Sunday, March 17, 2013

OOTD : Bubblegum Parfait

Skirt - Modified Modcloth | Pink Blouse - F21 | Pinafore Blouse - Thrifted | Pantaloons - Metamorphose | Tights - F21 | Lace Socks - Etsy | Shoes - Montreal | Coat - F21 | JellyDrop Ring - Angelic Pretty | Necklace, bracelets, hair bobs - Handmade, Etsy

I wore this yesterday for my weekly shopping day. the skirt was actually a dress I bought from Modcloth last year. I wanted it because I loved the gradient ruffle tiers, but once I got it in person, I found that it was both too short for me (which is amazing, considering I'm 5'2") and I really disliked the way the top portion of it crossed. I planned to sell it or donate it, but never got around to it so it just sat unloved and unused in my closet the entire time.

When I did my closet cleaning all those months back, I pulled it down to have a look at it again only to realize that the way it had been put together would be pretty easy to convert because the top portion and the skirt were separated in two sections by a red gathered belt. Last week I finally got around to making the adjustment and I'm so happy I did, because I absolutely adore it as a skirt. It's just the right length now and I don't have to argue with my body over how the top fits, plus I think it's going to be much more versatile this way. I definitely plan on getting a ton of usage out of it now because it's so light and airy and the peaches and pinks are just perfect for spring ^_^

I also managed to snag this from the EGL Sales community a while back and I'm so glad I did. I've wanted this set forever =O Now all I need to do is get pink bunny version from Angelic Pretty before it's gone, that way I'll have the matching set. I have this thing about clear colored jelly looking stuff, it's like some weird plastic treasure I have a compulsion to possess -haha.

Shhh, I'm in disguise 8D

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Birthday Deal

Last week, my chibi turned 19 years old. This made me cry a little on the inside because my baby, she's starting to become all growned up (Only one more year until she's no longer a 'teen' -eek!) D:

She didn't really want anything special done (not even a dinner o_o;) but myself and our room mate decided she had to have something so we took her out to get Vietnamese foods at a place called Pho Far East, and it was wonderful. It's been almost 2 years now since we've had Vietnamese food, VA was sadly lacking in any real asian culture (actually, it prolly wasn't on a whole, but we personally weren't around it and had no access), and here, it's really just been a matter of accessibility that's held us back. I found that I missed it something fierce.

Anywho, this is the outfit I wore...

JSK - Innocent World | Blouse - Ruche | Bolero - Vintage | Tights - F21 | Bloomers - Metamorphose | Socks - Etsy | Shoes - Poetic License | Mitts - Vintage | Coat - Offbrand | Jewelry and Hair Bobs- Handmade, Target, Etsy, Silverworks | Purse - TaoBao

I really should have taken off my jacket for these shots, because I spaced getting pics of the cuteness that was underneath. I was wearing my vintage crochet half bolero with pottery cookie pins anchoring it to the JSK straps, and my pretty lace blouse. Boo, next time then, it's starting to get too warm for the jacket anyway.

These took about a billion years too long to do, and they don't show up well in the pics but they are super iridescent and sparkly with gold bling at the tips. Yeah, these will last about 5 mins after I start sewing on monday -lol. <-They are already chipped and partially gone xD

at the restaurant, I got some Vietnamese coffees. I think I've found that I like it better in packets (there were a lot of coffee grounds in mine and while I managed to get most of them out, the thought of hitting one put my off a little from it on a whole).

My foods, omg so good. Rice noodles, pork and shrimp. I did make the mistake of dumping the entire bowl of fish sauce on it, which in the past has been no problem, but this place put a clump of Sriracha in there and it was pretty spicy. Still good though, just had to keep a tissue for my nose closeby while I was eating xD I forgot to get a pic of the spring rolls, but we had those too and oh how I've missed them. Rice noodles, bean sprouts, lettuce ,pork and shrimp wrapped with rice paper with a side of peanut dipping sauce. I could eat about a duffel bag's worth of them right now *_*

It was a good day - full, but good. My chibi was happy enough (She's now on a Yugioh Zexal marathon because I got her the DVD set) and she liked her gifties (she got all the peeps, Zexal DVD set, Target gift card and some megaman shirts). Once home we also ate a white cake with white chocolate and cream cheese frosting, with a cream center filled with blondie bites, then more cream and caramel on top, with vanilla bean iced cream as a side to celebrate <-It was amazing, but I felt like a puffy marshed mallow for the rest of the night after I ate my small slice -haha.

Now to end this, have some bonus Mister shots because she's adorable and cute =3

Cuteeeeeee <3

Saturday, March 2, 2013

OOTD : Oh Deer!

JSK- Innocent World | Blouse - F21 | Bloomers - Metamorphose | Tights - Target | Boots - Bodyline | Mitts - Vintage | Coat - Offbrand | Necklace and broach - Etsy | Collar, ring and hair bobs - Handmade

I've wanted a 3D moss mushroom ring ever since I saw the rings Tinytoadstool made for her shop. Sadly I wasn't able to get one of hers before they sold out, so I made an "inspired by" version of my own ^^

I have no idea where Mister thought she was going, I was just following her lead xD

One of the last things I was able to buy before my tax monies were all spent was this JSK from Innocent World and I wore it for the first time today for my weekly shopping and errands trip. I've wanted it since it was released and thought that I was going to miss it, but luckily it was still up when my money came through. Originally I was hoping to get the mint colorway, but by the time I got to it the only color left was the Cafe au Lait. I figured that having it in any color was better than having it in none, so I went ahead and put my order through. While I was waiting for IW to send me a confirmation, I happened to go up on the site again and noticed that suddenly the mint was back in stock =O

I immediately mailed IW asking if it were possible to exchange since mint hadn't been up there when I did order and then waited yet again for their reply. They got back to me rather quickly, with an apology and an explanation as to why the mint went back in stock (someone had been cancelled due to non payment) and why they were unable to exchange (they'd just sent my dress the day before), but had they not sent it they would have been more than happy to exchange. They also mentioned that even though I couldn't change the color, they still hoped that the Cafe au Lait would become my favorite. I told that it was alright and I understood, and that I was grateful for their efforts for it anyway. Plus I couldn't help the smile that came with their final comment, because it was a rather cute touch.

Well the next day, the dress showed up at my door and as soon as I opened the package ->

I am so happy it had been sent before I could exchange, because the color is very pretty in person and I think being that it's neutral, it's going to give me a wider range for co'ords. I told IW about this,how it's so much prettier in person than it looked on my screen and thanked them again for all their efforts. They mailed me immediately back saying that they were surprised the dress arrived so quickly (their exact words were -> o.o wow! -haha), and that they are happy I was satisfied with the color, but how they will have to do something about how they present their clothing from now on because it is hard to get the proper colors to show up on the screen.

Oh Innocent World, you so crazy,but you definitely have earned a customer for life ^_^