30 Day Lolita Meme: Lolita Love & Hate

This post is going to be all meme! I'll be doing day two and day three combined, even though it's been a number of days since my last post, but these two questions sort of go together. It was actually really hard to come up with 10, or really any, things that I flat out hate about the fashion, so my 10 "hate list" is more of a 10   "pretty damned annoying" list! I sort of feel that if you can easily tick off 10 things you absolutely hate about any hobby/group/interest you are a part of you should probably reconsider being a part of it!


  1. Detail overloads- pintucks and ruffles and lace and embroidery, all on one dress!
  2. Crown motifs- they're just so cute, definitely one of my favorite motifs in the fashion.
  3. Brand loyalty- not to an insane extent, but I love getting excited about new releases from my favorite brand and the warm fuzzy feeling you get just because you have something with their logo on it.
  4. Platform shoes- I just can't resist a platform shoe! Never could. In middle school, even my gym sneakers were platform sneakers.
  5. Fancy underclothes- ruffly petticoats, and fancy bloomers, even camisoles and corsets! It's fun to make everything you're wearing extra fancy.
  6. Meetups and the community- I've met so many awesome people at meetups, and I love killing time browsing Lolita blogs, forums, and communities.
  7. Japanese fashion magazines- when looking at pictures on blogs doesn't do it for me, I can always find a Bible at a comic book shop. So satisfying to flip through!
  8. The rarity- even though it sucks I can't just walk into the mall and walk out with a perfect coordinate, that makes it all the more special, and even more exciting to come across someone else who loves Lolita.
  9. The relative simplicity of putting together a good looking coordinate- petticoat, bell-shaped skirt, puffy sleeved blouse, knee socks, cute shoes, hair bow. In theory it's just that simple, and sometimes it really is! I think it's satisfying to basically be able to just buy everything you need to be the perfect Lolita.
  10. High quality lace- It's just gorgeous! I never really saw good lace until I started wearing Lolita, and now I can't get enough of it.


  1. The price- of course! It's not the most expensive fashion out there, especially with the emergence of Taobao and Bodyline, but it's still really pricey.
  2. The drama- everywhere has drama, and I'm not going to be one of those people who says that Lolita drama is the worst drama, because it doesn't hold a candle to some of the other drama-o-rama places I've been, but it's still really annoying that it's there at all!
  3. The fact that so much of the community is internet based- this sort of goes hand in hand with the above annoyance, I feel like the internet magnifies drama and announces it for the world to see. So a stupid squabble at a convention or meetup all the sudden turns into an international incident, and then Lolitas argue amongst themselves, and non-Lolita spectators tsk tsk them for doing so as they sit and watch on the sidelines. Haha, maybe this annoyance should just be "The internet. Period."
  4. The mega trends- Lolitas love to get caught up in new trends, which is fun, but sometimes it goes a bit far, especially when not-currently-trendy things are pushed aside by the majority (or, more likely, a vocal minority) as no longer being Lolita.
  5. The people who are too rigid with the rules- Lolita is a vast fashion, and not everything within it fits easily into the Lolita box, and it doesn't have to. Some people get way too caught up in what is, or isn't, Lolita.
  6. Shopping services- I just hate paying extra fees on top of retail/second-hand prices! I pretty much avoid using a shopping service whenever possible.
  7. Lack of brick and mortar shops- I'm not asking for a brand shop in every town, but it would be nice if there were more places to actually go and buy nice Lolita clothes.
  8. Drawing your lower lash-line way too low- I don't think I've ever seen this done in a way that doesn't look like their makeup is melting off their face along with their eyeballs. It's a weird trend that I believe got carried all the way from Manba to Gal to Lolita that got a bit lost in translation on the way.
  9. Knocking stuff over with your petticoat- it's so annoying! 
  10. Shipping costs- even within the same country, some things are just so heavy that you have to spend much more on shipping than you normally would! When ordering things overseas I always have to remember to tack on about $50 to the price just to cover shipping.

15 comments:

  1. Lol, I totally agree about the whole price + shopping service + shipping = DEATH!

    Part of me just wants to give up on brand save for group orders or buying in person.

    Taobao, clobbao, and bodyline sure look more and more tempting the emptier your wallet gets. Amirite?

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  2. Awesome xD The mega strends are really starting to bother me.

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  3. "Knocking stuff over with your petticoat" YES YES YES! In Shops it's embarrasing, in a bar it's horrible because you pour beer over your shoes -.-

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    ~~~ヾ(^∇^)おはよー♪  こんにちは。♡
    OMC (Oh my cute!) My name is Wynter Chan and I am here with ‘Adorablee’ Cute Inc. Your blog is ubersweet and we’d love it if you’d visit us, neh~! 
    We are looking for genuine, adorable-loving readers. If you love Japanese anything, Lolita/Harajuku street fashion, dainty magical findings, Deco-den silicone whip, PuriKura, Asian toys, or tons of other squee-worthy stuff, this is the site for you! Daily kawaii updates on life in Japan. We hope you enjoy every adorable inch of this blog - let the cuteness swallow your screen.
     
     ○ www.AdorableeCute.com ○
     
    *WARNING*~
    YOU MAY DIE OF CUTE OVERLOAD. And if it’s not your kawaii cup of tea, that’s okay ^^ but I think you will fall in love with my happy-happy blog land~!
    If you visit, we’ll give you a big kawaii-bear hug (つ• ㉦•)づ
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  7. I so agree on both lists but it took some time for me to understand your quote "Drawing your lower lash-line way too low" but now I understand and I totally agree, I see people wants bigger eyes, but it's not cool when they just look ridiculous. Anyway I have big eyes naturally so I don't need to do weird stuff to make them look bigger:P

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  8. yes! yes! and yes! there are more things I like that things I don't but dear god, many of those things sometimes feel less than disanvantages and more like actual obstacles you need to overcome to be a lolita, honestly I didn't imagine at the beginning how hard can it be.
    And while drama and negative critics can be incredibly anoying (discouragin for some) the only things I really see as big troubles are prices and availability. I had to wait many years myself to have a card I could use with paypal and a some time to get the money... I still have few things but at least I already have two full outfits...

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  9. I love your blog. :) You always say it how it is.. and I agree with most of the stuff! I also wanted to say THANK YOU for liking corsets. I thought I was the only Lolita dreaming of wearing a corset on top of my bloomer and petticoats underneath a beautiful class Lolita dress. I even read your post on corsets!

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  10. As a sewing loli I dream of brick and mortar stores not so much to shop, but to look at construction details and such.  I used to deeply amuse the staff at the Betsey Johnson atlier by going in on my lunch break and turning dress inside out, and other such odd behavior.  Some brands are good about posting detail photos that are high quality and give a clear impression of construction (like BtSSB and Mary Magdalene) but others post shockingly (considering how much they expect someone to spend on the strength of these pictures) impressionistic ones.

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  11. The petticoat object-sweeping! Lol - heavens, how true :)

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  12. I'm not a lolita, but I love my shopping service. Sure, I would prefer to be able to order directly from Japanese stores, but it's just not possible; without shopping services a lot of things would just not be obtainable at all. So I think I would say that I dislike the fact that most Japanese stores will not accept overseas orders, not that I dislike shopping services themselves.

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  13. Or, your cat thinking your skirt is her new toy... geez

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