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Mainstream Fashion goes frilly - this season!


Yep, this spring. The hot trend on the runway and in the spring collection is frilly! Or, more vintage-inspired, to say. Ruffles, lace and bows are all over the place! And ofc, this should all Lolitas know (Because, most of us enjoy frilly things). Not just that mainstream fashion shops such as H&M are awesome for Lolita, but this season it'll be even better!


So, I figured out that I'd share some frilly finds from my favourite mainstream shop The Oh-so-epic H&M! But, I suggest you to go out to whatever high fashion shop you like and hunt down some frills. It's great time for this now, the shops are starting to release their spring collections.


Well. Let's get started with the H&M goodies! If you click on the picture of the garment you'll be taken to the Swedish product page. So if you're not in Sweden, just go ahead and change the language.


Tanktop/cami-top with cute lace on the neckline.
Lovely with a skirt for a summery and cute look. Loads of colours available!

A adorable top with super-cute bows around the neckline.
Would work best with a skirt, or maybe a under-bust JSK? In a good variety of colours too.

Lovely cardigan. I own this myself, and the ruffles are just sooo pretty!
Just comes in some colours, sadly.

A neat top with lacy ruffles around the shoulders. Would be pretty with a JSK or a skirt.
Comes in a variety of colours such as black, white, light blue too.

A sailor and "on a beach in Paris" -esque top. This would be perfect for a sailor ensemble or a chic one!
Comes in a variety of colours, but the navy blue is probably essential for sailor lolita.

A lacy, ruffly and romantic loose fitting blouse. Because of the loose fitting,
it's probably better for a Dolly or Mori -kei esque ensemble. It comes in white as well.

Those are just some of the frilly things at H&M. Some of the tops are quite long, and would be even more perfect if you just cut the bottom. Also most of them have a deep neck line, and it's probably to much cleavage for Lolita. But, if you wear something over or under to hide it, your good to go. Maybe even sew a panel?

Another trend in the high-street shops that many Lolitas enjoy is Cameos! Cameo ring, earrings, necklaces, and brooches.

A pair of cameo-earrings I transformed to brooches and a necklace.
Found at Lindex a while ago.


Conclusion: Vintage-y with frills, lace, ruffles and the whole romantic look is THE trend in mainstream fashion this Spring! And that cameos also are popular. So go out and hunt down your favourites now.

Do you have any faves? Frilly finds? Lolita-esque trends in high fashion (mainstream)?

Until next time, have a great day and never underestimate high-street shops such as H&M in Lolita way!

Valentine's day and a freezing storm

This will be a very short entry. I just wanted to wish you all a lovely Valentine's day!
I hope you'll enjoy some chocolate and share this day with someone you fancy. :3

I also just wanted to tell a friendly reminder to myself and you guys;
On Mondays and Fridays I have to bike 2km. So, I wore lolita and tights, ofc. It's stormy, cold, and heck I froze when I biked!
Bike+2km+STORM+tight swith little holes in them+ small road + freezing cold= *Dead Viola*
Otherwise my Valentine's Day haven't been anything special really.

So how has yours been? Or do you have any horrid bike stories to share?

New pretty second-hand finds!

Hello ruffles! I hope you have a great weekend, and a lot of time to lolita :D
Today I thought I'd share my new second-hand finds. I've been at "Erikshjälpen" (The Erik's Help in English) and "Myrorna" (The Ants) which is pretty much second-hand shops. Where you can find anything and everything. I was on Erikshjälpen a week ago or so, and yesterday was on Myrornas gigantic shop in Malmö.

So here's the goodies I found:

5 things I found.

Detail pic of the blouse. See the little dots?
  1. H&M transparent dotted blouse. Pure awesomeness! Of coerce you need to wear something under or over it, because it's all see-through. You can tie a neat bow at the collar too, how rori isn't that? This will deferentially be a blouse under my JSK's, or paired with a top under it and a skirt. It can even be a summery and funky bolero! I'm really happy with this one, lol. It just makes me happy to see it -odd, funky and funny. Love to H&M! Found at Myorna.
  2. Red glossy shoulder bag.  Oh, red! Not much to say more than it's so lovely. I'm a  big fan of colourful things, and this prettiness caught my eyes directly. Also from Myrorna!
  3. Off-white turtle-neck shirt. I've been searching for a turtle-neck shirt in off-white for a long time. So I'm very glad I found it. Turtle-neck is perfect for wearing under a JSK, or over a blouse with a skirt. And I really love how it looks with JSKs! Found at Erikshjälpen.
  4. Off-white v-neck t-shirt. More off-whiteness! Just a plain t-shirt. Perfect for loli-fy it to a nice cut-sew. Maybe some nice lace, or a ruffle? Myrorna.
  5. Flower brooch. A pretty, romantic and classic brooch with swirls and a flower. Nice as a classic accessory, I guess. I also found this at Myrornas. See the picture below to actually see it xD

