April and May had been extremely stressful months due to responsibilities at work and this was a perfect excuse for me to indulge in some expensive shopping.
On to the spoils!
First, the Lace Design Skirt from Moi meme Moitie! I’ve liked this ever since I saw Mana modelling the OP in one of the Gothic & Lolita Bibles. However, I’m not fond of full shirring and shirred short sleeves, so I’m glad there’s the skirt! I’ve always thought it was embroidery but turned out that the lace pattern is printed instead. I’m not particularly disappointed because it looks lovely and intricate as it is. Plus, embroidery probably would have meant that it would cost much more!
Next, the Amour d’Amants JSK from Juliette et Justine! Okay, I admit that there are quite a few things that I regret not getting when I had the chance but this has to be one of those that really gnawed at me as time passed (others would be AATP Midsummer Night’s Dream in black, and my dream dress, the BTSSB Koitsukihime Stained Glass JSK in black!). When a dear friend alerted me to the re-release, I placed an order without hesitation.
It’s not so much the print that I like but the latin text and what the painting portrays. A quick summary of the explanation on the JetJ website is that the young man confesses his love to the beautiful princess but she dares not accept in fear that her previous lover who has passed away may not be happy. The latin text goes as,”Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis” which means that time passes and we all change as time passes us by.
Moreover, I’m really partial to JSKs with a solid color bodice and an elaborate print at the bottom. ;) So classy! A random coordinate that I put together:
I need more flowers on my head. /shot