Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lolita52 - Part I (i!)

27. Purses that I love
I especially love treasure chest bags, they're so darn pretty, but seem kind of impractical xD
This is one of AatP's:
Another design that I like is Innocent World's book bags, which are very versatile:

28. Bloomers or no bloomers?
I personally don't do bloomers, because I usually wear tights. 
But if I were to wear socks with a short dress and/or very puffy petticoat, I would definitely at least wear bike shorts. I think bloomers would be nice in that situation, but since that doesn't happen often for me, I just haven't bought any yet

29. Lolitafying things in my everyday life
To be honest, I don't really mix Lolita with my everyday life haha! It's just a fashion that I'm interested in, and clothes that I wear, but they haven't affected how I live my life. Sorry for such a boring answer! :1

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lolita Closet Confidential

So this just came up on EGL, and I think it's really interesting so I'll give it a shot!

1. What is the oldest item in your wardrobe/closet?
Most likely my AatP Stained Glass Angel, which was released in 2009. Most of my other dresses date from 2012 onwards

2. What is the newest item?

The newest things I've received are a large batch of tights from taobao and two bags, but not counting those, the dresses from my Innocent World oddment pack~

3. What is the most expensive item?

Again, my AatP Stained Glass Angel JSK. It cost me so much, I still haven't worn it outside even once, as I'm super scared of damaging it T_T

4. What is the cheapest/most affordable item?

If we're talking about dresses, then the ones from Infanta are definitely the cheapest, but I also own a bodyline new with tags skirt I got for quite cheap as well

5. What was the biggest bargain?

I think most of my pieces (other than Stained Glass Angel) were bought at very good prices. I mostly only buy from the second hand community (although a lot of the time I score new with/without tag items!) and when I do purchase directly from brands, I only buy the sale items with large mark downs

6. What was the biggest waste of money?!

Perhaps my Infanta pieces. They're on the cheap side, but I really don't wear them very much because they're very opulent :/

7. What are your three favorite items right now?

Printed tights, my replica BTSSB air mail three way bag and the Tea Time JSK I received from my IW pack

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Lolita52 - Part H

17. My first meetup
My first meet up with local Lolitas from my Brisbane community was for the 2014 Easter picnic! It was super fun and everyone was so nice. I really enjoyed the day because the hostesses were very organised and secured a great secluded, shady spot. We had a chocolate egg hunt and gift swap as well as lots of food, I'm very glad I went and met all the girls *u*

Photo credit: Anastasiya Mourn Worthington

25. Best places to wear Lolita
I think any where outside of a stressful environment is a good place to wear Lolita! For example, I wouldn't suggest wearing it for rock climbing or at a music festival where you know you'll be worried about getting your dress dirty, but other than that it's all good I reckon. My favourite places though, are at restaurants / cafes, because most of the time I'll be sitting down and will be able to use napkins to prevent stains. Another nice place to wear Lolita is when going to a botanical garden or park, but it can get very hot in the dresses. University is also a good place to wear classic Lolita, I think it gives off a very elegant air heh.

26. How I get out of a wardrobe slump
There are times when I feel like I have no Lolita clothes to wear, or just nothing very interesting or that I haven't worn before. That's okay though! I usually just go back into casual, and try something different with my casual clothes. I find that getting away from Lolita for a bit really helps, and it also breaks some of the momentum I get from wearing and trying to coordinate different every day Lolita looks. It also helps if you alternate between OTT / very lavish styles to more casual and almost "ita" outfits. Sometimes I'll just pull out an accessory and try to make things match with that, which is very fun and lets me experiment more.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

April 2014 Outfits

Was a pretty good month, I wore Lolita quite a few days! Detail shots and stories to go with each outfit can be found on my tumblr.

9th April, 2014
JSK: AatP - Stained Glass Angel
Everything Else: Offbrand (necklace handmade by a stall from GC Supanova, tights from ebay, hair clip from taobao, bag and blouse from taiwan, booties from kmart, etude house’s all over colour)

13th April, 2014
JSK, Headband and Socks: Innocent World - Nicholas Fruit 
Ring and Necklace: Acrylicana (Mary Winkler, she’s started making acrylic jewellery again!)
Blouse: Offbrand (ebay)

17th April, 2014
Skirt, Tie (part of salopette) and Beret: Infanta - Dark Magic / Black Magic Party
Everything else: Offbrand (ring and bracelet from ebay, tights from drug store, owl flats from Aso Leather Shoes, blouse from kmart)

18th April, 2014
JSK: AatP - Stained Glass Angel
Everything Else: Offbrand (vintage lace OTKs, key necklace from Portmans, blouse from ebay, head band from an aunt)

19th April, 2014
JSK: Innocent World - Royal Parade
Everything else: Offbrand (top from supre, necklace from Portmans, hair clip from taobao, boots from my sister)

21st April, 2014
Infanta - Sleeping Beauty
Socks: BTSSB - crochet top OTKs
Shoes: Bodyline SHOES170
Everything Else: Offbrand (blouse from Lemongrass, hair accessory from taobao)

24th April, 2014
JSK: Peppermint Fox - Crowning Glory
Head bow: Angelic Pretty - Holy Night Story
Everything else: Offbrand

27th April, 2014
JSK and Head bow: Innocent World - Nicholas Fruit
Top: Supre
Everything else: Offbrand (necklace from the artists’ alley at GCnova)