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Hello fellow lifestylers. I'm the pinterest anon from the last time we had one of these threads. Going to do a dump to start off but to help start conversation:
>what does being a lifestyle lolita mean to you personally
>lifestyle book/movie/music/media recommendations
>what kind of lifestyle hobbies do you have
>what substyle of lolita do you wear most often (mostly because I'm curious to see the breakdown)
>any good lifestyle blogs or resources
>is there anyone we could consider to be a lifestyler icon? (other than Takemoto perhaps?)
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Obviously one of my lifestyler hobbies is embroidery
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>>9628011
For me being a lifestyle lolita means wearing the fashion when I can, as much as I can, and dressing cute as possible all other times. It also means engaging in hobbies like embroidery, having tea with friends, reading books in a quiet park. I also collect vintage embroidered handkerchiefs and teacups.
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>>9628011
I love that wall art idea!
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>>9628013
For movies I highly recommend My Fair Lady (I mentioned it last thread). Her dresses in that movie are just to die for. I also really love the BBC miniseries Lost in Austen. It's kind of Mary Sue in concept but still fun. I also really love the book "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady", which was also made into a TV show. I prefer the book though, since it reproduces all of her diary down to the illustrations and her impeccable handwriting.
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>>9628019
I love love love deviled eggs and this is such a cute way to serve them. Specifically requesting savory tea recipes if any of you have some.
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>>9628023
I myself mostly wear classic, but I saw this and it reminded me of the heart patch I posted last thread. If any sweet lolitas modified a cardigan with an ice cream patch that would be beyond cute.
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>>9628024
Another great way to modify a cardigan, or even turn something into a cutsew. I find it easier to be a lifestyler when you make the clothes you already have even nicer, and it saves money too.
>>9628014
Same! I have such an urge to do this to my apartment.
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>>9628029
One more embroidery themed item, just cause I'm obsessed with embroidery.
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This is all going to be ranty so apologies in advance.

>what does being a lifestyle lolita mean to you personally
It's something I've become disconnected from in the last few years (really trying to get back to it), but it's taking enjoyment in life. It's taking time to do really fun and decadent (or faux-decadent) things. When I was starting in the fashion I used to make a point of having nice tea one morning a week, teapot, sugar cubes, the works. No tv, no distractions, just relaxation and reflection, and maybe breakfast. I'm not even sure that a lot of stuff is specific to Lolita, but anything that makes you slow down and find beauty and value in simple or odd things is Lolita. It isn't about "othering" or looking down on normal things or people, but about the magic in the unusual.
>lifestyle book/movie/music/media recommendations
Madame Bovary (book) is essential. I've never seen it brought up in this context but it's a fantastic book of the dangerous pursuit of hedonism and one I read twice through my early frilly days.
>what kind of lifestyle hobbies do you have
I read and embroider but that's about it. I really want to get more into sewing or simple crafts. There's something really magical about handmaking something for yourself or others.
>what substyle of lolita do you wear most often (mostly because I'm curious to see the breakdown)
Gothic, traditional/oldschool, punk.
>any good lifestyle blogs or resources
I know it's cliché but Princess Portal was my shit. A lot of it was OTT but a fair chunk of it was realistic and about sprinkling your life with wonder. There are a lot of cute memories on egl still.
>is there anyone we could consider to be a lifestyler icon? (other than Takemoto perhaps?)
Anyone who wears the fashion unconventionally. Nana Kitade was my idol.
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>>9628031
And end dump. Instead of pin the tail on the donkey, you pin the teacup below the teapot.

As far as lifestyler icons go, I can't think of any. Fanny Rosie is great for everyday lifestyle outfit inspo but it'd be nice if someone was into the culture aspect of being a lifestyle lolita. Until I find one, I'm just gonna be scrolling through pinterest, saving cute stuff.
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Tasha Tudor is my lifestyle icon.
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It's 101 percent a super cheesy Victorian murder mystery, but Mystere a la Tour Eiffel has a some really pretty sets and costumes.
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>>9628104
It also has a super cute romance aspect if you're into that sorta deal
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>>9628010
>what does being a lifestyle lolita mean to you personally
Wearing lolita as often as I can.

>lifestyle book/movie/music/media recommendations
I really love Agatha Christie and discovered lolita through a "Jane Marple" google search that went wrong. So I recommend her books and also the TV series. Both Ms. Marple and Poirot series are set in a charming era of fashion; you'll come for the costumes and stay for the mistery.

>what kind of lifestyle hobbies do you have
I like reading books, playing the piano and making accessories and such from flowers. I guess thrifting counts as a hobby too?

>what substyle of lolita do you wear most often (mostly because I'm curious to see the breakdown)
Classic and sweet

>any good lifestyle blogs or resources
I don't really like any recent ones written in english.

>is there anyone we could consider to be a lifestyler icon? (other than Takemoto perhaps?)
A personal friend of mine is my icon. She's sweet as can be and has a cute, positive outlook on life. I envy that the most.
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>>9628035
>I know it's cliché but Princess Portal was my shit.

Same, anon. Honestly sometimes I think about Skye and wonder where she is now. She was my idol. For a while I was making it a project on my blog to archive all of her old Princess Portal posts that I could get my hands on, but I thought nobody would be interested so I stopped doing it. I think I'll start again. Even though some of her writing was... not good, truthfully, I still found it very inspiring.
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>>9628042
I love Tasha Tudor so much. I've been looking towards buying this cookbook filled with her illustrations and her favorite recipes, but I can't find a copy for less than 40 dollars ;-;
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Does anyone have any ideas for how to store a large teacup & saucer collection?

I collect Royal Albert, mostly antique but some modern, and my collection is about 30+ sets currently. The problem is that I really want to be able to display the cups and saucers together, so something like pic related wouldn't work. I used to use something like it, and then just keep all the saucers stacked nearby, but then it was a huge pain to try to find the saucers when I wanted to use them, and as a result I ended up almost never actually using my beloved cups.
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>>9628377
I have her book, A Time to Keep, and loved it as a child. I think that reading that book when I was young is the reason I'm in lolita today!
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>>9628635
Pinterest anon here! I found pic related, it's probably your best bet. The groove on the shelf helps make sure the saucers don't slip and the rod in the back means they're not resting on the wall, and of course with the hooks it means your cup and saucer are displayed together! I'll dump a few more examples in case you're looking for more inspo.
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>>9628755
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>>9628758
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>>9628759
Since your collection is so large I tried to find a larger example. Hope all of this helped!!!
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>>9628029
Oh my gosh I love this. I've been hunting for cardigans with this detail and it didn't even occur to me to make my own.
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>>9628755
>>9628758
>>9628762
Thank you so much!! I really love that first example. Unfortunately I don't have enough space to use something as big as the last example, but I think you're right, using something like example one but on a bigger scale would be perfect!

