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Amecon: 27th-29th July
Tokonatsu: 3rd-6th August
Discord: https://discord.gg/JjadjRV
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>>9948916
What's the little advert for durex done this time?
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>>9948930

Who cares.

Is the orgy on again this year?
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>>9949024
Clearly someone cares calm down m8
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>>9949047
"Oh noes, someone I don't like is posting in a group im in. Better cry about it here."

Cgl isn't your safespace, pussy.
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>>9949399
It is pretty tragic how he's trying to be relevant on dogposting as soon as it comes up on /cgl/.

Trying to hunt for DDs in a sea of off-topic replies edition

Old thread >>9935219
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>>9949235
Oh thank you anon! Good news you don't have to dye your Hawase, that op is the Angel op.
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I wish everyone success! I always keep an eye out on auction sites and hope I can help fulfill a dream.

>>9948791
I'm so sorry anon! Hopefully it pops up again soon, I feel like Hospitality Doll is at least a series that does it's rounds and appears semi-frequently.

>>9949190
As someone with a longer list...that's totally fair? I know I post my list in hopes that if for some reason I don't see it in my secondhand searchings and someone else does that doesn't buy it that they'd link me. If they bought it sure I'd be sad I missed it but oh well, they just have good taste and fast fingers. A few threads ago the Meta Kimono dress on my list came up I wished another girl luck on it as I was traveling at the time. They aren't "mine", and I'm sure most other girls have this mindset, we would just absolutely love to have them. Pretty sure the dream dress thread is one of the purest on this board.

Pretty sure the only time we get bitter is when a scalper gets our dresses or someone else starts flaunting they're looking for the same dress as you because of seeing it here then post here as well. And I think that's just because of rudeness.
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>>9949215
Do you have a throw away email?
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>>9949361
I sure do.
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Last thread is in autosage: >>9919330

Post cosplay-related questions here. For Lolita/Jfash, see the Stupid Questions thread here: >>9929072
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>>9949066
I already did some cosplays and i have quite an idea,the glass of the helmet and the round parts of the armor are the one giving me some problems bc i donno what to use,especially the glass
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I'm looking to get a headband done in a similar style to the crown worn by the King of Onderon from Rebels (pic related) for an AU cosplay

Thing is I've actually never designed headwear myself but Im trying to get more reliant on my DIY skills


Anyone have any tips/links/advice for making this type of reverse crown/ear resting headband?

My concerns are that I actually have a wide head circumference, I was thinking of using light craft foam around a normal headband but Im worried about how that will rest on my ears

Im also worried that my ears might not be equal on either side

Help would be very appreciated
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>>9941255
At first I wanted to ignore you, but your the type of edgy trash that ruins cosplay. Your not cool, your not mysterious, and I hope your cosplay fails
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>>9949072
master chief or any spartan cosplays has been done to death for years now and you seriously couldnt find any tutorials on how to make his armor?

not to really sound like an ass but maybe you should just stick with something easier.
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Would this pattern be a good one to use for Travis Touchdown? I'm planning to use a more canvas-y fabric rather than pleather.
I can see that the ends of the sleeves are different (straps rather than elastic) but most of it seems the same.

Last thread >>9851449

>Next event
Happiness event with 2 new wedding suits 06/01-06/07

>Where to download?
Itunes, Google Play Store

>How to play and useful guides:
https://ln.nikkis.info
https://lovenikki.world

>/cgl/ Associations
Gull Wings - ID#13483
Bunny Baes - ID#11281

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>Your green lapels
>None of the top posts have lapels
REEEEEEEEEE
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>>9948988
Yeah apparently no one fucking knows what lapels are and decide the theme is green fantasy
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>>9949285
I'm not proud of myself, but that's what I ended up doing. I don't have anything that has green lapels apparently, so I just shamelessly copied top 20. Sitting in the top 2% right now, so being shameless pays off sometimes.
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>>9949285
Sorry, I had to google what the heck lapel was, It's not a word I casually need as a non-english speaker
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I heard that the current theme of "Your Green Lapels" is actually a reference to a Chinese love poem, but people are just latching onto the "green" part since many English server users don't understand the origin.

Surprised that themes related to the current event seems to have mostly died.

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My English is no well. I am Chinese.

I came to event to see Misako Aoki a week ago. There a man wear lolita fashion. He was wearing a Baby dress. He looked woman, but voice deep. I got a weird at him nearby so I ask man question. Why wear lolita fashion? He says lolita made him kawaii. I never knew man wear lolita fashion. Do some man in lolita fashion want to be a wife? Misako Aoki was no weird man in lolita fashion.

