So the day we've been waiting for is finally here! Both of my lucky packs have arrived (they came in on January 14th), and I've inspected and tried on everything! I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! I got a lot of lovely things that I'll definitely be wearing a lot for this and next winter (and a few things I'll be wearing in spring!). So spoiler alert, I was "lucky" indeed~
I used the shopping service Tenso. I signed up for both Liz Lisa and Axes Femme, and instead of putting in my address, I put in the Tenso designated address. There are plenty of tutorials that explain how to do it (including one on the Tenso website itself) so I won't go into it, but it's actually very easy to do. Then I just put in my credit card information. I knew it went through, because the website takes a small amount (like a penny) from your card to make sure that it's a real card. They cancel the transaction, and it's also a quick way to find out if your card properly went through as well, if you check your account on your bank's website (if you're able to). Now I'm able to buy whatever I want from these sites!
Oh, and a special note, if your bank is the type that stops the payment and sends you an e-mail/text or calls to confirm that you're the one doing this, you'll have to confirm the payment then re-purchace the item. It should go through after that! Since these were pre-orders, they didn't actually take any money until they shipped it towards the end of the month. It takes a little while for my bank to clear the payment (and I guess they charge a little fee to convert from yen to dollar), so don't be too worried if you pay for something, but the money is still there a few days later. Just make sure you don't spend the money until then!
But you're not here for ramblings about the shipping process, you just want some pretty clothes, right? So without further ado, let's get to the lovely things I got in my packs!
So let me start off by saying that the quality is great! Everything is nice and solid, and nothing feels cheap (even the little tote I got from Axes Femme).
Oh and for reference, my sizes are:
Bust: 33in (84cm)
Waist: 24in (61cm)
Hips: 35in (89cm)
Height: 5' 7.5" (171cm)
Everything fit great and nothing was tight at all. It's all extremely comfortable and soft, so it's great for everyday wear.
Liz Lisa Tote and Boston
I was actually surprised that I would actually like the bags in person! I thought they would just be too plain, and though they are still plain, in my hands, I like them a lot more. The boston is actually a three way: you can use it as a handbag, and shoulder bag, and it comes with an extra strap to make it into a backpack! Alright, let's get to the items inside, starting with the boston bag!
On to the tote! Surprise! The website showed that I would be getting something entirely different! In fact, the only thing I got that was the same was the makeup pouch. But it was a pleasant surprise, as I got some lovely things~! Also, this tote is huge. What do people use totes for? I feel like I can use this as an overnight bag.
Axes Femme Pack
Everything was stored in this cute box, and you can actually move the handle so it changes from luggage to drawer style. It's cardboard though, so don't try to use it as luggage, lol. I put Felicity in it, and she fits perfectly, even with her foam inserts from her original box! She now has a new home, and I'm really tempted to glue the foam to the box, lol. I mean, I guess it's not like I'll be using the box for anything else.
Short sleeve top
Tie neck top
Cowl neck top
|Sleeve and pocket detail|
And there you have it, my lovely lucky packs. I am so totally satisfied~!! I will definitely try my hand at both of them again next year (as insanely difficult as it was to get the AF one)!
So, what's a fashion blog without coordinates?? I've been a right dunce in that regard, so the next post will be some outfit shots! I need to get this blog back on track, lol.