About My Blog
I hope to develop this blog into a time capsule of Lolita adventures and a treasure trove of tips and tricks I've accumulated throughout my years of being a Lolita. I want to share these bits of my life with you and make connections and new friends.
I hope that as a veteran Lolita yourself, as a beginner, or even as a fellow connoisseur of cute, you find pleasure in reading these posts. This blog is as much about me and my lifestyle as it is about yours. I make these posts to be read and enjoyed! So please, reach out to me in the comments, on my Facebook page, or on any of my other social media sites in the sidebar to the right. I would truly love talking with you ♥
My legal name is Ashlyn Smith. This is the name I go by on Facebook, so I don't mind if you call me that. I am a virgo and proud of it. I am pursuing a Global Studies major right now with a minor in German. As I tell everyone who asks, no I don't know what I'm going to do with that degree...
I first became interested in Lolita fashion when I was 10 or 11 years old. I don't remember how I first was introduced to it, but it probably emerged from the anime and video game world I belonged to with my friends at the time. My first coordinate was awful. Just think handmade cream on white outfit with raschel lace and black maryjanes! I was - and still am - proud of my mom's sewing, but I still felt embarrassed when I went to my first meetup at a local tea house. I was surrounded with girls nearly twice my age. Some of them are still active in the community and I reminisce fondly of how we met almost a decade ago.
It wasn't until my sophomore year of high school that I rediscovered Lolita and became a more active collector and wearer. My first real dress was Bodyline's Balloon Bear OP in sax, and I do still have photos of that! My first brand dress was Angelic Pretty's Honey Cake OP in mint, and I regret terribly deciding to forgo buying the matching headdress when they were both in the San Francisco store... I haven't worn Honey Cake in almost two years, but I don't think I could bear to sell it.