Sunday, November 24, 2013

My First Meet Up

On Wednesday October 16th, I organized my very first Lolita meet up! I know the title of this post suggests that this was my very first meet up ever, but it isn't. It's the first I organised myself. ^^ Before I continue, let me give you a bit of pre-history:
a little while ago, my German friend Vera (who I met at the Tea Parties in Paris) told me she was coming to the Netherlands for a couple of days vacation and she was wondering if I wanted to meet up together with her and her friend Anna. Of course I said yes and I soon started planning an official meet up. Since I planned the meeting on a Wednesday, I didn’t expect many girls to be available, but surprisingly enough quite some girls signed up! Due to circumstances some had to cancel after all, but we were still with a total 10 girls. I was so happy people wanted to come! :D So on October 16th I woke up, had breakfast and got dressed into my black and pink outfit that I had planned for this day. My mom took some pictures of me in our garden (the dogs were very frustrated they weren’t allowed to come as well, haha). I hope you like my outfit! ♥

Powder Rose 1
✿Roses for a Meet Up✿
My outfit rundown:
Headbow: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Bolero: offbrand
Jsk: Angelic Pretty’s Powder Rose
Tights: Primark
Shoes: An*Tai*Na
Necklaces: Claire’s
Heart clip: Swimmer
Bracelets: Claire’s and Chocomint
Rings: Claire’s and offbrand

Powder Rose 2

Powder Rose 3

Powder Rose 4

Powder Rose 5

I took the train to Utrecht Central Station, where I walked to the Meeting Point (it literally says ‘Meeting Point’, there’s even a sign!). I was standing there for maybe three minutes when Vera and Anna walked up to me! I was so happy to see Vera again and to meet Anna for the first time! Not long after the other girls joined us one by one, we introduced ourselves and then we went on our way to the restaurant I had chosen to have lunch.

Walking in Utrecht
Lolitas in the street. You can see the Domtower in the distance.

We arrived at the restaurant and I asked if they had enough seats for us. I had tried to make a reservation in advance, but somehow it wasn’t possible. Luckily the big table in the middle of the restaurant was free, so we sat down. We had a very lovely lunch with nice food.Vera tried something very Dutch: ‘kroket’ on bread. ^^ I had it myself as well.

If you wanna have it Dutch, order this! ^^

We stayed for quite a long time, because we had so much fun just chatting! I was so happy everyone was having a good time.

A group picture in the restaurant. ♥

After lunch we went to the Domtower Square to take some pictures there. I hadn’t dragged my tripod with me all the time for nothing of course! ^^ I was glad it wasn’t too crowded, so we could take pictures in peace. First, we took some group pictures.

Our group~! Names and full shots can be found below. :3

I took a lot of single pictures as well. Everyone looked so amazing! *_*

Portrait 1
First up: Eline in her beautiful black and white coord (and with her gorgeous eyes)!

Portrait  2
Josine, looking amazing and elegant as always!

Portrait  3
Michelle, with her amazing black and gold outfit and flower crown!

Portrait 4
Anna, the only girl only in pastels, so cute!

Portrait 5
Eveline, looking amazing in Star Night Theater!

Portrait 6
Leyla, rocking the pregnant Lolita-look!

Portrait 7
Rowie, looking gorgeous in every picture I took!

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And Finally Vera, who looked wonderful in her Fancy Box outfit!

Vera and Me
Me with Vera! ♥

After taking our pictures, we went to go shopping for a bit. We visited a big second hand clothing shop I had never been before and just entered shops we thought were interesting. It was quite nice and since we were wearing coats, not many people bothered us with questions.

Some shopping snaps.

We spent a lovely afternoon together, but all fun must end. Around 4:30 pm we went back to the station to have some Bubble Tea together, after which everyone could take the train.

Bubble Tea
Lovely ladies waiting for their Teas~!

