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A Big Fat Sweet Wardrobe 
25th-Jan-2013 08:49 pm

Once again my post features my ferret Franklin. He's sporting the 6% Dokidoki clip again, and he's riding in the Angelic Pretty lollipop purse against the Dream Magic OP from Angelic Pretty. I had other plans for him, but with old age, he has gained a lot of weight in his bum and my poor alpaca's legs could not hold him.

So to start, here is last year's wardrobe post if you are interested:
I caught a good amount of sun this year so the photos are much nicer, I hope you enjoy!

I actually chose my apartment for the closet, it's such a focal point in my apartment. Panty rug is from Swimmer. My wardrobe has fallen (actually ripped out of the wall) three times. I used extendable shower curtain rods to give it more support and it's held up for a year now! Yay! I think if it happened once more I'd just move.

The dresses:

Hide n Seek with Missin' Alice JSK from Baby the Stars Shine Bright and Twinkle Carnival from Angelic Pretty
I went through hell to get the Missin' Alice dress. After not receiving it as a gift as promised, I missed my chance to buy it new. I later bought it on comm_sales to find that the dress was missing the back lace, wreaked of BO, and all the seams on the bodice were ripped. Ended up having to return it (to a very difficult seller). Finally found it on mbok. The print is just stellar. It has tea cups and cookies hidden everywhere and the cutest "white rabbit" along the border.

The Twinkle Carnival dress was one I debated on quite a bit, but after having pop up on AP for the third time, I finally decided I had to get it. Only worn it once, but damn do I love it.

Chess Chocolate from Angelic Pretty in brown and ivory.
I love my Chess Chocolates. The brown one I managed to snag off the USA site when first released. The ivory one I got during the second release. I use to do chess competitions back in school so I fell in love with this print.

Angelic Pretty's Holy Night Story, and Polkadot Angel Pony

Angelic Pretty's Milky Berry and Cherry Berry Bunny
Cherry Berry Bunny was my first print and I just have so many great memories attached to it. Easily one of my favorites.

Angelic Pretty's dream Magic and Starry Night Theater
The Dream Magic I removed the neckties and will be making them in to a headbow soon. I just thought it looked silly with them. Still want to figure out how to lengthen it, but in the meantime I'll just wear tights.

Angelic Pretty's Milky Planet and Dream Fantasy.
I flipped my shit when I bought the Dream Fantasy lucky pack. I had been waking up in the middle of the night several times to roll over and refresh the AP page on my iPad. It popped up about an hour before I needed to be up for work so of course I couldn't get back to sleep. Didn't matter because I had such a shoppers high that day. Bought two other LPs for friends, and customs nearly put a gash through my dress D= Only got the LP bag thank goodness.

Innocent World
I just like to wear these dresses without petti's and with some cute brown shoes.

Bodyline's alice dress, and Emily Temple Cute's deer dress.
The Bodyline dress is the one Bodyline item I just couldn't part with. It's cute and nice to have around. The ETC deer dress is actually child size, but with a few adjustments it will be a cute otome dress.

The cardigans and boleros:

Top row: Angelic Pretty in ivory and wine
Middle: Baby the Stars Shine Bright
Bottom: Kidsyoyo and Angelic Pretty

The coats:

Both Angelic Pretty

The blouses:

HMHM and Innocent world
The HMHM one comes with a giant neckbow, but I don't like it. The IW one comes with a little cameo bow, but I never wear it.

Dear Celine and Innocent World
I think the Innocent world is sadly nearing the end of it's life. It is probably my most worn blouse.

Angelic Pretty
The left one has chess lace and card suit buttons and looks just perfect with Chess Chocolate.

Angelic Pretty
The left one is almost dead... It has lots of patching, but I bought it with damages and I wear it a lot.

How I store my headbows and socks:


The top two I made, and everything else is Angelic Pretty.


Top row: The left three are Chantilly, the rest are Angelic Pretty.
Bottom row: The Dream Fantasy socks are still in the package because I may not keep them. Next to that is offbrand, then the rest of the socks are Angelic Pretty. The tights are Swimmer. I have a large selection of tights, but not much that's interesting.
In case you didn't notice, I love the Royal Chocolate socks. I plan on reducing my sock collection soon though. I kept tags on a couple since I wasn't sure I'd end up keeping them.


Everything but the top two right are Angelic Pretty. In the top right, the biscuit purse is Swimmer, and the book purse is Taobao.
I love purses that look like things.


Top: Urban Outfitters, Taobao, some mall store, some eBay store (gold heart heels).
Everything else is Secret Shop.


