Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What I Wore: Dark Galaxy for Tea

Lumpy lounges on a vintage couch in classic/gothic lolita
My local community is utterly, completely lovely. We don't meet up often, and when we do, it isn't usually more than 3-6 of us (except for that one 2010 meetup which will live in infamy), but the size of the group doesn't matter because all of the local girls are wonderfully kind, fun people. Most of us have known each other for years at this point, and I honestly can't think of a single person who isn't a total sweetheart! We're so lucky to have such a low-drama community - it's always a topic of discussion .

For this meetup, we went back to an old favorite of ours, a small-town tearoom called Tea with Tracey. Coincidentally, I returned to an old favorite as well, because holy crap I cannot stop coordinating my Little Prince JSK, someone please send help. Friends are berating me, insisting that I can't wear the same dress to every meet; in this they are wrong, so long as that dress is a galaxy print that depicts roses, princes, and foxes. What is the limit for Little Prince coordinates on Her Lumpiness? Say it with me now: the limit does not exist.

In conclusion: as long as you don't run out of ways to coordinate it, I don't think there's such a thing as over-wearing your favorite piece. Sure, I wouldn't ACTUALLY wear it to every meetup, but any time I want to be sure I look and feel my finest? You'd better believe the Little Prince is coming out!

Rundown, more photos, and all sorts of antics below the jump!

  • Dress: The Little Prince jumperskirt by Haenuli
  • Blouse: Forever 21
  • Neckbow: Moss Marchen
  • Overskirt: Lady Sariel
  • Hair bow: Metamorphose
  • Socks: American Apparel (ugh)
  • Shoes: Payless
Full outfit shot:

Full outfit photo of Aly Button's gothic/classic lolita coordinate featuring Haenuli, American Apparel, Moss Marchen, and Forever 21

Getting back to the tea - it was lovely! I had an afternoon tea for one all to myself, consisting of the classics - scone, tea sandwich, dessert - accompanied by a pot of spiced chai, my one true weakness.

Food and drink:

Tea for one from Tea with Tracey tearoom in Seymour, Connecticut

Afterwards, we treasure-hunted around the various antique shops that occupy the same block as the tearoom. I just upgraded my phone to a model with a fabulous camera, so of course I had to take photos of every lovely thing I saw. This of course includes everything from the vintage brooches at Yesterday's Luxuries...
Vintage brooches from Yesterday's Luxuries in Seymour, Connecticut, of course, my fellow lolitas! Particularly Ty, who was extremely understanding of my need to document everything and so ended up the subject of a number of these photos.

Ty being adorable in sweet lolita fashion inspired by cult party kei looks

Pretty new shiny from Yesterday's Luxuries!
My thrifted gold and pearl necklace from Yesterday's Luxuries vintage shop in Seymour, CT

Then we found a whole bin of oversized metal letters, and the whole meetup went downhill for a couple minutes.


Between gorging myself on tea sandwiches, trying on ALL THE VINTAGE JEWELRY, and taking far too many absurd photos, I certainly would consider this meet a success! It's a shame that more of our local girls (the meetup regulars) couldn't join us, but that just means we'll have to do it again soon!
Aly Buttons in dark classic / gothic lolita fashion for a Connecticut lolita meetup in Seymour, CT

Did you enjoy your community's last meetup? Do you get along with your local group, or is planning meets a huge struggle?
Group shot of some of the Connecticut lolitas in classic lolita and sweet lolita fashion at a Seymour, CT lolita meet!
Group shot time! Sorry for le blur :(

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