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Mono's First Wardrobe Post! 
22nd-Jan-2013 10:18 pm

Good day everyone! I haven't been into lolita for too long. I made my first purchase about two years ago, but lately I've been doing more downsizing and less buying now that I'm aware of what works for me and what doesn't. My wardrobe is actually a lot smaller than when I first started out. My phone camera kind of washes out some items so bear with me!


Metamorphose Sailor Dress and Chess Story's Mariage d'Amour (it's darker than it looks, but to be honest the black isn't as crisp as I would like it to be)

My two favorites! Excentrique and AATP's Melty Mermaid Princess JSK! My first brand purchase was actually the OP of this print, but that looked horrendous on my figure...I'm really glad I was able to buy this JSK since I love the print uvu (I'm a huge blackxpurple fan haha).

*not shown Metamorphose Princess Crown JSK in black, I lent it out to a friend & petticoats

Blouses & Cutsews

L-R: Metamorphose, Innocent World, F21, F21, offbrand and AATP (comes with a bowtie I forgot to add on)

I'm rather cheap when it comes to brand blouses...all of the above are bought from lucky pack sales~ I seem to have a thing for really ostentatious bell sleeves...


Metamorphose Blooming Garden in Black and Metamorphose Brilliant Princess in Blue! I really want to get my hands on the pinafore JSK but I've settled for having the skirt (for now haha). I also neglected to include the bow pin with the Blooming Garden...

Cat Window replica and Atelier Pierrot's Corset Bustle Skirt in Black (no shirring version). The AP bustle skirt was something I had my eyes on for a long time and I'm really glad I own it!


Bodyline Crown Cardigan and Meta's Brilliant Princess Socks in Blue~ I greatly prefer tights/pantyhose to socks hence why I only have one pair of socks. 

L-R: Bought from Etsy, Taobao brand, F21, F21, AATP Melty Mermaid, Chantilly, commissioned, AP wristicuffs

L-R: F21, Taobao, F21, Taobao,, F21, F21

Pleaser Mary Janes (not very comfortable...)

Season's BTSSB replica shoes

Offbrand boater hat and replica spade bag!

This year I'm going to try to find more versatile blouses (let's face it, bell sleeves are impractical for casual wear), as well as buy a few more dresses actually. I'm really disappointed in myself for missing lucky pack season u__u every year I promise to myself that I'll buy a lucky pack from IW or Meta and I never go through with it! I would also like to diversify my wardrobe a bit and buy more classic pieces and more simple clothes! I still have a tendency to snap up black and purple things though, thankfully that color combination is a bit on the rarer side. 

Well that's all! Thank you for stopping by~ if there any questions please let me know!

23rd-Jan-2013 06:22 am (UTC)
You're making me want to get Brilliant Princess :(
23rd-Jan-2013 06:23 am (UTC)
We were going to get it together remember :c and then the jsk sold out...:c
23rd-Jan-2013 06:30 am (UTC)
LOVE your wardrobe! <3 love the colors!

Btw I don't think your allowed to mention where replicas are from :/
23rd-Jan-2013 06:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!

And oops, I have made the proper edit;;
23rd-Jan-2013 07:09 am (UTC)
Ahhh but srsly I'm so envious of your stuff all matching color wise it's so pretty! *_*
23rd-Jan-2013 07:20 am (UTC)
I learned my lesson after the first year of buying stuff willy-nilly and having a horrendously mis-matched wardrobe D| Right now, if a dress/skirt won't match my shoes and at least one accessory, I won't buy it. I've avoided lots of impulse buys this way haha.

Thank you so much <3
23rd-Jan-2013 08:12 am (UTC)
Awwww yeah I've always loved classic but I fall in love with sweet and run out of money T_T but my New Years resolution is to build up a decent classic wardrobe or at least a few nice versatile pieces. Ill just have to remember how nice yours is as inspiration!
23rd-Jan-2013 10:10 am (UTC)
I love the mariage d'amour dress! I hope I can get it soon, I'm can't speak chinese so I'm still not sure if it's still buyable at the site or not xD
And Brilliant princess is one of my favourite prints! So nice!
24th-Jan-2013 12:19 am (UTC)
Thank you! If you have a Facebook account, it is worthwhile to follow/like Loli Loli Paradise's page. Even though I don't order from her shop (because she jacks up the price a lot), I follow it for Taobao shop updates :) Best of luck!

Chess Story still has the marige d'amour dress on the Taobao page here and it's still available :)
24th-Jan-2013 01:23 pm (UTC)
I wasn't sure if it was maybe a mistake! I hope I can order it soon :) But I'm afraid since it's almost chinese newyear, I'll have to wait for a bit ^^ Thanks for the advice on loli loli paradise!
23rd-Jan-2013 11:20 am (UTC)
Your Metamorphose skirts are gorgeous (*_*) !
24th-Jan-2013 12:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm a big fan of how Meta does/paints/draws their roses :)
23rd-Jan-2013 03:33 pm (UTC)
pretty. I like all the black/purple themed items.
23rd-Jan-2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
I love your Melty Mermaid and your Brilliant Princess! (you're making me slightly regret selling my BP skirt in navy)
23rd-Jan-2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
What a lovely collection!!! And I'm so envious that you have that Excentrique OP -- it's definitely on my wishlist. I adore how your collection has a very cohesive look!
24th-Jan-2013 12:21 am (UTC)
Ahhh thank you *-* I'm really envious of your wardrobe as well. The Excentrique OP was a lucky find~
23rd-Jan-2013 07:16 pm (UTC)
Its lovely! Wish i owned a lot of these pieces my self! <3
23rd-Jan-2013 11:12 pm (UTC)
That Excentrique OP is gorgeous! I also like black x purple as a color combo :)
24th-Jan-2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Aaah so jealous of your Metamorphose sailor dress! It's adorable. :D
24th-Jan-2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
Your wardrobe is great! I particularly like the Excentrique dress and spade bag!
28th-Jan-2013 04:19 am (UTC)
I also love that Mariage d'amour~! and that sailor dress oh my~!
It's so hard to get the Mariage d'amour in ivory! D: I hear it's sold out and I always lose on buying them here on the egl comm sales!
I was just about to send my PM to someone who was selling this jsk here but then it said SOLD D: and that post is just 2 days old!
Lucky that you can get it in black >.< but Idk which is better though~
Seriously, you have gorgeous outfits!! >.
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