The morning is grey. There is a light drizzle that seems like the sky can’t decide whether it wants to explode in a rainstorm or lighten up to a sunny day. Everyone walks with the heads down, umbrellas up and black jackets zipped up. Today feels like an angsty teenager. It’s not bad and it’s not good. It’s just apathetic and meh. Suddenly there she is, a colourful rainbow. The Lolita girl steps out of the coffee shop like a beautiful pink cupcake in her lovely, pastel dress with a crinoline full of layers and layers of soft tulle. Somehow the day doesn’t seem as grey and the world feels less indifferent. Little rays of sunshine start to break through the clouds.
Some people call Vancouver the no fun city. Those people don’t own a crinoline. The truth is that you make your own fun and any event or situation can be an adventure. That mindset comes from within but sometimes when your dishes are piling up and you need to do groceries and you lost your bus pass it’s hard to not to think negatively. A little outside help might be exactly what you need. It is next to impossible to feel crappy when you’re wearing a crinoline. Seriously, try grocery shopping with a friend in crinolines, you’ll have a blast.
You might be thinking that a crinoline is more of an under garment; just a thing to make your skirts fuller. You would be wrong. Crinolines make excellent skirts and add sass to any outfit. If you’re worried about them being see-through add a cute pair of ruffle shorts or leggings underneath. One of my favourite looks is a crinoline with a nerdy t-shirt, some leggings and converse runners. You get bonus points if you wear your hair in a side pony tail. If you’re feeling a little bit fancier try a crinoline with a corset and sleeves and become a fairy princess instantly. How can you feel blue when you’re a fairy princess? And of course there is always the vintage pinup classic look of wearing a crinoline under a full skirted 50’s inspired dress.
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