hello 2019!

I’d consider myself a sentimental person, and I love the sense of a fresh start that the new year gives me. The end of 2018 also saw me starting a new job, which I really love, so overall I have really positive feelings about 2019!

One thing I had been wanting to do for a while was update my blog’s layout, and I finally did it!

As a refresher, this is how my blog used to look:

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And of course, you can see how it looks now!

Next is to update that circular pic in the corner… My hair is completely different now lol.

Also, check out the navigation links I added! I’ve changed the way you view past posts, so it’s easier to look back on posts within certain categories. It also reminds me that I want to most much more often! Honestly, this blog is almost more like a diary/scrapbook for myself, so I want to focus more on doing what makes me happy more than what gets views.

Anyways, I’m excited to walk into 2019 with a clean, fresh blog layout!


Winter ILD @ Papa Haydn


International Lolita Day was started in 2005, on livejournal, as a way for the international lolita community to celebrate the fashion. This was back in a time when most communities were small, so the best way to connect with other lovers of lolita fashion was to post pictures online.

Now that it’s 2018, it’s wild to imagine how big the lolita community is in Portland alone! Our community held a ticketed event on Sunday, December 2nd, which sold out before I could buy a ticket. I decided to plan an outing with some friends who were free the Saturday before so that I could still celebrate!

I chose Papa Haydn, a popular restaurant in Portland known for its desserts. Their location in Southeast Portland is one of the first places I ever ate macarons!


I ordered the Steak Frites, and wasn’t disappointed!


For dessert I ordered a dish that was a pistachio cake with layers of passion fruit and raspberry sorbet covered in meringue. I loved the colors!


Here’s our group! Everyone looked so fantastic, I always enjoy eating fancy food with fancy friends.

Here’s my oldschool-inspired coordinate, complete with editing worthy of livejournal.


Headbow: Sweet Mildred
Blouse: Infanta
Bolero: Bodyline
Jumperskirt: Baby The Stars Shine Bright 
Socks: Baby The Stars Shine Bright 
Shoes: Secret Shop

I’m so incredibly thankful for the friends I’ve made through lolita fashion. I’ve been into this hobby since 2007, and it’s really crazy to still have some of the same friends in the community now that I met early on when I started attending meets.

How was your ILD? How many times have you celebrated? Do you remember your first ILD?!