DIY Upcycle: Deco Hime Lolita Winter Boots

how to deco plain uggs to go with sweet lolita coords

Some projects just seem to take longer than others, even if they are very simple to make. I am happy that I can, at long last, check this one off my to-do list. This deco hime UGG boot transformation started last winter. You might even remember this Mood Board post I made to kick it off. But, something just didn’t feel right and I ended up shelfing them. What was bugging me was that the lace was looking sloppy and the ribbons were not balanced. It all felt rather lazy looking and not the level of quality I strive for in my work.

My how things have changed. I pushed all the embellishments just a little further and think it made a big difference.

for the hime look make pink ribbons covered in flowers and hot glue them to the boots

I added an additional row of lace to the original, a lace that is more substantial so that it has a stronger presence on the boots. I also alternated the placement of the pink ribbons so that the larger one is on top and the smaller ones lower and to the side. This gave the composition more balance. I also think it will be more comfortable without the large ribbon on the seam. Especially since that seam will deal with a lot of movement when worn.

its easiest to hotglue the ribbons, lace and charms to the ugg boots

A little overdue, but now I am ready for winter!! Well almost ready, still have a coat project that has been lingering for an even longer time than these cutie boots did. Need to get cracking on the coat to match them!!

sparkle roses

40×Tokyo: Butler Cafe

40 x Tokyo

T-minus 16 days and counting.  Not long now. Today’s birthday trip wish is to be a pampered princess at a …

Butler Cafe (執事喫茶)

Best part of the trip, will be seeing my friend Asumi!  She and my travel buddy are being so secretive. They are plotting surprises for 3 days of the trip and haven’t let me make any of the reservations.  It is making the trip all that more exciting!!!  But I have some clues ;)  Last time she was in NY we had a nice conversation about Butler Cafes.  So I am pretty sure that must be on the plan.

enjoy tea at a butler cafe

There are 2 cafes that stand out from all the blog posts I could find.  Swallowtail looks to be very swank.  They have a rather impressive collection of fine tea service from Wedgwood to Royal Albert. Their website is darling and you can see how they interpret European Royalty for their cafe theme. More fairy tale that factual.  The downside to their lovely web design is much of the text is imbedded in images… so no Google translate to my aide.  The other, simply named Butlers Cafe, has a more English garden charm about it.  Their selling point is that all the butlers are Western and speak English.  They are both so cute, I am really looking forward to being greeted with a “welcome princess.” (#^.^#)

royal albert tea cup butler cafe

Oh yeah, Swallowtail also has a Patisserie where you can purchase some very elegant pastries. Waaaaa I am way too addicted too sugar.  It all looks so yummy.

As turn about is fair play, what Asumi doesn’t know is I have a little surprise for her too (^_-)

Links: Swallowtail Butler Cafe  | Butlers Cafe

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