My outfits from mid-2016. Summer seemed to last forever this year, so I didn't get to dress up much. If you follow me on Instagram, these will look familiar to you already.
I went to view the Doukyuusei movie when it was in theaters in May. The movie was based on a manga written and illustrated by Nakamura Asumiko whose illustrations are often featured in the Gothic & Lolita Bible. It was a very beautifully made animation adaptation. For this outfit, I focused on bringing asymmetric layers together. I wanted to wear something comfortable for sitting in a movie theater. This is my favorite draping combination I've put together.
Cutsew: Moi Meme Moitie Belt Cutsew
Vest: H.Naoto Seven Dragon Vest
Buttcape: Moi Meme Moitie Random Overskirt
Pants: Alice and the Pirates Wide Pants
#7I wore this to volunteer at a local art festival. It was outdoors in the middle of summer: a terrible idea.
The Lock in Pandora's Memories one piece made it to my wishlist because I was rewatching an old BABY/PIRATES fashion show and loved they way it swayed while walking. I am a a big fan of high-low cuts though I'm not really much of a print person and could live without it. So AatP if you want to release a solid version of this dress...hello, I am here. Originally, I wanted the black x white version of this OP, but I settled for the black x black since it showed up on Lacemarket and realistically I would wear black x black more. Here I have it worn without the lower sleeves.
OP: Alice and the Pirates Lock in Pandora's Memories OP
Socks: Alice and the Pirates Lace Up Rose OTKs
Shoes: Yosuke USA
#8I had some friends come into town from Louisiana to watch the Kizumonogatari movie in theaters. I am unfamiliar with the Monogatari series, so I didn't go, but I did take them to a good ol' barbecue and ice cream dinner.
Vest: h.Naoto SEVEN Dragon Vest
Shoes: Alice and the Pirates Lilie Long Boots in enamel
#9This was a casual outfit for Halloween. I finally got my hands on the Opera Millefuille OP! I remember when the first few years of me getting into lolita that everyone and their mom got this in a lucky pack and a lot of people were trying to get rid of it for $80-130, but that was too much for me at the time. Then all of these OPs disappeared for a few years and resurfaced recently for higher than I wanted to pay. I waited patiently enough and got both the white and black ones for good prices. The black one was in a Yahoo! auction as a set with arm warmers which I had only seen only once before. I don't remember ever seeing the arm warmers ever in stock photos, but I'll have to see once I reach that era of AatP for Lolibrary. I am more than ecstatic to have the arm warmers, but they don't stay up very well since you have to tie them on.
Socks: Ozone Socks
#10I reached my final form of black blob.
#11After a long while, an ouji coord appears. I was avoiding ouji for awhile because I actually just hate wearing blouses it turns out. Some of the older AatP pieces stopped fitting well on me, so I have to start letting go of some.
Blouse: Atelier Boz Basilisk Short Sleeve Blouse
Pants: Alice and the Pirates Rudolf Shorts
#12And here is the final outfit for today.
Blouse: Atelier Boz Andrew Over Blouse
Skirt: Sheglit Chiffon Asymmetrical Skirt
Apparently, in this time period was a phase of looking away from the camera. During this period, you can clearly see my style moving away from strictly lolita and ouji towards just gothic style in general. Asymmetric layers have really taken a place in my closet and I just want more. I still have more outfits from last year to go through, so stay tuned.