understand the logic behind the booth's position (i.e. the entire space was being shared by the event) the flow of traffic in that area wasn't that great. To add, since Day One was the only day that vendors were going to be selling anything, I feel like attendees were that much more desperate to look at Every. Single. Item. and taking as much time in that corner as possible. I have some suggestions for resolving that, but I'll move on for now.

The Consignment/Wunderwelt clothing rack cul-de-sac.

The Fashion Show
Since I'm a terrible reporter who doesn't bother to read the schedule, I had absolutely no idea when the fashion show was supposed to start. Instead, I went upstairs where the models were getting ready on the mezzanine level. Models were everywhere! I already knew what to expect when I walked in the dressing room. It was a perfect example of organized chaos. Models were in clusters by brand or designer, practicing their poses or helping each other make last minute adjustments. I didn't really get a chance to talk to many models or staff in the room, so I just went around and took pictures like a creeper, X_X

Models getting ready for the Fashion Show.
When a staff member came in to give everyone a time warning, I headed back downstairs and grabbed a seat on the front row. The "runway" was marked by the staircase that went down into the basement, the judge's table (for the Ouji-sama pageant) and the photographer who was positioned in a corner diagonally from where I sat. The photographer essentially served as the end of the "runway".

From where I was on the front row, I enjoyed the show. Every model was poised and so close to me that the experience was a lot more engaging than usual for me. The music was okay (one song at the end was particularly awesome!) but I worry that the dim lighting of the venue caused some dark pictures. I'm sure the Photoshop pros of the world can fix it, but I barely know how to work my little point-and-shoot, so it did give me some issues, *ssiiiiigghhh*.

Strike that pose!
Overall, it was a good show. I think models could have used a little more coaching on their pacing because some walked by so fast I couldn't snap their picture in time, T_T Still, that's definitely more of a "me" problem than the show's problem. All and all, the fashion show flowed seamlessly, and I got to see lots of fabulous clothes!

Those boots, *__*
Midwest Ouji-sama Pageant

I'll be 100% honest here and say that I was realllllly worried the Ouji-sama pageant would get real cringe-y, real fast. The premise sounds super cute, but there were so many factors that could have made it awkward as heck.


....This was THE cutest, most entertaining event of the day! (Sorry fashion show peeps, <3).

The fashion show portion of the pageant.
The Midwest Ouji-sama pageant pitted a group of "Ouji-samas" against each other for the title of Midewest Ouji-sama. There were three rounds: a fashion show, an interview, and the "Woo Your Princess" round. Once all three stages were complete, a winner would be chosen based on a combination of votes from the three guest judges (Hello Batty, Prince V, and sora) plus VIP ballots and any ballots that were purchased by regular badge holders.

Once again, I believe some of the participants could have used some coaching as to the fashion show portion of the pageant, but the interview section was hilarious!

Thank you, Prince Jeffery, for existing, XD

Each Ouji was asked one question at random during the interview round: some answers were comedic, others were serious, and some were role-played. Though the interview round was insightful in regards to each contestant, the real fun was the "wooing".

Interviewing the "princes".
The princesses were Paradiso staff members, which I think was a great call on Paradiso's part to avoid any confusion or weird moments. I would have liked to see one staff member per prince, but the three staff members who participated were great sports about each prince's proposition.

Here's where things got a little confusing: VIPs and people who bought ballots were instructed to vote, but none of us were given pens/writing utensils to do so. I understand that this was a minor oversight but I jokingly told an attendee sitting next to me that I was going to have to prick my finger in order to vote. Since most of the voters were people with VIP badges, it would have been a great addition to include cute little pens in our VIP bags. I'm sure it totally slipped everyone's mind that we needed a writing utensil though, and I was able to get one from a staff member so that problem was easily solved.

While ballots were counted, a raffle was held to help bide the time. Again, this was a great move on Paradiso's part because it kept us occupied while they counted ballots behind the scenes. Once the raffle was over, a winner was announced based on a combination of the judges' and crowd vote!

Congrats to the first ever Midwest Ouji-sama~!

Closing Statements/Etc.