Innocent World, Alice and the Pirates, Baby the Stars Shine Bright, The right two are Angelic Pretty.
I may be selling the AatP one now that I got the IW one. The far right, the red one has candy and a bunny on it. I love it to death.

Accessory Dresser:

Once again the photo frame is empty. Need to print out something for it! The chest and purple storage are Swimmer, green drawers are Target, and the piano is Hello Kitty (still getting rid of it soon). The carriage is Swimmer. I made the necklace hanger things and am pretty happy with them. I got the pink (prescription) glasses just to go with sweet!


All Angelic Pretty

The chess pieces are Angelic Pretty, the ones on the right are offbrand.


All Angelic Pretty!


Angelic Pretty with the exception of the offbrand tea cup in the top right.

Brooches and hair accessories:

Uh, there's a lot. The red bows are BtSSB, the pink and blue stars clips and the pink bow are 6% Dokidoki, the fuzzy stars, glasses, tea pot, and blue candy are chocomint, the metallic bows are F21, the rest you can ask about, but the hair ties near the bottom are Taobao.

Other points of interest:

Just a few fun lolita-esque things I'd like to share.
Four pairs of Swimmer headphones, Swimmer cat iPod player, Swimmer iPod case, Swimmer cord wrap, angora bunny charm from the brand that makes the alpacas, Swimmer ice cream fan, Swimmer folding umbrella, Swimmer cake bunny pill case, and "the pill" case I lolified.

My collection history:
I started my collection around June '10. I bought my first Angelic Pretty dress fall of '10, and made my first order from the Angelic Pretty site April of 2011. The first dress release I participated in was Chess Chocolate in August 2011. Since my wardrobe post last year, I've worked on buying things I want new more than things that pop up for cheap on comm_sales. This coming year I hope to clear out a few things I'm not in love with and don't see myself wearing again (or ever). I've caught up on most of the things I've had on my wish list that were very specific, so I hope to buy less in the future.

26th-Jan-2013 04:55 am (UTC)

26th-Jan-2013 05:11 am (UTC)
26th-Jan-2013 04:57 am (UTC)
Oh wow all the pretty colors, it's so pleasing to look at! I'd say this is a pretty complete sweet wardrobe, I can't think of anything you're lacking!
26th-Jan-2013 05:12 am (UTC)
Wristcuffs! Just bought my first pair! And thank you =)
26th-Jan-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Your ferret, sheets, and wardrobe are all so adorable! I'm also admiring all the swimmer stuff you have. :o
26th-Jan-2013 05:12 am (UTC)
Thank you! Swimmer is is one of my favorite brands, second only to AP.
26th-Jan-2013 05:05 am (UTC)
Very nice! I love how organized your closet is. Do you have a second closet for work clothes? Or do your lolita items normally share?
26th-Jan-2013 05:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! My closet actually spans the entirety of my living area (studio) so what you don't see to the right is enough space for about two normal closets, and same for the left. I have a couple shelving units for accessories, magazines and things, along with more poles for coats, kigurumis, whatever other clothes, more general storage space. Then most regular clothes are just kept in my dresser.
26th-Jan-2013 05:22 am (UTC)
ooh jw is that every available color of tea parties? lol. I love your wardrobe :3 I especially love the royal chocolate socks and how well set up everything is! this is one of my favorite wardrobes so far.
I'm the same way with bags shaped like things, lurve them. I also place high priority on what the closet is like when choosing an apartment hehe.
26th-Jan-2013 05:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I like so many colors of clothing that around when I started to expand my wardrobe from the basics, I decided to just buy six colors of tea parties at once after owning a few, then just kept up on releases. Some I've only worn one or twice, and I think there's a pair that's still new, but the brown and red almost need replacing.
26th-Jan-2013 05:36 am (UTC)
Your rainbow of shoes is so mesmerizing! And all those chocolate and carnival socks, homg. I gotta say, I think you have one of my favorite closet set ups. Everything is just right and so neatly organized. Did you just post stuff you got this year and kept and weren't planning on selling or did you redo your whole wardrobe? I seem to remember really admiring your dreaming macaron collection.
26th-Jan-2013 05:46 am (UTC)
Thank you! Looking at last year I got rid of eight dresses, and gained six. I had bought all the Dreaming Macarons within two weeks since I loved the print. When I got them, I did my best to wear them, but I really disliked the fabric, that giant bow, and the neck and waist ties, so I sold them. I'd be first in line if they did a re-release on some more regular fabric with new cuts.
26th-Jan-2013 05:45 am (UTC)
Ohhh you have a wonderful closet! Dream Fantasy is my favourite of your pieces. ♥ I loved looking!
26th-Jan-2013 05:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 05:52 am (UTC)
Lovely wardrobe! Lots of rich bright colors! I like that you invested in a lot of accessories and parasols, little things that really complete an outfit.

