I enjoy dressing up in Lolita clothing. It makes me feel great, and (being a Leo) the center of attention. Where I live is very secluded from the rest of the know world. It's over an hours drive to the nearest city/mall/meijers/wal-mat ect. ect. ect. I don't live within driving distance of any boutiques, or high end clothing stores (other then the typical outlet in the mall). I do with the limited pieces of clothing I have, and what I can afford getting online. Today I was walking down the street headed for the bank, and this girl stopped me. She was in my graduating class in high school, and didn't know (I assumed) a lick about Lolita unless it was something I had explained to her in high school. She was the kind of girl who would wear shorts so small they looked like a thong, and a shirt so small it wasn't even there, and complained when people stared at her. She looked my Kuro outfit up and down then scoffed at me and said "You have no right to have that on." I asked her why she said that and she continued to say "Because your farm from what is to be considered Lolita." she still has not upgraded her look from high school. "A Lolita doesn’t do hard work, nor do they like the bitter things in life. You’re such a poser." She then walked off, and left me bewildered. I began to think about what she said and the lines from Shimotsuma monogatari where Momoko was explaining about rococo, and about herself. That is not exactly me. Dose that make me any less of a Lolita? I have a hard working job; I work early in the moorings until late. My job is at racing stables, I'm a Stable hand. I clean stalls, jog carts, horses, and cobwebs from the ceiling. I have to get down and dirty, but I enjoy my job. I love it in fact. I also love both the sweet and bitter things in life. I love a good sweet pie accompanied by a strong bitter green/grey tea. Then I thought about my Lolita style I prefer Elegant/aristocrat, Kuro, Country, and occasionally punk. The styles I prefer are more refined, in a way dose that make up for the fact that I enjoy both bitter, and sweet? Or is Lolita more or less what the person makes of it. I love this style, but I work very hard to attain it. I feel offended from what she said, and i'm begining to rethink about what is lolita, and what is not. can i still call myself a lolita even if I enjoy working hard even if it means gettind sweaty and dirty? Other then my job I dress lolita when ever I go out in public.
I hope i put this in way people can understand...
Edit: you guys made me feel so much better. Thanks.