Lolita is interesting cause it runs the gambit from being ridiculously expensive to moderate or you could probably nail a coord with less than 100 bucks!
Yes, my job definitely affords me the luxury of “hmmm I could buy that new release right now…” But before it wasn’t always this way. Honestly I could be better about that too!
I’ve only been doing the new job for about a year and I was working somewhere else with ok pay for two. I saved money, budgeted, bought stuff from taobao, body line and did payment plans at times. I used to save money for WEEKS for one bodyline dress or skirt in college. So you kind of do whatever works.
What people don’t tell you is that you should develop your own personal style and taste. Look at magazines, look on the Internet at Lolita and non-Lolita fashion. This would help a lot when it comes to choosing pieces that suit you and your style. It sucks when you finally buy a dress to realize after you bought it like ungh this doesn’t even suit me.
I have tried a few styles and I kinda know what I like now so I don’t bother wasting money on something I won’t be happy with or doesn’t suit me.