I've wanted to get into lolita since I was 15 years old, and stalked websites to drool over all of the things I couldn't afford to have. Now, I'm finally ready to embark upon it, one piece at a time, and I'm at a loss. Sweet Lolita has interested me since I started looking into the whole look, back before the wild prints, when gothic lolita was the biggest thing. I still hold a fondness for the look, but I'm not sure if it's what I should go with anymore. I love a mix of lolita styles now, and I need something that doesn't scream "costume" the way some sweet dresses do now. I'm a full-time college student, but I'm also a full-time employee to a pharmacy chain. Does anyone have any websites they can recommend, or style solutions for me? Forgive me for sounding naive or foolish. Lolita is just a look that I've always wanted to embrace --- but now find myself a bit intimidated by. I don't want to overtake my 5'1 frame with bows, or images of pie.
I've been considering embracing classic, since the dresses Mary Magdalene has take my breathe away, and seem less like a cotton candy-style assault on the eyes.