On Sunday, there was a donut meetup I went to.
Proper coord was AP Aquarium Carnival Special Set OP, a white flower lace cardigan from Target, Sosic Shop shoes, white tights, and an underskirt from Fanplusfriend. I like the idea of underskirts, but they always end up looking oddly uneven. I have also found that the poofier I try, the shorter the skirt ends up being (this makes perfect sense if you think about it), so I am going to need to acquire MANY more underskirts. Right now, I have this blue one, a pink one and a white one. But looking back at this, I don’t think the silhouette looks the way I want.
I save all my coords by year using the collection function on Instagram, and noticed that when I wore this OP last (Nakakon 2017), I also coorded it with this damn cardigan. It’s for the best, since the sleeves feel a little tight.
None of my selfies looked any good either. I tried the headbow, and I think I may be defeated as far as headbows go. I ended up putting my hair into little bear-ear buns and clipping in a ton of bow clips. Another thing to add to my next taobao order.
Sunday mornings are traditionally the day I take my Mom to go buy her groceries. I did not have time to wear normal clothes, come home, and then get ready for the meet up, so I dressed down my OP to go grocery shopping! I would have worn a proper coord if I was shopping alone, but Mom wasn’t feeling well and I didn’t want the extra stress of my outfit PLUS dealing with her. So this is without the petticoat or underskirt, and fewer hair clips. I also buttoned up the cardigan to cover the front bow. Is this that soft lolita variant that Misako Aoki talks about sometimes?? (⌒▽⌒);;
Parking sucked at the Donut Meet, but I knew this going in due to the part of town we were in, and also noon on a Sunday is prime brunch time. We went to a specialized donut shop/bar where they have a variety of different donut flavors, and also many that are vegan or gluten free. This is actually the same shop I went to for a donut meetup last year, but it was with a different group of people. I got a very basic long donut with sparkly sprinkles on it…the same one I got last time (I just checked my post from last July). Ha, I usually like to try new things but I guess I am easily drawn in by the appeal of sparkly donuts. There was a listing for a Boston Cream Pie donut, but they were sold out.
There was a great turn out for the meetup, which was great! However, the donut shop is very small and doesn’t have much seating (plus they were already busy), so the tables were cramped and I felt pretty anxious. It’s also difficult to hear all the conversations when sitting in a row. One of my friends then texted me about some plans we had made for that afternoon, so I decided to leave a little early. We got our group pictures taken (had to get it from someone’s Instagram though…) and then I went home.
I was planning on wearing my super toned down version to go see my other friends (a first! They haven’t seen me wear lolita in person yet!) but then I noticed my leg was all bloody. ಠ▃ಠ Okay it wasn’t too bad, but I had to wash the tights immediately to get the stain out. Somewhere I hit my knee and it actually bled…I’m glad I didn’t get it on my dress.
So I changed into jeans and went to see my other friends, and thus concludes the donut meetup report. I guess everyone else went to the local art musuem and took more pictures. From their pictures, it looks like they had a great time.
Here is a bonus picture of my cat, trying to cuddle with my shoes. This is even before I wore them out. She is so strange.