Sunday, November 10, 2013
So anyway. I guess I will get on with the subject of this post: o-mighty! Some of y'alls may have encountered their products before in the online fashion blogosphere world.
But at any rate...they're based out of Singapore (which I am assuming is how they escape all the copyright infringement lawsuits!) and they pretty much only carry one size for most everything. This is slowly changing but not by much. They do have a lot of cool stuff for sale, which brings me to the Word Art Skirt.
Pretty dope, huh? Well I thought so too. And I wanted to order one. So I did. But then I realized, hooooly shiiiit, it's like...XS. And I'm usually like M/L in bottoms! So needless to say, I was a bit disappointed. I was kind of anticipating it though, and decided to go to the fabric store to make the skirt BIGGER by adding two panels in. Below is a photographic depiction of my journey in the world of making something larger. (Usually I take things in!) I was a little nervous about the alteration...not to mention I already dropped like $45 US on this stupid skirt, lol.
Got the skirt in the mail, and obviously it wouldn't fit on my big caboose!! >__<;;;
Grab sewing machine, add beer and loud music....
Seam rip skirt edges...as you can see, their skirt pattern is "highly complex" lol...
Now pin the damn thing to mannequin and attempt to figure out how much fabric you will need to buy...!
Go on shameless fabric shopping spree with your JoAnn coupons...end up spending $120 instead of the $15 you originally planned!
Threw it on with some other random stuff.
Not bad but I could have been more patient to do a better job. >_<;; Annnnd I will end with my favorite photo!
Because, fuck yea, drippy tights!!! xD
Hope you guys enjoyed this. Thankfully o-mighty is beginning to make bigger sizes now but I don't know by how much. I ordered their Nokia Phone skirt because, shit, it's dope, and I used to own one of these phones, back in like 2000. It even had a metallic green case to clip on it. I thought I was a straight up baller, lol. I got it in M/L so it better fit. Dammit. Otherwise I will be buying more knit fabric and doing skirt surgery again. Skurgery. Yep. I said that.
Have you ever made something bigger before? What was it? Did it come out good? Or was it a fail? Comment below and tell meeeee!!!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
12 tracks of pure awesome. I love how she mixes English words with Japanese. Highly recommended if you love JPOP. :D
I'll add more later after I've listened to all the tracks...but I will say I have already heard "Only You," "ONE," and "I'll Be There" and I love all of those songs. So pop-y and I love her voice even if they autotuned it some, hehe. ;)
What JPOP singers are you all listening to right now??
Monday, August 26, 2013
So yes, the title of the post...well, addressing the second half now that I've addressed the first... I realllly love shopping in the children's section. I mean, who wouldn't, especially if you love cute prints and designs, pastel colors, bright colors, stuff that you generally do not see in the 'adults' or even 'juniors' clothing sections. I used to get a lot of my 'kiddie' clothes from the store called delia*s but sadly around 2008ish, they moved out of the mall that was closest to me (the STL Galleria) because the friggin' Apple store bought out their space. I hate Apple. But that's another rant for another day. They moved to the Chesterfield Mall, and that's kind of a long drive for me...back then, as well as now. So I kinda stopped going there. And it's not really a "kid's only" store, I mean, it's more like late teens. And lately I have been shopping at Justice. Their clothing is wayyyy more for little kid's and girls than delia*s, though. So that means I always feel EXTRA creepy going in there. I try to buy online as much as possible to prevent giving off the "pedo vibes" when I walk into the store...but it's not always possible seeing as how their clothing doesn't always fit properly. Generally if I get a big enough size, I don't have to worry about it being too small/tight. But then I have to worry about awkward fits! Thankfully I JUST got my sewing machine back, after about 7 years without it....(I still used it off and on when I visited my parents in PA, but it wasn't always at my disposal) so that means if I need to alter clothing, I can! Rejoice!
