Hello! I'm trying to join the lolita community, and have made this livejournal to join the community!! <3 This is my first post aaaaahahah..
Part of my first coord is in the mail, but not all of it...I'd like some help with finishing it? I'll put more details under the cut.
I am hoping to be a sweet lolita, and the skirt I bought, I think it is sweet but it's hard to tell. Can you help me make my coord more sweet? ^^
I ordered a skirt from bodyline in the print 'stripe balloon bears' in the color purple. I also ordered socks in the print 'love heart balloon' in white. I know they are different prints, but do you guys think i'd be okay to wear them together anyway? They were out of white in the skirt's print...also, will a headbow come with the skirt? This is probably common knowledge for lolitas, but I haven't been able to find anything on this..sorry if I'm asking an obvious question.
I ordered light brown circle lenses on cyber monday, and they've since come in. I don't have solution yet, so I haven't worn them yet. I know circle lenses are mostly an optional thing, but I really like how they look, and I think they will be fun for special events.
I ordered an auburn brown wig off of amazon. It's got full bangs, and is just past the shoulder with a bit of wave.
Obviously I still need a blouse, petticoat, shoes, bloomers, accessories....I'm planning on using my christmas money towards this, but it probably won't cover all of it unless I do some real searching. I'm a jobless high school student. I should probably get a job, but am unfamiliar with where I could work with lolita. I won't ask much about that though, as there's probably a post related to this. I'm just mentioning it to get you familiar with my price range, so we can stick to the idea of making a coord. u3u
Is it so bad to buy a blouse used? Nonetheless, at a resale place? That is my plan. The blouses I've seen range from $30-$50, and that's a lot of change to put into a plain top. I'll probably get white.
I don't think getting a used petticoat is a good idea. I'm afraid it'd be worn down from wear, and wouldn't hold enough poof. I've also heard petticoats from bodyline don't hold well. Where are other reliable places to buy a decent one? Is a plain one better, or a colorful one so it could be worn as just a tutu for casual days? Is there an average size for both skirts and dresses, or should I start by buying a small one for a skirt, and later get a larger one for dresses?
The main issue I have with shoes are what color to get. I think sax would look best with my coord, but how useful would they be to a new lolita? I feel like pink would go with more future brand, but not as good with my current look...
Are bloomers necessary? With all the petticoats and such, is there still a chance of, ahah, flashing someone? The prices for them seem expensive for what they are, but then again, that's lolita, hahah..if they are definitely a necessity, then where can I buy them cheap?
And now for accessories. I think this is the funniest part for a sweet lolita. >w< My skirt isn't as cute as some sweet lolita prints are. How can I make it still look very sweet? I used to have these really cute bear ears, but I stepped on them and they broke. >n< Beginners mistake...should I buy another pair? For bracelets, I'm thinking pearly things, but what else?
If some of these questions have been answered somewhere else, feel free to tell me. I'm probably being annoying right now by asking so many..
Thank you for helping, and have a sweet day!! (❁´▽`❁)*✲ﾟ*