It's that time of the year again and it's is my fourth time participating in the wardrobe post 'challenge'. I have been wearing Lolita for just over 5 years, these are my 2013, 2014 and 2015 posts in case you want to see how my wardrobe has evolved. I'm pretty happy with my wardrobe progress in the past year, I've focused on selling dresses I didn't feel comfortable in and buying items that I know I'd be happy to wear, so lots of velvet and gobelin. Most of my AATP prints have gone, but one or two JetJ print dresses have snuck in.
I tried taking pictures of accessories, blouses etc as well as main pieces and posting complete coords but I gave up after a while. So without further ado, on to the....
As always my favourite brand, it's such a shame their releases are far and few between nowadays.
MM Micheline skirt (+ BtSSB blouse)
Angelica JSK (+MM bolero)
Therese JSK (+AATP Lace jumper)
Apollonia OP (+ Antique Beast Choker& Triple Fortune Floral hairclip)
Bisque Doll OP (+ Excentrique Necklace)
Dolores JSK (+ VM blouse)
Burberry JSK (+VM Henrietta Blouse) I was searching for this dress for ages and couldn't believe my luck when it came up for auction.
Caramélisée OP (+ Meta barette)
Polkadot Ribbon JSK (+ ETC blouse)
Chocolatier JSK (+ VM blouse & Excentrique pin/hair clip) - this is one of my all time favourites, I love the velvet and gobelin fabrics.
Christel OP (+ Vintage hat)
Merrilees JSK (+ VM blouse)
Myrtine JSK (+ Liz Lisa cutsew)
Noreen JSK (+ ETC blouse & AATP barette, I had real problems will the lighting this year, the weather in the UK has not been kind. The barette is actually the same colour as the dress)
Sailor Collar OP
St Claire OP (+ Vintage hat) - one of the pieces I fell in love with when I first got into Lolita. This has a very special place in my heart.
Felicia Rose JSK (+ BtSSB Lourder blouse & offbrand hat)
Majolica JSK (+Taobao blouse)
Antoinette Fleur OP (I was debating getting it in another colour way when it was re-released, it's such a stunning dress)
Mille Rose JSK (+ Taobao blouse)
Milk Sugar JSK (+ ETC blouse)
Second favourite brand I suppose, or at least second most common brand in my wardrobe. I like that they occasionally release 'unusual' pieces.
VM British Check skirt (+ Taobao blouse, VM Cardigan, VM hat) - not really Lolita, but it's too nice not to post it.
VM Victorian Doll skirt (+ MM cutsew)
VM Gobelins Back Lace Skirt (+ BtSSB bolero) - I love old school VM Gobelin pieces, they're just amazing.
VM Gobelins Pleated Long Skirt (+ MM bolero)
VM Sailor Doll skirt (+ AP cardigan)
VM Stripe Ribbon Sailor skirt (+ ETC cutsew)
Beth (Victorian Maiden's sister brand) + VM Cardigan
Velveteen Lady Lace Up OP (+ vintage hat)
Brilliant Lace Fairy Dress - I really like the cut and colour - so different from usual Lolita pieces.
Fairy Lace Long Dress (+ Schwarz Schmetterling necklace)
Elegant Lacy Dress (+VM blouse + AATP witch hat)
Classic Marine Lady JSK (+ IW blouse & vintage hat)
Baroque Jacquard Heart Frill Dress (+ BtSSB Lace Jumper & MM headpiece)
British Check Doll OP (+ VM flower comb)
Regimental Stripes V-neck dress (+ VM blouse & VM flower comb)
Gathered Pearl High Waist JSK (+ BtSSB Lourder blouse) - this has to be one of my favourite VM dresses, the shilouette is wonderful.
Noble Queen JSK (+ Taobao blouse)
Chiffon Ribbon Ruffle Dress (+ Amavel blouse, Meta sailor hat)
Rococo Bouquet JSK (+ VM bolero) - Love the neckline and I really hope VM release some more pieces in the Rococo black colour.
Rose Stripe Lace OP (+ BtSSB necklace & MM lace cuffs)
Underdress and Volume Chiffon underskirt
IW Classical Lace skirt (+ VM Cardigan - I love those little pockets, it's a shame they're just decorative)
IW Ornamental Stripe Skirt (+ VM Henrietta Cardigan - the skirt is still one of my favourite items)
Juliette & Justine
Bisque Doll OP ( + various VM and offbrand floral hair pieces) - One of my first brand pieces and I still adore this dress so much.
Carte de la verite JSK (+ VM blouse)
La Dame de la Rose JSK (BtSSB Lace jumper & VM gloves)
La Fille de la Foret Robe (+ J et J blouse)
Robe du Grimm JSK (+ ETC blouse)
Excentrique Academia skirt (+ MM Blouse)
Excentrique Velvet skirt (+ Amavel blouse - I really love this blouse, clearly I need more stand collar/three quarter sleeve blouses)
Velvet Jsk (+ VM blouse, Excentrique necklace & Meta barette) - so glad I got this, love the colour and it looks so elegant.
