Wardrobe Post 2022

* image by Mimi Jamora

Welcome to the annual tradition of telling myself I won't do a wardrobe post and then do a wardrobe post. This year, thanks to (mostly) doing good on taking pictures as new stuff arrived, it is coming to you very punctually still in January, so that it can also meet Bibliotheca's monthly theme for the month.

2021 saw quite a number of additions, including long time dream dresses, some staple pieces, and plenty of things that I could not have predicted. With each year my wardrobe is getting more rounded and complete, if there ever is such a thing. With each year I also keep saying how there isn't much left that my wardrobe may be lacking in, yet new things still find their way into my wardrobe. I enjoy the diversity of looks that I am able to do, and whilst my moods and inspirations continue to fluctuate, the chances of things leaving my wardrobe are getting slimmer by the minute. Which is cool by me. And if at any point I ever do fall out of love with anything, then it will have served me well.

Once again, I am reusing the template from previous years and am only going to include the details of main pieces. As always, if you want to know where a particular item is from, ask me in whatever way you're comfortable (comment, email, DM via social media etc.). Also, very sadly, once again last year's post's photos have broken - I thought that by switching to a different hosting website I'd avoid that happening, but apparently not. Still, all my previous wardrobe posts are on this blog under the wardrobe post tag, should you want to read through descriptions. And it goes without saying that this post is prety photo heavy!

The elusive one is finally here! The ultimate piece of nonsense that we will ever see - I guess until I get the navy one and can do Ryanair vs easyJet stuff.

It's my cheapest main piece and whilst a little on the short side for my current preferences, I still love it.

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! 
BtSSB Soirée of the Beginning of My Memories JSK I
The last thing I bought in 2020 and a long time on-again-off-again wishlist piece - in a colourway I didn't anticipate myself getting, but which I actually love more. Miss Wannabe Scarlett O'Hara is mine now.
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 its own a lot. It's a great piece for layering of all sorts, if you can, I recommend getting it.
Fanplusfriend Alice Knight shorts
Simple, basic, comfortable - yeah, they may not be the statement piece of my ouji wardrobe, but they're definitely pulling their weight.

This gets far more wear for work than in Lolita coords. Although as with any tiered cotton skirt, the ironing/steaming is a chore. 
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! 
Dangerous Nude Gobelin bloomers
Perfect bloomers don't exi... Nope, they do! Well, maybe if they were just a smidge bigger... Then they'd be perfect. But they're not far from it now!
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.
Victorian Maiden Shirring Frill JSK
My first ever Victorian Maiden piece, which I completely adore. Would love to own this in that blue gingham too, if I ever could.
Violet Fane Otome Nostalgia skirt
Dare I say that this design won the lolita Internet in 2020? It's amazing and it literally evokes all kinds of nostalgia within my heart.
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.
Chrysanthemum's Concerto Lost in the Garden of Eden JSK
I was after a comfortable red gingham dress and my friend did a reservation exactly at the right time. This is everything I ever wanted in a gingham dress and more.

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).
Juliette et Justine La Couronne Classique Robe
Also my first JetJ piece. After some time of going back to the Wunderwelt listing I realised how uset I'd be if this sold out, so I got it. And I'm very glad that I did, this will be great to just throw on!
Metamorphose x Kamen Rider Gold Braid Tuck Pinafore JSK
A long time dream dress that I was finally able to get in 2020. It's so understated and full of detail, I'm over the moon to have it!
Mary Magdalene Deborah Doll JSK
I would love to be able to have some confirmation as to which release it is. My guess is that it's the original, since the 'wine' colourway of the re-release is much more plum on the stock photo. I snagged it for a pretty good price too, which I'm extra pleased with because Mary Magdalene really is worth the prices it goes for second hand.
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. A firm favourite. 
Grove Deer Moon of Eternal Day OP
When a dress is £20 off Xianyu, it really is worth the risk. And this one was!

