Gone with the wind

Hello, everyone!

Here's an outfit from a couple of weeks ago. I went to a tea party hosted by my friend Karla. 

At that time I was reading Gone With the Wind and it might have inspired my hairdo. 

Outfit details

Dress - Innocent World
Blouse - Mango
Roses - H&M
Shoes - Neosens 
Jewelry - A gift from my friend Tiia

Karla's bird Doris seemed to like me, or at least she wanted me to scratch her a lot. Doris loves scratches above all (even food). 

She also likes to be photographed. Karla said that the bigger and fancier the camera, the more she loves it. I put the sounds on on my phone and when she heard the clicks, she started to pose, standing very still and pretty until I put the phone away. What a funny bird. x)


Valentine's Day Tea Party

Good evening, everyone!

Well well, long time, no blogging. To be honest I've been reflecting if I should give blogging up all together. Now that I write almost daily in my job I find it harder to find energy for blogging. I don't have as much time and energy to wear lolita as I'd like, either.

On the other hand I've had this blog so long that I'm not quite ready to give up on it yet. And neither am I ready to give up lolita fashion. So now I'm thinking that maybe I should still keep blogging, even if it's less frequent, and try to invest in the quality of photos I share here, using a proper camera whenever it's possible. There will surely still be occasional phone shots, as I most certainly will not carry my camera with me all the time in the future either.

So, dear lords and ladies, please bear with me - I'm not dead, I'm just busy with my work and studies. If you want more frequent updates on what I'm up to, feel free to follow me on Instagram - I update it more often. My current account is @caranette.

And the actual topic of this post is a Valentine's day tea party that Mimi hosted, or more precisely my outfit for it. The party was just fabulous. Mimi and her husband had prepared blini with several delicious toppings and chocolate cake with vanilla cream. Everything was served with Russian style samovar tea which was delicious, too. Of course it was also nice to see my frilly girls after a long time, and be able to wear frills myself. :3

My outfit for the day was simple and comfy. I liked this one a lot.

I also take this opportunity to show some of my latest purchases; a Laura Ashley coat and a Michael Kors purse. I bought these keeping both my everyday style and my lolita style in mind, and in my opinion they go very well with both.

Outfit details

Dress: Innocent World
Bow clip: H&M
Blouse: Mango
Earrings: Kalevala Jewelry
Coat: Laura Ashley
Purse: Michael Kors
Shoes: Tamaris

Have a nice weekend, everyone! :)


Afternoon Tea

Good evening, lords and ladies!

Today I met with my lovely friends to have afternoon tea. Our dress code was Innocent World, so everything in my outfit is from IW - except for shoes (vintage) and jewelry (Kalevala Jewelry).

This was my first time wearing this dress and I wanted to show it to you properly, so here's some close ups too! :3 I really like how Kalevala Jewelry's The Heart of The House necklace looks with lolita.

Tiia and I wore the same dress, only in different colour! Mimi said we really looked like sisters - I think so, too. Tiia's hairdo was to die for, she looked so adorable! ♥ (Tiia, can I adopt you as my second little sister? :D)

 Here's our whole gang (ecxept for Hanna who took the pic).

Today's was a wonderful day. It was so nice to see everyone and the weather was gorgeous! I love this kind of autumn weather - cool, clear, fresh and sunny. Autumn is my favourite season and I'm enjoying it while it lasts.


Shiny New Things

Hello, each and everyone!

Lately I've been shopping quite a lot. I've been trying to update my everyday wardrobe towards more office friendly and less student like direction. Besides that, I've also started collecting My Little Ponies again.

1. A dress with a tulip pattern by Ivana Helsinki and seriously shiny necklaces by Kooky Gems. I'm planning to wear the cloud necklace to cheer up the rainy days. The bunny necklace doesn't need to happen for a reason - I love everything with bunnies on it, period. (There will certainly be pictures of the dress worn later!)

2. Lace collar dresses from Dorothy Perkins. These are super comfy to wear, and also cute. I really like the colours.

3. A blouse with lace details, sunglasses for me and my fiancé and a cute umbrella for autumn.

4. A flamingo bag charm. I don't even know why. It's crazy, funny and pink, I guess that's the reason. Right now this actually hangs on my ugly work laptop bag and makes it just a bit more tolerable, so it found its rightful place.

5. Ponies!

6. One more pony!

7. My souvenirs from Paris. I had told my fiancé that I'll buy all the Eiffel tower themed tourist crap there is and only bought these two, so everything went better than expected. No regrets either, I really like these.

8. More souvenirs from Paris. Ladurée Melangé and Marie Antoinette teas by Ladurée. The caddies are so adorable and they taste delicious. ♥

9. This phone case I got from my little sister.


The Colours of Autumn

Hello, lords and ladies!

This was my outfit to the J-fashion Fair. I found the inspiration from autumn which had just begun here in Helsinki. Autumn is my favourite season and I'm always very excited about it. I had a bad outfit crisis just before the event. Eventually I came up with this one and was very happy about it. I think this might be my favourite outfit of the ones I've worn recently.

{Dress - Jane Marple / blouse, roses - H&M, Ninja / jewelry - Kalevala Jewelry / bag - second hand}

The event was quite nice. Everything was well organized and there wasn't too much program, so there was plenty of time to chat with friends and shop, which was great.

I purchased this embroidered OP by Innocent World...

... and this gorgeous OP of black velvet and white lace by Fairy Wish. I'll show them to you more properly as soon as I get to wear them! I can't wait for that - I especially adore the Fairy Wish dress. *-*

I also bought shoes fit for Cinderella. They are so sparkly. ♥

And some ponies.


Charleston & Swing Night

Hello, everyone!

Here's an outfit I wore to Casino Helsinki's Charleston & Swing Night. I took some inspiration from the 1920's.

Mimi was kind enough to borrow me this awesome tiara. Sadly I didn't have time to do my hair as nicely as I'd hope to.

And one more casual look from the summer. I wore this to a picnic with my fiancé (and got photobombed by a curious mallard).

Not a bad place for picnic, eh?


Layered Look for Rococo Exhibition

Good evening, everyone!

So, as I promised, I'll now start posting some outfits I've worn during the last month or two, starting with the oldest. This was my look for the Sinebrychoff Art Museum's Rococo exhibition.

 I wanted to create a layered look and wore much more accessories than I usually do. I liked this outfit very much.

Closeups of the accessories. I was happy to notice that all of my Kalevala Jewelry's pieces go really nicely together even though not all of them are from the same series.

{Dress - Juliette & Justine / bolero - Baby, the Stars Shine Britght / jewelry - Kalevala Jewelry / shoes - vintage / roses - H&M}

 A bonus pic; a casual sweet lolita outfit I wore to tea with my friends Hanna and Kara. Sadly this is the only picture of it, so it doesn't quite deserve its own post.

{Dress - Angelic Pretty / Bolero - Baby, the Stars Shine Bright / shoes - Ellos / headbow - second hand}