Sunday, May 25, 2014

Walnut Creek: First summer mori coord

Yesterday, I went with a few of the local mori girls to a huge park! Well, in our minds, it was an enchanted forest. I posted a video on instagram (for some reason, embedding isn't working) of peering over the edge down into the creek.. The first time I looked down I kept thinking, "Where's the bottom??

Blouse & Dress & Glasses: Thrifted from Buffalo Exchange
Under-dress: Taobao
Tights: Ebay
Socks: My mom's
Shoes: Keen
Neclace: Late grandmother's
Bow: Handmade by me

Mia and I posed for some Harajuku-styled street snaps! Overall, I was fairly satisfied with my outfit because it kept me cool and had a new look to it that I hadn't tried yet; more summer-y, playful, and almost childish. 

I'm a little disappointed in the coord for a few reasons. For one, I think the first time I put this coord together it fit me better; for some reason now, it looks too frumpy in the wrong places. But maybe that's just because I've seen it for two wearings and now looking at the photos, I'm seeing all the flaws. Maybe it's just because I usually have something over that dress and the seam falls on my hips (awkward).

Also I really want to tea-dye my socks because they're all too light for the shades of lace I usually wear, which is cream and beige. Same problem with my tights; I felt they were too white. I got them off ebay and I think there is a Grimoire original of them which is more beige, so these are probably a knock-off. I'm not sure though. 

So that's something to try and work on for next time! 

Also Emile (our resident actual real life forest child who's awesome) is dressed in natural kei next to Mia in mori, so you can really see the distinction in styles! And yes, Emile has reached ultimate mori level and has taken on flower form. ❀

Hope you enjoyed this photoshoot in the woods! ^___^ 


Miss Kellie

Baby the Eggs Hide Right: Easter mori coord

My goodness, it feels like so long since I've made a proper post! I finished school for the summer a few weeks ago, so now I'm getting out of my lazy-and-free period and can now be productive (ha!). Let me dump some recent coord pictures on ya!

I wore this outfit for the Lolita easter egg hunt, "Baby the Eggs Hide Right," which was very appropriately named. (For those of you who don't follow lolita, Baby the Stars Shine Bright is one of the top brands!)

Top: Taobao
Middle layer (dress): Thrifted from Buffalo Exchange
Bottom layer (dress): Taobao
Tights: Taobao
Boots: Target
Purse: Handmade by my parents
Basket: World Market
Hair accessory: Handmade by me!

Overall, I was very pleased with my outfit, but now I feel like the top was kind of sparse. It was hot though that day, so I'll let it slide!

Also I'm very pleased with these pictures my lovely mother took; on tumblr the post is nearing 350 notes! Wow.. I feel so blessed and humbled. Thank you 


Miss Kellie