Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bodyline Squirrels Dress Review

UPDATE (5/12/2013):

I'm glad to see that this has become one of my most often viewed articles on my blog. I wanted to just say that this item is still one of the favorite in my lolita wardrobe. I've been able to throw it in the washer machine with little degradation to the quality of the dress other than a slight bit more fuzziness to the lace which isn't noticeable unless you're looking very carefully.

Still wearing the dress; woah, my lolita style has matured, hah
Original Thoughts Below (2/29/12)

I never got around to posting about my Bodyline squirrels dress when it arrived in the mail, so I'll do so now.

I had originally hoped to get the dress in time for Kamicon. Guess when the dress came in? Literally one day after the con. Oh well. I don't think I would have had time to really properly try on the dress and coordinate then anyway.

Below are a couple of pictures of me trying on the dress with a mostly assembled outfit sans the petticoat (which I got slightly later than the new dress).

As you can see, the lacing in the back of the dress provides plenty of extra room for raising or lowering your size though I am pressing the size limit in the dress with about a 36 inch waist and a 40 inch bust. 

I particularly adore the way that the Bodyline squirrels print looks in black. The darkness of the color really makes the pastel imagery stand out. I've commonly seen wearing black sweet lolita being labeled as bittersweet lolita. I'm not exactly sure how fond of that terming I am. I tend to err on the side of fewer categories and I don't see much besides the black coloring that makes it bittersweet lolita. Perhaps if the coordinates were required to have something more than a different colorway going for them, I'd see the need to term the styling differently. 

As an overall sentiment, I really love this particular dress. It's the first piece in my closet that really and truly exudes sweet lolita, and I'm looking forward to wearing it more in the future. 

Applied A New Background

I found some simple delightful background art for blogs at the digital bakery. A wide variety of beautiful looking backgrounds are present with a Victorian feel. I highly recommend checking out the page if you're on a hunt for a Victorian or lolita themed blog background.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Migrated from Livejournal to Blogspot

I'm not sure what I was thinking a few months ago when I decided to start a blog on Livejournal rather than a better platform such as Blogspot. Livejournal was the haven of blog on the internet a decade ago, not now. So, in order to spruce up my blog, I moved from my old journal to here on Blogspot which I'm planning to be its permanent home from now on.

Finally Acquired A Nice Petticoat

I am forced to face an honest truth here: My petticoat up until now has sucked, giving me little to no poof. This inspired me to go to egl-comm-sales to get a better one. Now I'm much happier with my poof going from something flat like this:
To a much more full looking look:
I am very happy with the results, and I'm now looking forward to wearing my lolita outfits more than ever.