Thursday, August 30, 2018

365 LLC Days 240 - 242: Of Lolita Level Up Quiz 2.0, New Hairstyles, & Favorite Color Coord

August 28, 2018


I'm actually interested in finding out what my latest number is for the Lolita Level Up 2.0 quiz, which had been revamped by F Yeah Lolita a few years ago. 

  • You have a favorite brand *
  • You own a petticoat *
  • You own multiple petticoats in different cuts and/or lengths *
  • You own a parasol *
  • You own an item from a brand *
  • You own a novelty item from a brand (plates, mugs, stuffed animals, home decor, and other "non-wearables") *
  • You own an item from Bodyline *
  • You own an item from a Taobao brand *
  • You own an item from a Western indie brand *
  • You own an item you bought of eBay, Amazon, or a shady website and it came out okay * (my first brand pieces I bought were from people selling on EBay and they were just offloading their IW and Btssb pieces)
  • You've bought brand directly from their official store *
  • You've bought a lucky pack *
  • You bought an item in reserve *
  • You own a complete Lolita outfit *
  • You've worn a complete Lolita outfit in public *
  • You've worn a complete Lolita outfit in public and it wasn't even on Halloween or at a convention *

  • You've bought and sold on an online Lolita community *
  • You've paid retail price for a rare secondhand brand * (Tea Time Nostalgia but you were so worth it and only at retail price!!!)
  • You've paid double the retail price for a rare secondhand brand
  • You've paid less than 20% the retail price for secondhand brand (ex: you paid $40 for a piece that originally cost $200) *
  • You've bought from a Japanese auction *
  • You've ordered from a shopping service *
  • You wear clothes you've made for yourself *
  • You wear a print you've designed yourself *
  • You wear clothes you've had custom made for you *
  • Have had brand pieces altered to fit your size or style
  • You've been wearing Lolita for over a year *
  • You've been wearing Lolita for over 5 years *
  • You've been wearing Lolita for over a decade * 
  • You have enough Lolita outfits to wear a new one every day for a week *
  • You have enough Lolita outfits to wear a new one every day for a month *
  • You've converted an interested friend to Lolita

  • You wear brand with your "normal" wardrobe * (sometimes when I sometimes have to wear civies)
  • You don't have a "normal" wardrobe because you only wear Lolita *
  • You know how to handwash your Lolita clothes *
  • You know how to wash a wig *
  • You've worn a wig, circle lenses, or false eyelashes *
  • You've worn a wig, circle lenses, and false eyelashes all at once
  • You own a pair of rocking horse shoes *
  • You own a pair of tea party shoes *
  • You own a purse shaped like something ridiculous *
  • You own an old school rectangle headdress *

  • You own a bonnet *
  • You own Lolita roomwear or pajamas *
  • You own a Lolita item that was released this past year *
  • You own a Lolita item that was released over 6 years ago *
  • You own a Lolita item that was released over 10 years ago *
  • You own every item released in a favorite print/series * (I DO NOW NIGHT FAIRY FANTASIA!)

  • You've worn something on your head that was never intended to be worn on a head *
  • You've worn a trendy accessory (deer horns, halos, peignoirs, eyeballs, etc) *
  • You've worn Sweet Lolita *
  • You've worn Classic Lolita *
  • You've worn Gothic Lolita *
  • You've worn Old School Lolita *
  • You've worn Boystyle
  • You've worn one of the lesser worn Lolita substyles such as Punk, Ero, Wa, or Guro *
  • You know the difference between a JSK and an OP *
  • You can name at least 5 prints *
  • You can tell which items are from which brand just by looking at them *
  • You can tell which items are from which brand just by looking at them, even if they're not a print *
  • You can tell which year a brand piece came from just by looking at it *
  • You've taken Lolita outfit snaps *
  • You've traveled to visit a fancy looking place just to take outfit snaps *
  • You've started a trend that others have followed * (Witch Bonnets and Butterfly winged garments FTW!!!)

  • You own a Gothic & Lolita Bible *
  • You own every single Gothic & Lolita Bible
  • Your picture is in a Gothic & Lolita Bible *
  • Your picture is in a Gothic & Lolita Bible because you're a model for a brand *
  • You own a Lolita sewing pattern book *
  • You've made something from a Lolita sewing pattern book * (did it in a sew~a~long fro Pintucks&Lace recently)
  • You've seen Kamikaze Girls *
  • You've read Kamikaze Girls *
  • You've met Novala Takemoto 
  • You've met Misako Aoki *
  • Misako Aoki has made you an official Lolita ambassador
  • You've met one of your favorite Lolita designers * *^_^* (and then tumbles down onto floor bright red in the face)
  • You've learned how to sew/craft just so you can make your own Lolita clothes/accessories *
  • You've decorated your house/bedroom to match your Lolita wardrobe *
  • Your Lolita wardrobe is part of your decor (ex: you display your hats on a shelf, keep a mannequin dressed up on display, etc) *
  • You've been interviewed for a newspaper/magazine article for wearing Lolita *

