Saturday, August 15, 2015

Modcloth Cardigan // Dangerfield Dress & Belt // Asos Shoes // Taobao Bag // Ebay Wig // Handmade Hairbow

I've mentioned it on my blog before, but I love Sailor Moon. When I was little I would borrow the VHS tapes from the video store across the road from my house and watch them over and over again, and dream of being a magical like Serena. The series has been so influential for so many reasons, it promotes so many great things - love, friendship, acceptance, and female strength. The sailor senshi are the perfect example of how hyper feminine characters can still be strong and independent, proving that girls don't have to give up skirts and makeup in favour of being tough.

International Sailor Moon Day (ISMD) is a day when fans all over the world come together to share their love of the series through dressing up in either Moonie themed clothing or cosplay. Unfortunately I've been ill so I wasn't up to attending the Adelaide meet up (but thankfully there's another one happening in summer!), but I tried my best to get into the spirit at home by dressing up in this coordinate inspired by the original sailor scout, Sailor V!

I hope you've all fought some evil and won some love today, now go and watch some girls kick butt!

Friday, July 31, 2015

I'm finally getting around to making this post, Avcon was such a huge weekend that it's taken me two weeks to recover! I had such a wonderful time cosplaying, meeting other people with the same interests as me, seeing so many wonderful creations, and of course browsing through the artists alley! This post is going to be quite photo heavy, so follow the cut for more con goodness!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Times They Are A-Changin'

I haven't posted in ages and for that, I must apologise. I've been on uni holidays for the past month and I spent most of it rugged up in front of the heater, trying to get as rested as possible because I knew that the new semester would bring an avalanche of change. I've transferred to a new university closer to home and into a double degree (Bachelor of Media/Bachelor of Arts), it's only been a week but I can honestly say that even though it's been a lot to take in, I love it! My Arts major is in History, which is a subject that I'm endlessly interested in, so it's almost like I'm doing it for fun rather than the piece of paper at the end of the next however many years. 

I feel like even though it's going to be a lot of work and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed with information, this change has given me more focus and motivation to work towards building my future, so please bear with me if I'm a bit awol over the next six months, it's because I'm buried under essays and quizzes and piles of reading. I do have lots of things I want to share with you guys though - projects, outfits, products, all sorts! So I hope that you'll want to stay with me on my new journey, even though I might be a little bit slower than I have been in the past.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Cake Baby

Asos dress // American Apparel shoes // Forever New belt // Leona Edminston bag

Today was Sam's and my third anniversary, so we dressed up and went out for a fancy lunch like a couple of real life grown ups! We went to Jamie's Italian - my current favourite - in the city, and it was so delicious. I had the tagliatelle bolognese (as usual) and Sam had the lamb & ricotta ravioli. Mine was amazing and super filling, but Sam seemed a little underwhelmed with his - I think he wished he'd ordered the burger.

And of course, we followed it up with dessert. I had the chocolate hazelnut arctic roll with espresso semifreddo and butterscotch sauce, and Sam had the lemon meringue cheesecake with berries. I didn't get to taste any of the cheesecake because he demolished it so quickly, so it must have been good! The arctic roll was a combination of my three favourite flavours; chocolate, coffee, and butterscotch, so it was bound to be a winner. 

I still can't believe that we've been together for three whole years! It feels like it's been barely any time at all, but longer than that at the same time, if that makes any sense at all. I am still so happy and at home with my Sammy peach, and I'm very grateful for everything he does for me - including letting me drag him into Lush and proceed to shove almost every product under his nose for a sniff of approval. What an angel. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

International Lolita Day

Chess Story Jumperskirt // Target Cardigan // Asos Collar // Miss Shop Hat // Taobao Bag // American Apparel Shoes // Lovisa Rings

So unfortunately I missed out on attending my local communities Winter International Lolita Day on Saturday meetup because I've been very unwell over the past week, and I was really bummed out about it so I decided to dress up on Sunday when I was feeling a little better instead! I really love this outfit, I think it's a nice balance between my two favourite substyles - classic, and sweet lolita.

I think this is the first time I've blogged about my interest in lolita fashion, so I'd best give you some background! For those of you who aren't familiar with the style, it has absolutely nothing to do with Nabokov's book or the english definition of the term 'lolita'. Originating in Japan, lolita fashion draws a lot of inspiration from Victorian and Rococo era styles and has a big focus on elegance and modesty. Though I've been interested in it for a few years now, I'm still only quite new to the fashion and I'm (very) slowly building my wardrobe, but I really love the way that putting on a big, poofy skirt makes me feel so feminine and ladylike. I can't wait to put together more outfits!