You know what, I just want to say you guys are awesome.
You've seen something you want to be a part of and you've dived right in. Maybe you've been a bit overzealous, maybe your first outfit isn't "perfect", but hey neither was mine. We all started out somewhere, and most of us didn't get it perfect right off the bat. Maybe you've had some harsh words thrown your way, and maybe you've been a bit too sensitive to criticism- we're all human, we're not perfect all of the time. But we've learned and grown as lolitas and if you like lolita enough to stick with it, you can grow into great lolitas too. One day maybe you'll be the "big sisters" helping the new kids find their feet in the fashion. How sad would it be if, as people got older and tired of the fashion, lolita just died out? You're the future of lolita!
I won't claim to speak for anyone else, but I do feel grateful that you're here. So thank you for having the guts to try something new and different. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm with us, even if we are a bit jaded sometimes. Thank you for keeping this fashion going. Don't give up because I, for one, am cheering for you, and watching you grow better post by post.
An older lolita