Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 - The year of lolita!

Image from AP Tokyo Shop Blog
To all my dear readers, I wish you the happiest of New Year's! May the year of 2015 bring you everything you hope for, and most importantly - lots of frills! Inspired by a friend's series of posts, I decided I'd take a look back at the past year - all the outfits and events I attended. 2014 was a great year, full of new additions to my wardrobe, lots of new friends, and amazing events.

Warning: This post is both picture and text heavy!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Lolita 52 - Something that was a gift

Image from Flickr
I hope you all have had a wonderful holiday season so far, full of lots of lolita presents! As for me, I've yet to receive anything lolita related this year, but I definitely have in the past!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lolita 52 - Why Don't I Wear Lolita More Often?

Why don't I wear lolita more often? While preparing for this post, I read some other posts on the matter, and many girls cited wardrobe size as a primary reason for not wearing it as often. Fortunately, this hasn't been the case as of late for me, but there are several other reasons I have in mind.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Lolita Blog Carnival: Winter Lolita Look

If you haven't noticed the above icon in my sidebar, I've joined the Lolita Blog Carnival! I'm really excited to join this collective and share in writing about the same topic with other lolita fashion enthusiasts. This week's topic is to put together a winter lolita look! This is particularly timely seeing as I just happened to pick up a fantastic coat from Dream V's Rakuten shop.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Lolita 52 - My favorite lolita brand

Well, this post is honestly pretty hard to write. Every brand has their own unique style to appreciate, so it's pretty difficult to say without a doubt "X brand is my favorite". However, since I feel like I need to choose just one, I'll have to go with Angelic Pretty.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

International Lolita Day

Fruits Parlor OP and Twinkle Girl
I hope you all had a fantastic International Lolita Day! Mine was amazing, filled with lots of friends and fun.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Lolita 52 - 10 facts about my lolita wardrobe

EGL's wardrobe theme is less than a month away and I am really looking forward to participating again, especially since last year's post was not very impressive. While my wardrobe is nothing that's going to earn me internet fame, creating this list made me realize just how fantastic it is! So for now, I'll satisfy my excitement with 10 facts about my lolita wardrobe...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Lolita 52 - My best deal

Seeing as this is Black Friday here in the United States, I thought this would be a relevant topic. In case any of my overseas readers are unaware - Black Friday is what Americans consider the "official" beginning of the holiday shopping season - and it's always the Friday after Thanksgiving. Lots of retailers open ridiculously early - some as early as 3 am - and offer ridiculously good deals on merchandise. Online retailers have also jumped on the bandwagon with their own special sales day - "Cyber Monday" and it serves the same purpose as Black Friday. I'm personally not a big fan of either of these days because there is more to the holiday season than gifts, but it is what is is.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review - Bodyline Shoes300

Back in early October I ordered 3 pairs of Bodyline's newest shoes during their sale, and they finally arrived last week! I would have written this review earlier, but the weather has been so rainy and dark since then that I haven't been able to take decent photos. I picked up 3 pairs of Shoes300 in colors that suit my wardrobe, and I couldn't be happier!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lolita 52 - What my own lolita lifestyle is like

A picture speaks a thousand words...
I'd love to take this moment to wax poetically about my fabulous, frilly lolita lifestyle - how I wear the fashion on a daily basis, including at work. Unfortunately, this is not the case. I'm employed somewhere that require uniforms, and even if it didn't my line of work is a bit on the messy side, so dressing in such opulent clothing is not exactly prudent. Additionally, I also live in the south eastern United States, which has a climate that is rather hostile to wearing the layers required with lolita for much of the year. However, despite these obstacles, I strive to have as much of a lolita lifestyle as possible.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Review - Girly Cute Japanese Secondhand Shop

Girly Cute's homepage
So a couple of weeks back I stumbled across a Japanese secondhand site I had never heard of before - Girly Cute.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lolita 52 - Combining lolita with other fashions

To be honest, this post was really difficult for me to write as I outside of lolita my wardrobe is pretty boring. I've wasn't very interested in fashion prior to getting into this one, and my outfits were very basic, jeans and a t-shirt were my go to clothing on the weekends - and still are when I'm not in lolita. However, there is one fashion trend that I've been fond of, which is beginning to get attention outside of Tumblr - Disneybounding.

Now, cosplay and fandom coords usually get the side eye with the majority of adherents to this fashion, but I'm of the opinion there's nothing wrong with them as long as you remember to stick to the rules and guidelines of lolita.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Lolita 52 - What's in my closet, but I haven't worn yet!

