This Christmas was the first year I've ever received so many lolita related presents! My Mum and my good friend, Alex, both gave me thoughtful and lovely presents. I am so touched by their gestures and excited to wear all my new items. Let me share with you what I got!
Originally I had really wanted the Sweet Fawn coat by Baby, the Stars Shine bright, but upon further inspection it wasn't perfect (I wish it didn't have that stripe right across the breast) and was completely out of my price range. Having mentioned to my Mum that I liked the way it looked she took it upon herself to get me something similar.
We had both agreed that the BTSSB coat was too light, so I was delighted with the HMHM coat's camel colour. We altered it slightly, changing the buttons from double to single breasted. The sleeves and collar are removable, and to add the final touch Mum also ordered me a Bathina fawn collar.
I love the final product, it brings together all the elements I loved from the BTSSB coat at a fraction of the price, plus it was custom sized! Another thing I love about the collar is that I can wear it with regular outfits too, it's so darling!
My next gift was the blended Choco-Latte wig from Gothic and Lolita Wigs. I haven't trimmed the fringe yet but I can't wait to do so, I really want to wear it! Upon opening it I squealed and carefully removed it from it's packaging to inspect. The wig is very thick and is an even more beautiful colour in real life, the photo does not do it justice. It is my first wig to have the cute double ponytails that are beginning to become a signature lolita hair style. I am really looking forward to wearing it!
I was surprised when I opened present after present to reveal 11 pairs of Secret Shop socks! Many would groan at getting socks for Christmas, but not lolitas! To be honest my collection of lolita socks was pitiful, I've had the same 3 pairs for years and they were beginning to look a bit tired. Luckily I'll never have that problem again thanks to my Mum! I love all of the socks, but I especially adore the tea set socks (which I have in 4 colours now).
My dear friend, Alex, also gave me a pair of socks. They are by Innocent World, I love the brand but for whatever reason I don't own anything by them, I'm so happy that my first IW item can be from someone I care about so much. She thoughtfully chose a pair with strawberries and ribbons to match my Chained Berry Memoir jumperskirt my Dad bought for me in Paris last summer. So cute!
Alex also bought me this cute Swimmer watch. I actually didn't own a watch prior to receiving this one so it's both a practical and decorative! The poodle on it is really sweet and I love the heart design on the strap too. I've had my eye on Swimmer stuff recently so it was a lovely surprise.
The last gift I got from Alex was so touching, it was an Angelic Pretty booklet frame. She added a photo of both of us from the first day we met two year ago and also hand drew a picture of me. When I get home I'm going to place on my window so that I can see it every morning.
Overall my lolita gift haul was way more than I expected! I'm so thankful for everything I received, but most of all I'm glad to have such a caring Mum and kind friend.