Friday, September 22, 2017

LBC: Difficult Things To Deal With In The Fashion

There are so many things that I love about this fashion, it's intriguing, it has so many little facets that one could get wrapped up in the for hours. However, there are also little downfalls even amidst all the highs of the fashion. Some are trivial and some are functional issues, it also depends from person to person, which is what we are discussing for this week's Lolita Blog Carnival. These are some bits I've gleaned from others and some which I have experienced myself, my biggest being:

Not Enough Storage Space

This is one I find many a frilly has to deal with. My situation is from moving from a house with 1 closet, wall rack full of dresses, and several drawers to one closet rack (which is thankfully a walking closet) and a few drawers in an apartment. We do plan to move to a house again someday but right now we have very limited space. I try not to buy anything unless it's a super good deal or dream dress status pieces. It has made me think more about efficiency and what pieces are important enough to splurge on.

Not Having Enough Filler Pieces

With every new piece I look into I try to see how it fits in with my wardrobe and if I can coordinate it  well with different blouses, jewelry, and head pieces in my wardrobe. That being said, sometimes I feel as though I'm lacking in those sorts of pieces. 


Trying To Be An Active Member Of The Community

This is a very difficult one for me as I want to engage with others and enjoy the conversation but then I go to write or connect with someone on one of the different social media platforms we have and my mind goes blank. It's very much like getting tongue tied but it's my fingers that are in knots. This is not just with the international community but my own local ones, as well. I feel like maybe I second guess myself?...

Parting With Pieces

This is a recent development for me, with the loss of space it has become more and more obvious that I do need to downsize just a tad. I don't know how anyone else does it but it's difficult for me. I know they are really only pieces but I've worked hard to get them, they make me happy just being able to look at all the different little details that parting with them is a little difficult. It's also a tad bit difficult because I wear everything I have. I've lucked out that there have only ever been maybe 4-5 pieces that haven't fit my body though now a days I've been debating more and more what fits my preferences and style (lots of creams, flowers, witchy prints, and tea cups. These are my life!).

Trying To Calmly React/Explain

I swear that sometimes I have to try not to loose my eyes in the back of my head when someone asks "are you in a play?" Or "Are you little bo peep?" Or dealing with sneaky picture takers. With the paparazzi I usually easily enough dip my parasol so they will only get my legs, it usually does the trick. For the people who don't want to understand and try to get a rise out of me I will usually just say they are just clothes and try not to say innappriate things questioning their original thinking or their ability to think at all. This is, of course, if they're the more rude sort and not people genuinely curious.

Personally, I feel like I'm not the only one who feels this way about a lot of these issues. I try to be reasonable and not go overboard for my love of this fashion and take care of my pieces to the best of my ability. But if you'd like to read more on this topic you can definitely read what other frillies find difficult about this fashion, down below.




Friday, September 15, 2017

LBC: Create A Coord Based On A Tea Cup

This week's topic is definitely a favorite of mine because, I'm going to be honest, I love tea cups!

That's right, your's truly, loves tea cups and tea pots and all things related to tea Time. It's definitely part of why I choose the name for this blog, my brand, and have sought after several particular tea time inspired prints. Funny enough, I have acquired two of those very particular pieces I have had my googly eyes on and oddly enough both in two of my preferred color ways, mint green.



Innocent World Tea Time underbust jsk and Alice and the Pirates Tea Time Nostalgia jsk II for those curious

And again, oddly enough, I will not be using either in my post today with the exception of mentioning that I've magically gathered them. It's simply not the right manner of happenstance because I had, without realizing it, managed to coordinate my last outfit to one of my tea cups for a friend's birthday tea (yes, I went to an afternoon tea birthday with my tea cup in toe, and yes I try to coordinate my tea cups to my coord, I've been bringing tea cups with me for years).

So, without further ado, here it is:



❤️Rundown❤️
Jsk/underskirt/blouse: Alice and the Pirates
Bonnet: Triple Fortune
Socks: Innocent World
Rings/Cameo: antique
Headdress/rosette chain: The Bloody Tea Party
Shoes: Offbrand
Tea cup: Aynsley 

Prior to moving here I had to give up a few of my pieces and came down with only about 6 tea cups, the first my mother ever gave me and a few other pretty ones. And when I settled a bit I found a wonderful lady who tends to know my preferences. Sometimes I pick up cute pieces that are a little newer like this one and sometimes I'll manage to snag a glorious Victorian piece or two, it's a wonderful mixed bag, and my collection is turning out to be as colorful as my wardrobe. 

Do you have a tea cup collection? 

That's it for this week's edition of the Lolita Blog Carnival! I have to say it was very refreshing for me and made it a bit easier for me to get out what I wanted to say. 



If you want to see other fabulous coords for this week's topic you can find them in the links below: