February Coords Roundup


In typical and stark contrast to January, February has gone by in a flash. Which is quite nice, I am ready to start bidding wintery weather goodbye and embrace something more justifiably spring-like.

Coord 1: Manager

| Bodyline L380 skirt | BtSSB Tulle Lace Round Collar Pullover | Fi.n.t. cardigan | AatP Lace-Up Ribbon OTKs | offbrand boots | Angelic Pretty Classical Petit Rose headbow | Love from the North pin | Violet Fane brooch | Q-Pot Teabag necklace |

I wanted the sparkly green eyeshadow to be visible and juuust about managed.

This brooch and cardigan are a timeless combination.

I started a managers course at work and the orientation session moved from being on campus to being online - which meant that I could dress up and show my dominance early on. Jokes aside, between meetings I didn’t have the time to finish getting ready in time for the meeting, so none of the accessories or makeup were on for that, just the clothes. Not that it didn’t stand out enough in comparison to other people.

Coord 2: Understated

| Chrysanthemum’s Concerto The First Semester JSK | Axes Femme blouse | Innocent World Fleurs Checkered OTKs | offbrand socks, hair clip, and brooch | Sosic Shop shoes | Tiny Passerine Creations The Duchess’ Tea earrings | Amadea Kingdom The Adventurer D20 brooch |

I need to sleep in my hair braided more often, those are quite nice waves.

Welcome to weird colours photographing weirdly.

This was actually the first idea that I had for the managers course, but in the end decided that it was a bit too muted. Still good enough for working from home (or more like getting through the day at home). The rich brown and green tones manage to highlight one another without either taking too much spotlight. I also slept in braids that night, so wavy hair was on the cards - just need to figure out how to keep it from frizzing.

Coord 3: The Library

| Song and Temple Fairytale Library skirt | offbrand top and earrings | Innocent World Ribbon Lace Millefeuille bolero | Jane Marple OTKs | American Duchess Bernadette shoes | vintage hat | Fantastic Grim Jewelry necklace | Patisserie Pink Bookshelf brooch |

The first time wearing this hat the way it was intended, with the bow at the side. I still think that is wrong, but it lets me use the elastic to secure it.

It feels like I always highlight that brooch in a detail shot whenever I wear it. Although this time you also get to appreciate some of the wonderful array of incredible textures featured in this outfit.

I have finally stopped procrastinating about both giving some books to a charity shop and sorting out my library membership. Both involved leaving the house and going to town, which of course warrants getting dressed in something nice. And book-themed. The touches of grey offset all of the cool tones of the skirt's print beautifully and the entire elegant vintage vibe felt like second skin to me. I've been mulling over the idea of starting some sort of a bookstagram or something, mostly because I want a place to share my thoughts that isn't Goodreads (they're owned by Amazon and I actually don't want to give reviews in stars, I don't think that my approach of “this entertained me and this didn't” works for that). The effort that's required to get any sort of engagement is more than I'm willing to put in, but if I do decide to do that, then having that library card would come in very handy indeed.

Coord 4: Super Lazy

| Metamorphose Classical Sister OP | Enchantlic Enchantilly Crown of the Rose Princess tights | Elf Armorie Cupid’s Heart shoes | Vierge Vampur bonnet | Estrellas Bright Star choker |

In hindsight, that was quite a fair bit of blush.

This was the first thing I purchased whilst out in Japan, right at Atelier Pierrot Osaka.

Because really, is there any more lazy way to coord than an OP with just the basics for a coord (legwear, shoes, and headpiece) and one accessory? It’s fine though, it looks nice, there was no point in going all out for a work from home day that involved going out in the rain to pick up some doughnuts. And let’s be honest, the bonnet and shoes were off or changed for that anyway. So, one nice picture just for the Internet. The very definition of no pressure.

Coord 5: Farmers Market

| Metamorphose Shirring Tiered Ribbon JSK | offbrand top | Mademoiselle Pearl Persimmon socks | Sosic Shop shoes | BtSSB Princess Drop combs | Lady Sloth Winter Spices necklace | Kirstteas Pumpkin Cat Bean Pie brooch |

Will I ever stop trying to make blue eyeshadow come back? I don't know, stick around to find out.

Love at first sight socks. I bought them with the Airline JSK in mind, but couldn't wait that long to wear them.

Ever since I saw these socks, I fell for them hard and been itching to wear them so badly that in typical me fashion I disregarded any semblance of seasonality. This outfit came out even better than it looked in my head and this is totally something that I would wear to a farmers market - if there was one around. But it was a February Friday, I was stuck working, and there were no farmers markets around. So I just lived the fantasy in my head and with the outfit.

Coord 6: All Hearts

| Alice Girl Velvet Cake OP | Axes Femme Kawaii Bear Brooch cardigan | Snag Plee-YAY tights | Tabio socks | offbrand boots | Cutie Creator headdress | Promised Land Creations earrings and necklace | Erstwilder Potentially Poisoned Chalice brooch |

I slept with my hair in a top bun to get a lot of volume, even though I knew that this would die the moment I stepped outside. But it looks so great and the makeup turned out with this nice balance between feminine and just a touch edgy.

Baby's first Erstwilder piece. I feel like part of a very cool club now.

