Thursday, November 29, 2012

NDK Part 3: J Fashion Show

Hello everyone! I realized I never finished blogging about what happened at NDK, and I know it was a while ago but I can still post. I will also be posting another post later about everything I got at NDK. Maybe I'll just do a little haul post for the last couple months before Christmas. Anyway, NDK Part 3!

So after falling asleep on Saturday, I woke up kind of later and got ready. I was going to be in a panel called J Walking Fashion Show which is basically a compilation of many different J Fashion styles all together in a fashion show! Here is my outfit.

I also saw my friend Sarah, whose outfit was absolutely gorgeous. Sarah is a gyaru. Sarah also got asked to be in the fashion show, so we went together. 

When I got to the fashion show, I was expecting about five to eight other girls to be participating as models, from previous experience. But as Sarah and I walked up to the line of models, I was completely surprised to see nearly forty models, ranging anywhere from Visual Kei to sugary sweet Lolita. 

During the fashion show, I talked to one of the cutest decoras and over all J-fashion followers I know, Saki. She actually told me my outfits get better and better each year, I was honored. A local Lolita named Raven was also in the fashion show dress in the Mori-girl style, and I got to take a picture with her. 

All of the models together
There was a winner but I don't remember who it was. xD Below are some more pictures. 

After the fashion show, Natalie and I headed down to the auction and took a bunch of silly pictures of ourselves, as per tradition. Overall, I had a very fun time at NDK this year and I always have a great time. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week!

Yours truly, Jamie♥

Monday, November 26, 2012


So today started out like an average day, go to school, come home, get on the computer... 

And I saw that my last post had some comments and I got super happy and all that! I realized that I haven't posted in almost ten days and I feel totally bad, but man it seemed like ten days just passed by at the bat of an eyelash. In the past couple days, I haven't really done much except for making my own jewelry, fill out scholarship applications, have a Thanksgiving dinner and go to a lolita meetup. 

I'll be posting more about the meetup and the jewelry I made soon, as well as another Lolita Blog carnival post. In the meantime, pictures! 

A picture of my eyeball earrings and bone necklace! 

A picture my boyfriend made for me cause we're all cheesy and such. 

I hope you all have a wonderful day and expect posts within the week ♥
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Friday, November 16, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: Wardrobe Challenge

Today I will be posting another entry alongside the Lolita Blog Carnival. For those of you who don't know, it is a group of lolita bloggers who post about the same prompt once a week.

This week's prompt is one that I was particularly excited for, the "Wardrobe Challenge". There were actually guidelines this time, and those were as stated: "take one staple wardrobe item, like a skirt or a JSK or OP and make five different coordinates with it". Being the Jamie that I am, I was totally excited.

My dear friend Kim often tells me how amazed she is by my ability to take my simple pink Bodyline dress and change it into so many different things than she could have ever imagined. Therefore, I thought I would (with the help of Polyvore) show you how to coordinate a plain colored jumper skirt. I will be using the color pink. :] Enjoy!

I've decided to only do four coordinates for the sake of time.

First I created a casual kind of look with just a blouse, the dress, some shoes and a bow. I forgot socks, I apologize. This is the kind of thing I might wear on a lazy lolita day. 

My initial idea was to create an OTT lolita look, but then I realized that it would take way longer than the rest, so I just stuck with a sweet lolita coordinate. This look was completely inspired by cotton candy. 

Next I thought I'd do kind of a gothic styled look. This is the kind of style I feel like I wear with my lolita the most, as I have a lot of black items in my wardrobe. I also like the way black and pink look together. 

One of my favorite kinds of looks- hime lolita. I really love the elegance that hime-lolita has. I've only tried one hime coordinate so I'm still a beginner. But I really love the roses and creamy colors. 

Thank you all for reading! Check out the Lolita Blog Carnival, and read the rest of the girls' posts ♥

Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 3rd, 2012

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. Today I will be talking about November 3rd, aka the day of my boyfriend, Ahnaf's concert. But mostly it's just a compilation of pictures of me, Kim, and my sister from before the concert, being silly and dumb. 

After getting ready, my sister and I took the bus and lightrail downtown. It was Ashley's first time riding the bus/lightrail plus her first time downtown without my parents there, and her first time on 16th Street Mall. She was adorable. After meeting Kim, we went to McDonalds and ate. 

