I'm making this post to help beginner lolitas learn about where to buy stuff, coordinating, etc, without all the trolling that seems to happen whenever beginners ask for advice. *ahem* This will, at least for the time being, be a series of up-to-date links leading to guides aimed at beginners.
Please feel free to comment with links!
How To Avoid Being An Ita
How to Have Your Dream Lolita Wardrobe
Tips for Beginner Lolitas