Saturday Style: Rain, Roses & Robins

rain drops and roses otome kei coordinate

Funny day yesterday.  The weather couldn’t make up its mind if it should be sunny or rainy.  So it did both.  I had a healthy morning of errands to run so wanted something comfortable to muck about in.  I made this otome kei style dress a little more than a year ago.  It was perfect for the occasion.  Soft and easy going.  Long sleeves but not too hot for a chilly summer morning.  Bright colors on a gray base, not unlike the sun fighting against the gray rain clouds.

rain drop and roses photoshop brushes

deviantART Photoshop Brushes:  Sagakure Roses + Neveryph-Stock Rain Drops

I’m still looking for a good way to mimic purikura in Photoshop.  Which means spending a lot of time researching brushes.  I downloaded these two which coordinated well with my Saturday Style.  I like how the two used together made it look like it is raining roses.

costume jewlery robin ring pink gold

Found this adorable robin ring in the St. Louis airport of all places.  It reminds me so much of the costume jewelry that Avon sold in the 1970’s.  If Avon made it, the robin’s red breast probably would swing open to reveal a lip gloss.  Man I miss their cute stuff.

saturday style lolita rain umbrella

The pink frilly umbrella is a recent acquisition.  Part of a group buy from Taobao.  The material is a bit thin but the size of the canopy is wonderful.  Wishing I had ordered a white one too now.

rainy day cute coordinate

I think this made-by-me dress looks so much better once coordinated.  On the dress form it is cute but doesn’t really come to life.  Very happy I can show it to you in a more playful state.

otome kei roses cutsew onepiece pink

The hem is my favorite part.  Just a little touch of lace.  Not too much which keeps it slightly more grown up when paired with  the right items.  Angelic Pretty’s Royal Chocolate purse for example makes the coordinate more refined.  If I had gone with say a pink canvas tote it would have been younger and more casual looking. {Yes I tried 2 pink totes and a pouchette before settling on Royal Chocolate.}

bodyline pink tea party shoes

To finish off the look I mixed in a pair of pink over the knee socks from Target {yep Target} and a pair of pink tea party shoes from Bodyline.  So there you have it; roses and robins and rain drops.