Hello! This is my third wardrobe post!
Previous years: 2018 | 2017
I simultaneously participated in @thefabledfawn's #eglwardrobechallenge on Instagram. While it initially sounds like a lot more work, it actually helped break down the enormous task of photographing every item I have into smaller, more manageable parts over multiple days, so I'm actually showing a lot more things that I had before but did not photograph.
Background: I have been interested in lolita since 2001 and finally got the means and motivation to start building a wardrobe in 2013. I primarily wear more mature sweet and classic leaning styles with dark color bases (black, brown, and red especially) but I like to try lots of different things, so there are a wide variety of colors and motifs sprinkled throughout. I have organized the items by type and roughly by color.
Names in italicized text are new for this year.
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MAIN PIECES (ONEPIECES + JUMPERSKIRTS + SKIRTS)
Physical Drop Standing Collar Princess OP (2017)
Enchantlic Enchantilly Trois Ribbon Tiered JSK (2013)
Fanplusfriend Frill Circle Skirt (2008)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Shirring JSK (2007)
Metamorphose Lurex Raschel Lace Shirring JSK (2014)
Alice and the Pirates Night in the Devil's Castle JSK II (2017)
Angelic Pretty Drained Cherry Tiered JSK (2015)
Alice and the Pirates Briar Rabbit's Paysage JSK I (2013)
Angelic Pretty Miracle Candy Going Out JSK (2010)
Angelic Pretty Märchen Ribbon Back Frill JSK (2011)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Sugar Bouquet JSK (2005)
Metamorphose Wonder Card/Card Playing Kitty Sweet Heart JSK (2012)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Amaretto Ribbon JSK (2012)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Halloween Alice JSK (2013)
Metamorphose Sweets Parade Mini Skirt (2012)
Sweet Addiction Legend of Zelda Stained Glass JSK (2015)
Sweet Mildred Rabbit OP (2017)
Metamorphose Perfume Bottle Frill Skirt (2010)
Triple Fortune Midnight Butterfly Skirt (2016)
Alice and the Pirates Kitten's Wonder Night Tea Party JSK II (2016)
Metamorphose Princess Crown Bouquet Shirring JSK (2009)
Metamorphose Dozing Cat Hakama Tuck JSK (2015)
Metamorphose Romantic Kimono Hakama Tuck JSK (2014)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Tartan Shirring Princess JSK (2011)
Angelic Pretty Country of Sweets Shirring JSK (2011)
Angelic Pretty Classic Fairy Tales JSK (2015)
Angelic Pretty Berry Garden JSK (2014)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Princess Honey's Tea Salon Gathered Bodice JSK (2012)
HMHM Classical Velveteen Chandelier Embroidery JSK (2009)
Metamorphose Rejeana Velveteen JSK (mini length) (2016)
Metamorphose Candy Bottle OP (2016)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Shirring JSK (2009, 1st release)
Angelic Pretty Miracle Candy Triple Frill JSK (2009)
Angelic Pretty Sweet Ribbon Strawberry Shirring JSK (2008)
Angelic Pretty Gingham Shirring JSK (2007)
Metamorphose Floral Shirring JSK (2014)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Sugar Bouquet JSK (2005)
Metamorphose Candy Shower A Line OP (2014)
Metamorphose Wing Cross Embroidery Short Sleeve OP (2008)
Angelic Pretty Melty Cream Doughnut JSK (2016)
Triple Fortune Lily of the Valley Babydoll OP (2017)
Metamorphose Little Squirrel Button Down JSK (2015)
Metamorphose Nostalgic Matryoshka Doll Lace Up JSK (2016)
Metamorphose Gingham Cherry Shirring JSK (2007)
Atelier Pierrot Rose Lace Bustle Corset OP (2011)
Metamorphose Cherry Berry Song Ribbon JSK (2017)
Sweet Addiction Cookie Otome JSK (2018)
Metamorphose Wonder Carousel Angel Collar A Line OP (2015)
Physical Drop Little Princess OP (2018)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Stardust Fantasia ~Horoscope of Twin Star Kittens~ JSK II (2015)
Angelic Pretty Romantic Little Garden JSK (2016)
Metamorphose Noble Tea Party A Line Doll OP (2014)
Metamorphose Cotton Candy Shirring JSK (2012)
Left to right:
Top row: Atelier Pierrot, Strawberry Witch, Bodyline, Bodyline, Ann Taylor, H&M
Middle row: Baby, Infanta, Strawberry Witch, Metamorphose, Physical Drop, Baby
Bottom row: Infanta, Metamorphose, Baby, Bodyline, Strawberry Witch, Surface Spell
Headdresses! I like rectangle headdresses but have a few different other styles too. One of my new favorites is the white horns one from Atelier Beatrice, a small Japanese brand.
