This is my third weekend in Portland. First two weekends, I was still moving stuff in and being drop-dead exhausted and trying to find grocery stores that I liked.
Finally getting dressed up again has brought many things to my attention. For example, when I wear lolita and then have to go prepare food, I would wear my Pusheen apron. I left it back at my Mom’s house. Also, where the heck did I put all of my jewelry? I packed it, and I remember seeing it once here and unpacking. But did I pack it up again? Which box did I put it in?
Anyway, today I wore a Little Dipper half blouse, Cat’s Broom The Secret Garden High Waist JSK, lace socks, pink heels from Amazon, and two petticoats- one being The Black Ribbon petticoat I got last Christmas. The other was just a lame one from Amazon, however pictured above is JUST TBR petticoat. It is a somewhat incomplete outfit, since no jewelry or wrist accessories, and I am not happy with how my hair looked. I really should just wear it down, but we were grocery shopping today. I wore both petticoats out grocery shopping, then came home and removed one of them and then took coord pictures. I also feel unsure about ankle socks every time I wear them, but I think this turned out okay.
However, I felt like I could fit into a JSK a bit better than before. Also, I seem to be attracted to this particular dress whenever I am about to do something new. My boyfriend graciously took pictures of me today, which is why I have actual full coord pictures. I am hopefully going to get a full length mirror soon so I don’t have to bug him to do this, but the pictures I ended up posting here and on my instagram looked really good. He caught a few natural looking poses, unlike the usual stiff and awkward ones that get taken when I ask people to take my picture. I am really grateful for him. ❤
I am starting to feel a cold coming on, which may be tradition for me now in late May. So I got some cup noodles because warm soup is good for colds. Chicken tortilla flavor, so it was supposed to be spicy but I am not buying it! Right now, I am already feeling better so maybe I am cured. Hah. Fluid and rest is the answer.
Today’s mission was to go investigate a stationary shop called Little Otsu, in the Richmond neighborhood. It wasn’t too hard to get to, but parking sucked. That is a theme of bigger cities, so not too surprising. It has lots of notebooks that come in plain, lined, grid and dot grid. Dot grid is the hot new thing, and I really like it. They carry the MD Midori A5 grid notebooks, which are pretty sweet notebooks. They also have the Stalogy 018 365 days notebook, which I have heard is like a poor man’s hobonichi. For 2019, I want to do a one page a day scrapbook-type diary, which I have seen other bloggers do and it is really cute. I can get them online, but it is always so nice to see things in person before buying it.
The other half of the mission was to go to a bakery!
We then went to St. Honoré Boulangerie, which is a French bakery with several locations. This one was right down the street, and was very cute. We just got a few pastries to go, which we ate once we got home. Shown above are a strawberry mille feuille, and a limited edition caramel chocolate St Honoré (it’s a pastry covered in chocolate mousse, caramel whip cream and tiny chocolate choux also filled with chocolate cream). It was delicious!
Next weekend is Summer ILD, so I will think of something fun to do and get dressed up for. Maybe go find another bakery to get treats from.