Last year, I was living in Japan and I went to the Bodyline shop in Harajuku, during their huge after New Year's sale. I got the following OP and then after getting back to Kobe where I lived, I bought a few more things because it was so cheap and I thought they were cute. Most of my wardrobe is still that stuff, because now that I am home I don't have much money. Still, I have handmade a few things, so I am still proud that I managed to collect this much. XD
This is the dress I got in Harajuku. It was on sale so cheap, I really couldn't resist because I had even a passing fancy for it. I haven't had much opportunity to wear it, but maybe once I get a bigger petticoat.
More Various Bodyline Pieces
LEFT - Bodyline Bolero
RIGHT- This isn't by a lolita brand, it's by a Steampunk brand called Clockwork Couture. However, I paired it with the wine Bodyline skirt and long-sleeved front-ruffled shirt above, a pair of matching knee-high boots, and a hat that you will see later, and thought the effect was rather fetching.
LEFT - Off-brand coat. I found this in an adorable shop in a shopping arcade in Kobe. I wear it often, not just in lolita, but I think it fits the aesthetic, and looks super cute with a few outfits I have worn. To be honest, I wear a lot of cute things often, so sometimes the lolita outfits I wear aren't too much above my normal ensembles.
Offbrand Velveteen JSK. I had this for years and years but the empire waist is soooo cute, that I added it to my Official Lolita Wardrobe. ;)
This is my first coordinated outfit that I'm really proud of. It is mostly handmade, but the cutsew is Angelic Pretty.
The first bag I made for my Lolita Closet. I found the fabric in my grandmothers closet (who knows how old it is), and thought it was the most adorable thing I'd ever seen. The handle fabric was found in the same closet.
Hat mentioned above. Off-brand. I bought the hat in the US and added the pin that I'd bought while in Japan.
My excessively limited accessories collection. The hair combs I got from animerei at a meet-up and were my first piece of *Brand* ever! The ring and matching hairpin are from Etsy, but were so simple, yet cute, that I kind of just had to have them. The necklace I bought in Kobe (Sannomiya) at a Lolita shop, but I can't for the life of me remember which one. The bracelet is not a lolita brand, but Liz Claiborne.
Right now, most of my tiny wardrobe (minus bags and coats) fits in this box. It's almost bursting now, so that makes me happy, but I really want to fill a closet! Or at least part of one.
So, that is my unimpressive wardrobe, but I had fun making and gathering the various pieces. Hopefully, next year I can make a beautiful post like so many other Lolitas have ~ le sigh ~ ^.^
Kore kara ganbarimasu yo!