Saturday, June 15, 2013

Lolita Blog Carnival: Tips for Surviving the Summer in Lolita

1.) Wear a chiffon blouse. There are some Jsks that can look nice without a blouse. But wearing a blouse, even when its hot, holds the benefit of protecting your dress from sweat (eww). Keeping dresses in good condition is important  to many lolitas. Especially for those with "revolving closets" that tend to buy and sell their items alot. A chiffon blouse is light weight, and having extra coverage on your shoulders can help prevent a painful sunburn. Loliable chiffon blouses are also easy to find at many popular mainstream clothing shops. 

2.) Carry a parasol. Parasols are fantastic. I bet every person writing on this week's topic will mention parasols. They are a feminine, frilly, and pretty accessory with a victorian flavor. They also come with the benefit of personalized shade.

3.) Short socks/ crew socks. For whatever reason, I always grew up calling these "bobby socks". Though I personally can't pull them off        they can be use to create very cute coordinates.

4.) Go with natural hair. The wig may tempt you with its promise of beautifully, perfect, already styled hair. But it's appeal will quickly wear off when it becomes a nuisance that you can't take off while out and about.

5.) Be mindful and considerate if you are hosting a meetup. Pick indoor locations, like the movies, or a tea house. Some botantical gardens, zoos, parks ext will have events at dusk during the summer if you want to do    something out doors.
6.) Go with lighter colors. This one from Angelic Pretty is a great example of a very cute summer time coordinate that incorporates many of the tips I've mentioned here.

7.) Keep hydrated! Here's a recipe for Disney Land's famous (non-alcoholic) mint julep. It is cool and refreshing, I always look forward to it when I go there :D 

1 cup sugar
3 tsp lime juice concentrate
3 cups club soda
6 Tbsp creme de menthe syrup (not liqueur)
6 oz thawed lemonade concentrate
mint leaves
Dissolve sugar into club soda. Add lime juice and lemonade and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add creme de menthe. Chill.

To serve, combine 3 parts syrup to 5 parts water. Add mint, or fruit as garnish. Serve chilled 

See other Carnival Member posts for even more tips on staying cool this summer


  1. hellokittylikeskagaJune 15, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Your mint julep recipe from Disneyland sounds very yummy I think I have have to try making that some time.

  2. This Summer guide for Lolita is great! I know many Lolita will opt out of wearing a blouse under their JSK, but you suggestion to don a chiffon blouse is a great idea!


  3. Love this summer guide - I don't wear the Lolita style, but parasols are so cute I can't resist! ;n;


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