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After saving up for a while I finally bought my dream dress. Also got some RHSes since ones in my size showed up secondhand for a decent price.
shidding and farding my way to the post office. im so impatient for these items to get here i feel like its literally giving me gastrointestinal distress>>10747101congrats on snagging those shoes!
Just received the headbow, so I'm cheating a bit, but it's too cute not to include
I've just paid the shipping fee for some of them like a few minutes ago
Got my childhood DD, the first dress I ever fell in love with.
>>10747170Congrats anon, it's beautiful!
>>10747170That’s incredible, congrats anon! Beautiful taste.
ah, the pain of paying for dhl all of a sudden, who can relate
Received my very first rococo bouquet print this week!
>>10747170Damn. This in purple though
>>10747156Cute hat anon, where did you grab it from?
>>10747425Fuck off dude
>>10747459Valid, this board is full of asshats. I would genuinely like to know though. If you have a good source for classic hats that isn’t Taobao I’m all ears, thank you kindly.
>>10747470AYRT, I was replying to a different post. Try Faerybirdtale, Sylvia Quaint, corgicorgi, anonhat, UF, Morun x Muuna Stoik.
>>10747472Oh my apologies, I’m distracted with work. Thank you for these brands! I’ve heard of a few of these, but some are new to me. Hopefully I can find something understated so that I feel comfortable wearing it about town.
>>10747389Congrats anon! Hope you got a good deal for it!
The VW stuff isn’t really jfashion, especially the shoes, but I splurged on them because I can see myself wearing them all the time. They’ll look cute with simple otome outfits and also at the office. Also a couple simple dresses for spring. I think I’ll swap out the red ribbon on the bottom dress for a pink one.
>>10747604>I think I’ll swap out the red ribbon on the bottom dress for a pink one.why?
>>10747613To give more of a spring feel. The red ribbon feels more autumn to me.
>>10747621that's really stupid, especially considering the red on the print. but you're probably ugly so it doesn't really matter anyway.
>>10747623Who shat in your corn flakes?
>>10747623And I don't care for when things are too matchy matchy. Whether I'm ugly or not is irrelevant.
>>10747628>doesn't care for matchy matchy>is going to change the ribbon to the same color as the dressHmm...Nta but you seem kinda retarded.
>>10747636mail thread isn't sale thread, dumbass pedo namefag
>>10747604sauce on the shoes?
>>10747636did you forget your trip, retard?
>>10747457It was being sold as a set with the coat! Got them both on fril for very cheap, because they were untagged. I'm hoping I don't look ridiculous wearing this hat, it is pretty cute
>>10747649Forgot to say, since I think this >>10747470 was addressing me as well - it's 2001 Baby
>>10747640Nayrt but they're VW
>>10747655Holy fuck I'm blind. Thanks, anon!
>>10747156that hat is very cute
>mail says stuck in customs>get a leaflet saying i should get my mail from the local PD.. 5 days later... which was sent 5 days ago... which was stuck somewhere and a roomate probably found somewhere and gave me>the online status still says its stuck in customs>if either the landlord or roomate didnt give me this leaflet(stuck it under my bedroom door) id still be thinking the package is in customs and would have been shipped back to asia 2 weeks laterFUCK ROYAL MAIL YOU PIECES OF SHITFUCK ROYAL MAIL YOU PIECES OF SHITFUCK ROYAL MAIL YOU PIECES OF SHIT
>>10747704>not watching your tracking like a hawk and having multiple forms of alerts for every packagecome on...
It's annoying if they insist on delivering it to your door. I'd strongly prefer to pick it up from a pick up point.But there's a chance I just missed the option to change delivery method the last time, so I'll look carefully if I end up using something similar another time.
>>10747741Are you stupid? She said the tracking says it’s still in customs
>>10751498no, she said it went back to customs because she missed the delivery.
>>10751499No, there was no update online
getting my first baby pieces and i’m so excited!!! i also got some basic bodyline blouses to round out my closet and red tea parties :)
>>10751499Read it again. She was checking tracking and it said it was in customs, but then she got a notice to go pick it up at the post office. And said that if she hadn’t gotten the notice in time and gone to pick it up, it would get sent back. She is pissed because the tracking didn’t update from being in customs and her roommate took several days to give her the notice.
>>10751536Wow, these would make a gorgeous closet! You're going to be a great Lolita
>>10751536very good taste
>>10751536Good taste! You should invest in some solid color headbows too!
Should be arriving today, so excited!