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 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?!
Amazing as an underskirt, great as a summer skirt, great for layering... How do these random impulse buys end up working so well for me?
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. 
Lord, the skirt on this one never ends, which is painfuly obvious when ironing/steaming! 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 touch short. Though in 2020 I finally figured out a good way around that, so I look forward to this new lease of life for this dress.
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 ex-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.
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.
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!
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! 
L'Esprit de la Noblesse La Bibliotheque JSK
This design stole my heart at first sight and the dress then conquered it the moment I put it on. I really want more from L'Esprit de la Noblesse now!
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. 
Fanplusfriend Alice Knight shorts
Exactly the same as the ones in ivory. Though by virtue of being back, they may potentially get a bit less wear.
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.

Row 1: Atelier Boz, Little Dipper, vintage
Row 2: vintage, offbrand, vintage
Row 3: Mytholon, offbrand, vintage
Row 4: Metamorphose, vintage, Alice and the Pirates

Row 1: BtSSB, Bodyline, Innocent World
Row 2: Axes Femme, Innocent World, New Look
Row 3: A.R.W., DreamV, Angelic Pretty

Row 1: Axes Femme, BtSSB, offbrand
Row 2: Axes Femme, Innocent World, Pretty Rock Baby
Row 3: Amavel, Fi.n.t., Innocent World

Row 1: Crown Label, Angelic Pretty, Dancing Days
Row 2: Hell Bunny, Innocent World, offbrand
Row 3: 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: Cat Tea Party, Dorothy Perkins, Magic Tea Party
Row 3: Axes Femme x3

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

Row 1: Innocent World, Primark, New Look
Row 2: Bodyline, Lady Sloth, BtSSB
Row 3: BtSSB, offbrand x2

 Row 1: Axes Femme, Infanta, New Look,
Row 2: L'Esprit de la Noblesse, BtSSB, New Look
Row 3: Axes Femme, vintage, Lazy Oaf

Row 1: Babysong Lolita, L'Esprit de la Noblesse, I Do Declare
Row 2: Miss Point, Sentaro, Angelic Pretty
Row 3: vintage, Laura Ashley, Axes Femme

Row 1: DreamV, Axes Femme, Lady Sloth
Row 2: Axes Femme, Chess Story, Yilia
Row 3: Infanta, Angelic Pretty, Millefleurs

Row 1: Axes Femme x2, I Do Declare
Row 2: New Look

Row 1: Irregular Choice, offbrand
Row 2: offbrand x2, Irregular Choice, Metamorphose, Irregular Choice
Row 3: Laura Ashley, Bodyline, Irregular Choice, Graceland, offbrand
Row 4: Hush Puppies, Angelic Pretty, Irregular Choice, Clarks, Hush Puppies
Row 5:
Sosic Shop, Irregular Choice, offbrand, Bodyline, Sosic Shop
Row 6:
Deary, Graceland x3, 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 4: Innocent World

Row 1: offbrand, MuFish, offbrand
Row 2: Angelic Pretty x3
Row 3: AatP, Metamorphose, Angelic Pretty
Row 1: Angelic Pretty x3
Row 2: Angelic Pretty x3
Row 3: Innocent World x2, Putumayo

Row 1: Innocent World, Angelic Pretty, BtSSB
Row 2: Innocent World, Angelic Prety x2
Row 3: Angelic Pretty, Innocent World x2
Row 1: Metamorphose, Innocent World, AatP
Row 2: Angelic Pretty x3
Row 3: Angelic Pretty, Metamorphose, Jane Marple

Row 1: Innocent World, Angelic Pretty x2
Row 2: Angelic Pretty x3
Row 3: Angelic Pretty, Putumayo, Innocent World
Row 1: Innocent World x2, Metamorphose
Row 2: Innocent World x2, BtSSB
Row 3: AatP, Angelic Prety x2
Baroque x2, Resailan, Kira Kira, Violet Fane 

