I never thought I would feel it, but I feel old – I can’t keep up with the cool kids anymore and it’s like I’m going through my gyaru granny stage. I wrote in a previous post that I feel like I’m becoming super boring and that I didn’t know what my personal style is anymore. This feeling then pushed me to look back at my old posts and I spent a couple of hours just picking out my favourite outfits. It sparked so many memories – like the time I was on the Hyper Japan catwalk for the very first time, when I did an elegant but rocky look, and when I first started getting into agejo. I have so many good memories of gyaru that I can’t let it go.
So I picked out a few of my favourite outfits and have showcased them below to remind myself that even though I might feel boring, I had a pretty damn good evolution. I’ve grown so much and even though right now I don’t see it, I know that I am more comfortable than I ever was. I’m so much happier.
*post edited: 18th Aug 2021*
Feelin’ Cute and Cosy! Day Out with Isobel
Not going to lie… 2020 was a right mess. It wasn’t until the end of the year when I started to revert back to my 2010 self did I actually feel gyaru again. This photoshoot marked the beginning of my himekaji boom!
Christmas Co*Des, Presents + Celebrations!
Gosh this has to be one of my favourite outfits of all time. Not only was it cute but it was suuuuuper cosy which was perfect for Christmas Day.
7 Days of Winter in Bavaria, Germany
I was serving looks in 2019, but I feel like I felt happiest when we went to Germany in the winter as that’s when I truly embraced cute and cosy outfits. This was also one of my favourite holidays ever and I can’t wait to go back…
Countryside Flower in the Cotswolds
I noticed that I wear himekaji quite a lot over my birthday??? This was one of my favourite himekaji looks! I really do love doing that hairstyle as well.
Crazy Gals and Half-Naked Guys: Gyaru Jubilee!
One of my favourite meets of all time. Yes, I am a bit biased as it was one organised by QueenE (tehe) and I delved back to my agejo self. I really loved the way Chewiee did my hair and I loved interwining all of the flowers in it… I might try to recreate this look one day!
Why Did Blogging Become So Serious?
Pink fluffy skirt + otk boots = perfection. Honestly, I’m not too sure if it’s because I’ve written a lot already and my brain is kinda’ mush, but I don’t really have much to say about this outfit other than it’s my go-to when I am a bit stuck on what to wear. I absolutely love it!
Let’s Talk about Himekaji Vs Liz Lisa Girl
Okay sidenote: this was one of my favourite blog posts I’ve written ever. I still refer back to it quite a lot and I had to say it caused quite a lot of controversy… In terms of the outfit – cute and cosy!!! I loved it so much.
Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too
Eurgh I kinda’ hate this blog post as it isn’t very me but the outfit was cute af.
Am I Too Old for Jfashion?
Omgggg yes, I bloody loved this outfit. It was kinda’ elegant but the leopard print coat certainly made it more fun.
Appreciate the Small Things in Life
I felt so classy wearing this, and it made me fall in love with onee gyaru even more. I was never one for toning down but I was really happy with this outfit, and it was such a beautiful day as well.
Chasing Cherry Blossoms
My hair wasn’t great but oh my gosh I loved my dress and my shoes and my belt and basically everything else in this photo. I was in Japan, and I was so happy to finally see some cherry blossoms in real life! It was definitely one of the best holidays I ever had, and I felt like such a princess!
Let’s Hangout and Chill Out
This is my favourite rokku gyaru outfit, hands down. It just has so many of the old gyaru aesthetics (the leopard print skirt, glavil replica necklace, skull top) that it’s as if I hopped back into the 2008-2010 gyaru era. I wore it for our first Birmingham gal meet and it was a huge success – we’ve been doing meets there ever since!
Birthday Gal: Barbecues and Cat Heaven
This highlighted the beginning of my obsession with DaTuRa and ane agejo, and of course I had to wear a new dress for my birthday! I’ve been loving this dress ever since and have been wearing it every chance I got, but this is by far my favourite look with it. I’ve never really worn maxi dresses (I always opted for something that showed off my legs) but I loved how elegant I looked!
International Gyaru Lovers Winter Meet
This outfit holds a lot of precious memories, as it’s the one that I wore to my first International Gyaru Meet and where I won best agejo! I still have this in my wardrobe, and I can’t bear the thought of selling that dress… Maybe I’ll bring it out again one day before I get too old for it.
Hyper Japan Summer 2015!
I always wear my favourite gyaru outfits for Hyper Japan, and this one was no exception! I tried really hard with my hair that year and it was so worth getting up super early for it. I don’t really do dramatic hairstyles anymore but I’ve still kept all of the accessories in the hope that I go back to it.
Agejo on the Catwalk – Hyper Japan!
This was my very first time that I went to Hyper Japan and walked down the fashion catwalk, and it is one of my favourite memories of all time. My girl Chewiee did some amazing work to my hair and I’ve never felt so gal in my life! I love love love this outfit because it’s both cute but sexy, and so very gyaru!
Teeny Tiny Trip to London
Ah, the joys of when I didn’t live too far from London. I remember just sitting in my bedroom about to take off all of my makeup after doing some photos for a review when Chewiee called me up to say that a gyaru from the Netherlands, Amber, really wanted to meet me in London right away. So I dropped everything and got the next train to London and I met one of the sweetest people ever! Amber is so lovely and reading this post reminds me of how much I miss her. If only we weren’t so far away from each other!
And there we have it! My favourite gyaru outfits of all time. There were so many more that I liked but these were highlights of my gyaru years. I can’t wait to keep on creating more interesting outfits (despite being more toned down) and to see my evolution! Who knows, I might do this every few years to see if I’ve changed my mind!
Which one was your favourite?
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Mary LeeApril 12, 2019
I can’t pick a favorite because I love 2017 Lizzie, 2016 Lizzie, and 2015 Lizzie :3
RebeccaFebruary 27, 2020
My favorite is the photo with the golden chair on it. But I like all outfits. I really like this post. I feel “old” from time to time as well (right now I’m 30) and there are definitely unwritten social ‘guidelines’ for what to wear at which age. However in the end, age doesn’t matter much since you are as old as you feel and as long as you can pull it off and know who you are and how you want to be perceived by others you are free to wear anything. I love getting older because it also makes wiser even when that takes a bit longer lol. Anyway I like looking for inspiration at this blog, I love your positivity and honesty and you look good in a lot of different gyaru styles, keep it up
SamJanuary 13, 2022
Just found your blog through Google images. I absolutely adore the leopard skirt rokku gyaru and the colours in the Bavaria outfit.