Also, curiously enough, I own several of the cups in >>9628759 haha!
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>>9628782
The struggle is real. Normie cardigans are just so boringgggg. I've seen similar ideas with vintage hankies as the collar as well, pic related
>>9628890
Happy to help! Yeah when I was scrolling through pinterest that one specifically said Royal Albert so I thought I'd include it just because lol
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>>9628010
For me it means wearing lolita as much as you can, engage in "lolita" hobbies like tea,reading books,music,drawing,embroidery and sewing,floral composition,baking,crafting,collecting (teacups,stuffed animals,dolls,)...

To me lolita isn't just a fashion,it's also an idea and it can also be a lifestyle.
Even if it's mainly clothes.
Though the main point for me is to have fun and be myself at the fullest. I feel good out of lolita too but lolita makes me feel extra good.
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>>9628924
Ahh that's really cute too. There's a bunch of vintage stores near me that always have hankies and doilies, I have to go raid them when I have time.
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Which pieces of art would look appropriate in a classic lolita bedroom?
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>>9628029
another idea for anons: you can also attach doilies as pockets. been meaning to try this with some hand-crocheted doilies.
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>>9628106
If it has some lesbo implications count me in.
Love me some victorian qts
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>>9629698
That looks cute but not super functional. I could see adding a doily over an existing pocket for a slightly more reinforced and functional pocket.
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>>9629731
>>9629698
I can also see someone layering a nice chiffon or maybe even tulle underneath.
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>>9629707
nayrt but it has waaay more than "implications" anon
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>>9629707
>Love me some victorian qts

I need some rococo lesbian qts.
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>>9629868
Try Farewell, My Queen
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>>9629877
I've seen that film. Not as good as Marie Antoinette.
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>>9628019
Lost in Austen is one of my favourite shows! I'd love to see more done for other modern classics.

>>9628035
I really love your idea of a simple tea once a week anon, I may try this!

Adding my own movie/book suggestion, I always think lifestyle lolitas would enjoy "The Slipper and the Rose". It's a retelling of cinderella but it fleshes out some of the characters more and has music by the Shermann bros. of Mary Poppins fame.
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>what does being a lifestyle lolita mean to you personally
I'm not a lifestyle lolita at the moment, but I would love to become one someday. For me at least, it means wearing lolita as often as you can, and partaking in hobbies that fit the aesthetic of the fashion.

>lifestyle book/movie/music/media recommendations
I'll just share my music tastes cause they're related to lolita (in some way). I listen to tons of j-pop daily and, ocasionally, visual kei stuff. I also watch cutesy mahou shojo and shojo anime in general. Bonus if one of the characters are a lolita or wear lolita inspired stuff.

>what kind of lifestyle hobbies do you have
I like to sew, create cute jewelry and accessories, play cute video games and watch cute shows (or spooky ones too, to fit my gothic side), collect toys and figurines, and I think that's about it. I also enjoy tea and baking cookies too.

>what substyle of lolita do you wear most often (mostly because I'm curious to see the breakdown)
I wear sweet (like sugary pastel vomit sweet) and gothic. I also really like old school (both sweet and gothic)

>any good lifestyle blogs or resources
Not really, I do like watching you tubers that fit my lifestyle aesthetic (like Princess Peachie, or Lilith who had the gothic lolita aesthetic down), but that's about it.

>is there anyone we could consider to be a lifestyler icon? (other than Takemoto perhaps?)
Cant think of any at the moment

I noticed most of you are classic and are interested in a classic, ladylike lifestyle, but it would be nice to see more sugary sweet, "kawaii" lifestyle stuff here!! (Like decoden, magical girl and Sanrio/san-x aesthetics, etc.)
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I don't know if this is just me, but I absolutely love tiny houses. Just so cozy and pleasant + no worrying about drowning in mortgage. I can imagine just living like I'm retired in my twenties, cozying up with a book in a tiny house I swear
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>>9631022
Where are you going to put all your stuff?
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>>9631027
A lot of tiny houses are custom built, I'm probably going to request a bigger closet to fit all my clothes. As for everything else, I'm not huge on figurines or collectibles, and a lot of living in a tiny house is basically just your entire life komari'd out.
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>>9631034
I'm by myself and I hardly have enough space for all my kitchen shit, blanket, cleaning stuff, electronics etc. I think it could be succesful if you're a minimalist, but lolitas generally are not.
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>>9631041
I mean, I'm pretty minimalist I'm huge believer in quality over quantity, so my closet is mostly just versatile brand pieces. All my hobbies are easily given away (I give my knitting and crocheting projects to friends and family. All the bread I bake is eaten during meals). But then again, I'm just a dumb college kid who'll probably grow up to learn better :P
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>>9631022
I love the aesthetic of tiny houses, but I don't think I could be comfortable in one long term. My dream is to own a small house; I currently rent a duplex apartment that's about 850 soft and I don't really use my second bedroom or the dining room often; I know I could be happier with less space.

There's small craftsman cottages and shotgun houses in my town. I'd love to live in one of them. Some shotgun houses are even on the same tax ID so I may be able to live in one and rent the others. Only thing is most of the shotgun houses are very rundown (not like pic) and I don't yet have the money to purchase property and renovate it.

Oh, well. Something to work towards. :)
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>>9629882
There's no way Coppola's Marie Antoinette is better than Farewell My Queen. It was a beautiful movie but the plot and writing left something to be desired. It's lots of fun to watch and one of my favorite movies for the aesthetic alone, but Farewell My Queen has a better script, and it's also beautiful and worth a watch. Also lesbians.
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>>9631022
I'm tied between comfy, tiny cottages and living in a giant ass mansion with ten cats.

>lives in old mill town
>tons of big, old, former mill owner houses
>cries cause I'll never afford one
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>>9631060
I love tiny houses too anon, they are often super cute.

Does anyone else struggle with decorating while there is so much brand out there to buy? Whenever I feel motivated to decorate I look at a couch I like and see all the clothing I could buy for that money instead.
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>>9631144

I'm definitely dreaming of that giant mansion. I need space. Tiny homes are cute and all but it's not even that I have a ton of stuff, I just like having dedicated rooms with space in them.

>dressing room with big mirrors
>separate bathrooms for toilet and actual bathing
>library
>parlour

I want a big fancy bathroom with a giant, deep tub and a separate, roomy shower.
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>>9631144
Ugh, same. I don't want to deal with having so much room to maintain and repair, and heat, plus I've grown accustomed to living quite minimally. I'm kind of a hippie at heart. I know that realistically, I don't need all that space plus some, but I want enough space to have a room dedicated all things cute and lolita (closet and cute shit in general) and space to entertain (I always entertain the idea of having a private fancy meetup, but I'm too introverted to deal with it irl), which would include a kitchen and flower garden.

I also don't want to be tied down to one house because I like to and want to travel a lot.

I wish I was some rich entertainer/trust fund baby, jfc.

I definitely couldn't live in a tiny house. I'd much rather have a newly renovated bungalow, Kinda mad that the bungalows in my area seem rundown or are in older/sketchy neighhoods (or older neighborhoods rented out by irresponsible college students).
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>>9631170
Fuck, I'd be happy with a deep tub, tbqh. It's such a waste of water, but I just want to be able to submerge my body up to my shoulders comfortably.