>>10751656Lucky, this set is a dd of mine! How much did you get it for?
haven't been seeing anything in the secondhand lolita market i've liked in a good while so i'm focusing on stuff for my non-lolita wardrobe
>>10747156I didn't need another coat, but I sure wanted it>>10751536Love that Hawase JSK, I own the OP from this release and it's the most flattering shade of pink ever. Have fun wearing the fashion!>>10751656So cute, old school Meta florals are the best
Don't die on me, thread.
I went nuts. Got a new job where the salary is 4x that of my previous job, so I just went on a fucking spree. I love shitty Taobao painting print dresses, fight me. I also bought a bunch of old Catherine Cottage stuff which will be interesting as some of it is youth sizing (150/160)Green stars arrived already. I don't think I will ever buy from DarkBox again, I have wanted this dress for literal years and I finally get it, and it made of the shittiest thin material and construction is super average and that has been the same with previous DarkBox dresses I have had too which is really disappointing as its reasonably expensive for a Taobao brand.I think the Peter Rabbit stuff is supposed to ship soon, so hopefully thats not godawful.
>>10756366 good for you !! That's a whole wardrobe...
>>10756366Where are the shoes from anon?
>>10756368Ugh yeah, hopefully it fits in my wardrobe.. didn't really think about that part.>>10756411Heres the link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z09.2.0.0.463d2e8dgzE3IE&id=668442327940&_u=r208vds0becfThey're on deposit, so this is the tail end, but last time there were left overs, so there may be some available at the end.
>>10756366where's the black capelet from?
>>10756366If you bought the corset from lacemade, good taste anon. It's my favorite not handmade corset right now. Also BERY good taste on the VM JSK.
>>10756441>Very My autocorrect remembers my all caps sessions I'm so sorry.
>>10756437I bought it on Xianyu, but I think its from Surface Spell. Sorry, I'm not sure if its one thats still currently available though?>>10756441Yes I did! I was wondering what the quality would be like before I go in and just buy everything, but I am so excited to hear its good. Sadly, its been stuck in Shanghai since the lockdown though, so unfortunately there's no estimate as to when it will ship. But I'm hoping they will make one in black, I settled and got that cheap black one from Ali but all of Lacemades ones are so beautiful and would much prefer something from them. (but if you have any recs/ links for handmade ones I would be very interested!)
>>10756366So mad I slept on this stupid Peter Rabbit release. Hoping there will be left over stock for purchase after the reservations get sent out
I hate how Fedex forces me to stay at home all day waiting for my package to be delivered. The other shipping companies offer pickup point, why can't they?
>>10759843I hate hate hate FedEx. I finally got an update from them, turns out they won't deliver my package until tomorrow. First they force me to waste a full day, then they force me to waste another day, just waiting for them. And from their tracking, it also looks like they've had it ready for delivery at their storage facility for a few days but they just didn't deliver it because they wanted to wait.I hate them so much.
I may have been locked out of my apartment, but it put me browsing on my phone at just the right time to reserve a Usakumya rucksack.
>>10760267God was on your side today.
My recent VW purchases, excited to finally have a pair of RHS! They're less comfortable than the Bodyline replicas and a lot more narrow, but I'd rather have a good quality shoe that will last me the better part of a decade. The earrings were traded for a Vivienne perfume I never used, pretty happy about that as well.
>>10759898I should give an update, FedEx may not be as bad as I thought. Everything they say online is just pure lies, but if you ignore that, I think they may do it in a way that's okay. You just have to remember that all their information is incorrect, and how it works from the last time, and they may be okay.That still sucks though.
>be me>gonna do a tyler durden cosplay>buy fight club soap>need the red glasses>see product on etsy with glasses at the focal point of the product image>doesn't read what the actual product is>buys it>mail day>open everything>got my soap>next package>also soap... >can't return itI just wasted 15 dollars on soap I already have because I'm a dumbest who can't read
I am especially excited for the Moitie blouse!
>>10762700Which shoes are those? Other than the RHS obv
>>10770787What headbow is that?
>>10770953Antique Beast Maid Ribbon Headdress
>>10747098Impulse bought my first goth coord, still debating headdress options.
>>10770993Gonna be honest not the best first coord choices
>>10770994I am open to suggestions. I like Miotie but have never attempted to piece together anything.
