Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Berkshire Christmas Lolita Meet/ International Lolita Day

On Saturday there was a meetup held in Reading to celebrate International Lolita Day, winter edition!

We checked out a craft fair and it turned out to be pretty naff, and anything even vaguely cute was seriously overpriced, unfortunately. We had our pictures taken by people, before carrying on with the meet.

We did a big secret Santa and exchanged gifts with one another. I was delighted by the enthusiasm everyone showed, even though many of us had never met each other before! I was pretty nervous as everyone congregated at the train station, but I needn't have worried. I ended up getting a big bag of gifts, such as a candle, bath bomb, cute hair accessory, and chocolates! My excitement in the above photo is genuine!

I was also delighted to see that my gift recipient really enjoyed her present! I handmade her a felt badge with her name embroidered on it, a hair bow, and a pair of felt earrings.

Everyone looked amazing that day! This is everyone looking really civilised-- not long after this we took silly photos and Luna and I got very carried away as we're used to being ridiculous at Oxford meets!

After taking group photos in Forbury Gardens, we headed to a restaurant called Tampopo, which serves various Asian style cuisine. I decided to go for a Singapore noodle dish. It was super yummy! I was also given freshly squeezed orange juice-- so fresh that I think it was the best glass of orange juice I've ever had!


Things began to wind down as people had to get back home. I stayed in town with a few lolis for just a little while longer, to buy gifts for the Oxfordshire lolita meet secret Santa coming up on Sunday, and just to have a look around Primark. I ended up getting myself a couple new pairs of tights, in white and a soft beige-y pink, and also some cute black glitter ankle socks with a lace trim.

As you can see, my coordinate for the day was pretty boring, actually. I had no idea what to wear and was feeling particularly uninspired so I threw on my new black skirt from Rabbit Heart, and coordinated it with various other black and pink items. Perhaps I should have gone for pink shoes instead. Oh well!

I had a really amazing day and it was so great to meet some new people, and catch up with old ones. Plus it made a nice change being somewhere close to home, and not having to faff around thinking about catching trains.

I hope the meetup on Sunday will be just as lovely and festive!

2 comments:

  1. You look very adorable! those tights are so lovely

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    1. Thank you, Alpi! I barely wear those tights in an attempt to preserve them for as long as possible, haha!

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