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Jesters of the Moon Clown Hat Review

As mentioned in my post Lolita Wishlist, I talked about the Jesters of the Moon Clown Hat by Alice and the Pirates. As a lolita committed to the circus & carnival aesthetic, I absolutely had to have this hat. At first, I put off ordering it because it was still directly available for purchase online but when I checked online one day, it marked the hat as Sold Out. I immediately panicked, thinking I missed my chance, and posted about it in sales groups hoping someone would sell it to me secondhand. There, I got a tip that the BABY store in Sendai still had some on display. With that in mind, I first tried a shopping service to no success and then looked through BABY’s website for any information on how I might still order the hat.

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Source: BABYSSB Facebook

The interesting part about BABYSSB Overseas is that even when an object is “Sold Out” online, it’s entirely possible that stock might exist somewhere in a physical store location so they have a form set up where people can email them with a product order inquiry and they’ll check for the object. If it’s in stock, they’ll immediately fulfill the order. They don’t just check the stock, this inquiry can only be made with the intent to buy the item so people don’t just email them to constantly check.

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Order Guide in Japanese

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Order Guide Google Translated

I sent them an email on June 10. They responded back on June 12 to confirm my order! I was so excited that I was just a few days away from owning it! I made payment on the 12th. They confirmed they received my payment on the 14th. My hat was shipped on June 16th! A delivery attempt was made on June 20 and I officially picked it up from the post office on June 21.

Consensus?

 

This is the best thing I’ve ever bought!!! XD

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It’s so cute and fluffy and large~ All of the worries & concerns I had of it instantly vanished as soon as I put it on! I’m so glad I didn’t miss my opportunity to buy it!

They also sent me a very cute shopping bag with a pirate-themed illustration on it!

Because I’m new to lolita, there’s a lot of things that I’m unaware about, but apparently the hat had a lot of controversy when it was first announced due to the design being on the borderline of “costume,” as well as the price. But for me, I think it’s the perfect for an Over The Top lolita coordinate. I absolutely adore it and can’t wait to wear it out in a coordinate!

Thanks for reading!

 

Wunderwelt Review & Haul

Happy Sunday! Today, I will be doing a review of the website Wunderwelt!

Wunderwelt is a Japanese company that specializes in selling/buying secondhand lolita items, as well as being an official seller for various official and indie lolita brands. There was a few items I had been eyeing on the site more recently so I decided to go through with the order and see!

I ordered 5 items (technically 8 but some were sets):

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Alice and the Pirates Wooden Sole Shoes

 ¥4,990

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Alice and the Pirates Eternal Dream Starlight Parade OP & Bonnet in Green
¥31,488
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Prince Kokoro Gymnasium Ribbon Charms I, II, & III
¥8,890
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Innocent World Midnight Merry-Go-Round JSk in Navy & Gold
¥14,389
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Enchantlic Enchantilly Dolled up Ring – Crown (Queen)
¥1,800

Total: ¥61,057 + ¥900 shipping

Why I chose some of these items:

The Prince Kokoro ribbons had sold out during their reservation period this year and were priced 3400-3700 yen each respectively so seeing them all in a bundle like this at a reasonable price was hard to pass up.

With the wooden shoes, I’ve wanted to test out my foot sizing with Aatp more recently so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to add a nice staple to my wardrobe, while also seeing if I should resume ordering LL or L sizes in the future.

Eternal Dream Starlight Parade has been on my wishlist for a while but I was mostly into the Navy & Red colorway of it until I saw pictures of it being worn. Seeing the worn pictures, I wasn’t sure about the color anymore but still being in love with the cut, decided to try for green with this order. The best part is that the wunderwelt listed also included the matching bonnet for a completed set.

Midnight Merry-Go-Round was also on my wishlist but on the back-burner. With it being sold out on Innocent World’s website, I thought now would be the perfect time.

This ring is actually the only auction I’ve ever lost on lacemarket so far. So when I saw it was selling new on Wunderwelt’s Fleur website for a comparable price to the one in the auction, I had to add it to my shopping cart.

After ordering:

Wunderwelt has this cool promotion for international buyers. 5000 yen off all overs over 50000 which can be a lot, but in my particular instance, buying two dresses and a pair of shoes, it came as a lifesavers. What would have been 5900 yen in shipping costs, was reduced to a mere 900 yen.

Order placed on: 06/10/16

Shipping estimate received on: 06/12/16

Order shipped by EMS on: 06/14/16

Order received: 06/17/16

Overall I’m very impressed with how fast everything went! Around a full week turnaround in regards to ordering, getting the confirmation, and then actually having my items in hand.

Opening:

The box was reasonably sized and well packaged to keep everything from being damaged during transport.

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The shoes were discounted the way they were because of the various scuffs but my lolita secret is Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! I little water & buffing and I was able to remove all the scuffs like brand new. Absolutely worth it.

The ring is brand new and so lovely, it’s perfect. The bows are in wonderful condition, I especially like the detailing in the ribbon.

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The Midnight Merry-Go-Round also arrived in wonderful condition.

As for Eternal Starlight, this dress is absolutely gorgeous. I didn’t realize that the fabric had built in glitter & shine. I was really hesitant about the color because green is just not normally a color I wear but I love the silky emerald of this dress.

Overall, I can fully recommend Wunderwelt as a solid resource for lolita secondhand & new items. The prices are competitive, the item conditions are thoroughly described, and the turn around is very quick. At the time of this writing, I’m already looking forward to my next order!

Until next time!

