rekindled love for lolita

Ever since I graduated from college, I’ve not touched my lolita dresses. I don’t really have space for all of them so the hubby is saying I should sell most of them. But…it’s hard to part with some of these dresses. Some of them are rare sought-after prints which I went through a lot to get my hands on them. So even if I haven’t exactly worn them, they are like a collection, a precious lot.

I always dreamt of taking part in tea parties and lolita photoshoots while in college, but Chicago was not that nearby and by the time I came home, Black Alice had closed down. Coupled with work and the adjustment to married life, my lolita dreams just floated away.

But hey! I’ve recently found a new community. The Singapore lolitas have banded together to form a community on Facebook. Talking about lolita stuff again, I feel like my lolita love has come to life again. <3

And before I know it, I’ve ordered a new dress with a Little Prince theme from Taobao.

Photo credit: Thinkfly

I’ve always been a little wary of offbrand dresses due to their quality. No decent lolita wants to be branded as an “ita-loli” (meaning you look all wrong and bad). Many lolitas back then used to scoff at offbrand dresses with bad scratchy lace and short skirts, and would rather stick to the safe mainstream brands. But burando costs a lot more and lolita fashion ends up being this really expensive hobby.

Thank goodness, the times have changed and the offbrand dresses are getting more decent in quality and style. It started out with a few brands like Infanta and KidsYoYo, but now there are surprisingly a lot more offbrand brands out there. What’s comforting to know is that lolitas have also become more accepting towards offbrand dresses.

Although I’ve always been a sucker for JSKs (jumper skirts), I chose to get the OP (one piece) version of the dress simply because…DARN, I have too many JSKs already. And with this kind of hot weather in Singapore, short sleeves are the way to go yo. This is also my first time venturing into the realms of high-waisted dresses. Always thought high-waisted dresses make one look pregnant. Uh…but I AM PREGNANT now and I need more room around the waist to accommodate the growing belly. High-waisted dresses have also always been a mystery to me. Does one wear a normal pannier for the poof? Or do you wear an A-line pannier? Thankfully with the new community, my question got answered. A normal pannier is fine too.

Can’t wait for the dress to arrive. I better make it a point to wear it then. Haha.

Also, better start thinking of how to shrink down the current lolita collection before the hubby goes on and on about them again. Heh.

2 thoughts on “rekindled love for lolita

  1. Hi,
    May I know which taobao shop you got this from?
    I’m not Chinese, so it’s a bit hard for me to navigate through taobao. And if I type ‘lolita’, I ended up with brands… Could you direct me to a decent taobao lolita shop?

    • I got it from ThinkFly on Taobao. There are a couple of decent Taobao shops like Infanta, Chess Story, Classical Puppets, etc. If you have access to Facebook, you might want to join the group Lolita Updates. There are frequent updates on new releases from Japanese brands and Taobao shops.

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