Your ferret is super cute, too!
26th-Jan-2013 06:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! Sometimes I fear I have too many accessories compared to dresses.
26th-Jan-2013 05:56 am (UTC)
Franklin is so cute! And I really like that you took the time to write about your pieces to complement the lovely pieces that you own :)
26th-Jan-2013 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Every piece has it's own little story, so I thought I'd share a few.
26th-Jan-2013 06:01 am (UTC)
This is everything a wardrobe post should be, fantastic!
26th-Jan-2013 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 06:26 am (UTC)
Beautiful wardrobe! Can I ask how you made the necklace hangers? They're lovely.
26th-Jan-2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! They were pretty simple, I got a cork board that yo stick push pins in, and enough fabric to cover. I sewed the fabric on (make sure there's enough in the back to get your needle through), then I sewed ric-rack over the stitching on the rainbow one, and brown cord over the stitching on the other. That added border adds a lot to them. I have one more board to make one out of, I just need to find the perfect fabric. Was thinking of making a tutorial when I do.
26th-Jan-2013 06:34 am (UTC)
Holy organized goodness! I am so full of envy for your gorgeous and neat set up!
26th-Jan-2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 08:42 am (UTC)
Holy Night Story and Milky Planet = my top faves from your collection.

Chess Chocolate in brown is really starting to grow on me.
26th-Jan-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Chess Chocolate is one of my favorites which is why I got so many socks to match. If you have a larger bust, waist, or are taller, it's the perfect dress.
26th-Jan-2013 11:14 am (UTC)
I love your wardrobe! You have so many awesome things. I am also impressed by how well organised everything is.
26th-Jan-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 11:56 am (UTC)
I want your IW dresses... and your ferret :3 !
26th-Jan-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Lol, thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
your wardrobe is so sweet, its giving me a toothache :)
26th-Jan-2013 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
You have an awesome sweet closet <3
26th-Jan-2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
I have the Hide n Seek with Missin' Alice skirt in the same colour! It's the subtlety of the print that makes it so perfect. I'm especially fond of the rabbits' matching jackets and the purple touches. *dreamy sigh* Chose the skirt for wearability issues, but I've always secretly wanted the jsk that I'll never buy.
26th-Jan-2013 08:39 pm (UTC)
So true about the subtlety. Whenever I wear it I feel I find something new. How do you co-ordinate yours? I never have all that thrilling of a co-ord for it.
26th-Jan-2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Your closet is FANTASTIC!
Where did you get those adorable bear tights?
26th-Jan-2013 08:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you! The bear tights come from Swimmer. I got them late last year so they may still have them in stock.
26th-Jan-2013 04:46 pm (UTC)
I love how you have tea parties in every color. You always find shoes to match!
26th-Jan-2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 05:24 pm (UTC)
I love your living space and wardrobe! (It's so organized and clever. I love living in small, highly edited spaces. It looks like you have just what you love and need in your studio.) Your collection is SO SWEET, not at all my style, but I LOVE it on other people.

I've never seen the AP charm bracelets up close. They are so detailed.

I'm in love with your ferret. What a charming guy!
26th-Jan-2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Sometimes it gets difficult having little space, but it inspires creative ways of storing things.
26th-Jan-2013 07:30 pm (UTC)
i love your ferret!
26th-Jan-2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
26th-Jan-2013 08:09 pm (UTC)
We gots to twin the the Milky Planets soon! xP
26th-Jan-2013 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh I know! I haven't forgotten, I just need to finish booking that trip very soon!
26th-Jan-2013 08:48 pm (UTC)
OMG those photos of the ferret in the bag! I love it so much! I am extremely jealous of your well organized closet. I have one tiny closet and I jam all of my lolita stuff into the back of it. Also your cute purse collection is fantastic!
27th-Jan-2013 04:05 am (UTC)
Hah, thanks! He was very squirmy so as soon as I got a couple shots with the bow I let him flip about. The enormous closet and the double doors is why I chose this place. I'm very tempted to use the high ceilings and put shelves up that I have to reach with a ladder.
27th-Jan-2013 12:32 am (UTC)
This is so cute and well put together. I must say i am very impressed with how you organize everything, i think even though i adore your clothes what i loved the most was that first photo of your closet. No wonder you picked that house because of it, what a dream. <3
27th-Jan-2013 04:07 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! After seeing inspiration photos of amazing closets, I was striven to have one of my own.
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