Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Coordinates from July - September 2017

I was on a roll with lolita these past three months! I wore 8 lolita outfits for a bunch of different reasons, and I'm excited to share them all with you. September in particular was my lolita month ^__^

The first time I wore lolita in this quarter was at the end of July for the Newcastle lolita picnic meetup, which I posted about here.

JSK & shoes: Bodyline
Blouse: The Floral Notebook
OTKS: Innocent World
Beret and collar: Peacockalorum
Flower: Offbrand

I really enjoyed this outfit! It was quite simple in a way, but very me - brown, floral, fawn fur…what’s more me than that? I also enjoyed how this outfit morphed from my first idea that I actually tried laying out as a flat lay.


To be honest, I changed the blouse because the brown one was too tight on my arms at the time and then, with that changed I thought I may be able to add some fawn fur, which didn’t quite work with the brown blouse. So in the end it looked pretty different but I think I liked it even more!

And, in case you didn't see the post I actually put this coordinate in a CGL draw thread and received some amazing drawings!

In August after I got my July haul in I decided to wear Berry Stripe to work on a casual Friday. This is not really a proper lolita outfit because I couldn’t find my petticoat in the morning so there’s no poof as well as being super simple! But one of my goals for this year was to wear my lolita items more, even if it’s just in non-lolita outfits, so I did and I’m sharing it ^__^

OP: Metamorphose temps de fille Berry Stripe
Bolero: Banned
Everything else: Offbrand

I couldn’t fit my whole self in this (work bathroom mirror) photo, but the bottom half isn’t interesting anyway, just black tights and black flats. I still felt so happy and cute wearing this to work though! I even took a selfie on the train! Public selfie taking is a rarity in Roli-land…


Then I started September off the right way by wearing lolita to work on the first day of the month! Not much to say about this outfit really, but I got some nice compliments on the skirt and my weeby co-worker recognised it a lolita. My friend/housemate/workmate Natalie was lovely enough to take photos for me as we walked into work form the train station. Due to being all black I've lost a bit of detail here, but I enjoyed wearing this outfit!

Skirt: Victorian Maiden
Cutsew: The Black Ribbon
Flower: Taobao
Everything else: Offbrand

On the third weekend in September I achieved a personal record - I wore lolita on both days of the weekend. Well, for the parts where I couldn't stay in my pyjamas, that is!

On the Saturday evening I dress up cute to go play Cards Against Humanity with James and some friends. It was a great night and I got several outfit compliments too! And of course, CAH was the usual horrifyingly funny experience ^__^

Skirt & Cutsew: Metamorphose temps de fille <3 Patisserie Dream
OTKS: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Bodyline
Bag: Angelic Pretty
Accessories: Offbrand/taobao/Pastel Skies

I really enjoyed this outfit, and loved being so damn cute. Black x pink x white is love ^__^

Though, when James was taking outfit photos for me I managed to make such a terrible facial expression I just had to share...


The next day James and I went out in the morning to check out a local photography studio we will probably be using in the future and I decided to dress up again. I only had 20 minutes to get ready so it's quite a simple outfit but I rather liked it.

OP & Headbow: Metamorphose temps de fille Egg Art set
Bolero: Heart E
Bag: Angelic Pretty
Socks & Shoes: Bodyline

Then I wore Berry Stripe for work on a Friday again in a more properly lolita way. Nat was kind enough to snap a photo for me again, and I got compliments from workmates and the lady working at the Red Cross (Nat and I did some spontaneous op shopping on the way to the station after work) said she loved my dress. I also ended up putting my hair in a low bun which I think actually looked a heap nicer than just loose but didn't grab a photo at that time ^__^

OP: Metamorphose temps de fille Berry Stripe
Bolero: Heart E
Shoes: Bodyline
Everything else: Offbrand/taobao

I kept the ball rolling that weekend when James and I spontaneously went to visit one of my sisters on the Sunday. We were in the middle of a heatwave so I ummed and ahhed about wearing lolita, but decided that since I was going to be sticky and uncomfortable regardless, I may as well be sticky, uncomfortable, and cute! So I wore a very casual outfit that would survive some rough and tumble with my nieces and nephew (turned out to be only one niece home...much easier to manage) and though I didn't love the outfit it was still nice to dress up.

 Skirt & headbow: Handmade
Cutsew: The Black Ribbon
Socks & Shoes: Bodyline
Bag: Axes Femme
Overediting: Meitu BeautyCam

I also have a bonus photo cuddling one of my sister's bunnies ^__^ This was entirely James's idea, and stolen from his Instagram. Gotta love it when your partner has better lolita photo ideas than you do!


And then I saw the month out with a bang. On the last day of September James and I did two photoshoots with Angie, a model friend of ours, and one of the two looks was a lolita one! I got James to snap a quick shot on my phone so I could share it here with an outfit rundown for both of us.

My JSK, both shoes, Angie's OTKS: Bodyline
Angie's JSK, both blouses: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright (got to put her in Shirring Princess!)
My headbow: Meta
Everything else: Offbrand/taobao

Of course I'll be sharing the final photos here since they're on topic for the blog, but if you want to see them first and also see our super awesome steampunk photos as well - complete with genuine steam trains, mind you - I suggest following our facebook pages.

Link to my modelling page
Link to Angie's modelling page
Link to James's photography page

So those are my latest lolita outfits! I'm really, really pleased with how much I was able to wear lolita, especially in September, and also that I participated in the community more and did a photshoot! And I'm keen to see what the rest of the year holds  ^__^

Oh and PS today is my birthday! Just thought I would mention that since it'd feel weird if I posted on my birthday and didn't say anything, lol.

6 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you'll have a great day (or had a great day)!
    I love your more casual Lolita outfits, its so rare these days to see those. The more dressier ones are really cute, too, especially the first!

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    1. Thank you, it's been fabulous ^__^

      I'm glad you like my outfits and I have to say I love sharing the casual ones most of all. They're not amazing, but as you can see it's how I wear this fashion most often so why shouldn't I share?

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday! I hope you had a lovely time celebrating! <3

    I really like how casual and wearable your outfits are. I think the Patisserie Dream one has to be my favourite. The thing I enjoy most about this post, though, is how much fun you look like you're having! It's really nice when you get a sense of someone's personality through their outfit photos ^_^

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    1. Haha thank you, it was a great birthday!

      Thanks! I really appreciate that you like my casual outfits ^__^ I loved that Patisserie Dream outfit too, it just felt really me. I do have a heap of fun in lolita and I'm glad it shows.

      PS Your nice comment really made me smile a lot, just had to say that.

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  3. Happy belated birthday!! These outfits are all super cute. I'm really looking forward to seeing the photos from the photoshoot too.

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    1. Thank you ^__^

      Oh I've already picked out the ones I've liked, just have to wait for the editing magic to happen. The are gloriously eerie.

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