Do man in lolita fashion wear America? Is man in lolita fashion bad in America? I am no happy man in lolita fashion. Gone to Weibo to complain
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>>9949076
There's brolitas who are fine if they are not freaks or sex perverts. Then there's sissies and middle aged men creeping at meets, and they should be tackled with a flame thrower.

>Misako Aoki was no weird man in lolita fashion.
A+ quote, would roll again.
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>>9949107
Did you mean lolitos?

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Share all your lolita tips and tricks!
>Laundry tips?
>How to tie single sided waist bows perfectly?
>Posing tips for photos?
>Best ways to keep track of your wardrobe?
>Ways to get the best deals and save money?
>Tricks to make sure meets run smoothly?
>Rules you've found helpful for coords (e.g. matching blouse necklines)
>Ways to repair lolita shoes?
>Social media tips?
...and anything else along those lines you can think of!

Basically, discussion about lolita life hacks, for lack of a better term. Don't think I've really seen threads like this much so let's give it a shot.
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>>9949110
It might be the worst, but I'd say 6/10 lolitas would do this, I've seen a lot and it came up on Rufflechat recently too I think. By posting it on fb you get a sort of bragging ability - I've mostly only seen Lolitas with big wardrobes do it.
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>>9948406
>>9949110
>>9949238
Spreadsheet masterrace. Might seem a bit autistic or cumbersome, but this way I can easily sort my pieces by categories like brand, release year, color, sizing, etc. I've also found it handy when selling because I know exactly how much I bought something for and the number of previous owners, so I can price and list things with those in mind. It's easy to note things like ref links, any damages, and potential coord ideas.
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>>9948831
Where is the source that laundry suds damage elastic when left in the garment? I know elastics degrade over time regardless of how well you care for it but I have never found a source saying that it's better to machine wash over hand wash.
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>>9949264
but spreadsheets provide no visuals
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>>9949264
>>9949385
Personally I like to just use those free closet apps. You can organise by colour, brand, item etc. and upload photos directly from the website or google. You can also put together coordinates for quick reference and add notes to each item or coordinate to keep track of the price, alternate items you could use or what occasions and weather to wear each coordinate in. I find it's the most convenient because I can have it on my phone to easily come up with coord ideas, and it's private.

Alternatively I also keep a folder of mock up coordinates, or pieces that go with each other on photoshop documents. Sorta like what polyvore was.

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Stay on topic and don't eat bait.
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>>9949274
DisgruntledOta. Alas, name-dropping will do exactly nothing against his preternatural charm and skill at playing the victim in any conflict.

>>9949301
It really frosts my ass, because, like. Many lives are hard! Feeling that your life is hard is valid! Perpetuating cycles of traumatic abuse is an action! Not all actions are valid!
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>>9949288
#edgy
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vm mto pls
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Hot dang, I wish I could have sex and be in a relationship
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>>9948407
>tfw prideful, naturally masculine man
>tfw no strong, confident gf to submit to

good lord
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>>9947487
Yea, you quoted like 3+ anons. Just because you're samefagging doesn't mean everyone else is.
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>>9947427
holy shit i was legitimately terrified this was me for a second, brings back memories
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>>9945908
kek good to know those two idiots still cling to eachother
MF needs to get her 30 year old ass together, those eyebrows are awful
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>>9946555
>When your third eye has cataracts

old one at limit
discuss skincare, hair and makeup
old thread >>9892408
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>tfw sweat profusely as soon as I start applying

I don't know what's wrong with me. I took out all but a single bulb in my vanity, I put a fan in the bathroom, my AC will be on....

Anyone else have this problem? Im not allergic to what I'm using and I can only blot so much before it starts to affect the look.
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>>9946675

I've found Maybelline difficult to apply. Not really pigmented, I think? Or maybe I'm applying it wrong. Any advice on the right way to apply them? I have one of their palettes (the 24k nudes I think) that's just sitting around and I should get to using it up.

>>9946684

Hey, this actually looks like it doesn't dupe too many colours I already have while complementing the existing pink and nudes I do have. I'll check them out. Thanks!
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>>9948388
Man, that would be frustrating.
All I've heard is that Botox can help with sweat on the face and head but it is temporary, about 3-6 months.
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what do y'all consider instahoe makeup? i see people saying they hate when people wear thotty makeup with jfash but i'm having a hard time delineating where nice makeup ends and instahoe begins. if anybody has pic examples of "instahoe" makeup x jfash i would appreciate it.

like, are popular makeup looks (e.g. cut creases and halo) eyes considered unsuitable for lolita if they're well done and suit somebody's face? or does the makeup need to be light and sweet to be considered suitable? maybe i'm a retard but >>9933442 got me thinking about wth "normie" makeup means
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>>9948765
Seconding this

