Thursday, 21 May 2015

Florina Rose Outfits

I've been quite busy lately [and sick] and haven't had the time nor the inclination to put together lolita outfits for what feels like absolutely ages. But yesterday, I finally had a good play around with my newest dress; the Florina Rose Chest Ribbon JSK by BTSSB.


I made four outfits instead of my usual three because I'm not 100% happy with how they all turned out, so I wanted to work at it a bit more than usual. The problem with this dress is that the flowers are actually both quite dark and quite cool in tone, so it doesn't match so well with most of my pink items. I'm also not particular pleased with how my photos turned out; my head's still muzzy from being sick so they're not as neat and the light was bad hence the instagram edits and also the bottom layers of the chiffon ruffles come out a different colour to the rest of the dress. But regardless, it was good to see what coordinate possibilities my wardrobe held for this gorgeous dress.


First up I put together a fairly simple, elegant outfit. It looks nice laid out but I have a feeling the necklines won't work well together when worn, so I kind of felt like this was a cop-out outfit, which is one of the reasons I went on to make a fourth one ^__^


I don't know how I got by before I made this bolero; it's not perfect but damn it's useful! This is an outfit I think I'd be very comfortable wearing because it's pretty but not very fussy. Also, though the filter is throwing the colours off a bit that flower crown is a pretty much perfect match for the darker flowers in the print... see why it's hard to match?


Then I tried putting together a much more typical sweet lolita look. The pinks don't match up perfectly, but I think it works well enough overall. It's a really cute look and though it's not one I'd wear outside of a photoshoot, I would love to do a photoshoot in this! How cute would it be with some amazing flowering trees in the background?


Lastly, I tried bringing in a few hints of burgundy instead of trying to match the pinks and came up with my favourite outfit so far. This is a very typically classic lolita look which I feel is very understated yet elegant. It's also a very brand-heavy outfit for me with my adorable Innocent World blouse and favourite Metamorphose socks. I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, and glad I pushed on and made a fourth outfit.

8 comments:

  1. I like the final outfit best, I adore any socks with an emblem like that. The shoes are sooo pretty too!

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    1. That one was my favourite too and I am such a fan of those socks! I'm still tempted to get them in every colour (they were still available last time I checked) and have to tell myself "no, that's not practical, you won't use that colour" :p

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  2. I love your outfits! I can see why you're happy about the fourth outfit- but then again, I'm a huge sucker for patterned OTKs. I would totally buy several pairs just to look at and wear them around the house. Patterned legwear is so great!
    I enjoy seeing your outfits become more cohesive and stylistic as you create coords. The third one is my personal favorite, simply because of how cute it is.
    Love the coords!

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    1. Thank you ^__^ I have to admit, cute socks are probably my favourite part of lolita! And thanks again, I'm really glad you like my outfits.

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  3. I agree with the others Love the patterned socks! I love how the brown bolero looks with the dress as well <3

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    1. Awesome! And thank you, I love my bolero, it matches so well with so many of my outfits.

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  4. I love how versatile the dress seems to be from your coordinate suggestions! I really like the second and third outfits, because they are quite unexpected with the burgundy and pink. Not that there's anything wrong with the white blouses, but it woud be great to see more colors of tops (than white and black) in lolita. :)

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    1. Thank you! I always try to coordinate things in a number of different ways and I totally agree about coloured blouses, black and white [or viory] are easy but colours give an outfit so much more oomph!

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