It sat on the back burner while I looked at other style inspirations and I'm now in love. I've always had a thing for antique jewelry and clothing. Dolly Kei is just perfect
Not to be confused by it's cousin Mori Girl. Dolly kei focuses more on antique items and motifs with layering, rather than the dreamy forest girl look of Mori Girl. Also dolly kei has some gothic influences and looks that can really be pushed, which I just love!
This doesn't mean I'm leaving lolita at all, in fact I plan to ware it more often with dolly kei influences. I have a lot of hand my down items from my mum and nana that I adore but only wore when I was in hipster hobo looking mode (lol)
I find the mix of gothic lolita and dolly kei just perfect and elegant. Of course I'm still in the beginning stages so I'm in no position to give advice and tips lol.
I will link my favorite places where I learned more:
F Yeah Lolita's article on Dolly style and gothic lolita
Strange Girl, a dolly kei blog
Last but not least, I wanted to share these amazing looking hair clips I'm getting for Christmas!
They are Kudu horn clips from Miss Monster! They are coming in that color too. I'll do a review once it's after Christmas~