Wardrobe Post 2020


* image by Mimi Jamora

As per tradition, here’s another wardrobe post that I wasn’t going to make. I was going to focus just on my wardrobe spreadsheet, which has been useful in keeping track of what I have. However, as that started to get a bit messy I thought: heck it, let’s just do it all again the old-fashioned way. It’s about the same workload, so might as well.
In 2019 I (finally) got rid of some bits and replaced others with better versions of them. My style is definitely moving away from sweet and firmly into classic, though don’t count on me getting rid of my most prized sweet dresses. Having a wishlist split into different sections: replace, need and wish, was useful when narrowing down to what my wardrobe needed the most. To reflect the fact that I mix and match pieces from my lolita and non-lolita quite often, I finally bothered to take photos of all my offbrand stuff. Literally the only thing that did not get photographed are petticoats, bloomers and earrings. Hopefully from now on I’ll be able to keep up with photographing things as we go along to make next year’s wardrobe post much easier for myself.
My 2020 goals are focused more on wearing the fashion and limiting purchases (and if you’d like to read about this in more detail, I have a post about this). I would like to give each main piece a spin at least once this year (in 2019 I managed that for all but two dresses) and wear some of the pieces currently stuck in seasonal outfits out of that. While I doubt that I’ll be doing anything like Christmas in July, I would like to try to wear my summery pieces in colder months and vice versa where realistically possible. Since I live in the UK, that should be relatively doable, the weather really is pretty mild here. And I don’t have anything that heavily seasonal bar some chiffon dresses (which can still be layered up).

Although I photographed everything, naming it all would be too much text. So I'm compensating by including Lolibrary links to the main pieces that I could find on there. If there's anything in this collection you'd like to know more about, simply ask me in the comments or check out the wardrobe spreadsheet (linked above), which has the names for everything.

I would’ve linked you to the past wardrobe posts, but the image hosting sites that I used have closed, so they’re just full of ‘image is no longer available’ thumbnails. Having said this, I have done a wardrobe post every year since 2016 and most of the photos in this one are reused from the last two years. If you do fancy reading through just descriptions, they're all on this blog, just go to the wardrobe post tag

