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50 Shades pinker, my lolita high tea birthday party!

50 Shades pinker, my lolita high tea birthday party!

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Happy Birthday to mmmeeeeee!!! yes, today is my actual birthday! But things are getting so busy at the moment that I decided to hold my birthday party a week and a half early πŸ˜› Lolita has really become a big deal for me over the past year, as a lot of you may have noticed, so I wanted to throw a party and invite the whole community as a kind of thanks for making my life awesome.

I decided that since I had missed Britt’s 50 shades of Pink party earlier on in the year since I was away in Queensland for Dan and Jacqui’s Engagement party, I would hold the sequel πŸ˜› and thus, my 5o Shades Pinker party was created!

I spent the better part of the day before baking up a storm, and managed to get myself a little frazzled as a few people pulled out of coming last-minute. When time came for the party to start, I was so super excited.

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I decided to wear my Emily Temple Cute rose garden dress, because it is just the most amazing shade of pink, plus it is super light and just perfect for the warm spring whether we were expecting that day. I was planning to wear a blonde wig, but I just couldn’t get it to behave itself, so I ended up styling my own hair for the outfit. I am really pleased with how it turned out, plus it was much cooler in the hot weather.

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Mr Tardo being the best man a girl could ask for, got up super early to make sure the garden was looking lovely and the lawns were mowed, and then even got dressed up for the party too! Doesn’t he look super adorable in his pink shirt and bow tie?! Gosh I love that guy!

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Once all the girls started arriving, it was straight into the food and gossip about dream dresses we can’t afford.

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It was absolutely delightful sitting outside under the porch as well. I was a little worried it might get too hot, as we have never actually had that many people over for a party before. At least not one that didn’t involve sitting in the dark playing board games πŸ˜›

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It was decided that my pink room was where all the outfit shots should be. In hind sight, I wish I thought to move my ugly red washing basket from the shots! Lucky all the girls looked just beautiful anyway.

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Of course at the end we all grouped together in the garden for the obligatory group photo, and even Bella decided to be in it!

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My first ever party at our new(ish) house was a complete success and as a result, it looks like we are now going to be hosting the annual Lolita community Halloween Meet. I can’t wait!

As for today, i look forward to spending the day at work with some of my favourite clients, and then going out for dinner with some close friends and family tonight.

Thanks for reading!

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Chicks at the flicks – Cinderella

Chicks at the flicks – Cinderella

As you can imagine, a bunch of us in the Adelaide lolita community were super excited when we heard about the live action movie version of Cinderella. Then the big cinema down at Marion shopping centre decided to preview it a day early at their “Chicks at the flicks” event, and we just had to go!

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Chicks at the flicks is a pretty cool concept. I think I paid $26 for my ticket and it got me heaps of stuff. Obviously I got to see the movie, but they also gave us a goodie bag full of cool girly stuff like hair products, magazines and chocolate. When we arrived the front foyer was full of different stalls selling jewelry, food and make up, and they were also serving champagne.

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My coordinate for the evening was my red Carousel theater JSK from Leif. I bought it not long ago and have been dying to wear it! Since I didn’t have any Cinderella looking dresses, I thought this would be more of an evil step mother look. What do you think?

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I really enjoyed the movie, it had me *squeeing* like a little girl the whole film. I thought it really stayed try to the story, and that Richard Madden was just the perfect prince charming! I think they got the castings perfectly as everyone played their part effortlessly.

What were your thoughts on the new Cinderella movie?

Adelaide Lolita Easter Meet – So much Chocolate!

Adelaide Lolita Easter Meet – So much Chocolate!

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I Know I am a tad bit late, but oh well. Better late than never right? I hope you all had a lovely Easter break πŸ™‚

The Easter long weekend for the Adelaide lolita community means a few things, there will be chocolate, it’s going to be a big meet, there will be pastels everywhere, and most importantly, there will be bunny ears!

I was so excited for this meet, but I almost didn’t make it as I had been quite ill for the whole week before. By the time it came around, I was determined to go as I was sick of being couped up in the house, and I desperately wanted to twin my chess chocolate print with my friend Corina.

