My silly question is - is there anything I can do to make this outfit usable as a casual Lolita outfit? I thought the skirt was really cute in person and I just wanted to try it out. Even if no one can think of a way to use this in casual Lolita, I don't feel bad about wasting the money seeing as the top and skirt together were just $4 USD. No petticoat is used in this picture, which one obviously would have helped a little. I can sew, so feel free to give suggestions of add-ons / removal or anything that can save this outfit.
I am liking the input so far. I'll post up some pictures of the clothing laid out flat as soon as possible.