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Bodyline Review

My order arrived and I am so happy! I recently had the chance to buy some things my wardrobe desperately needed, and now I have the feeling I will be able to wear Lolita far more often! The only problem I have, besides the heat, is the fact that...well...I don't know how to iron my clothes. Nor do I really want to. To make things easier, I'm considering purchasing a steamer to steam out the wrinkles in my clothes, if I do I will be sure to blog about it and let ya'll know how well it works! :)

So, onto the review! First, the things I disliked. I'm pretty much satisfied with everything ( except for the AIR shipping, but you all know how much I hate it. ^_^" ) but there were just a couple of things I didn't like so much.

I got two cutsews, one I was thrilled with, but the other I was a bit disappointed in. It was cheaper and I didn't expect it to be as good quality, but it did surprise me in a couple things.

The color in this cutsew was different than what I expected. Though, I've learned that when it comes to Bodyline's pink colored things, some of them aren't always as they appear in the photos, so it wasn't too surprising. It will still go with the things I have so I'm not all too disappointed though, but another thing that bothered me was the lace around the armholes is very scratchy and irritating. One of the reasons I wanted cutsews was because my blouses have the same problem and I thought it would be more comfortable, but this one isn't more comfortable by much.
But other than that, it is pretty cute, especially the ruffles at the bottom.

Overall, I love these bloomers! They're adorable and the polka dots are just too cute! I did think they'd be a bit longer though, but that's not too much of a problem. The lace isn't that great, but it doesn't bother me when I wear them.

Now onto the things I loved!

I am in love with this cutsew!! Sorry that my pics aren't that great, btw... anyway, this cutsew is so soft and has no itchy lace around the armholes! The armholes don't have elastic though, so if you have big arms it might be tight or hard to get on, but thankfully it's not really a problem for me. It's extremely comfortable and beautiful, definitely my best Lolita top! I want another one in white and one in pink, perhaps even one in blue! It's probably Bodyline's most expensive cutsew, but DEFINITELY worth the money. :)

I got this bag even though I don't have the skirt or dress in this print because it's just plain adorable and it will go with pretty much all of my Lolita clothes. I was in desperate need of a good Lolita bag, and this one seems tough enough to handle my abuse! XD Oh, and about the Bunny Bear, I tied it onto my bag and was too lazy to take it off for the photo, ha ha.

These shoes are a bit plain, but still very beautiful. The main reason I got them is because they are white and I really needed some white shoes with little heels that would go with all of my outfits. I read some reviews of these before I purchased them and some Lolitas have said that the strap was too tight on them and that they should have gotten a bigger size, I got them in my size as it was the biggest size available anyway and they seem to fit perfectly, except that the left shoe has a little part that rubs up against my feet badly. I think it's as easily solved as putting something over the little part that sticks out ( where the seam is ) like a little piece of duct tape or something though, hopefully anyway.

And last but not least, my new skirt!

This skirt is perfect for OTT and non-OTT Sweet Lolita, which is one reason I got it! It's got an adorable carousel print that I just love, it's definitely one of my favorite pieces. The lace at the bottom is the same as my Soft Cream Skirt, but it's a bit more stiff, I'm hoping it will soften up once I wash it.

And there's my review, I hope it helped! If you have a question about anything I purchased, leave a comment and I will answer it. ( I'm FINALLY able to comment again! )

- Amelia Jane



I'm so sorry I've been neglecting this blog ( and my poor followers )!! TnT
To tell the truth, my mom has recently been diagnosed with cancer so my life has been extremely hectic lately. I'll try to keep up with this blog, but I don't know how much I can do. :/

But anyway, my order finally arrived! I still loathe AIR shipping but at least they sent me a tracker this time! Though it never did tell me that my package arrived. -_- And then the UPS guys stuck a note in  my mailbox instead of ringing my doorbell and giving me my package, so I had to go to the Post Office and pick it up myself. Thanks. -end of mini rant-

 I'm a bit busy right now, but expect a review of everything soon! And I'll also try to work on the Newbie's Guide soon again... if I have any followers left, I'm so sorry! >_<"


The Newbie's Guide to Lolita Fashion: Part one - What is Lolita

If you're reading this, I'm going to assume two things: 1. You don't know much about Lolita fashion. 2. You want to know more.
Well you've come to the right place! This will be an easy to understand guide filled with everything a newbie should know.

First: What is Lolita fashion? Before we dive into this, I'd like to explain what it isn't -

Lolita is not a fetish, costume, age-play or anything else but a real fashion style. Some Lolitas like to live a Lolita Lifestyle ( Which I will explain in another part of this guide ) but that is not required to be a Lolita, nor is anything else such as a particular attitude required to be a Lolita - all you need is the clothing!
Lolita fashion also has nothing to do with the novel Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov. Here are some other misconceptions about Lolita fashion.

Now to explain what it is.

Lolita fashion is a subculture that began as a street fashion in Japan sometime in the 1980s, taking its inspirations from the Victorian era, the Rococo period and the look of Visual Kei bands. It has grown in popularity and evolved quite a lot since it first began and there are now Lolitas all over the world.

Since Lolita is a very unique fashion, there are a set of guidelines as to what is and isn't Lolita. Click here to see what exactly makes up a Lolita outfit. Though that is basically what a Lolita outfit is, there are many different types of Lolita, and while all of them are different they all share their similarities, mainly the poofy skirt or dress, a certain amount of elegance, femininity and Victorian/Rococo inspirations.

Those are the very basics about the fashion, the next part to this guide will be on How to Become a Lolita. In the meantime, here are some very informative places to go to learn even more about Lolita fashion!

Lolita fashion.org

Lolita fashion's Wikipedia page

The Lolita fashion Wiki

Lolita Handbook


Update/Rori shopping plan for June

I'm back from my "vacation"! :D So, I might order some new Lolita stuff soon. I need cutsews and a pair of white or offwhite shoes so if anyone knows where you can buy those cheap from places other than Bodyline, please let me know! I also have my eye on a bonnet I might buy, so when I do order those I will definitely post reviews for all of them. And don't be surprised if I go sock hunting again or randomly buy a bunch of accessories.

This month I am starting something new that I will call The Newbie's Guide to Lolita Fashion. I'm going to break it down into different parts and try to include everything a newbie should know before jumping into the frills, I have a good idea on what I want to do with it but if you have suggestions on what you think should be included I am more than happy to hear them in the comments! ( Once again, I do read all the comments, but my stupid computer still won't let me post any for some reason. )
I'll try to start later this week and then post one part every week until it's finished. :)

- Amelia Jane