Just chilling by the stairs.
After the main event was over, attendees were thanked by staff for attending and reminded about the when and wheres of Day Two. Since everything at that point was over, I just walked around and talked to as many people as I could. Eventually, the remaining few were asked to leave the basement so hotel staff could come in and clean up. 

Overall, it was a great event. I met so many amazing people and saw such fantastic coords! I was really impressed with everything as a whole, and the staff did a good job of making sure things happened in a timely manner. I had a lot of fun!

By the end of Day One, I also regretted not buying a ticket for Day Two, :( 

Concerns, Comments, Suggestions

Personally, I see a lot of growth and potential in Paradiso. I won't profess to be an expert by any means, but given my experience with event planning and conventions as a whole, I can see a few things that could be implemented to improve the overall attendee experience. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed attending an event where I wasn't actually working it, XP

Security - As Paradiso grows in size, staff should definitely start thinking about security measures to ensure that the event is safe and "normie"-free. Throughout the event, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I didn't encounter lost/confused people wandering into the event space, though I think that had a lot more to do with the isolated location in the basement than anything. I'm not saying that there *was* a security issue, but that there could be. Security checkpoints should be considered to help identify if a person does not belong in the event. That brings me to my next point!

Staff Identification/Signage - Besides the Registration table, there were little to no signs explaining who or where anything was. Of course, common sense says that if you see a bunch of people in poofy dresses like your own, you'll know you're in the right place.  However, I think a sign somewhere in the lobby, noting that you are, in fact, in the right place is comforting, especially for us out-of-town folks. 

It would help too, to have more than one person up front greeting people/doing the check-in process. A couple of folks (myself included) wandered down to registration without checking in at the lobby, only to be told that we needed to go back upstairs to check-in first. When the hotel elevators were already slow as molasses and the event is in the basement, constantly trekking up and down the stairs can make people grumpy or frustrated so it's best to limit their trips as much as possible. 

This kind of goes back into my security issues bit, but staff also need to be better identified. Even though I recognized most of the staff members (because I met them the night before), I won't profess to know all of them. For those people I wasn't sure about, I couldn't really tell if they were staff or not because from a distance their badges looked exactly the same as mine. I could be wrong though, and if I am, this is a totally moot point, XP

Regardless, having a different color badge or something that prominently says "STAFF" would help people with questions easily identify Paradiso staff members and prevent attendees from asking those who may not know the right info (which happened to me a couple times, lol).

Events - This is mostly minor, but it would be nice for Paradiso to have a few more events. I understand that the staff doesn't want people to get hangry (hungry + angry) after being in the space for several hours, but even something like an official Afterparty or maybe even a late night event would be cool. The drive from Dallas to Kansas City was a long one and ultimately, I want enough programming to make such a lengthy trip worth it. I think having just one or two more things to do in the evening would help keep attendees busy and give people more time to socialize. One event that I want to recommend is a Swap and Sell, which ties-in with the next suggestion: removing/changing the Consignment shop.

Consignment Shop/Vendors - At its base, the Consignment shop sounds like a good idea, but given that there is only one day to sell goods, it seems like a lot of work for such little payout.

From a staff perspective, checking in items, watching everyone's goods, and making sure people get their money afterward is a lot of extra work that could be eliminated almost entirely with a Swap and Sell. In addition, the lengthy process to even get one's items sold during Day One turns off attendees from submitting anything. It also eliminates one of the biggest benefits of buying used Lolita: the ability to haggle. Switching to a Swap and Sell instead of having a Consignment shop would actually serve two purposes --  first, it would introduce an extra event like I mentioned earlier, and secondly (more importantly), it makes attendees responsible for their own goods. When you give your attendees the job of selling, trading and keeping up with their own stuff, it removes the risk/stress of staff having to do it.

It also prevents Paradiso from being held *legally liable* for consignment items, which I think is important for an event that's just starting out. Staff members can then focus their energy on something else. On top of all that, switching to a swap would free up even more space for Wunderwelt items or Paradiso specific merch at the booth.

