At first, I was woefully lacking in accessories. The first time I ever wore lolita, I slapped on a white blouse I had lying around, put my Glass Bottle of Tears JSK (freshly taken out of it's postage packaging), slipped on a pair of neon blue flats and waltzed out with my family to the mall. I've since deleted any evidence of my earliest blunders haha. I think I've gotten better at putting outfits together now, they're more balanced and the elements / themes match more or less. A lot of it has to do with getting more 'stuff' in general though, not sure if I can take credit for actually improving :1
The left picture was taken in April, and the right in November.
Another shift in how I've changed in lolita over the past year is that I used to be really into sweet prints, especially Angelic Pretty releases. I was obsessed with Milky Planet, all things chocolate (still am) and fruit. I've now transitioned into being head over heels in love with religious motifs, especially stained glass. Although I haven't sold all of my sweet pieces, I don't wear them nearly as often as my classic ones now.
A few other blog entries on the same topic: