Sunday, October 28, 2012

Personal Blogging

Today I'll just be posting a personal blog about my weekend so far. I have felt pretty bored and tired and just overall not good. On Thursday, I got grounded for the dicthing I did. My only penalty was getting my phone taken, which really sucked because I use that to talk to my boyfriend, and we just started fall break so I can't even see him at school. First world problems, right? 

So, instead of texting and calling him all day, I've been drowning my sorrows in movies. On ABC is the Thirteen Nights of Halloween thing which means any movies that might seem Halloween like are playing. So Friday, I watched The Addams Family, The Addams Family Values, and a lot of The Big Bang Theory.

I'd never seen any of the Addams Family movies before (only parts of the TV show) so that was really cool and I enjoy them a lot. Although it made me sad, cause the relationship Morticia and Gomez have remind me of my boyfriend and I so I was missing him fairly bad. So then I fell asleep Friday around nine-ish. 

Saturday I woke up around noon and went straight onto the computer. My friend Lorie was going to have a birthday party downtown, so I started to get ready for that around one. The party was going to happen at six so I was ready really early. I was dressed lolita and ready to go, wasting time watching Whose Line Is It Anyway with my sister and then Lorie texted me saying that the party was cancelled. 

I sadly got back in my pajamas and once again sunk downstairs into a sulky movie marathon. That night, I watched a movie that my french teacher lent me called The City of Lost Children, Practical Magic, Teen Witch, and a bunch of Big Bang Theory. The City of Lost Children was a marvelous movie, might I just say. Oh my goodness the cinematography was breath-taking. 

Teen Witch was a really funny 80's movie that I overall enjoyed and Practical Magic had some parts with possession in it which freaked me out a little. Possession is so scary to me. 

Tonight, I am finally working up the courage to watch The Exorcist 2. The first Exorcist movie scared me so bad that I've been scarred since, but I really think I have the courage to watch it. Besides, since I've gotten grounded, I've slept an unhealthy amount. I woke up around eleven today, went to my cousin's birthday party, got home at two fifteen and slept until six. 

Then I went to my friend Kim's house and we talked while watching The First Wives Club and then proceeded to watch the beginning of Jane Eyre, the 2011 version. You know, I've decided that I love Bette Midler as an actress. She's just wonderful. 

Tomorrow I get to go to my therapist for the first time since July, so I'm really excited. I haven't seen her in so long, I'll be dressing up in lolita so expect some pictures from that. I cannot wait to tell her about all the crazy crap I've been having to deal with for the past couple months. I ought to write down what I want to talk about tonight so that I don't forget/miss anything. I can't wait. 

I'm sorry for this random rambly post. I'm mostly just trying to get these crappy feelings out in ways other than sleeping and sulking. Back to normal posting tomorrow or Tuesday. 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥ 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: Your Style Outside of Lolita

Hello everyone! This is my first actual post being part of the Lolita Blog Carnival, aka a group of Lolita bloggers who post about a specific topic every week. It's really awesome, you all it to check it out here♥

This week's topic is "Yours Style Outside of Lolita".

When I first saw this subject, I struggled a little bit with how to answer it. In my life, I've always been known as (as my boyfriend put it) "That One Chick Who Dresses Like Everything". I really do pride myself on trying all different kinds of styles, from just a t-shirt and jeans, to an occasional gyaru look, to decora, to theatrical looks and everything in between. 

My style is something that is always evolving and ever-changing. There isn't really a style that I'd be afraid of trying or doubt doing. I just love clothes and everything having to do with them. Dressing up is my favorite thing in the world to do. ♥

Thank you for reading my post. Check out the rest of the lolitas' posts! 

Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Little Update/Personal Blogging

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a better week than I am... well, that's not necessarily true. I got in trouble for ditching a class a couple days ago and I am getting my punishment for tonight. I am a little scared about what it may be. Next week my school is on Fall break which SUCKS seeing as how if I get grounded I won't be able to do ANYTHING during break.

