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Warm Winter Boots & Cute Cardigans Perfect for Larme-Kei

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

I realized today that I so rarely cover shoes in any of my writeups!!  And with it being so cold out, we should definitely cover some cute boots.  To round out today’s post, there are also some very pretty pastel cardigans that can help you to keep warm indoors, without the bulk of other jackets.

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Tall Fur Laced-Up Suede Boots with Bows

Ahhhh!!  So pretty!!
Classy, tall boots like these can be worn for a TON of styles.
Mori Girl, Lolita, and anything gyaru is workable with these.

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Cute Fur-Lined Warm Winter Ankle Boots

These are a little simpler than the ultra-elegant boots above!!
But they’re still pretty classy.
Again, boots are so versatile, they can be worn with anything.

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Short-Sleeved Sailor Cardigan

Usually I go for the preview shots that show the item in pink,
but I thought this beige version was super classy!!
Short sleeves won’t help you much outside in the cold,
but if you just need something to throw on indoors if you’re always cold (like me)
then this is the kind of thing that’s perfect.

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Light Lace Sweet Princess Cardigan

Well, this is even lighter than the previous…
But!  It’s so elegantly pretty!!  Soft, white floral lace… *sigh*
This could add a really pretty Wintery touch to an outfit.

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Fluffy White (or Pink) Cap-Sleeve Princess Crop Top

There are so many pretty details to this!!
The furry fabric screams Winter princess.
The sheer neckline with delicate embroidery, the ruffles around the sleeves,
the short length of the top, the faint tinsel-like shimmer in the fluffy fabric…
Altogether they make for an impressive, sweet little top!!

Sweet Princess Winter Sweaters and Coats Brand New from BoBon21 and Candy Rain

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

BoBon21 and Candy Rain are some of the prettiest Taobao brands a princess can treat herself to!  These listings are brand spanking new and show off a few incredibly pretty sweaters and coats available now~

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Candy Rain Pink Princess Lace with Fur Collar Coat

This nice, thick coat looks like it will keep you sooooo warm!!
The fur collar is decorated with pearls and pink ribbon bows.
Easy to miss, but there is a white floral lace overlay in the sides!!
It’s also in the ruffles at the bottom of the sleeves
(which always looks super elegant around your hands).

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Candy Rain Long White Fur Coat with Pink Strawberries

The loooong length of this coat, flared out like a dress, is so elegant!!
And it’s covered in soft fur~
Detailed around the collar, along with white pearl beads,
are cute little pink strawberries!!

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BoBon21 Fur Heart Applique Sweater

This comes in a few colors – the others not pictured are pastels!!
I like that the cute hearts appliqued on here are fluffy!

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BoBon21 Sweet Woolly Sweater with Silver Beading

The dainty beaded designs along the collar are so pretty!!
The texture of this sweater is fluffy and woolly.
It comes in two colors – pink and white.

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BoBon21 Cute Waffle Texture with Pom-Poms Sweater

Ahhh the little pom-poms at the collar of this sweater are so cute!! ^^
This comes in blue as well~
I thought it was a gingham design at first,
but this sweater is actually a knit waffly texture.

Pretty Blue Floral Dresses for Winter Princesses

Friday, December 11th, 2015

A lot of the latest listings for new Winter dresses were blue and/or flowery, so I decided to work with that as my theme for today!!

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Elegant Navy Blue Shoulder-Ruffle Dress with Wide Waist Tie

This is SO! ELEGANT!!  Shoulder ruffles like these always look Victorian to me.
The wide waist belt and ties are super classy, too.
And finally, the flocked dots on the fabric are a very cute detail, too.

It also comes in a dusty pink color!

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Rose Princess Navy Blue Onepiece Dress

Look at those cute little puffy sleeves!!
The bunches of roses printed on this dress are pretty as a painting.
This also comes in a creamy white and pink variation!

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Pink Flowers Printed on Blue Princess JSK Dress

I like the sheer organza that the pink flowers are printed on,
making them hang above the pale blue fabric!
There are cute vertical rows of buttons going up the front of the bust, too.

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Pale Blue Underbust Skirt Dress

The sheer stripes and background in the lower half of this dress
are I think its biggest interest points!!
But the lacing under the bust is always a really pretty charm point.

