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Remember the sunscreen and bug spray, my friends.

Cupcakes & Unicorns - Types of Lolitas You'll Meet at a Picnic

If anyone’s wondering, I’m the lolita who brought a savory dish to the potluck.

Dearie Dawn - Bibliotheca: Summer Picnic + Toronto Pride 2023

Reader, I got distracted by the mocktail novelty cup. You’ll understand when you see it.

frillSquid - Bibliotheca: Picnics Looking forward to the fried catfish photoshoot.

Kelp - Checking out Japanese Checks

How did I not write about gelatin when the theme was ‘Picnic’? Listen, I still kinda did.

Mahou Queen - Bibliotheca: Picnic

Top tips for the perfect picnic!

昔のSewing - A Brief History of Folding Fans (With a Side of Mythbusting)

Fan language? You mean semaphore, right?

Wear Your Bows - Picnics!

Me? I make sure I have a Santa Anas-friendly hairstyle.


Cupcakes & Unicorns

May Coords Roundup

Come for the coords, stay for the interesting museums!

Metamorphose Brick House JSK Showcase

Yes, there’s cats.

June Coords Roundup

I once drove to a big meetup through a brushfire and wasn’t sure if the freeways would be open for me to get back home…(this is relevant, I promise)


Dearie Dawn

Anime North 2023 (Cosplay Masquerade! Doll Costume Contest! OTT Lolita!)

A doll costume contest?! Okay, that’s pretty rad.


Hello Lizzie Bee

Tsubasa Masuwaka’s blog book translations!

Exactly what it sounds like!

Gyaru Inspiration ♡ Maxi Dresses

Get ready for summer with these easy-to-wear options!

Outfit planning for my summer holiday~

Hate packing? Live vicariously thru someone else’s coordination challenges instead!

Driving around Las Palmas, Arucas + Firgas

Scenic sights from Lizzie’s seaside vacay!

Sandy dunes + sunny beaches

Some more shots from the shores!



Get the Look – Alternative Kimono Edition

Part one of a series based on a panel presented at FanimeCon 2023, featuring a whole heck of a lot of Instagram embeds!

Get the Look – Pink House

Part 2, featuring a different panel I wasn’t a part of, and a sidetrack about The Actual Style Called Natural-kei.

J-Fashion Interviews – MAXICIMAM (GLP, 2005)

This may be the most milquetoast of this sorry interview series, but hey! At least there’s cats?

Get the Look – 90’s Lolita

Curious about what lolita fashion looked like in the 90’s? Well, have I got a ton of CUTiE Kids you can look at!

A Little to the Left of my Expectations

A puzzle game with a cute cat, what more could I want? Turns out quite a bit.



Harajuku Day May 2023 – Event Report

Experience this monthly meetup in LA’s Little Tokyo!

Fanime 2023 – Event Report, Fanime Elegant Fashion Show 2023

Hey…I think I know this event… (I was also J-Fashion Dept staff, that’s the joke)

For better photos, don’t forget to BLEP

As for me, I’m always shooting shorties, so I pop a squat and take the photo from down low. Works every time most of the time!

Even more LGBTQIA+ J-fashion brands to support during Pride

Please buy stuff from small brands, this message brought to you by Bay Area Kei.

4 kawaii shops to visit when you’re in LA for Anime Expo

Kelp also prefers Sawtelle Japantown to Little Tokyo, if only for traffic reasons…


Mahou Queen

Welcome to my She Shed Entry 3

Fun fact: the first time I heard of Five Below, I thought it was an ice cream shop.

TBT: My First “Real” Coord

Ah yes, the sweets and their “pink-matching” dilemmas, I’ve heard of this

When Good Things Come to an End A memoriam for two popular indie brands.

NY Faerie Festival Recap

A troll bridge with a mardi gras bead toll? Huh…

June ILD 2023 Recap

You had me at cheese fries.



Yagasuri Quilt: The Designing, The Sewing

I really admire quilters. That’s it, that’s the blurb.



The Shoot

Beautiful photos accompanied by a beautiful message



EGL Fashion Hashtags

Yeah…it happened again…



Darutori: Japanese style fried chicken restaurant

I dreaded reading this post…Stephano…I did not have a snack strong enough…Damn you…

Atelier Pierrot & Vallée Lys S/S ’23 Fashion Show at A-Kon

Did you know the abbreviation for Atelier Pierrot is AtePie? Today you learned! Unless you already knew that. Which is very possible.


Wear Your Bows

Tea Review: Dainteas

No clotted cream? Well, I’m out.

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