We proceeded to go to The Tatted Cover Bookstore and that was really fun. We spent a good couple of hours in there, then took pictures in the bathroom. 

Then, we found this crazy bench... 

After the bench craziness, we walked to the Roxy where Ahnaf was playing and watched his concert. he did so good, I wish I took pictures, but c'est la vie! 

Thank you all for reading (mostly looking) and have a good day :DD 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Friday, November 9, 2012

Craziness in Aurora

Hello everyone! This is kind of a personal post, so if you don't want to hear it, just ignore this. [:

Today I came to school looking forward to a normal and regular Friday. I got dressed and walked into the school like usual. I sat in the commons until the bell rang as usual. I walked to my boyfriend, Ahnaf's, first class with him- as usual- and sat down in there as usual. He has AP Music Theory, so his class is in the band room. While in there, I decided to organize the guard closet, as it was getting a bit out of hand lately.

After a little less than an hour or organization with the help of my friend, Joe, we exited the guard closet and sat down in the little foyer type area of the band room where all the other students who don't necessarily have that class sit. The regular crew was there- Anna, Melissa, Matt and Sam- and we were all just chatting.

The band room doesn't get announcements in it for some reason, so when we heard the faint sound of one, Anna went out in the hall to hear it. However, she was scolded to get back in the class but heard something about a lockdown.

After telling the band teacher, Gonzo, we realized we were in a lockdown. He turned out the lights and we hid in the guard closet until we found out that it wasn't a red lockdown it was an orange one. This meant that students cannot leave the classroom. We all just kind of sat around for a while, but as time started to pass, we began to wonder.

Two hours passed. We were still isolated in the school without any knowledge of what was going on. Ahnaf, Joe, and I (we call ourselves "The Tres Musketeers") sat around and laughed at Spongebob, played with instruments, and lie down on the floor laughing. Lunchtime started to approach and we were still in lockdown.

The lunch ladies came to each door delivering lunches to all the students. It was kinda crappy so Gonzo made us hot dogs instead. We also had hot chocolate and some people started making cookies. (The band room is like a home, full of food and basically anything you need in an emergency.) While eating, we watched Youtube videos of dumb cats for a little while.

After that was finished, one of my friends, Debi, proposed that we built a fort. And thus, we built a fort.

It was a very great fort, and if I can, I will post a video of the whole fort on this blog with a tour. We were very bored.

We took down the fort because the end of the day was nearing. They have to let us out at 3:30, right? 

Wrong. We were held at the school until ten before five. The teacher were making plans to bus us to a completely different school so that they could dismiss us and send us home. We were all very confused. Ahnaf and I were listening to a police scanner on his phone and found out that SWAT team members were all over a nearby parking lot. 

They were talking about various victims, body bags being found, and five men who were detained. The school didn't let us in on any of it. When we finally got out of lockdown, police were swarming the school grounds and leaving was nightmarish. We had been in lockdown inside the school for nine consecutive hours. 

When I finally got home, I was watching the news to see if any information had been leaked, as the news all day had been clear of anything about us. The most they said was that a car that had been being looked for was found and that's all. THAT'S ALL. Part of me really doubts that this is the only thing that happened. After hearing the police scanner, it sounds like a lot more of an issue than that. A local news station also reported that when they asked, the Police Department spokesperson said to "never call again regarding the incident." 

Overall, I am just really confused and a little bit sick and tired of all the crazy crap happening in my city. If you have read my blog for a while, you remember my post about the Aurora Century 16 shooting that was less than a mile away from my house, where the victims were people who I go to school with. And then this? It's disturbing. 

The worst part is the fact that I don't know anything about what really happened and I probably won't. I'll never know why I had to stay in the band room for nine hours without leaving. I'll never know why my plans for the rest of the day had to be cancelled because the SWAT team was outside my school. It's completely unsettling. 

Thank you for reading, and I hope your day was much better than mine. 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Hello everyone!

I was going to post with the Lolita Blog Carnival tomorrow, but I don't think I'll have time. I thought I'd just update since I haven't really posted this week. Tomorrow I might post about the concert, but in other news, I dyed my hair.

