Saturday, April 13, 2019

Does This Meet Spark Joy Meet-up & Mini Haul!

Hi friends! <3

So, I did something a little different today and went to a swap meet... in Canada! Now the last time I went to a meet-up in Canada was a few years ago. There was a small group of us and it rained about half the day. Going to a more recent one, would be a good opportunity to check out the comm/area again, and to see if I would be interested in attending more meet-ups over there. 

Since it was a swap meet, I brought a bunch of items from my sales album and took my time arranging everything so that it was displayed nicely. I even prepared and brought a print out listing each item, the sizing (for clothing) and prices. After setting up, I was ready to start in on the food and drinks...

This tea sounded traditional and I thought it would be interesting to try. I usually like green tea, but this one was kind of bitter and would have been better if I maybe added some sugar or honey. I didn't add either though as I tend to add too much and that would ruin the natural taste of the tea...

The food was set up buffet style along a counter. There were meats, cheeses, veggies, fruit, and desserts. I tried to get a little bit of everything. It was tasty. I loved the cute toothpicks that looked like a rose and unicorn...

There was also a colorful (and tempting) tower of macarons...

The peachy-pink ones were rose flavored. Super yummy!

Once I was done eating, I wandered around for awhile, browsing through the items for sale, hoping for some good finds. It was nice to see some items in person rather than just online. There was also an egg hunt with candy prizes inside. One lucky person won a larger prize...

Later, I went back for more tea and tried this one. It was delicious! <3

While sipping my tea, I relaxed and played Pokémon Go. That day also happened to be community day featuring Bagon. I didn't get any shinies, but there are a few high level ones I may evolve later on...

Before leaving, I got a nice coord pic in the special photo booth area. There was a cool backdrop with balloons and a shiny pastel banner. I think it was a good idea to have something like that at a meet-up. Sometimes it's not easy finding a good spot for photos; both in regards to adequate lighting and a clear background.

The meet-up was inspired by Marie Kondo's KonMari Method which focuses on keeping things that "spark joy" and getting rid of those that don't. This dress set is the very first thing I bought from Angelic Pretty when starting out in lolita. It originally came with a barrette, but I sold that and got the headbow instead. I've worn this set a bunch of times and it makes me feel happy each time I wear it. I included a few new items in my coord that I had not worn yet. I think it turned out fairly well, don't you?

Wore a sweet coord in lavender x sax x white.

Headbow, jsk~ Angelic Pretty "Fancy Paper Dolls"
Necklace~ Angelic Pretty x Sanrio "Cosmetic Bunny"
Otks~ Angelic Pretty "Shyness Bear"
Ring~ Angelic Pretty "Heartbeat Ribbon"
Ring~ Automatic Honey "Dreamy Unicorn"
Star Clip~ 6%DokiDoki
Bracelet~ Chocomint
Shoes~ Taobao/unknown
Pin (on headbow)~ Cherished Teddies
Blouse~ vintage
Earrings, other two bracelets~ offbrand

Make-up and details...

Mini Haul

I sold a headband, did one trade, and ended up buying a few things. I was going to buy another couple items but the one person forgot to bring them. Hopefully next time I see them they will bring them.

Bodyline: Corset Skirt with suspender straps and matching accessories
Offbrand: Skeleton Print Sweater
Angelic Pretty Otks
Metamorphose Otks

I had a good time and am looking forward to attending more meet-ups in the future :-)

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