My wardrobe's growth has been pretty small recently, due to the fact that I've started a new budget that will allow me to spend guilt free. Unfortunately, because of this, I haven't added much to my wardrobe recently in the way of main pieces, but have exchanged some shoes and blouses for things that are more elegant and opulent, and in the long run will lend themselves to more variety in my coordinates. I've found that my style has begun to evolve into less of a traditional sweet aesthetic (not that it was ever the pastel flavor), and more into a classic-sweet hybrid. As much as I find classic beautiful, I just love the cute themes and imagery present in sweet, particularly chocolate and other desserts. However, I am waiting on a few things in the mail (so I guess technically they aren't part of my closet yet), and have a main piece that I've yet to wear to a meet (but have worn in public very briefly).

Friday, October 31, 2014

Lolita 52 - How satisfied I am with my current wardrobe

Honestly, what lolita is ever satisfied with their wardrobe? It seems that a wish list is something that is perpetually growing, whether it's just with dresses, or something as simple as a blouse. And I can assure you, my wish list has grown quite a bit recently. Fall is the season for me, and it's such a shame that I live in Florida where the darker colors and heavy fabrics of fall make my favorite and most desired pieces difficult to wear.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Lolita 52 - Something that I made

Well, this is something that I can speak at length about, but I'll try to only share a few things.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Lolita 52 - 5 pieces that every lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style

Well now I'm more than a little behind! Travels, then I fell sick, and then work got to me! I'll be attempting to make 2 lolita 52 posts per week now until I'm caught up! Today we'll be discussing the 5 things every lolita wardrobe should have. The topic is technically pieces, but I feel that having a successful wardrobe contains more than just articles of clothing. We all hopefully know about the basic pieces such as petticoats, blouses, and legwear, but there are several other things that can really make your wardrobe shine.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Lolita 52 - Why I wear lolita

Well, this post is a little bit late, it was supposed to go up last week, but I've been traveling so much recently what with AWA and last weekend's trip to see the in-laws that I've been too exhausted to attend to the blog. I'm actually now a week behind, so I'll probably be making 2 posts this week!

So... why do I wear lolita? There's a few reasons I can think of, and I'm sure none of them are new. This post is particularly timely because it directly follows a convention, and every one of these feelings are present when getting ready for and attending one.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lolita 52 - Plan for a trip! A week's worth of lolita outfits I can fit in a small suitcase

This post was supposed to go up last week, but in the business of getting ready for Anime Weekend Atlanta I completely forgot to publish it! Since I went to a con this weekend, I thought I'd skip out on the month's theme of firsts this week and plan for a trip. This was a really fun post to put together. One of my favorite things about my wardrobe, as well as one I am most proud of, is how cohesive it is. It was pretty easy, and I had a blast putting together these coordinates.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lolita 52 - What I thought when I got my first real piece of Lolita

This week's Lolita 52 topics is What I thought when I got my first real piece of Lolita!

When I attended my first meetup, I wore a handmade skirt that I literally finished the night before (I'm a real procrastinator)... It was incredibly simple and not very exciting. No lace, and a simple elastic waistband. That was it. I attempted to make a matching head bow, but it turned out far too large, but it did make a fantastic, if droopy, waist bow.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lolita 52 - 3 things I wish I was told when I was a new Lolita

This week's Lolita 52 topic is 3 things I wish I was told when I was a new Lolita! There's so much information floating around on the internet it can be incredibly overwhelming being new to the fashion. So many people have advice, opinions, and you hear plenty of rumors about participants of the fashion! Here's my list of the top 3 things, all of them have to do with shopping...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Review: Mu-fish Taobao Shop

So a couple of months ago my friend and I made a Taobao order together, and we both ordered a ton of socks and tights from the shop Mu-fish. I found out about the shop when searching for a pair of chocolate printed legwear that was more affordable than brand tights new or socks on the secondhand market. Unfortunately, they've since stopped selling the chocolate tights that brought me to their shop, but I thought it would still be worth it to review their shop since their stuff is so nice.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lolita 52 - My First Meetup

Since this is a fresh new blog, this September is going to be all about firsts. This week I'll begin with My First Meetup!

Now, when I first got into the fashion (less than 2 years ago!), one of the things that appealed to me most was the social aspect. Most of my other hobbies are solitary in nature - drawing, playing handheld video games, spending time on the internet, and more recently, running. So the fact that people got together and dressed up in frills outside of the convention scene (I had had past experiences with conventions and cosplay) seemed like a lot of fun. So once I found out about the existence of local communities it was a short time before I tracked mine down.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The first step is the hardest...

So I've been thinking about starting a blog for a while, but I had yet to get around to it. This page will mostly be a personal diary of my journeys, thoughts, and adventures within Japanese lolita fashion. However, before writing about anything else, I'll share a little bit about me...

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