Week 5: Your Style... Outside of Lolita
|How I look all the time, obviously! ...Just kidding! I wish!|
^-^ Nah! I'm just teasing ya! Try as we might, I know very few Lolita who actually walk out the door on a daily basis dressed in their cutest curls, pastel accessories, and frilly outfits. Sometimes it just isn't practical, or there isn't enough time. I mean, it takes a lot of time and effort to transform our "normal" caterpillar selves into pretty pretty butterflies! (Unless of course you are Princess Peachie, whom we all know to be magical! Just look at how effortless her transformation is. She weaves her magic spells, twirls and twirls around so cutely, and suddenly she is donned in her best Loli gear! Seriously, I think that girl could look cute in a paper sack!)
Cute dolly transformation takes time, and I can't imagine trying to wear it every day! There were times where I was waking up at 6 am to drag myself from a warm bed to head to oil painting class, and I was lucky enough to sleep walk through a shower and eat, forget about looking nice, ha ha. It's not that my appearance was every slovenly by any means, but it was more about being comfy than looking cute for me.
When it comes right down to it, I am just... lazy. Ha ha. For me dressing up all frilly, fancy, or cute is more of a spur of the moment or occasion kind of thing. I just don't do it every day because I would rather pull out a pair of jeans and some kind of top, and get on with my day. (Don't tell, but I even have just all out PJ days where I shuffle around in my whale slippers and do my designs, ha ha.)
So the burning question on everyone's mind... What does Annika look like sans-frills and cuteness?
Let's find out!
☆Every Day Style:I am, and probably always will be, a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl. I find them to be comfy, cute, and practical for daily outfits. They don't require any real thought on my part, since most of the time I'm bent over a sewing machine with only my kitty to see me anyway.
Sometimes you'll see me switch into my contacts, but not very often. My glasses are more of a necessity than a fashion statement. I'm fairly certain that I should be declared legally blind without them, ha ha. There are times when I throw on a dress, or a cute skirt with accessories, but that's only if I am feeling really bubbly and want to twirl around being all cute. Otherwise, this is my daily style!
☆Fancy Occasion Style:When I go out to a nice restaurant, or on a date or something, I want to feel beautiful and I think my wardrobe for fancier occasions reflect that. Unlike my sweet lolita, which is a frilly opulence with over the top pastel color cuteness, my fancy style consists of tailored cuts, minimal colors designs, and more sleek style. Most of my dresses for these sorts of things are dark tones, mostly black, but I do have a gorgeous vintage lace dress I wear.
|Photography by the cutest, sweetest, Xandre King|
|Miss Emily & I. Yup, me with make up, weird I know.|
|This dress is a genuine Giorgio Armani that I found at a thrift store for $18! *o*|
☆Other Street Fashion Sub- Style(s):Back in the day, the first real street fashion that I was heavily influenced by was definitely Decora! I mean, I was head over heels for the photography book, FRUiTS by Shoichi Aoki, and scoured the internet for inspiration of those girls dressed head to toe in their rainbow outfits and ridiculously cute accessories. (I had to be the most colorful person at our high school, and I was AWESOME. Ha ha, just kidding, but seriously so much rainbow.)
|If you're wondering what that says: "Love Child of Rainbow Brite & Strawberry Shortcake." I once met a guy who was convinced that this was fact, and not fiction, and that these were my true parents. What an odd, memorable dude.|
Now, I'm uncertain as to weather or not I should include this... since the sub-style is so closely related to Lolita. But about a year ago, I fell in love with the casual lolita style of otome. I became absolutely enamored with Emily Temple Cute (and it's sub brands, especially it's children collections! Can you say WAY too cute?!)
|Emily Temple Cute Umbrellas NOP|
☆☆☆Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing me in my normal, frill-less habitat, ha ha! It's very strange doing a post that's about me..... o.o just sayin'.