Monday, February 29, 2016

Short Review!

Hi all! I've ordered from multiple times in the past and figured I'd do a short review of my general experiences ordering directly from Sanrio. Oftentimes, features products which I don't typically see anywhere else except for the Japanese Sanrio site . Sadly, while the Japanese Sanrio site features many more products and items marketed to adult fans, I haven't found anything to indicate that they ship internationally.

As usual, shipped my order out in a prompt fashion, about two days after I originally placed my order. I was kind of overly enthusiastic the day I got the package, so I forgot to take photos of the packaging itself. The items were well packaged in a brown box bound with thick tape reading Sanrio again and again. My only complaint for the shipping would the be price which for my roughly $40 package wound up being $10. That's a little steep, and I don't tend to see the site running free shipping events save for big holiday weekends.
Official stock photo

For my latest purchase, I grabbed a laptop bag. I've been looking for a laptop sleeve for my 13" Macbook Air for a while now but haven't been able to find an option that really suits me until now. The sleeve is a soft shade of pastel pink and lilac with a creme colored strap. I've been carrying it for a couple of weeks now and have found it to be really sturdy with no damage which is impressive as I tend to be clumsy/rough with anything I carry regularly. The main disadvantage is that the pouch isn't big enough to also hold the power cord well. I keep my power cord in a separate makeup bag in my messenger bag already, though, so that's not much of an issue for me.

I'd been alerted that the bag was available through one of's regular newsletters which profile what items are new or currently on sale. Their newsletters regularly feature deals where you get free items by entering promo codes at checkout. This time around, I entered the code TISSUEROLL to get a free Gudetama toilet paper roll. My husband is pretty obsessed with Gudetama, so I tend to grab any cute merchandise I see of the lazy little egg. The paper is really cute, and I of course don't see myself using it any time soon. xD

Gudetama little plush I got my husband for Christmas plus the toilet paper roll freebie

Cute print on the paper
Overall, is definitely a place I would recommend to order from. While the shipping is a bit steep, you can find really interesting items and promotional freebies to increase your cute character collection.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Bloomers Or No Bloomers?

Sleep shorts are typically cheaper and are often
decorated with cute patterns.

I always 100% endorse wearing some form of shorts beneath your dress, whether it be a pair of lacy bloomers or plain black short shorts. The wind is an unpredictable foe, and walking anywhere elevated risks exposing those on the lower level to what you're wearing under your coordinate.

However, do I think bloomers specifically are absolutely necessary? No. Wearing bloomers helps to contribute more with the lifestyle aspect of lolita and adds on another layer of frills with the detailing that so many lolitas admire.  However, bloomers are really specialized garments that can be replaced with other easier to obtain sport shorts or oftentimes soft and breathable sleep shorts. I never hesitate to use what I have clean on hand for beneath my coordinate.

The above post idea was originally from F Yeah Lolita's original list, Lolita 52 Challenge

Monday, February 15, 2016

Something That's Not My Style, But I Love Anyways

I've long admired ouji style from afar: the princely elements, the boyish charm, lolita elegance but with detailed trousers and vests. The style is very lovely, but I've actively avoided segmenting my closet into yet another Japanese street fashion. I'm also very unsure of how I'd look wearing the style, so I see ouji staying something that I admire but don't participate in for a long while to come.

The above post idea was originally from F Yeah Lolita's original list, Lolita 52 Challenge