However, I did get an interview at my local Hot Topic. I turned in the application forever ago so I was super surprised that they called me back. My interview is tomorrow and I am super excited. I already have what to wear planned out and everything. I really do hope I get the job because money would be greatly appreciated right now and also I have been a little bit bored without marching band.

In other news, we are writing allegories for my humanities class and I have no idea what to write about. I am a little bit suck between ideas and morals to have my story. I may have thought of a great idea but I don't know how to put it together.

I just got done writing my post for this week's Lolita Blog Carnival topic so I'm really excited for it to come out. It will be posting on Saturday. I hope it posts in case I am grounded. If it doesn't, I apologize greatly.

Thanks for reading this little sporadic post. I hope you all are having wonderful weeks, and wish me luck!
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Sunday, October 21, 2012

OOTD 7: Stripes!

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having wonderful weekends. If you read my last post, then you know I went to a birthday party last night. My friend Syd was turning 18. I was a little skeptical about going, however, because I knew no one there, so I decided to dress lolita to calm my nerves a bit. Without further ado, this is my outfit!

I really really adored my outfit. Friday I bought that striped turtleneck shirt from a local thrift store and I thought it would contrast nicely with my pink dress. I think this is my favorite outfit of mine thus far. 

Outfit Rundown: 
Dress: Bodyline
Bow: Metamorphose 
Shirt: Thrift find 
Shoes: They were a gift
Socks: Wal-mart

Earrings: Wal-mart
Pearl Necklace: Thrift find 
Doughnut Pin: Chibi Works 
Bunny Necklace: Chibi Works 

Thank you for reading, and I will be writing sometime next week! I hope you all are having a great weekend. 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Just a Post ♥

Hello everyone! I hope your days are going well. Today is less of a directed post and more of a post to let out my nerves. Today, I am going to one of my best friend, Syd's, birthday party. She turned eighteen a couple days ago, which is really exciting. I've never been to one of her birthday parties, however, so I felt I must go to this one.

There's a catch, however. She lives nearly twenty miles away. My parents are usually open to driving me places that are a bit far away, however, twenty miles and a forty five minute drive seem a bit much. But, after much bartering, they've finally yes yes to driving me! I was so excited. But then I realized another catch.

I don't know anyone who will be going to the party. This usually isn't that big of a deal for me, because there's always at least one or two people I know. This kind of stresses me out. I don't know why. I've just become increasingly shy around strangers as of late. Want to know my solution?

I am going to wear lolita to the party. So many times I hear lolitas feeling uncomfortable wearing lolita out or like they are worried of what people will do/think. I've found that through my years of dressing and following lolita fashion, it has almost become a part of who I am. When I dress lolita, I don't feel so small or useless. I feel like a queen, like a princess. When I wear lolita, it takes my anxiety away.

I think this is the main reason why I dress in this fashion. Lolita separates me from the terrified, shy, anxiety-filled girl that I usually am when I'm in casual wear. I can walk around like I'm living in my own magical world and it's delightful. I hope someday, all lolitas can feel this way, especially the exceedingly shy ones.

Well, that is the end of this silly little post. Thank you all for reading and I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Expect pictures of my outfit either later today or tomorrow!
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Friday, October 19, 2012

Guess what... Lolita Blog Carnival!

Hello everyone, I have wonderful news...

I am part of the Lolita Blog Carnival! For any of you who know me, you probably know that I absolutely adore Victoria's blog, Parfait Doll. She started posting about a thing called the Lolita Blog Carnival, which is basically a society of lolita blogs that make group posts on the same topic to get more readers and just for fun. So, after turning in my request, I'm part of it now. I was so happy!

So this is just my post letting you guys know about it and linking you all to it. The group page can be found here.

Thank you for reading, and look forward to the Lolita Carnival Posts that will be appearing in the future!
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Thursday, October 18, 2012

NDK Part 2: Saturday Tidbits

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful week! I have come back again to recount my adventures at my local anime convention, NDK. This post will be particularly about what happened on Saturday night after the Lolita Dress Up Battle!