>>9629882
I honestly haven't seen either yet (only bits of M.A.), but I plan to watch Marie Antoinette now I realized that someone has it online. Think I might have a dumb cute/cheap weekend in wearing lolita and watching it.

M.A. is definitely more of a stylistic oriented movie (that's just Sofia Cappola though), and I've caught some weird filming blunders, but it looks fun so far. idk why I haven't watched it now after all of the years.
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>>9631178
I'd probably only need two extra rooms besides a living room/entertainment space. A room for me for lolita and crafting, and then a room for my theoretical husband and his hobbies. I want a giant house but no children so half of it would probably be empty/guess rooms that would never be used.

A beach/summer house would be really nice too. My grandma has a cottage on a lake that's going to my dad and then either my sister or me once she's gone. It's quite cute and I'd love to fix it up one day.
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>>9631190
That's pretty practical. So, normie house, but private spaces for personal things then?

I kinda admire people who go all out and decorate the entire spaces with kawaii/granny/goth aesthetic, but I'd have too much shame to bring my conservative Asian parents over, lmao.
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>>9631110
Exactly. I inherited a shotgun house from my grandmother and it is defiantly NOT meant for more than a two-three person family. They can be very cute though, my grandmother had a swinging bench on her front pouch just like this and it was the best as a kid.
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>>9631022
Tiny house anons, did you read the story behind the one you posted? Its her hideaway from her hubby & she made it really cheaply, i love all her collected china.

I live in a huge house, closet is a spare master bedroom, i use the walk in for normie stuff then the bedroom is my lolita. Shitting it for space when we move as I don't want to buy a big house but have spent last 6 years in 5+ bedroom houses & accumulated a lot
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Wearing Lolita to school? Long time Lolita, never worn to school though. Should I just go for it?
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>>9631496
I'd say it depends on what the pieces are, what color they are, how easy they are to clean, and how physically comfortable you think you would be wearing it for a school day. Simple pieces (no print, minimal amount of lace and ruffles) in dark colors are typically the easiest to wear in these settings, I'd also suggest that you forgo the wig if you usually wear one, and your petticoat as well, or swap it out for one with minimal poof.
You can't predict how your teachers and classmates will react but at the very least you can make sure you're wearing something cute that won't get in the way of your day.
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>>9631496
I think if you're in high school or younger (which you shouldn't be if you're on this board, ik but just as a general rule) I'd say don't. If you're in college, go for it, generally nobody will care.

I say this mostly because I started wearing lolita in middle school and have always been a lifestyler, and was bullied pretty relentlessly for it (among other things).

I will never forget a specific day in 8th grade when I was wearing lolita - long-sleeved blouse and tights, literally the only skin showing was my neck, face and hands, and a girl called me a "wannabe Japanese whore". I also got called "slut" all the time when I wore lolita.
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>>9631514
>>9631778
i wore lolita to high school and was never bullied. kind of depends on the kids you're surrounded by.
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>>9631496
wore lolita in middle school and highschool and am wearing it in college now.

even in my mild ita phase in middle school i never got any trouble from anybody. just make sure you're nice so that people don't have a reason to dislike you in addition to dressing strangely. i've been to a lot of schools in a lot of places and i find that the people who get bullied are usually bullied for their personalities, or they're unhygienic.
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>>9631496
Other anons are talking about bullying so I'll offer some more insight.

I never wore lolita to high school, but I did wear himekaji/generic kawaii taobao shit. My teachers never thought worse of me, but that's because they already knew I was a hard worker. Personally I'd only start wearing lolita after establishing yourself as a good student, but I would definitely go for it.
Now, I would never wear lolita to class because I'm studying in a field (and school) where my peers and I are in suits half the time for interviews, certain events, presentations, etc. If you're studying something less rigid on dress code I would wear it, but if it's something more strict I'd be more wary.
I do wear jfash to my art class though, but not lolita or anything expensive because I don't want to get paint on my brand. I change into lolita when I get home, and wear it on days I don't have class.
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>>9628023
>>9628023
There's seaweed tea, if you're willing to look into it. There are packaged powdered forms of it available as well as just making it yourself with dried seaweed!
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>>9631847
Whoops, sorry about the double response.
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>>9631496
I wear lolita to class. I generally wear it more casually. I'm currently in college but I used to wear it in high school. I never really got made fun of for it (at least to my face), but I'm probably lucky in that regard.
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>>9631798
I feel like you kind of have an exceptional experience in terms of bullying, but I really don't think even the majority of the people who are bullied are bullied for their personalities or hygiene. Most of my friends were bullied in middle and high school, and honestly most of the time it was for tiny, ridiculous things - one person got cheated on and was bullied by a bunch of upperclassmen; one of them was bullied daily for "reading too much", I was bullied for studying and being a "tryhard".

Although that being said, I moved around a lot and was constantly the "new kid", so that's probably part of it, in addition to dressing alternatively.
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What's your gulls' main lifestyle inspo? For me, I looove the environments in Ghibli movies, especially Howl's Moving Castle and Kiki's Delivery Service.
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Recently someone posted a link to this blog in another thread; it's great lifestyle inspo and nicely written: http://www.pinkmilktea.com/
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I realised my questions has more of a chance getting answered here.

Does anyone wear sweet lolita to work?
I see casual ALL THE TIME so I'm asking specifically about SWEET. My work has a very casual dress code but I feel like if I turned up in an AP print they might suddenly need to re-clarify what's considered as "casual".

I've worn jsk's with cardigans over them and printed tights etc. before to work and even a tardis dress and a wonder woman print but they were all still muted colours like navy, white, brown and black. Pink, yellow, purple I worry about attracting too much attention despite being the same clothing styles.
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>>9632906
I feel like to distract from the pastel overload you would need to coord it with a more neutral color like black or brown to make it more wearable at work. All my normie coworkers were into the elaborate border prints, so if you make the top simple and put the focus on your skirt area it can work
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Recommendations for duvet covers or comforters?

I've purchased ones from Simply Shabby Chic and from Lauren Conrad and wasn't happy at all with the quality. I found pic related on Amazon and am considering going for it.
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>>9633017
Look anon, I know that Lauren Conrad is not the best brand out there but if it doesn't satisfy you I doubt that something that looks like a generic chinese import from Amazon will be any better. It looks cute but will probably disappoint you quality-wise.
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>>9633017
Unfortunately, I agree with>>9634900 re: random no name Amazon brand. I hope someone else is able to give you recs to good brands as I want similar bedding.
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>>9632602
I follow this girl on IG, and she is completely adorable

>tfw you wish you had a friend like her irl to wear lolita and eat kawaii foods and knit together with
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I guess this might be as good a place as any to ask this.

Where do you gulls usually get your embroidery inspiration, and do you know of any place for embroidery specific discussions?

