This time I'm posting something that some of you might have already seen before. This is my entry to last August's EGL theme. I thought it would be fun to post it on here as well for safekeeping! :)
So I finally had some time to sit down for this! I loved the idea for this month's theme and I had a lot of fun looking through all my outfit pictures again! :)
This won't contain all my outfits, but some of them that I really liked.
So... Let's start at the beginning...
I started wearing lolita in 2012. The left outfit is my very first attempt. It actually was an outfit for carnaval (which seemed like a safe occasion to try it out). Because I wanted to get it right, I had done a lot of research first before buying the outfit. After that first time, I was addicted and started buying second hand clothes. Most of the items I bought were from Bodyline.
I guess the first three pictures show my 'ita'ness, as I didn't have much items at that time and had to make do with whatever I had. The 4th picture was the first outfit I was really happy about. The Heart E dress is now actually one of my favorites! ^^
Because I felt kind of uncertain about wearing a wig in public, I styled my own hair for most of my outfits. After a few months of buying cheaper items, I bought my first brand dress and that was when I started feeling more comfortable in lolita. I think that Bodyline has some really cute stuff, but I always felt that they didn't look flattering on me.
I also did some experimenting with different styles, from sweet to classic and Gothic.
2013 was a fun year for me! I went to a lot of nice meetings and had a lot of occasions to wear lolita. The first pic is actually from winter 2012, but I felt like the outfit fit well in this timeline as it shows me getting more and more comfortable with going out in public with the fashion. Once again, I experimented and tried different styles. I also did my second fashion show in 2013, which is shown in the last picture. The red JSK is my first Baby dress. It made me fall in love with Baby's prints and I've added some more to my wardrobe now!
I think 2013 was the year in which I grew a lot in this fashion. While the year before, I would just throw together whatever I owned, I now had enough items to really think of an outfit and make nice combos! I sold a lot of my Bodyline items and replaced them with brand and indie brand items. The last two pictures show a JSK and skirt made by my favorite indie brand: Summer Tales!
2014 was the year in which I finally dared to wear wigs with my outfit. While I liked styling my own hair, a wig is so much simpler. This year's first meet had a fairytale theme and I dressed up a Rapunzel. I wore my first dress again, but after this meet I felt like it was much too sweet for me. I love pink in lolita, but this dress just isn't it for me. I'm not selling this dress though. It was my first so it's gonna stay with me!
I haven't worn lolita much this year, but the times that I did get to dress up I went for elaborate! The 3rd pic is this year's favorite outfit. I bought this Meta dress on impulse but it's so beautiful! I tried to go a lot for classic/sweet this year and I think this is the style that fits me best. I also started looking for dresses that really fit this style.
This year I have also sold the rest of my bodyline clothes (except for my first outfit) and once again invested in brand and indie brand items. I have also added serveral wigs to my wardrobe, but I would love to try an outfit with natural hair again. I cutt off my hair during the winter, but now it is long enough for nice hairstyles again, so I might give it a try soon! ^^
Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoyed seeing my transformation!