Weekly Quote

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Harriet Tubman

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pride & Petticoats: Regency Era & Lolita Fashion

I watched Pride & Prejudice a few nights ago, the version with Keira Knightley as well as the version with the dashing Colin Firth! I have grown to love Regency fashion quite after watching these films and reading Jane Austen's novels.  Much of my great disdain for it was caused by my long time admiration for Late Baroque and Rococo fashions, specifically that of France.  Though, that will always be my favorite, Regency is coming to a close second. In this post, there is Regency fashion, empire waists, Lizzy Bennet's Classic coordinate, and bonnets, lots of bonnets!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

First Brand purchase - Dream Dress #1

My dream dress #1 has arrived! It's a BTSSB Ribbon Princess Drop JSK and I believe it may be one of the rereleases. The beauty of it is not only is it my dream dress but it is my first Brand purchase (secondhand)!

I wish I could personally hug the young lady who sold it to me, because this dress is everything I dreamed it would be and more! The detail, quality, and REAL POCKETS - even if they are small, are so lovely.

I own a Bodyline JSK along with this BABY one and honestly, I love both. Yes, there is a difference in quality but they still make me feel amazing and beautiful. I don't entirely relate or understand the nature of Brand elitism but I admire the fashion of every designer, whether it's Brand or Off Brand. At the end of the day it's about the lolita and how she feels wearing it.

So for me, the beauty of Lolita is not centered around what Brand a dress is but how I feel when I wear it :), because even the sweetest Off-Brand coordinate can be just as beautiful as a full Brand coordinate!

*Blouse and Bow: Bodyline

Friday, May 4, 2012

First Bodyline Order - Review

My first lolita purchase arrived yesterday! It was a small but nevertheless grand order from Bodyline. I picked up my package from the post office because I missed the postman yesterday when he delivered it.

Here is the review - it is in depth and I took many photos with my point and shoot camera. The pictures came out fine, but for future reviews, I will be using my DSLR. The review will break down the whole experience from ordering to the "opening" of the items.

Order Notes:
  • I chose EMS over Airmail because I needed these items by a specific date.
  • I ordered 3 items.
  • Purchased through Bodyline's website.
  • I'm 5'4, bust 36/38C and 32inch waist, my skin complexion is tan.
Purchase date: April 27 

JSK - L329 in Pink - Size 2L - Link
Blouse - L075 in WH (white) - Size 2L - Link
Shoes - Shoes259 in epik (patten pleather pink) - Size 25.5 - Link

Order and Shipping:
Once I completed the shopping cart process and paid for the order (Paypal), I received an confirmation email with my order and the EMS tracking number. The number did not "work" until 2 business days which was exactly as stated by Bodyline in the confirmation email.  The items arrived 4 business days after the order was placed. As I've experienced with many EMS packages, the shipment was fast and tracking was reliable.

Packaging and Handling:
I have seen many Bodyline packages shipped in the solid grey plastic bag - regardless if the shipping was Airmail or EMS.  However, the bag was a standard shipping bag that was secure and strong.  

The blouse and JSK were shipped inside their brand new Bodyline bags. They were both folded very nicely inside the bag.  There was no sent or odor, loose threads, or anything "extra" that came with them.

The shoes were not in a box nor in their own plastic bag. They did have the tissue paper and shoe "sticks" to keep their shape, plus they were wrapped in tissue paper. They arrived in fantastic condition and I am grateful despite them not being in their own bag or box.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Good morning! I just finished the template design, showcasing my favorite Sanrio characters: Little Twin Stars. I like the way it looks and I may change it later, but for now it will do. There are other links and content I want to add as the blog grows. I am very excited to start blogging and I'm at a very good place in my life and with myself so I feel the time is right. :) !

Live long and prosper