Friday, 17 March 2017

A Few Casual Coords 🐞

Hey everyone! It's been a little while since I did a more fashion-y post so I thought I would do an outfit update! I'm going to be sharing a few of my favourite recent lolita coordinates.

I've been having a lot more fun with fashion lately. I still wear lolita outfits here and there, but also experiment with vintage pieces, high street items, and lots of Lazy Oaf, which you'll see more of in another post. 

Before we get started, I would like everyone to note that I clean the soles of my shoes after every single time I wear them, and that is the reason I'm OK to snap outfit pictures indoors with shoes on! Just thought I'd put that out there as it's the sort of thing I wonder about when I see other people take pictures with shoes on indoors!

First up, a berry coordinate. I really love wearing lolita in a casual, retro way, so my cherry print skirt is perfect for this. I've noticed that I tend to feel very inspired to put together lolita coordinates whenever I'm going to the post office. No idea why. My cute outfits are very much wasted on the rude staff who have a thing about overcharging me on international postage... #smallbusinesswoes.
Hair bow: Sugar Trampoline
Collar: Sugar Trampoline
Velvet top: Primark
Skirt: Sugar Trampoline
Tote bag: Metamorphose
Shoes: Bodyline

This was an outtake of sorts but I quite like it somehow.

This next outfit was a little more experimental and not strictly lolita. I decided to incorporate some vintage knitwear. I wasn't sure if the houndstooth and the stripes would clash in a nice way, but I think the resultant coordinate had a cool, punk-ish edge to it that I'm really into!
Cardigan: vintage
Skirt: Chocolat-chan Going Out- Angelic Pretty
Shoes: Bodyline

I thought this detail shot came out looking really artistic, haha. 

As you can probably tell by this point, I've gotten really into monochrome with a splash of red, lately! I find the colour contrast to be quite delicious.
This was a post office outfit, too, and also served me well for taking me niece to nursery school. It was an unexpectedly warm and sunny day, and spring was most definitely in the air!
Hair bow: Sugar Trampoline
Cutsew: Pimkie
Wristcuffs: Bodyline
Jumperskirt: Serenade- Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Bag: Baby, the Stars Shine Bright
Shoes: Bodyline

I didn't put any pink in my hair when I got it re-done, and I'm thinking I made a mistake there, as for some reason it always looked really good with red! My rationale was that I needed to look professional for my job-hunting/interviews, but now I'm thinking that if and when they do come along, I could easily change my hair the night before. Hm. In the meantime, my all-black hair matches everything!
I have so much love for this jumperskirt. It's probably the one I get most compliments on from strangers, which is kind of funny considering how simple it is! There's something so charming about old school lolita pieces, and my lolita style has very much matured with this aesthetic in mind. 

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I've been wearing lolita lately! In my next outfit post I'll share how I've been coordinating my looks outside of lolita. 

To end this post, have you guys found yourselves gravitating towards specific colour combinations lately? Have certain pieces or styles that you've been wearing a lot lately? I'd love to know about your recent outfits! Thank you so much for looking and reading, and I'll see you next time 


  1. I think the simple is the best. One of reasons why am I am not a fan of those rococco esembles. The handmade skirt is so cute.
    Maybe should I copy it, I found some similar Cherry fabric in white.

    1. I completely agree! Simple is definitely my preference in lolita, but I guess the fashion has become a lot more event-focused as a style, instead of maintaining a street fashion look.

      Thanks a lot. I'm glad you like it! I say go for it! Cherry prints are very versatile and they look good worn in non-lolita outfits, too ^_^

  2. I always like seeing your outfits popping up on instagram, and it's nice to read your thoughts behind them here. You have a great style and are always reminding me that lolita fashion can be more versatile and wearable. I love the Lazy Oaf pieces, too!

    I like your colour combinations, I can never stick to one colour palette. Lately I've been really into the sugary pastels that AP use, bright pink and sax blue especially. I steered away from them for a while because they are so loud and youthful, but I'm getting more confident to just wear the things I like and not worry too much.

    Also I hope you don't feel bombarded my replies around the internet today! It's the first time in a while that I've been able to sit down and write properly to friends ^_^

    1. Aw, I'm glad you like them! And I'm very glad that I could give off some street fashion vibes. I know that lolita has morphed into a very events-focused look, but I will always have a soft spot for the more wearable, "messy" coordinates!
      Thank you! Their pieces are a lot of fun and super easy to wear ^_^

      I definitely go through colour/style phases. I'm glad you're feeling more ready to embrace the pastels! They can be a lot more nerve-racking to wear as they attract more attention but I find I feel a lot more bouncy and "free" in those colours, and try to wear them in the summer!

      No worries! I'm always happy to see your replies! I'm more or less going through the same thing and I'm finally getting round to messaging people and commenting on things <3