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Old Thread: >>9872045

/cgl/ Idol Spreadsheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1w3peD9VtAPM9cuIjYlexb7nHOkUfFs_Fcyv21UYakV4/edit#gid=0

/cgl/ Resources Spreadsheet (under construction) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19XZ308_3yoOKiTmgUA_DfgeqW4ddTCB_e6Zz1wnIJA8/edit#gid=827059689


Previously:
-ANGERME opening contest wrapped up, AmaiTsuki were the winners and the opening act
-Stellure holds live masquerade performance at AnimeNEXT, couldn't livestream it due to poor connection, promises recording of it "soon"
-/cgl/ idol comm discusses hosting a monthly idol rating or competition as means to inspire people to improve

Featured Group: Peachy Parade (workout version)
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This... doesn't look too great so far. I hope by "making it extra sparkley," that means she's going to add some actual glitter and shine to this and not just paint on some more white dots.
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>>9949166
Like I said, probably arguably but compared to the original members Luna has been one of the top ones even if she is mediocre. She’s also one of the only ones (the other being Castillo) who plays some kind of instrument and knows abot music. A lot of people do find Luna cute though and think she can sing even if she’s the bottom of the top singers (which could also change but we’ve still not heard studio versions of the new members).
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Hi it's this >>9913252 anon again
We're doing the sparkly part and I wanted to ask for your opinions again. The fabric I bought is this one, but we are unsure about how to make the dot parts? We were thinking maybe put some of that single sequin ribbon on a tight spiral to make the circle shape and then place them but not sure if it would look better on a matte finish or could be better options.
Thanks again for all your help.
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>>9949166
She's endearing to me. She has a little kid sort of cuteness to her that the other members don't have. I also like that her voice is a bit warbly and soft, but she still stays in tune.
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these threads just make me want to be an idol more and more...

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Fabric frustration edition

Where's the best place to find good border patterns, gulls? I can't find anything and I'm dying of frustration. Everything i look for looks like pic related. I hate it.
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>>9947843

That's awesomely detailed, anon. Thank you very much.
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>>9947980

I'm always nervous whether I should post or not. I spent a good chunk of the last few months altering an unwanted IW dress -- owner said she'd been trying to get rid of it for ages, and I only took it on the understanding that I would give it an overhaul. I'm kind of not really willing to deal with people whining that I destroyed precious burando (that apparently no one wanted to buy even at a low price anyhow).

On the other hand, someone is talking about having altered a jsk into a skirt, and I'm now thinking, if I did have a blog that showed the process, I may get bitched about but at least people know my dresses are the real thing, just altered, and not replicas? idk.
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>>9948875
It really depends how much you care about the thoughts of the internet. From the sounds of it you really do care if people bitch about you and so maybe it may not be the best thing to post. If it helps, nessaneko (one of the ex-mods of the long dead egl livejournal community) posted a step-by-step how to when she changed her IW Dollhouse JSK to a skirt, and iirc it was still a reasonably well loved and coveted dress at the time...

https://web.archive.org/web/20120121083504/http://redheadedsnippet.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-tutorial-dress-to-skirt.html
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What would you guys say to a boy love print? Nothing explicit of course, but with all the romance of a pretty boy holding hands with a pretty girl in all my dresses, or of course the two pretty crying girls, I thought it would be nice if I had two pretty boys.
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>>9949377
I don't want any humans in my dresses

If I counted correctly, the 90'th thread in a chain going back to late 2013

Old bread: >>9800465

> Cosplay Masterpost: http://pastebin.com/ekZP1fhg
- Tutorials and links that can help with Homestuck cosplays. Refer to it if you need help. Any contributions welcome.

> Crunchy Cosplay List: http://i.imgur.com/QRRWqRn.jpg
- An older list of suggested Homestuck cosplayers to follow and check out, as they have great cosplays and some also have good tutorials on their blogs.

> To discuss:
Who've played friendsim? How did you like it?
Colossalcon, I guess
Is there anything from the HS cosplay heyday that you feel like you missed out on?
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>>9941964
>>9943103
yeah, the terezi girl was also legally blind. there was a video at one point where she answered questions about it but it seems to have been taken down at some point, anyone have a backup?
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>>9941118
For what it's worth the quadrant thing which is mainly a thing among teenagers seems more like a way to understand and legitimise relationships they have a hard time finding terminology for in popular culture, than "Oh yes I want someone to hate romantically". Not to say it can't be dysfunctional - these types of relationships often are - but rather that they always existed and kids are just finding new terminology to try and make sense of it. With that said, there is an unfortunate tendency towards crediting quadrants as functional for humans. Which they definitely aren't.
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>>9944414
Some people definitely started bad relationships because they wanted to imitate their favorite characters.
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>>9896225
that's a good costume and all, but what the fuck does a knight of blood DO?
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>>9943133
I wonder if she got upset when terezi got her sight back

