The EGL Aesthetic Midwest Masterlist

Hello and welcome to the EGL Aesthetic Midwest Masterlist!

You've got the kawaii clothes but you need places to wear them to outside of meetups right?
Fear not, that's the purpose of this list! Below are places that I have heard of or gone to personally and experienced. Each location will have a general description, link to their website, link to my blog post about my experience, and what lolita aesthetics the location caters towards.

Listed in alphabetical order.

Tip: To search based on style, use CTRL + F and enter the tag of your style.
Tip: You can also search with CTRL + F by location with either city or state;
(for specific neighborhoods in Chicago, search by neighborhood, ie: Logan Square).

Tags: All, Sweet, Classic, Gothic, Wa, Qi, Otome, Old School, Punk, kawaii (for general kawaii fashion such as decora, fairy kei, etc),

Remember: Any lolita or Jfashion wearer can visit any of these locations, the styles are simply suggestions to help those searching to narrow down their options.

Enjoy!

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Review: Bingo Tea Malaysian Cafe

Hello friends!
Forgive me as I play catch-up with locations I've already been to.
I will try my best to remember my experiences in detail, and once we're caught up it'll be more liveposting with places I visit in real time.

Enjoy!
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Review: Intelligentsia Coffee [Monadnock Location]

Hello friends!
Welcome to the first blog post review for the EGL Aesthetic Midwest Masterlist!

Today's review is rather short and I do apologize. I would like to revisit Intelligentsia later so that I may write up more on my experiences. Once I do, I will update this post.

Enjoy!
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Whoo!

My dress from themugence on the egl comm sales finally got here, it's my first burando dress and I am so excite!! I wanna wear it now but it's 10 at night so probably not worth getting all dolled up for about an hour or so. It's my AP Assorted Cookie JSK in mint- and the blouse I found at Goodwill is even more perfect than I thought for it! -includes le picture-



Apologies for the crappy lighting (the main light bulbs in my room have burnt out and I've yet to replace them) and my ipod isn't exactly meant for professional photography-worthy pictures anyways. I may or may not get around to posting a video about this dress later in the week, but in case I don't, I'll talk about it here. 

In regards to the dress itself it has exceeded my expectations, and with it being the first burando dress I've ever bought I was just fucking amazed at its sheer /awesomeness./ I mean my Bodyline dress is awesome but this beats it by over nine thousand. (It's LINED * A *) And the little heart cookie pocket's absolutely adorable. themugence did a great job taking care of it, I still have yet to even find the small stains she showed in her original pictures. Everything is exactly how she said it would be, and I love it. :) 

I was a little concerned that my boobs might be too big for this dress and that I would have to bind a little bit to squeeze into it (which, for this dress, would be most definitely worth it.) But it appears I have no worries! Thankfully I lost weight over the summer so the measurements I have written down for myself are outdated and well... Bigger. The only problem I really had was getting the zipper up- it's not that it was incredibly tight around my ribcage, it just seems to get a little stuck at the seam where the bodice meets the skirt. I got it up fine (after a little toying with it) and got it all sorted out with a little extra room in the bodice to spare, so I am freaking /ecstatic./ 

I was a little worried if it would get here in time or not for homecoming but thankfully it did- I want to wear it on our theme day and possibly in the parade, depending on whether or not the art club does a float this year. The theme is Disney in general, so a lot of girls are trying to go dressed up as Disney princesses and all. I'm not aiming for any princess in particular- if anyone asks, I'll just say that I'm dressed up as myself, pretending I get to be a princess for the day. ;) I will certainly feel like it in this coord omgomgogmlamsdmkldfgdfjlakjfdklsjfsdfkjdsklfdsjlksfj /commences happy keyboard mashing

I'm really happy I got this dress cause it'll be one of my sweet winter coords c: I have boots to go with it and white tights and the otks as shown in the picture to keep warm, plus two different cardigans, mittens, a hat etc., all of which will go perfectly with the dress! If that isn't luck (considering how small my loli wardrobe is right now) then I don't know what is. The only thing I really need is a purse since that little pony one I have in the picture doesn't really match, but it'll do for now. 

A quick outfit breakdown:
JSK- AP

OTKs and shoes- Bodyline
Purse and blouse- Goodwill lD 
Necklace- handmade

So with all that said and done I really look forward to getting to wear this for the first time (it'll be my favorite tea party dress :3) and yeah Cheesy is as happy as a clam. \o/ Yay!

Cheesy's Dream Wardrobe -Warning: Image Heavy-

Update 10/28/19:
This post is so awful and cringey, and none of these are on my wishlist anymore LOL.

I absolutely do not condone or recommend the purchasing of replicas DO NOT BUY REPLICAS IT'S ART THEFT. But I'm leaving this post up because it contains some good ol trashy weeby ita newbie Cheesy so I'll allow it to stay for the sake of laughing at it. Please enjoy laughing at it with me and don't follow this newbie example, kids.
















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