>>10770998Check wunderwelt fleur for actual moitie. You can get almost a full coord just off there, and then look on Atelier Pierrot for things you couldn't find off WW. This stuff you got looks nothing like moitie I'm sorry to say. Those shoes are cosplay meme shoes, try any of picrel. Imo it's a good idea to start with the "traditional" lolita coord if you can just to make things easier, aka something like solid black JSK, black or white blouse with a high neck or peter pan collar, black headbow or rectangle headdress, solid black or white OTKs, black heels. Items that would fit those criteria are all in stock on WW and AtePie. It sounds boring but boring is good for your first coord.A lot of newbies will go "ooh pretty!" at the first dress that catches their eye and nowadays that tends to be really OTT/overdesigned taobao, and they can only really be coorded a few ways (and even then these dresses tend to be hard to coord well even for experienced lolitas). Maximum wearability is priority when you're first starting out. I definitely fell into that trap when I was first starting out and I ended up selling everything I first got because I never ended up wearing them "as clothes" I just got them for the novelty.
Mostly just filler stuff, was going to get some RHS, but it's $80 + bc of my BIG feet OTL
I'm losing hope. I preordered Juliet et Justine in the literal year of 2019, which of course got trapped in covid. they offered me to update to better shipping now that they started sending out the backlog. I didn't take it... The package was supposedly sent on April 2nd, but no updates whatsoever. How fucked am I?I think I'm looking to confirm my fears so that I can forget about my silly bag.
>>10770952They're the VW x Melissa heart buckle mary janes
Really looking forward to these!JSK is part of a small taobao order (not including one straw hat, and some other misc stuff). I'm curious to see what the embroidery looks like. I happened to find it while randomly search through lolibrary, and luckily enough they still had stock. Wasn't my first choice colourway and I also don't own anything green but I have lots of neutral accessories,esp in cream, that I shouldn't have trouble pairing it. The skirt is AatP from CC, I also ordered some axes femme cutsews for the summer since they don't affect shipping cost much and are super comfy. I've also been selling off a bunch of lolita which means figuring out the postal system. I've only been in the US for a couple of years and don't have much experience with it, but so far I really love USPS. I was so intimidated but shipping flat rate takes all the guesswork out of it and I can have the packages picked up so I don't even need to leave the house. I sound like an an lmao. But I finally understand why so many people on LM refuse to ship outside the US lol, it really couldn't be any simpler to ship domestic.
>>10772980LOL shit taste
>>10770993Absolutely awful. Can’t wait to see this in the ita thread!
>>10772699Did you have it sent by surface mail? If so I wouldn’t worry yet. I use surface all the time - before covid it took about 2 months to the UK, but recently it’s been 3~4 months on average. Nothing’s ever been lost, sometimes arrives a bit squished though lel
>>10756366i have that catherine cottage black x white OP but the short sleeved version (160cm), it's a very good material and the torchon lace is very pretty :] not much room in the waist and bust though just a heads up. what a haul anon
>>10756366Idk about Dark Box, but Ecailles de Lune (which used to be a Krad Lanrette's counterpart, then split away and Krad created Dark Box instead) is actually so lovely. I have their Forest of Pipe Organ JSK and the colour is nice, print is crisp, and construction is clean. I don't wear a lot of gothic but I love that dress so much.
>>10773581I agree! I love all of the Ecailles de Lune stuff (also did own Pipe Organ years back!) and agree their quality is great! Dark Box on the other hand I have found all of their designs to be very simple construction wise and they always choose really thin materials that don't really reflect their price point (by Taobao standard) They look good in photos, but theyre just not that great compared to other brands on that same standard.>>10773556Oh, it all arrived already. Sadly I am too fat for the youth Catherine Cottage stuff, the long sleeve one beside the blue JSK turned out to be a 140 and even with the stretch of the fabric it wasn't happening HAHAH I am really sad about the black OP though cos the quality was great! The cotton was soooo nice and thick! Sadly it sat at the widest part of my ribs and ended up being mid thigh on me, I did think about modifying it to make it longer, but its too pretty to ruin. Their quality was all over the place though, that OP and the cutsew were great, the black skirt is made of literal plastic like about 0.01 of a single molecule away from being 100% water resistant plastic, the other long sleeve OP was a really shitty velvet, the blue JSK was also quite plasticy and the floral white one is nice but very thin. But oh well, none of them were more than ¥2000 so not a big deal, but Im very surprised how much it varied.
Excited for the babushka, I've always liked the ones from Moonrise Theatre so I'm happy to have nabbed this one.
What's the best/cheapest way to ship (by air) large, heavy parcels from Japan to the US right now? I don't live in the states and need to forward an SS package to a friend. I've made the mistake of choosing shipping options that go by volumetric weight instead of actual weight before and ended up paying a lot more for it.
>>10773969Mine (offbrand) always slip down. Any tips on securing it? Should I just sew in a comb?
