Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Flowers and velvet; L479 outfits

Believe it or not (and it really doesn't feel like it) I have done a "one piece, three outfits" post for every main piece in my wardrobe now. Well, not including my Meta Mermaid Princess lucky pack skirt, but I'm 95% sure I'll be selling that so it doesn't count.

So what's a girl to do at this point? Start all over again, of course! I've gone through my existing wardrobe posts and know what order I did these posts in the first time around, and will repeat the order. Already by doing this post I'm really enjoying seeing the difference both in how I coordinate and how my wardrobe has developed.

Anyway, enough rambling and onto three new outfits featuring Bodyline's lovely velvet-and-floral OP L479 in brown. It's one of my earliest pieces, and still a favourite.

The first outfit is really simple, but I love it; i's elegant and still a little cute. It's very typically classic lolita. Though forgive the bolero lace collar curling up, I didn't notice while I was doing the photos!

Next, since the first outfit was very brown, I tried to lighten it all up a bit. I have to say that I adore this blouse with the OP, the sleeves are just amazing with it, it really changes the whole vibe of the dress. This is a bit princess-y, and I really wish I had a more dramatic headpiece to go with that aesthetic. My favourite part of this outfit is the addition of my handmade two-way clip to the neckline, I think it's a rally nice touch.

Last, I really wanted to try pairing the dress with my self-decorated boots in a mori-ish direction. I don't really have enough layering items to get the mori look down correctly, but I still like how casual and quirky this outfit turned out. The yellow flower it a hint of bright colour in the otherwise monotone outfit. This is definitely not a traditional lolita outfit, but I like it and I would wear it.

I'm really impressed by how my wardrobe had grown and changed. It's in a markedly different place now than when I start lolita, and even from a couple of years ago. I'm glad I have this blog as  a way of documenting that growth and change.


  1. That's so true. My wardrobe has grown so much this year that the first two "1 dress X outfits" post are so outdated already, and I've only done them earlier this year. I haven't seen your original post with this dress yet (though I will look it up in a minute to compare), but I love all three outfits here, they're spot on. I can definitely see the mori-kei one being absolutely awesome, especially if/when you find a nice long flowy cardigan type thing to throw over it and wear it with your hair loose. But the other two are just as nice and they really make that dress look like a quality item (something which Bodyline's stock photos never do, how can they still have stock photos this bad after so many years? oO).

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like the outfits!

      Haha yeah, Bodyline's photos are pretty abysmal. I still love this dress so much, it's pretty and comfortable and easy to wear.

  2. The mori inspired outfit is my favorite! The added lace collar around the OP is such a cute touch.

    1. Thank you ^__^ I'm really happy with how that one turned out, it's definitely an experiment but I'm glad it worked.