This weekend is also hot. It seems like the hallway is air conditioned, but the apartment isn’t. We may end up getting a portable air conditioner, because window units are prohibited.
Today’s outfit was F+F Musical Palmer JSK with a half blouse from Little Dipper, black ankle socks and shoes from Antaina, and the petticoat from The Black Ribbon. It is hot, which is why I picked the socks, but OH MY GOD they look bad. And now I have this picture to remind me that the black socks are not a good idea. They have the little lace cuff, but you can’t see it. It looks like normie socks. What the hell.
These shoes look so great with this dress though, and even my boyfriend said he really likes these shoes. He also thought initially that the little grey fabric piece by my sleeves was supposed to be a hood, and that this was a hooded dress. Sadly, this is not the case, but Fanplusfriend will probably eventually get around to that cut.
On Instagram, I have noticed the #lolitajourney tag and I think it is such a cute idea. Right now, there aren’t many posts (and thus I am too chicken to contribute on instagram), but I love the idea. So I wanted to compare the first coord I ever put on instagram to today’s coord. It’s also a good comparision because it is the same JSK. It was my first time wearing lolita to an anime con and I was super excited…and today I just went grocery shopping.
In 2016, I had the flat petticoat that came with the dress, a normie blouse from Target, and my bow flats (that I actually wore out today because I had to drive :p no driving in heels). Today, I had a poofier petticoat, proper shoes (for the picture), a proper half blouse…and I still feel like the old picture looks better. The tights for one, and the second excuse I had is that the mirror set up is still not great. In today’s picture, it looks almost like I am leaning towards the mirror, and I think my arms look a little fatter too. But I’ve lost a little weight since 2016?!? I don’t have a scale at home anymore so I can’t keep track as well as I used to. Maybe I need to tone my arms or something.
I was kind of hoping that some signs of improvement would be visible in the picture, but I think most of the improvement is in my head instead. I feel more confident wearing lolita fashion, and I don’t think I care nearly as much about fudging on some of the rules, especially if I am just wearing it alone and not with other lolitas. Back in early 2016, I was also in the mindset that wearing lolita was a ~special occasions~ kind of fashion, which is fine. However since moving to Oregon, I have not bothered reaching out to the local com yet for various reasons (“I’m shy” “Maybe I will just run into them naturally one of these days” “I’m moving again next year so why bother” etc) so I have ONLY worn it out myself (with my boyfriend) for errands. I hope that by being a lonelita, I am not getting too lazy.
To improve on today’s coord, I think tights are the way to go, and my hair is pinned up in braids, but I think some nice navy hair clips would look good. I almost never show bags in coord pictures, but I think that is something I should start doing once I get some nicer bags. I don’t have any black wristcuffs so I usually just wear these black bead bracelets, but I would like to get something for my arms. And as always, I want to slim down more.