Souffle Shuffle – the finale

My dress was supposed to be delivered on Tuesday, but they were unable to get into my building. o__o So then I called DHL to reschedule delivery, and in the end, I was able to get it on Wednesday. Or rather, my boyfriend was able to get it for me.  But it was kind of a mess, so I think next time I order something using DHL, I will try to have it dropped off at a service point so I can go pick it up when I have a chance.

I really need to actually unpack my two new Soufflesong dresses and try them on and everything, but I feel so overwhelmed with life and such.  This weekend, I have to go in to lab on Saturday, and we may be taking a road trip on Sunday.  It may just be to see people, so I could probably wear a toned down coord if I felt like it.  I don’t think there will be any surprise hiking, but you never know.

 

 

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Souffle Shuffle pt 2

My first Soufflesong order from this year finally shipped, yay. Only a month later than expected, but I was too distracted to care so they got off easy this time.

So far.

Because I got the shipping notice on Saturday, promptly changed my address with DHL, and then today got a text that they cannot deliver it. Oh, and it’s in Kansas City right now.

ಠಿ_ಠ

But is apparently in route to Portland once again? And will get here on Wednesday?? We shall see how this shakes out.  It worked well last time.  Here is hoping.

Soufflesong Flash Sale

For reasons unknown to me, Soufflesong has put a ton of stuff on sale! For a limited time only, until March 10! As of publication, there is 1 day and 12 hours left to this sale!

http://www.soufflesong.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=85

Including my beloved Kitty Courtyard Dress (do I finally buy it again but in pink?), Song of Skylark (I like it, but do I want to pay money for it?), Butterfly Cemetary JSK (damnit this was one of the first things I blogged about wanting and STILL don’t have), both Wishing Stars JSKs (they went on sale last summer, remember?) and a bunch of others.

The Sweet Cherry Deer Salopette is one of the dresses for sale, so I initially panicked and though Sweet Cherry Deer and Strawberry Rabbit may be for sale, but they are not.

Soufflesong has also put their new series of ero-lolita items for sale also, which all I can do is shake my head at. ఠ_ఠ

But before I buy anything, I wait for news on jobs and even then, I am going to buy some brand once I get a job.

2017 Wardrobe Post

I know technically, the Wardrobe post is supposed to be your entire wardrobe. But I am lazy and don’t want to unpack half of my wardrobe. Instead, I will just post old pictures of the dresses I got in 2017.

In 2017, I got 8 new dresses, 3 of them being Angelic Pretty. The other brands were Krad Lanrete (2), Long Ears and Sharp Ears, Arcadian Deer and Soufflesong.

My very brief forey into darker, more gothic dresses. Left is my LE&SE Kingdom of Faeries, which I wore to the Japan Fest. Right is Krad Lanrete Transilvania Moonlight, which I wore to the Halloween Tea in October. I really do like black dresses, but it seems difficult to find ones that I really, really love.  I wish I was able to get Krad Lanrete’s Dullahan, but it didn’t work out. Maybe next time.

So many sweet pink and lavender dresses ♡ AP True Rose Story Special Set (and the amount I like this set is part of why I wanted Cameo Window this year…maybe I will have better luck with AP USA), which I wore to the Sailormoon R Movie last January. Then the pink Rose Museum JSK, which I wore to a spring tea last year. I love Rose Museum so much.

I wore Krad Lanrete Beauty and the Beast in pink, and AP Romantic Cat in pink to Paradiso last year. The Romantic Cat picture I have here is from Summer ILD, because I love this dress.  I really wish I hadn’t have been sick during Paradiso last year, especially since I can’t go this year. >_< Rest assured, I will complain more about that in the future.  It was so fun, and it sounds like this next year will be awesome too.

Finally, my Arcadian Deer Four Elements of Astrology Air dress in lavender, and Soufflesong Kitty Courtyard in lavender.  I haven’t worn the Air dress out to a meet yet, but I did wear it to grocery shop one day.  I think I put on wristcuffs JUST for the picture. I am extremely excited for the Fire dress in this series to be released. Any day now~. And then Kitty Courtyard went on a flash sale, so I grabbed it. I had been wanting it for awhile, and it is extremely comfortable to wear. I wore it to the Tea Festival with my friend, which was the first time I wore lolita around a friend from college. It was awesome, because we both ended up wearing purple cat dresses!

In 2017, unlike 2016 and 2015, I did not buy a damn thing from Fanplusfriend. There were times I almost did, but it just did not come to be.  I also acquired a good amount of shoes and half blouses this year, as well as small accessories.