Named after Shreya Ghoshal’s All Hearts Tour that I was going to with a friend that evening, which extended into a friend date during the day. Warm and lovecore whilst still quite simple and comfortable for a whole day of being out, this coord ticked all the boxes. I am actually quite pleased with myself for this impromptu choker which is just a corset lacing ribbon from another dress. It was a great day: bought a mystery date with a book, we then went for pancakes at Fluffy Fluffy, then a quick savoury bite before the concert, and then finally getting transported to the world of joy and wonder at the concert. My teenage self has ticked off a big thing off her bucket list.

Coord 7: Be My Valentine

| Physical Drop Long Sleeve Shirring OP | Miss Point corset | morun x muuna stoik overskirt | Enchantlic Enchantilly Angel's Ball Party tights | Elf Armorie Cupid’s Heart shoes | Angelic Pretty Rose Garden Princess headbow | offbrand hair clips and wings | Tiny Passerine Creations The Duchess’ Tea earrings | Puvithel Crystal Heart necklace | Rose Marie Seoir necklace | Patisserie Pink Lock and Key brooch | vintage brooch | Star Glazed Delights Brand Whore ring | handmade shoe clips |

For such an overcast morning, this selfie is full of warm tones. Maybe I'm not a cool-tone girlie after all...

Is this more Hermes than Cupid? Sure, maybe. But this is lolita fashion, everything has to be decorated.

Can you believe that between the concert and the tea party in Edinburgh I did not frill once? Coming back late from the concert has knocked me off my usual routine and sleeping pattern, and I haven’t had the energy to plan anything. Thankfully this one was all planned out in advance and just needed executing on the day. For a Valentine's Day tea party I decided to do something inspired by a cupid. Truth be told, all I knew was that I wanted to wear this OP and the cupid inspiration happened after, but that's besides the point. This coord really came together as nicely as I had hoped and was comfy enough to get me through the whole day without any issues. Fàilte Bhlàth, who organised the tea party, put on an absolutely fantastic event, the vibes were very welcoming and even though the non-Scottish attendees were in a very distinct minority, it didn’t feel like that at all. They are putting on some stellar events, so if you ever get a chance to go to one, don't hesitate. I definitely can't wait to come back to Scotland for another one!

Coord 8: Unfortunate

| AatP Sugar Plum Fairy Princess JSK | L’Esprit de la Noblesse Le Nuage blouse | Annzley corset | morun x muuna stoic overskirt | offbrand tights | Vivienne Westwood x Melissa Anglomania shoes | vintage hat | Eulalia earrings | Puvithel Crystal Heart necklace |

Am I the drama? Clearly.

Put me in your next film noir.

To go see a show about a Disney villain I entered my own villain era. Although after consulting with the Discord server, this is still classic, just very dark, rather than entering gothic. I guess that’s my superpower, turning everything I touch at least a little bit classic. But that’s fine. The photos are lousy quality because for once, rather than be dressed in this all day, I only changed for the evening and it’s February, so all daylight was gone by then. Unfortunate - The Untold Story of Ursula the Witch was great fun, very gay and camp, genuinely laugh out loud funny. I spotted a few Easter eggs to other Disney films, as well as other musicals, and the show was not shy about making references to pop culture that broke the fourth wall a little. Great fun and would absolutely recommend going if you get the chance.

Coord 9: Boyish Friday

| Fan+Friend Alice Knight shorts | Haenuli x I Do Declare blouse | Mytholon jacket | Angelic Pretty Rose Lace Pattern OTKs | offbrand boots | Tiny Passerine Creations The Duchess’ Tea earrings | vintage necklace | My Inspiration necklace | Patisserie Pink Lock and Key brooch |

Sometimes you just gotta be your own prince.

A fake ruff made by folding the neckline of the blouse down added a very pleasing texture to the whole coord.

This ouji coord lived on the back burner for at least two or maybe even three weeks before I finally found it in me to wear it. Not much was on the cards that day, just working and trying to get through to the weekend, so a bit of comfort (shirred shorts with no danger of knocking things over) and warmth (wool jacket) were called for.

Coord 10: Friendly Visit

| BtSSB Snow Dot skirt | Axes Femme cutsew | Fi.n.t. cardigan | Violet Fane Enchanted Ivy tights | offbrand boots and hair clip | Q-Pot Teabag necklace |

That I even had the time to put on a touch of makeup and take these photos feels like a miracle.

Genuinely did not realise that I started and ended the month with the same cardigan and necklace combination.

The last full weekend of February I spent visiting a friend. Between needing to be somewhat practical for travelling and wanting to dress up I landed on this. It has a vibe of trying to bring about spring whilst still being in the winter darkness, but most importantly it was just a comfortable and cute casual outfit. Because I was staying the night, I brought a few bits with me to change it up the day after, but I haven’t photographed that, so have my partial Whering collage (partial because it’s missing the hair clip and not showing the white leggings I had underneath for warmth).

Imagine this with white leggings underneath and very minor jewellery.


For all that it was packed, February was a good month. So far this year I feel like I am making an effort to be more social, which I may need to be more mindful about at some point soon so as to not exhaust my introverted arse, but I am loving fostering these connections. The tea party in Edinburgh was a big highlight of that and whilst the written report will come later, the vlog is ready for your viewing pleasure already.

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