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Pumpkin patch + rokku gyaru co☆de
AmzyBee Date ♡ Halloween Hunt + Rokku Co*De
Rokku wardrobe ★☆

Rokku wardrobe ★☆

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Hey cutie! How are you? ♡ Today I went through my wardrobe to find the items that would fit into rokku. In the past I would wear rokku for the whole of October (or spooky clothes in general) but over the last year or two I’ve lost interest… This year, however, I’m going to do it again! I won’t be wearing makeup every day but I do aim to wear spooky clothing tehe. I’m so excited! To make things easier I decided to write this rokku wardrobe post. Okay, let’s go!

Goals I'm Going to Smash in 2020

Goals I'm Going to Smash in 2020

2020 – bring it on. 2019 was rough but it made me a (hopefully) tougher person, and I’m ready to smash my goals and be more aligned with my dream self. I know it’s a cliche to say “new year, new me” but it’s a cliche for a damn good reason – because there’s nothing fresher than a fresh new year. And yes, I might be a *little* late in posting these seeing as we’re always halfway through January, but it’s still January so that counts, right? Anyway, here are my goals for 2020!

Gyaru street fashion by Lizzie Bee
You’re in Love With the Old Me

You’re in Love With the Old Me

I was at the height of my gyaru days in 2014; I finally discovered the style that suited me, agejo (which is one of the more sexier substyles) and I wore it nearly every day. I even rocked up to university in it, and got plenty of raised eyebrows from my colleagues and professors. It became my signature style and I wore it for a few years after that until I started working and had to tone it down. I then began to wear other styles like onee, rokku and himekaji that I felt more comfortable in, and rarely picked my MA*RS items out of my wardrobe.

But even now I’ve had messages from people saying that they loved my agejo style, and I cannot help but feel a hint of sadness… Because they’re in love with the older version of myself. What does that mean for my present self? Is the Lizzie right now not good enough?

Rokku gyaru
What I Love About Halloween

What I Love About Halloween

halloween, pumpkin carving

I can’t believe Halloween is only a few days away! Where has the time gone? As I write this post I haven’t yet watched a single Halloween film *gasps of horror* but I really hope that by the time this goes live that I would’ve seen at least one.

There are so many things that I love about Halloween and I’m surprised that I haven’t dedicated a whole post to it. Better late then never, aye? So here’s what I love about Halloween!

 

Maz & I at our latest gyaru meet! Pic from Maz
Friday Fright & Halloween Night!
Let’s Get Spooky at Warwick Castle!

 

What I Love About Halloween

Halloween-themed Gyaru Meets & Parties

There’s nothing quite like having a Halloween-themed gal meet or party, and it’s so nice to see people going over the top with their costumes! Sometimes the weather isn’t on our side (like in our last meet – it was freezing!) and it’s cool to see how people adapt to that. I usually get stuck on what to wear for Halloween as the inspirations are endless, and I did a little gyaru inspiration post over here.

Ghost Tours and Castles

Last year I went to Warwick Castle and I LOVED IT! It was so cool to see the whole castle decorated in spooky gear and I took so many photos that it was hard to whittle them down for my post about it. This year I went on Bill Spectres Ghost Tour with my gals and that was also pretty awesome!

skeleton maxi, halloween costume, rokku gyaru, gyaru

skeleton maxi, halloween costume, rokku gyaru, alternative fashion

halloween gyaru nails

 

Creepy Clothes

I use Halloween as an opportunity to revamp my rokku gyaru wardrobe, and places like ASOS and H&M are the first places I go for this. My “costume” this year was just a skeleton maxi dress from Boohoo that I’m going to keep on wearing throughout the year.

The Gyaru Nails

The colour scheme for Halloween is endless; you could go for the elegant look with purples and blacks, or for a more “fun” look with oranges, greens and purples. The possibilities for gyaru nails are just endless, and I find that people go really creative! This year I jazzed up some spiderweb nails from Primark with lots of glitter and gems.

halloween treats
This is Halloween!

