[Lolita Blog Carnival] Share A Bit About Your Favorite Piece and How You Acquired It

This week’s prompt is “Share A Bit About Your Favorite Piece & How You Acquired It.”

Birthday 2018

My favorite piece is one of my dream dresses: Angelic Pretty’s French Café in the red colorway. I’ve worn it for my birthday tea party two years in a row (and didn’t even realize this fact til one of my friends pointed it out). I always gravitated towards this dress among my dream dresses over the years, and after acquiring it, I still enjoy looking at it (and wearing it!). It’s currently hanging on the rack in my bedroom so I can look at it everyday.

Birthday 2019

How did I acquire my French Café JSK? Secondhand, of course! I can’t recall exactly when I purchased it, but it was a few years ago from a friend in the Boston Lolita Community. She was kind enough to let me pay her through a payment plan, and I purchased this JSK as a set with the headbow and socks, and I also purchased some other lolita clothing items from her as part of the same payment plan.

What’s your favorite lolita fashion piece? Share the story of how you’ve acquired your fave in the comments! I love hearing these stories.

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LBC: Favorite Taobao Shops & Pieces

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Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve done Lolita Blog Carnival, but I’m back and I hope to participate more often. ❤

This week, the prompt is Favorite Taobao Shops & Pieces. First, I’ll share my Taobao dream dress! I hope I can own this print someday…

Dream Dress

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This is the Jardin de Versailles series from Chess Story. Chess Story is one of my favorite Taobao shops! I love this print in all of the colorways, but my favorite one is definitely in the red colorway. I love the look of the shiny gold on red!

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I love every item in this series, but my favorite is a tie between the OP and the JSK. I can’t decide which one I like better… I hope I can find at least one of them at some point, at a reasonable price. I only want to buy the red colorway, since it’s my favorite one, but if I find the black or the white at a great price, I may purchase it (since I would rather have one from this series if I have the chance, rather than none at all).

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This OP is so elegant and beautiful! I could stare at the photos all day. I really hope I can find this dress someday and add it to my wardrobe… Preferably in the red colorway!

Favorite Piece in my Wardrobe

But now, I should talk about my favorite Taobao piece that I own! And guess what? It’s a JSK from Chess Story!

tumblr_nd5uxhBZrN1sv3vjto4_500This is the Name of Rose JSK! I adore the vertical stripes and the printed red roses on this JSK. The cut is also very flattering! I think this JSK is the one that’s most flattering on me. The length is also perfect! It is comfortable to wear, and it is easy to coordinate.

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There is also a colorway with blue roses, but I prefer this red rose one because red is my favorite color! (I know, I’m biased toward red all the time…) I’ve worn this JSK both in lolita coordinates and as a casual dress (without the petticoat). It’s a really versatile piece!

A Lolita Staple

Besides Taobao lolita dresses, I have to mention another favorite Taobao piece, and this one is a staple: petticoats! My favorite petticoats are from the Taobao brand Classical Puppets. To be honest, before I purchased my first Classical Puppets petticoat, the only petticoats I owned were lame Halloween ones (and I had one square dancing petticoat, but it’s not very full). I own two Classical Puppets petticoat: one A-line and one bell-shaped. The first one I purchased was the A-Line one, and you can read my review for it here! (Wow that review was from over 2 years ago. I didn’t realize I had been blogging for that long.)

These are both photos of the poof produced by the A-Line petticoat:

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As you can see, it gives a really nice shape to the skirts, even to the heavy velvet fabric (top photo).

Do you have a favorite Taobao shop? A favorite Taobao piece? I would love to hear about your favorites!

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Top 3 Wishlist Items

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This week’s prompt is: Top 3 Wishlist Items.

It’s hard to choose just three specific items, but I will try my best! I will post 2 dream dresses as part of my Wishlist, and 1 item that I really want to own as the third Wishlist Item.

Item 1: La Bibliothèque OP – Juliette et Justine

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I fell in love with this dress when I first glimpsed it online a few months ago. As an avid reader and lover of books, I adore the book print! It looks so unique and beautiful! In addition to the amazing print, I love the way this dress is cut. The fluttery sleeves look so elegant and sophisticated, and the entire dress looks very figure-flattering. The dress seems very versatile and easy to coordinate as well.

There are two colorways: Antique Black and Antique Orange. I love both of these colorways, but if I had to choose specifically one colorway, I would go with the Antique Black dress. I would be thrilled to have either of these dresses though! I would also be extremely happy if someone let me try it on if they own this OP. ❤ I would also be delighted to see this dress in person! I’ve only seen this dress online, so I’ve never seen it in real life. It would be amazing to see this dress and touch the fabric. I’m sure it looks even more stunning in person!

Item 2: Vampire Requiem Corset JSK in Red – Alice and the Pirates

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I adore the print on this JSK. I stare at this dress a lot; I’m not going to lie. I’m always happy to see photos online of this dress, and I love seeing how people coordinate this dress into their Lolita outfits.

I love how detailed the print is and how it’s like you are wearing a story on your dress! I love how the bodice of the JSK has a detachable bow on the front so you can wear the bow on the chest (as pictured), or on the waist, or adjust it to be lying crooked on the bodice for a more asymmetrical look… And you might be able to turn the bow into a headbow as well, or some other sort of hair accessory… the possibilities go on and on! I would love this dress in any colorway, but my favorite colorway is the Red one.

(I may be biased though… since red is my favorite color… But in any case, I do think the red colorway looks the best with the print. And the Red colorway is the one I want the most.)

Item 3: Rococo Umbrella – Alice and the Pirates

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I have always wanted a parasol or umbrella that fit into the Lolita aesthetic. Out of all of the umbrellas I looked at so far, this is my favorite! I love the triple frills and the large rounded shape. It looks like it would be very practical as well as beautiful in a coord!

Although to be honest, I don’t think I would be too picky about an umbrella. If I see an umbrella (or a parasol) that is similar but not exactly the same, and if it is within my budget, I will probably purchase it in a heartbeat. I prefer the deep and rounded shape of this umbrella, but these umbrellas would be wonderful to own too!

~Be sure to read other blog posts on this topic for the Lolita Blog Carnival! 

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