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PUPPET CIRCUS!!!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

FINALLY!!! I never thought I’d see the day when I get to own Puppet Circus, BUT IT HAS HAPPENED. I was getting to the point where I was like, “ANY JSK COLOURWAY OUTSIDE OF THE PINK ONE WILL DO! ANY COLOURWAY!!!”, but I was able to get it in my first choice colourway, which is ivory. I got it thanks to several special ladies, who are the best enablers in the world. I also can’t thank one of them enough for being so courteous and letting me go after it. I believe that she sent in a request to get it but found out that it was one of my ultimate dream dresses and BOWED OUT OF BUYING IT. HOW OFTEN DOES THAT HAPPEN?! I really can’t express how grateful I am for her thoughtfulness.

Now I feel super greedy and want to own the wine JSK too. Someone stop me lol.

Obviously this has put a stop to all my spending. I hope that I’ll love it when I receive it. Most likely I’m going to make a vlog of me opening the package. I’m kind of scared and hope that everything goes well! There’s only minor damages on the lacing so I hope that’s the only damage that’s on it. I also hope that it gets to me safely!!!

I’m still in a daze over this because I’d often moan about how elusive Puppet Circus was and how I was able to get my Iron Gates so easily but Puppet Circus would never show up at the right time for me. I even bought several items just for the day I own the ivory PC JSK and even considered selling a few of them because I seemed to be having rotten luck getting my hands on this dress. Well… I guess that I don’t have to sell those items!!!

Now that I finally own it, I feel like my lolita lust has been sated and I’d feel content not owning anything else… outside of a few other pieces, of course ;)

What I am buying these days and how

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

A few years back, I sold almost all of my fancier dresses because my criteria for buying dresses were:
    -Ability to pass off as normal clothes or be seen as a “quirky dress”
    -Machine washable
The machine washable criterion has still remained to a certain extent and I’ve been getting braver about dunking my dresses in cold water to hand wash. So far I haven’t had bad luck but one day I have a feeling it’s going to bite me in the ass.
Anyway, I digress.
The thing is, I really love opulence, but I think I forget about this every now and then. Whenever I rewatch my favourite movie, Amadeus, it reminds me of how much I love lush looking fabrics, vibrant colours, tons of lace, and where the idea of “go big or go home” reigns supreme. This side of me battles with my more practical side that says, “YOU DON’T NEED THESE DRESSES BECAUSE YOU DON’T EVEN WEAR SOME OF THEM ONCE A YEAR.”, and while that is correct, I can’t resist the frills and the oh-so-pretty things with tons of detail and lovely fabrics.

In addition to wanting to look somewhat like the beautifully dressed characters on Amadeus, I also want to look like a young girl from the 1900s or some ~classic lolita maiden~ (lol). I think that Dear Margaret’s catalogue pictures for Modern Lady II best exemplifies what I want to look like. And of course, thrown into this is my desire to tone down these dresses as much as possible so that the most people will say about what I’m wearing is “Cute dress. I like the print.”

My lolita collection is getting way too large, my closet can’t contain all my frills, and I’m starting to not even know what kind of things I want. I need to prune my collection but don’t know where to start! Some of the things I bought recently are things that don’t even fit into the three largest categories in regards to how my lolita whims go, so perhaps those things are the ones that should go first?


I have no idea what possessed me to buy this. I was so sure that I wasn’t going to buy it and then suddenly I did. Maybe I’ll like it? I think the colourway being similar to Fantasic Dolly sucked me in.

A decision I made a few days ago is that I’m going to stop trying to buy everything on my wishlist and to prune it because my wishlist is RIDICULOUS. I also decided that outside of my wishlist items, I’m going to try not to buy anything secondhand and I’m actually going to cut down looking at secondhand websites and auctions. Because of the crazy secondhand prices that a lot of dresses are going for these days, I also decided that I’m going to buy everything straight from the brand rather than trying to hunt things down later since the price might be something ridiculous.

I’ve noticed that my shopping habits have changed as well. Before, I would dislike using shopping services and resorted to them as last resort, but now, if I can’t get a shopping service, I decide to miss out on the item because trying to get it myself is such a huge hassle. My wallet groans but I prefer not getting all fidgety over these dresses and getting miffed every time the server crashes. I also now send in a maximum bid to my shopping services for auctions and ask them to snipe bid rather than me staying up wee hours of the night trying to snipe bid myself. The reason I do this is because I realized that I spend less doing so (before, I used to end up bidding more than I intended because I got caught up on bidding) and also because I have to wake up early for work lol.

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I adore lolita fashion and I'm a collector/hoarder of sorts when it comes to this hobby. This blog is here to de-clutter my Tumblr and to be a space where I can post whatever I want, mostly in regards to lolita fashion. This blog is not meant to be informational but a personal one -- please do not use me as a source of information/facts since anything stated on this blog are my personal thoughts and opinions.

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