December 29, 2018
What better time to do a small giveaway!
I will be kicking off the new year with a small giveaway for my shop, I've already picked out a piece that has been particularly popular. The rules will be simple: be sure to like The Bloody Tea Party page, like and share the post that will be made tomorrow, and lastly, comment the color you prefer. You would also get a second entry if you go to The Bloody Tea Party Instagram page and comment on the post pertaining to the giveaway.
I've been debating doing this for a while now and I've simply figured this is a good kick in the rufflebutt that I've needed. I hope you all are excited for this and participate in the giveaway.
December 30, 2019
The new year is upon on and I'm conjuring up images of the Elmo with fire gif that is so very funny. There has already been a prompt for 5 year predictions for an earlier post for the 365LLC and it of course had me wondering, as we do often, for next year. It's not as easy to predict it through seeing the different fashion shows the brands do, it does help to see what sort of things will be released, but to pay attention to what reactions people have. I'm never good at this to be truthful.
|Taken from Lolita Updates|
<3 The sack dress style ops are going to be even more popular than before as a few brands are going to release a ton of them in a zillion colors and prints.
|Taken from Lolita Updates|
<3 Lots of brands will release longer dresses.
<3 Sweet will have more of those out there prints that will be extremely cutesy but the cuts will be more larme and otome styles.
<3 Odd colorways will be released by a bunch of different brands.
|That precious profile pic from the handbook page on LJ|
<3 There will be another attempt made to update the Lolita Handbook from two different groups; a group of long~time wearers and then a group of slightly inexperienced ones.
<3 The market will remain oversaturated and prices will have another drop.
<3 We will see more alternative fashion in the media but it will be pinned as Lolita by producers, as it has been occurring, for a few months into 2019. It is not going to be any better than usual.
Also from Lolita Updates
<3 Stranger prints will be released, either we will see more interesting food prints or we will get something even stranger.
So I think that may be it for this prompt, nothing will honestly surprise me unless we have something super crazy occur like another con experience being introduced (would not mind that popping up) but right this moment I'm not sure what else. Whatever the case, I am very curious to see what this year brings and am the thing I am most curious about is this coming years Halloween releases.
December 31, 2018
This past year was a rather exciting one for my wardrobe, in my opinion. There were so many excellent additions of things that I really have been on the look out for, including something that had previously evaded me. There were also a few things that were removed and it has helped cement the idea that, though I may love all of my pieces, some are just not meant for me, no matter how I coord them. This next year will be for some more minor changes.
At first I started trading them with blouses that I thought were cute and nice staple pieces...later in the middle of the year I had this tactic sort of back fire. Though I did want to find more dream dresses and high priority Wishlist pieces they kind of all showed up at once, a few excellent deals here and there, and then Btssb also released that sakura celestial tea time print that I had to have...I didn't do well in my plans.
Though I've typed enough already, here are the accolades:
|I need to make a matching navy hat and floral headdress.|
<3 2 Pieces I would have probably regretted not purchasing (Star Rose Ribbon jsk in brown, Celestial Sakura Tea Time jsk in mint)
<3 10 Blouses and 1 cardigan...I know by some standards this may not actually be much but to me it is.
I failed at buying more headdresses but to be fair I've been busy making more witch bonnets and buying vintage and antique hats. The only other type of headdress I wear besides those and regular bonnets are floral headdresses, I've never really been a headbow person and haven't really even made any this year. I think that that should be something to focus just a little bit more on next as some days I feel like a simple bow, like a few of the ones I've made in the past, are necessary.
The one thing I have decided to do, and will be starting this project tomorrow, is to really take a good look at my wardrobe pieces, see what I am lacking, and look at the pieces that I am not as in love with as I once believed, and do a bit of tidying. There are filler pieces, certainly, but not all filler pieces are as versatile in your own wardrobe. I think it's time, and with that I bid this challenge adieu!
....I am not even going to lie, this prompt challenge has made such an impression on me...
I can't believe I actually followed through and finished every single prompt and after thought that I would make at the end of the 3 segments. This does feel like a very strange accomplishment but I, myself, am strange and unusual.
It's been a pleasure to work on this and I hope that anyone thinking of tackling this sort of project takes the jump, it's not easy but worth it. I also wish to thank everyone who has read along with me as I've run this gauntlet.
It is now 4:18pm and the year 2018 is almost over, I have done and seen so much this year that I am curious to see what 2019 will bring me. I hope you stick with me, dear readers, as I attempt whatever comes my way next. Now, I think I will refill my pot of tea and plate some cookies, cozy up with some beadwork, and take a moment to reflect on this year and plan out what's to happen next.