I just picked up a subscription to Inspirations and I follow the Needle 'n Thread blog but I feel like I need something more.
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>>9634943
I really enjoy facebook groups. It's so interesting to see others' work, especially older ladies or those from other countries that use different techniques or styles. My current favorite is "Hardanger Embroidery."
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>>9634973
That's not a bad idea actually. I'm a bit out of touch with facebook, how does the groups there work exactly? Do I need to have friends in the group to get in, and will it be posted publicly on my page if I post things in the group?
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>>9635034
Use facebook's search function and just type in embroidery or more specific keywords (cross stitch etc) and groups and pages will pop up.

I recommend only joining closed groups, where only members can see posts, but members lists are public info (so all your cousins and coworkers may see you've joined).

Public groups are open for anyone to comment in so they get a lot of spammers. They'll also potentially show up on your feed and your friends' feeds if you post in one as they're public.

There are also secret groups but you'll probably not be invited to any without first knowing someone else in the group -- they won't even pop up on your searches.

Once you join one or two facebook will also suggest similar groups. The best thing to do is join a few and see how you like them after a week or so. It's all trial and error and every group has a different feel to it. I'd also suggest to feel free to unfollow a group (if it begins to annoy you on your main feed) without leaving the group if you're interested in it otherwise. You can then go visit it at your leisure by clicking on your groups tab without being bombarded by hobby stuff every time you visit facebook.
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>>9635086
Thank you for the advice, I'll give it a try and see how it works out.

I had a look at tumbler too but a lot of the posts there seem a bit too cancerous and edgy for me.
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>>9628010
Lately i'm taking an interest in building dollhouse. Anyone else? I just ordered pic related to decoratemy room and it's so so adorable and cozy, i can light up the lights in it at the same time i'm putting the fairylights on in my bedroom
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>>9635729
Oh I love making dollhouses! I have three already and I want more.
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>>9635729
So cute! I love miniatures. I used to collect 18" American Girl dolls and had so many fun dioramas set up for them. I want to get into the small scale stuff eventually when I make a bit more money. :)

>>9635904
I'd love to see photos if you have any handy.
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that's fucking precious. I used to be really into miniatures when I was younger. I guess I still am because I'm always enamored when I see them, especially shit like Sylvanian Families - God those are precious af. I just don't have the money to pour into another hobby. This is my favorite blog on doll houses and miniature making, courtesy of /toy/

http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php
Did anyone own the Tiny Treasures American Girl book?
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>>9631912
Same!
I draw inspiration from a lot of things. I've recently made use of my dead Pinterest account to put a bunch of lolita lifestyle inspo, things like

>shabby chic decor & house hold products
but I also have some typical kawaii and goth inspo too - idk if it's just me, but in spite of having an inner goth, a lot of examples are so...tacky, imo.

>screenshots from my favorite historical fiction films

The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, some Ghibli film scenes, Marie Antoinette, etc.

>Beatrix Potter illustrations
>French pastries
>kawaii makeup products
>wild English styled gardens
>afternoon tea ideas, recipes, and services
>countryside manors
>brand shop interiors

I'm going to have to add some vintage shoujo manga.

I really could be using my tumblr, but I'm kinda lazy about it. Idk, maybe I don't like the format for this kind of "mood board" thing I'm going for.
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>>9636429
>idk if it's just me, but in spite of having an inner goth, a lot of examples are so...tacky, imo.
It's definitely not just you. Every time I search for goth decor I'm overwhelmed by how cheap and tacky so much of it looks.
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>>9636473
Aw. I've managed to find some gorgeous Gothic inspired interior decor, but they're far and few and pic related.

I'll post them in the room inspo thread sometime.

Really bummed out that it's the Halloween season because I like looking at the decorations, but I can't be arsed to buy them. My room currently has a clean kawaii aesthetic, and I don't any more junk since I'd only be moving again.

My roommate wouldn't mind the tacky goth decor, but I'd only want to get a fake candelabra to paint it in white, mint, sax, lavender, or pink match my room.
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>>9636413
Sylvanian Families is the shit. And super cheap in Japan's Hard Off, if I manage to move there I'm buying it all.
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>>9632906
I wear Jfashion to work regularly, and prefer sweet personally.

worry less about colors and more about if the look itself makes you look immature. consider the themes of your prints, and look into cutes that are cute but still mature looking. solids or generic prints like dots or stripes are ideal.consider leaning more retro/vintage sweet for work wear as it looks like you are just stylish and into old clothes.

favor hats, headbands and small barrettes over bows, tights over socks, etc. Normie shoes are best, skirts are easier than dresses, keep tops simple and minimize ruffles, and a jacket or cardigan will help tone down and mature most outfits.

brands like ETC or even Ank Rouge and other Himekaji brands work nicely (be sure the himekaji is not too "sexy")
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>>9628019
I HAVE THIS BOOK. someone gave it to me a long time ago and I kept it around for lolita inspiration. There's a television show?? Anon, you have just made my day.
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lifestyle lolita feels

>tfw finally achieved my dream of wearing lolita every time i leave the house
>big collection of tasty teas and cute tea sets
>currently working on making doilies and tea pot covers in case i ever have company
>nearly done beautifying my home
>began knitting mittens for myself and other lolita friends to suit their style

a while ago i thought everything was ugly and sad, so now i'm forcing it to be beautiful. it's working.
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>>9636811
Sounds like a dream anon congrats! I wish I could be a lifestyle lolita too but I don't think it will happen... at least not right now.
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>>9636798
got any pics anon? Even with blurred face
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>>9636822
haha, I'm always too lazy to take pics, but I'll try to remember to take floordinates of a few outfits from this week when I get home though!
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>>9628019
I watched my fair lady this morning and it was soooooo good. Her ascot dress took my breath away.

On a similar note I have to recommend one of my fave movies to this thread, Gigi. It's even more lavish dress and interior inspiration. pic related
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>>9633017
I’ve found some cute ones from Target
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>>9636887
oh i forgot to mention, it's a weirdly wide age gap and it has some hilariously questionable songs so just be aware.
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>>9631022
you just reminded me of this company in the U.S. that will plan and build little fairytale style cottages for people.
http://storybookhomes.com/details/

I want one of these in the future but I need to make way more than I do now.
If I can't custom-build my own house, I'm certainly not settling for a fug vinyl-siding monstrosity. hoping for stone or brick tudor-style.
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>>9636887
I have such mixed feelings about Gigi. The scenes and costumes definitely make it a must see for those in this thread, but the story itself is a bit gross. It just underlines how men are pigs. I want to watch it again as I've only seen it once years ago.

>>9636931
Oh my! Nayrt, but I love some of these cottages. Thank you for sharing!
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>>9631022
Seconding!! This is so adorable and cozy. Like little dollhouses. Though I do think I would have some trouble fitting all of my wardrobe in there.
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I wear classic-sweet and listen to death metal.
Anyone also do not-so-lifestyle things?
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>>9637170
I poop
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>>9637173
Scandalous
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>>9636981
Yeah, the age gap is just so weird, even for edwardians. I think she's like 16 and he's in his 30s. But you might be thinking of honore who is an old bachelor and treats women like commodities to eventually get bored of. The main dude is more forgivable, since I think he genuinely cares about gigi. Anyway yeah weird story, beautiful visuals. It's a shame, but I do genuinely enjoy the story overlooking those things.
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>>9637170
I play / watch a lot of horror games. Particularly indie horror, but also some AAA titles like Resident Evil. That being said though, I am drawn to things that still sort of suit the lifestyle, like Pocket Mirror and Dreaming Mary. But my favorite is Corpse Party.

