Work springed a bit of a surprise on me this week; one both welcome and troubling. It appears I will be attending a black tie event in about a week’s time. Lovely. But classic problem… I’ve nothing to wear. I have plenty a pretty lace jumperskirt but nothing that says black tie in my lolita arsenal. The timing of it all is also a challenge. My bank account is still #rufflerekt this side of RuffleCon. So I need to be extremely thrifty to solve this dilemma. Never fear, Etsy to the rescue.
Taking a minor detour from my vacation photo log. But not really. Here we are back home and our first weekend “to do” is a trip to Mitsuwa the Japanese market in NJ. It isn’t the same, but is the closest you can get to Japan here on the East Coast. I figured it was also a good day to try out a new Japanese fashion style.
Its a pretty big departure from my first love, Lolita. Have to say I don’t miss the petticoat. This is the outfit I picked out at Wonder Rocket in Harajuku. I was very nervous wearing it out for the first time. In Mars (my favorite shop for cute Japanese goods) the shop girl told me she really liked my style. That totally put me at ease. So a big Arigato goes out to Stephanie for boosting my confidence.
I went for what I hope is a mix mostly of mori girl with touches of natural and otome kei. How did I do?
Outfit Breakdown: Skirt, sweater, cardigan, collar and socks are all from Wonder Rocket. Purse is from Ahcahcum Muchacha. Bracelet is from Baby the Star Shine Bright. Watch fob necklace and butterfly pin are vintage pieces from my Grandmother (and 2 of only a handful of items I still have from my childhood.) Pretty sure I found the shoes at Nordstrom Rack of all places.