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Bodyline, The Lolita's Walmart Part, 3: Padding Your Wardrobe With Bodyline. Welcome to part 3 of my Bodyline: The Lolita's Walmart series.

Bodyline, The Lolita's Walmart Part, 3: Padding Your Wardrobe With Bodyline

This post will be for the seasoned Lolita, who already has quite a few Lolita pieces, most of them brand or unique custom pieces, but is looking to pad her wardrobe with a few basic pieces to make her more expensive pieces more versatile. Sometimes you want the focus of our coordinate, or your whole Lolita wardrobe even, to be on a brand or unique handmade pieces. If you don't feel the need to make every piece of your coordinate brand, then Bodyline is a great choice to fill all the nooks and crannies of your wardrobe with, and think of it this way, you could be spending the money you're saving by buying Bodyline on more brand or really nice custom made pieces.

The #1 thing to remember when padding your wardrobe with Bodyline is to not go crazy, only buy a few very versatile pieces, and only a couple "main" coordinate pieces such as skirts or dresses. Wardrobe basics Complementary pieces "Luxury" items. How to Wear Lolita Everyday- The Everyday Lolita.

As I have mentioned before, I wear Lolita nearly every day.

How to Wear Lolita Everyday- The Everyday Lolita

I don't really consider myself a Lifestyle Lolita, and yet, I live my life in it, I like to consider this an Everyday Lolita. I don't always deck myself out in show-stopping get-the-most-photos-at-a-meetup Lolita though, I've managed to find a nice medium between going all-out and casual Lolita. The best part of being an Everyday Lolita is that there are enough days in a year to experiment with going from one extreme to another and playing with the different Lolita styles. Finding the time to wear Lolita When people who don't know me in real life learn that I wear Lolita nearly every day, the first question they often ask is "How?!

Building a Complete Lolita Wardrobe. I've been asked several times, over on my formspring, about what I would consider a complete Lolita wardrobe.

Building a Complete Lolita Wardrobe

As many Lolitas will tell you, you pretty much never have a complete Lolita wardrobe any more than you have a complete wardrobe of anything! You're always adding new pieces to any wardrobe as new pieces come out, seasons change, and trends pop in and out of fashion. Everyday Elegance. Many new Lolitas look for ways to add a bit of ruffly elegance to their everyday life, it is an easy way to feel connected to the Lolita fashion when you have neither the funds nor the nerve to start up a Lolita wardrobe and start wearing it daily.

Everyday Elegance

A few extra fancy pieces added to your everyday wardrobe is a good way to slowly work your way into Lolita. Not only will you be adding your first Lolita pieces to your wardrobe, you'll also start to feel more at home in frills and finery so when you finally do take the plunge into full-blown Lolita you won't feel like you are wearing a costume. These are all pieces that can very slowly be added to a normal wardrobe of jeans and tees! Accessories- An easy elegant addition to a jeans and tee wardrobe is a few pieces of cute jewelry. Above are 2 simple everyday coordinates made with either lolitable, or brand Lolita items.

Gothic Lolita Starter Coordinates. There are a lot of places online that will show you great ways to get started on building a Lolita wardrobe and making the most out of a few key pieces.

Gothic Lolita Starter Coordinates

But most of these tend to focus on sweeter or more colorful styles of Lolita. Starting a Gothic Lolita wardrobe might seem like a very easy task, just buy a lot of black right? But you'll soon probably find yourself bored with wearing the same thing. Besides, there's hardly any wiggle room to experiment with other styles of Lolita, without having to make new purchases, if all you have is a handful of black blouses and black skirts.

How To Avoid Being An Ita. Oh the dreaded Ita!

How To Avoid Being An Ita

It's what every new Lolita fears she will be branded. If you are unsure of what the term means, Ita is a less-than-nice term for someone trying to dress Lolita but doesn't quite get it right. The common Ita mistakes are usually made by beginners who simply don't know better and often fall for buying a barely costume quality dress simply because whoever was selling it was claiming it was Lolita, but it is indeed possible to continue being an Ita for years. Some New Wardrobe Additions & Tips for Bargain Hunting. Sometime late last year I was talking about doing a wardrobe overhaul, and I'm actually very happy to say that it's been going pretty well!

Some New Wardrobe Additions & Tips for Bargain Hunting

I have sort of been neglecting the basics, which I know is really awful of me, but I have been having too much fun adding some big pieces to my wardrobe. I have never really been too in love with wearing popular border prints, as much as I love to drool over them in ads and on other people. Bodyline, The Lolita's Walmart, Part 1: Bodyline for Beginners. As most any thrifty Lolita will tell you, Bodyline just isn't what it used to be.

Bodyline, The Lolita's Walmart, Part 1: Bodyline for Beginners

And oooh boy are we lucky for that! Bodyline used to be known for their cheap lace monster maid cosplays, but in the past couple of years they have really turned around for the better. Bodyline is a great choice for all sorts of Lolitas, either those just getting into the fashion and want more bang for their buck, for seasoned Lolita looking to pad her wardrobe with some basics, or just because everyone can use a cute $30 skirt every now and then. I was originally going to make this into one post, but it got a little too long, so instead I'll be splitting it into a few parts, one for newbies, one for Lolitas looking to pad their wardrobe, and maybe another one or two for a few miscellaneous things. Tips for the beginner Lolita looking to make their first purchase from Bodyline I really wish Bodyline was as great as it is now back when I just getting into the fashion *old fogey rant*.

Lolita Blog Carnival: Create a Complete Lolita Coordinate For Under $100. Before I get going with this particular post, I'd like to talk a bit about a new icon you may have noticed in my sidebar!

Lolita Blog Carnival: Create a Complete Lolita Coordinate For Under $100

This post will be part of a Blog Carnival that myself and a few other Lolibloggers are currently participating? What is a Blog Carnival you ask? Simply put, it's a group of bloggers who all decide on a common topic to all blog about on the same day and then they follow up their post with a link to all the other blogger's posts about the topic. It's a great way to get involved with other Lolibloggers, get some blogging inspiration, and to promote some great blogs! Since this is the first week of it, we're still ironing out some wrinkles and getting our HQ in order, but we have a nice little FB group for the project that fellow Lolibloggers are welcome to join if they would like to participate in any future Lolita Blog Carnivals.

Now that's out of the way, let's get on with the carnival! Check them out an see what sort coordinates everyone else created! How To Tell Bad Lace From Good Lace. There's no doubt about it, Lolitas love their lace.

How To Tell Bad Lace From Good Lace

We will cover whatever we can in it, dresses, hats, socks, fake fingernails, even our cell phones and iPods are probably covered in lace. But a proper Lolita knows that not all lace is good, in fact, some lace can be downright horrible. The right lace can make something beautiful and decadent, but the wrong lace can go so far as to ruin something completely. This post is aimed at the beginner Lolita, who finds the idea of "bad lace" and "good lace" intimidating and confusing. This post isn't going to so much as teach you about all the different kinds of lace, because just because a lace is a certain type, that doesn't mean that it is necessarily good or bad. Why bother with good lace? The simplest reason is that bad lace is often ugly, and why bother wearing something ugly? A few different qualities of lace Here are some examples of 4 different lace qualities on various things I own.

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