Hello everyone! I have so much to catch up with you guys. July was a Lolita-filled month and I can't believe it's almost September! Soon I'll post about the recent Hogwarts meeting and others.
Someone in my comm suggested a Ghibli themed meet, unfortunately we didn't feel we should join the other girls this time and decided to have a get together in my house. The comm's meet-up is yet to happen and since we really LOVE Studio Ghibli we threw something of our own.
I was really excited for Hana and Layla to come visit again, last time they were here I had almost no furniture and everything was a mess, my boyfriend and I still have to buy many things for the house but in the last few weeks we've been really committed to this place and even though we don't have everything we need or want yet it's already looking like a home! Once we are done furnishing the apartment I'll give you guys a complete tour.
The girls came here last Sunday, it was a rainy and cold day, it's Winter here.
I'm obsessed with Studio Ghibli, it's a shame I never got to carry on with my Japan posts, I really wanted to tell everything that happened when I went to Mitaka, it was possibly one of the happiest days of my life. Although I love Ghibli, it's not a 100% my aesthetic so I don't have as much merch as, say, Sanrio for example, also, my house is very pastel. However I managed to incorporate the theme into my decor for the day and I lived for it, I got almost everything Ghibli I had and was very pleased with the results.
We still don't have a dining table, curtains, etc. Layla let me borrow some DVDs from her collection, which is almost complete.
She also brought those tiny brooms which are so cute and can also be used in a Hogwarts or Halloween meet. I put some gummy eggs in a jar because I feel Miyazaki would approve, based on how much their characters seem to like eggs.
Most of my merch is Jiji's since Kiki's Delivery Service is my favorite Ghibli movie.
I incorporated Ghibli elements without ditching the things that are part of my everyday decor, Layla suggested we gave a little broom to each one of my Sonny Angels.
And even the museum's gift shop bag was used. This framed Totoro is from my old bedroom, who remembers?
Layla brought the same candy tin that they featured on Grave of the Fireflies.
I packed some candy using my Jiji's washi tape set.
More witchy Sonny Angels.
After we finished setting everything up Hana arrived bringing the konpeito!
Now onto our outfits, I went with a Kiki inspired coord. Misty Sky is too hot for me, it's fully lined with polyester, so it was a good opportunity for me to wear it since Spring is just around the corner.
My feet are strangely big on the picture but I promise my shoe size is perfectly average for my height haha. Speaking of height: needless to say Misty Sky is super short on me but I think the navy tights made it work, sort of. My shoes are Cotton Candy Feet, bag is MILK, head-bow Chocomint and tights are off-brand. I was wearing my Jiji pin from the Ghibli Museum, a Kiki pin and red glitter bangle.
Same pin I wore with Lady Gingham early this year, one of my favorite accessories I have.
The fact that the Jiji pin had gold accents bothered me but I decided to wear it anyways.
I really rushed my make-up on the day so it wasn't super on point but overall I'm quite happy with my outfit.
Layla was inspired by My Neighbor Totoro's character Mei with a gorgeous dress from Leur Getter that is a similar shade of pink as Mei's and a straw hat.
And Hana wore her Pool of Tears OP by Imai Kira inspired by the movie Ponyo.
And here's a picture of our shoes and bags together, not that I needed one since I was in my own house. Hana sacrificed her Chelsea ribbons on the rain ;-;
We didn't prepare as much food as last time (Christmas) because the table we were using is quite small.
I was in charge of the egg salad sandwiches (the three of us love egg salad) which I made flower shaped. Layla brought oniguiris and Japanese sponge cake. Hana brought konpeito, as well as other Japanese candies and made matcha latte drinks with marshmellows.
The drinks were delicious and looked really cute.
We spend the afternoon looking at Layla's embroidery book, planing things and talking about Rupaul's Drag Race, I had a great time.
A couple of pictures from Hana's perspective that I loved.
Thank you for reading ♡