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23 May 2016

Baby Blue Picnic

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Ruka's Coordinate!

This was my outfit for the Larme Kei Worldwide Facebook group's "Picnic Date" challenge! I unfortunately did not go on a picnic date, but I did get to wear this outfit to the doctor's, haha. If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that this post is slightly late. I had really wanted to finish my post about showing skin in Larme first.

Top: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
Skirt: WEGO
Shoes: DreamV/NewlyMe
Bag: Angelic Pretty

Headband: Forever 21
Socks: Forever 21
Rosette badge: Katie replica

Outfit reflection

When I first saw the picnic date outfit challenge, I thought of the "Picnic Girl" spread in Larme 021 (pages 52-53). The spread focused on plaid patterns, soft and flowy fabrics, ruffles, denim, and bright summer colors like red, blue, and white. 

I initially tried to resist the urge to wear a straight-up sweet coordinate, since I knew that it's probably the easiest angle to approach this outfit challenge from. Eri and I even discussed a possible Pheromone Fetish picnic date look involving a dark abandoned forest, black cherries, and fetish wear. Or a Grunge picnic date on a beach with many, many fringes... But those looks would require some elaborate staging, so I went for a sweet, retro-inspired outfit instead.

I chose the plaid skirt because plaid is a picnic classic. I have been wearing a lot of red recently, so I made blue the main color of my outfit instead. To keep up the picnic theme, I picked out a top with pink strawberries in its decal print and socks with a pink floral print. I wore a wire bow headband and T-strap shoes to keep up the retro vibe. And I accessorized with a blue and pink rosette because rosettes are wonderful accessories for Pin-up Dolly/Retro style outfits and for color-balancing in general.


Some silly bonus photos:

I'm growing my hair to mid-neck length so it is currently at an awkward length. (>人<;) I just figured out how to style my hair so that it looks less ridiculous, but these photos are from before then...

(And I'm living at my parents' house for the summer, so the background of my photos looks different.)

Thank you for reading my outfit post!

Here are a couple of fashion questions for thought. Feel free to consider them or to answer them in the comments.
  • What style(s) would you wear on a picnic date? (It doesn't have to be a girly J-fashion or a Larme style!)
  • What are your favorite patterns and/or prints? (Ex. Gingham plaid, glen plaid, large florals, etc.)

I would love to hear other feedback as well.

Until next time!


  1. You are so cutee ;0;/ and the coordinate with blue is so cute as well >.<~

    1. Aw thank you! (〃 ω 〃) I'm glad you like the coordinate! ♥