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Tehrin's first wardrobe post! 
29th-Jan-2013 12:26 am
serah - fireworks

About my Wardrobe: I finally fueled my long-time interest in Lolita fashion in April of 2012 with my first offbrand purchase. However, I specifically started developing an interest in collecting items and buying brand in September of 2012. My wardrobe right now is mostly AP's variety of sweet (with some Meta too), but I'm trying to work in some more gothic/classic items.

Jewelry Jelly Is a special dress because it inspired me to get back into losing weight. I purchased it reading the sellers measurements were bigger than my own. When I got it, it would barely fit. Sofar, I've lost 20lbs, and I can wear it proudly!

Toy Parade I fell in love with this dress and print when I first saw it on AP's website (shortly after I made my first purchase and went around researching). When I finally had the money for it though, it was sold out. I eventually found a really good deal for it practically new with tags in the colorway I wanted! It's currently my favorite item in my wardrobe!

Wonder Party I remember watching this go up on AP's website and hoping for measurements that would fit me. Though I didn't get it right away, I did find a good deal on it and the matching headbow later on. I love the gold details and the little fork and spoons on the ribbon (as well as on the headbow!)

Soft Cream and Carousel Are my two favorite Bodyline prints!

Lady Sloth's Clock was a dress that I really fell in love with. I was really happy to see that she restocked the fabric last summer and I got one commissioned. Though sadly, it's getting to the point where the corset lacing is almost as tight as it'll go since I've lost so much weight! I'll probably need to alter it soon!

Vanilla-Chan I don't really wear this anymore, but I've only included it because it was my first piece. I purchased it at a convention second-hand along with some shoes. It ended up being too big in the bust and too short on me. So I altered it into a skirt. I'm now hunting down the real tiered version of the JSK, but missed out on it about three times already (always gotta be 2nd in line!) Someday... (more like 5 minutes after you post this, silly)

Meta Skirts March of Duck was my very first brand purchase! I love this skirt so much! Infact, I love that Meta regularly releases so many fully-shirred skirts. I can't get enough of them. I want to add more to my collection. I like to wear casual Lolita once in awhile out and about on my days off, and skirts are my way to go.

My Blouses Finding blouses that fit can be a bit of a pain, but I've been having good luck with Meta sofar! I'm getting down into the range where there's more Bodyline options for me too. Sometimes I find cool things at Forever21 or Thrift stores that work out really well too.

Cardigans/Boleros I got overwhelmed this month and didn't take pictures of my everyday cardigans that I wear with my normal clothes too. They're just your basic long=sleeve crew-neck cardigan in black, white and pink. I also have a pink shrug I've coorded with a few things before.

Socks! Pretty self-explanatory. Not pictured are various plain and lace patterned tights from Target and Sockdreams.

Shoes I'm a shoe addict, so I expect this collection to be growing. I want some RHS (styles without the laces) and some tea parties for sure.

Bags! This is one area where I fell like I'm lacking a little. I have some decent sweet bags, but I'd like to get a few more simple bags, like a nice white and/or black heart-shaped bag. I want to add a few more parasols, but this is a cheap one I picked up in case it was going to rain at an outdoor meetup I was attending in the fall. Frankfurter my Arpakasso bag was a birthday gift from my husband. Some women when they turn 30 want pretty jewelry or perfume from their significant others. Not me, I want cute fuzzy backpacks of farm animals!

Petticoats Nothing too interesting here. My petticoat is a square dance petticoat I found for really cheap. It was too massive to fit under anything, so I took a layer off and removed the waistband (it was damaged anyway), and shortened it by about five inches. It's amazing, doesn't deflate (even after being vacuum sealed) and still provides mega poof. My Bodyline one I bought for a Fairy-kei outfit I wore to a convention. I use it under my skirts when I go casual for some light poof.

Wigs! Being a long-time cosplayer, I'm pretty addicted to wigs. (Yes, I know... it's not a costume) My real hair can be a royal pain so I prefer to wear wigs unless I'm toning it down. But my brown Minty Mix wig often gets mistaken as my real hair.

Headbows The green Meta one came in my 2013 winter Lucky Pack, and I have nothing to wear it with. I'm holding onto it for the moment though. Otherwise, I have matching headbows to my JSKs and some stuff that'll go with most everything else. I do need a pink headbow to go with my Meta strawberry skirt. Oh, and a bonnet! I love my bonnet! Bonnets are fun!

Headbands Forever 21 is my go-to place for cheap accessories, especially when I want to tone something down for everyday wear and I don't want a gigantic bow on my head. The Lockshop one was the first and only thing I've ever won in a giveaway. It's like a trophy for my head.

Hair Accessories I've been known to engage in the practice of attaching random things to my head. Here are just a few of those things.

Necklaces I really would like to own more AP necklaces (and rings too) But I have a lot of cute stuff to wear anyway. :D

Bracelets/Wristcuffs Yep. Moving on...

Rings Some of my rings. I probably have more floating around, I swear I do. These are ones I wear on a usual basis... except for the snowflake one. It's too special snowflake to be worn. Hurrrrrr.

