Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Outside" it's lovely!

Because it can be very boring during work hours I decided to post a lovely poem to my fellow collegues to cheer them up. For it was such lovely weather "outside" and we were all stuck "inside!"

Look! Look down in the garden how
The firefly lights are flitting now!
A million tiny sparks I know
Flash through the pinks and golden-glow,
And I am very sure that all
Have come to light a fairy ball,
And if I could stay up I'd see
How merry the fairy folks can be!

I thought it sounded so summery and knew it would cheer everyone up. And get them into the bbq, summer, flowers, sun, fresh air, relax mood. I mean it's nearly home time anyway. Getting everyone ready to enjoy the rest of the lovely day! And of course they have to send a lovely poem in return to promote my survey of cheer!;)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

!Disaster Japan!

A big topic at this moment is the huge chaos situated in Japan.

The biggest earthquake the world has ever seen hit Japan followed by a massive tsunami, destroying villages, towns, people's homes and evern lives. It's such a sad situation and something you don't wish for anyone. I sadly will not donate because I am afraid my money will never arrive, and it I had the magic ability to make everything okay again I really would.

So lets all keep on praying for Japan and hope everything and everyone is fine and pray for a good furtur full of hapiness again!

I'm sad because I wanted to visit Japan next year for a holiday! But that wont be the case now:(

I got this from the Lolita Blog "Lolita Charm" to help support Japan and many poeple suffering or mourning. I hope she doesn't mind me using this;)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

13 March Lolita High Tea

Last week Sunday, I went to my first ever lolita meeting!
The meeting was organized on the Dutch Lolita forum by a lolita herself. It was in connection to her upcomming birthday. Even though I did not know I was very flattered to be able to come to join with everyone.

The meeting was held in Utrecht in de broers cafe. It was a local tavern selling highteas.
I have to conclude that it was very delicious and that all the lolita members were ever so gracious and kind to me. I even got to know some of them.
I had such a lovely day and it felt as if I was swept off to another world. I saw such beautifully dressed lolita's there I was stunned. I think most of the time I just admired the wonderful view of everyone.:)

I hope to meet up again soon, because it was so much fun and I felt so part of the group.:)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

2 New Purchases!

They're finally here!
I had purchased two dresses from Bodyline just a week ago and they arrived yesterday! :D
Only bad thing about it was that I was charged an extra 25 euro for tax. Which I did not understand for my purchase total value was only 36 euro. :/

Oh well, will go and get it back somehow:P

Anyhow, I was sooooo pleased with my purchase! The quality was so stunning, I don't understand why people slag Bodyline down, for quality wise they're just fine.:)

See the below pictures of the dresses. I will be wearing one to my first ever lolita meeting:) So I hope all goes well:)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Step for Step

I find it quite difficult to decide on things. I've known about Lolita for a long while, but never did I think to wear it until now. Seeing that I now have enough money to purchase it:P
From when I stared to enter the teenage world shirts and dresses were far from my mind.
I wasn't very confident about myself at the time, due to my younger years being over weight and being teased at school about it. Being called names about being ugly. I actually started to think I actually was and that people would laugh at me should I be more different than I already was. It broke me.
This changed when I entered my teenage years. I was still insecure about my looks but developed a brand new style and self confidence.
I had discovered the Gothic style and was totally in love thinking I've found what I was looking for.
And for a while it was. I basically wore baggy black overseaz trousers (brand name) and baggy black rock band t-shirts.
My whole wardrobe darkened, and I even started to wear black make-up and such.
I felt quite at home with myself, but still a feeling was starting to urge up inside of me, crying out for change.
For my part I was a right old tomboy ,and still partly am. But secretly inside I'm such a female.
I adore and admire a lot of sweet, beautiful things, and would love to be caught up in a classical romance. Dreaming away of my longed prince to rescue me from my tower.
Since my 16th birthday I started to loose quite a lot of weight, because I was often ill will stomach aches and such. I changed. From the outside but also from the inside. I still haven't got a lot of things straight but hey thats all part of growing up.;)
But in this process I came to know that I wanted to be more feminine. I wanted to be girly. But I still loved my old Gothic style. I was comfortable there.
So my style changed to the more classic variant of goth. Instead I wore beautiful long black dresses to the fantasy fair events. I felt beautiful and this gave me confidence. I wanted to show the world what was hidden inside the shell I had been hiding in. And through that to develop further.
I had an eye for detail and elegance. Wishing I had been born in the Renaissance or Victorian era. Dining with rich guests using etiquette, having tea parties in lovely summer gardens, ones appearance being everything, strolling in the park showing your latest strolling dress arm in arm with a handsome gentleman, corsets to pin you together, having a painter paint a portrait of me. The list could go on...
I longed to be in a world that no longer was. If you ask me all girls should be dressed like the young ladies of old ;)
Moving on I finally I got into the skirts and dresses. I still wore my overseazed (brand name) trousers but wore them less and less until they just stayed in my wardrobe. Which has been cleaned out recently, so they're gone forever. :(
Then short skirts and mini dresses came to my attention, I wanted to show off my legs. I had wanted to wear short skirts for quite a while but thinking I was not worthy of them I never did dare to.
I still remember making my first short dress purchase. It was a black Gothic mini dress with a big puffy petticoat. The brand was HellBunny. I remember having it on, feeling really excited. But would I ever wear it in public? It would be a waste of my money if I didn't.
I did buy the dress still feeling unsure. But boy was I glad because this was my first step into the shortness world. Not looking anything like a whore or anything. But I dared show what I had. Even wearing tighter clothes which was totally taboo 3 years ago.
I felt more and more like a girl and wanted to feel perfect in every kind of way. I didn't want people to catch me wearing something that did not suit me. Or showed too much of which I did not want to show.
Forwarding the story a bit I've come to the stage of actually having money to buy Lolita clothes and actually outweighing the pros and cons. When I came to realize that this could actually be the style for me.
Encountering the elegance, the feminism, details, beauty and grace, that I already loved.
I am still a mere beginner but have already had a fair share of fashion experience in the past.
This style is of course something totally different than what I am used to. But hey that was my first thought of Gothic too.
So... who knows?!:)