So this month marks my three year anniversary since joining EGL and mid-April will mark three years since I wore Lolita in public! My how times have changed... Since my last post I've gotten rid of some things that I'm not too fond of anymore and got my hands on some new jewelry, accessories and even my first piece of brand. I've ordered a couple accessory luck packs from the Internet (including one on Black Friday, which probably wasn't too good of an idea...). I was among 25-30 people who attended Baltimore's first ever Harajuku walk in September and I even met another Lolita in my county who sews most of her clothes! So it's been quite a bit of fun this year!
Heads up: I took these pictures over the course of several days, so quality may fluctuate a bit. Sorry!
OPs and JSKs
Bodyline's L087 Cameo OP
I actually had this on my wishlist when I began researching Lolita and I was able to snap this up in time for my first wardrobe post! It's actually one of the easiest things to co-ord!
Bodyline's L362 Tiered Bolero OP
My sister says that this dress reminds her of Rapunzel's in Tangled!
Bodyline's L322 "Petite Sakura" JSK
Bodyline's L346 Love Jewelry Skirt
*sigh* My first Lolita piece (other than my petticoat)... I'd love to own the JSK in pink and the yukata in sax one day!
Bodyline's L303 Chocoberry Skirt
I usually wear this in the summer months
Behold my first piece of brand! Like my Cameo OP, it's really easy to co-ord!
The second one I actually found at Papaya during the sales tax free holiday!
Close up of daisy embroidery on the Papaya blouse
The one on the right I've layered under my lavender OP the past month or so (for warmth and since the lace on the sleeves drives me nuts)
Bodyline's L373 and offbrand
I've had bad luck finding colored blouses offbrand, so I caved a couple months ago and got the Bodyline blouse...
These were the first two blouses I ever purchased for Lolita, but I'm planning to modify them a bit to make them even frillier! Wish me luck!
The darker pink one looks pretty otome to me, eh? I also have the same top in mint, but it doesn't go with anything in my wardrobe right now.
offbrand, Bodyline's L409
The Bodyline bolero actually has sequins on the fabric!
Beadwork close-up on my black bolero
I've found both of these at my local Goodwills and they're cashmere!
ribbon detailing on the pink cardigan
My mom spotted this at a local consignment shop, so how could I not pass this up?
I actually wore this at my comm's winter ILD meetup and they were surprised that I found this at Target for $40!
(l-r) Payless x2, Target, Bodyline, Target, Bodyline, Target
I also have a pair of frilly white ankle socks from Bodyline, but one half vanished into thin air!
Black lace sock detailing
(l-r) Target, Halloween City (believe it or not), no idea, Target, Charlotte Russe, Hot Topic x4
Charlotte Russe tights details
And where they're all stuffed!
(l-r) Bodyline, Payless, thrifted, Bodyline, thrifted
Sorry for the blurry picture!
The red one I found at Wal-Mart a couple years ago and I wear it with my Chocoberry skirt. I crocheted the berets myself.
crocheted by yours truly
The pink, sax and yellow one is still being worked on!
Sweet Mildred, Claire's, Icing, offbrand, handmade
Claire's, Icing, Hikari wo Sagasu, Bodyline, Kawaii Goods, Kittywood Designs (Etsy)
All handmade by yours truly with some yarn and unwanted hair elastics!
Detail close up
Claire's, Lia Sophia, Hot Topic, Kittywood Designs (Etsy), Pastel Dream Shoes (Etsy), Chantilly (random AUSA booth), Charming Charlies, Kawaii Goods handmade by me, unknown, gifts
Handmade by me (with a friend's help ^_^)
(l-r) Kohl's, Wear it Cuter (Etsy), Kittywood Designs (Etsy)
(l-r) unknown, Kittywood Designs (Etsy), Lia Sophia
(l-r) Wal-Mart, Kittywood Designs (Etsy), unknown
(l-r) AUSA booth whose name I can't remember, Lucky Squid Studios x2
(l-r) Lia Sophia, unknown x2
Body Central, Claire's, Magic Tea Party (AUSA booth), handmade by me, gifts, unknown
The Pegasus clip (I call her Hanabi) is from Kawaii Goods and the teapot clip is from Kittywood Designs (Etsy). The pins are from all over the place. Ask away on where I got what!
I've decided not to do my bags (both offbrand), my petticoat, bloomers (since they're just PJ shorts) or the detachable waist ties and bows from my skirts and dresses.
Nothing in the mail for me since I'm low on funds at the moment, but my birthday is later this month so that might change!
And here's a silly picture of me to cap things off! Thanks for looking around!