One of my friends and I just spoke about this the other day, and we joked that it was "gap moe" since it's basically the only thing in my life that doesn't suit my exterior look and personality.
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>>9637170
sweet and i listen almost exclusively to gangsta rap

would never admit it to anyone off anon though
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>>9637170
What makes people think it's special for lolitas to listen to metal?
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>>9638155
It's not special, it's just not really "lifestyle" for sweet classic.
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I want to get started with embroidery, but I'm honestly so lost. I've done lots of cross stitch, and basic backstitch. Where do I go next? What's a good project for a beginner?
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>>9637170
To be fair, lots of metal is lolita.
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>>9638165
https://www.needlenthread.com/videos
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>>9638198
This looks super helpful
Thanks!
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>>9638198
different gull, but thanks! I'm looking for a new hobby and this is perfect
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>>9638198
That's such a great resource.

>>9638165
I dunno. Check out Pinterest to see if anything catches your eye? Embroidery is incredibly versatile so it's hard to say. Maybe sew your name or initials with some flowers onto something?

>>9634943
I just joined another group on Facebook: Hand Embroidery Mommas group # 178888622546368 You don't actually have to be a mother to join and there's a wide range of abilities.
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>>9638165
>>9638198
This is one of the best places for help with specific stitches.

It depends on how comfortable you are with stitching. Embroidering your initials on handkerchiefs is an easy way to get started, at least if you are like me and have a bunch of handkerchiefs laying around anyways.

Then I'd suggest moving on to patterns. You can get fabrics with the pattern already printed on, either by itself or as a kit with threads and all. If you need some help figuring out which stitches you can or want to use you can just ask.

>>9638250
Thank you, I'll check it out as well. I've realized how pretty bullion roses can be and have to practice more on them some time, and I really really want to get into ribbon embroidery but that's another whole set of materials I'd need so I'll put it off for now.
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Maybe someone here will be able to help me out. I've needed decent quality flatware for over a year. What kind of stores should I be checking out? I've checked department stores, homewares stores, and discount shops, but I'm only finding low quality or poorly made flatware. Are there major big brands I should check out? I'm a bit leery of purchasing flatware online since I want a certain heft and size to the pieces.
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Does ballet count as a lifestyle hobby? I dance and also enjoy watching it too.
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>>9639878
I think it does. I got back into ballet several years ago because I found it inspiring, and also a nice form of exercise for lifestylers.
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>>9639878
It does to me. I did as a child and had to stop because of health issues, so I romanticize it a lot.
I can't dance but I play Tchaikovsky pieces on the piano to reminisce about ballet.
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What would you recommend for a lolita looking for a complete change of career? I've been an artist/seamstress forever but didn't end up taking it in college or uni because I couldn't see a career of it (...and my parents didn't approve.) Now im working as a cook in a restaurant and it's not terrible but I really want to try something else. I'm interested in going to college but I want a career that suits my lolita lifestyle. I so so badly miss being able to wear the clothes I love every day!

>Might be good to mention that I'm really bad at math

>I'm good hands on & good with customer service (have experience with manly skills like woodworking, electrical wiring etc)

>...sorry for blogpost! I'd love to know what you do for a living, do you wear lolita to work?
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>>9642068
Not an answer but I have another question relating to this! Currently at uni, I'm studying towards a computer science degree (I want to be a developer in future). I'm scared about revealing my true kawaii nature to everyone because I want people to take me seriously as a developer. Should I jusy go for it, or do you guys think the environment is too harsh for me to be ~kawaii~ and still be taken seriously?
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>>9642075
You're a woman, you're going to have to fight tooth and nail to be taken seriously anyway, might as well wear your frills
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>>9642084
This. I've found you'll probably have a better time if you are confident and wear what you want in male dominated environments. It forces people to think about you as an individual, not as the ~girl~, even if what you're wearing is hyper feminine. Now go kick ass.
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>>9628023
I feel like it's good to have soups and sandwiches at teas, here's my favorite soup recipe!

1 can of tomato soup, one can of vegetable soup, one pound bag of frozen veggies, bay leaf, and seasonings depending on your taste. Throw it all in a crockpot and let it stew and you have a delicious, inexpensive soup for teas.
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>>9631110
>>9631144

Check with your local historic district. Often they cut deals to people willing to renovate older houses and will give you a historic home super cheap. Only thing is you have to be ON IT with the renovations. Like in my city there's a time limit, like you have to have x amount of work done by y time. But the historic districts are desperate for people to buy/update these houses because they don't want them torn down.
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Does anyone know where I can find a cute tent/camping supplies? All the cute ones I find are for children.
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>>9642068
As long as you move into a career that's not too physically demanding and where the work is climate controlled I think you'll be okay. You're making a plan and that's half the battle. You've got this, anon.

>>9642209
Oh, interesting idea! Thanks for the tip!
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>>9631847
By savory, I meant savory food for a tea party, not savory tea. Thanks though!
>>9632602
Nice! Thanks for sharing anon.
>>9634943
>>9638165
As the dedicated pinterest anon, I can confirm that pinterest has tons have patterns, tutorials, and inspo for embroidery. I have a dedicated board for all my embroidery stuff.
>>9636808
Yay! I'm glad someone else also appreciates that book.
>>9636887
Her ascot dress is 100% my favorite one in the film especially because of the hat, but I also like her fluttery pink one that she wears near the end of the movie. So happy you liked it anon!
>>9637170
I smoke weed. Not ever in my brand obviously lol
>>9639878
I totally think ballet counts as a lifestyle hobby
>>9642068
I work at a college in their IT department and our dress code is pretty lax so I wear lolita often. Getting into IT shouldn't require a full degree either, so it'll be a quick career change.
>>9642199
Awesome recipe, thanks anon!
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>>9637170
I don't think it's terribly rare for a lolita to listen to metal. My favorite genres are black metal and nerd rap.
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>>9642209
I was thinking about your comment today and drove around the older parts of the city and literally saw six shotgun houses slated for demolition. It made me so sad! One had been almost burned to the ground... ugh.

On the flip side, I also saw a few streets with still rough but not yet demo worthy shotguns that are adjacent to nicer streets-- they may be contenders.
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>>9639777
Is it difficult to hand-embroider something that's worn or used regularly and keep it looking good? I've asked my local handicrafts store for help on embroidering clothing pieces in a durable way but they said I'll either end up with a tangle of ugly knots on the wrong side and something I can't wash, or I should do machine embroidery instead. That can't be true, right?
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>>9643072
I've only ever done decorative embroidery so I'm also looking forward to others' replies, but honestly if the shopkeepers were saying you'd have ugly knots I have to wonder how skilled they are. There shouldn't ever be tangles of ugly knots on the wrong side of your work. I'm leaning towards thinking hand embroidery done well would be perfectly fine for clothes-- it's what people used for centuries before sewing and embroidery machines! Also, consider handkerchiefs: there is no way that people weren't regularly washimg those.