We drank our Bubble Teas and after some more chatting, we went to the station and said goodbye. I took some pictures in a photobooth with Vera and Anna (the first time we failed, stupid machine!) and after that, we had to say goodbye. It had been a wonderful day and I hope I’ll see them again soon! ♥

Monday, November 11, 2013

Under The Sea Birthday Party

On the 29th of September my friend Cat celebrated her birthday with a wonderfully themed Lolita Party and I was invited as well! The theme was ‘Under the sea’ and knowing Cat she had put a lot of effort into the party!
I wanted to wear something that fit the Sea theme, but unfortunately nothing in my closet matched. Well, maybe except for my new blue Baby, the Stars Shine Bright dress (probably more on that later), but I wanted to keep that for another occasion. After some thinking, I decided to build my outfit entirely around a cute fish necklace one of my cousin’s once gave me. Since the fish has white and royal blue stripes, I wanted to incorporate royal blue into my outfit. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any clothes or accessories in that colour, but thankfully my mom showed me a beautiful cardigan at Primark that had the exact colour I wanted! Lucky me. :3 I also wanted to do something different with my hair. Since I am growing out my side bangs, I decided to clip them to the back for once, giving my face a very different shape.
September 29th finally came and I got dressed. My mom was kind enough (as ever) to take some pictures of me! She took so many nice ones I had a hard time choosing (also, as ever)! I hope you like them! ♥ (I know the blue is not a marine colour, but I thought this title sounded nice ^^).

Marine Girl
●Marine Girl●
My outfit rundown:
Bow clip: Claire’s
Cardigan: Primark
Jsk: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright’s Millefeuille jumperskirt
Tights: Primark
Shoes: An*Tai*Na
Earrings: Primark
Necklaces: Bijou Brigitte and offbrand
Bracelets: Six and offbrand



Full Shot


Close Up


My mom drove me to the station where we met up, where I was the first person to arrive! Slowly more girls arrived and we had a wonderful chat and mutual admiration of each other’s outfits. Finally, Cat arrived (last, ha)!
Apparently there is always a fun fair around Cat’s birthday and since the Bubble Tea place had closed down (so tragic ;_;), we decided to just walk through the city to the fun fair. We briefly visited Claire’s, where I showed my coworkers my outfit (they really liked it, haha) and then we walked on. Apparently there was a car show going on and people seemed to think we were a part of that (as some people asked us about it). We arrived at the fun fair, where some girl went to ride the haunted house (not me, too scared, huhu :3). After that, we sat down at the waterside and I took pictures of everyone!

Waterside Shots
Some of the pictures takes at the waterside.

After sitting down for a while we went to the bank and then to the bus station. From there, we went to Cat’s house. I was surprised people asked me if we were going to a bachelor party. What kind of association is that? XD Another person asked me whether we came from the car show.
Finally we arrived at Cat’s house and we entered a beautifully decorated living room, completely in the ‘Under the sea’-theme. There were garlands hanging from the ceiling with jellyfish lanterns and fish and the table was scattered with shells.

Some of the decorations!

We sat down and tea (or soda was served). We got glittery blue cupcakes, sea-themed chocolate and delicious sandwiches! After sitting down, chatting, drinking tea, eating treats and giving presents we went outside to take some more pictures. I really love to take on the role of photograhper at times like these, even though I am not that good (and the light was really difficult).

Grass Shots
Some more pictures of different people! The light was quite bright, sorry.

Everyone looked so amazing! I took a lot of pictures, hihi! ^^

Sailor Pose
When the theme is ‘Under the sea’, one must have a sailor pose picture!

After taking pictures, we went inside again. There, we chatted some more, watched some Lolita-related videos (and also very non-Lolita related videos XD) and then Cat’s brought out her gorgeous cake!

Cat's Cake
Isn’t this cake just perfect!?

The cake was really delicious, with a minty flavour. So good! *_* Finally, it was time for me to go home. It had been a wonderful birthday. I had had so much fun! Later I was talking to my mom about how I wasn’t looking forward to my own birthday at all and she suggested to have a Lolita birthday party as well! So look out for that in the near future! ;)