Monday, April 22, 2013

Lolita 52 Challenge: Week 16

This weeks Lolita 52 Challenge is "10 Facts about my Lolita wardrobe".  I'm not sure if I can think of ten total, but I'll make sure to try.

1. My wardrobe is mainly composed of non-brand items.  I own an AP sax purse that was from a lucky pack last year and that is it.  No AP, BtSSB or any other of the brands I adore.  Sure, I'd love some more, if it were practical, which brings me to...

2. My wardrobe is budget.  I like to think of myself as one of the most frugal ladies on the planet.  If there is a deal, I'll nab it.  A sale, I'll be there.  And above all, I never buy new clothes unless I absolutely have at least 10% extra income that month.  That means bills, groceries, memberships and everything else has to be paid off that month and if 10% is left, I'll get myself something.

3. Nothing is from Bodyline or similar.  While I do own budget pieces, almost everything I find is from thrift shops, second hand, girly clothing stores and handmade pieces.  I have gotten really good at spotting a piece that could work with a coordinate at places like Forever 21 or the perfect headpiece at Claire's.

4. I love casual.  The majority of my wardrobe is casual pieces.  It's the most practice, the easiest to find in non-brand stores, and people tend to look at you less in public.  I'm sure all ladies love attention, but having weirdos take pictures of you for no reason, and without even asking, is not something I'm into.

5. I love sax (light blue) and neutral colors.  As I get older, I love the idea of simplicity and elegance more.  Yes, I own pink and lilac, but most of my favorite items are blue and tan/light brown.  It just looks so nice when everything is put together.

6. My wardrobe is still in progress.  I'm still buying things, finding things I think work better than other things I already own and change pieces out once in a while.  Though, who doesn't do this?  Not to mention, I change out pieces I wear when my weight changes.  Another big reason I tend to stay away from brand items.

7. Almost every item I own is interchangeable.  This means that I can make a coordinate out of almost any combo in my wardrobe.  This is extremely helpful for wearing Lolita every day and living on a budget.  If you keep mostly pieces of like colors, you'll have less trouble getting dressed in the morning.

8. I own one wig.  Yup, you read that right.  I own just one single wig and that's all I need.  I actually don't wear it that often do to my natural hair being well taken care of and looking just as pretty.  You don't need a wig to dress in Lolita and don't let anyone tell you any different.  It's also very close to my natural hair color, so I usually just wear it when I'm having a bad hair day and almost no one has every questioned it.  I use to have a blonde one, but I never really fell in love with it.

9. Even my underwear is cute.  Yes, I know that almost no one sees this, but it makes me feel put together when I have a nice comfy bra on and panties with a print.  Nothing sexy, just adorable or elegant.

10. My wardrobe is not better than your wardrobe and vice versa.  I will not judge your pieces unless asked, and even so, I'm not mean.  I'm not the fashion police, I just love to help others.  I make sure all my pieces fit with Lolita code, but I'm not going to chew you out if yours needs a little push in the right direction.