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Introduction & September Dolly-kei

Hello, there! My name is Jessica, and this is the first time I've posted a picture of myself in dolly-kei. I don't have much experience, but I love this style, so hopefully I will have more to show you soon.

Pictures and full intro under the cut. Enjoy! ^.^




Skirt: vintage
Blouse: Chulita's in Wimberley, TX
Lacey top: hand-me-down
Scarf: Hanuman Temple in Taos, NM
Black rose: Claire's (I think)
Gold chain over scarf: found in my room one day ^.^
Gold necklace: Charming Charlie
Headband: gift
Shift: sewinghome6 on eBay
Socks: Sock Dreams
Glasses: Costco



The lace top originally had an attached beige slip underneath, but I cut them apart so I could use this as a sheer layer.



Fun fact: The reason I put the gold chain where I did is that I accidentally broke it! It was originally a necklace chain, but when I tried to put it on, one of the fasteners fell off. So, I attached the good end to the scarf and tucked the other end underneath. It stayed surprisingly secure, though I was sitting down most of the time that day. I really like how it looks.



I love these socks! When I wear them with my brown boots, I'm reminded of quills being dipped in ink.

Bonus pic:



This was a gift a few years back from a Taoseño artist named Conrad Cooper. Last year, I found these doll clothes, put them on the doll, and the rest is history. <3

Ahem, yes, introductions.
Name: Jessica
Age: 20
Location: Texas

How did you discover dolly kei? I believe it was a F*ck Yeah Lolita post.
What about the style interests you? The layering, the heavy use of traditional(-esque) clothing, the way it lends itself to my comfort level of modesty, the abundance of comfy fabrics, the connection to nature, the celebration of the handmade, the celebration of the worn and tattered, the embrace of the haunting and mildly disturbing.
What do you expect from the community? Hopefully good tips, inspiration, and community.

Photos that inspire you:


(source: TudorSeulean on Flickr)



Photos of your personal dolly kei style: See the above part of this post.

Anything else? Just that I'm happy to be here and that it's nice to meet you all. :)


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