About six months ago I made the decision due to some financial hardships to start parting with Lolita wardrobe. Unfortunately from that moment on it was a downward slide into finally picking clean the bare-bones of my old wardrobe and I didn't once regret it.
Lolita used to be a big part of my life, I inspired a few people into becoming Lolitas themselves and building wardrobes and I loved wearing the clothing and being completely done up. I hit a time when I decided I didn't love doing that anymore and I needed the money more than anything so I stopped.
But as I think about moving to New York and watch the friends I've made through Lolita continue on with their meet-ups here in Portland and think of how I will miss them. These are all people I met through Lolita and I think it's an amazing door-way into making more friends upon moving.
That and I miss the fashion desperately the more I allow myself to think about it.
Granted, in my sales downward slide I have realized that to rebuild my wardrobe I'd have to buy a few key pieces I thought I'd never part with and of course make a few big purchases.
I'm in need of petticoats, a plain white blouse, I have a million socks and shoes still, but my accessories have dwindled. And I also need to get myself jsks, ops, and skirts. I guess this is the official start of my 'rebirth' into Lolita, as Shay put it.
This was taken a year ago at the last Sakuracon, I will not be making this upcoming Sakuracon but I'm excited that I might be able to dress like this again in a few months' time.