So, before the Lolita Dress Up Battle started, I was in the dealers room at this amazing store called Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast. This is the vender I have bought all of my actual lolita dresses/skirts from thus far. Anyway, I bought another lolita skirt! It was only forty six dollars. It is a high wasted pink strawberry skirt that I just adore. So after the lolita dress up battle, I decided to change outfits.

I apologize for the iffy quality of the picture. My friend and I were eating in the staff room and it had bad lighting but I wanted to take a picture before changing.

After changing into this outfit, I mindlessly wandered around the hotel looking for something to do and things to buy. I ran into my friend Sean and we hung out for a bit.


After hanging with Sean for a while, I went out to take pictures of characters. Once I got done with that, I met up with , Natalie (my best friend) and Jose (her boyfriend), and we went went swimming in the hotel's pool. I stayed with Natalie, Jose, and Natalie's parents at the hotel, so that's how we got a key. It was super fun. I experienced my first hot tub in my adolescent years! 

After swimming, I ditched Natalie and Jose to take a nap before the rave. However, I was unable to sleep so I changed into my rave outfit then hung out with my friends Mark, Sean, Kiet, and Caleb for a couple hours outside the hotel. 

Sadly, these were the best pictures out of the fifty I took. In the top left is Sean and Caleb, on the bottom left from left to right is Kiet, me, and then Mark. After they left, I had nothing to do so I went upstairs with Natalie and tried to take a nap again. After talking to her dad for about an hour, I fell asleep and didn't wake up, therefore missing the rave. I was a little disappointed, but then again, I needed the sleep badly. 

I will continue with my NDK series as I have about three (or so) more posts about it. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I'll be posting again within the next three days! 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Sunday, October 14, 2012

OOTD 7: Pink Sweater and New Shoes

Hello everyone! I wore this outfit a couple days ago so I thought I'd post about it. I thought it was pretty cute, as I wore my favorite pink sweater and new shoes. My boyfriend got them for me at a thrift store, so here's the outfit!

After school we actually went to the cemetery and it was so beautiful and fun. Anyway, my outfit was simply just a black dress with a white flower print, my pink sweater, a black scarf, black tights and my awesome shoes, who will have probably their own post soon because I just love them that much.

Annnnddd, a picture of us together in the cemetery.

Well, I hope you guys are having an awesome weekend! Expect another NDK post within the next couple days! And probably some thrift hauls and my NDk haul and just a new things haul. I've missed blogging, yo. It's been so long, I can't wait to post everything. I almost want to post it all in one day but that would be super ridiculous. xD Well, anyway, I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and I'll talk to you soon!
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Saturday, October 13, 2012

NDK Part 1: Lolita Dress-Up Panel

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful couple of days. Today I haven't been doing ANYTHING so I decided, wow,. maybe I should start my NDK series. After my little two week break thing I considered going back to the posting-on-Tuesday thing but I feel like it's not often enough for me to stay consistent with it. I forget a lot so, whatever, maybe I'll start posting twice or thrice a week. Anywayyy!

About a month ago I went down to The Denver Tech Center for a weekend to attend the annual Nan Desu Kan anime convention that I go to each year! I'll just start right off telling the story I suppose!

I got to the hotel around six pm because I had marching band. I met my friends and found my room and after waiting in line for HOURS to get my badge, I finally received it. Actually, to begin with they couldn't find my badge and that was pretty terrible. I was super worried, but everything worked out for the best.

The rest of Friday was spent waiting in line for DDR and just walking around with my friends. There was a point in which I got incredibly tired and loopy (of which the happenings I cannot remember) and I think we headed back to our room relatively early and headed to bed early at night.

Saturday was the day where things started happening! For Friday, I cosplayed as Maeda Yuuka from S/mileage, so for Saturday I decided to dress up in lolita. I wore a nice blue and beige colored outfit.