Photo 1, left to right, top: Baby, Angelic Pretty, handmade, Antique Beast, Bodyline; Bottom: Metamorphose, Baby, Metamorphose, handmade
Photo 3, top to bottom: Baby, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty
Photo 4: Atelier Beatrice
Clips and combs; bonnets, veils, and scarves (including my wedding veil, haha); headbands.
Wrist cuffs: Restyle, Bodyline (black pair is modified), handmade
This really beautiful sheer lace apron is my first Korean brand item. It is from Lief's Tulip Gardening series. I want to get a white lace apron, especially the white version of this if I'm lucky enough to find one!
I sold a few bags and and added a few new ones, but overall I feel like I streamlined my collection a bit and I think this is a part of my wardrobe that works really nicely because I have used all of them. Hearts are still my favorite! From left to right:
3rd row: La Luice & Alice, Metamorphose, Metamorphose, Baby, Metamorphose, Swimmer
Bottom row: Thrifted, Baby, Metamorphose, Lolita Collective, Enchantlic Enchantilly
As you may be able to tell from the photo, I prefer to wear long socks. :D
About half of these are Bodyline shoes, but I've continued to branch out and try new brands when I see them for good prices. I have also expanded my selection of colors, and even got a pair of boots. I have decided I'm sticking to single-color shoes from now on because they're more versatile.
Left, clockwise from bottom: Bodyline, Baby, Antaina, Bodyline, Metamorphose, Bella-Vita, Bodyline
Left to right:
ON THE WAY
Metamorphose Venetian Cloak with Cape (2012)
Metamorphose The Beauties of Nature Pleated JSK (2018)
Metamorphose The Beauties of Nature OTKs (2018)
Metamorphose Cotton Blend Lace Short Sleeve Blouse (2007)
Metamorphose Tyrolean Ribbon OTKs (2016)
Metamorphose Back Lace Up Ribbon OTKs (2015)
Angelic Pretty Pearl Fur Cape (2010)
Baby, the Stars Shine Bright Feather Lace Head Bow (2006)
Lady Sloth High Collar Blouse (2016)
Lolita related thoughts and reflections on my year are below if you are curious.
- Going out with a friend after our photo shoots, still dressed up, in the middle of a weekday. We confused and delighted people at the bar.
- Getting to go to Angelic Pretty San Francisco/Harajuku Hearts to shop in person! The shop staff was really chill and helpful. I have now been to major brand stores on both coasts. Unfortunately I didn't get to go to the Baby store in San Francisco because I had to leave for the airport before it opened on the one day I had time to go. Guess I'll just have to go back. ;)
- Participating in a June Coordinate Challenge on Instagram. My reflections are here. Overall, I feel like it got my brain in a creative mindset for a while and that was really fun.
2) Complete alterations on the two pieces I bought specifically for altering. Metamorphose Swan Embroidery Skirt will be turned into a bustle skirt, and Metamorphose Wonder Card/Card Playing Kitty Sweet Heart JSK will be turned into an apron skirt.
4) Go to a brand tea party for a brand I like (Metamorphose, Physical Drop, Atelier Pierrot, Baby, maybe Angelic Pretty) if funds and time allow.
5) Attend at least one meetup in each community I am part of.
6) Sew two pairs of bloomers. I have materials, I have a pattern I want to try out, and my serger is all set up. I just need to set aside some time.
Thanks for reading!