Let's get this over with ASAP!
Lolita fashion is a fashion subculture from Japan that is highly influenced by Victorian clothing and styles from the Rococo period. It has three main subcategories that are referred to as "Sweet", "Classic" and "Gothic". There are even more subcategories from there such as 'country', 'sailor', 'hime (princess)', 'ero', 'shiro (white)', 'kuro (black)', 'punk', 'wa and qi (inspired by traditional Japanese and Chinese dress), 'pirate', 'old-school', 'steampunk', etc.
Within Japanese culture the name lolita refers to cuteness and elegance rather than to sexual attractiveness. Many lolitas in Japan are not aware that the word lolita is associated with Nabokov's book, or the multiple western films "Lolita" [that show grooming and sexualization of underage persons] and they are disgusted by it when they discover such relations.
You can read more about the origins of lolita fashion here.
So now that we've got that out of the way, my main emphasis on this blog will be my journey of building my lolita wardrobe, how I figured out my favorite substyles, brands that I enjoy, how I acquired pieces, community meetings, etc.