Day two of the 30 day challenge!
Things you love in lolita
;133 The community; While the online community can be a bit varied and sometimes not worthwhile, my local Southern California community is just perfect. I have made so many new friends and had so many wonderful experiences that I otherwise would not have. The girls are all amazing, and I hope I can be apart of this forever.
;133 Prints; Prints, prints, prints! I freakin’ love prints! I’m pretty much over most sweet prints, but a lot of the classic or classic themed prints always cause me to ache for more. Innocent World, Baby and AaTP always stay on top of the list as far as my print wishlist.
;133 Versatility; Lolita is wonderful in the sense that I can take as much or as little away from it as I want or need to. I can even take Lolita and use it for more day-to-day things like work and school.
;133 Accessories; If there’s one thing I love more than the dresses, it’s the accessories. I don’t typically buy brand accessories, but I do go out of my way to find stuff at Forever21, H&M, Urban Outfitters and so on for the perfect matching accessories that will set apart my outfits from the rest. I have more accessories and purses for coordination than I know what to really do with!!
;133 Shoes; The shoes for lolita are amazing! I do use regular shoes from say, Forever21 to help make my coords more unique, but a lot of brand shoes are just amazing! They tend to be “fat-toed” which makes the foot look really short and round. Petite, if you will. I love that look. It really sets off the lolita aesthetic of looking like a doll.
;133 The fit; When I say the fit, I mean the cut of many of the dresses. A lot of the cuts are extremely flattering for someone who has a pear-shaped body (*cough*me*cough*) I’ve had people say that I look nearly 15lbs light in lolita than I do in regular clothes. A lot of my weight is on my hips, and so hiding it with a petticoat, draws more attention to the fact that my waist is rather well sized (34″) and I’m not really as fat as my hips make me seem.
;133 Inspiration; Lolita is a fashion that inspires so many people. It inspires art, decor and lots of other things. For me, it really inspires the way I carry myself, the way I decorate and now, the way I draw. I used to attempt to draw full figured, sexy women. Now I draw flowy, dainty looking Lolitas in a style different from the typical lolita art. (Typical, being the kind you see most often: Chibi, brightly colored flat colorings, no depth, and supercutexmegacute style.)
;133 Hairstyle; Now more often than not, I tend to go for a more gyaru look with my hair. I don’t often wear my natural hair with lolita, and I tend to pick big, curly roma or age style wigs. However, I have learned more about hair care and hair styling in lolita than I ever have any where else.
;133 Personal Appearance; Lolita is a fashion where you cannot get away with looking frumpy. It’s a highly dedicated fashion and many girls take this seriously or even sometimes to an extreme. Make up in Lolita is either soft and natural or colorful, bright and over the top. (Or in my case, gyaru influenced) It’s not flippant though; many girls carry large makeup cases full of makeup to make sure they look photo-ready at all times. Powdered noses, perfectly curled lashes, and glowing blushed cheeks are all apart of maintaining the aura of looking like a doll. I am more confident in my looks now than I ever have been before. Before lolita, foundation was science juice. Now, it’s a staple in my daily routine.
;133 Beauty; Lolita seems to be a fashion that attracts some of the most beautiful women that I have ever seen. I ‘ship so many girls that it’s not even funny. What’s even better is that these girls aren’t famous. They’re everyday, girl-next-doors, the girl you see at school or work types. They’re realistic and down to earth as far as material to idolize. They’re not super special or sometimes not even highly paid, but they’re all the more beautiful for being someone on the same playing field as the rest of us.