Friday, May 22, 2020

5 Surprise Finds That You Didn't Realize You Would Enjoy So Much...

Hi friends! <3

Triple Fortune Bonnet- I always thought bonnets looked nice on others, but weren't suited for me. I had tried out two half bonnets that came with jsk sets, but disliked the look and sold them off. Then I came across this one at the Triple Fortune booth at Ruffle Con. I loved how beautiful it was. The light colors are great for both sweet and classic looks. I feel like a princess whenever I wear it to fancy events.

Metamorphose "Tulle Lace Princess" Headdress- I tend to wear headbows most of the time with my coords. I saw some people wearing rectangular/flat headdresses in their old school coord posts and wanted to try one out. I picked this up for fairly cheap and love it so much! The lace and trim details are so pretty <3 It has a bit of a cushion underneath too, so it sits up on your head nicely. The beads sway and make a pleasant rattling noise when you move your head to the side.

Bodyline "Shoes515"- Going along with the old school style, I also wanted to try out a a pair of rocking horse shoes. I have this pair from Bodyline. I feel somewhat awkward wearing them as I'm already tall, but am getting used to it. I think they look really cool.

Handmade Wrist Cuffs- I usually wear bracelets and thought wrist cuffs were sort of weird. A friend gifted me a pair they had made and I discovered how much I liked them. They are super cute, match with a lot of my coords, and can change up my look in just a few minutes.

Moi Meme Moitie "Stained Glass Chiffon" Jsk- Although I am mainly a sweet lolita, I am also fond of gothic style. This jsk is gorgeous and lets me express my darker, elegant side.

I hope you enjoyed this post! :-)
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Friday, May 1, 2020

Pros & Cons: Keeping to One Style VS Multiple Styles...

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As a lolita who wears mainly sweet style along with some gothic and the occasional classic, I truly related to this weeks blog prompt. Here's my thoughts on things...

One Style

Pros- Rapid improvement rate, less time spent/invested, fewer pieces required- Coording becomes easier due to practicing/focusing on just that one style. You learn quickly what items work and which do not. Less time is spent shopping as you have a narrow focus. Items bought can often be used in multiple coords.

Cons- Limited selection- Your choices are about the same when deciding what to wear. Do I wear the pink dress with the bunnies or the blue one with the teddy bears? It can become boring/frustrating after awhile. As much as I love pastels and cute prints, there are times when I feel like wearing dark colors or having something with a more subtle design.

Multiple Styles

Pros- Variety/choices, experimenting - You have more flexibility when deciding what to wear. You can be a pastel cupcake one day, then a gothic princess the next. It is easier to experiment and try new things, which leads to learning more about each style along the way. 

Cons- Little time spent/invested (per style), slower improvement rate, more pieces required, more costly, less space- Your time is divided up among the different styles. Less experience means coording will take longer, and the increased likelihood of making mistakes. There is also an increase in spending as not all of your pieces will be able to work with other styles. You will most likely have to purchase additional items that are specific to just that style. When I decided to continue with gothic style, I ended up having to buy a bunch of basics. Things like shoes, a bag, and jewelry. Additional items also means less space. Whatever space you've allocated for your wardrobe will have to share that with your items from those other styles.

While it does seem that it may be better to keep to one style vs multiple styles, I enjoy the freedom and flexibility that multiple styles provide me (as I have been in lolita fashion for ten years now). I love being able to change things up. I would recommend that newer lolitas first gain experience in one style before venturing into another. I hope you enjoyed this post!

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