Hi there! I was FINALLY able to save up enough money to buy my first Lolita piece, as well as finally convince my mom that it’s a real fashion and not just some silly hobby (although she still detests sweet prints), and I have your blog to thank for inspiring me to do both of those things! So I’d just like to say thanks <3 The skirt I got is Bodyline’s Love Jewelry in black, but for the life of me I cannot figure out socks or a blouse to go with it. I was thinking of these shoes in either black or dpik, and using Classical Puppets’s daily bell shaped petti. I was wondering which color would look better (my future wardrobe will most likely be blacks and blues), and if I’d need a fluffier petticoat for that particular skirt. Sorry for all the questions, but I really want my first coord to be perfect!
Response from Lolita Tips:
That’s great! I’m so excited for you! And I loooove that skirt. It’s probably one of my favorite things from Bodyline. For the shoes, either color would work but since it’s your first coord I think you would be best thinking forward to which would be the more versatile for you. Since your wardrobe will most likely be mostly black and blue, the black shoes might be the better option. For the socks then I would do something with both the black and pink in them to add some color balance. Bodyline has a few that could potentially work like these or these but I feel like the pink isn’t quite bright enough.These might be better but you could look around for others too.
As for the petti, that skirt could definitely hold the super fluffy petti very nicely but if you’re more comfortable with the smaller one that works too. I think it would be a prettier shape with the fuller one though. For the color, black could work if you’re absolutely sure that your wardrobe is going to be all dark colors, but then if you happen to fall in love with a light colored dress in the future you may find that the petti shows through and alters the color. If you think that’s a possibility I would go with the white petti since it’s not supposed to be seen but if it does happen to show at some point it’s a versatile enough color that it won’t look weird.