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I know I have worn my chess chocolate print a thousand times before, but man I love that dress. It was finally cool enough for me to wear the matching long sleeved blouse, and to even pair it with my chocolate print cardigan! It was my first time wearing the bonnet as well, and I am so pleased with how the coordinate came out.

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Being Easter Saturday, our original venue san churos was closed πŸ™ Luckily there was another chocolate shop open on Rundle street (I forget the name), that had enough space for us all. They even had gluten free chocolate cake! I was in heaven. Angela and Kiri had organised little bags with chocolate eggs in them for all of us, and we also got a riddle to solve. The answer to each riddle was a place you could hide an Easter egg, I didn’t do so well at figuring it out though.

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Here is me with my lovely twin for the day Cornia! She thought it was hilarious how short I was standing next to her, so she made me stand up on the curb for our photo. She was still taller than me!

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Corina and I weren’t the only ones to twin that day though. Angela and Kiri were perfectly matching (as always) in there royal melty chocolate JSK’s, with their adorable matching handmade bunny ears. Then there was Dalestair and Sophie twinning in their chocolate quartet dresses.

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Once we had our big group photo, we went for a wander through the mall and made our way to Miss Pixie’s closing down sale. Which is where I got my adorable bunny ears! I didn’t stay out much longer as I was still feeling a little under the weather, but I am glad I went. It was such a lovely event πŸ™‚

Annual Adelaide Lolita Community Strawberry Picking Meet!

Annual Adelaide Lolita Community Strawberry Picking Meet!

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A few weekends ago now, I was lucky enough to attend the Adelaide lolita communities annual strawberry picking meet! I was sooooo excited for this one for a few reasons. Its always one of the biggest events of the year (we had 26 of us!), so I get to hand out with all of the girls at the same time.Β I have managed to miss the past two strawberry picking meets, much to my dismay. Lastly, my dream dress Strawberries and ribbons by Angelic Pretty was the perfect print for the day!

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It was an absolute scorcher of a day (it was around the 35 degree’s Celsius mark!) so I decided to go light on some of the accessories. As I mentioned previously, I wore my Strawberries and Ribbons print from Angelic pretty. I opted to go for my clip in extensions to make the plates as it was to hot for a wig, and also decided on a plain ribbon in my hair instead of the big matching head piece. I chose my cute little red ribboned ankle socks from baby over the matching knee highs, again because of the heat. Lastly, my adorable strawberry wicker bag from Dangerfield. I completely forgot that Alycia also owned the same print in pink, so we ended up accidentally twinning πŸ™‚

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Once we had all gathered together out the front we went inside to pay for our entry, then headed out to the strawberry fields. One of the photographers decided that lolita’s must grow in strawberry patches, because we all looked to adorable walking around in the patch in our strawberry prints.

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Once we were all done picking our strawberries, we headed in to hahndorf (which is a lovely little town in the hills that the strawberry farm is next to) for lunch at HerbeesΒ fairy garden cafe. They had a gorgeous set of wings painted on one of their walls, which is where the photo at the beginning of this post was taken. The staff at Herbees were all so excited about our outfits they had to take a photo of us all for their facebook page!

Such a lovely day was had by everyone, eating drinking and shopping. I am so glad I made it to this event finally. I can’t wait for next year!

International Lolita Day 2014

International Lolita Day 2014

After Missing last years even (for a reason I can’t currently remember) I was really looking forward to going to this years international Lolita day meet πŸ™‚ I decided I would wear my dream dress, because I am still completely in love with it (I made it mine when I bought it from the Berrie cute girls at AVcon this year). It is the Strawberries and ribbons print from Angelic pretty, and I have it in yellow. For the first time ever, I wore circle lenses as well! Mr Tardo said they creeped him out, but I quite liked the effect. What do you think?

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The meet this year was to be high tea at a gorgeous little cafe in the city called Birdcage. Angela and Kiri from the MORIPOP! Project organised the whole thing, and they did not disappoint, the settings were just beautiful πŸ™‚

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Upon arrival, we all got a glass of pink sparkling Champagne and a raffle ticket, before taking our seats at the table.

