Closet Child jewellery
In my two trips to Japan I've picked up quite a lot of the generic jewellery sold at the Closet Child stores - some pictured below (with a little AP as well). This stuff is just so good for sweet lolita, and I don't think anything cost more than 300 yen. The bracelets and the pink necklace in particular are really useful for me.
Handmade cherry skirt
Obviously since I made it myself, this skirt was not a surprise find, but the fabric for it was. I found the last of a roll of this fabric on super sale at Spotlight (I think it was $2 a metre, or something like that) and since my actual surname is Cherry I just had to get it. It sat for a while before I made this skirt, and then the skirt sat for a while before Is tarted wearing it regularly, but now it's one of the reliable workhorses of my wardrobe.
Flower Bottle lucky pack skirt
I've mentioned before on this blog, but I wasn't really a fan of Flower Bottle when I first got it in my Meta lucky pack. It was cute, but not me. Oh boy, how wrong time proved that attitude to be! This skirt is now a must keep and it makes me so happy to wear, every time.
Fawn fur handbag
Something I bought for lolita but ended up just using mostly in my day-to-day life is a fawn fur bag bought secondhand from the bran Coquettish Tiara. I love this bag, it's just the right size for me and it's fun to have a weird everyday handbag. It's also a real conversation starter!
When we were in Japan this year we bought a lot of kimonos and obis and even some haoris. While I did have the idea of doing wa lolita in mind at the time, I didn't know how much I'd really fall in love with it! I'm not particularly good at it yet, and tying obi is a massive struggle for me, but I'm getting there.
So those are five things that have been more enjoyable than I would have guessed in my lolita wardrobe.
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