My recent VENT order arrived!
I really love this dress! The design of the 'fake blouse' inside a jumper skirt is cute and easy to wear. I typically prefer to have dresses with a zipper opening (rather than having to pull it over my head), but this dress has plenty of elastic in the waistband and the buttons in the false top are functional so there's no problem there. The length of the dress is a lot better than I anticipated, and I really like how it looks paired with my Liz Lisa boots! I love this look so much that I finally took the plunge to wear my boots in Hawaii. I also wore the Liz Lisa beret with this outfit :)
Liz Lisa Navy jumper skirt
Liz Lisa White Basque beret with flowers
Tralala Quilted double belt bag in pink
It's a 3-way bag so it can be used as a handbag, shoulder bag or backpack. There are actually 2 straps included (my Ank Rouge handbag/backpack only came with one) and both straps have a lot of versatility in terms of length although I prefer my backpack straps to be a bit shorter than the minimum I'm allowed for this. I don't anticipate using it as a backpack very often though. This bag will probably spend most of it's time being used as a shoulder bag.
*will update with more pictures when I have better lighting*
Overall, I'm glad I made this order. I definitely didn't want to miss out on the navy jumper skirt, and I do actually like everything. I've already worn the dress once, and I see myself wearing it again this month with the beret as well.
In case you were wondering,
12/5 I place my order with VENT
12/6 VENT ships my order to Tenso
12/9 Tenso acknowledges receipt of my package
12/9 I pay Tenso (4700yen EMS + 980yen Service = 5680yen total)
12/10 Tenso ships my package
12/14 My package is delivered
Typically (all of my past 17 orders except for one), Tenso alerts me to my package's arrival the day after VENT ships it regardless of whether it's the weekend or not. Even if you took the weekend into account, although 12/9 was a Monday for me, at the time I received the email, it was Tuesday in Japan. I was at least expecting to get the email by 12/8 and was impatiently waiting that whole time because the sooner it ships, the less chance it has to arrive in Hawaii on a Friday or Saturday which prolongs the shipping process because customs and the post office don't work on certain days. That being said, the shipping was very fast this time with seemingly no delays, and since the attempted delivery was on a Saturday, I was able to receive the package rather than miss it like I usually do because I'm at work so I guess I shouldn't be complaining.
Regardless, I hope that this isn't going to be how Tenso is forever and that the slow processing is because of a busy season. I like Tenso because I can trust their service but also because I feel that they are fast(ish). If they're going to continue to take more than a couple days to process my incoming package, maybe I'll look for other alternatives...
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