Panels - This section is purely a commentary on my part (so feel free to skip it!), but Paradiso didn't have ANY panels and I absolutely did not care. Typically, I attend Lolita events at anime cons and there are always fashion panels, such as Lolita 101 and the like. Paradiso doesn't have any of that and frankly, I didn't miss it. There's only so much an experienced Lolita can teach other Lolitas so I much preferred the focus on the major events. Paradiso served as a great place to meet and hang out with Lolitas that are outside of my local Texas comms. The event wasn't educational (in the "Intro to Lolita Fashion" sense) in any way and it didn't try to be because that isn't Paradiso's demographic. I have a lot of respect for that.

After reading this post, I'm sure you're thinking: "Well dang, J, you said all that but you didn't answer the most important question!" To which I say: I had to do something to keep you reading, right?? XP

Would I attend Paradiso again? Absolutely. Without a doubt, I want to go back to Paradiso, even if it's in the same location as this year's event. I had an absolute blast at the con and if the stars align (and Paradiso stays on Memorial Day weekend), I plan to go back and attend for both Day One and Two.

I truly hope that Paradiso staff recognizes their potential because they truly have something magical going on up there. Hopefully, they will continue to improve the event, while also listening to feedback from their attendees in earnest. Nothing is worse for a new program than becoming stagnate in the early stages due to being stubborn and plugging their ears. Though I doubt that will be an issue for Paradiso, it's definitely something to keep in mind for the future.

Thanks for sticking with me from start to finish! This is probably my longest review ever, but I wanted to make sure I was thorough for those that couldn't attend.

Now that Paradiso is over, I've gotta get everything ready for A-Kon 28! I'm not sure what I was thinking; attending two major Lolita events within mere weeks of each other, but I guess I'm a fan of torturing myself, haha. I ordered some items from SouffleSong for Paradiso that I received too late (*sobs*), and I also put in a HUGE Taobao order for A-Kon, so please look forward to more product reviews in the future!

Which Lolita events have you attended this year? Did you enjoy them or were they terrible? Perhaps you have some fashion events you'd like to recommend I attend? Tell me all about it in the comment box below, y'all!

Until next time, my lovely readers! <3

Stay beautiful, stay true,

Saturday, January 7, 2017

2017 Wardrobe Post!

It's that time of year again! Every January, Lolitas across the Internet spend hours snapping photos of their closets to showcase their newest acquisitions and take inventory. I enjoy doing wardrobe posts because I get to see how my closet has changed in a year's time. I definitely have an ebb and flow of purchases and sales.

All in all, I'm pleased with my closet. I've finally reached a point where most of my items can be used interchangeably, though there are a few pieces that I still have to work with.

I got a new camera for Christmas and I'm still fiddling around with the settings. Hopefully the pictures don't look too funky.

Anywho~! Let's do this!!


My outerwear hasn't changed, lol. I want to buy another vest and get some boleros at some point.
F+F Vest in Brown.

Bunny House bunny bolero.

F+F Coat.

That's it for outerwear! Like I said, nothing has changed, XP


According to last year's blouse picture, I've gotten rid of two blouses. But, I replaced them with two new ones, yay!

The Floral Notebook.

Thrift store blouse (it's black, -_-).

Yilia Lolita (Taobao) blouse.

Yilia Lolita 3/4 sleevee (Taobao) blouse.

Mochi's Boutique Hime-sleeved blouse.
Bodyline L015 blouse (camera whyyyyyyyyy, T_T).

The Floral Notebook.
2017 plan: Buy a navy blouse, a short sleeved black blouse annnnnddd maybe a funky, fun color like pink or something elegant and very gold, *_*


Bahahah, my skirt collection was super depressing last year. I was really frustrated with how Rose Letter looked on me and I guess that came to a head in my skirt collection. This year, I've redeemed myself! Check it out.

Souffle Song Butterfly Cemetery skirt.

Close-up of the print!
BTSSB Queen of Snow skirt.
Close-up of the print.

Excalibur Lolita (Taobao) Night Parade of One Hundred Demons.


Meta Rose Letter skirt (no close-up cause it's old, lol).

BTSSTB Clockwork Tea Party skirt.

CLOSE-UP!!! <3
Clockwork Tea Party has been a dream print for a long time, so I'm extremely happy to finally own it. Even though it's not my preferred colorway, I still drool over it. Also, did you spot the preview for my next review at the top? ^_~


I got one new JSK, so that brings my total count to five! I actually bought two other dresses in 2016 and sold them both. They were One-Hit Wonders and I don't miss them at all, haha.