>>10772980Goddamn it I love that dress. Green is underrepresented.
>>10772575You were really convinced by that troll in Lolita General to buy this dress?
>>10774700Have you tried alligator clips?
>>10774727?? It's from Maxicimam? Lmao link to what you're talking about
>>10774727That dress is cute, fuck off
working on my first coord + magazine collection. probably not going to use that blouse though and get a baby blouse instead. just need to find the right socks and various accessories and will hopefully be ready
Working on building a capsule wardrobe from basically nothing. Fingers crossed I get the black or blue bat necklace... I think the white and gold ones look awful.
>>10779182good taste! those meta socks are an amazing staple, I ended up getting them in every color bc they match everything lol
>>10779189thank you! I'm really excited for everything to come in.
>>10779182What do you plan to do for a blouse?>>10774821Love the dress and shoes
I bought two lightsaber toys over a Chinese website (Shopee) and I'm hit with the usual anxiety. Six days ago it says it left Shenzhen... It won't probably get tracking until it gets in my country, and it may end up getting caught by customs clearance. At least it was cheap enough ($55 USD)I hate this anxiety.
>>10779263I have this Amastacia blouse in black and in white. I really love the simplicity (I'm trying to make a few coords for daily wear), but I was told that it wasn't appropriate because the pointed collar would clash with the neckline. I'm going to try it out anyway and see how I feel.
>>10779459That will look bad tho
>>10779655Ok. What about something with a high neck?
>>10779459>>10779657AYART, I do neither gothic nor oldschool, so I can't really speak with confidence. But pointed collars are pretty common in gothic. Of course, there's definitely the risk of looking like you stole your dad's suit shirt if the proportions & details are off. I don't really see what they mean by "clash" when your JSK neckline is so simple and unadorned. High necks are pretty safe in my preference, but depends on the details.
>>10779954The one you posted, even tho I hate it, is still better than the on op has. This one is quite obviously looks like bat wings, so it can be styled gothic, that one is just plain pointed collar.>>10779459I think the problem with this shirt isn’t really the collar, but how plain and minimalistic it is. Compared to the rest of your stuff it doesn’t have any lace, frills and decorations, which isn’t a bad thing per se, but it would probably clash and stand out in coords. Even if you compare it to the one anon posted, notice how your jsk is bell shaped and the overall feel is less minimalistic and “sturdy” than the moitie jsk. If you want a coherent capsule, you should probably check if all the pieces can be styled without clashing, because that blouse probably could work if you tried really hard, but it would probably be more trouble than necessary.
>>10780224>even tho I hate it,That's Moitie.
Trying to finally piece together a coord after years of lurking. I'm from Russia so I basically can't order any brand because Japan's cancelled all shipping to the country. I'm thinking of getting this OP from a Taobao shop. Is it too bad or?
>>10780487Yes it is bad. You should look for your local indie brands or 2ndhand sales within your country.
>>10773035It arrived today! 90 days in transit, via boat! The box even had a sticker with the name of the ship that shipped it, and I'm so happy to know it. Thank you for comforting me in my time of need, even if I didn't reply back then.
>>10780487Don’t do it anon. Russia has some nice indie brands you can look into like Kaneko and Shiroi Tsubasa.
>>10780565>Shiroi TsubasaDon't support this middle aged incel scrote with a god complex
>>10780565I'm well aware of both, and I'm definitely not going to buy anything from Shiroi Tsubasa. The guy who owns it is an unironic racist and anti-feminist, I really don't want to support someone with views like that. As for Kaneko, none of the pieces they currently have in store suit my taste very well.
>>10780606He shit on me for buying this iconic Baby OP, which was my dream dress. I don't know why I expected a scrote to even know what good taste looks like, just because he inserted himself into the comm. I'm glad I never ended up giving him any of my hard-earned cash, his views on Ukraine are even more unhinged than the rest of his beliefs.
>>10780696Yeah, he seems like a really shitty person in general.
>>10780606Oh I'm sad to learn this, I wanted to commission something someday. Oh well
>>10780724You likely wouldn't have been able to anyway, since his main Etsy store is basically defunct now because of the sanctions, making any and all transactions between Russia and most Western countries impossible. He said on his tumblr blog that he's now accepting payments in crypto, lol.
>>10780291Yeah, you can hate a piece even if it's burando, shocking.
that drop on CC was kind of epic, crossed off two wishlist items for awesome prices! did anyone else get anything?
finally got my DD after literal years of wanting it! so excited for it to come
>>10787261Ooh nice one anon, I have the skirt in mint. The red is known to run, so you'll want to spot test before washing and use want ice cold water.
