LBC: Your First Lolita Item.

Hello all!

I am incredibly jealous to see all the updates all over my Newsfeed from the Enchanted event! I wish I could have made it. Hopefully next year I will have more time to travel, since this year was spent stressing out over studies.

Again, I thought to use the Lolita Blog Carnival as a great way to keep my blog active and maintained. I'm going to have to change my blog layout soon... This one is very outdated.

Thinking about my first lolita item made me realise just how terrible I was as a beginner. I purchased everything in the wrong order, and my first few coordinates were absolutely terrible. I am not counting my first hand-made lolita dress, purse, or headdress as my first item since--aside from the headdress--not much is actually "lolita."

My first lolita (and brand) item was a parasol that I purchased from egl_comm_sales. It was one of my first online purchases, and if I remember correctly, I bought it for around $30 shipped at the time. I only have one photo of it that I dredged up from my abandoned Poupée account. (I heard the website is more or less dead now, that makes me so sad!)

I hope you don't mind the edited background--I took the photo in an incredibly dirty room that I am embarrassed to display haha. I'm not that much more organised these days, but at least I take time and effort to photograph my wardrobe now. =_=;;


LBC: Most Challenging Sub-style.

I am incredibly sorry for how inactive my blog has been as of late. Law school has pretty much eaten my life, and I haven't even been able to properly announce a hiatus!

But these past couple months I've been able to figure out how to portion my time wisely and even went back to allowing myself to browse clothes online! My wardrobe has really changed drastically these past couple months as I let go of pieces that I thought were dream items that I just simply didn't love as much anymore.

In the spirit of figuring out how to balance my hobbies with graduate school, I thought I'd join in on a Lolita Blog Carnival theme once again! This week's theme is "The Most Challenging Sub-style, and How to Pull them Off."


Law school! + Inevitable Hiatus

For those of you who haven't been reading recent tweets or checking out my Instagram, I started law school two weeks ago and I am more than swamped. Labor Day weekend is more like an excuse to have an extra day of studying versus an extra day of relaxation! This just goes to show how busy I am as of late... This has been sitting in my drafts for months!! 

Earning my J.D. has been a lofty goal of mine, and one that I hope to achieve with no regrets. I want to spend the next three years completely engrossed in building a career that will help shape my future, and maybe the future of others. But to do that, I have to make sure I can get the highest scores possible during my first year of law school. For this reason, I am announcing a hiatus.

I will try to check back on comments on this blog from time to time, but for the most part my Tumblr, LookBook, Blogger, and Facebook fan page will be relatively quiet until I have more time on my hands. Those of you who have known law students before (or were one yourself) know just how grueling this first year is, and how impossible it is going to be for me to really hold my attention in two places at once.

From time to time, I will be posting the occasional tweet or Instagram photo, so it won't be impossible to strike up a conversation with me, just a little harder. =)

Fashion is still not far from my mind though, I have been trying to wear something cute every single day of school, so every once in a while I will post a selca or a cellphone shot of my outfit for that day. I committed the greatest faux pas during my orientation though--I completely misunderstood the dress code and wore casual clothing for a business casual event... ^^; After that I was determined to make sure I looked good every day to make up for it, and I think I've been doing a pretty good job of it so far!

Thanks for all your support and lovely comments, this blog is still relatively new in my book (even though it's been a little over a year since I started updating it!), and all of your input has really helped me gain confidence and mature in preparation for law school, believe it or not. I feel like I can take on the world now!

If any of you have been considering a career in law or want to know more about higher education in general, don't be afraid to send me an e-mail at lanarosefanfan AT yahoo DOT com. I'm not an expert quite yet, but I do love to hear myself talk and help people out!


Another trip to New York!

I thought I would share some photos of my recent trip to New York!

I especially loved this trip because I was really able to dictate where I wanted to go and the types of places I'd enjoy seeing. Hopefully next time I get to go alone or with someone with similar taste so I can cram even more into my trip! Really the whole shebang revolved around food. I was in the mood for traveling light so most of my photos are from my iPhone. @3@


Lolita 52: Nails to match my favourite looks!

I'm so sorry for the silence on my end, it's been a while! I see a couple of new followers (possibly from Florida Supercon?), welcome!

Today I wanted to write a little bit about the topic I drew today--nails to match my favourite looks! This past year I wanted to make more of a point to play with nailpolish, and I am really glad I sat down and gave it a try, because now I have some awesome pictures I want to share!