I have a bit of a problem regarding brand. I really don't know how to say it, but this will be the good spot to discuss it. So here goes.
I'm afraid to wear brand.
I will try to explain. I'm afraid that I will damage the piece or get stains on it.
I find that a real pity, because it is brand and it is worth so much. So if I would wear it, I will be very caution that I wont get it dirty or damaged(even the thought of it). And thats not what Lolita is about. Its about enjoying yourself and your clothing. Not being overprotected and holding yourself in for your clothing. It's not that I like to roll in the mud or anything, but I hope you understand what I'm trying to say.
I would love to own a beautiful AP JSK, but the thought wearing it outside makes me feel uncomfortable. And that would be a sin, buying brand and not wearing it. So I don't buy it, with the fear that it will say untouched in my closet.
Therefore I only buy less expensive brands. I don't own any brand JSK or OP,because of this problem. I feel more comfortable with a replica, then brand. I have 1 brand item, a skirt from Btssb. I still haven't worn it. Its second or third hand.
I don't know if more people have this kind of problem. I would really like to know.