Tea & Anime

I have two outfits for you! First a coord from afternoon tea service, and then a coord from Anime PDX.

Rundown
Headbow: Sweet Mildred
Blouse: Infanta
Bolero: Angelic Pretty
Jsk: Angelic Pretty
Socks: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Secret Shop

Accessory details!
Blouse Clips: Her Sweet Embrace (Use code KATIE10 at checkout to get 10% off!)
Brooch: Shy Lapin
Ring: The Candy Nebula

My friends and I went to Hotel deLuxe for tea the day before Danielle moved to Japan as a final Portland get-together!

~the end of an era~

A while ago Laura hosted a lolita panel at Anime PDX about the basics of the fashion as well as its history and evolution, and had a group of us representing various styles. I picked OTT sweet, and I tried to go for the crazy 2009 early decololi look!

Rundown
Headbow: Angelic Pretty
Bolero: Angelic Pretty
OP: Angelic Pretty
Socks: Angelic Pretty
Shoes: Secret Shop
I'm wearing like 4 rings, 2 necklaces, 6 enamel pins, and a ton of hair clips. If you want to know where something specific is from, leave a comment!

This weekend is like the first time in forever I haven't worn lolita. It feels good to just veg out with my boyfriend and not worry about getting dressed up! But I like being cute too. The eternal struggle.

xoxo
Katie

Lolita Wine Tasting Vacation ♡ Day 2

Before our trip to Yakima, Laura had reached out to the lolita community in town to set up a meetup with our group. I've honestly never hung out with another lolita community, so I was super excited!

Here's what I wore:

Rundown
Headbow: Angelic Pretty
Bolero: Angelic Pretty
Onepiece: Angelic Pretty
OTKs: Angelic Pretty
Shoes: Secret Shop
Accessories: 6% Dokidoki, AP, handmade

We met up at a really cute coffee shop in downtown Yakima that used to be a train station. We had a private room we rented, but that didn't stop people from coming up to the window and staring in like we were zoo animals :^)

Cold-brewed iced tea and a scone! The iced tea reminded me of Dunkin Donuts iced tea, which I was obsessed with when I visited Boston a few years ago.

Waiting for people~
I love Laura's jewelry!

We met up and ate, then went on the hunt for a spot to take pictures. The Yakima community is small, so 3 members joined us!

We are very serious about making sure everyone gets good outfit photos!

Group photo!

Shoe shot!

It was HOT! I'm a Portland baby, I don't know what the bright thing in the sky is! After photos we bailed to the mall and got smoothies.

Nicole and I in VS (with panties behind us lol).

Yakima was fun! Laura and I are thinking of visiting again for their anime con in the fall. Meeting new lolitas was great, it makes me want to start going to convention lolita events and stuff again! Honestly, there's a lot of the Portland community I haven't met yet too... I'm shy but I'll try to be more outgoing!

By the way, I've been making jewelry lately and opened a shop. Here's a few things I've made!

My shop is The Candy Nebula! Feel free to check it out :)

I have a couple new AP and Baby pieces that I've bought and haven't worn yet, I can't wait til I can! My life has felt good lately, and I've really been enjoying blogging. I hope you enjoy reading my blog!

xoxo
Katie

Lolita Wine Tasting Vacation ♡ Day 1

A bunch of my friends and I had been talking about doing a weekend trip to Yakima, Washington for wine tasting, and we made it happen! A big group of us went up together, and for our tasting tour we visited four wineries in a limo.

To start off, here's what I wore:

Headbow: Angelic Pretty
Blouse: Infanta
Jumperskirt: Angelic Pretty
Socks: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Secret Shop
Pins: Rosehound Apparel, Fat Junkie, Nikki Lipstick, Japan LA
Other Accessories: AP, offbrand, handmade

The first winery we went to was J. Bell Cellars.

They had a super cute dog that came out to greet us! Their winery also had a lovely seating area outside where I took my outfit picture above.

The second winery had a lovely view of their grapes growing! My friends said these photos reminded them of Kamikaze Girls.

The third winery was Treveri Cellars, which specializes in sparkling wines. I love drinks with carbonation, so this one was my favorite!

They also served food and had specialty cocktails made with their wine, so we got to relax and fill our stomachs. 

I'm so regretting not getting one of these bottles! Their Riesling my favorite from the entire tour! By this point in the tour I was getting drunk lol.

Our last winery had a beautiful garden that was seated up on a hill and overlooked farms and fields.

After taking a lot of pictures in the flowers, we headed home.

Here's a pic of our classy limo~

I know some of my friends have had "lolita vacations" where a everyone stays in a house together while on a trip, but this was the first time. It was fun to see everyone getting ready, helping each other zip up dresses and tie waistbows.

The next day we had a meetup with some of the Yakima lolita community. That'll be my next blog post!

Have you ever gone a vacation before with lolita friends, or done a vacation for a lolita-specific event? Let me know in the comments! I want to hear your stories!

xoxo
Katie

Pink Only!

On Saturday I was busy busy busy with fun things! In the early afternoon Laura, Nicole, Danielle, and I walked down the street from my apartment and got crepes. Then we got some party snacks and alcohol and went back to Laura's and settled in for an SGDQ party.

Here's what I wore!

Headbow: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Blouse: Infanta
Bolero: Bodyline
Jsk: Angelic Pretty
Socks: Baby The Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Secret Shop
Ring: Angelic Pretty

As always, I wore pins!

Portland Lolitas badge: made by Nicole
Cross stitch pin: Gilly Press
Magical Girl Gang pin: The Pink Samurai
Eyemask pin: Fat Junkie

Mimosas at noon and Peach Viniq at 5 ;)

There was a big street fair happening right outside the crepe shop, so we walked around for a bit and looked at stuff. There was a stand selling macarons for 3 for $5!

I got some, of course! I'm in love with the strawberry-shaped one, it was strawberry lemonade flavored and my favorite of the bunch. 

Now the weekend is over and I have to go back to work tomorrow. Even so, I have fun little things planned that make the week a bit brighter! And I have peach-flavored jelly sake. That always helps too~

xoxo
Katie

A la Carte x Red

I wore almost this same outfit back in February, but I really love wearing my A La Carte jsk with red! I think it brings out the details of the print more than just pink (which is my usual go-to)!

lolita fashion with pastel a la mode by angelic pretty

Outfit Rundown

♡ Blouse - Infanta
♡ Bolero - Bodyline
♡ Jsk - Angelic Pretty
♡ Socks - Angelic Pretty
♡ Shoes - Bodyline
♡ Hairbow - Daiso

Here are my pins!

lolita fashion and enamel pins

♡ Peach Schnapps - Rosehound Apparel
♡ Portland Lolitas - made by Nicole
♡ Eye Mask - Fatjunkie
♡ Corsage - Rosehound Apparel
♡ I Lost It - Vintage
♡ Macaron - Kawaiiboku

My friends and I are starting to get obsessed with pins. I currently have 3 enamel pins on the way to me in the mail... At least they're not expensive?

What's your current accessory obsession? Let me know in the comments!

xoxo
Katie