Circus Lolita Wardrobe Post 2018

Hello! It’s a tradition in the online EGL community to post a yearly wardrobe post showcasing the prints and pieces we’ve collected so far. This post is super late but it’s finally finished! C: I started wearing Lolita Fashion “officially” in March 2017, the same month I restarted this blog. I had a few things here & there but I wasn’t focused on actually understanding the fashion, wardrobe building, or even getting involved with the community. I bought one of the dresses pictured here in October 2016 to attend a local tea-party a coworker of mine invited me to while I was in another city. (I’m going to write a longer more in-depth “Lolita Journey” post when my anniversary comes up) Beyond that one dress, my wardrobe is from the past 12 months, mostly secondhand, found or acquired through sales, payment plans, luck, and most importantly (as well as fortunately), a stable support structure in my life. I don’t really have any other financially dependent hobbies or personal things to take care of and additionally, “circus” as a theme seems to be trending out of popularity at the moment so that also helped a lot in finding competitive pieces for great prices! As noted, I almost exclusively collect circus themed pieces, so I have a lot of circus prints, stripes, clowns, diamonds, tassels, card suits, and other related themes. I hope you’ll enjoy looking through my Circus Lolita wardrobe!

I already keep a record of everything I own through saving the stock photos whenever I make a purchase, so I was a little hesitant about making this post due to how time-consuming the photo process would be. But seeing the wardrobes of other Lolita bloggers inspired me to give it a try anyway! For this wardrobe post, I’m including pictures of the dress as well as the stock photo (if it exists) and close up details! The names of some of the items will appear if you hover over them but if you want to know what something is, feel free to ask C: Photo heavy post incoming. Alright, here we go! ^_^

Dresses

Magic Show Girl JSK in Navy

Royal Tailor JSK in Pink

Royal Cards Magician JSK in White

Royal Cards Magician JSK in White

Royal Cards Magician JSK in White

Magical Etoile Apron Skirt in Navy

Geometric OP in Black

Harlequinade JSK & Hairbow in Sax x Gold

Astro Regimen Special Set in Lavender

Bear Carol JSK

Eternal Dream Starlight Parade OP & Bonnet in Green

Electric Circus in the Moonlight Night JSK  II in Black

Electric Circus in the Moonlight Night JSK I & Bonnet in Ivory

Starlit Sky Tent and the Secret Circus Troupe OP & Bonnet in Red

Sleepless Masquerade in the Twilight JSK II in Navy

Twilight Circus OP in Black

Sorcerer’s Horoscope JSK in Black x Whit

Doll Coppelia JSK

Stripe Martingale JSK in Milk Tea

Midnight Merry-Go-Round JSK in Gold x Navy

Unicorn Tears Hannya JSK

Maofish Goodbye, Alice OP

Surfacespell Freakshow

Littleroseplanet Mysterious Circus Tour Magician JSK

Skirts

Carnival Applique Skirt & Headbow in Lavender

Queen Trump Skirt in Red (Missing Waist Ties)

Marionette Girl Skirt in Pink

Bodyline l543-2 in Black x White

Blouses, Cutsews, Vests

Angelic Pretty

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright/Alice and the Pirates

Excentrique/Taobao/Indie/Offbrand/Thrifted

Cardigans/Jackets/Outerwear

Hats & Headwear

Shoes

OTKs/Tights

Accessories

Rosettes & Bows & Clips

Rings

Necklaces

Buttons & Pins

Others

Wristcuffs & Gloves

Bags & Purses

Currently Waiting (Will upload post upon arrival): (Updated 4/1)

Angelic Pretty Toy Circus JSK in Black

Angelic Pretty Carnival Applique JSK & Headbow in Red

Final Word

That’s everything for now! As you can see, I’ve acquired a lot of things in a year but I’m very happy with my wardrobe, I think it’s cohesive to exactly what I like while giving me options to try different combinations with the things I already have. There are a few things that don’t fit me in the way that I’d like, such as the Geometric OP & Carnival Applique Skirt, but I’ve been using them as motivation for becoming more physically fit!

I hope you enjoyed looking through my wardrobe, I’m looking forward to seeing what the rest of 2018 brings! One of my New Years Resolutions was to try to focus on finding more circus themed casual pieces so I can slowly transition my daily wardrobe more towards the things I like and really try to capture that “streetwear” vibe on a weekly basis. I have a taste for OTT styles but understanding that it’s just not practical on the day-to-day, especially if I just want to go about my business and not have anyone approach me or comment on what I wear. Now that I have a strong foundation, I think I’ll be able to aim towards where I want to be! Thanks for reading!

Comments

  1. It’s amazing how you’ve managed to go from zero to such a large and cohesive wardrobe so quickly. That’s the best example of how you can get it right when from the beginning you know exactly what you’re after and have a vision of what you want your wardrobe to look like. No meandering or misses or ‘I thought I’d like that, but now I don’t’, just getting straight down to business and achieving what you want. I especially love your accessory collection, there are so many unique pieces there. And the Jane Marple Jester jacket made me gasp, that’s such an incredible find!

    1. Thank you so much! I’ve had a few things here & there that I’ve ended up parting with but I can comfortably say that I really like my wardrobe and regularly look forward to wearing everything C: 2017 was the perfect year for me to start the fashion because I had no student loan payments and a new job so I could spend all of my time just wardrobe building. 2018 is completely different so I’m glad I started when I had the chance xD;;; But some things like one of my Innocent World JSKs & an Alice and the Pirates JSK were $45 & $40 respectively so I still did devote a lot of time buying things that were really cheap as well so it resulted in a large wardrobe in a short amount of time. ^^ Thank you again! I love accessories and I wish I could find the actual name of the Jane Marple jacket but I just call it “Jester” because that’s honestly what it reminds me of haha

  2. I adore the fact that your wardrobe really is just circus lolita themed, and am very impressed with how much range you still have within that style.

    1. Thank you so much, that’s so nice of you to say! C’: I really liked circus prints and was surprised by the range myself, being able to flip between sweet, classic, and gothic yet still use the same colors! It was so hard for me to find coordinate inspiration outside of like Star Night Theater so I really wanted to see the full extent of what could be done through the large amount of circus themed prints brands still put out. ^^

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