It wasn't a strictly Lolita tea party, it was just a fun fancy party with cute outfits. I wore a super casual Lolita outfit, emphasis on the casual (I didn't even wear a petti, gasp!). I was lacking a few items because my Fan + Friend order hadn't arrived yet. I'm going to be wearing almost the same coordinate to the Alice in Wonderland movie, but slightly less casual. (Still casual though, Because I'm wearing a tee instead of a blouse). So here are pics!
Himemiya had such a lovely spread! She decorated beautifully. We had super yummy food, cupcakes, cookies, chocolates, cucumber sandwiches (which I made, my cucumber sandwich tutorial is coming soon!), lots of tea, sparkling lemonade and strawberry lemonade, and a bit of wine. Everything was super tasty!
Here I am, drinking some really tasty tea! We had Earl Grey milk tea, and this lovely flowering green tea. It comes in little bulbs and when you put them in the hot water, they bloom like flowers!
Here's the full outfit. It will be complete for the movie, with a petti and socks and all that. The rundown:
"Drink Me" tee: Hot Topic
Skirt: Handmade by me
Alice bow: Handmade by me
Bag (not pictured): Bodyline
Cardigan (also not pictured): offbrand
Nick and I, being cuddly. (Nick spent most of the time reading comics and napping on the couch. He's not really the tea party type of guy, lol.)
Himemiya looking adorable! I am jealous of her pearls!
Bec! I love her little hat, she looks very aristocratic.
Monica! I love this photo, she looks so classy and glamorous!
Aren't they so sweet!
We had such a fun time! I left with a bit of a tummy ache though, from all the cupcakes and cookies! We're planning a garden party for spring next!
I also wanted to add that this was my first time going out in public in Lolita (or Lolita-esque clothes). (Except for one terrible outfit I wore to school years ago, with a poofy white hippy dress that was Lolita-ish and a black apron, it really looked costumey. ) I had to go to Walmart to pick up a few things, and I must say that I really had a positive experience. I was having a good day already, which helped, but I felt very confident, I had a spring in my step and I was smiling at everyone. One man told me that he liked my outfit. I had to ask one of the workers where the tea was because I couldn't find it, he was an older gentleman, and he smiled and said "You need a spot of tea milady?" He was very nice. I am glad that I had such a positive experience. I got looks, of course, but it seemed like it made people smile, not shoo their children away from me. It was very fun!