These months represent a lot for me. Both in that it means I've reached another year on this insane planet and that I've also accomplished another milestone in my education. But now, as lolita has become more and more apart of my daily life, I'm really thinking about how I want to represent myself through the fashion seasonally. In the past, I would just flop a piece on regardless of the weather/season, what have you. Now I want to come up with a theme similar to that of Lolita Charm's winter ideas.
I'm joining the ranks of Miss Charm by dawning more of my favorite color combinations of Pink and Black along with Black and White. Maybe it's because I secretly was a goth kid back in my teen years, but I truly love this elegant and fun combo. Brands like Chantily and even Baby have lovely elegant yet sweet touched pieces that work for what I'm planning on.
But since those ideas have already been expressed, I bring about my personal lolita goals. I'm currently on a bit of a weight lose journey of sorts, as I gained back almost 30 of the 40 pounds I lost in my senior year of high school. As a motivational tool, I'm really hoping I can get my arms into a much better shape and my waist line much better, so I can finally wear non-shirred pieces without feeling like I'm trapped in a cave of an uncomfortable status.
Along with those goals, I have coordinating goals to go with that. This fall/winter season, I want to embrace two of my favorite colors. Red and Black more. Not together, but I want to wear them more. I already mentioned my feelings on Black, but what about Red?
Ever since I knew that I was a pale brunette, Red has been my best friend. Red is not exactly a great color on every single person, but for years people have told me I wear it very well, as I am starting to see more and embrace. With that in mind, I plan on going into a red purchasing explosion. My Red Tea Party shoes for start are my absolute favorite shoes, but I don't have enough outfits to wear them with. Now, this up coming season, it will change! Here's an outfit to prove my love:
This is my absolute dream christmas outfit! Ever since I saw this dress last year, I knew I needed it to wear during the holidays. Fortunately, because of it's less then popular sales, Baby has kept it on the website for a decent price. Hopefully though, it will be decreased even more on price as the months continue to pass (Maybe even a lucky pack item perchance?)
Along with a pair of cream tights, I think this outfit would work perfectly for a christmas party or holiday event for sure!
The whole idea is my new adding of sweet victorian and rococo themes to my outfits. Though I do love OTT Sweet, for special events like the annual Christmas Party and time with the family, I'd really like to take a more fancy approach to my garb. Maybe it's my introduction to Dolly-Kei or my complete obsession with my thesis film ("Rococo Time Travel Feminism" Movie anyone?), but a more slight old world charm to my style is what I'm loving right now.
I'd also love to include a slight parisian look to my outfits. This also comes from my thesis research, and my obsession with Jean Cocteu, but anything slightly french style I can add to my outfits, I shall do! Basically, if the outfit resembles Fantastic Dolly in color or scheme, I'm set!
So, what will you be doing for the upcoming fall and winter season in your wardrobe? I'd love to hear! Maybe it'll give me some ideas too!
I'd like to celebrate our new milestone of 80 followers! Thanks everyone for spreading the word about LVF! I'll hopefully be going to more events in the near future, and giving business cards whenever possible. So please continue to frill it up if you can, the love is appreciated. Look out for another movie review along with a new Dress Up Time post.