Saturday, 15 February 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: Romantic Coordinate Ideas

For Valentine's Day, I decided to base my coordinate ideas around three JSKs containing motifs common to Valentine's Day: flowers, chocolate and candles. Each of the following coordinates are based on three types of romantic outfits: dreamy romantic, elegant romantic and vintage romantic.

First, APs Sugar Pansy is an elegant print that could be paired with lace tights, a flower hair accessory and some pearls to make an elegant coordinate. To cover up bare arms, a shawl or a delicate bolero could be used with a pair of simple Lolita shoes that are in a pastel colour to finish the outfit. The hair would be done in a curly style that is simple and innocent.

 Next, AP's Radiant Candlelight could be used to create a coordinate that could be worn to a nice restaurant even though it would be eye catching. For this, the arms would not be covered and there would be no necklace due to the pearls. Gold/faux gold jewellery would go well with this JSK as well as a pair of flesh coloured/dark tights with a pair of elegant shoes. For the hair, I would choose an elegant updo with a small but classy hairclip if needed.

For the last JSK, Excentrique's Chocolate Box, I would create an outfit based on its vintage feel. First, I would place an off white vintage or vintage inspired blouse under it, then find some vintage accessories including an old fashioned hat that would go well with a bun. For the lower part of the body, I would find some lace tights and choose a pair of Classic Lolita shoes.

Note: All pictures are from Hello Lace and Lolibrary.

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Monday, 3 February 2014

Pink lace + Glitter's 1st Birthday


I can't believe it's been a year since Pink lace + Glitter started. First, I am going to talk about how this blog started off and what the themes of the most popular posts are at this time.

I first thought of writing this blog after I watched the film Julie & Julia. I didn't think I would like the film but I did. After watching it, I began to set up Pink lace + Glitter. Originally, I wrote this blog in order to express my thoughts about and my journey into Lolita. Reading the introduction, the only thing that I may not have covered in it is about the struggles I have with being different. That is because I am not ready to talk about that yet. Maybe I never will be. But I did write about Lolita in most of my posts anyway.

Next, I am going to talk about my five most popular posts (according to Google Stats). They are: My Favourite Print Theme in LolitaDecorating your Lolita Inspired Holiday Party, Angelic Pretty's Candy Fun Fair series, Angelic Pretty's Fancy Paper Dolls and Angelic Pretty's Promenade de Paris. Interesting how all the posts are either Lolita Blog Carnival ones (the first two) or brand print reviews. It could be due to the fact that this blog is only a year old and according to some blog experts, it could take a few years for a blog to get high traffic. Let's see what happens over the next 12 months.

Finally, to celebrate, I found this glittery wedding cake that would be nice to show as a virtual cake for Pink lace + Glitter's first birthday. Even though it is a wedding cake, I think it could be used as a birthday cake.

Above: Glitter wedding cake (Photo credit: Pearl Events)