April 16, 2018

2014: My third frilly year

I attended just two meetups this year,
and a tiny picnic with my friend Tairesia in July.

My wardrobe's storage finally got a huge upgrade!

From January to April, I bought pretty much all pieces for my navy x pink astronomical outfit I've been dreaming about. I really wanted Angelic Pretty Dreamy Horoscope JSK in navy but for long I didn't dare to invest so much into a 'childish' sack dress like that. Costing me 200 USD before shipping and taxes, it's my most expensive piece, but it's so pretty. Definetly worth it :3

I also utterly failed on a wig. Since wigs are so common and nice in this fashion, I wanted to get one too! I got a short twin-tail wig in milky color, which turned out to be rather light brown instead, but the wig is from nice, heat-resistant fibers. Just the stupid wig caps slide off my head! How does one put on this, even? I have to find that out...

Picking new petticoat turned out to be huge success. My only petticoat is deflated beyond help short of a miracle, but I came across Bunny House and got a wonderful but affordable Bunny House petticoat!

It was a year of changes for me. I got pregnant so I bought a few suitable pieces to wear lolita fashion even with big belly. The BtSSB Cherry patterned mesh op in black is from stretchy cutsew material and highwasted (more on this dress..), the BtSSB cutsew is very spacious, and AP Precocious lady JSK in pink is highwaisted too  (more on this dress..).

So much new brand this year! To avoid sweating on it in summer, I bought a Cosmic replica *cough* *cough* for casual wear in summer and since there was a trouble with the seller I ended up with accessories as a compensation. I would really like to find someone with the original and compare the pieces.. all I had discerened from the stock photos is the replica doesn't have that black underbust line.

And also got a couple random things: an offbrand bag, Bodyline's tote bag, frilly OTKs in white and black, and new shoes since mine are quite falling apart

I gave birth to a baby boy in September. I was tired a lot and taking nonstop care of the baby meant switching from laptop to smartphone for me, so to pass the time I started to tumblr, sorting lolita fashion pictures by brand and print on Sweet Dreamworld (over 13,000 sorted images by 2017). Here's a list of the prints you can click on to get just images of the print of interest.

My photographing skills reached an acceptable level, so I finally tried my hand at blogging at autumn and wrote a few blog posts on my livejournal, now inactive. The posts were moved to my blogspot.

2014-06 Got an Angelic Pretty Precocious Lady JSK, yay!
2014-10 Way too indepth look at some brand socks.
2014-11 Chess Story : Marriage d'Amour JSK

To the end of the year, I got another dream print, Wonder Party in sax. I really liked it from first sight but seeing it in person last year, I made my mind about buying it. The dress is quite expensive so I got a skirt.. I needed a fancy skirt anyway!

I wore lolita fashion a lot this year. As my wardrobe is of decent size now, and suitable for various temperatures, I could wear lolita fashion nearly daily.

It was my best year so far! What were you doing in 2014?

April 3, 2018

2014: 4 Stages of Lolita Pregnancy

As we grow into adulthood, some or many of us may get children. Is it a reason to stop wearing frilly fashion? Most likely not. Although the pregnancy can be hard on a body, so it may not be possible to wear whatever you want, with the right choices you will probably be able to wear lolita fashion for the most of it. Granted, I had no health problems so while I could, someone may not be able to, but I'd still like to share my experience.

1st trimester

No changes we required in my wardrobe. 

2nd trimester

The belly is growing but it's still quite easy to wear lolita fashion. I found myself opting out of skirts which are not fully shirred, though. Dresses are fine, they don't push on the belly.

Some of my daily outfits in 2nd trimester. Back-shirred BtSSB tartan JSK, back-shirred Bodyline JSK with floral pattern and a fully shirred Anna House skirt. The blouses are Anna House, shoes are Bodyline.

3rd trimester

Troubles are starting. The belly is big, skirts are unusable. Highwaist dresses are fine only for first half of 3rd trimester. Dresses from cutsew material and sack-cuts are wearable. Deflated petticoats are finally usable, fluffed to the side and to the back.

My high-waisted Angelic Pretty's Precocious Lady JSK and sack-cut Angelic Pretty's Dreamy Horoscope JSK outfits. I'm lucky it was summer and so I didn't need a lot of layers.

Before delivery

Left only with an offwhite cutsew sack dress from BtSSB. Even my Dreamy Horoscope JSK now sits funny on me. I can barely put on shoes by myself. Five days before delivery!