Countryside Flower in the Cotswolds

Gosh, I love himekaji. I was actually thankful that it wasn’t as sunny as it had been because then I was able to wear my new Liz Lisa jumpsuit for my birthday (which I actually bought secondhand – but still “new” in my eyes). I had no idea where my hubby was taking me but he did hint that my jumpsuit would be perfect for it, and it was! We spent the whole day in the sunshine (and some rain) strolling through the countryside and eating afternoon tea in beautiful English manors, and I felt like such a princess. I was definitely treated like one in any case!

Summery himekaji Liz Lisa coord via hellolizziebee
Himekaji gyaru, Snowshill manor and gardens via hellolizziebee
Snowshill Manor + Gardens
Strolling through the Cotswolds via hellolizziebee
A picturesque street in the Cotswolds
Buckland Manor
Buckland Manor

Jacket + Bag: Primark / Jumpsuit: Liz Lisa (secondhand via Emilie’s Sales on FB) / Hat: Have no idea, probs from a holiday somewhere / Accessories: eBay / Shoes: Sweet Soul Shop

Where did we go? We first stopped off at Snowshill Manor and Gardens, which is part of the National Trust. We bought membership passes earlier on in the year as we realised that we went to National Trusts’ quite often (*cough* forafternoontea *cough*). It was the most beautiful manor house I’ve seen in the while, and was formed of many houses put together which was extremely cute! I have to admit that I preferred the gardens outside than the walls inside. After that we went over to Buckland Manor for afternoon tea which was lovely as it felt as if we were just sitting in a cosy living room as we overlooked the garden. It was extremely cosy, but we had a bit of a blip as a wasp somehow managed to find it’s way up my trouser leg. Luckily I have lining underneath the jumpsuit so it wasn’t directly onto my skin!

Aside from that, what I wanted to talk briefly about today is himekaji. What makes me sad about it is that it’s not that popular in the gaijin gyaru world anymore, and this drives me to do it more often! It’s as if I’m paying homage to the younger me as himekaji (and himegyaru) were the first styles that I fell in love with. Liz Lisa is still a very popular brand, true, and even though they’re not gyaru anymore I’m going to wear them in a gyaru way by putting on dramatic gal makeup! (I discussed this in more detail in another blog post which has been one of my all-time favourites to write).

Himekaji gyaru in Buckland Manor, England, via hellolizziebee

I also tried a new hairstyle for this special day – do you like it? I admit that it isn’t perfect but it was the perfect solution for me as it didn’t actually take that long to do. My only wish is that I had more daisies in my hair!

Anyway, I really hope you liked this short and sweet post. It was really nice to not feel pressured to write paragraphs and to just talk about my day and what’s been on my mind lately!

Until next time.

Lizzie xx

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  • Viviane
    September 1, 2019

    Very nice post and the haircut is on point and also the outfit is cute, interesting post thank you

  • Sophie Wentworth
    September 1, 2019

    Your outfit is super cute, I love how you style things to make them your own. This place looks absolutely beautiful! And I really hope your National Trust passes have provided you with some good afternoon tea ?


  • Jordanne | Ofaglasgowgirl
    September 1, 2019

    I am loving your outfit! It’s very pretty and you look beautiful, the new hairstyle definitely suits you. It sounds like you had a great time. My gran is a member of the national trust with one of her friends and they love it.

    Jordanne ||

  • Lana
    September 2, 2019

    What a lovely princess you are! And your hubby was right, the jumpsuit definitely fits this beautiful village well! ❤

  • SundayDahlias
    September 2, 2019

    You look so cute! Your hair is absolutely adorable!

  • ×t s u k i.-
    September 5, 2019

    I too miss himekaji a lot! Now that I’ve lost weight I could try to style some LL… This post and Mayu’s coords at Jubilee made me crave it cuz you both are so damn cute in it!!! ♡♡

  • Jull
    September 11, 2019

    I’m loving the hairstyle, I might try something similar sometime~But I agree with the Himekaji thing, it is a great casual Gyaru style that seems to have been somewhat abandoned but it is great to see that some people still keep it up! And with such great looks!

  • Michelle
    September 13, 2019

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! I love the flowers in your hair! It reminds me of when I was in high school and would wear white and pink flowers in my hair almost daily. haha ♥