For the last part of this post I'll be talking about the panel that I went to on Saturday. The panel was called "Lolita Dress Up Battle". It is a panel that I knew they had every year but I never went until this year. Anyway, The idea of the dress up battle was that three lolitas brought their wardrobes to the convention. They had two partners and a little room to get dressed in. There were four rounds, and in each round, they were given a  category to dress up as. 

The lolitas in the battle were lolita from my local community. I didn't know two of them, but they looked familiar, and the third one is the founder of my favorite accessories brand, Chibi Works. I'll be posting a haul with all the things I got from her as well as other places soon. 

There were also three judges. One of which was one of the representatives from Angelic Pretty USA (whose name I am totally spacing at the minute) as well as two local lolitas from the Colorado EGL Community, Raven and Danielle. The host keeping the show going was a loli whose name I also can't remember who makes headdresses. 

The judges and the host :] 
The first round, the host had me (of all the people in the audience xD) chose from cards of categories. From the deck, I happened to chose the hardest category; sports. So each of the three lolitas had to dress in a "sporty" way or inspired by sports. After eight minutes, this is what they came up with!

The first group went with an equestrian look, where as the other two groups went for more of a croquet-inspired style. From this round, the first group won. The next category that was chosen was "A Day in The Garden" 

The first group did a flower inspired outfit. The second used a sweet lolita coordinate using Angelic Pretty's "Happy Garden", and the last one did a bear-inspired look. The second group won this round. The next category was "Animals" 

The first group went with a bunny inspired look as if from Alice in Wonderland. The second group just put as much animals as possible, and the third group went pony inspired with a pony print. The first group won this round. The next and final category was "At The Club" 

This last round was my favorite. The first group went with kinda a goth club look and used rainbow colors to bring out the black. I loved how they incorporated her hair color. The second group went for an elegant Gothic styled-club and her coordinate was kind of sea-themed. The last one went with a dancey-type look. I really liked her outfit. She won this round. 

In the end, the first group won and they got a couple gift cards as their prize. It was really enjoyable to watch how each group interpreted each category. This was one of the more fun panels. 

I will continue about my  NDK experiences over the next couple of weeks. I hope you enjoyed this post about the Lolita Dress-Up Battle! I hope you guys have an awesome next couple of days. 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm back :DD

Hello, readers. I hope you had a lovely couple of Jamie-free weeks. I am finally back to blogging. Now that marching band is over, I have a ton of free time, well kinda. I've been spending a ton of time with le boyfriend. I know I promised the NDK series to start today, but my camera is totally dead. So, I'll just tell you what I've been up to, what to expect and the like.

So, for the last three weekends, I've had marching band performances. The first was a clinic in Boulder to basically just help us see what we need to work on. That was incredibly fun and super helpful. Next we had a competition super far away. We were gone from 6 am to midnight, however it was totally worth it. We got second in our division and and third overall. We were so proud.

This past weekend, we had another competition. It was blisteringly cold and terrible, however we placed third in our division and third overall. There were about fifteen bands so we were super excited. The competition ended early because of the cold (it was like 27 degrees outside :C) so after going out to eat with my family, we got home around seven.

Aside from that, I got a couple new things that I cannot wait to photograph and show you guys. I may post tomorrow with that, but I am not sure. Also, I might be updating the layout of my page, as it's getting a little bit boring. Any ideas? In other news, I carved a pumpkin today!

It was such a Jamie pumpkin. xD But kinda derpy. My boyfriend also carved one, and his turned out a lot cooler. 

I am really excited for Halloween. I'm going to pull a grav3yardgirl and be an insane asylum escapee for Halloween. What are you guys going to be? I'm also super jazzed about the very cold weather. I've been wearing sweaters galore. I ought to start taking pictures of my outfits again and post them. They are super cute and warm. I already have mine planned out for tomorrow. 

Well, it's been good blogging. Expect a little more and once my camera gets a bit more charged I'll be posting about NDK and those adventures. I wish you all a nice day! 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