BTSSB Collection Douce Chocolatier Praline JSK.

Das Lied Der Elfen King's Key JSK (see my review here).

Ol' Faithful! AKA F+F JSK.

Star Night Theater (altered) JSK.

Taobao Sailor JSK.

I got one new OP and I'm still counting Dreaming Cinderella as a pseudo-OP because I want more dresses in this category. Don't judge me, >__<

Haenuli Dreaming Cinderella JSK.

Angelic Pretty French Cafe OP.

Grove Deer (Taobao) Moon of Eternal Day OP.
I only have one OP on my wishlist, so I'll have to search around and look for more. I reallllyy love my Grove Deer OP though, so if they do a re-release, I want to grab the navy and gray colorways. Fingers crossed!


My shoe collection!
Most of my shoes are from Taobao. Starting from the back row, from left to right: MoMo Victorian shoes, Taobao, Sosic Shop (also Taobao). Front row: Taobao, Bodyline, Sosic Shop (x2). The black shoes on the end are also from Bodyline and are the most likely to get voted off the island by the end of 2017.


I got bagggssssss, bro
I feel like I sell a lot of bags, but I only have one less bag between this year and last year. Back row, from left to right: BTSSB Napoleon Fish crown bag, Swimmer Alice card bag, Taobao. Middle row, also from left to right: Amnesic Forest (Taobao) bag, Taobao biscuit bag, Taobao clock bag. Front row, same direction: Offbrand (x2) and more Taobao.

I recently re-arranged my closet. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to store my socks and tights, so for now this is how everything is placed. I saw this cool cloth purse hanger thing online, so I'm thinking of getting some of those in the future.

See that teal basket? That's where I store my tights, which brings me to the next section!

Tights and Socks

Baskets of legwear!
I adamantly refuse to take individual shots of my legwear, so here y'all go. From left to right, my tights basket, my OTK basket, and my ankle+knee socks basket. I'm not sure if this is the "proper" way to store tights and socks, but it's cute and works so, *shrug*. Until I find something else, this is how they'll be.

2016 hat collection that's still current!
I kind of took the lazy way out here. Since my hats were already arranged last year, I only took an updated shot of my new purchases. I still own all these hats and headbands from last year.

2016 headbands/headbows/crowns/earmuffs.
And now for the new stuff~

Ok, some of these are repeats, lol.
I retook the picture of my Sailor themed "boater" hat, because the ribbons weren't visible in the previous picture. Starting from the back row, from left to right: Fox Cherry (I think? Taobao), Sweet Dreamer (Taobao), Forever 21. The navy beret at the front is from Amensic Forest and is actually part of a matching set featuring a coat, the beret, and my blue bag. Take a look with this link.

The white and light blue hat is from Taobao and I won't pretend to remember the shop name. You can find an in-depth review on this lovely hat right here on my blog!


Accessories and stuff.
Every year for this section, I just toss all my crap on my bed and take a picture. I'm not breaking this down, lol. I'm too lazy for this, y'all. Most of my stuff comes from Taobao; I'll point out a few honorable mentions.

More stuff!
One honorable mention in the above image is that awesome pony brooch in red up there. One of my amazing comm members HANDMADE it for my birthday because she knows how much I love Star Night Theater. She made it specifically for *me* to wear with my dress. I seriously wanted to cry when she gave it to me. I was so touched by her attention to detail and her hard work. Mostly everything else in the image is Taobao or offbrand stuff.

Yep, still stuff.
My friends hate those huge Harry Potter framed glasses, but I LOVE THEM! Kick rocks, friends! Let me live my life, XP

Gloves and brooches.
For 2017, I want to try avoid buying mini skirts completely and focus on buying *dream prints only*. It will be a more costly endeavor, but I'm sure I can handle it!

Tell me, lovely readers, how has your closet changed over time? Have you noticed any drastic changes to your wardrobe? Tell me all about it in the comments!

Thanks for sticking with me to the end of this  long post. I hope you had as much fun reading this as I did writing it! I wish you success in fulfilling all your dreams in the new year, my precious friends.

Stay beautiful, stay true,