My apologies for the hiatus! Between my full time job, health issues, making art, and everything in between this blog fell into the cracks. But luckily my journey with Lolita fashion hasn’t stopped so I’ve decided to do my best to keep going with this blog. Here are some of my Lolita related updates!
-Recently Lace a la Mode has started a 365 day Lifestyle Lolita challenge. I’ve started following it through facebook but I will try to collect my posts here, or at least my favorite ones to share.
-I’ve been more active in my local community and I’m very happy about it. People remember me and I’m getting much better with faces and names. Everyone is so nice and helpful and it feels great to have more friends who are into the same things I am, not only fashion-wise but other interests like art as well. Everyone is so creative! *gushgushgush*
-My Lolita wardrobe has been growing steadily. I’ve been surprised by how much Angelic Pretty I’ve been acquiring lately (at least for me, I always thought my wardrobe would be mostly black but I’ve been really attracted to lavender recently and now I’m trying to add some more Gothic elements). I have a two week ‘stay-cation’ planned for later this month so that will grant me the perfect opportunity to do a proper Lolita Wardrobe post! My attempts to do one last year failed but this will be the year I’ll do one! (That’ll be one stamp on my Lolita card please!)
As a big thank you for sticking around I’ll post my past outfits from 2015!
JSK/Head Bow- Angelic Pretty, Shoes- Bodyline, Bag- Lorris?, Blouse- Offbrand, Jewelry- Automatic Honey, Wig- GLW
I wore this outfit to RetroCon and got to meet the Nostalgia Critic in it. I think this may have been my favorite outfit so far.
I managed to acquire both colorways of the Nightmare Rising JSK from Rouge Aerie Designs. I wore the black one in a simple coord to go to the movies with my husbando, and then the blue one for a fancy tea party to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday. I had navy wrist cuffs but I accidentally grabbed the black ones instead >_>
For summer ILD I joined the Central VA lolitas for a tour of Agecroft House and Tea at the Jefferson Hotel. We had our photo taken by Bygones Vintage Clothing in front of the Bryd Theater. It was very hot so I opted not to wear a wig, but I kind of wish I had just sucked it up. Even though I was wearing an OP I felt under-dressed next to everyone else. But I have coords for next summer being planned out so I’ll be more prepared to look nice and not melt 😛
On the left is my outfit for Winter ILD. I felt a lot more prepared for this one. I paired the Sleipnir JSK with an Infanta under dress, a crown of Rowan Berries, and a velvet cloak. It ended up being too warm for the cloak. I hope to get some Viking broaches for this coord and wear it again, maybe to a Pagan event. The blue Dear Celine dress (paired with a bodyline blouse and no petti) was my causal outfit for Christmas dinner. We had both sets of parents over and lots of cooking to do so I opted to look nice but toned down. I may fancy up this coord later and add some more red to it.
I wore my Haenuli Planetary Dreamer JSK to OmegaCon, a local convention I was tabling at. I always try to wear Lolita at least on a Saturday for longer conventions. I had a blast and I hope to table there in 2016. The pink old school AP JSK was worn to work as my interpretation of “Opposite Day.” I took it as opposite style since I usually wear all black casual clothes to work. Everyone got a kick out of it and I won a pizza gift card for best outfit. I was using a cane at the time because I had turned my ankle and needed some extra support (I didn’t wear the shoes all day, just for photos).
I think 2015 was the year that I wore the most Lolita I ever have. I’ve come a long way, not only in collecting pieces, but also how I think about coordinating them. I still have a ways to go but I’m excited about all the possibilities. I’m also excited to be joining the Lolita journeys of some of my friends who are now getting into the fashion and will soon be joining me at meet ups. 2016 is bound to be the frilliest year yet!