Thursday, February 28, 2013

You'd Think I'd Have Had Enough Pink By Now: Even More Polyvore Coordinates

I have no idea where these things keep coming from, but I keep getting inspired to do these casual sweet lolita outfits. It's not my style at all, but... well, what can you do? Inspiration goes in all sorts of strange directions sometimes.

You'd Think I'd Have Had Enough Pink By Now I: Chocolate Hearts

Starting with my comfort zone: flowers and brown and very simple in terms of number of items. However, this one has a lot of detail and different prints that push it away from absolute simplicity. The polka dots on the blouse, the dots and diamonds on the tights, and the different textures on the flowers all add a lot of visual texture to what would have otherwise been a pretty sterile outfit.

Sweet Skirt, Classic Eye: Picnic Time

Still definitely my comfort zone. Just a simple little outfit that would be cute for a summer picnic. Not much else that I can say about it except that I think boater hats are adorable.

You'd Think I'd Have Had Enough Pink By Now III: Grape Soda

Holy color, batman! There is no purple to be found anywhere in the print itself, but the color goes quite nicely with the pink. The unifying color, though, is really the little touches of white in the socks, the skirt's details, and the shirt collar. Still fairly simple, fairly comfortable, but getting a little bit sweeter as we go.

You'd Think I'd Have Had Enough Pink By Now II: Hard Candy

And straight out of my comfort zone with this one. This one goes out to Fuck Yeah Subversive Kawaii. It's pastels with as much attitude as I could muster, all inspired by that little "Eat Me" clutch. I wanted to combine the girliness of the lolita skirt, the lace, and the pastel color palette with a few harder accents: studs, fishnet-esque designs on the tights, and spikes. This is a little ball of fluff you shouldn't mess with.

The top was chosen specifically to be worn under the seafoam biker jacket. It's reminiscent of a classic "beater" undershirt, but the lace keeps it on the femme side.

You'd Think I'd Have Had Enough Pink By Now V: Strawberries and Cream

This is so sweet I can't believe it came out of my brain, but it is what it is. Pretty standard sweet lolita color palette with the red and white. Polka dots and bows. Strawberry earrings. It all seems very natural except for the fact that it's so far from my style that it's surprising to me.

So, there you have it. Apparently I'm not sick of playing in the pastel pink waters of sweet yet, even if I don't intend to wear it myself. I think this is the last batch with this skirt, but I can't be sure. Sometimes, I just need to force myself straight out of my comfort zone, and playing around with sweet is a great way to do it. It keeps my brain alive, keeps me thinking more creatively about what I am doing and what I can do with clothing.

And honestly, readers of mine, that makes it all worth it.


  1. Purple! I love seeing purple in Lolita!

    1. I know! I just saw your post on it, and I swear that the fact I put together an outfit with purple in it is completely coincidental. Serendipitous, maybe.