It's been a long time since I've posted on d_l so I thought I'd catch up with a post of the coords I have pictures of, from roughly a year ago to present.
I've been collecting lolita for 2.5 years now and am really still working on coordinating and fleshing out my wardrobe.
I've made some cute, as well as highly questionable, coord choices along the way...
...starting with my terrible birthday outfit from April 2016...
I had such high hopes for this coord and it didn't go so well lol
oh dear lol
Summer ILD '16
JSK: IW, Blouse: Glitter Tale, Headdress: Sweet Mildred (Etsy)
I had a lot of fun with this coord! I look forward to wearing it as the weather warms up, especially now that I have bloomers. I love Winnie the Pooh so much so I wanted to make a Pooh-inspired coord.
SK: Meta, Blouse: AP, Brooch Pin: Disney
SK: Meta, Cutsew: Axes Femme, Headdress&Bag: Restyle, Bloomers: F+F
Found this incredible sweater to pair with Night Carnival. on the hunt for the right legwear for next time.
Aside from my flocked Meta skirt, this was my first velveteen main piece. Thus began my addiction lol
JSK: MeLikesTea, Cutsew: Axes Femme, OTKs&bow hairclips: IW
My OTT Halloween coord, which I am still so proud of! My friend's granddaughter called me "King of the Butterflies" ^_^ Unfortunately, I did not get any good full coord pics. This dress was my # 2 top dream dress I never thought I'd find. So happy!!
JSK&Bonnet: Meta, Blouse: Lady Sloth, Underskirt: MeLikesTea, Shoes: Demonia,
A kind of hime punk mash-up. pretty crazy.
SK: Meta, Cutsew: Axes Femme, Hair Comb: BABY, Shoes: Bodyline
Thanksgiving coord ^_^ I stayed up all night cooking so that dinner could be ready by 2pm, since I had work that day at 5. I was pretty tired so not much time went into planning this coord, unfortunately. It was worth it though. I really love cooking a giant meal for a bunch of people all by myself.
SK: MAM, OTKs: IW, Shoes: Bodyline, Headdress: handmade by me
Winter ILD. I love this greyxblack combo, plus it was very warm!
JSK: MLT, Cutsew: Axes Femme, Boots: Demonia, Coat: Restyle
Pardon my tired face. I wore this on Christmas Eve to finish my grocery shopping for Christmas dinner. (I love cooking holiday meals!!) In person the bordeaux of the cutsew and skirt match, but not so much in photos. I think I'll try and grab a MAM cutsew in my summer haul
SK&Headdress: Maxicimam, Cutsew(blk): Meta, Cutsew(wine): Axes Femme
Another dream dress acquired!
JSK&Cutsew: AP, Headbow: Sanrio, Bloomers: F+F
So...this was an experiment xD was going for an OTT sweet valentine's coord for a contest but ran out of time trying to make some of the pieces (it took me a week outside of work to handsew the apron, embroider and sew the hair pillows, and add lace to the turtleneck). This is still a work in progress, especially as the apron needs tailoring. The shoe clips were a mistake lol
JSK: AP, Cutsew: normie offbrand modified by me, Apron&hair pillows: handmade by me, Bloomers: F+F
Hard to tell in photo but this set is NavyxBeige. First time coording it, def needs work.
Cape&SK: MAM, OP: VM, Sidebow: IW
This was my pre-Valentine's Day coord. I love this cropped crocheted sweater. Found it at a thrift shop!
JSK: BABY, Hair Combs: AP, Blouse: F+F, Pillow Accessories: handmade by me
Vday coord <3 I think I'll modify the sleeves of the blouse so they bell and land at my elbow, maybe with a black lace trim.
JSK: MLT, Canotier: Doris, Wristcuffs: Bodyline
I love this OP. It's so comfy I may try to hunt down the mint colourway.
OP&KC: BABY, Cutsew: modified offbrand, Shoes: BL
This coord was a miss haha Very comfy for playing DDR in though!
JSK&KC: BABY, Hairclips&Bracelet: Chocomint, Necklace: Sanrio
Pearl overload! I love this coord, though the color balance is off. I hope to switch the fabric vest buttons for nice silver ones.
SK: Meta, Cutsew: Axes Femme
I can't tell you how much I love this print in this specific colourway. Had a night of drinking and dancing after work!
JSK: Meta, Boots: Demonia
YES, more velveteen! This op is amazing!! I contacted my SS the minute I saw the preview for this design.
OP: Sweet Dreamer (taobao), Headdress: IW, Necklace: AATP, Shoes: Demonia
I would have liked more poof if I didn't have to work that day. I think this blouse would look great under a JSK.
SK: Dear Celine, Blouse: Axes Femme, HD: Restyle, Crown Cameo Ring: Excentrique
Went to a wine tasting event with some friends. Unfortunately the lighting was horrendous after the sun went down. Sorry about the exposure of the full coord shot. My friend was drunk and didn't adjust her cam settings lol
SK&lacey bow brooch: Meta, Blouse: AP, Bracelets&puffy bow: handmade by me
Not really lolita, but I wore this for an event with my parents. My mom says she doesn't like going out with me in the "Bo Peep" aesthetic so I tried to tone it down. It turned out kinda cute, in a gyaru meets lolita meets retro styling.
SK: Meta, Cutsew: Axes Femme
And now my most recent and final coord for this post!
I got this skirt for myself as a part of a bday haul. It's velveteen and I obviously love it very much xD
SK: MAM, Cut: Putumayo, OTKs: IW, Necklace: Monomania, KC: Baby, Bag: Sanrio
- create/wear more gothic coords
- chillax on pouncing on main pieces
- fill out my wardrobe with essentials (more legwear! more headwear! more blouses!)
- move away from merely collecting pieces and into cultivating a daily wardrobe--even if I can't actually wear lolita everyday
I am also going to work hard on collecting loliable flats/sneakers that I can wear when I'm working. You've probably noticed the various tennis shoes I've tried to make work lol I work a lot between 2 on-my-feet jobs so I'd love to find cute comfy sneakers moving forward.
Thanks for going on this looooong year in review journey with me! I appreciate any comments, tips, or concerns you'd like to share ^__^