The pretty brooch.

So, what do you think of second-hand? Thrifting? What's your best second-hand find?
Never forget that second-hand is great for finding cheap, unique and nice things!

Being a Young Lolita pt1 - Parents

Dressing in Lolita isn't always easy, to small/big clothes, no time to wear it, expensive and so on. But for a young Lolita, everything seems to be a little harder at the first glance. But when you've “defeated” the problems – it's very rewarding. The reward is simply expressing your self in those frills, with out being scared of parents, friends and sizes. Those problems will pop-up sometimes, and there isn't always a fix.

But in this serie I will talk about tips and ideas how to defeat those problems.

Everyone are more than welcome to read this, but the target is the young ones.


So in this very first post in this serie, “Being a Young Lolita” the subject is the feared one, the loved one, - Parents. For a young girl/boy who wants to start dressing in frills, parents is a key factor. They (or he/she) are responsible for you, money and so on. And convincing your parents to let you wear Lolita isn't always easy.

Don't show OTT-coords at first! Take it step by step instead.

Don't show OTT-pictures when you first introduce lolita. Take it step by step, instead!
  • Tell them. In some way you must. If you don't have the courage to speak with them face to face, calling, texting or even e-mailing can be great options. I texted my mother actually , I'm very shy and can't stand do it face to face!

  • If you're scared about that they know Lolita as the “other Lolita”, say it's “a street-fashion from Japan”. Or simply ask them “Does the term Lolita says something to you?” before you tell them. If they say something like “Not really, I think it's a  cheese from France” you're good to go. Or if they say something about the book, either say “a street-fashion from Japan” or “That the Lolita-fashion is a fashion from Japan which is about dressing modesty and cute, and...”

  • Show them pictures – but not the OTT (Over The Top) coords first. Take it step by step. Think as if you were in their roll. Wouldn't you be chocked or maybe terrified at first if your daughter showed you a full blown AP coord, or something? Start out with simple and casual ones, then go fancier and fancier!

  • Don't crave them to buy that brand new 27,090 ¥ dress from *insert brand name*. Because that'd be kind of ridiculous. If you want a special print, or brand item, look at the egl_comm_sales or when the brand has sale.

  • If they don't let you wear Lolita. Ask them why. If they don't think you can wear skirts so often, or even use a rori garment -prove it! From now on, wear skirts often, put that bow on, lady!


Last, but not least. Be true to them. Involve them in the fashion! Show them brand/non brand sites, information sites (Such as


Have a great time, and remember that parents can be a pain sometimes! And the next part of this series is Buying & Making – so it fits you.


Who am I? - A young rufflebutts answers

Hello! I'm the owner of this fancy Lolita-blog. Surprise? :D
Anyway, instead of babbling a lot, let's get down to the basics. So here we go!

A drawed version of me.
Name: Viola (Pronounced Veola in English), alias on the web is Nors.
Age: 13, soon 14. And yes, I know but there's no need to go bananas, my fellow rufflebutt!
Country: Sweden! You know, ABBA, H&M, IKEA, Dala horses, and meatballs?
Living in..: A house on the countryside Yeehaa!
Occupation: School, what did you think?
Interests: Drawing, web design/development (Guess who designed and coded this site?), the Lolita fashion, rabbits, running and creating Custom Content for The Sims 2 & 3.
Why did you start this blog? It's all 'bout rori. I started this blog so I could share all my tips, ensembles (Coordinations), guides and just keep track on my process as a growing Lolita.
Preferred style of Lolita: Mostly Classic, a little gothic, vintage-retro and Country.

A little basic information about me! Yay. I hope to write more on this post soon.

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