But yeah so you may be wondering, why shop in the children's section/kiddie stores if you are, like me, in your early/mid/late twenties? (I'm going to be 25 on Dec 1st...guess that makes me mid-twenties now?) Here is a list of pros and cons:
- Really fucking cheap.
- Insanely cute designs you can't find in adult clothing stores/weird & awesome types of fabric & colors.
- Stuff doesn't always fit correctly if it all.
- You might feel like a pedophile if you aren't shopping online.
I bought this dress last night:
And this bolero:
How about you guys? Do you like to shop in the kiddie sections? xD
Monday, July 8, 2013
I love the simplicity of black and white. And yet it can be elegant...or casual...depending on which way you style it.
I wasn't wearing gal makeup in either of these photos. It was late at night, I am pretty sure I had work the next day, and I was feeling like shit. Lately, I was diagnosed with IBS so I have to be careful about what I eat, drink, what medicines I take, and letting stress get to me. Stress causes so many attacks. >__<;; Sometimes dressing up is the only relief I get. But wearing tight clothing can also bring me pain, so I try to avoid it when possible...part of the reason why I get so bummed out when something I lusted after for a long time ends up being too small/tight on me. I don't know what style of gal you'd call the black x white outfit above, but I was leaning towards oneegyaru....anyone have any better ideas for what to call it? Maybe just grown-up elegant style? IDK. I always thought that's what oneegyaru was.... 'older sister gal' like a Liz Lisa graduate, lol? I will never stop wearing Liz Lisa. Or Liz Lisa-inspired outfits. See below:
I got this from a totally awesome Korean eBay seller located in California. She sells her clothing as full outfits. I highly recommend checking her out. I don't even know her or anything, but she has great style. I messaged her asking if she had a blog/instagram/lookbook/etc. but to my disappointment, she doesn't. Or maybe she didn't want to share it with me cause she was creeped out by my fangirl-ing, heehee! :D At the time of this post, she doesn't have anything up for sale. But I signed up for notifications, lol. *ebaynerd*
Anywayyyyy I guess I am done gushing about gyaru.
I also acquired this tasty garment recently:
UNIF Pastel Moto Jacket.
I saw this killer cute jacket before it was featured in Paramore's new music video, Still Into You (which I do adore, btw) but seeing one of my fave singers wearing it made me want it even more. Weird how that works.
I swear I didn't buy this pastel moto jacket because of Hayley.... but it just so happens that UNIF is one of my favorite brands and Paramore is one of my favorite bands..... hmmmmmmm. Alignment of stars, planets, galaxies, &c.?
I love Paramore even though they have a different sound now and are down a couple of a band members. ;)
Their new album is too legit to quit!! :D
...must convince my boss to let me dye my hair like Hayley's lol...! xD
And here is the rest of it.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
As the title suggests, I can make blog posts using my phone now! And I don't have to type anything because I have the Galaxy S4! It has a voice to text recognition software um and that's pretty incredible because it's basically in direct support of my laziness. Now that's not to say that it's perfect because it definitely is not perfect and punctuation is a bit of a challenge but I'm getting the hang of it. I've been feeling kind of sick today otherwise I would have posted a whole bunch of stuff because it is the weekend after all but on the other hand tomorrow is a holiday ...it's Memorial Day for people in the United States, so I don't have work and that's really nice in a sense that I can sit on my butt and if I'm not feeling well, that will be a blessing. But if I am feeling good I might just do a post about clothing or shoes or insert random thing here that I've been meaning to get around to. Or I might just play videogames all day. I was planning to do that today actually, but I was feeling literally that crappy that even sitting in front of my computer playing video games was just too painful and so I spent most of the day in bed and where I am now which is the bathtub. Yes. I've been narrating this entire post through my phone while sitting in my bathtub. Fuck yeah. The 21st century is fucking dope. The end!
