Photo By Yui | Model:Karin
Anonymous asked: You are infinitely adorable X3
Thank you, kind-hearted anonymous human.
Anonymous asked: Hey Stephanie, your wardrobe is BEAUTIFUL. This may seem like a weird question, but could you give some tips on how to build a wardrobe that you LOVE? I've kind of found myself with only a couple of pieces that I really, really love, and the rest are just 'okay' (like they are just closet fillers).
Thank you! Yes, I hope I can.
1. Create a wishlist. Put all the dresses you’d love to own on that list. Maybe keep worn pictures of those items in whatever document or folder you’re using so you can get a feel for what they might look like on you.
2. Mostly stick to that wishlist. Try to seek only those things and buy them without much distraction. Most of my impulse buys (Eternal Party, Lady Sloth JSK, Fragonard JSK) haven’t really worked out for me. If I’d saved that money for dream dresses I really wanted, I’d have been much happier.
3. If circumstance dictates and your intuition tells you so, throw rules 1 and 2 out the window. Rules 1 and 2 don’t really work for new releases or dresses you haven’t seen before. When Day Dream Carnival got announced it obviously wasn’t on my wishlist — but my intuition said fuck the wishlist: this is perfect and I need it on my body. If you feel that strongly about a new dress, or an old dress you had no idea existed, chances are it’ll be a good buy.
4. When you inevitably sell Lolita items that don’t work out for you, keep that money in a Lolita fund. I know this is not always realistic (we have bills to pay) but it keeps me from dipping into my paycheques so much for new clothing. That way when something from my wishlist comes up, I’m ready. I can afford it, because I sold what didn’t look good on me.
5. Keep track of what cuts work for your body, and what garments just won’t fit you. I’ve bought a lot of dud dresses that just didn’t flatter my body at all. I try to take note every time. For example: I typically need detachable straps. I need shirring (by and large) and I can’t wear mini-sleeve OPs. I’ve tried things to the contrary before, and they’ve failed me — so I just won’t spend money on them anymore!
I dream of an outfit like this one.
Every day is a battle I face
Strange life I live but it's what you've decided
I’ll give it all into your hands
Do what you will with me
I don’t think I know one person this bodice would look flattering on.
I’m eager to be proven wrong (maybe somebody without much of a chest?) but every time I see something like this the NOPE is just instinctual
If you think that a sweet lolita is weak because she’s wearing a pink dress with strawberries on it, just know that she’s probably got a switchblade with a lamb sticker on it in that star-shaped purse of hers. The petticoat is power. She’ll thrust a pastel-painted fingernail straight through your cornea if you even think about trying shit with her.
DO NOT MESS WITH SWEET LOLITAS.