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alanna_lioness 2021 wardrobe post part 1

Welcome to my first wardrobe post in 9 years!

Hi everyone! This is my first wardrobe post in nine years, so please check my previous post if you’d like to see how things have changed. I’m likely moving this year after living in my cute 1920s apartment for nearly 7 years, so I’m using this as a way to kind of memorialize my first post-college apartment. I also am really into creative organizing/storage ideas, so I tried to get a lot of photos of how I store items too in case that’s of interest for anyone else.

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Apologies in advance for not steaming anything! My current closet is pretty packed, so things get wrinkly in there. I promise I steam everything before wearing them! I also apologize for the iffy lighting with some photos. Portland, Oregon is pretty dark and cloudy this time of year so I tried to work around that as best I could. <3

Now let’s dive in!

First, here’s my current closet that stores my lolita and other pastel/“fun” clothes. 1920s buildings frequently have these deep, relatively narrow closets. When I moved in this closet had shelves at the very back and nothing else. I added a standard cheap clothing rack on the right, a clothing bar above it, and a shelf above that for purses. On the left side I added two sets of wall hooks for flatter bags. The back shelves then hold sweaters. It’s a tight fit, but really made this closet functional and everything can be easily removed when it’s time to leave!

Here it is! As you can see it's getting a bit cramped. I'm ready to move somewhere bigger lol.
Here it is! As you can see it's getting a bit cramped. I'm ready to move somewhere bigger lol.
This is two sets of hooks
This is two sets of hooks
These shelves were the only thing in this closet when I moved in.
These shelves were the only thing in this closet when I moved in.
Another shelf I added at the top.
Another shelf I added at the top.

Dresses:

Angelic Pretty Carnival OP — This dress is my all time favorite and one of the ones I've owned the longest! You'll notice throughout this post that ponies/carousels are my favorite lolita motif and this is my favorite dress of all. I'm also excited about the Sugary Carnival re-releases to get those ponies back into my wardrobe again!
Angelic Pretty Carnival OP — This dress is my all time favorite and one of the ones I've owned the longest! You'll notice throughout this post that ponies/carousels are my favorite lolita motif and this is my favorite dress of all. I'm also excited about the Sugary Carnival re-releases to get those ponies back into my wardrobe again!
Angelic Pretty Fancy Box Switching Chest JSK
Angelic Pretty Fancy Box Switching Chest JSK
Angelic Pretty Cat's Tea Party
Angelic Pretty Cat's Tea Party
Angelic Pretty Toys Museum
Angelic Pretty Toys Museum
Angelic Pretty Chateau d’ecume JSK —  I know most folks didn't care for this one, but the colorway reminded me so much of my favorite Twinkle Mermaid colorway that I couldn't pass it up
Angelic Pretty Chateau d’ecume JSK — I know most folks didn't care for this one, but the colorway reminded me so much of my favorite Twinkle Mermaid colorway that I couldn't pass it up
Angelic Pretty Fancy Paper Dolls Special Set
Angelic Pretty Fancy Paper Dolls Special Set
Angelic Pretty Angel Pony OP — I told you I like ponies!
Angelic Pretty Angel Pony OP — I told you I like ponies!
Angelic Pretty Rose Toilette OP
Angelic Pretty Rose Toilette OP
Angelic Pretty Royal Cards High Waist JSK
Angelic Pretty Royal Cards High Waist JSK
Angelic Pretty Toy Drops OP
Angelic Pretty Toy Drops OP
Angelic Pretty Omekashi Doll JSK
Angelic Pretty Omekashi Doll JSK
Angelic Pretty Fantastic Dolly JSK
Angelic Pretty Fantastic Dolly JSK
Angelic Pretty Dreamy Girl High Waist JSK
Angelic Pretty Dreamy Girl High Waist JSK
Metamorphose Carousel Print JSK — Yup, more ponies
Metamorphose Carousel Print JSK — Yup, more ponies
Metamorphose Ribbon Chandelier JSK — These old screen prints are so wonderful!
Metamorphose Ribbon Chandelier JSK — These old screen prints are so wonderful!
Metamorphose Heart Pocket Embroidery JSK
Metamorphose Heart Pocket Embroidery JSK


Metamorphose Polka Dot Ribbon JSK
Metamorphose Polka Dot Ribbon JSK
Metamorphose - Red JSK - I’m unsure of the name, but it looks similar to the 2008 Gingham Check Heart Button JSK so I’d guess it’s from the same year
Metamorphose - Red JSK - I’m unsure of the name, but it looks similar to the 2008 Gingham Check Heart Button JSK so I’d guess it’s from the same year
Innocent World Forest Harvest JSK
Innocent World Forest Harvest JSK
Innocent World Frederick Check Trump Tartan JSK
Innocent World Frederick Check Trump Tartan JSK
Innocent World Carousel (Merry-Go-Round) JSK — surprise! more ponies!
Innocent World Carousel (Merry-Go-Round) JSK — surprise! more ponies!
Innocent World Venus JSK — This dress is simple and difficult to even see in this photo, but I LOVE how versatile it is. I've worn it in all sorts of styles and it's basically my "little black dress" of lolita.
Innocent World Venus JSK — This dress is simple and difficult to even see in this photo, but I LOVE how versatile it is. I've worn it in all sorts of styles and it's basically my "little black dress" of lolita.
Innocent World Dollhouse JSK
Innocent World Dollhouse JSK
Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Millefeuille JSK
Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Millefeuille JSK
Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Hawase Doll OP — HEED MY WARNING! Do not hang dresses with elastic shoulders on hangers! I've hard this dress for about 14 years and hanging it has made the shoulder elastic totally give out. It's replaceable, but it's tough because I don't trust most seamstresses with such an old and special dress. Once the pandemic ends I'm going to work on finding a good seamstress to bring her back to her old self. <3
Baby, The Stars Shine Bright Hawase Doll OP — HEED MY WARNING! Do not hang dresses with elastic shoulders on hangers! I've hard this dress for about 14 years and hanging it has made the shoulder elastic totally give out. It's replaceable, but it's tough because I don't trust most seamstresses with such an old and special dress. Once the pandemic ends I'm going to work on finding a good seamstress to bring her back to her old self. <3
Juliette et Justine — I'm not sure on the name of this one! If you know it, please let me know
Juliette et Justine — I'm not sure on the name of this one! If you know it, please let me know
Alice and the Pirates Wonder Bunny’s Magical Cards Party JSK
Alice and the Pirates Wonder Bunny’s Magical Cards Party JSK
Heart E Pico-chan the Fawn Polka Dot JSK
Heart E Pico-chan the Fawn Polka Dot JSK
Violet Fane Otome Nostalgia OP
Violet Fane Otome Nostalgia OP

