In the last two years or so, I've been slowly moving away from Sweet pieces and trying to collect more Gothic/Classic styles. It was a huge shift at first, but in comparison to last year, it hasn't changed a whole lot. I've accumulated a lot more accessories, blouses, and other basics, and of course been able to collect and make some wonderful new main pieces.
I've been in to the fashion seriously since 2008, and it's really very fascinating to see how the style has morphed over the years, and how other people and their personal styles change. For me, as I get a little older and do adult things like buying a house and budgeting and navigating married life, this means shifting to the more elegantly understated Classic styles.
Links to the last three years can be found here.
Of course, I'm still a princess at heart, so on with the pretty clothes! Bear with me here, it's quite long (and you can click on pictures for higher resolution).
Dance of the Black Cats JSK I, End of Immortal Eden JSK II, Victorian Cards JSK II (Alice and the Pirates)
Briar Rabbit's Paysage JSK I, The Secret Between Alice and the Clock Tower JSK II (Alice and the Pirates)
Dot Chiffon JSK (Metamorphose), Sleeping Beauty JSK (Haenuli)
Black Princess JSK, Skeleton Birdcage JSK, Tartan Velvet JSK (Handmade by Me)
Grand Staff JSK, Velveteen Military Stripe JSK (Handmade by Me)
Fruit Tart Embroidery JSK (2008), Very Berry Sweet Tart Embroidery (2010) (BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT)
Alice's Ribbon Kingdom JSK, Alice's Chess JSK (BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT)
Top: Acanthus Skirt (Innocent World), Alice Garden Skirt (BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT)
Bottom: Elizabeth Bride of Death Skirt, Masquerade Theater Skirt, Gloria Glassy St. Mary Skirt (Alice and the Pirates)
Harlequin Music Skirt, teja_jamilla's Pirate Skirt (Handmade by Me), Mozarabic Chant Skirt (Krad Lanrete)
Top: Doll Coppelia Vest, Tartan Vest (Alice and the Pirates), Velveteen Military Stripe Vest (Handmade by Me)
Bottom: Velour Bloomer Shorts (Alice and the Pirates), Velveteen Military Stripe Shorts (Handmade by Me)
Bunny-Ear Hooded Cutsew (BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT), black and brown cutsew boleros (Handmade by Me), ivory knit bolero (Bodyline), Rapunzel Cutsew OP (Alice and the Pirates)
Top: black chiffon blouse (Handmade by Me), black high neck blouse (Alice and the Pirates), black princess blouse
(BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT)
Bottom: Chiffon Frill blouse (Alice and the Pirates), white lace blouse (Juliette et Justine), Prince Conrad blouse
(Alice and the Pirates)
Top: lavender chiffon blouse (Handmade by Me), bordeaux chiffon blouse (Infanta), ivory chiffon blouse (Forever21)
Bottom: ivory Sophia blouse, white Petit Ruffle blouse (BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT)
Musette Bustier (Innocent World), black floral pique underbust corset (Handmade by Me)
Ivory minky hooded bolero, black minky capelet and muff purse (Handmade by Me)
Top: black and white bow bags (Loris)
Bottom: brown heart bag (Loris), Fairytales Pochette, Special Set bag (Alice and the Pirates)
White tea flats are Secret Shop, the rest are Bodyline
End of Immortal Eden bonnet, Victorian Cards bonnet (altered), Vampire Prelude bonnet (Alice and the Pirates)
Assorted accessories (BABY, A/P, Haenuli, handmade by me, Forever21, Angelic Pretty, Sanrio)
I also have a bunch of rose clips from Surface Spell coming in the mail, and forgot to include a bow headband with a veil that I made recently.
Jewelry is mostly Forever21, handmade, vintage, and Betsey Johnson
Socks are mostly BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT and Alice and the Pirates
Royal Jewel Tights (Haenuli), bloomers (Handmade by Me), harlequin tights (Alice and the Pirates)
Parasols (BABY THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT), Velveteen Military Stripe beret and steampunk-inspired waist cincher (Handmade by Me)
You can see how I store my petticoats here--black B-length "moderate fluff" petticoat (The Snow Field), white petticoat in pink tote bag (Malco Modes), white bridal-style petticoat (kirakirajenjen), pale yellow long petticoat (Handmade by Me)
Sorry about leaving them in the bags, I really didn't want to take them all out... Majority are G&LW, with one Taobao and one Epic Cosplay "Au Naturale", all in shades of red/auburn and burgundy.