Child of Winter's Children (joyeuxcherie) wrote in egl,
Child of Winter's Children

Joyeuxcherie's First Wardrobe post!

In 2006, I dived into Lolita fashion head first without a life jacket and began exploring the style while figuring out what I wanted to wear/sub style.
Almost 7 years later, I've survived 2or 3 hiatuses, quit the fashion 'cold turkey', and sold off my entire collection twice. I don't think I was ready for Lolita at the time but through the maturation, a frilly sabbatical  and becoming an adult I've found deeper enjoyment of the fashion! I returned to it in January 2012 and have had a flippin' blast ever since. I love Lolita fashion for the elegance, it's uniqueness, and for the social life. My inspirations for items in my wardrobe and wishlist is 18th century, Rococo Era, and Regency era, with a little bit of Victorian/Edwardian.

I've made amazing friends and wonderful experiences and memories that I don't think I could have appreciated or had years before. I started out as a Sweet Lolita and transitioned to this classic, gothic, sweet hybrid style. My wardrobe is small and still growing, every piece in it has sentimental value, that is either I purchased the item myself or it was gifted to me by very dear friends. Most of my findings are offbrand, outlet shopping, thrifting, and other sources. I make everything I own work in my wardrobe down to my jewelry, handbags, and shoes!

I just relocated to a new state and currently looking for work, so I'm very content with my wardrobe, of course I have a wishlist but for the time being, I'm very happy and proud of it. If I win Mega Millions or Powerball, at that point I will force a wardrobe post upon EGL like no one has ever seen because honestly after I donate money to various charities, set my family up, I'm going shopping!
*Not shown in the post: my wigs

Onward to the wardrobe full of some Brand, lots of off Brand, and items that aren't typically paired with Lolita.

BABY's Sweet Jewelry Princess. My first Brand "new" purchase, ever.
I love this dress and print, plus the navy colorway is very pretty!

The "Neapolitan ice cream" jsk! Made by a very dear frien nezumitoo

Infanta OP for those ironically gothic days or when I want to be super plaid.

2 Anna House skirts

Left: Offbrand PANIZ blouse / Right: INC International Conceptions blouse

Left: Offbrand / Right: Bodyline

Left to Right: Mossimo top (Target), Cream and Black faux turtle neck cutsews

Left to right: Offbrand White Bolero / Bodyline Brown bolero (sleeves unattached)

Left to Right: Lord & Taylor Sweater, Offbrand Pink Cardigan, Merona (Target) Cardigan)

Left to Right: Grey Offbrand Cardigan, August Silk, Old Navy

Left to Right: Bodyline Bunny ear cardigan / Juicy Couture velour

 Angelic Pretty OTK, top row 4: offbrand HUE socks. Bottom Row: Hello Kitty Target socks, Rest Bodyline

Modified deliciously royal blue Malco Modes petticoat

BTSSB Sweet Jewelry Princess headbow, BTSSB Maroon Headbow, rest are offbrand or Bodyline bows

Top: Target brand faux fur stole/collar, vintage lace collar, and homemade faux fur stole.

Offbrand ribbons and pins, purple and cream wrist cuffs from Claires, Angelic Pretty plaid barrette.
Betsy Johnson fingerless gloves, lace fingerless gloves from Claires

Offbrand scarves, various jewelry all offbrand / gifted. Tiffany & Co bracelets.

Sentimental Circus bag
Yellow sweets bag: Mother Garden
Fuchsia flower bag: offbrand
Bodyline Carousel tote

Coach deep Lavender Bag
Hello Kitty mini tote
Dooney & Burke hearts bag
Louis Vuitton Speedy 30
Juicy Couture velour bag
Milky Chan replica bag

Top row: Charles David Copper Leather Pumps, American Eagle flats, Life Stride Flats
Bottom Row: Naturalizer black pumps, Bobbi Blu Purple flats, and Bass leather oxfords
Misc: Vibram Five Fingers - they go great with Moite !

My wardrobe would not be complete with two staples to all my Lolita coordinates.
These are my 2 favorite jerseys...there are more!

Still trying to work this into a coordinate in some's massive, I thought it was tote size.
But you never know when you'll need a big bag...

Currently incoming items:

Trying to figure out a shopping service from Ireland and New Zealand...and the shipping is ridiculous :-/

Thank you for viewing!
Tags: community: wardrobe post, theme: january
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