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


Hot Pot Birthday ~

(some time earlier this month)

One of my dearest and oldest friends was in town so we all went out for her birthday! Ended up at hot pot! It feels like I hadn't been in forever and the weather was nice, too!

We went to the mall for some shopping a bit earlier, too. 

I had no idea what these things were, but apparently tsum tsums are a thing?! A game of some sort?
No matter, they were super cute. I purchased one for myself and a matching one for.... :0!

Photos we took inside of Sephora ~

Halloween puri with Alyson, Phi & Mar

Afterwards, we visited Mozart for birthday dessert (my phone died at this point orz).

Coordinate photo!
The whole point of left pic is to show my rings, ahahaha.. ;;

I haven't worn regular skirts in... years?! Probably not at all, now that I think about it. I really also want to like this wig but the color is so, so close to my skin that I think I'll.... probably end up giving it away or something.

Around that time, I also finished an illustration piece for a friend!

Go check out her YouTube! She has lots of cute tutorials.

As always, thanks for stopping bye
x o x


Back tracking for fun

You know, I thought that with dropbox, uploading and editing photos would be much quicker, but...!
I guess, even with the added convenience of not having to plug in my phone and manually download photos, I still procrastinate. OTL!!! So photos sit in my dropbox for the longest time....

Anyway! Slightly old-ish photos.

From when Mar, Natsuki and I went to Ramen Hakata and puri for lunch a few weeks ago :o!

And puri!
Oh my goodness, it is unbelievably hot inside of Cosplay and Charm, almost got a heatstroke from doing puri in such a small and poorly ventilated space x_x;; And their scans are so small/low-res. :( ...

The following day, Phi and I went to Tanoshii to have lunch, and stopped by a local coffee shop, too.
I found them on Facebook via someone's likes, but it's a really cute, small space! Method Caffeination and Fare advertised these lavender macarons that I had been wanting to try for the longest. Sadly, they were out that Sunday. I did, however, try their lavender coffee. Really strange but also very tasty.

My Chantilly order also arrived!

In the process of editing photos for these, but I'm really pleased with the designs. *__* That review will hopefully be up soon.

Trying to coord this dress;; Haven't really had a chance to wear this but it seems most of my friends have haha;;;

I've been torn lately between letting my hair grow out and actually getting a hair cut/dye job... decisions! I definitely want purple again, but I can't be arsed to at the moment. So we'll see.

Anyway, typing this up at work so cutting it short,
Thanks for reading!


Ahoy, Inktober!

Trying to convince/inspire myself to draw more so that there will be some improvement lol... decided to join in on all of the October festivities, namely the popular #inktober!

I had really wanted to last year, but perhaps it was a time-related issue. Nevertheless, I'm trying to complete this challenge despite all of the other million projects I have going on at the moment.

Also, I figured it would be a good time to revive my old, old, old OCs.
At this point, I also realized I have maybe 6 pages (front/back) left in my sketchbook so.... trying to cram as many drawings on one page as I can while I'm at it is proving to be tough!

Below are days 1-8!

 Some miscellaneous October-themed sketches
 Aaaaand OC stuff

I'm not happy with a lot of these but hopefully I will be able to log some kind of improvement over the course of this month.

In other news, I recently purchased a head bow to go with my white OP *__*!!! Aaaaand finally made it over to the H-Mart in Plano! The Whole Foods by my work stopped receiving macarons from their normal supplier (???? and they are awful), so it's nice to know tasty and organic macs can be found elsewhere. This was at Tous les Jours. I tried the lavender-blueberry and respberry flavours. The former tastes too much like soap, but the latter is wonderful.

Thanks for reading ��