 

Carousel! Japanese Geta

Hi everyone! Time for another edition of Carousel! This week I talk about some of my recent finds & deals!

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Sailor Moon Gachapan Compacts – $26

I’m definitely a Sailor Moon fan as it was one of the first anime I ever watched as a child! I love the compact designs and recently bought one of them but was surprised to see a full set of them going on the anime circlly! I had to take them up and I can’t wait to display them!

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Japanese Geta – $6

Now this has me completely put through a loop. While thrift shopping, I found a pair of authentic Japanese geta. The sticker on the bottom reads “Tokyo!” Finding this was such a shock, someone had to have purchased these in Japan (or ordered them from Japan) gotten tired of them and donated them at the Goodwill right next to my apartment. It’s so funny how items travel!

Lacemarket finds!

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Yidhra Alice Dream of the Key Tights / Daylight – $7

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Black crown headband – $4

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Photo credit: French_Navy on egl circlly

Korilakkuma and Sentimental Circus mini bags – $7

2 lolita staples and 2 fashion accessories for less than $20~ All a great addition to my wardrobe!

Thrifting doesn’t get talked about nearly enough in regards to how much of a good activity it can be, not just for lolita, but for fashion in general and even home stuff. I regularly make it a point to thrift at least once a month. It satisfies my desire to shop without breaking the bank and I find unique stuff I might not have otherwise!

I hope you enjoyed this Carousel entry!

‘Til next time!

Carousel! Angelic Pretty for $5?

Heyo! Happy Sunday!

Before my blog restart, I had written two haul posts about recent purchases that I either thrifted or found on sale. In the spirit of reorganizing, I’ve decided to name these posts: Carousel! Shopping often and affordably can always feel like a merry-go-round so I thought it was an appropriate title!

All posts marked with this will talk about recent cool finds (and deals) I’ve purchased recently be it online or in a store and how much I spent on each item.

Swimmer 3DS XL Case$13

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Source: SWIMMER

I play my 3DS pretty often and have been dying to upgrade to a New 3DS XL for a while and this case might finally be the thing that pushes me to do so ❤

Angelic Pretty sugar fairy cake bowl mint$15

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Source: kittycarousel on egl circcly

Almost all of the dishware I own is thrifted/vintage so what I really like is collecting unique pieces of dishware. This bowl is an absolute joy to have and it matches several of the cups I already own.

Set of 3 Vintage mime clown woman circus pinbacks. 3″ & 2.5″ pin buttons. $13

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Source: LiveToLiveVintage on etsy

As soon as I saw these, I had to buy them! I think they would look perfect as an accessory for some circus-themed lolita coordinates. I personally already have a mid-sized pin collection and these make a nice addition to my button collection.

Angelic Pretty Love Decoration Heels – Size L$5

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Source: buttcape on egl circcly

Now this has to be one of the proudest purchases I’ve ever made! Angelic Pretty shoes that I can easily repair? Absolutely!

Lolita accessories set with headbows, bow and Metamorphose collar$10

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Source: Sunburndoll on egl circcly

This was a really good set and I was particularly eyeing the the Metamorphose collar. I even made a nice outfit with it already~

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Ultimately there was a lot of lacemarket stalking & etsy browsing done to find these but I’m super glad about all of them. The collar set and Angelic Pretty shoes were found thanks to the price organizer on lacemarket by allowing me to arrange listings in order from lowest price and just browse through.
The catch of the Angelic Pretty shoes being $5 resulted in the damages to the shoes. There are some scratches here and there and the heels are pulling out of the cork and as a result, the price reflects this. It’s important to be wary about damages regarding anything bought and ensuring that the price always reflects this. To me, whether or not I could repair them does not remove the value from them still being wearable as-is and that was something I definitely took into consideration.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this Carousel tidbit! ‘Til next week!

Nostaglic Haul

Hi all! It’s been a while! School has had me so busy, now that it’s summer, I’m looking forward to taking up my hobby again! 😀

My latest haul was a small but good one!

I first found some items for my mom because she’s a huge Mickey Mouse/Disney fan

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A travel mug from Disney World and a wallet! The wallet was completely unused 😀

I found this cute little Care Bear pillow for myself 🙂

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Much needed stationary featuring Looney Toons characters!

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For clothes, I found the most amazing shorts! They’re so comfy with an elastic band and the pattern is superb!

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The last thing I got was a swimsuit! I’m usually skeptical of buying used swimsuits from thrift stores but this one I absolutely could not resist!

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The pattern is gorgeous!

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Overall, a very nostalgic haul be it childhood things or vintage clothes 🙂

Can’t wait til next time!

First haul of the Year! Hello Kitty Galore!

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share my first haul of 2015. Surprisingly enough, it occurred in a Walgreens. Those after Christmas sales are always, 100% a sure fired way to land some items for cheap!

So let’s get started! I took a quick trip to Walgreens with my mom because I was feeling under the weather. (Whenever I’m home, my allergies to my cats acts up. They’re still so cute though ;v;)

Christmas sale 80-90% off

Fantastic!

I found this lovely Hello Kitty ring!

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It glows!

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Hello Kitty tumbler!

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Also lights up! 😀

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I found this lovely silver metallic coin purse!

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Need chapstick for cold weather~

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Got some neutral holiday ribbon to for crafting!

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And to top it off, a metallic pink makeup bag!

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I also managed to grab two boxes of my medicine and a giftbox with 18 of my mom’s favorite chocolates: Ferrero Rocher!

All in all, my total was:

$17.74!

A good start to the year!