Sunday, January 23

Coordinate practice: Dear Gray Dress

Happy Sunday :)

This time I choose to do coordinate practice with a dress I just finished. My last gasp of winter feeling :D hoping it will start feeling spring like (I live in the USA southwest so it's already like 50 degrees).

The gray and black of this dress play as neutrals and makes it open to lots of coordination options. Too many really XD I had to cut a few of my less favorites. This dress also has detachable pin back bows and waist ribbon so those provide a great way to suit the dress to whatever other items are in the outfit.

Licorice Stroll
Simple perfect for the first days of warmth. I think I would swap the plainer shoes for ruffley maryjanes.
-Black bolero
-Black flower purse
-Hat with velvet bow
-Black socks
-Black shoes
Makeup: Light eye, dewey shimmer cheek, glossed lip
Hair: Low lightly curled ponytails

Pinkberry Forest
Softing the darker pallete of the dress with pinkness and fluffy texture :)
-Pink fur beret
-Pink cardigan
-Pink tights
-Present Purse with cake charm
-Ruffle flats
-strawberry bracelet
-Storybook necklace
Makeup: Soft eye in brown, blushed cheek, glitter glossed lip.
Hair: Pin curls

Otome Glitterbug
Playful and casual with a sparkle of color.
-Striped turtleneck
-Black purse (might swap for a cream one :\)
-Purple glitter ruffle flats
-Cream tights
-Black hat
-tart necklace
Makeup: Soft shimmer green eye, light peach blush, berry lip.
Hair: fluffy bob

Minty Meadow
The combo of soft color and simple design lets the texture of the JSK come out. Sorry this one kind of blends with the background.
-Mint blouse
-Mint socks
-Black shoes
-Mint and black bows
-Mint candy bracelet (which rolled out of shot ;p)
Hair: High odango bun, or twin tail wig
Makeup: Soft winged eyeliner with big lashes, Light silver/rose blush, glossed lip

Rosey maiden
Black dominates this coord with touches of pink and red to give it a playful elegance.
-Black cutsew
-Black velvet cape
-Cardsuit tights
-Black Hat
-Black wedges with red clips
-Pearl sweets bracelet
Makeup: Light smokey eye w/ pink on the brow bone, pale pink cheek, matte lip.
Hair: Ribbon laced long braids

Frosted Forest
playing up the gray! And with the brimless hat and heels gives off a more mature touch.
_Black turtleneck
-Grey tights
-petrol pearls
-Silver bangle
-Black t-strap heels
Makeup: Smokery eye with silver liner, deep berry lip
Hair: Low off to the side messy bun

Deer Fairytail
An oldschool look, with a simple color palette it gives off a neat and polished look easily.
-White blouse
-White headress
-Crisscross socks
-Bow purse
-Ruffle flats
Makeup: natural with heavily blushed cheeks
Hair: soft waves, or glossy straight.

Animal Soirre
A fun non loli way to dress up. Blouseless and sockless make this JSK a fun quirky party dress.
-Wine ribbon bow
-Peep toe heels
-Bow purse
-Bow/ pearl clip
-Feather clip

Playground Vaction
Fun, bright, a little silly and casual. Covering the top of a dress is a great way to change the mood of a coord.
-Yellow sweater
-grey neckwarmer
-Snow dot tights
-Snow dot scarf
-Grey brown Boots
-Yellow headband
-brown bag
Makeup: Light eye, peach cheek, candy pink lip
Hair: Teased ponytails

I'm pretty happy with these :) but I didn't end up with anything very gothic toned. Overall this JSK tends to make be think of gretel and sleepy little cottages in the woods.
Spoiler on my next wig styling: Twin tail/claw clip ponytail wigs! and how to style them in new ways ;D It should be up late this week.


  1. Gorgeous! My favorites were the Otome Glitterbug and Deer Fairytale. Your coordinates are always really unique! :)

  2. I love the dress! I think my favorite is Otome Glitterbug, I love casual lolita coordinates that have interesting peices like that turtleneck, and the hat!

  3. Thank you all for you sweet comments!

    MandaPlz: I made the dress :)

  4. This is so cool, I like how you showed all the different options you can have with one dress. I think Playground Victorian is my favorite!

  5. They're all so cute and creative! Frosted forest is my favorite. ^^

  6. All of these coords are simply FABULOUS!! :D
    I especially like Pinberry Forest and Playground Vacation :)
    Did you make the gift box purse? It's absolutely adorable!! And that dress is just amazing; you're such a great seamstress!!

  7. the dress is fabulous! well done! i think i like the animal soirre best but maybe with a black ribbon? love the feather clips though

  8. These are all really adorable! Did you make that applique yourself? I'm seriously impressed with your sewing!

  9. Such cute styling! I love the dress too :D