Souffesong Weekly Sale – Butterfly Cemetery

HELL, I AM LIVING IN HELL.

Butterfly Cemetery is one of the prints from Soufflesong that I have loved the entire damn time. I think I even posted about it when it was first released. I wanted these last fricking April. And now they are on sale. I would buy two. One in blue and one in purple, one JSK and one OP, and it would be super cheap and I would be happy with cute dresses. I know that with Soufflesong, you have to go print-by-print because some have better quality than others. However, I have seen this print in person, and I still love it.

In blue.

In wine.

In purple.

AND I AM ON A NO BUY UNTIL I GET A JOB and probably longer after that.  I have had such a bad week though, I almost want to just buy it anyway, but then I would feel bad and probably get yelled at.

This summer, I kept thinking that there were not really any dresses that I loved enough to want to buy (Brand is held to pretty high standards for me, since it is so pricey, but even with Taobao brands, there were dresses I liked but not enough to really make me want to buy them, aside from the Arcadian Deer dress). And now it is fall and I cannot do anything. I even have money saved for my next AP dress (if they ever release anything that I both want AND fits the 4cm+ rule…), but I would feel guilty spending it now.

This is HELLLLL. Seeing something you have wanted for a long time go on sale and you still cannot buy it.

Soufflesong Weekly Sale – Wishing Star Series

There have been several sales in the past few weeks, but I have ignored them because I didn’t care for those prints. But this week, from today until October 2nd, the Wishing Star series is for sale!


JSK has corset lacing in the front.


JSK2 is kind of tiered.

This is one of those somewhat generic sparkly starry print dresses that other brands like V-Castle and Shimotsuki Sakuya have very similar versions of.

I love these. I want one in navy and one in black and I think I once saw a version in red.

Depending on many things (paying off bills and saving a little extra and how I feel), I may buy one of these dresses. I kind of like the second one better, so I would get it in navy.  I already have lots of navy accessories. Second choice would be black. This dress also comes in white, but it seems too…wedding-y.  I don’t think I could ever do shiro style because of that. ~(=^‥^)/

Midwest Tea Festival 2017

Did not think I would still be in the area in time to attend, but here we are. I went with my friend from college and my friend from the com, and I think we all had a good time.

My purple Kitty Courtyard JSK arrived this week, just in time! It fits nicely and is much longer than most of my other dresses. I believe this is a tea-length dress (har har) and I think I like this better than dresses that hit closer to the knee. Being as tall as I am, most at-knee dresses hit above the knee.

Am I totally in love with this dress? No, it does not make my heart pound the way other dresses do, but this is a solid JSK. I mentioned I like the length and the fit. It is comfy. One concern I had was if the print was blurry, since I have heard that Soufflesong/Neverland prints are sometimes blurry. The print on this dress is fine. One minor complaint is that the ribbon around the waist does not have any loops to be threaded through, so it is held up by merely being tied tight enough.  Overall, if this dress goes on sale again, I am DEFINITELY getting it in pink, and eventually blue, and in this cut. I am very pleased with how it feels to wear this dress.

Otherwise, wearing a half blouse, the Frankenstein-ed Aurora+Ariel petticoat, lace socks and flats. Flats, because I am lazy. Bracelets instead of wristcuffs because I was treating today as more of hanging out with friends than a proper meet. Hair isn’t shown, but it is just half pulled back with some purple hair clips that don’t really match.ヽ(´ー`)┌ Whoops.

My friend picked me up and she was also wearing a purple cat-themed dress. We are clearly super awesome. The Festival itself was pretty fun, but we were unfortunate enough to not be able to attend any of the tasting cafes. I missed out on that last year too. ;__; But we did meet up with friends and taste lots of different teas and snacks.  I ended up buying a bunch of tea too, because I am weak.

Shown here are cute boxes of tea from Big Heart Tea Co, and I sniffed all of them to make sure I would actually like them. There is a mini tasting tea cup, and a clay teabag holder, and some fruit teas from Herbal Alchemy (they also smell amazing). Also, tea bags so I can easily brew all this loose leaf tea.

Also bought some tea from The London Tea Merchant (I smelled these first also), and a bunch of cookies!  The iced cookies are so beautiful! They are apple, lemon, chocolate and vanilla flavored. Also got herb garden and sesame seed cookies from a different little bakery.

There were only 3 tea samples this year, but thinking back, this is for the best. I ended up not liking the tea samples I got last year anyway.

After the festival, we went and ate lunch and parted ways, and now I am in a food coma and pondering cats. It was a good, comfy day.