Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Etsy and why I LOVE IT!

Honestly while I love Brand accessories and what not, I really like like hand made items a lot more. So basically when I get bored or really need to find something to go with a coord I head over to my good old stand-by Etsy. Seriously some of the cutest accessories I have ever seen come from just searching "sweet lolita" on Etsy and browsing through PAGES of stuff. Its fun, and for the most part relatively inexpensive too.

You can of course refine your searches a lot more than I do, but a lot of the time I have no idea what i am actually looking for. I also really like looking for supplies to make items I have found at places like Walmart, Layne Bryant, Avenue and the like loliable. You can always search stuff like "decoden supplies" which comes up with some of the most adorable things I have ever ordered. And on a side note, a lot of the time just buying the decoden supplies or the supplies to make things more loliable is a lot more cost effective as well! And who doesn't like to save money?

The one thing I don't really like to look for on Etsy is clothes, it seems to me for us plus-sized girls the fact that we are going to buying something that may not fit is a bit scary, so honestly I just tend to stay away from more of the pre-sized clothes that the sellers post. Like one specific person style? Thats awesome! But why not try messaging them and asking if they would be willing to make something custom for you instead? It just seems the safer route to go, just so you don't waste your cash and get something that doesn't really fit. If possible have someone make something in your exact measurements, guarantee it fits, and be happy with the design! Its all win win.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Well, here it is! I have been talking about doing a blog for a while now, and honestly it feels good to finally start one.
Well first let me introduce myself. My name is Caitlin though I most usually go by Cat, I have been interested in lolita fashion for the past 8 years, originally my interest started with Gothic Lolita but ever since I started wearing the fashion I have actually stuck to Sweet and Classical lolita.

I am a 20 year old college student who also works full-time as a checker at a grocery store, not the most glamorous job, but it pays the bills, and gives me a bit left over to save for the fashion we all love and crave. All in all I am an offbrand kind of girl myself, if I can achieve the look and spend the least amount of money? Hell yes I will. I don't understand the obsession with braundo, and I don't think I ever really will. I like to get the most bang for my buck so.... Offbrand and handmade items make up MOST of my wardrobe.

As for brands that I do like the style of? I prefer Baby the Stars Shine Bright, mostly because their full-shirred JSK's fit me like a charm and because I really like their prints, and Meta for basically the same reason.

The point I really want to make with this blog is us plus sized lolitas are basically the same as any other, only we tend to put up with a lot more grief for our size for absolutely no reason. I figure I am going to be updating about good deals of loliable things that I find, featuring awesome crafters and Etsy shops, and all-in-all sharing what it is like to be a plus sized lolita.

If you have any ideas for shops or crafters I should feature please don't hesitate to shoot me a line!
My email is chubbyloli@gmail.com.
See you next time!