Hey there! This is my forth post for Caro-chan's Lolita 52 Challenge from FYeah Lolita. Each week I will answer one of the questions on the list. Last week I talked about my wardrobe turnover. This week I am talking about my best deal. To see the rest of my answers click here. To see what all 52 questions are go check out Caro-chan's post. (It's linked above!)
As a thrifter I find some really good deals, but my favorite and most likely the best deal was my Hell Bunny dress. Not just the dress but the outfit I got that day.
It was at one of my usual haunts. I was in the area having breakfast. When I am on that side of town and I have time (and they are open) I just can not pass up the chance to go in. I love to look around to see if they have anything I can use. They are my go to for blouses. As I habitually did I stopped at the dress rack first, knowing that I would never find something lolita there. Well. I filed through a few pieces and then I came to a black dress with pink polka dots. I pulled it off the rack to take a look at it and this is what I thought to myself.
"It's so retro!It was perfect! It had plenty of room for a petticoat and I just adore polka dots. It had this gorgeous 50s look to it. And pockets! (All hail dresses with pockets) I had never heard of Hell Bunny before this. Though after this dress I can tell you, I am a fan. I loved it instantly, but was not going to buy it unless I could find a blouse that would go with it. I have taken things home too often that didn't match anything in my closet and waited too long to finally wear them or give them away. I scoured through the racks for black blouses. I probably tried on four or five. I lucked out and found one that looked great with the dress. Now I could let myself take it home.
It's so lolita!"
I checked out and the three items all together were less than $30. A blouse, a necklace, and a dress all under $30. And how well they went together. This particular trip is one of my favorite thrifting stories. The dress itself I have seen on Modcloth for around $60. I got a great deal that day and came away with the better part of a coord.
What was your best deal? Do you go thrifting? What are your thoughts on thrifting for lolita or any other fashion?
See you again later. Next week I will be tackling number 13. Until then stay adorable.