Moi Meme Moitie
Flocky OP (+ IW Bolero & Antique Beast Choker)
Twelve Constellations JSK (+ Ista Mori bolero) - I was very impressed with the quality and the print, one of my best buys in the last year.
Alice and the Pirates
A Midsummer Night's Dream JSK (+ MMM blouse) - I sold most of my AATP prints, but I don't think I will ever sell this, the print is so pretty and the cut is very flattering.
Baby the Stars Shine Bright
BtSSB Traumerei of Bright Stars skirt (+ taobao blouse & Amavel cardigan)
Antique Lace Doll JSK (+ Ista Mori bolero)
Houndstooth JSK (+BtSSB blouse)
Angelic Pretty Bookmark Skirt (+ Amavel Blouse & Excentrique Corset)
Chocolate Rosette Salopette (+offbrand blouse) & Skirt (+ IW cutsew)
French Doll JSK (+ ETC blouse & JM headband)
French Polkadot JSK (+ Amavel blouse, offbrand bolero & AP hairbow)
JM Candy skirt (+ ETC cutsew) - I like JM miniskirts for more casual otome days.
Jane Marple Chaperone Rouge skirt (+ Fint Cardigan)
Jane Marple Fairy Tale Book skirt (+ MM cutsew - it was so difficult to capture the colour, the turquoise is so pretty)
JM Concerto Carte skirt (+ IW bolero)
Alice Velvet JSK (+ JetJ cutsew, offbrand hat)
Concerto Carte JSK
Polo OP ( for when I want to pretend I'm a sporty person.)
Royal Library Knitted Tromp L'oeil OP
Emily Temple Cute
ETC Fleur de Lis Tapestry skirt (+ Taobao cutsew)
Shirley Temple Trump skirt (+Taobao cutsew)
Chiffon Hearts OP (+VM flower combs)
Embroidery OP (+ taobao sunhat) - it's so versatile and perfect for summer.
Forest Animals OP (+ JM headbow)
Gentleman Rabbit JSK (+ VM blouse)
Jam Jar JSK (+ ETC cutsew)
Macaron JSK (+ ETC blouse)
Red Riding Hood OP (+ JM bow)
Snow White JSK (Disney Collab) (+ offbrand cardigan, JM hat + Excentrique necklace)
Strawberry JSK (+offbrand cardigan)
Tartan Skirt (+offbrand Cardigan) & Tartan OP (+ JM beret) & Tartan Salopette (+ offbrand turtleneck)
Wonderland JSK (+Amavel cardigan)
Wonderland OP (+ Triple Fortune beret)
Jackets and Coat
The weather has not been good this year and I've really struggled to take nice pictures of my outerwear. So just imagine all of the pieces a lot nicer than they are in these pictures.
Beth Star Racing Jacket (+ JM Candy skirt)
IW Napoleon Jacket (+ MM Christel OP, vintage hat)
IW Venessa Jacket (+ IW Classical Lace skirt)
JetJ Bolero de Soiree (+ MM Therese JSK, AATP Lace jumper) - Not strictly speaking a jacket or a coat, but it's so pretty that it needed its own set of pictures!!
JM Chaperone Rouge Cape (+ Excentrique Academia skirt)
MM Emanuelle Jacket (+ VM JSK, BtSSB Lace jumper)
VM Velvet Jacket (+ MM Micheline skirt, Triple Fortune hat)
F+F Jacquard Coat (+ Abilletage scarf)
MM Marietta coat & F+F coat
J et J Palais Royale de Rose set
MMM coat (this is so pretty, there are lace inserts in the folds and it looks so much better worn than it does on the mannequin.)
Bonus Cat with my VM Noble Ribbon Mantle - I love the pink satin lining (+ VM Velveteen Lady Lace up OP)
VM Velveteen Sailor coat (again, my pictures don't do it justice at all)
I take pictures of my Petra Boehm coats every year, but then again I wear them a lot with Lolita (+ Excentrique Feath Cameo pin)
Petra Boehm short Jo coat (VM Brilliant Lace Fairy Dress, offbrand fur collar)
Left to right from the top : JMx2, VM fur bag, JM heart bag, JMx2, VMx2, JM tote bag
Possibly the biggest change in my wardrobe - I always used to stick to lace tights because I thought Grimoire and other brands wouldn't fit my long legs. I was wrong and may have added a few too many printed tights to my wardrobe in the last year.
Top Row: Abilletage x 3, Grimoire 5
Middle Row: JetJ, Grimoire x 3, ETC, JMx2
Bottom Row: Taobao x 7, Grimoire x 3
Currently in the mail:
And that's it. Wardrobe goals for next year: Try to buy less dresses, I'm running out of space. As always, add more cardigans,blouses and accessories. I'd also like to add more MMM, JM and Excentrique to my wardrobe. I was really impressed with the quality of Excentrique pieces I ordered last year and would definitely like another one or two of their corset vests.
Thank you for looking!!