Behold, my collection. Let me just say for preparation’s sake that no shoes will be featured in this post. My family goes barefoot indoors, so all my lolita shoes are tucked away in boxes.
I hang my OPs, JSKs and longer skirts according to colour, with boleros on top of matching dresses in order to save space. The normal-length skirts are at the bottom, piled up beneath the longer garments. So that is the order in which I am going. Petticoats are kept in the top right corner, with a royal hodgepodge of hair accessories and jewellery in the compartment beneath that, my hat collection in the compartment beneath THAT (along with a very adorable teddy bear bag), and the boxes I receive from the mail in the compartment on the bottom right.
The dress on the left isn’t supposed to have those venise lace appliques. There is an epic story behind how they got there, beginning with how I accidentally sliced the material open while attacking the box it came in with a penknife – the seller hadn’t wrapped it. The dress on the right is one of the most versatile in my wardrobe for normal wear, but what you don’t see here is the tiered back of lace and accent fabric!! ~♥ ♥
The colour isn’t showing up properly at all, but this dress is one of the most beautiful things I own.
Surface Spell is my favourite Taobao brand next to R-Series; if only their best releases didn’t sell out so fast.
The snow-dot JSK in melon soda was my first ever brand dress. The little bows on the left strap are hair-clips that just happen to match. Forgive the droopy front bow on the dessert JSK (I’d forgotten to iron it).
I’m keeping an eye out for the JSK version, but for now this will do very well. ♥ ♥
The dress on the right is not strictly Lolita, but it’s made to accommodate A-line petticoats and so delightful when it’s worn. I call it my ‘blue porcelain’ dress.
The dress on the left is the jewel of my wardrobe. As far as I’m concerned it is the most perfect thing Alice and the Pirates ever designed, though I am wondering if I should not get the white version too, to keep it company.
I love queenly black x cream x gold combinations! The bolero on the right is very difficult to coordinate because the sleeves are so full, so I’m looking into buying more tea-length and ankle-length dresses this year.
Another favourite. I have a thing for floor-length skirts.
--and now we’re on to the short skirts! These two occupied the status of ‘dream items’ before they entered my closet (after much hard work, trawling and panic), and it’s still hard to believe that I have them with me. I will love and cherish them forever.
Alice and the Pirates is my favourite brand.
These two are my lightest skirts, and the best for wearing in high summer. (High summer in Singapore is serious business.)
I put these two together because I’d forgotten to take a picture of them with the others of their category, but they also happen work well as a coordinate.
Much as I love these, I do need a low-necked short-sleeved white blouse for the eternal heat of the tropics.
These are just some of the more ‘lolita’ bags I own. My bag collection on the whole is really out of control; I’m restricting myself to showing just a few!
Victorian Maiden has the best parasols. All the others I have are technically umbrellas i.e. they repel rain. This is what the brollies look like from behind:
I prefer to wear tights, but apart from the pair of lace tights third from the right and the BTSSB strawberry tights in its original plastic next to it (I’ve been too scared even to try it on), they’re absent from the picture due to boringness. I’m awaiting four pairs of Innocent World OTKS and two pairs of Grimoire tights, but since those won’t be arriving for a month at least…
The black blob on the far right of the picture is my Victorian Maiden velour gloves, which I also haven’t worn yet because I keep getting thwarted by the weather. I haven’t lost hope yet though.
I love lace chokers!
…But I love corsages even more. These are not all of them – perhaps about half of those I own. The other half are divided between various places, including the yellow puppy’s head pudding jar in my closet (it’s visible in the wardrobe photograph) and a tin that once held my mum’s favourite pineapple tarts. The box holding this lot began life as mooncake packaging.
In fact, I have three of these mooncake boxes currently pressed into duty.
The adorable little chirimen pouches are used for keeping my wristcuffs, while the rest of the space is kept for detachable bits from my dresses and skirts – like the bow of my mint-striped Bodyline skirt, as you see.
The end! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post. ;) I’m currently waiting on Juliette et Justine’s Couronne et de la Crete robe, but who knows how my collection will change over the year!
Also, if anyone is thinking of selling any of these items from my wishlist, do let me know! I would love to buy from you after I sell a few organs on the black marketThank you for watching!