Thursday, August 21, 2014

Princely and Plus Size: My Tips for Finding Boystyle and Dandy Fashion on a Larger Scale


Sometimes, I just want to wear pants.

I know that sounds a little weird, given how much time I spend talking about skirts, but I really do want to wear pants sometimes. Whether I want to look like a French aristocrat or want to channel the Goblin King, there are some days when I really just want to wear pants but maintain my frilliness.

Those days, I turn to boystyle or dandy looks. However, for some reason, I don’t see much for mentions of dandy or ouji fashion for plus sized women. There is a ton of Lolita or aristocrat information, but not for those of us who want to wear pants (or, in my case, those of us who occasionally want to wear pants).

So I’m writing a post of my own. Obviously, a lot of this information will be useful for girls who aren't plus size; the focus is on larger sizes because the information is harder to find.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Product Review: Paradise Rose

I finally caved and bought a rectangle headdress for an outfit I've had in my head for ages. My Meta JSK has been hanging in my closet because I've run out of summer-appropriate ways to coordinate it and, thus, have run out of inspiration.

And then I decided to create something a little bit old school.

While I could have made a rectangle headdress myself, I've been much more focused on getting a new skirt made. And, because I don't have the face or haircut for those massively oversized headdresses, I ended up getting this headdress from Paradise Rose on Etsy.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Product Review: Handmade by November

This is a bit belated, but I wanted to tell you about the pretty pin that I got!

I've been working on adding accessories to my collection that will work well when I'm in work drag, so when I saw this adorable needle felted owl pin I knew I had to have it. At $27.00 including shipping, she was less expensive than other needle felted brooches I've seen, making it even better.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Shoe-torials: Shoe Makeovers for Classic Lolita

As anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will know, I’m a huge fan of DIY. Crafting and sewing are a big part of how I build my wardrobe, and I would really like to start doing shoe makeovers.

What better time to bring together shoe tutorials?

Most of these are geared toward classic Lolita. I might do another post for sweet Lolita or gothic, but for now I’m playing in historical end of things. Again.

Painted Wingtip Pumps

These are definitely a shoe for classic lolita, but I imagine you could easily incorporate them into other coordinates that tend toward the classic side of the spectrum. Done in ivory and pastels, they'd be a charming addition to a sweet coordinate. They would also be charming done in black and gray, for example, for a gothic coordinate.