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My coworker told me about these boots that she saw at Kohl’s that made her think of me and I fell in love with them! They’re perfect for Classic Lolita (among other styles but that’s the one that instantly comes to mind) and available in stores for anyone who has problems with online shopping.

My coworker told me about these boots that she saw at Kohl’s that made her think of me and I fell in love with them! They’re perfect for Classic Lolita (among other styles but that’s the one that instantly comes to mind) and available in stores for anyone who has problems with online shopping.

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lemontree11:

The Anatomy of a Lolita
This took forever to finish because I was not happy with the diagram. I wanted to draw something that wasn’t too outdated (like many currently available online). I wanted a diagram that reflects a basic co-ordinate relevant to today’s standards.
If you are a new lolita, please use this as a check list to creating your your first outfit. Never EVER forget your petticoat!

lemontree11:

The Anatomy of a Lolita

This took forever to finish because I was not happy with the diagram. I wanted to draw something that wasn’t too outdated (like many currently available online). I wanted a diagram that reflects a basic co-ordinate relevant to today’s standards.

If you are a new lolita, please use this as a check list to creating your your first outfit. Never EVER forget your petticoat!

(via peter-pans-booty-shorts)

Anonymous:
I have Bodyline's pinkXpink "fruit parlor" skirt, I love it and I don't want to sell it, but I can't seem to make it work for me. I don't know if the color pink doesn't match my skin, or if it's too sweet, or what. Or maybe it's just the fact it's a skirt that doesn't look right on me. Do you have any suggestions for toning it down? Or any other ideas of things I can try to change the look? I'm sorry I know this Is vague and you can't do much without seeing me but I'm really stumped.

Something that I’ve found is that while I love pastels, I look better in dark colors so what I’ve taken to doing fairly often is coordinating my pastels with dark colors, mainly black. Perhaps this skirt with a black blouse that has a touch of pink on it (a pink bow at the neck, a pink brooch, a pink necklace, something like that), a black hair accessory, pink legwear (or pink and black together), black shoes. The right balance of light colors and dark colors can help tone things down a little while still keeping it very sweet and cute.

Submitted question # 861:

Submitted question:

Hi! So the other day I got this cute fabric and I want to use it in a jsk. So I have a couple questions. 1. Do you think it’d look good? I’m planning on only making the skirt part out of this fabric. 2. What color would be best for the torso part? I prefer darker colors in Lolita but I want to make sure it looks pretty. I was thinking brown/tan or warm grey, would those be bad choices?

(This is a weird photo, it’s a bit lighter in real life)

Response from Lolita Tips:

I think it’s pretty cute but it strikes me as something that would only really work in Country Lolita so keep that in mind. I think that in order to keep the dress from looking too top-heavy you should avoid using too dark of a color on the bodice but a light-ish tan would be a good option or a light yellow or even a dusty pink. Then since you like darker colors you could maybe pair it with a darker brown bolero and brown shoes to get some of that dark coloring in there without overwhelming the light print.

Anonymous:
Do you have any tips for keeping shoes nice during the winter? I just bought Bodyline's shoes152, if that helps. I don't really know if heels would make a difference or not in keeping them from getting ruined from snow and all. Anyways, thank you, and I hope you have a lovely day~!

If you’re going to wear them in the snow I would recommend picking up a can of waterproofing spray for them. The biggest problem I’ve had with black shoes in winter though isn’t from the snow, it’s from salt so I recommend wiping them down with a damp towel when you get home from wearing them out just to keep any salt from building up and if they ever get scuffed, magic erasers are life savers.

Anonymous:
I'm sorry to bother, but I'm wondering about the recently restocked Pumpkin Cat Classical Winter Coat on QutieLand. I was just wondering if it was worth it as a good winter coat? And if you aren't quite sure, does anyone else know? It's my first time buying a lolita coat, and I wanna be sure that it is good, for the right price...

Based on appearances I think it looks great and it’s a very good coat for both Classic Lolita and Gothic Lolita. I’ve never seen a review for this particular coat but all the reviews I’ve seen for Pumpkin Cat in general have been very good and since it’s wool it’s probably decently warm. It seems like a good buy to me.

Anonymous:
Hi, what do you think about Restyle's Gothic window skirt?

I really like it. I think it’s super pretty and I’ve seen it worn a few times and it looks pretty nice quality wise too.

Hello.I'm new to lolita and I was planning on getting the L497 piece from Bodyline but I'm not sure what type of petticoat to get?(A-line,Bell?)

Please remember to check the tags. If I have ever talked about a Bodyline item it will almost definitely be tagged by the item number.

Anonymous:
Hi! I apologize if you've already answered a question like this, but I am a new to lolita (New to wearing it anyway, have admired it for awhile!) and was wondering if you have any tips for newbies looking to join a group or go to a meet up! (I've seen your group list, I'm from North Carolina but I'm still nervous about joining a group cause the rules seem kinda strict!) So I apologize if you've already answered anything like this but I'd love any suggestions for a nervous newbie! Thanks!!

If you really want to join a group you should just go ahead and do it. There’s no time like the present and even if the strict community rules are a little intimidating you’ll never know how things will go until you actually get in there and try. Joining the group is the first step and then you just have to keep up with it to know when meets are. If you’re particularly shy like I am and you don’t have any Lolita friends, ask if you can bring a non-Lolita friend with you to your first meet, especially if your friend is open and good at talking to people because that will help you feel more open and comfortable. If you’re going to do that though I would definitely recommend choosing a more casual meetup (a picnic, trip to an amusement park, skating, shopping, etc.) as opposed to a very structured one like a tea party or a dinner where spaces are reserved (because they’ll most likely want as many of those reserved spaces as possible to be used by people who are actually part of the community.) 

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I’m also still selling some Lolita and anime things! The mystery boxes are no longer mysteries and I’ve combined them into one huge weeaboo gift set, perfect for your young weeb siblings, cousins, or fulfilling your guilty pleasures. All of the prices have recently been lowered too!