Thursday, August 20, 2015

Subtlety and Wa Lolita?

My taste in Lolita is, I find, sometimes very different from what the style would invite from me.  I tend to prefer subtle coordinates over flashy ones, and I find that in my own life many prints are just a little too out-there. Perhaps it's the fact that I favor classic and perhaps it's my love of using the pieces I buy in as many outfits as possible, but I simply don't gravitate toward louder coordinates.

As a result, Wa Lolita is a bit of a sore spot for me. I’ve seen a lot of tips and tricks on how to select and wear elements of wa Lolita – my favorites are these from Make Lovely and Les Fleurs Noires – but the style, even with these tips, is still rather loud for my taste. As a result, I started asking a question that I find really important:

Is it possible for this style to be subtle?

I think it is possible.It might seem like rather a challenge to add wa Lolita influence to coordinates without having them look loud, but in my reading and my own exploration I've found a few ways to create wa Lolita looks that are very subtle.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Pirate’s Guide to Busty Fashion

“The code’s more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules.” – Pirates of the Caribbean

I’ve had a larger chest since I was probably 13 or 14. I got busty fast, and without the comfortable warning I would have received from family precedent. In the decade since then, I’ve heard a lot of rules about how to dress with a larger chest. Some of them are right. Some of them are wrong. Some of them are optional.

And, as you’ve probably figured out, I’m not really one for “rules.” They can be good guidelines to get you started, but it's so much more important to do the things that make you happy and comfortable.

Here are my "essential" guidelines for busty girls, though they really aren't what you'd call rules.