The first topic in the Lolita 52 Challenge is: 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style
This is a great one to start with and I think different people will have different choices for this. Here are mine:
1. A good petticoat.
For sweet Lolitas this would be cupcake shaped and for classic or gothic this would be a-line. Either way, you need at least one good petticoat that has enough poof to make sure your skirts give the right Lolita silhouette.
2. A white Lolita blouse
This should be one that could be worn either under a JSK or with a skirt. I picked white because I think that white will work with any style, even gothic, whereas a black blouse is another important staple of the Lolita wardrobe it doesn’t have as much versatility.
3. Socks and tights in a variety of colors
At minimum a pair of white kneehighs and black kneehighs are really useful, but since what you wear on your legs can help change a look or help coordinate a look perfectly I think having a variety to choose from is really important. I tend to wear more classic or gothic, so I prefer tights or ankle socks to kneehighs. If you have a variety it really helps coordinate with different prints and colors of dresses.
4. A pair of comfy Lolita shoes that fit with the dominant colors of your wardrobe
Some Lolita shoes are not comfy. Be sure to have a pair that is comfortable that is the right color to wear with the majority of your wardrobe.
5. A selection of head accessories
They don’t have to be big or expensive, but you need to have stuff to wear on your head to pull the outfit together. Having a variety that fit with the main colors in your wardrobe, along with a variety of socks and tights, allows you to transform your outfit by changing just a few pieces and will give your wardrobe more versatility.
Since I don’t post enough in this blog, this year I am going to take part in F Yeah Lolita’s Lolita 52 Challenge, which will hopefully keep me motivated and get me to post more. Since I renewed my love of Lolita in the past two years I think this is the perfect time! While you can do the challenge in any order, I’ll probably try to do it starting with number 1 and working my way through.
Here’s the list:
- 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style
- 5 movies for Lolitas
- What my own Lolita lifestyle is like
- Favorite thing to put on my head
- My wardrobe turnover
- My favorite Lolita brand
- Why I wear Lolita?
- Why don’t I wear Lolita more often?
- 5 keywords that describe my personal Lolita style
- How I first found out about Lolita
- 3 trends I wish would come back
- Combining other fashions with Lolita
- Lolitas I have met in real life
- Lolitas I would love to meet
- 3 things I wish I was told when I was a new Lolita
- 10 facts about my Lolita wardrobe
- My first meetup
- Trends I thought I would never get into, but I now love
- Trends I thought I loved, but now I’m not too keen on
- How satisfied I am with my current wardrobe
- Plan for a trip! A week’s worth of Lolita outfits I can fit in a small suitcase
- How I accessorize
- What influences my Lolita style
- What’s in my makeup bag
- Best places to wear Lolita
- How I get out of a wardrobe slump
- Purses that I love
- Bloomers or no bloomers?
- Lolitafying things in my everyday life
- How long it took me to build a complete wardrobe
- Impulse buys that were totally worth it
- My best deal
- Something that I made
- Wardrobe blunders! Things I bought that I ended up regretting!
- What I thought when I got my first real piece of Lolita
- Nails to match my favorite looks
- Something that’s not my style, but I love anyways
- Favorite hair style
- Most versatile Lolita item I own
- 5 inspirational fictional characters
- Fondest meetup memory
- The ways in which I fit the cliche
- The ways in which I do not fit the cliche
- How strangers react to my clothes, and how I react to their reactions
- Something that was a gift
- Parasols: Vital or frivolous?
- The item in my wardrobe that was the hardest to get
- My “signature” outfit
- My favorite Lolita print
- What’s in my closet, but I haven’t worn yet!
- Predict the next Lolita trend!
- How Lolita has changed me
I bought this wig last week from Amazon.com. For about $10 the price was right so I thought I’d give it a try since it had good reviews. The wig is made of 100% Japanese Kanekalon fibers. Let’s take a look at the wig.
This is how it was packaged, inside a plastic bag:
Laid out on the bed. As you can see it’s pretty long:
This is what it looks like worn:
From the back:
Now to examine the construction of the wig. This is the top. As you can see there is a skin top:
From the inside:
There are adjustable straps at the bottom back:
This shows how far apart the weave is, I would say less than an inch:
Next to two other wigs, in order of shininess. From left: Gothic Lolita Wigs, Cool2Day, Minty Mix
The wig is very soft and feels almost like real hair. It is a little shiny, especially in bright light, but it looks pretty good in natural light. I’ll probably use some baby powder to cut down on the shine. The wig cap was a bit big for my head, but I have a tiny head so I often have that problem. I think for people with normal sized heads, or a lot of hair to stuff underneath this wig would work fine. All in all, a pretty good wig for $10 and I would buy from the company again. It was also eligible for free shipping using Amazon Prime, so I didn’t pay any shipping costs.
This short documentary about Lolitas in Australia is a great look into what it’s like to be a Lolita and where the fashion came from.