Skirts:

Angelic Pretty Honey Cake Cafe Skirt
Angelic Pretty Honey Cake Cafe Skirt
Metamorphose Apple Frill Skirt — One of my all time favorites! I love the lil worm.
Metamorphose Apple Frill Skirt — One of my all time favorites! I love the lil worm.
JeJ La jupe du château
JeJ La jupe du château
Shirley Temple Mermaid Skirt
Shirley Temple Mermaid Skirt
MILK Fawn Skirt
MILK Fawn Skirt
Bodyline Floral Gobelin Print High Waist Skirt
Bodyline Floral Gobelin Print High Waist Skirt

Blouses:

Innocent World
Innocent World
Innocent World
Innocent World
Innocent World
Innocent World
Cornet
Cornet
Bodyline
Bodyline
Offbrand — I love these blouses so much that I got it in four colors lol
Offbrand — I love these blouses so much that I got it in four colors lol

Cutsews:

AP x Funassyi cutsew — as a major fan of both, this is a weird combo that feels like it was made just for me
AP x Funassyi cutsew — as a major fan of both, this is a weird combo that feels like it was made just for me
Angelic Pretty
Angelic Pretty
Innocent World
Innocent World
BPN Cutsew
BPN Cutsew

Bags:

Clockwise starting from Milky Chan: AP, BTSSB, Pink Macaroon, AP, IW, AATP, AP, Offbrand, AP, BTSSB. Usakumya in the center is also BTSSB.
Clockwise starting from Milky Chan: AP, BTSSB, Pink Macaroon, AP, IW, AATP, AP, Offbrand, AP, BTSSB. Usakumya in the center is also BTSSB.
Here's an example of how I store many of them on displays around my apartment so I can enjoy them all the time!
Here's an example of how I store many of them on displays around my apartment so I can enjoy them all the time!
Top: Betsey Johnson (although lots of brands carry similar bags). Bottom: AP and BTSSB
Top: Betsey Johnson (although lots of brands carry similar bags). Bottom: AP and BTSSB
Top: Swimmer. Bottom: AP.
Top: Swimmer. Bottom: AP.
Top: The Pink Faeries, h.NAOTO Frill. Bottom: MILK, Offbrand
Top: The Pink Faeries, h.NAOTO Frill. Bottom: MILK, Offbrand
Clockwise starting with the strawberry bag: AP, Swimmer, AP, IW, Offbrand, Swimmer, Vintage
Clockwise starting with the strawberry bag: AP, Swimmer, AP, IW, Offbrand, Swimmer, Vintage
Top: Lindsay, Middle: Polly Pocket, AP. Bottom: GU x Sailor Moon, BTSSB, AP
Top: Lindsay, Middle: Polly Pocket, AP. Bottom: GU x Sailor Moon, BTSSB, AP

Coats, parkas, etc.:

Metamorphose Frill Coat with Cape — Snagged years ago in a lucky pack! I still can't believe it and love it so much.
Metamorphose Frill Coat with Cape — Snagged years ago in a lucky pack! I still can't believe it and love it so much.
Be My Kitten Coat — I ordered this through a taobao reseller, so I'm not sure which brand it's from
Be My Kitten Coat — I ordered this through a taobao reseller, so I'm not sure which brand it's from
AATP Leopard Fur Cape
AATP Leopard Fur Cape
Offbrand
Offbrand
AP Candy Sprinkle Parka
AP Candy Sprinkle Parka
AATP Castle Print Parka — Back — One of my all time favorite pieces and part of my normie wardrobe. It's showing signs of wear now, but I still love it.
AATP Castle Print Parka — Back — One of my all time favorite pieces and part of my normie wardrobe. It's showing signs of wear now, but I still love it.
AATP Castle Print Parka — Front
AATP Castle Print Parka — Front
Angelic Pretty
Angelic Pretty
Angelic Pretty
Angelic Pretty

Cardigans and boleros:

IW Ribbon Lace Millefeuille Bolero
IW Ribbon Lace Millefeuille Bolero
BTSSB
BTSSB
Emily Temple Cute
Emily Temple Cute
Candy Stripper
Candy Stripper
Offbrand
Offbrand
Bodyline
Bodyline

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