It's my cheapest main piece and I'm finally figuring out how to coordinate it beyond just casual wear. It's a little on the short side though.
Baroque x Sakizo Repose of Queen Teatime Dress set with overskirt (not pictured)
I have very fond memories modelling this at Dream Masquerade Carnival shortly after my own set arrived. This print is so lush and I love Sakizo's work!
The first piece I bought directly from brand in the Kanazawa branch. It was a pretty literal 'shut up and take my money' kind of situation.
Alice and the Pirates Rosier Fleur JSK 
I'm not sure whether it's the original or the re-release, though I feel like it might be the original. Either way, it's a stunning piece that pictures don't do justice.
Angelic Pretty Cinema Doll JSK (2018 MTO)  
I am so glad I jumped on this MTO, this dress is absolutely stunning and I love it with all my heart. Thank you, AP, for not changing the fabric on this one.
Bought this to use as an underskirt, but I've actually been using it on itso wn a lot. It's a great piece for layering of all sorts, if you can, I recommend getting it.
This gets far more wear for work than in Lolita coords. Although as with any tiered cotton skirt, the ironing/steaming is a chore.
Such a cute, yet unassuming piece thanks to the neutral colours and simple cut. It's also pretty sturdy, great if you need something that can withstand things.
Another fantastic casual piece. As the cut is very classic A-line, it sometimes translates as more otome than lolita, but I don’t care, this is gorgeous. And did you know that the lining is also printed? That’s a detail I never knew I needed, but appreciate nonetheless!
Innocent World Georges Rose JSK  
Promise I ironed it, it just wrinkles like crazy. It's a great fancy, but still sort of blending in kind of piece. Although I must say, I do wish Innocent World learned how to cut for people with actual boobs.
That gobelin fabric is the most gorgeous thing ever. And I love all the pops of sax on this colourway!
Angelic Pretty Flower Garden JSK  
After being on and off my wishlist for a while, I found it for a price that was too good to say no to. It sticks out in my collection like a sore thumb and I still love it.
Innocent World White W Blade Tuck skirt (long)
Technically this probably isn't really lolita. Nonetheless, this is a great skirt and Innocent World White deserves to be included, especially as I've gone to the trouble of photographing all my completely offbrand bits too.
Bodyline L262 (altered)  
Here is the very first Lolita dress I ever bought and I still love it. It's a very versatile piece and looks way nicer than you'd expect from Bodyline.
Metamorphose Polka Dots Tiered skirt 
  Yes, I know that I have a dress that’s basically the same thing. But this is Meta and was cheap, how could I have said no? 
HeartE tartan JSK. 
  I don't know the official name of it. This piece is one of my most comfortable and I'm sad to have gotten into HeartE just before they closed. It always surprises me how many people compliment this dress in particular, since it's such a simple design that I wear more casually than in proper lolita ways (especially as it's a touch short for lolita).
Alice and the Pirates Sheherazade ~ One Thousand and One Nights ~ JSK I  
Another one where I find the cut extremely flattering on me. More of this kind of cuts, please! But without the weird back bow, just keep it simple, AatP.
This JSK was a painful lesson in customs in the UK. I love it despite its unpleasant history. It's been a while since I've worn it in a fancy way though...
Alice and the Pirates Side Frill JSK 
  I wanted something red, solid, A-line and underbust cut – just never expected to find it all in one dress. This came along at the right price and the right time.
Metamorphose Classical Sister OP
You may think it’s an exaggeration, but this OP has changed my life. It’s comfortable, it’s versatile thanks to the detachable collar and cuffs, and it’s incredibly flattering. It’s my new go-to for very lazy days. Though I do want to try something more dressed up with it next time.
This is the most seasonal print I envision myself getting. Love it to bits, it's the best and basically wear the crap out of it each December. It's also super sturdy and warm as it's two layers of cotton.
The only mint piece in my collection, although it is a bluish mint. I've ended up getting a fair few pieces to match just this, but it's been totally worth it.
Metamorphose Bubble Bath skirt 
I’ve no idea how it took me so long to discover this print. I’m simply grateful that once I did, I was able to find it so quickly. It’s CATS TAKING A BATH, how can I not love it?!
This dress claims to be sax, but it's a minty shade. Argh! Colours really frustrate me sometimes. But I got a great deal on it on Wunderwelt, as it arrived with tags for supposedly C-condition.
A long-standing dream dress that's finally mine. I love IW's simple take on Sweet Lolita! There were plenty of times when I almost gave in and bought it in brown, but I'm glad I didn't, it was 100% worth the wait.
Haenuli Lovely Memories JSK
 That lace is everything! I absolutely love this dress and feel so elegant in it. I must wear it in summer this year, it's been confined to winter coordinates for too long now.
Lord, the skirt on this one never ends, which is painfuly obvious when ironing! But it's also such a comfortable and versatile dress, so I will live with the pain.
Bodyline L249 JSK  
Second Lolita dress I ever bought and while I still adore it, it is a bit too short for lolita. I'd love to get it altered one day, so am looking for another one of these to have more fabric for the alterations.
Lady Sloth/Casual Sloth Look at My Dreamy Sky - Day OP
Although it's from the casual range, it still works with Lolita. This has been worn to a wedding, as well as just out and about, so even though it's from the casual range, it's still fancy enough if you need it.
Haenuli Whipped Cream Kitty JSK  
This was a present from my boyfriend for graduating with a 2:1. It has a matching waist ribbon, but I couldn't be bother to dig it out just for the photo as I don't wear it very often (if ever).
BtSSB Secret AIR MAIL from Sweet Kitty JSK  
The kitties are adorable, I can't believe it took me this long to realise how good this print is, even though I remember it coming out. Would love to get the matching socks, but I probably don't really need them.
Angelic Pretty Crystal Dream Carnival Tiered JSK  
This was an instant dream dress, but the damn thing appeared just after I spent all my savings on Fantasy Theater. I was lucky to get it later without selling a kidney. I need to be better about wearing it out though - I love it, but even without the detachable bits I feel a bit self conscious when wearing this out.
Song and Temple Fairy Tale Library skirt
This is also a piece that I wear a lot to work. The print always gets noticed and complimented a lot. It's also the skirt I wear when travelling, since it's light and means I can wear my petticoat instead of trying to pack it. So far it's been to 7 countries, if we include its country of origin. And I'm sure it will see more.
Mary Magdalene Paulina JSK  
My namesake and ultimate dream dress. You can pry that from my cold, dead fingers, I ain't ever getting rid of this! Everything about this dress is simply perfect to me.
Resailan Jewelry Box JSK I (altered)
I love this print, but the original cut wasn't working for me, so I had it altered. Now it's a shape that flatters me more and while I'd still change a few bits, I can at least wear it and feel good about myself.
Dear Celine Magic Book OP
This is such a great print. Whilst I got it with the intention of wearing it more casually, it just hasn't quite happened - but the potential is there!
Metamorphose Wizarding Lesson ~ The Trainee Wizard ~ pants
My first and only pair of ouji shorts. Meta wins the game with so many detachable pieces. Although Meta always wins the game in my eyes.
After Midnight The First Semester JSK
This cut is the best: super comfy and super flattering. Definitely want more green in my wardrobe - and more underbust (or near underbust) cuts!
BtSSB Polonaise Brillante ~ Ideas of a Maiden ~ Apron JSK  
This was an insta-dream dress, Baby did so well capturing the essence and detail of Polish national costume and I pretty literally cried when I finally got my hands on it at BtSSB Osaka. The staff must’ve thought I was a bit mad, but I don’t care, this is my child and I can’t wait to keep evolving and upping the Polish vibes in my coords with this!
My first gothic piece (despite the very sweet name). Excuse the heavy editing, I wanted to showcase some of that flocked detail. The gold specks is actually glitter. This looks much better in movement, so I recommend checking out the lookbook video I did with this dress.
Haenuli Just One Bite JSK (Jacquard) 
 Although not the first gothic dress I purchased, this was the first one I couldn’t get out of my head. And I’m so happy that I was able to get it during Haenuli’s Farewell Reservations, it’s such a stunning piece.