I just now remembered that I grew up using hand embroidered pillow cases sewn long before I was born. They were washed weekly and the only reason I stopped using them after years of use was because I was tired of them! They were worn, but the embroidery still looked great-- it was only that these were 15+ year old pillow cases that saw a lot of use.
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>>9643086
Yeah I was thinking they had to be wrong because embroidery has existed for millennia, way before there were embroidery machines. The back of my work tends to look a little messy colour-wise but I rarely have knots or tangles. It's not durable enough to survive multiple washings, though, so I'm looking for ways to improve that.
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Does anyone have recommendations for cute headphones that are also decent quality? I wear sweet and have been wanting a pair of headphones for years for when I go out. I really like Swimmer's headphones and if they're good enough I'd like to get a pair before they close, but I don't know if the quality makes them worth buying.
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>>9642302
For perspective my brother got his old house on one of these deals. He only paid 30 k USD and two years later it looks great.
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>>9643104
If you've had any experience with good headphones or you're remotely an audiophile, no, they're pretty mediocre. On the other hand, if you just care that they work and you look cute, they're fine.

Skip the earbuds and stick to the headphones, I got a faulty pair of earbuds from them recently.
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>>9643114
Not really an audiophile but I was looking for something at least slightly better than mediocre. As cute as they are I figured they likely weren't going to be the best anyway. Thanks anon, I'll probably end up just finding a decent pair of pink headphones elsewhere if that's possible.
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>>9643119
Sony makes a pair: https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Dynamic-Foldable-Headphones-MDR-ZX110-P/dp/B00HZD3UXY/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1506633516&sr=8-3&keywords=sony+pink

I'd probably look into figuring out if it's possible to put a cover or something over a good pair of earphones, most of the non-standard colored earphones tend to trash quality or for kids.
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>>9643104
You could get white Beats, or get any pair of headphones that you wanted, and commission someone to decoden them
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>>9642209
Omigosh, anon, I'm the one who keeps commenting to this comment, but omigosh!!! I just have to say thank you so much! My local historic preservation society only has commercial lots for sale right now, but more interesting to me, they offer 1-2% loans for up to 15K on facade improvements or up to 100K on rehab improvements. This is so exciting! I probably wouldn't qualify for the rehab loan since I would want to modernise the interior, but I love the architectural details of these homes on the outside and that facade loan could really help me spruce up a fixer-upper. They also have a bunch of resources on various grants for repairs and improvements and I am just excited to check out this new avenue that may help me get into my dream home that much faster! I never would've thought to check them out if not for you! Thank you!
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Not really a lifestyler yet (since poor af student) but I recently picked up making bobbin lace. I'd like to have a bobbin pillow to make continuous lace, right now I'm just using a corkboard and make small pieces. One of my stupid dreams is to make a lace umberella even if it would take me months to complete.
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>>9643897
Haha you're welcome. My dream is to get a historic fixer upper myself and pastel it up. (husbando hates the idea)
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>>9643072
It's not difficult at all and if you use good thread and proper stitching it can be more durable than the ground fabric you are working on.

The only time where you will see any crap on the backside is if it's a lazy stitcher who carries threads all over the place instead of ending and starting a new thread, or someone who doesn't know how to end a thread properly. It can also turn out a bit messy if you're doing needle painting/silk shading.

For reference you can see my picture with the backsides of one hanky that's had a lot of snot on it and been washed thoroughly over and over, two dishcloths I got from my grandmother that are quite old and a test patch for thread painting.

Just take a bit of care of the backside and it's perfectly usable for clothes.
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>>9644032
Ooh, a handmade lace parasol would be so cute. Is it difficult to make lace? I've never seen it being made but it looks complicated with so many moving parts.
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>>9644172
It's not hard, you just have to keep the bobbins in order. Most of the time it's really systematic right-to-left and left-to-right movement. Of course when there's more bobbins involved more mistakes are made.
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My neighbor let me cut some lavender from her garden and I'm so excited to give baking with lavender a go.

I want to bake a Lavender-Lemon-Earl Grey Tea cake, and I'm pretty nervous because I'm a novice when it comes to baking with dried/fresh flowers (It's so hard to find organically grown flowers to use in cooking) and I've got a week to get it right in time for a meetup. Wish me luck, gulls. I'll try to update with my results /ck/ style.
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>>9647002
Ooh exciting! I've always wanted to try this. If you have a good recipe, please post it
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>>9644167
Where does one go to learn how to embroider? It seems like such a useful skill.
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>>9647053
This link was posted further up in the thread, but www.needlenthread.com/videos
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>>9647002
Oh, good luck! That sounds like a fun baking challenge.
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>>9647019

Thanks! So far I'm drying the lavender. I'll gather some missing ingredients once I've picked out a recipe. There are too many of them on the internet and some are more complicated than necessary.

I wanted to tie it up in a pretty ribbon, but I don't have any, and this mesh bag was more practical. I think I'll use leftovers for a scent sachet...

(Btw I'm mobile so photo might blow up)
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>>9647423
Lavender sachets are heavenly. I want to get more of them, but I can't find any that are reasonably-priced locally.
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Any shop reccomendations for cute kitchenware?
I prefer Japan/Taobao/Aliexpress.

If anyone has reccomendations of cute bedwear and carpets I’d be grateful as well. I search Aliexpress a lot but “cute” is not a good enough keyword to weed out normie stuff.
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>>9647002
I've baked this. I've also made delicious earl grey tea cookies. My boss owns a lavender farm, so I get access to lots of dried lavender.

I'm a literal mori girl. I didn't want to mention it in the lolita lifestyle thread, but I also dress oldschool and really want to wear my sailor coord on our sailboat or down in the fishing village.
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>>9647607
I recently got some nightgowns from a vintage store so I'd hit up any in your area to see if they have cute bed wear. If you forgo that option, I'd try and search "vintage nightgown" on aliexpress. You'll get more listings that have bed wear like pic related.
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>>9647916
naisu. I think there can be some crossover, especially for classic and country lolitas.

I'm having a hard time picking out a recipe. Where are so many online recipes that start out with a gd blog?!

>aintnobodygottimefodat.gif

Kind of upset that I can't find what I had in mind, so I'm going to try to combine a few reliable recipes and hope for the best. I also have spoopy cupcake liners and I have to travel for a meetup, so I'll make those instead of a whole cake.

>lemon & lavender cupcakes w/vanilla cream cheese frosting

Honestly I'm debating on whether or not I should use Earl Grey Tea or not. I don't know if it'll be over kill and I dislike Earl Grey enough to not want a bunch of unused tea bags. I do, however, love the smell of oranges and lavender together. Maybe I'll just use my mandarin peels for a sachet.
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>>9647607
You probably hear it a dozen times but please be careful of your kitchen wares from China. Anything metal or microwaveable, and anything painted, could possibly pose a risk- the odds aren't too against you but avoid especially things like pots and pans, which are heated and may be questionable material without a solid confirmation.

