Happy Happy ~ ♬♬

Happy late Valentine's!

I'm trying to do this in order as I have a few (oldish) meetup posts to make... so, I'll break up the monotony for a bit ;;

Went out of town for a few days last weekend and got to meet up all day with my dearest friend...!
 Considering it was Valentine's Day, we actually got seated pretty quickly for dinner;;

She also gave me some early birthday presents ;_____; (thank you ♥)!!!! ignore my chipped nails

We ended up at this arcade/game store after dinner and they had the most pathetic Sanics aha ^ᴥ^

My boss ended up giving me the following Monday off, as the week prior had been extremely busy and awfully taxing. Which was great! Even though I worked on commissions all day, I really needed a break. (But of course all the work piled up in the time I was gone....)
Commission in question.

When I got back in to town, my Atelier Pierrot shipment was waiting for me at the office! I had actually never ordered directly from AP but it was surprisingly easy! They're currently doing a free shipping promo for orders over ¥20000 so naturally... I ended up buying something else this weekend.
So that is the one I purchased on the right, and a jsk I got in from Angelic Pretty a few weeks back. ☆
Ended up buying a new coat and a long shirt a few days before.... aaaand trying on the OP. I really need a new and much bigger petticoat ahhh

I also got this book in from Maria on Valentine's Day ;;;;; perfect ♥♥
And some stuff I got for myself a while back! Managed to nab AP's Dramatic Rose JSK (MY FAV!! T A T ) during their 50% off sale back during New Years, a dark brown twin tail wig, pearl crown necklace, and an adorable Lulu Guinness Purse! The bow detailing on the front is the best. I kept wanting to buy a black purse for Lolita, but most are so small and impractical -_-)
I've been sketching a little more than I was at the beginning of the year but not as much as I'd like. I'm always exhausted after work and end up leaving my supplies/sketchbooks in the car;; eep

This was a long post, thank you for reading!


ILD - Christmas Meet

I meant to post this waaaaay back around mid December, but (as usual) the holidays means stretching time as much as possible while trying to accomplish a million different things.

Onward ho!
On December 6th, our local comm held International Lolita Day at the North Pole Express in Grapevine.

There were so many girls that I didn't have the chance to take an outfit photo of everyone ;;
And coordinate for the day ~ wearing my Chantilly OP.

Overall, it was a lot of fun! We went on a train ride and walked around the square/shops a bit and had lunch at a nearby cafe.

It's a bit late but I hope everyone had a happy new years celebration!


Mini Tea Meet & Updates

This actually took place a few weeks ago (back during the Thanksgiving break), but I've been really unmotivated to do anything out side of work this past week!

A few of the girls and I gathered on Black Friday for a small lunch and some shopping.

Coordinate! Finally wearing the BTSSB head bow I purchased a very long time ago.
Apparently The Parks Mall in Arlington is opening a Japanese style arcade with various brand new purikura machines. It's a bit out of the way, but I cannot wait to check it out!

That aside....!
I was able to get one of my dream dresses!! Granted, the pink colorway was my first choice the mint is an extremely close second. Totally ecstatic!!! (!!!!!!!!) Pictured on the right is the cuff detail on a Forever21 blouse I got modified (golden buttons + lace hem).
*___* And my Phantom and The Maiden Grief OP finally arrived in the mail earlier this week. Review and problems on that later........
I also purchased a head bow to go with my mint dress but it's taking forever! Ultimately I want to get more mint dresses and hopefully some mint heels in the near future.

And! Because my old phone was finally on its last leg (somehow despite being fairly new)....
I purchased the Note 4! The main selling point was the stylus. I am absolutely crazy about being able to doodle on this thing, especially when I need to quickly get an idea across digitally.
On the left is my old phone, the Galaxy S3. Ebay sells these really cute glitter screen protectors for both android and iPhone for the curious.

That's all for now. I've been working on and off on our Christmas Meet Up photos which will take a few more days.

Thanks for reading!


Japanese Gardens - Birthday Meet

Greetings! I've started revamping the layout a bit and while I'm not 100% pleased, it's a little more pleasing to the (my) eye. Moving on...

Earlier last month, we got together for our friend's birthday meet at the Ft. Worth Japanese Gardens.
Despite living in Dallas, I'm ashamed to admit that I've never been to that side of town.

This post is a bit late, because I somehow managed to snap right around 300 photos... Picture heavy and more after the jump!

Coordinate for the day
Thank you Mar for the wig headbow and cardigan ahhh OTL
It actually started getting chilly and I was unprepared;;

We had a bit of an early lunch while we waited on everyone to arrive.
Afterwards, we all headed to Shinjuku Station and omg, the fries were to die for. The service was not the best, but I really had a great time getting to mingle with everyone on a much smaller scale.


Mourning Tea Party

In late October, I attended the DFWCG's Mourning Tea Party at The Chocolate Angel.
Their afternoon tea service is always so lovely. I definitely want to go back during the winter and try their seasonal teas.

I wish I had taken more photos of the Mourning memorabilia passed around by the speaker, and more photos in general (as is always the case it seems).

Unfortunately only managed to get one outfit shot (and forgot how to pose apparently).

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Didn't stay too long and met up with Annette and Phi shortly afterwards to check out the newly opened Cafe Paris in Carrollton.

The photos I took don't do it any justice, the interior was awfully cute. They make all of their own pastries, unlike the surrounding cafes which just source everything that is prepackaged from Mozart across the street.

As you can see it's a two story cafe and it's really quite large! They even have private rooms.
We opted for their cheesecake waffle and some of their specialty iced coffees, both of which were extremely delicious.

In other news! I've been so, so very busy and luckily with a lot to show for it. I haven't drawn this much in a long time and while I haven't improved as much as I wanted I definitely see some improvement.

I finished this piece up last week, and am working on a few others this afternoon. Work and personal life have also been quite hectic, but I'm hoping it'll really slow down closer to the holidays this month.

Lately, I've been contemplating changing my hair style. x_x It's getting quite long which is what I was going for all year but... temptation!!! We'll see, I suppose.

x o x