Sunday, 4 December 2016

Review #43: The best part of lolita is the OTKS...

...and I recently bought myself three new pairs from Innocent World. A bit of an impulse buy, to be honest, as my OTK collection really is quite well rounded but as I've said before - OTKS are my favourite part of lolita! And you can never find anything like them anywhere else.


The pairs I bought are Union Flag Lame Overknee Socks in beige, Antique Bouquet Overknee Socks in Beige×Bordeaux and Diamond Rose Overknee socks in Beige×Pink. As is standard of innocent World the socks are soft, stretchy and all-round delightful.

It also seems like the "handwritten note" is actually a handwritten note these days!

However, also as is usual for Innocent World, the colours are not exactly as they appears on their website - I think IW stock photos tend to be brighter, in most cases, than the products really are. But regardless, these still all match my wardrobe pretty well. Also, oddly enough though they are all labelled as "beige" the Antique Bouquet ones are a distinct tan-ish colour, while he other two are off-white. And the last funny thing is the that Union Flag Lame pair are several centimetres shorter than the other two! Different manufacturer, perhaps?


Regardless of my comments above, which may sound a bit negative, I am really happy with these socks. Yes, maybe a bit of a frivolous purchase, but one that brought me quite a lot of joy! Turns out the most useful ones will probably be the Union Flag ones as the pattern is very generic (except for the crown part) as is the colour and I didn't have anything like this. The others are a lot more distinctive and limited due to colour, but I love them regardless.


Have you bought anything for your lolita wardrobe recently?

10 comments:

  1. I am bit envy of your rose bouguet socks. They are so pretty, but expensive to buy.
    The last socks I bought was from meta, Windows otks in brown and classical rose in beige. But the last purchase was a blouse.

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    1. They certainly are pricey but like I say, lolita-specific OTKS are so unique they are worth it. And they're something you can't really make yourself!

      Meta socks are a close second favourite brand-wise for me.

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    2. Maybe it is just me being superlucky, but I have found patterned otks offbrand before. But they can something different than say thights.

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  2. I have the same Diamond Rose OTKs in the same colour - OTK twins! :P I do like IW's socks, they're very comfortable and subtle, so you could wear them with pretty much any style.

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    1. Yay for sock twins! I really enjoy the extra something a good pair of printed OTKS adds to a lolita outfit.

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  3. So cute! I love OTKs and Innocent World <3

    ~ Frillycakes ~

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    1. I think I can safely say we both have excellent taste ^__^

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  4. It's only quite recently I've begun to understand the appeal/general magic of OTKs! It was a while before I could find any that were long enough on me (I have socks from AP and Baby that just don't have enough length to not fall down constantly) but it all changed when I got a pair from Meta! It definitely hasn't been a wardrobe priority but I would definitely like to invest in some more as they're really fun and add something so whimsical and special to an outfit.

    I've not actually ordered from IW before (but this may change soon as I've been told their OTKs have a lot of length to them!) but I have seen a lot of complaints where colour accuracy of their stock pictures is concerned! I'm glad that hasn't ruined the purchase for you, and I'm sure you'll get a lot of wear out of them as they have such a versatile design. You made a lovely choice! ^_^

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    1. Length can be a bit of a challenge, as can (in my case) width but I find Meta and IW are both similarly made, so both good for me!

      Yes, Innocent World stock photos are not the most accurate but generally their worn photos are pretty good so hopefully you can get a good idea from some of those if you do buy from them.

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