Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Pretty Pretty

As I mentioned before on my blog, I haven't purchased any Lolita items in a very long time.  Today I just received my very first custom one piece dress.  I was rather excited about this and couldn't wait to try it on and frolic about.  The reason I haven't been purchasing clothing is because I gained weight do to depression and stress and am just now going about losing it.  The dress is very pretty and I am very happy with it.  I wanted to start my chubby wardrobe out in pink, but I saw this and just couldn't resist even though it's sax.  It's heavy cotton, though not so much so that if I fell in a pool I'd be stuck.  The bow is really nice and the dress had just a small amount of high quality, lovely lace.  I really need to get a mannequin now that I'm moving.  That way I'll be able to display these lovely things to show just how wonderful they really look all floofed up.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge: Week 3

Alright, so the wonderful prompt for this week is "What my own Lolita lifestyle is like".  This is another good one and something that is easy to answer for me.  Imagine what a proper princess would do day in and day out.  Now imagine said princess in an apartment and take away about ninety percent of her money, maybe a little more, and you have moi.  I do my best to live my life the way I please, though it's hard when you have such a tight budget.  Once a year though, the lovely tax fairy comes and gives me a few thousand dollars, but sadly something usually goes bad right as the money comes into my hand and it all becomes wasted on fixing broken things or buying things that need replaced.  This year I'm really hoping that isn't the case.

So, what is my lifestyle like?  I would have to say it's as glamorous as it can be for a barely above minimum wage girl in the USA.  As some of my friends were shocked to find out, our minimum wage for the country is about one-third of what they make.  Yes, that means their country has a higher cost of living, but it also means if you make just a tiny bit more than minimum wage, people in Britain can more easily afford that Lolita garment as where I have to save up and extra two paychecks to even think about buying it.  Even then, I chicken out because I know that I might need that money for something else.

Besides the price issue with the lifestyle, I try my best to be modest and sweet at all times possible.  I do use a little foul language on my other blog, though I would never say those things in real life and I'm trying to fix this all together.  I'm nice to everyone, even those who need to hold their tongue, and I try my best to make others happy and smile.  I adore hosting parties and get-togethers of all sorts.  My every day activities include hygene in the morning, blogging, watching a few dramas or an anime episode or two, brushing my hair multiple times through out the day because I think it's fun, afternoon tea and a snack, healthy cooking, baking and meals to keep my perfect complexion, playing the piano, reading a good book and doodling on paper.

There are a few other things that I enjoy, though they usually aren't on a daily basis.  I do like to knit, sew, make jewelry and hair accessories, work on my novel, do random crafts, study culture past and present and practice my etiquette and speech.  If I knew more people like myself, I'd host tea parties and sewing or book meets.  I just haven't really gone beyond my door more than four times since I've moved, so I haven't made any friends as of yet.  I'd adore it if I could find a Lolita meetup website or something to that affect.  I know my local anime convention has one, but most of the people for the poster were in poor cosplay and not very Lolita seeming in the least.  I thought girls weren't supposed to pick their noses either, but I see a lot of that and sleeve wiping on the few girls I do see dressed to try and fit the part.

I'd really like to find some way to save up this year and buy myself a decent Lolita wardrobe as well as buy myself a new musical instrument.  I've really wanted to play the violin since I learned my late father played and I think it would be splendid to play the flute as well.  I might even take a baking class or two as well as try and get out there and find someone that shares my interests.  The only one I've found so far is in a different country sadly, but I might get to meet her someday.