Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lolita52 - Part L

38. Favourite hair style
I think short bangs (doesn't have to be straight) and cascading curls are my favourite. Updo's are also very nice, and convey an air of elegance I like with classic Lolita outfits :D

Example pictures, taken from tumblr;

39. Most versatile Lolita item I own
Probably my blouses. They suit both classic and sweet, because they're quite plain and place emphasis on the prints of dresses (almost all of my dresses have prints). 

40. 5 inspirational fictional characters
I think Matilda was quite inspirational, from the Roald Dahl novel, because she loved reading and so did I. Her adventure and subtle magic really made me think that devouring fiction was positive.
Another inspirational character is that of Artemis Fowl, heh. He's so awesomely evil it's hard to dislike him, and was the first book where I realised sometimes it's hard to dislike the 'villain' and that everyone has their own story.
Talon of the Silver Hawk from Raymond E Feist's Midkemia series is also a great inspiration, his persistence and sense of duty are beyond imaginable.
A fourth character who inspires me is from the manga Love Berrish, Yuya. Even after not being successful in her romantic attempts, she doesn't get angry/jealous at her friends or the girl who ends up with the guy she was after. She's someone whose personality I want to work towards and eventually embody c:
The last character on my list has to be Haldir from the Lord of the Rings. Simply because he's so dashing xD

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lolita52 - Part K

34. Wardrobe blunders! Things I bought that I ended up regretting!
Definitely my Infanta Sleeping Beauty JSK... it looks so wonderful on the site, but it's really too OTT for me to wear every day, and I do prefer my pieces to be wearable daily. Another one I'm on the fence about is the IW Emmelina JSK, because the bust part doesn't sit well on my body, and makes it look really odd no matter what blouse I wear :/

35. What I thought when I got my first real piece of Lolita
I was super excited, although perhaps not as much as some people might be, since my very first Lolita piece was brand. It was quite an event though, because I'd managed to snag one of my dream prints as my first dress, and for a good price :)

36. Nails to match my favorite looks
I don't really match my nails with my outfits, because I don't usually paint my nails! Even if I do paint them, they're quite plain. I really admire people who do acrylics though, they can be so amazing.

Here are two pages I really like from NailUp, though:
 November 2012 edition

37. Something that's not my style, but I love anyways
Probably most Juliette et Justine's pieces. I wouldn't wear them as they're too fancy and have human faces on them, but they're super lovely to look at. My favourites at the moment are Star Money, and Le Cadre du Chat:

The other thing from JetJ that I love is La Bibliothique, and I would most definitely wear it if I was ever to get my hands on one *_*

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lolita52 - Part J

30. How long it took me to build a complete wardrobe
I still don't have a complete wardrobe, I'm missing bloomers, longer petticoats, blouses, cardigans and accessories! But I suppose one can never have enough of those any way xD
I got most basics about 2 months into Lolita, but I think that is because I spent a large sum of my savings. I'm not sure that that is normal though `u`

31. Impulse buys that were totally worth it
Basically all of my dresses are impulse buys OTL I love most of them though! (will talk about the ones I don't enjoy so much in 34)

32. My best deal
Probably would have to be my Innocent World Oddment Pack! I split it with one of the other girls in my comm whose preferences were quite different from mine and so was her size, so it ended up being a great deal. We both got what we wanted and everything of mine fits well (except this one blouse which is far too large on me).

33. Something that I made
I haven't made anything clothing-related for Lolita, as my sewing skills aren't great, and I seem to end up spending more on materials than I would have if I'd just bought the item outright ._.
I still have 3 meters of tulle and a roll of elastic I'd meant to turn into a petti since around February, just sitting in my room :'D

I do, however, have lots of polymer clay accessories that I've made over the years, although they're mostly only suited for sweet Lolita

Some cookies I made, which were then made into hair pins

Sunday, June 1, 2014

May 2014 Outfits

This was also a slow month, I have been procrastinating so much at home, and haven't gone out much, especially not in Lolita xD

11th May, 2014
My Mothers’ Day oufit
JSK and ring: Angelic Pretty - Musee du Chocolat (low waist JSK), Country of Sweets cake ring
Blouse and clip: Innocent World - unknown blouse, Tea Time clip
Socks: Offbrand OTKs 

19th May, 2014
OP: Innocent World - unknown
Everything else: Taobao (hair barrette and rosette from here, Disney alice replica bag from here, grimoire replica tights from here

20th May, 2014
JSK and blouse: Innocent World - Tea Time, unknown blouse
Everything else: Taobao (hair clip from here, tights from here and bag from here)

30th May, 2014
JSK: Infanta - Power and Thrones JSK I
Blouse: Offbrand (Lemongrass)
Bag: Swimmer - Antique Watch
Socks: BTSSB - Elegant Script
Bow clip: Peppermint Fox - Crowning Glory
Crown pin: Taobao