22. Rediscover my love for fashion
- A couple years ago I pretty much lost any kind of ability I once had to put together cute outfits. Now, I really would like to start dressing up again.
Not only do I absolutely love Zooey Deschanel ever since I saw Tin Man, I loved the style in this video. My favorite outfit was the tealish blue cardigan with the matching shoes, ruffled top, and gray shorts. Everything shown in the commercial has this vintage, romantic look to it and that is exactly how I have wanted to dress for quite some time. Although I can not give up wearing jeans right now, I have always wanted to transform my entire wardrobe to only have dresses, skirts, and trousers with no denim in sight. This used to be my goal when I wore sweet lolita two years ago:
Me out for lunch with a friend in Metamorphose’s Toy Box
Me getting ready to go shopping in Metamorphose’s Room Print
Me at the mall with my friend Dre in Metamorphose’s March of Ducks
What remains of my lolita collection after trading and selling! 😦
When I was in college, I wore lolita every tuesday and thursday. I’d wear it to class, shopping, out to eat, whenever I was going that day. It was so fun and despite some reservations about wearing lolita in public when I first started, I actually got a lot of compliments on outfits when I wore them around campus.
When I wore lolita, I was confident (as you have to be to wear that in public!) and I knew who I was. Having this fashion identity crisis right now does make me long for the days when I pranced around in my frilly dresses. Moving back home impacted me dressing how I wanted tremendously as my family worries constantly about appearance and never liked me wearing lolita outside of conventions.
Dressing in lolita again will certainly make me happy however I have to become confident enough to wear it again. I do aim to buy at least one or two new lolita dresses in 2o12 if possible. I hope those dresses will be two of the Angelic Pretty dresses I have wanted for awhile: Starry Night Theater and Dreamy Doll House.
Starry Night Theater in Red and Dreamy Doll House in mint
SO, I do not know if this means my goal has been reached. Until I start dressing in sweet lolita again and maintaining a steady everyday wear of vintage + romantic looks, I have a lot of work to do to reach this goal. I’m excited to get started though!