After she arrived, we stumbled upon a farmer's market set up downtown. We had plans for tea, so we didn't get much, but the vegetables and flowers were so pretty!
|Sunflowers are my mom's favorite flowers, and the ones at the
market were incredible examples
After browsing the market, we had our nails done in a little parlor nearby. The girl working on mine recognized that I was wearing Lolita.
Next, we enjoyed afternoon tea at one of my favorite tea houses in Chicago, Russian Tea Time. Our waiter was very old-world and insisted on teaching us to drink our tea "the Russian way", which involves putting a generous amount of white sugar and lemon into your tea, and then sipping your tea through a brown sugar cube you hold in your teeth.
|Russian Tea Time serves a house-blend Russian style black tea, in addition to
a more conventional tea menu. The Russian tea is served in these cool tankers!
|A selection of our goodies! Not pictured are our
scones, cream, and jam, and our extra order of sandwiches.
|I went for a subtle daytime smokey eye, a peachy-nude lip, and penciled eyebrows.
My hair is a wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs pulled into pigtails.
Jumperskirt: Innocent World
Bolero: Emily Temple Cute
Tights and hair accessories: off-brand
Thanks for looking!