Anyway, I always look for "kawaii" home goods like cups and then pick stores that match the idea I have. They usually have tonnes of shit. In the West, antique consolidation and flea markets are really good for reasonable prices compared to antique stores. Additionally, brand Lolita often puts out kitchen ware and you can order it direct or via LM
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Hey gulls! I've decided to add the Earl Grey (milk) tea in the recipe and it worked out great.

Thanks for waiting patiently for the results.

The recipe is based on Diana Henry's Lavender Lemon cake.
It should yield 12 servings; I made 19 cupcakes (or muffins if you want without frosting - which honestly tastes better imho).
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>>9649975
Seconding the vintage store, and don't forget church tag/rummage sales. I got a lovely vintage Dior nightgown from a local church sale.
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I lied, it serves 8 as a cake. Whatever.

(Cup) cake ingredients:

>1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
>3/4 tsp of edible dried lavender
>1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
>1/2 tsp baking powder
>1/2 teaspoon baking soda
>1/4 teaspoon salt
>2 large eggs, lightly beaten
>1 cup of milk
>1/2 cup of unsalted butter, melted

>Finely grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon + 1 tablespoon lemon juice

If you're extra
>Confectioners' sugar, to dust
>Sprigs of fresh lavender, to serve (optional)

For frosting
>3 cups of powdered sugar
>8 oz (1 package) of cream cheese
>1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temp/softened

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit


Sorry for the lame measurements Europoors. I am a lazy Murilard with a broken digital scale. I'm also copy pasting some stuff to save time.
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2) Put lavender & then granulated sugar in food processor. Blend til lavender is fine & sugar is pungent

I was an idiot and put the lavender second. Had to do some stirring and fishing out bigger chunks.

DO NOT PUT MORE THAN RECOMMENDED. Lavender is a very strong herb.
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3) Sift flour and then add rest of dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Stir til uniform.


lmao. My camera didn't save the next step. Here's the apron I wore while I made this instead. It fits a lolita coord pretty well, but I hate how long and wide the skirt is. I think it was meant for an actual square dancing petticoat.

Any of you have a cute apron to wear in the kitchen?
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4) Heat milk til near boil. Steep tea for 2 -5 mins.

I heated it up for 2 mins. You know your microwave settings better than me.

I recommend not being a dummy and doing this ahead of time and letting it cool after steeping because putting the milk in while it's hot will "cook" the dry ingredients.

5) Add wet ingredients. Stir & fold until ribbon-like consistency. It will look very liquid-y and that's ok. Do not over-mix.
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>>9653670
thanks so much for the recipe! I'm going to be keeping a close eye on this until you're finished.

I've always sewn my own aprons with basic patterns and then modified the skirts as needed. Pretty straight-forward and you get the exact result you're looking for.

I hope this isn't asking too much, but I was wondering if you had any pie recipes too? I've got a killer one for a dutch apple pie but it isn't delicate enough for a tea party (IMO)
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Aw damn. I either didn't take a picture of how the ingredients looked together or it was too ugly to do so. I don't remember. I was up really late to get this done for my meetup today. ugh.

I think I had some Mac Demarco & MoTown hits playing when I made this. My pandora is weird.

Anyone listen to music while they're cooking/baking?

I normally have Alex,French Guy Cooking in the background because it sounds like I have a friend with me.
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>>9653686
I usually listen to absolutely ludicrous goth rock, metal, classical or metal. I like my cooking or baking to be as dramatic and motivating as possible.
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>>9653681
Ooh, I haven't made a pie in a while. I've got some stuff I've saved on Pinterest that you might be interested in, but I haven't messed with it yet. Too broke and health conscious for baked goods.
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6) Insert muffin/cupcake liner and fill 3/4 way. Poke out any air bubbles with a toothpick

>>9653687
Haha, I get it. I'm normally a chillwave gull, but I have played Death Grips when making breakfast & sewing before. It's kinda cathartic.
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>>9653688
I'm very interested if you'd like to share! I also have my favorite recipe if any of you gulls are interested.

Hope your stuff was deleted intentionally, those thumbnails looked really great...
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holy shit, sorry about the massive photo, if anyone saw it.


7) Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown. Use toothpick to check if bully baked. When ready, set aside to cool.

Phase Two/optional: Frosting

I personally prefer it without frosting since I'm not a sweet tooth, and it makes for a nice quick breakfast.
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>>9647916
You should post some inspo in the next mori thread, whenever that gets made. Your life sounds very good for inspo.
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I forgot to mention that this recipe would go great with poppy seeds.

>Betty Crocker's Buttercream frosting

>3 cups powdered sugar
>1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
>1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Or vanilla beans if you're rich

>1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Tfw you gain 10 pounds reading that

>>9653704
I fixed it. Yes, please share!
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>>9647916
>i'm a literal mori girl
lmao atrueelsewhere please
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1) Invest in a good quality (hand) mixer & use a proper piping bag & tip

2) Otherwise, you will waste time cleaning off shitty equipment & smoothing down white poop emojis on your cupcakes.

Otherwise, if you are broke/stingy, you can cut a small corner of a plastic bag and spoon the frosting inside with the help of a cup to keep it in place.
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Wa-la.
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>>9653722
cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute
where did you get those bats and skulls?
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>>9653722
Nice. I think I'm going to try this out next weekend.
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>>9653711

Final step: Taste test the ugliest/smallest one.

It should have a semi-sweet & delicate taste of bergamot & lemon. I've found that the lavender notes come after. If you want it more moist, use a half cup of greek or plain yogurt and a half a cup of earl grey tea milk.


Be sure you're using culinary grade lavender when you're making this. From what I heard, cosmetic grade does make the baked goods taste soapy. Picking and drying organically grown lavender is best/easiest imo.

>>9653711
Man, I love the aesthetics of a mori-girl, but imo, the lifestyle is nothing more than the romantic fantasy of a young Tokyoite who've never gone hiking or camping before.

I guess you can invest in earthy toned pants and boots. I haven't come across anything cute & practical/durable.
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>>9653723
Dolla Tree. They make shitty wearable rings. I have too many of them in the bag, so I've dropped them in the candy cauldron to pass to kids on Halloween.

>>9653724
Thanks. Good luck!
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>sitting in a crib and wearing diapers

very good lifestyle you got there age players
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>>9653688
Fucking A, I just realized that the picture was intentionally blurred for the bitten pie in the forefront.

>fuckingbloggersIswear

>>9653704
Here's another. I am interested in trying it, but don't have the equipment or patience to thinly slice apples.