Atelier Boz Roland jacket (men's size) 

Little Dipper short coat 

offbrand capelet 

vintage haori 

Metamorphose Swallow-tail Jacquard jacket

vintage haori 

vintage jacket 

vintage short jacket 

Row 1: BtSSB, Bodyline, Innocent World, Innocent World
Row 2: Axes Femme, New Look, Dream V, offbrand
Row 3: Angelic Pretty, A.R.W., Axes Femme, BtSSB
Row 4: offbrand, Axes Femme, Innocent World, Crown Label 
Row 5: Angelic Pretty, Dancing Days, Hell Bunny, Innocent World 
Row 6: offbrand, offbrand, Innocent World, Axes Femme 

Row 1: Primark, Metamorphose, Nile Perch
Row 2: A.R.W., Fi.n.t., Axes Femme
Row 3: Axes Femme, Axes Femme, Dear Celine 

Row 1: Crown Label, Ank Rouge, Lady Sloth
Row 2: Dorothy Perkins, Magic Tea Party, Axes Femme 
Row 3: Axes Femme, Axes Femme 

Row 1: Infanta, offbrand, A.R.W. 
Row 2: Resailan, offbrand, Angelic Pretty 
Row 3: Axes Femme, offbrand 

Row 1: Innocent World, Primark, New Look 
Row 2: Bodyline, Soufflesong, BtSSB 
Row 3: BtSSB, offbrand, Axes Femme 

Row 1: Infanta, New Look, BtSSB 
Row 2: New Look, Axes Femme, Axes Femme 
Row 3: vintage, Lazy Oaf, vintage 

Row 1: Angelic Pretty, Miss Point, I Do Declare 
Row 2: Axes Femme, Dream V, Axes Femme 
Row 3: Lady Sloth, Millefleurs, Angelic Pretty 

Row 1: Infanta, Yilia, Chess Story 
Row 2: Axes Femme, Axes Femme, Axes Femme 
Row 3: I Do Declare

