I've gone away again, lol. I've been distracted~! I really only kept up with my main blogs (though I never commented, and I totally should have) and read my comments (I read them all!). I'm getting back into ball joint dolls, and I just bought one with the intention of buying another, so I've been hanging out on Den of Angels, lol. The plan is to make a pair of my own Gyaru dolls! But I've managed to pull myself away from my excitement to finally finish this post I've been wanting to finish since... last month?
Anyway, I've been shopping!
I got my tax refund~ It was quite a bit! Immediately, I used it to pay off the shipping for my Liz Lisa trunk.
But something happened when I got it. It ended up changing my priorities. See, I was thinking about saving up to go to Japan for next year, but getting my new clothing and making so much progress in my fashion really made me happy. I started thinking, why was I originally going to Japan? To get more clothing, mostly. Yeah, I wanted to check out the sights and whatnot, but more than anything, I was going at that specific time because I wanted to get a bunch of fukubukuro from the source.
In the end, I decided I would postpone the trip (and maybe I could go with someone else then), and I would focus on expanding my wardrobe as well as defining my new fashion direction (which I've done a lot of work on both!) and working on my hobbies.
So no Japan for me too soon, but I'm not sad at all. Like I said, I made a lot of progress!
And speaking of that progress, I ended up buying A LOT of things. Not only did I get my trunk, I finally found a pair of low heeled oxfords in dark brown, I bought a ton of leggings, lots of accessories, and a few extra pieces of clothing, including some lovely casual dresses~
I've got a lot of photos to show you, so I'm going to divide the posts into two. This one is for the clothing. If you want to see my accessories, check out my next post (I wrote these at the same time, so you won't even have to wait long!)
First things first, I bought a new phone! I really needed to upgrade from my little flip phone of decades past, as not only was it really difficult to text with, the battery life was pretty low from being recharged so often, and the back had broken, so it wouldn't close completely. This new one looks so fancy and 2011-ish, lol. It also has a pretty nice camera, so it'll be easier to take pictures. In fact, I took all of these pictures using my phone! Unfortunately, they don't make hard cases for it yet, so I can't deco it yet. I can come up with ideas in the meantime, and hopefully they'll make something.
Anyway, let's start with my Liz Lisa trunk!
First off, my trunk is adorable!
Yes, it's pink, but it's that vintage look and the scalloped edges that really get me. I wish I could have more of these!
It's even lined nicely!
Unfortunately, my curiosity got the best of me, and I ended up looking up reveals while I waited for my refund. Turns out, they revealed what would be inside the trunks on the very website itself! I was a little worried, because many of the items, I didn't think I would like. Fortunately, I was super surprised once I got to see them in person~
Okay, let me tell you, I love this coat. I feel like such a princess when I wear it. Apparently, it wasn't to a lot of people's tastes? Ah well, I think it's absolutely lovely, and it kept me nice and warm during all the snowy weather we had in February. Oh, and the fur collar is detachable!
At first, I didn't think I would like this dress, because I already have a pink floral dress with short sleeves. But while they have some similarities, they ended up quite different.
Oh, and the front actually opens! The buttons on the front (if you can actually see them, lol) aren't just for show! I really like this dress. But it's pretty close in the chest. I'm not sure if all of their close fitting tops/dresses are similar, but if they are and they aren't stretchy, you may have trouble wearing them if you're over 32in in the bust.
Also, it's short, lol. If you're taller than 5'4", you might want to get some shorts or add on another skirt underneath. It looks fine on me when I'm standing, but should I bend over, I'd be giving everyone a peek, lol.
The blouse has to be my absolute favorite. I wish I could wear it with everything! It's sheer, and I can wear it in so many different ways.
The tank top fits pretty well, which I was worried about that. The arm holes are pretty small though, but aren't uncomfortably positioned. It's really sheer too, for some reason. I have to wear a nude tank top under it, lol.
The T-shirt was another item I didn't think I would like, but once I coordinated it, it looked pretty good. I wish the neck was a little smaller though, but it's good for casual wear. Also, the back is sheer too! What's with all the sheer in the tops?
And while the beige skirt looks really nice, it just doesn't hang right on me. First off, my hips are 34 inches. Even though it has elastic around it, the way they sewed it, only the waist part stretched, and there was a weird seam that they overlocked in that kept it from actually stretching to fit. I could barely put it on! In the end, I think I broke a few threads just to get it to slip on, but even then, it just didn't look right on me, and I'm not sure why. I feel like it hangs like all of my other dresses.... I'm wondering if it's just that I haven't found a good way to coordinate it?
I also got a fuzzy bag with my trunk, though I have no idea what to do with it, lol.
Well, that was my Liz Lisa pack, but that's not all I got! Once I got the pack, I stopped by Target after work. Originally, the plan was to get a nice pair of skinny jeans, but I was in luck with all of the wonderful things they had, not only in their jeans section, but in their sale sections!
I love love love the light blue ones! They make my legs look amazing, and they go with all of my Liz Lisa stuff. Also, I can't believe they were long enough! Usually, I have to get the long versions of pants (if I'm lucky enough to find a brand that has those), or go a size up and wear a belt. But if I did that, it would defeat the purpose of skinny jeans, lol.
The shorts stole my heart though. The lace flower panels are just gorgeous! I can't wait until the temperature goes up a bit, so I could pair these up with some cute leggings.
I really only got the dark pair so that I could have another pair of jeans, lol. I can't just wear the light blue ones, I guess (even though they look so good!) I bought them in the same size and fit as the light blue, but for some reason, they're really tight! I don't particularly love them, but they were the best of the dark jeans that were there. I probably should have checked out Old Navy or something, lol.
Here come the sale items from Target. I guess they were for the autumn season, since these were 30% off. I thought they were maxi dresses, actually, until I tried them on and realized they were asymmetrical. They're really cute, and I just need some more blouses and some belts for them! When I finally get that receptionist job, I'm going to be so prepared!
Then, in mid April, I randomly stopped by Kohl's. I finally found a cute lace skirt! It fits well as its own skirt, and looks good under my baggy sweaters too! It's really soft and comfortable too~!
The second one is from Kohl's. It's absolutely cute, but I'm really paranoid about strapless dresses, lol. Still, it looks so good on me, I might be willing to take the risk, and I guess if it's just too much for me to worry about, I can wear a top under it. I want this to be my "little black dress". I'm glad I decided to try it out, because I almost walked past it since it was strapless!
Finally, the last one is the dress I bought from Amordress! It's really cute, but wide in the waist, so it has no shape on me (since I don't have hips, lol). I need to take it in a bit, and once I do, it'll be perfect! It's also strapless, lol. I can't stay away from strapless dresses or high heeled shoes....
Anyway, I'll be getting to work finishing up the next post~! Stay tuned!