A not so Lolita outfit today!
Dress, blouse- Vintage
Shoes, tights, hair ribbon- Offbrand
I purchased this dress from a boutique called Grimoire when I visited Japan in the summer.
Grimoire is closely associated with Dolly Kei, but.... this coordinate isn't Dolly Kei at all! I think Dolly Kei looks wonderful, but perhaps it's a bit wild-looking for me to feel comfortable in? I'm afraid I'm a rather finicky sort of person, and I do like to look neat.
It was a wonderful experience visiting Grimoire. The boutique itself is like a fairytale, full of dolls, rosaries and antique laces, and the shop staff were so beautiful and stylish that I was a bit scared of them.
My first instinct was to coordinate this deep burgundy dress with a cream or teastain blouse. However, I found that it actually looks most striking teamed with pure white! I'd like to try this trick with other jewel-toned items.
If you'd like to know more about Grimoire, here is the link to their website:
Thanks for looking! See you again soon.