The Spooky Tunes

I feel like I play a little game to see how many times I could play “This is Halloween” before my other half gets bored of it. Ghostbusters is always on my Halloween playlist as well as Thriller and The Addams Family. And you can’t have a Halloween playlist without the Monster Mash being on there!

The Not-So-Spooky Films

One of my favourite films of all time is Hocus Pocus, and you know it’s Halloween when it’s available on TV. I also like watching Nightmare Before Christmas and The Addams Family… I’m hoping to squeeze in some more Halloween films fit for people who aren’t fans of scary ones. Got any recommendations?

Discounted Sweets & Treats

Halloween means that lots of sweets are on sale, and often at discount prices, of which I take full advantage of! I mean, it’s not just for trick or treaters, you know? I also love the Halloween themed donuts that they bring out at Krispy Kreme, especially the ones from last year that I had at my Halloween party (even though they’re not as cute as the ones I’ve seen them do in Japan.)

This is Halloween!

The Aesthetics

Should I go for zombies, skeletons or a more witchy theme this year? There’s just so much that you can do for Halloween and I love how I can just go all out and buy lots of house decor and party decorations to match it. Even with Halloween over, the decor is also good for those who are into rokku and the more gothic-side of gyaru and they soon become year-round house decorations.

Pumpkin Carving

Does anyone else find it very satisfying pulling pumpkin guts out? It did make quite a mess with my false nails but I loved carving with my friends this year.

And there we have it! What do you love about Halloween and how would you celebrate? Hope you have a spooktacular time!

Lizzie Bee xx // facebook / twitter / instagram / bloglovin’

Of Vampires and Mary Sues

Of Vampires and Mary Sues

rokku gyaru, alternative fashion, vampire, killstar

Did you ever used to watch Mona the Vampire? I used to love that program when I was a child, dressing up as her and defeating imaginary monsters. I had an obsession with vampires back then; my favourite film was Van Helsing (looking back now I realise that it wasn’t actually that great a film) and I could quote it word for word with one of my closest friends. I even re-enacted a few scenes – how embarrassing is that? I just loved how no matter how smoking hot and deadly vampires were, they literally did go up in smoke in a little bit of sunlight. They had a weak spot.

Basic Witch

Basic Witch

onee gyaru, rokku gyaru, alternative fashion, nu goth
Dress from Tobi*

There’s a time in everyone’s life where they dabbled in a bit of magic. I was just starting out in secondary school (so around 13 years old) when a sparkly blue cover caught the corner of my eye, and upon pulling it out from where it was crammed on the library shelf I discovered that it was a beginner’s guide to white magic (aka Wicca). It didn’t take me long to check it out and for several months after I was obsessed with it when, like the typical teenager I was, I got bored and it was left to gather dust on my bookshelf.

Crazy, Stupid Owl

Crazy, Stupid Owl

owl experience day
When you got the proper glove on but it lands on your arm instead

I feel like this should be a somewhat poetic post or something that resonates with you but really I just wanted to write a post about how much I love owls. I could pretend to be a better blogger by then delving deep into the philosophy behind this feeling; Is it because I love the way their soft feathers brush against my skin even though I cannot myself touch them? Or does it go even deeper and draws a connection with how I love the moonlight and how mysterious it can be?

Nope, I just love owls because they’re stupid.

Growing Old but Never Growing Up

Growing Old but Never Growing Up

Birthday girl, rokku gyaru, alternative fashion

I couldn’t think of another way to write this title – yep, another year has come and gone but I still feel the same apart from the fact that I can spend the day showering myself with gifts. Take this unicorn balloon, for instance… Isn’t it magical? I’ve loved unicorns ever since I was a child and I still have my unicorn plushie that I got when I was around 8 years old. Some people would call me sad, but I call myself a “big kid”.