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

Haenuli, Red Maria, MuFish, Angelic Pretty, Resailan

Row 1: After Midnight, Cutie Creator, Baroque
Row 2: Imperial Fiddlesticks, Cutie Creator, Angelic Pretty
Row 3: Haruhi Clover, Cutie Creator x2

Row 1: Cutie Creator x3
Row 2: Angelic Pretty, Haruhi Clover, Peacockalorum
Row 3: Imperial Fiddlesticks, Angelic Pretty, Innocent World

Row 1: After Midnight, offbrand, Chrysanthemum's Concerto
Row 2: Dreamy Bows, handmade, Angelic Pretty
Row 3: Angelic Pretty x2, Cutie Creator

Row 1: Cutie Creator x2, Angelic Pretty
Row 2:
Red Maria, BtSSB, Angelic Pretty
Row 3:
Haruhi Clover, Innocent World, Haruhi Clover

Row 1: Cuie Creator, Resailan, offbrand
Row 2: Ruby Rose, Pauline Garden, Cutie Creator
Row 3: Cutie Creator

Row 1: handmade x2, vintage
Row 2: MandaRin Designs, vintage, Cutie Creator
Row 3: handmade, vintage x2

Row 1: handmade, vintage, Beholder Fashions
Row 2: offbrand, handmade, offbrand

Row 1: Jeshii Doll, Triple Fortune, Kaneko Shop
Row 2: offbrand, Vierge Vampur

all offbrand

Row 1: Twinkle Kitty Boutique, Cat Tea Party, Twinkle Kitty Boutique
Row 2: Jane Marple, Sweet Dolly House, Cutie Craze Cafe
Row 3: handmade, Angelic Pretty offbrand

All offbrand.

Row 1: Le Petit Four x2, handmade
Row 2: Star Glazed Delights, Twinkle Kitty Boutique, BtSSB
Row 3: Angelic Pretty, Cutie Craze Cafe, handmade

Row 1: handmade, Wicked and Whimsy,
Star Glazed Delights
Row 2: 4 Aces, Twinkle Kitty Boutique, Sweet Dolly House
Row 3: Beckie's Kawaii Charms, Twinkle Kitty Boutique x2

Row 1: Angelic Pretty, Twinkle Kitty Boutique, Voodoodolly
Row 2: offbrand, vintage, offbrand
Row 3: Jane Marple, Le Petit Four, Enchantlic Enchantilly

Row 1: offbrand x2, Tiny Passerine Creations
Row 2: Tiny Passerine Creations, Chocomint, Beckie's Kawaii Charms
Row 2: Love a Lolita, offbrand, Angelic Pretty

Risu Rose

The first pair is Innocent World. The last pair is offbrand. All other ones are vintage.

Row 1: Cutie Creator x2, Angelic Pretty
Row 2: Innocent World, Angelic Pretty, Innocent World
Row 3: Angelic Pretty, Peacockalorum, Metamorphose

Row 1: offbrand x3
Row 2: handmade x3
Row 3: handmade, offbrand x2

First one is offbrand, all the rest are handmade.

Row 1: offbrand, vintage, offbrand
Row 2: offbrand x3
Row 3: Rose Marie Seoir x2, Innocent World

Row 1: Gravelvet, offbrand x2
Row 2: offbrand, vintage, offbrand
Row 3: vintage, offbrand x2

Row 1: Metamorphose, Gravelvet, Summer Tales Boutique
Row 2: offbrand x3
Row 3: offbrand, Risu Rose, offbrand

Row 1: offbrand x2, Lady Sloth
Row 2:
offbrand, Once Upon a Cookie Treat, Angelic Pretty
Row 3:
My Inspiration, vintage, After Midnight

Row 1: vintagem Enchanted Dreamwear, offbrand
Row 2:
Mademoiselle Boutique, handmade, vintage
Row 3:
Puvithel, handmade, offbrand

Row 1: offbrand, vintage, handmade
Row 2:
Violet Fane, Enchantlic Enchantilly, Bubblegum Emporium
Row 3:
handmade, Sweet Dolly House, offbrand

