Friday, December 12, 2014

Bertha Louis Designs

I have some fun news today! The lovely owner of Bertha Louis Designs recently saw my post on Shabby Chic Mori, and wanted to offer all of my readers a special discount code! If you use the code LoveltBERTHA you can get 10% off anything in the shop!

Shabby Chic Roses Locket, Shades of Cream Assemblage Locket Necklace,  Eco Friendly, Romantic Cowgirl, Downton Abbey, Bertha Louise Designs

Shabby Chic Roses Locket




Romantic Cowgirl, Mori Girl, Altered Couture Dress, Lagen LookTunic,Recycled Dress,Gypsy, Bohemian, Boho Chic, M/XL Bertha Louise Designs


Assemblage Necklace, Mori Girl Rose Necklace, Shabby Chic,  Downton Abbey, Marie Antoinette, Victorian Bertha Louise Designs


Altered Couture Slip Dress Shabby Pink, Mori Girl, Romantic Cowgirl, Shabby Chic, Upcycled Tunic, S,M Bertha Louise Designs


Woodland Fairy Mushroom Bridal Bobby Pins, Red and White Mushroom Bridal Hair Accessory, Mori Girl Mushroom Hair Pins  Bertha Louise Designs


Angela, the owner of Bertha Louis Designs is a Mori Girl herself, and enjoys designing clothes for herself and her daughter. I hope you'll support a fellow Mori Girl and check out here lovely shop!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Mori Music Finds: Christmas

Today's Mori Music find is a special edition for Christmas! I've compiled some of my favorite Mori-esque Christmas music for those of you celebrating this season.

1.Mindy Gledhill

I've already posted a previous post on Mindy Gledhill, but her lovely Christmas album, Winter Moon, is definitely worth mentioning. The entire album has a very Mori feel, and includes traditional and more modern Christmas songs. As well as a few originals.

Christmas Waltz


Little Soldier (Original)


Patapan (O Come, O Come Emmanuel)



2.Daniela Andrade

Daniela is a singer/songwriter from YouTube who sings mostly covers, with a few originals here and there. She has a very soft and Indie feel, and her Christmas music is no different. Her Christmas album, The Christmas EP, is avalible on spotify, and iTunes,

Christmas Time is Here


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas


Santa Baby



3.She and Him

She and Him is a rather well known duo, at least in the US, and consists of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Their music has a vintage/indie hybrid sort of feel, so not all of their Christmas album could be considered Mori. But even still, it's should be enjoyable for everybody.

I'll Be Home for Christmas


The Christmas Song


4.Kina Grannis

Kina, much like Daniela, is a YouTube singer/songwriter. She also does mostly covers, as well as a few original. I previously posted about her regular music, but again, she has some lovely Christmas covers that I thought were worth mentioning.

Let it Snow


Last Christmas

That's Christmas to Me (Pentatonix Cover)


Bonus Ungrouped Song!

This one isn't specifically Christmas, but is a very wintery song. It's one of my favorites, and I hope you'll enjoy it as well.

Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson


A very Merry Christmas to you all, and a happy new year!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mori Girl Variations: Part 4



As always, if anyone has any other terms they would like to contribute, or if you make a post of your own ideas, please let me know and I will make a master post to link them all together. And please keep in mind that all these variations have come from my own head, and that they are not officially recognized terms.

Here we go!

13.Simplistic Mori:

This variation is rather hard for me to explain, but I'll try my best!

I basically think of this variation as a smoothed out, no unnecessary frills, kind of Mori. It can border a casual kind of Mori at times, but it still maintains the traditional silhouette. Basically, it's Mori at it's minimum.






14.Romantic Mori:

This variation contains lots of extra lace, and romantic colors. However, the lace is never bulky or OTT, but instead has a more mature and feminine look. It can have many layers, or few, but it always maintains it's soft feminine feel.








15.Bohemian Mori

This one is pretty self explanatory. It's when Mori and Boho styles mix. Usually though, I'd say the Mori style is more evident, and the Boho style is more hints or small pieces of the outfit. This is a more western variation I think.






16.Shabby Chic Mori:

If you've ever seen a picture of Shabby Chic decor, than you know exactly what this variation is before you see any pictures. But for those who haven't, here are a few Shabby Chic interior photos to help you get an idea for this variation.




So, Shabby Chic Mori contains lots of different flower patterns, lots of lace, and a kind of cute but cluttered feel. Common colors would be pinks, blues, and sometimes greens or yellows.








What do you think of these terms? Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know below, or in my cbox. (Constructive criticism is always welcome!)