Row 1: offbrand, BtSSB, offbrand, Irregular Choice, Metamorphose 
Row 2: Bodyline, Innocent World, Graceland, Hush Puppies, Angelic Pretty
Row 3: Irregular Choice, Sosic Shop, offbrand, Bodyline, Sosic Shop 
Row 4: Deary, Graceland, Graceland, Graceland, Vivienne Westwood x Melissa 

  Row 1: Alice and the Pirates, Innocent World, Loris, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty 
Row 2: BtSSB, Angelic Pretty, Disney, offbrand, Dream V 
Row 3: A.R.W., Amavel, Vendula, Vendula, Vendula

Row 1: MuFish, Angelic Pretty, unknown, offbrand, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty x2 
Row 2: Angelic Pretty, Alice and the Pirates, Angelic Pretty x3, Innocent World x2

Innocent World x2, Alice and the Pirates, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty x3, Metamorphose

Angelic Pretty x3, Innocent World x2, Angelic Pretty x2, BtSSB, Angelic Pretty, Innocent World, Putomayo 

Angelic Pretty x2, Alice and the Pirates, BtSSB, Metamorphose 
Innocent World, Angelic Pretty x5, Putomayo, Innocent World x3
Baroque x2, Resailan, Kira Kira, Violet Fane 

  Enchantlic Enchantilly, Red Maria, Enchantlic Enchantilly x2, MuFish, Haenuli 

Haenuli, Red Maria, MuFish, Resailan, Angelic Pretty 

Hair accessories: white/ivory/beige/gold 

Hair accessories: pink/lavender 

Hair accessories: red 

Hair accessories: brown/yellow 

Hair accessories: green 

Hair accessories: blue 

Hair accessories: black/silver 

Hair accessories: berets, hats, bonnets


Necklaces: sweet 

Necklaces: classic/gothic 

Brooches: white/black 

Brooches: beige/ivory/gold 

Brooches: pink/lavender 

Brooches: red 

Brooches: blue 

Brooches: brown/green 

Gloves: Innocent World, vintage x2, offbrand 
Wrist cuffs row 1: Peacockalorum, Cutie Creator, Angelic Pretty, Innocent World 
Wrist cuffs row 2: Angelic Pretty x2, Peacockalorum, Innocent World 
Bracelets: all offbrand or handmade 

Shinku Rose Tulle Overdress 

Peacockalorum underskirt 

Boguta starry underskirt 

Miscellaneous, including: BtSSB parasol, Peacockalorum muff, vintage belts, Angelic Pretty x Tea Party Club mug and box, mirrors from Haenuli and Angelic Pretty, clearfiles from Haenuli and Dear Celine, event fans and a handmade sash. 

L'Esprit de la Noblesse La Bibliotheque JSK (regular waist, long length), Lady Sloth snowflake lace blouse (princess sleeve, round neckline, custom-made) and L'Esprit de la Noblesse Le Nuage blouse (cold dust rose colour) 

...and some other smaller bits. 

Thank you very much for looking through it. I hope that you have ejoyed my wardrobe post and maybe even found something new in this fashion to appreciate. I know I certainly love browsing through other people's posts and finding items and details that I missed until then.


  1. What a lovely collection! Congrats on getting it all photographed. It inspires me to do the sam .

    1. I recommend doing that, it's 100% worth the effort. Having such an extensive reference saves me from making a mess from actually browsing through my stuff - instead I can look at my spreadsheet, realise what I have that matches and go from there. It also meaans that if I'm ever bored with online access, I can easily start planning coordinates.

  2. Ahhh your wardrobe is gorgeous! I actually got a lot out of seeing your brooch collection, ti's very impressive ^__^

    1. Thank you! Brooches became my new obsession maybe 2 years ago or so? And now I need to exercise some serious restraint because, just like with socks, I end up getting a lot of very similar ones by choosing with my heart instead of what I'm actually lacking. And it's even harder as so many brooches can be bought cheaply at vintage fairs and the like.

  3. i love the "i said no pictures" fan, it's beautiful

    1. Everyone into alt fashion should have one of them!


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