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Then they started bringing out the food! Everything look just delicious, with all sorts of brightly coloured cakes and sandwiches.

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As always, I had my own little plate of gluten-free snacks, which were surprisingly good, and super adorable too.

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We spent the afternoon drinking tea, eating cakes and gas-bagging before we all got given special little presents depending on what number raffle ticket we had.

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I got a super adorable pair of socks, that had little pink hearts all over them πŸ™‚ Then of course, the obligatory group photo!

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Once we were finished with our high tea, we went for a lovely walk through the gardens at the end of Rundle street and had a sit in the sun for a while. I got to use my new Polaroid camera to take a few shots of me and the girls for my wall, and then we thought we would get another group shot with some of the girls that turned up later.

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I had such a lovely day, I can’t wait until next year πŸ™‚

Adelaide Hello Kitty Cafe

Adelaide Hello Kitty Cafe

First things first, let me get this out of the way… OH MY GOD OH MY GOD WE GOT A HELLO KITTY CAFE IN ADELAIDE!!!! SQUEEEEEE! YAY!

Ok… now I’ve got that out of my system, let me share with you. As you can imagine, this is possibly one of the greatest things that has happened in Adelaide for the Lolita community in a little while. We were more surprised than anyone when we found out that Australia’s first Hello Kitty Cafe would be opening in little old Adelaide and not Sydney or Melbourne. So of course, opening day, we had to be there.

First impressions when walking up to the cafe, there is a surprising lack of pink. Unlike me, as usual I was covered head to toe in the colour in my Angelic pretty hearts skirt. It was a super hot day for their soft opening, so I went for as little layers as possible, and no socks! How naughty!

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All the decor inside and out is brown, yellow and different shades of grey, which actually looks rather lovely. They had hello kitty everywhere (obviously) including a big statue of hello kitty in the wait staff uniform at the door. It was so cute. On the walls inside, they had a heap of mirrors with hello kitty things like bows and whiskers stuck on them!

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Considering how big the cafe is, and how busy they got in the short amount of time we were there, I was surprised to find that they only had one till. Since all the staff there were brand new, they were pretty slow at using it to. Fortunately, that is the only thing I could fault them on as everything else was just perfect!

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As you can imagine, their entire menu mostly consisted of sweet things. We all dived in getting mocktails, iced coffee’s and little cakes etc. Christine ordered waffles, which even came out shaped like hello kitties head!

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Mine was the one on the bottom left. I had a hello kitty head shaped macaroon, as well as this fizzy orange and mango mocktail thing which was just divine. Especially since it was so hot!

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They were rather quiet about announcing their opening day, so when we heard about it there was a mad scurry to organize a meet, which is why there isn’t really as many of us as there usually is. I am sure there is going to be many more though. I am so excited to spend more time here! As we were leaving the owners came up and asked if they could get a group picture of us all for their Facebook page, and of course we obliged. They even gave us all their contact details so we could book a big table for ourselves next time we wanted to hold a meet there. SO exciting! ^_^

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One Day In Paradise : 5th Birthday Celebrations!

One Day In Paradise : 5th Birthday Celebrations!

Us lovely Adelaide lolita’s have been spoilt enough lately to have our very own dedicated shop open up in the CBD, One day in Paradise. Although its physical Adelaide location is still rather new, its online presence has been around for a long time, and it has also had shop fronts in both Melbourne and Armidale. On December 7th, which also happened to be international lolita day, we all gathered at the store to help Marie celebrate One day in Paradises 5th birthday.

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As we arrived were all given gifts of adorable stubbie holders, which as you can see I straight away put to good use! (it was a very hot day)

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There was a fair bit of silliness…

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A quiz about ODIP, which I hate to say I failed miserably πŸ™

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We all shared some amazing macaroons

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… and of course, it wouldn’t be a lolita meet without a big group photo!

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I had such a lovely time with some very lovely ladies, and also managed to put a few more items on my wardrobe wish list.

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Happy Birthday One Day In Paradise, and congratulations as well as a big Thank You to Marie for bringing all these wonderfully frilly things to Adelaide for us!

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