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mori Music Finds: Popoyans


Today's Mori Music Find is the archetypal Mori band, Popoyans. 

Popoyans is a duo consisting of Cheru and Non, who are highschool friends. They both live a natural lifestyle, and dress natural as well. Their music has a soft, comforting, and natural feel, and consists mainly of classical guitar, glockenspiel, and harmonies. Because of their clothing style, music style, and lifestyle, they are considered to be the original Mori Girl artists. Popoyans is some of my favorite music, and it never fails to cheer me up, and put me in a Mori kind of mood.









Have you heard of Popoyans? If so, how did you like them? If not, I hope you enjoy!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Favorite Things: November

November has been a good month for me, and I thought I'd share a few of my favorite things this November.


I'm really excited for the Mori Girl Google Hangout that the lovely Natalie Newman has started! I was lucky to be a part of some of the initial planning and testing, and I can't wait for the actual thing. We'll all be grabbing our favorite cups of tea, and webcam-ing each other on Dec. 27th. I'll definitely be there, and I hope you will be as well! You can join the Mori Girl Facebook Group and then after you join, you can join the event. Let's hope lots of Mori Girl come!


I'm also loving this Fairytale Forests Stag's Head Handpainted Clock that the lovely Polly Frances Elizabeth has made. She makes such lovely things, and this clock is no different. It's absolutely charming, and I hopefully when the holidays are over I can pick one up for myself!


A super exciting thing happened this month. I won the Mori Box giveaway! I was so excited when Miss Kellie announced she would be making them, and I was super duper excited when I found out I had won! I'll be reviewing my box as soon as I get it. And I hope this will keep going for a while!


The last thing I'm really loving right now is my brother's youtube channel, Revolution Harmonics. They've been participating in something called "Zelda Month", and have been releasing lots of Zelda music covers all November. They do all the instruments themselves, and it's really cool to hear them bring to life my favorite Zelda tunes.




I hope you'll enjoy some of these things as well. And have a blessed Holiday season!

Yet Another Outfit Dump

Here are some more of my recent outfits! Almost everything is thrifted, so I won't bother with outfit rundowns. Enjoy!















Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mori Music Finds: KOKIA


Today's Mori Music Find is KOKIA. 

KOKIA, or Akiko Yoshida, is a singer-songwriter from Japan. Her style is often referred to as folk-pop, and is often filled with quirky vocals and has a magical or fantasy like feel. She draws much inspiration from Celtic music, and even made a Celtic album called "KOKIA meets Ireland".



Have you heard of KOKIA? If so, how did you like her? If not, I hope you enjoy!

Variations of Mori Girl: Part 3


As always, if anyone has any other terms they would like to contribute, or if you make a post of your own ideas, please let me know and I will make a master post to link them all together. And please keep in mind that all these variations have come from my own head, and that they are not officially recognized terms.

Let's jump right in!

10.Dark Mori:

Dark Mori is almost the same as regular Mori Girl fashion, and is an already established variation. It usually consists of blacks instead of browns, and sometimes uses small skulls and other "creepy" motiffs. Other popular colors are grays, blues, and sometimes dark browns. Dark Mori can contain hints of almost any kind of variation, but colors are always very dark. I've also seen this variation called "Strega" as well.



Shortcuttothestars is well known for Dark Mori Coordinates.





11.Mori Gyaru:

This, like Dark Mori, is an already established variation. Mori Gyaru is basically regular girly Gyaru fashion, but has more natural tones, flower prints, and sometimes more layers. However, skirts remain extra short like in regular Gyaru fashion, the heels are still a must, and it maintains it's "City Girl" look. I enjoy this style, but I often feel like it shouldn't be branded along with Mori Girl. It shares very few similarities fashion wise, and most definitely doesn't carry the lifestyle along with it.





12.Trendy Mori:

This one is rather loosely grouped. And this could probably be called Street Mori as well, but since I've already used that term, I'll stick with Trendy Mori. I would catagorize this variation as "Mori Girl with a hint of any street style, or trendy item." This can mean adding non-mori shoes to your Mori outfit, or a t-shirt instead of a blouse, or even something "Mori inspired". I like to think of this as almost having all the components for an outfit, but not being able to find "whatever item" that you need anywhere in your city. So instead, you just use an everyday item.



This example has non-Mori shoes.


This example is more "Mori Inspired", and features a sports jacket.


This one features a tulle skirt, which isn't often seen in Mori. (Synthetic fabric.)




A couple examples with T-shirts.

What do you think of these terms? Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know below, or in my cbox. (Constructive criticism is always welcome!)

(If your picture is featured in this post and you would like it removed or credited, please let me know.)