>>10787261That piece has been sitting on LM for months. Were you just broke until now?
>>10787295the one on lm is the halter neck iirc.
>>10787289thanks for letting me know. ive heard horror stories of dresses being ruined in the wash
>>10787305It sold very recently so assume anon bought that one since the price had been dropped a lot after sitting forever.
I got my last Tenso parcel sent via surface mail because Japan Post still weren't shipping to the UK, but shipping has resumed now and my parcel has been sitting in the port for a month. Why didn't I just pay extra for DHL or wait for EMS to resume?
>>10787404Stay strong anon, I'm at 218 days of waiting for my surface mail parcels and counting
>>10787404I waited for surface mail twice during COVID, once with my SS and once when BABY JP shipped stuff to SF and after that I vowed never again because I don't have the patience. I was also anxious of damage or mold rearing its head from the long journey
>>10787255It was a chocolate lover's paradise! Here's what I got!
>>10787430u bitch, it was mine!
>>10787430nice anon, that melty chocolate jsk is great. if you're looking for accessories check out fril and mercari, I've def seen a couple sellers selling metly chocolate accessories.
Made a good amount vending at the last few cons and had some bonuses at work. Got a few wishlist items for a good price on Mercari. I decided to replace a lot of stuff in my wardrobe that's worn out or still hanging around long (way too long) after the need for loliables.
>>10788885Sauce on this heart knit cardigan?
>>10788905All the cardigans and blouses are from MIST (shop226777881.taobao) except the lavender bolero. That's from Little Dipper
Should be arriving this week. It's a bit too hot for the jacket right now, but I'm really excited for the shoes.
I have spent too much money on honey cake accessories
>>10789427why do people buy the ugliest clay accessories? anyone using those polymer clay stick fruits should be shot.
>>10789427that bracelet is fucking hideous anon
>>10789492Aww I think it's cute, what don't you like about it? Honestly I think the official merch looks worseAlso you're probably gonna hate the hat I got for it
>>10787289>>10787315If it helps, I've never had a problem washing pieces that bleed with color catcher sheets in cold water. Congratulations on the dress anon!
>>10789545this shit looks so ugly and cheap.
>>10789545the bracelet you bought is made with a child's sweets deco kit from daiso and cheap clay. lucky for you it will break quickly so you don't have to embarrass yourself too long.
>>10789545>Aww I think it's cute, what don't you like about it?What I don't like about the bracelet in particular:The "syrup" just makes it look dirty instead of using the stylized syrup blobs like your pancake hat.Nothing is proportional. The pancake would have to be huge for the kiwis, bananas, and strawberries to be that size on it. The pancake would have to be GINORMOUS for an entire apple slice on it. So it's not just fruit:pancake size, the fruit:fruit size is off. This says a blueberry, a banana slice and an entire apple are all the same width.The pancake is just a thin cardboard-like circle, not the a recognizable thick pancake with light colored sides and spotted golden tops/bottoms.The jump rings are flimsy and will absolutely snap immediately.I can see hot glue threads, which is an oversight, and will also mean these charms will pop off.
>>10789627those fruit slices are the worst thing about it. they're mass produced garbage, and they don't match the scale of anything.
>>10789545Wow, you're really insistent on looking tacky and cheap, aren't you? You just see any fucking pancake and buy it. Absolute ita
Anyone else reserve baby's velveteen series? Which pieces?
I was on vacation when DHL were to deliver something and it's such a bother, they only keep it for one week before they return it sender, but it looks like I may be able to sort it out by talking by mail, but it's such a bother. Why can't they keep it for a little bit longer before they return it to sender. Or even give me information about how long they keep it BEFORE I have to make my final decision about delivery, rather than after.
>>10789804the black velveteen lace frill jsk
>>10789545I think this is cute honestly. you go, anon.
Keeping the thread alive one bad decision at a time>>10751656We're twins!
Just did some shopping, except for the old school meta dress which has been a whole thing since April because the seller kept getting sick (hopefully I can get it soonish? Pray for me gulls)
>>10796221April?? I'd give up hope and ask for a refund at this point, but I hope you'll get the dress soon
My shopping service just sent me the tracking number, so it'll be a while before it gets here. Can hardly wait though!
The pink colorway of this fabric, I'm making pillows. Also I have an addiction to buying swimmer items so I purchased the swimmer "daily goods", "stationery", and "adult" lucky bags. I would be happy to post the contents once they arrive if anyone is curious