Row 1: offbrand, Bibelot Rose, offbrand
Row 2:
Angelic Pretty, unknown indie, Tiny Passerine Creations
Row 3: Tiny Passerine Creations,
Metamorphose, handmade

Row 1: offbrand, Fantastic Grim Jewelry, Puvithel
Row 2: Puvithel, Promised Land Creations
Two Days Slow
Row 3: After Midnight, Le Petit Four 

Row 1: Bodyline x2, Love from the North
Row 2: IREGL, Dear Celine, Attack of the Clones
Row 3: Milkribbon, Patisserie Pink, Angelic Pretty

Row 1: Fluffy Tori, vintage x2
Row 2: Glass Bottle of Gourmand, vintage x2
Row 3: vintage, Dear Celine, handmade

Row 1: Axes Femme, Bodyline, offbrand
Row 2: Bibelot Rose, Puvithel, Ebony and Ivory
Row 3: vintage, AatP, offbrand

Row 1: Violet Fane, My Inspiration, Patisserie Pink
Row 2: Tea Party Club, handmade, Ichigo Htut
Row 3: Madillustration, offbrand x2

Row 1: Madillustration, Angelic Pretty, Fluffy Tori
Row 2: Jule et Lily, Bibelot Rose, Jule et Lily
Row 3: Madillustration, Rose Marie Seoir, Tea Party Club

Row 1: Dentelles, Pepperming Fox x2
Row 2: Amadea Kingdom, My Inspiration, Peacockalorum
Row 3:
Long Ears and Sharp Ears, OT-Tea Party, Madillustration

Row 1: Dear Celine, Sweet Dolly House, Lady Sloth
Row 2: Lady Sloth, Late Galaxy, Promised Land Creations (damaged)
Row 3: Imperial Garden,
Madillustration, Angelic Pretty

Row 1:
offbrand, Innocent World, Puvithel,
Row 2: Fluffy Tori, Hello Crumpet, Tea Party Club
Row 3: Patisserie Pink, Song and Temple, Amor Barroco

Row 1: Violet Fane, offbrand, vintage
Row 2: Amadea Kingdom, vintage,
Amadea Kingdom
Row 3: Fluffy Tori, offbrand, Milkribbon

Row 1: Wonderbox Designs, Axes Femme x2
Row 2: Violet Fane, Lady Sloth, Summer Tales Boutique
Row 3: Fluffy Tori, Violet Fane, offbrand

offbrand, Grimoire, MandaRin Designs

Shinku Rose Tulle Overdress 

Lady Sloth Metallic Mesh Overdress

Peacockalorum underskirt 

Boguta starry underskirt 

offbrand faux fur capelet

Miss Point corset

Banned Retro Bella belts

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 Le Nuage blouse in wine, Violet Fane Ginza Kissaten skirt in ivory, Alice Girl velvet OP, Boguta bow backpack.

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. Thank you for sharing, I love seeing more white colorways of prints.

    1. I find the white ones usually to be the most versatile ^^

  2. Yay I'm glad you did a wardrobe post! Can't believe how massive your wardrobe has gotten.

    I get such a kick out of how you have a veritable rainbow of tops and outerwear, and admiring other people's socks is always fun for me.

    1. Saaaame! I get why people sometimes don't bother doing the stuff other than main pieces, it is a lot of tiring work, but I find the tops and legwear so much more interesting when looking at other people's wardrobe. Getting a good view of a dress is nice, but seeing what sorts of builder pieces a person is coordinating with, now that tells me a lot more about them and their style!

  3. I'm happy you did make the post afterall even though you told yourself you wouldn't this year! I enjoyed reading the little blurb under each of your main pieces.

    1. I genuinely say that I won't do a wardrobe post every year and then since I'm updating the spreadsheet, I decide to do the post as well. Recycling previous years' posts makes it so much easier!


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