can you imagine this outfit for real?

Klara is almost always dressed like a mori girl or woodland fairy, so I gave her some scholarly/fussy Beatrix styling and took her out for some urbany, pining-for-autumn, back-to-school pictures!

Amazing blouse by Freya; overalls a favorite BK sundries score; Very Vicky stock tights; her own stock boots; bow from Forever 21; glasses from eBay; bag from Sugar Mag. The blouse and overalls are both some of my absolute favorite pieces I've got in my girls' wardrobe.

Vinter Arden has so much hair, it's very difficult to take pictures of her. She will fall over due to the sheer weight of her head and hair combined. SHE JUST WILL.

doing it Disney Princess style

I saw this around at least a year or so ago but just recently rediscovered it -- it's so cool! A few artists did a series of digital paintings where they took a blank Disney Princess coloring book page, took a piece of classic art, and used it as inspiration to color in (and paint over) the blank lines.

Katie DeSousa did this portrait of Aurora and I think it's really gorgeous. I actually watched her livestream of it because it's so fascinating to see blank black and white lineart gain life before your very eyes. How wonderful to have so much talent! It really makes me want to color!

Sleeping Beauty is probably in my top five favorite Disney movies (although it scared me as a child and to this day the words "spinning wheel" and "spindle" both send a chill down my spine), and I believe Aurora's forest dress is my top favorite of any of the dresses the princesses wear, ever. I like the blue/pink ballgown, too, particularly its pointy sleeves, but this nonsensical peasanty thing with the corset, confusing collar, and terribly '50s skirt and headband is the way to go. Also, bare feet!!

(credit: Aurora cosplay)

In case you now have "Once Upon A Dream" stuck in your head, like I do...

just my moon face in some e-windows...

This time of the year is totally Back To School time! When I was little it was more definitely Autumn, probably September, when school started; I remember very vividly a yellow dress I had printed with red apples, dry crunchy leaves stuck in the circle drive in front of my school, and the excitement of shopping for school supplies. I remember the smell of fresh crayons, Laddie pencils, Elmer's glue and waxed floors and books... that's going way, WAY back, though!

If I was going Back To School, I would definitely want to wear these dresses:


(Forever 21)


Love all those bold jewely autumn colors. I especially love purple in autumn. But alas, am a sucker for more muted and dreamy things, too... I want to sit around strumming my guitar in these...



And just because I love pink floral anything, anytime:


brides of Burton

Gavin and Drew are rocking the black and white stripes lately. With their pale matte faces, it's very Burtony!

Gavin's wearing a dress nicked from her cousin Clementine and glasses nicked from Beatrix, Tailor Gibson's stock blouse beneath that, purple heart tights, and Punkaholic People's stock shoes, a recent score from Blythe Kingdom. Drew is wearing a lacy white Sugar Mag dress and a pair of black and white striped tights, also BK scores, Gavin's bunny boots, and a lovely black and white hat knit by my best friend E. E, we love your hats!

The Burton-esque-ness must mean I am in the mood for autumn already... around September/October, I always get in the mood for Sleepy Hollow in particular! (Yep, I mentioned this last year too!) It's funny, I'm not into Tim Burton as a rule, but I just adore Sleepy Hollow because of the atmosphere and costuming and Katrina's dresses. Gavin has always reminded me of a platinum-haired Tim Burton character anyway...!

I've had Gavin for almost a year now! I got her last September. Time sure flies!

cheap frills

Got this dress at Target for $5. Score!! I'll wear it with my cowgirl boots!

I noticed that they had a lot of oxfords, which I like (but am not nearly hip enough for; I would look like such an idiot in them!), and I also noticed the most adorable little ankle booties in pink and brown.

They are so adorable!! I really don't like to spend much on clothes, but admittedly, if I'm going to spend money on something, it's going to be shoes. I'm one of those girls...


It's been a while since I've eyeballed any Blythes, as I was saving up for my ghosty guitar. I've also been thinking I must have a pink-haired girl, but none of the pink-haired girls I've seen are right for some reason. The closest may be Dainty Biscuit, but I've come to think she needs to be a custom. I don't want hot pink or something too blue-toned. I like a more reddish muted pink, like a melon color.

Besides pink-haired girls, there are lots of girls I like: Cousin Olivia (I think she's actually Ice Rune's cousin), Raspberry Sorbet, Mrs. Retro Mama...  I love Simply Thumpty Thump and Simply Bubble Boom even though I'm not typically attracted to the fantasy haired girls. I always like them in pictures and customized.

However, the girl I am really checking out right anew now is Prima Dolly Saffy!!

1. Saffy has a name!, 2. 18/365: ahoy matey!, 3. got some digging to do..., 4. dear diary, 5. We needed some new year's color, 6. byebye, 7. Friends, 8. Care for a 7-Up?, 9. Think Spring {for Stacy}

She's been around for a while, and actually, she is one of the first Blythes I remember seeing. She is definitely the first Blythe I ever saved a picture of. There's a Shirley Temple-esque, retro sweetness about her and she can look very innocent or very glam and sophisticated. She looks great stock and even greater customized. She's one of those whose stock makes me skip over her official pictures but who catches my attention on Flickr.