Also of note about my accessories, most things that are listed from Etsy shops (except a few of them) were mostly bought at Artist Alley tables at conventions. I'll end up talking to other Lolitas who make stuff and while I'm talking just start buying their stuff because I like it and they seemed like cool people to talk to for a minute!

So yeah, that's my wardrobe! I'm excited to see where I'll be in a year. I'm hoping to obtain a few of my dream dresses. I plan on purchasing at least one new dress with my income tax returns. Nothing in the mail right now as I've been trying to save.


Waiting on:

Thanks for looking!
29th-Jan-2013 06:01 am (UTC)
So cute! You have some really cute offbrand accessories. Love your Jewelry Jelly and Wonder Party, they're so iconic to me!

I also lost 20 pounds since getting into lolita! It's a lot of work to lose weight, so congratulations for achieving your goals!
29th-Jan-2013 06:39 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's so rewarding, and I found lolita to be a great motivator! :3
29th-Jan-2013 06:04 am (UTC)
I've just been falling deeper and deeper in love with that Meta Moonlight Night print....

Your wardrobe is so cute! Especially for having been in the fashion for such a relatively short period of time.
29th-Jan-2013 06:37 am (UTC)
Isn't it gorgeous?! I love it! I was so thrilled when I found it in my lucky pack! I really wanted a nice toned down classic or gothic piece I could wear out in public and this worked out so well!

Thanks! >w
29th-Jan-2013 07:08 am (UTC)
I was really kicking myself for not getting a lucky pack while I could, especially since you could choose between light and dark colors! It's such a good idea. I hope Meta will do it again, because I know I would definitely go after a dark pack myself if they did.

If it isn't too much trouble, could I ask what the max stretch on the skirt is? I want to know if I can fit into it before I place a WTB on the comm... Because darn it that skirt looks oh-so-worth-it!
29th-Jan-2013 07:36 am (UTC)
Fully stretched, it looks like it'll go up to a 40" (100cm) waist. Most of meta's elastic skirts stretch this far it seems. A few other brands put out full elastic waisted skirts, but Meta does it on a regular basis.
29th-Jan-2013 06:31 am (UTC)
Wow, I'm amazed at how many brand items you've acquired in such a short time! LOVE your wardrobe!

And you own those Bodyline shoes in green! I thought I was the only person in the world that owned those shoes, LOL!
29th-Jan-2013 06:36 am (UTC)
Brand is like an addicting bad habit. Just as expensive, but far far prettier and with none of the nasty side-effects.

I needed some quick cheap mint shoes to go with Toy Parade, but then I noticed that they were a bit too green. I wore them anyway. But they're getting replaced with some tea parties sometime in the near future. ;3
29th-Jan-2013 06:41 am (UTC)
I love the Meta "Moonlight Night" skirt. Is it from this winter's LP?
29th-Jan-2013 06:43 am (UTC)
Yep! It sure is! The ivory version was in the lucky pack too. I ordered the dark lucky pack though. :)
29th-Jan-2013 07:05 am (UTC)
I love a good sweet wardrobe! And I love the Wonder Party JSK, the print is so pretty in sax :)
29th-Jan-2013 07:06 am (UTC)
Ahhh really nice wardobe! I'm so jelly of your Lockshop Mermaid Prism wig~~
29th-Jan-2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I love that wig so much. It's beautiful! I want to see what the newer version looks like though. Apparently it has a smoother gradient? I'm not entirely sure though.
29th-Jan-2013 08:11 am (UTC)
Oh, you have really lovely wardrobe! Every piece is just perfect *_*
29th-Jan-2013 09:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you! n_n!
29th-Jan-2013 11:03 am (UTC)
I adore the way you've presented and photographed everything, it al looks lovely :)
29th-Jan-2013 09:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It was a lot of work, even for a small wardrobe. But I figured I'd make up for it being small by presenting it nicely!
30th-Jan-2013 07:37 am (UTC)
It looks like it! And pfft there's nothing to "make up for", you have a lovely collection :D
29th-Jan-2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Lovely wardrobe! My fave is the Moonlight Night!
Where on Ebay did you find that parasol? I have to find a decent cheap one... :)
29th-Jan-2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
It's a gorgeous skirt!

I just looked up "Ruffled parasol" or "ruffled umbrella" and searched for sellers in the US since I needed it quickly. It was like $20 or so after shipping. It held up in the wind and rain pretty well, and it's cute! :3 I just wish it had more ruffles, but oh well!
30th-Jan-2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
29th-Jan-2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Love your wardrobe, you have a lot of lovely items. I especially like the way you present your items, very nicely done!
29th-Jan-2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :3
29th-Jan-2013 04:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, love it =D
29th-Jan-2013 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! n_n
29th-Jan-2013 10:09 pm (UTC)
You wardrobe is so colorful !
You must be so joyful to have such a closet !
29th-Jan-2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
So many accessories and so much color, i love it. I also really like your jellypop shoes. I also feel like trying all your fun wigs on!
30th-Jan-2013 04:05 am (UTC)
Love your wardrobe! And those tights! Too cute! <3
30th-Jan-2013 04:45 am (UTC)
Agreeing with the above poster, those tights are great! Want!
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