I felt like I needed some kind of change so I found some dye we had at the house and colored my tips pink. I'll be posting more later!
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Friday, November 2, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: My Lolita Playlist

Yay! Another Lolita Blog Carnival post!

This week's topic for the Lolita Blog Carnival (a group of lolitas who blog about a specific topic each week) is "Your Lolita Playlist". I especially love this topic because I feel like I really do have a playlist that I listen to when getting ready to dress up. Since there weren't really rules or anything about how to go about this post, I just decided to chose ten songs and tell you why they're on my lolita playlist [:

1. Fashion Monster by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu  - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is one of the most popular artists to dress up in Harajuku fashions. I love getting ready to her music because it is so upbeat and just fun to listen to. It puts me in this kind of cute mood that I feel is necessary when I'm dressing up.

2. Lemon Iro to Milk Tea by Morning Musume - If you have read my blog before, you probably know Morning Musume is one of my favorite bands ever. I love this song to get ready to because it has a cutesy and sugary feel to it.

3. Renai Circulation by Hanazawa Kana - I literally play this song every time I get dressed up. I heard it playing on one of the kawaii blogs I follow and I found it so suiting and adorable. It's a fun song, and I know all the words so I love singing with it.

4. CANDY CANDY by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - I think I'll be bombarding you guys with Kyary and MoMusu songs. I love them so much, they're my favorite to listen to and get ready. This song is also annoyingly catchy.

5. Please Mini Skirt Postwoman by S/mileage - I can never get enough of this song. Despite the odd lyrics, I adore singing and dancing to it. And I just adore S/mileage songs. They make me feel adorable.

6. Pyoko Pyoko Ultra by Morning Musume - When this song came out, it got a lot of criticism for being too childish and too cute. A big complaint was that the fans wanted a more adult song. I, however, love it. It makes me super happy when I'm getting ready for a lolita day

7. PONPONPON by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu - How could I forget PONPONPON?

8. How To Be a Heartbreaker by Marina and the Diamonds - This isn't necessarily a cute or girly song, but I love jamming out and singing to this song while getting ready. Most of these songs are fast pace, and that's because I'm usually hurrying when getting ready.

9. 2.99 Cent Blues by Regina Spektor - Regina Spektor is by far my favorite artists ever. This song off of her 11:11 album is a song I literally listen to every day when I get ready. I don't know why but singing with it while I get ready gets me in a good mood and sets the mood for the day. It's a really fun song.

10. AS FOR ONE DAY by Morning Musume - This is my favorite Morning Musume song. I love dancing to it while getting ready. Actually, all of these songs I listen to primarily when I get ready, because that's when I listen to music the most.

Thank you for reading! Check out the other lolitas participating: 

Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy belated Halloween, everyone. I apologize for not posting on Monday when I said I would, I didn't end up dressing up and I've been pretty busy the past couple days. I thought I'd just post about my Halloween experience. 

Yesterday I dressed up as an insane asylum escapee and went downtown with my boyfriend. I left my house and met him at a local park. He didn't have makeup and he had to break a hundred, so we walked over to a local store and he bought makeup. Then we headed to where he used to work to pick up tickets from the singer of his band, speaking of which, he has a show on Saturday that I'll probably post about. 

Then we waited for one of his friends at a 7-11. I think there was a full moon or something because seriously there were some crazies lurking around there. We were sitting on the side talking to some weird guy who kept asking if I was a cat and then his friend was really creepy about my costume so we left and went to the front of 7-11 instead. Ahnaf was all "I think that guy was gonna rape you" and I donno, I thought he was super cute cause he was protecting me. 

We took the bus to the light rail and headed downtown. I love it there so much. Then we went to his sister's apartment and I watched Spongebob while they both got ready. Ahnaf was Eric Draven from The Crow and Cynthia, his sister, was Batgirl. We then went to eat at Noodles & CO. My dad picked me up shortly after that. 

Then I came home and it was really boring at first and I was just sitting in my room, but then my sister and I decided to watch Poltergeist. I was so proud of myself. I usually am super terrified of movies and I stay scared the whole night and can't sleep but I fell asleep right away without issues. It wasn't that scary of a movie to me though, thank goodness. And that was my Halloween! 

That is the end of this post/ I will be posting with the Lolita Blog Carnival tomorrow, so expect that! I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween. 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