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>Please read the FAQ before posting in the thread (always updating)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PpDyjw2LDxbupdvHMNsBUOBVB66Lzwf44RM1You1GDA/edit?usp=sharing
>Resources
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10uNmynwRn6CRc-OMqCeXmJwCNnEnd-vYi-7AQzSx74I/edit?usp=sharing
>Artist Spreadsheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ESQ-1h4IRUivbGNaxJFxXyDU1lSv26xTmMdH0sDX7sU/edit?usp=sharing
>How to order from Vograce (now with video on how to set up files)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/18UxKnpgrmeb82NnW5e4YIEX-eZ3zHt178Mp6i0A5gME/edit?usp=sharing
>Convention List (always WIP)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13o7hD5xS3sDqVptnTVGUlRae3ovEE-vPPST_QOrQwtM/
>IP taketowns (based on artists contribution, may or may not have been a one time thing, use as a guideline)
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1696MDhNPhrZ0ySZhXkoJnGxb7l1OjW4JsVhu1wKvaWE
>AA Inspo (thanks anon!)

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>>9948928
I love when people want to talk about the stuff I sell. Its nice being able to talk to a fan.
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>>9948506
im going to level
with you, partially for quick results and partially so other people have a laugh and possibly chime in. my friend surprised me that we are on the waiting list for a con coming up in a month and now i have only a month to learn how to scan my art and turn it into sellable merch. they seem to think we will get the table. would you suggest just abandoning anything that isnt illustrator for ease of use/ quick learning? I spent a week on gimp, then someone suggested inkscape so ive spent a week on that now. and im making slow progress. time is obviously of the essence, but i know i can do it. i make money as a traditional artist, im not just a random deviantart kid, but with digtal art im completely out of my element. i guess what im asking is what program can i get the most bang for my buck for in a time crunch if i go at it fill time? art is what i do full time but ive found myself in an interesting situation that i can use quick advice on. i sell oil paintings and illustrations for decent amounts of money so i feel that learning how to make flat simple graphics ans cartoons should be a quick process for me once i find my footing.
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>>9949158
Wouldn't it be better to focus on what you're already good at? It's not bad to try out a new program but trying to crunch and learn a program to make semi-decent looking art within a month doesn't seem feasible. Especially if you're rushing said art, you're probably gonna end up making garbage art.

If you're a traditional artist why not take good photos of your oil paintings and color in your drawings traditionally and then scan, instead of trying to wade through an entirely different art workspace?
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>>9949158
What >>9949277 said. Imo there's less of a learning curve involved with digitalizing your traditional art than making digital art from scratch. You could also just sell your oil paintings.
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>>9949277
>>9949375
Thanks for your replies and reading my lengthy writeups. The majority of my oil paintings and drawings are a little niche for a convention setting. More art than pop culture if that makes sense. If I go to a western media themed con I wouldnt worry quite as much, gritty or dark themes dont seem quite so out of place there. but most of the cons coming up are more anime influenced- which makes me want to bring art thats more vibrant and crisp. More of a Cel-shaded look.

My game plan with this was to bring some of my traditional work like you suggested that I think might have a cross over appeal, but with the month that I have I really want to try and bring some more cartoony or chibi stuff to have a bit more ground covered. I can ink cartoon already by hand in black and white, but I just need advice on how to digitally ink and color this stuff just to get it finished.

I know I probably am biting off a lot, but a month is one twelfth of an entire year. If I dedicate all of my time to this I don't see any excuse to not get it done.

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Confess all your sins (including those about never washing your brand).
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>>9949346
Uh cool story bro.
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>>9949339
If my partner cums on my brand I will punch him in the dick.
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>>9949346
NAYRT but what the fresh hell are you even talking about? Take your bad RPF somewhere else, anon-chan.
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>>9949346
Roleplaying like this on cgl is pathetic man
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Growing up, at the start of the school year, my mom always would have me buy 5-7 pairs of jeans/shorts/other pants to wear every day of the week. At the end of the day, they had to be washed. Inevitably I ended up with some jeans I really liked and some I hated, but had to wear the hated ones anyway because the good ones went into the wash after 1 day.
When I was in high school, I went to a private school where everyone lived in dorms like college and I had to do my own laundry etc.I was talking to some other girls about having to wash jeans and they were surprised and said that jeans didn't have to be washed every day, in fact they shouldn't be and that no one else did.
This shook my world. I called my mom and she informed me that she knew the whole time and just didn't tell me so I would wash my things.

Now, it's a guilty pleasure of my to re-wear jeans. However I do wash my lolita dresses. I actually like doing it, it makes me feel good that I'm taking care of my things.



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