- Blouse: Angelic Pretty (all washed out! :[ )
- Skirt: Bodyline (hard to tell from these photos, but it's actually black with teeny white polka dots)
- Socks: Angelic Pretty
- Shoes: an*tai*na
- Hat: H&M
- Underskirt: added after pictures were taken, black Metamorphose with lace trim
The heat was horrific - 91 degrees Fahrenheit with a crapload of humidity. I find, though, that as far as going-out clothes go, lolita isn't any warmer or cooler than my other clothes are. I went to school with a relatively rigid dresscode that said we couldn't show our shoulders or wear anything shorter than two to four inches above the knee, which really rubbed off on me. Even today I'm not comfortable with baring those areas of my body, so I just sort of sigh longingly when I see other girls traipsing about in cool-looking tanktops and shorts. I figure, if I'm going to be covering myself this much anyway, I may as well do it with lolita!
Also, I just got my Tea Party knockoffs!! I bought them from Qutieland, and while I probably paid too much for them, it was worth it to be able to communicate directly with the company I was buying it from, as opposed to going through a shopping service and a site like TaoBao. They're a little tight on me because I am horrid at European sizing (note to self: 42, not 41 next time!) but even with that I can tell once I break them in a little I'll be abusing them like crazy. Review to come!
Heads up! My giveaway is closing on Monday! If you haven't entered yet, gogogo!!