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Coordinating chess chocolate? 
8th-May-2014 08:17 pm
Hi everyone!

I've been watching the community for a while now and I guess it's my turn to kind of become part of it!!

I own the chess chocolate low waist jsk in pink and was planning to wear it to a 'harmony day' event at my school(basically an event at school to express yourself and learning to accept with everyone's differences). I've worn it once at a family dinner with a really toned down casual coord but since I'll be wearing it outside I wanted to especially make sure I'm representing lolita properly. I do realise that this jsk is somewhat short on me but I want to try slowly easing into lolita and trialling it.

So what are some ways in which I could coordinate it? I already have chocolate brown mary janes and a GLW chocolatte dollight wig which I was planning to wear with it. I'm especially puzzled about the blouse, what kind would suit it best? Any tutorials for chocolate themed accessories would be appreciated :D. And I'd love to see any coordinates done with it.

Also, what is the best way to deal with curious people in regards to lolita? I don't think anyone will be rude about it but is it a good idea to tell people it's 'lolita'?

Thanks~ Any help would be appreciated:)
8th-May-2014 02:51 pm (UTC)
Telling people it is Japanese Street Fashion is a useful way to dodge the L-word.
9th-May-2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yes! And it's still informing them properly as well

Edited at 2014-05-09 12:26 pm (UTC)
9th-May-2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
I think this is the smartest thing to do. It makes more sense to people not in the fashion to just call it street fashion, and it gets rid of any risk for the stigmas everybody always talks about. Japanese street fashion gets it covered.
8th-May-2014 06:54 pm (UTC)
I'd go with white or ivory for a blouse and socks and gold/pearl accesories but that's just my taste with chocolate as a color. White or ivory would probably be an easier base than other colors though. For accesories, you can find things that might not be chocolate in theme but are cute and feminine in a way that works. I just got a bow shaped pearl design necklace, that's the kind if thing I mean.
9th-May-2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
Oh! I never thought about trying to coordinate it with pearls. Thanks for the idea :) that makes things a lot easier for me as well. I'll probably go with more ivory socks/blouse/accessories then.
9th-May-2014 06:18 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see it!
8th-May-2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
If you are getting a new blouse from body line (you asked what type of blouse to wear with it), they have this really cute necklace I own:
It was mistaken for q-pot/brand by a few people I know XD But if you get it on its own its not worth the shipping costs.

I wouldn't say it is "lolita" unless someone recognises it. I sometimes wear my petticoat in various costumes (once I was a fairy, once I was a jellyfish, etc) and the last time, someone said I looked like a lolita and I was kind of happy because she recognised it :).
9th-May-2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
That's such a cute necklace! I'll definitely check that out, i've never looked into the jewellery section of BL before. Thanks for that:)

Mmm yea that's probably a good idea since the people who bring it up at least have a vague idea of what lolita may be, though mostly from animes. I remember i wore a pink skirt with lace and someone thought i was a lolita XD.
9th-May-2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
I don't mind telling anyone it is Lolita. I usually say," oh I am wearing a Japanese fashion called Lolita" and then smile. I never have had anyone think it after the book. Most people know already/ or have an idea about what I am talking about which is awesome :)

If you have brown shoes and hair, then I would do cream socks and blouse. Or something with gold maybe?

googled this one:
9th-May-2014 10:05 pm (UTC)
Well, the low-waist JSK doesn't fall into regular Lolita, it's casual Lolita just like Angelic Pretty's other salopettes, low-waist skirts, etc. So IMHO trying to dress up a casual lolita outfit with full lolita trimmings such as wigs etc is really defeating the purpose. I think AP's casual stuff looks best casual. I would get a pair of cream tights, chocolate brown knee high boots (or booties if you have very thin legs) a cream non-lolita sheer blouse, a chocolate colored cardigan and some chocolate-inspired clips or accessories in your own hair, or a beret. If you have a school girl-style bag (like the royal melty chocolate three way bags) then those look cute with this JSK, too.

I think it would be a mistake to overdress this. It's not a Lolita dress and isn't meant to be worn like one. I don't think you have to worry about getting too many people asking you about it, they will probably say you look dressy and you look nice, but, at the end of the day it's just a plaid mini jumper. Those aren't all that uncommon in regular fashion.

Different color but a very cute example:
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