I've been participating in the lolita fashion for a year and a half, and this is my second wardrobe post. You can find last year's post here. This past year my wardrobe has become far more cohesive as I've discovered what suits me best and what I'm most comfortable wearing. Due to that and some weight loss many pieces have come and gone between last years post of now, most lamentably Lady Sloth's Silk Cherubims. My wardrobe is pretty small, and entirely made up of Bodyline, F+F and truly offbrand pieces.
Over 2014 I want to focus more on adding more blouses and some handmade pieces, as well as making sure that everything in my wardrobe is something I love wearing, no more pieces that are pretty but I don't wear.
My apologies for the not too great photography, my house is dark and full of people so I had to make do with the dining table. And I've been alternating between busy and sick, so these photos were taken over several days with slightly different light.
I'm gradually falling in love with how easy it is to wear OPs, and I'm hoping to add more to my wardrobe this year.
This dress is so cute and casual. It works great without a petti as a simple summer dress.
Hands down my favourite dress. And I think this colourway wins as my favourite too! Just.
I find the brown version is great for giving off a vintage vibe.
Despite my growing love for OPs, I love how JSKs give you the chance to radically change an outfit by wearing different blouses. There's also something so cute about them!
I have an abiding love for black and pink, and Alice just make it better!
This dress was is adorable, but it may be too sweet for me! I have to figure out a way to tone it down
This was my first JSK and I still love it. I really like Bodyline's floral and non-print work.
My only monochrome piece!
I like loltat skirts for more casual outfits, though I find they're not as flattering on my as dresses are. However, last year I got my first high-waisted skirts and I think they are definitely something I want more of!
I wear this with brown to make it a little less sweet.
My first skirt!
It's a little busy bust I love this skirt.
When I lost too much weight to fit the JSK I decided to turn it into a skirt instead.
Adding green to my wardrobe happen last year, and I love it!
This skirt is amazing, it's definitely the best Bodyline piece I own
I have trouble finding blouses that I like aesthetically, that actually fit well and that I feel comfortable wearing - it's hard to get all three in one piece! So I don't have too many blouses at the moment, but I'm hoping to add more in a range of colours and styles over the next year.
I finally found a sailor blouse that doesn't make me feel silly! Yay!
Blown-out picture, I know, but this blouse is really cute!
Same as above, but in black. I like having it in both colours.
Same as both above, but a size larger and tea-dyed. I figured rather than get rid of it when I lost weight I'd change the colour and use it until it doesn't fit at all.
Offbrand - SES
A more understated blouse. I may add some lace to it soon though.
I mentioned that I'm adding green, didn't I? This has a jabot, but that's stashed in a box.
The sleeves were too short, so I added a lace panel in the upper arms. I unfortunately made the panels a tad too big, but I much prefer too-long sleeves than too-short ones.
I tend not to wear lolita when it gets colder because I don't like layering too much, so my outerwear collection is limited. I do want to look into getting some more vests and waistcoats though, as I'd rather pair a vest with a long sleeved blouse than wear a jacket or coat. But hey, I'm Australian, so colder isn't much of an issue.
I consider black and brown to be my two staple colours, so of course I had to get this cute jacket in brown...
Even though the braid is a bit tacky I love the design on this jacket.
Offbrand - eBay
This lovely coat was a gift from my boyfriend. It's just the right shape for lolita.
Offbrand - Target
I like wearing this waistcoat with lolita, especially with some of the more sweet prints.
Shhhh...not technically outerwear but whatever. I love the kind of steampunk vibe this set has, and the pants are adorable.
I tend not to wear jewellery outside of photoshoots, so my accessory collection is limited. But I love what I have!
Peacockalorum aka Stocking Shock
Got one, loved it, had to get a second with different ribbon and lace. Had to...
I feel silly in head-eating bows - the bottom two bows are a big as I get!
Offbrand and Handmade.
I made the lacy one on a whim one day and on a similar whim bought the little black tiara from Equip. As for the bottom row, I got the tartan one from James, I think, and the others from eBay.
Floral headbands! Yay! I love flowers in lolita, I really do.
Offbrand and Handmade.
The half bonnet and the two combs are handmade. Everything else has been picked up from various places at various times. The only noteworthy thing are the eyeball clips, which were bought on facebook ages ago from Bexterity, a pinup photographer from Sydney.
Offbrand and vintage.
I love hats, and want more! The furry thing is vintage, from my fashionista of a great-aunt. The bowler hat is from F+F, the black cap is offbrand and I've had it from ages, and the two berets are both from eBay. I intend to decorate them at some point, just figuring out what!
I kind of feel silly for taking so many photos of so comparatively few socks, but whatever. I'm not much of a knee-high/OTK person, nor do I wear tights too often, but I do have a thing for ankle socks, as you can see.
Offbrand - Target
I keep my eyes feeled for any packet sof socks that have cute ones then take the cute ones for my lolita collection and the dull ones for everyday.
eBay and Bodyline.
I know that the bottom line is all Bodyline, I forget where each of the tops pairs came from. I really love lacy ankle socks! I'll probably end up with like a hundred pairs in a few years time.
I really love sheer socks, I think they're both funky and cute.
L -> R
Bodyline, Sock Dreams x4, eBay, Bodyline tights cut down to be thigh highs,
My favourite part of my wardrobe! I really have a thing for shoes...
I love red footwear but never wear them much, unfortunately. I think I need a red blouse or something to be able to balance the colours.
Bodyline and Offbrand - Betts
My first pair of proper lolita shoes and one of my favourite pairs of ankle boots.
Bodyline and Offbrand - Betts
These are the shoes that came with the crown patch, which I promptly disposed of, and these are my steampunk boots that seem to work with lots more than just steampunk.
Offbrand - Betts and Bodyline
I've had these granny boots for a long, long time and I love them to bits! And the Bodyline boots are really comfortable, I wear them a lot outside of lolita.
My pastel shoes! Almost too cute to wear...
Bodyline x2 and Offbrand - Spendless Shoes
I own too many black shoes. This picture doesn't even include the plain black pumps and such I sometimes wear in lolita.
I forgot to add these guys to to brown shoe collection so they get their own photo.
So that's my wardrobe! I hope you liked having a look - I've loved checking everyone else's out! If anyone has any suggestions of particular pieces that may work with me collection feel free to let me know! And if you're interested in seeing the outfits I make with these clothes you can follow me on tumblr or like my facebook page.