Friday, 30 December 2016

Sweets for the sweet; Jam Paradise outfits

I really enjoy food-related sweet lolita pieces in brown colourways, or at least that feature brown prominently, though currently I only own a single one of that nature: Jam Paradise by Rococo Soul.


It's a really lovely dress with lots of cute details that I enjoy wearing casually, and in my last taobao haul I picked up the matching headbow and two-way clips. Which means it is my only lolita piece where I actually own the proper matching accessories. Of course, I put them to good use in the flat-lays below!


First, a quite casual outfit that is something that I would definitely wear for a more laid back occasion. Given that the print is quite eye-catching I don't really feel the need to make the rest of the outfit too dramatic (at least, not this time!). This look would include lace topped offwhite ankle socks too, insert usual rambling about my current pairs not looking good laid out here.


Next, since the first look was quite casual, I wanted to run with a very typically lolita look. This is the first time I've used the shoes James got me for my birthday in a flat-lay, I really do like those shoes. A definite improvement over my previous cream pair!


Lastly I wanted to do something a bit more interesting colour-wise, so I whipped out one of my new cutsews, which I think matches really well! It's not the same shade of red as in the print but with the OTKS to tie it in I think it worked quite well. You may (or may not) have noticed but in this outfit I didn't use the matching headwear, even though I have it. This was partially just because I wanted to stretch beyond that, and partially because this outfit, I think, works best with the dress as a standalone piece in that print, and with more focus on the accompanying pieces.

Talk to me about matching headwear in lolita in general, and in your wardrobe as well. Love it? Hate it? Super neutral?

8 comments:

  1. Matching headwear is always my go-to for coording just because it balances the dress so well. I always tend to focus my creativity on socks or accessories but this is a good reminder that I need to challenge that!

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    1. Matching headwear really does provide great balance to a coord, but I'm glad this post has reminded you to spice things up a little.

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  2. Matching headwear is nice, but having solid colours is neat way to save money. My favorite coord is the middle, but the red cutsew look surberb with the dress.

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    1. It certainly is way more cost effective to have versatile items! Thanks for the comment ^__^

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  3. This is such a lovely JSK, kinda Jane Marple-esque which definitely makes it very wearable casually. All three coords are great, though I do lean more towards the last two (probably because the bolero seems to eat so much of the dress in the first one, but I can tell that it's just how it lies on the flatlay).

    Personally, I'm a bit on the fence with matching headwear. It all depends on the shape. I like sidebows, flatbows and bonnets, so would go for matching hair accessory if it fit that aesthetic, but even then I only have two pieces of genuinely matching headwear because I'm so picky with the style (and they often feel a little overpriced). As long as the headwear matches your coord in terms of colour and/or style, I don't have to have one from the same set. Sometimes it's nice to, but I think that the longer I'm in the fashion the more I lean towards having matching legwear - it just seems that little bit more reusable in other coords.

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    1. Definitely very like a JM print, agreed, and I'm glad you like these coords.

      I'm so with your on the shape thing...I adore big sweet AP style bows but would never ever wear them! That's interesting that you prefer matching legwear to headwear; I suppose it's a larger item so it's better/more impactful to have them matching properly but to me matching headwear provides a level of balance, you know?

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  4. This print is so lovely <3 I like the "otome" vibe it has, and the rich tones make this piece pretty versatile. I love the choice of boots in the last coordinate. It gives everything such an autumnal, let's-go-for-a-walk-in-the-woods kind of feeling ^_^

    I have very rarely used matching headwear in my coordinates, but my style has always been pretty casual so that's probably why :P I also don't like what I wear to be too matchy-matchy, so while I do own a few sets, I never wear all the matching pieces at once. I think it's nice to use matching headwear for cohesiveness, but I think experimenting with alternatives is fun, too.

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    1. Thanks ^__^ I have to say that last coordinate just keeps on growing on me...

      I think we have similar views; matching is good, but so is doing something a bit different!

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