Friday, December 28, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: 5 Books Every Lolita Should Read

Hello everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful last couple days of 2012. Today, I will be posting with the Lolita Blog Carnival about five books every lolita should read! I love the idea for this post. Reading is one of the most crucial parts of my life. I absolutely adore reading.

1. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov 

This is the very first book I believe every single lolita should read. It is the book that most people would mistake it for when you say "this is lolita". I understand that this book is seen in a very bad light, but I enjoyed reading it... well. Hm, how should I word this? xD It is a very good example of wonderful prose. I enjoy higher reading, and this book is definitely under that category. Nabokov's use of vocabulary is astonishing.

However, I also feel that every lolita should read this so that they don't make rash assumptions about this book. It's one thing to call it crap and the like after reading it. You have formed a well educated opinion. But deciding that it's the devil because it gives you a bad name, but not looking into it? That's just ignorant. 

2. Kamikaze Girls by Novala Takemoto 

Most lolitas have seen this hilarious movie about friendship, however, I found the book to be significantly more entertaining. This book isn't a hard read at at, and it follows, for the most part, closely to the plot of the movie. I think every lolita who likes Kamikaze Girls the movie, should see where the idea originated from. [: 

3. The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory 

I may just be putting this book in here because it's one of my all time favorite books, however I think there are plenty of lolitas out there who enjoy the historical aspect of lolita. The Other Boleyn girl is a fiction novel based on the story of Mary and Anne Boleyn, who lived in the court of King Henry VIII during the Early 1500's. 

4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 

Although I didn't particularly enjoy this book, I think it is a basic book that most lolitas should read. Seeing as how Alice in Wonderland motifs are used incredibly throughout the whole lolita fashion. That's pretty much all I have to say about that book xD 

5. The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery 
I loved this book a lot. I mostly just included it though, because a lot of other people did, I have read it, and I had a hard time thinking of a last book to add. xD 

Thank you for reading this Lolita Blog Carnival post! Check out what the other girls were writing about:

Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Hello everyone! I was going to do an outfit of the day post, but then my camera decided to die on my and NOT import all my pictures. C'est la vie. I do really need to charge it. Anyway, this is mostly just a post to let you all know that I'm still alive and to wish everyone happy holidays!

I will probably post later tonight or tomorrow when my camera is more charged, as well as a Lolita Blog Carnival post on Friday. Also, I will be posting a Christmas Haul post! That one is super exciting.

Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Friday, December 21, 2012

Lolita Blog Carnival: Underrated Colors

Hello everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful week. I just recently started my winter break, so hopefully I'll have more blogging time. Today, I'll be posting with the Lolita Blog Carnival about Underrated Colors!

The Lolita Blog Carnival is a group of bloggers who dress in lolita, and each week, we post about one of the same topics. You can visit our facebook page HERE!

Today's topic, underrated colors, is a topic I hold very dearly to my heart. A couple years ago, when I was first starting out in lolita, my favorite color was green. I asked my grandmother to sew me a dress for my birthday, and it was a lovely shade of muted mint green.

After posting my outfits on the Lolita Forums, I received an overwhelming amount of hate. Not specifically on my outfits, but more on the color of my dress. One person went so far as to even say it wasn't a lolita color. I was totally upset by this. How could colors be deemed as "lolita" or "not lolita"?

These are the three colors I feel are most underrated in the lolita style: peach, muted mint, and royal purple. 

Peach is one of my absolute favorite colors ever. I think it looks beautiful and sweet, especially paired with a creamy white. I think this color is often ignored, and I can't even think of a dress I've seen with this color. I feel like it would be a great alternative to the color pink, especially in sweet or classical lolita. 

I love the muted mint color. I think it adds a bit more elegance to an outfit, rather than the brighter baby pastel mint. This color seems a lot more adult to me and I feel like it's a versatile color. I, myself, have a skirt in this color, and it is a very fun piece to play around with. 

And last but not least, royal purple. This has evolved into being one of my absolute favorite colors lately. Although lavender is a hugely popular color in the lolita style, it's darker counterpart seems to get little to no attention. I feel like royal purple would be a very beautiful color to pair with a hime or classical coordinate. I also think it would be a lovely color to pair with a black gothic coordinate. 

I even had issues finding a non-ita picture of a purple lolita dress, and I'm pretty sure this isn't even lolita, because it looks like it is probably full length. 

Comment below with colors you'd also like to see more in lolita, and if you liked this post, check out what the other girls in the Carnival think about underrated colors! 

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you all have wonderful weekends, holidays, and let's hope the world doesn't end ♥ Be safe, everyone. 
Yours Truly, Jamie♥

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I apologize.

I apologize for my lack of blogging within the past couple weeks. I was doing pretty good, but I've just been getting overwhelmed really easily, especially with finals week and the shooting...

In July, my community was affected by the Aurora theater shooting, and many people I knew were there. Someone I knew even died. Hearing about the Connecticut shooting brought upon a whole new set of panic attacks and bad memories. I can't even comprehend what happened. It has been really bringing me down, and I needed a break from the internet for a while. I still get choked up thinking out it.

If any of you have been affected, my deepest condolences. I know how hard it can be, and I've been there. If any of you ever need anything, know that I am here for you always. Send me a message, and I will listen and understand. Time heals all wounds, but in the meantime, mourning is all that will do good. I hope everyone is being safe, and I wish you wonderful and joyous holidays.

I may be blogging within the next week, if so, see you then.
With Love and Warmth,
Yours Truly, Jamie♥