  • You've made friends through Lolita *
  • You've made friends in foreign countries through Lolita *
  • You've celebrated International Lolita Day *
  • You have a separate facebook profile just for Lolita * 
  • You're known by a different name when you wear Lolita * 
  • You've twinned with someone *
  • You've tripleted with people
  • You've been part of a group of clones
  • You've taken purikura in Lolita before *
  • You have a purikura app on your phone *
  • You've had to explain what you were wearing to a stranger **********************
  • You've been called a princess by small children *
  • Old ladies have complimented you and remarked how nice it is to see young people dressed so nicely *
  • You've been called Bo-Peep *
  • You've been asked if you were in a play *
  • You've been asked what you were cosplaying as, or compared to an anime character * 

  • You're a member of online Lolita communities *
  • You're active in online Lolita communities *
  • You mod an online Lolita community *
  • You mod an online community of over 1,000 members *
  • You've attended a meetup *
  • You've attended a tea party meetup *
  • You've attended a brand sponsored tea party *
  • You've traveled multiple hours to attend a meetup *
  • You've hosted a meetup *
  • You've hosted over 6 meetups *
  • You've hosted a meetup with over 20 attendees *
  • You've been to a Lolita swap meet *
  • You've attended a large scale Lolita event or convention * (RIP Rufflecon)
  • You've been on staff at a large scale Lolita event or convention *
  • You've been to a Lolita panel at a convention *
  • You've hosted your own panel at a convention *

  • You've seen a Lolita fashion show *
  • You've modeled in a Lolita fashion show *
  • You've seen a brand fashion show *

  • You've modeled in a brand fashion show *
  • You own your own Lolita clothes/accessory line * (Otakon 2018 being the most recent)
  • You've hosted your own brand's fashion show
  • You have visited a Lolita shop *
  • You've traveled to another country just to buy from Lolita shops *
  • You own and run your own Lolita shop *
  • You're friends with a brand shop girl *
  • You are a brand shop girl 
  • You run a Lolita blog (traditional, tumblr, vlog, etc) * (ummm hi)
  • You run a Lolita blog with over 1,000 followers
  • You have been called "e-famous"
  • You have been called "e-infamous"
  • You've been featured on TV for wearing Lolita


Let's tally that up!



101 points is within the ream of Lolita royalty. You probably have enough clothes to dress your own personal rufflebutt army, which you could very well easily raise with a wave of your very expensive burando scepter! You're well known by Lolitas both near and far, who are most likely green with envy at what you have in your closet, who you've met, and what you've had the chance to do. There are probably still a few items left on your Lolita bucket list that have been haunting you for a while now because you thought they've always been out of your reach for one reason or another (perhaps it's that long-distance shopping vacation, to complete your dream dress list, or to finally host the tea party of your dreams), but look how far you've come yet! Whatever it is you want to do, you can probably achieve it easily, or at the very least, you definitely have the patience within the fashion to stick with it for a while and work on getting it done.



I catch myself at 110 if I've counted them all properly, last I did this I think I got 103? so I jumped a few points since I last took this. What did you score?


August 29, 2018



Commonly, I tend to quickly throw my hair up into some variation of the Gibson Girl hairstyle, victory curls, or some amalgamation of things but I always enjoy trying something new. This time I tried something that was fairly simple that I could work with my thin hair. I suppose the style is called the topsy tail (as this is all I can find when I try to google when you invert a ponytail) and then separate two sections of hair to braid and pin into a sort of bun underneath. 


I took it from an older photo for Edwardian hairstyles and I think it fits my style well. I think I would wear it often

August 30, 2018




There is a lot of pink going on in this coord but I swear it’s about the wine color. Initially I had wanted to do a cream or brown but I looked at all the things and nothing was speaking to me today, this did though. As I was running out of time I quickly pulled this out with a blouse I wanted to pair and a Witch Bonnet. After all this it makes me want to see about trying out different colors for the blouse and an overskirt in chiffon. 

<3 Coord Rundown <3
<3 Blouse/ Witch Bonnet: The Bloody Tea Party
<3 Necklace: Alice and the Pirates
<3 Shoes: Bodyline
<3Jsk: Baby The Stars Shine Bright 

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I almost forgot to post this. I had everything done and instead I hit save instead of publish and climbed into bed and jumped right back out. Thank goodness I had already cleaned up all my tea setting. Cheers! XOXO

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