Seeing as it's a very good challenge for learning to work with a limited wardrobe, this is one of my favorite themes so far. It's fun brainstorming about what kinds of outfits I could create. But before I start "7" part of the challenge, let me tally up my ten items. I was very surprised: I had enough items that it was hard to pick just ten!
(By the way, I've just about sworn off using flash photography, because it will probably never give me a decent picture shine-wise of the glossy shimmery fabrics of which I'm so fond. So instead I'll be making use of the best natural light that I can, and lightening the photos as need be.)
A. Black two layer skirt (handmade)
B. Black and white skirt (handmade)
C. Black longsleeved blouse (I've had it for years; it's probably from Walmart or somewhere similar)
D. Black corset top (Charlotte Russe)
E. Black vest (thrifted)
H. Black bolero (thrifted)
I. Purple mary janes (Rack Room Shoes)
J. Black boots (Payless ShoeSource)
Well, let's see what kinds of looks I can create from these! It'll probably be easier to wear lolita more often now, as I've just about finished that new pair of bloomers I mentioned before. I still need more than two pairs (I'd like to have twelve, ideally--yes, really, for wearing loli everyday!), but it's something. And the prospect of wearing lolita seven times in rapid succession is very exciting!