And now I leave you with photo of me and my new car because I don't know what else to post at the moment and all of my old photos are still on my iPhone. So I probably need to find a way to get that stuff over and I'm sure its probably pretty freaking easy with this phone. So yeah here is me next to my car and it is the last photo I will ever take or rather have taken with my crappy old iPhone camera!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
But anyway, I kinda "left" lolita for a while, and I am now just looking into it again, but realizing 90% of my wardrobe really doesn't suit me anymore. I look at stuff I own now and these are the various things going through my head:
- I am never going to wear this again!
- Well, I MIGHT wear this, but only for a meet-up or con.
- Oh wait, I don't GO to meet-ups anymore and if I DO go to a con, it's once per year and I'm usually in cosplay or gyaru....lol. Oops.
- I want to sell this but I'm too lazy to take pics/type up eglsales entry.
- I don't want to sell this, I want to keep it as a collector's item, but I doubt it will appreciate in value unless I hang onto it for a good 20+ more years!
- I don't wear sweet anymore but I guess I could rock this in a himegyaru coordinate.
- Oh wait, I don't even really wear gyaru anymore either, because I am too lazy to do all the make-up and hair.
- Ah, fuck...!
*insert other various ramblings here*
Yeahhhh. So I am trying to FORCE myself to sell some of my lolita clothing I no longer wear/want. But sadly it's something of a challenge. If you scroll to the bottom of this, though, there's a bit about me trying to sell my Moitie dress, haha. I had it for a few years and I've only worn it once, so make an offer or something. ~__~;
But anyway....Lately I noticed these two prints...
This is "Dim Light" print by Metamorphose. It came in Dark Red as well as Dark Green but really the Dark Blue/Navy is the best color in my opinion.
I don't really own any dark blue dresses except for a Moitie sundress which I am attempting to sell.
Here's a close-up of this spectacular print!
So gorg! And perfect for goth/classic!
Aside from Dim Light, which I will probably never find, I positively adore this Moitie Print called Silent Moon!
This is another nice photo of the dress, but I am not sure who took it...
Simply divine! But it probably costs like $500. -___-;;;
I also adore this version though I like gold less:
Anyone have any more info about either of these prints or is willing to sell hers to me? :D
PS: I am selling a Moi-meme-Moitie Sundress!
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Anyway that mini-rant aside, I DID end up getting these gorgeous beauties in the mail last week which I do plan to wear with my rainbow dress:
Can you tell I have a mild hologram shoe obsession?! LOL. And that's putting it lightly.
Hologram all the things!!! xD
I bought them as replacements for my Hologram Brazen platforms, actually, also by JC...because I bought them in size 9.5 US and they don't fit my size 9 feet. It was an attempt to get these babies in my closet and Nasty Gal had run out of all the size 9's which seriously bummed me out....so I thought I'd stuff them with the Doctor Scholl's gel stuff (from a couple of posts back) and while it DID work....the straps just didn't feel right. I guess the strap is proportionate to the shoe size or something. Anyway, it wasn't working out, and I wanted these to go to a good home.
They're listed on eBay right now, here is the link to the auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251277293651&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:US:1123
I hate eBay in general for selling things because of all the damn fees. But I could sell these to someone outside of eBay as long as Paypal is being used. And if that's the case, I can lower the price to what I paid $120 + shipping. But yeah...I really hope someone buys these because I know I won't wear them. It's sad because they are WAY more comfy than Litas in general which tend to run a little narrow. I am hoping JC comes out with even more hologram shoes. Considering how much it's trending right now, I'd put money on it! I also love black hologram so I hope they come out with some of that sort of stuff too. ;)
Also I am SUPER pumped because I just bought a new car!!! It's a Lotus Elise!! It's dark green with tan interior, and it's totally sublime! A lot of people in the US don't know of Lotus as it's a British company from what I understand. Totally in love...and it's supposed to be here Wednesday so here's a sneak-peek! ;)
I promise more car porn photos soon! But I need to get the oil line replaced as that part was recalled.