>someday...
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>>9653710
>>9653737
Alright my friends.
https://pastebin.com/7aC2M3Qc
The key tips I have for are as follows:
>wear a very full apron, as flour gets messy
>slice apples into 4ths, and then again into 4th, for ideally sized apples slices
>DRAIN THOSE FUCKING APPLES
>paper thin apples will burn and thick apples will be mushy- you want apples about 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick, leaning towards 1/4
>KEEP YOUR BUTTER AND UTENSILS AS COLD AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE
>do not over-agitate the dough
>pic attached for the perfect lattice crust folding technique
>be sure to have cold hands and handle the crust as little as possible
>once it's all assembled, keep your oven light on, make sure it doesn't get too brown but DO NOT open the oven
>monitor, seriously, oven times and cooking temperatures vary
>your first pie may be a flop, 350-375F is the recommended temperature but shit varies so don't be upset if it's under or overcooked- just try again

>if it comes out perfect, serve that shit with some vanilla ice cream and enjoy
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>>9653744
Oh no, the pastebin is removed
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>>9653762
https://pastebin.com/WCSkWcie
Just for you anon
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>>9636413
>Did anyone own the Tiny Treasures American Girl book?
My family was big into American Girl stuff and I know exactly what you're talking about
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>>9653722
Voilà anon, pls.
>unless this is a /ck/ maymay I'm not aware of

Anyway thanks for this, I'm going to try it out ASAP!
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>>9655273
Nwyart but yes, wa-la is a /ck/ meme.
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>>9655283
I should've known, it sounds like a /ck/ thing.
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>>9655322
I think it's originally from twitter actually
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>>9644032
I just found out my mother has stoved away two bobbin pillows from my great grandmother. I'm tempted to have one of them sent to me so I can try it out some time but I have no idea if I'll even have time and energy to bother learning to use them.
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Pinterest anon here! Did a bit of antiquing and got some vintage laces. Wanted to share and also to ask if any of you had tutorials or ideas on how to use them? I'm thinking of finding some loliable blouses and cardigans from the thrift store and adding lace but I'm not sure where to start.
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Dammit. I want to make clotted cream and cranberry-orange scones this weekend, and I can only find ultra-pasteurized heavy cream which won't work so well in the slow cooker.

I'm disappointed to find out that Whole Foods stopped carrying them a few years ago. I used to find bottled raw milk there. I can't be arsed to spend $6 on 6 oz of Devon cream.
I was hoping to use the buttermilk part in the future for pancakes. Ugh, I wish I didn't live in a flyover state.

I might share pics of my scones. Gonna have to make them since I have an old can of cranberry sauce & oranges were almost $5, holyshit

>fuckingclimatechangedeniers

>>9658132
Naisu. Maybe make some pillows, table mats, or table runners? How many yards did you get?
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>>9655422
>>9655273
Yeah, je sais qu'il est voilà

>>9655283
Yes it is. It's kind of our way of telling who frequents the board.

>>9655422
Dude it's still a thing on twitter.

>likewhytho.jpg

/polite sage for not consolidating into one post
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>>9658430
I have more and less depending on the type but it's generally a yard or two of the wider stuff and like maybe half a yard for the really thin lace trim. I'm really at a loss mostly about what to do with the one in the bottom right corner. It's so wide and has that tulle section in the middle. I've never seen lace like that before.
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>>9631912
>tfw it's 50's to 70's sci-fi
I-i love space prints i guess
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>>9658744
The bottom right corner would be cool for making collars with.

Like here
>>9628029
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Are there any lifestyle-ish podcasts you gulls recommend? Perhaps ones about history, tea, baking, etc. I've listened to a few episodes of the History Chicks and I like it quite a bit
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>>9628762
>recently started collecting teacups
>have 11 sets
>’wow I have so many!’
>see this

I
NEED
MORE
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Something that really makes me feel absorbed as a lifestyle is making my own nightgowns. I guess it’s more like a blend of lolita and historic, but I just get this warm fuzzy feeling when I’m sewing nice, comfy clothes c:
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>>9658935
Where do you get the patterns? What materials do you use? Is it a difficult project? I'd love to make one, but I'm not very experienced with sewing - I've only ever made one dress before, and that was a few years ago, but now I have more free time again so I want to try it.
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>>9658951
I’m gonna be real with you:
I’m not a professional, basically I just find a design I like and wing it with a pattern, I know McCall and Simplicity both have costume patterns for historical nightgowns, though.
I like using linen fabrics or even old bedsheets with pretty floral designs so it’s extra comfy. I get a lot of joy from thrifting antique shops/consignment shops and finding ‘vintage’ fabric to use.
Pattern making is actually a lot easier than people make it out to be, and once you get past the learning curve being able to make whatever the fuck you want is like a superpower. Advice for that: just use wrapping paper from the dollar store, they usually have brown paper bag paper and that’s cheap as hell and easy to get. Also, to get started with pattern making just start drafting, practice by duplicating a simple piece in your wardrobe and go from there. Annika Victoria has a great little video about replicating a dress she owns that helped me get started, also highly HIGHLY recommend Professor Pincushion for any ‘how do I do this?’ questions.
>honestly I figured out how to do most sewing stuff from YouTube lmao
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>>9658919
Aw. I wish I hadn't uninstall my Podbean app now. I know that NPR has a tea Tuesdays for reading. I've got some YouTube channels that I like:

>English Heritage
Victorian era baking recipes with reenactor

>Mei Leaf
YT channel for the Mei Leaf tea shop in London

>Priorattire
Reenactor shows steps to getting dressed in Western historical garb
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Where do you gulls get handkerchiefs and hair ribbons?
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>>9662695
I get most of my hankies from antique stores, they're usually pretty cheap. You can also find TONS on Etsy. As far as hair ribbons, you can make your own really easy. Just get some nice ribbon from the craft store and google hair ribbon tutorial.
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>>9650674
>>9653709

I'll go out on a limb and just drop the insta. https://www.instagram.com/edante_chan/

thanks for the recipe anon!! looks yummy.

I also get vintage doilies at church rummage sales and thrift shops and sew them onto thrifted cardis for collars
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>>9663126
>mori girl lifestyle
>no pics of being in a forest, no mori outfit pics, and most of the pics are just normie stuff

nice RP, you just live in a small town like a bunch of other people
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>>9663138
>no pics of being in a forest, no mori outfit pics
Nayrt, and not entirely on topic, but there are so many nice patches of woods in my area and I'm always sad that I don't have a mori friend to do a forest photoshoot with. I think the right atmosphere can elevate even a below average coord to a very nice look, and can make a good outfit look phenomenal.
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>>9663126
I wish that your insta was more cohesive to the theme you stated you had. It really is just a normie insta. very disappointing.
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Does anyone have any blog or youtuber recommendations? Doesn't have to be lolita specifically.

My recommendation is the youtuber SweetEmelyne's. She does vintage hauls and "living like a 1950's housewife" videos, which is how I found her. It's definitely more of a "fun" youtuber rather than informative, but I am entertained by her videos nonetheless.
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>>9642068
what about millinery, florist, cake decorator?
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I've recently become addicted to loose teas, does anyone have a recommendation for a loliable infuser i could try?




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