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Pink & Offwhite Roses & Strawberries Autumn Himekaji Dress

Ok…………….. i lied and snuck exactly one pink dress into this roundup.
But look at how beautiful and himekaji it is!!
I think this may be a Liz Lisa replica?  But I do not know the exact design.
The check print along the bottom border is my favorite.

Pretty White Winter Dresses for Snow Princesses

Monday, December 7th, 2015

(/*o*\) Wow, it is very definitely a snowy, Wintery wonderland outside now!!  Pretty princesses need Winter dresses to wear, and that’s what this roundup is for!  Candy Rain has always got our back for things like this.

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Candy Rain Sweet Princess Lace Onepiece Dress

This whooole dress is covered in beautiful lace!
It’s sheer on the sleeves, creating a magical look~
The edge lace and beaded ribbon is brown, making a pretty contrast!

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Candy Rain Thick Winter High-Waisted A-Line Long Sleeve Dress

The texture of this long-sleeved, onepiece dress looks so soft!!
And fur trim around the collar looks like a delicious marshmallow~

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Candy Rain Princess Jacquard Ribbon Beading Dress

This dress creates the illusion of being in two pieces~
The soft contrast of the ribbon beaded through the bodice is so pretty!

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Candy Rain Keyhole Shoulder Lace and Ruffles Dress

The sleeves are so full and bell-shaped,
and their light material means they will be light and breezy, like wings~
I looove how pretty open shoulders look,
even if it isn’t ideal for cold weather, hah!

Also comes in a darker under-color, which shows the lace contrasting more clearly on top!

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Candy Rain Long Sleeve Vertical Stripe Knit Dress

This just looks like a comfortable dress to wear!!
It’s kind of a simple design, but that can be just fine!
The laced-up ribbon in the front is the pretty charm point~

Sewing a Himekaji Pink Bunny Toile Skirt DIY Tutorial

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

In just a single day, I sewed this extremely cute and pretty skirt in a dusty pink color and classical, vintage-looking print – I thought it would be perfect for wearing on Thanksgiving!

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Here is the finished skirt!!
It has a high waist and is incredibly full in shape.

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This is a close-up of the fabric –
a classical-looking toile print covered in BUNNIES!!
From afar, you can hardly tell that there are bunnies there at all.

They are secret bunnies.

Now I’ll let you know how I made it!!

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These three incredibly simple, rectangular shapes are all you need to cut out.
Cotton fabric comes in aboout 45″ wide, folded at the middle.
For rectangular pieces like these, all you do is measure the length down for each piece
and cut allllll the way across that 45″-ish width.

Using twice the amount of length that the waistband has
is what makes the skirt so fluffy and full!!

I like this method more than making a circle skirt pattern,
because the entire cut of fabric gets used without ANY scraps,
AND you don’t have the problem where your print is upside down at the back.

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The front & back panels get seamed together to make one huge “tube”-like shape,
then hemmed along the bottom.
In the above picture, I’m using lazy box-pleat-like gathers to match up the width
of the front + back skirt pieces with the waistband.
However, I do not iron the box-pleats down,
because I want it to fall like ruffles and not actual pleats.

Oh, and I always sew wrong-sides-together first, since I use French seams all the time
so that all of the seams are extremely sturdy and finished-looking on the inside.

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Here is the “after” of the above picture – the waistband
and the two skirt panels all attached!!
The waistband is about to be folded over at the top,
with a channel for elastic to go through ONLY on the back.
The front will be laying flat – that’s what gives it the high-waisted skirt appearance!

You can also see in this picture that while I am spending all of these hours sewing,
I keep myself entertained by watching Youtube vids of video games. :p
For this particular project, it was the Best Friends playing Super Mario RPG.

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In just one afternoon, I had finished practically an entire skirt!!
The lace details are simple – just lengths of lace sewn on in easy straight lines.
Actually, in the above pic, the bottom row of lace is pinned on
and not actually sewn yet.
The buttons are sen on by hand.  By the way –

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Look at these tiny bunny buttons!!!

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Since I took a little break after making so much progress in the above pics,
it gave me time to decide that I wanted to scoot the bottom row of lace
up by a couple of inches before finally sewing it in place.
Stepping back for an hour (or day) is usually so beneficial!!

I’m so excited to have something this classical-looking and cute.
It looks like something that Liz Lisa would produce, and I never thought
that I’d own anything as pretty as anything of theirs.
I’m so excited to wear this for Thanksgiving
and any other coords I want to create with it!!