Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tokyo Kawaii Life Orders 3 & 4 - Liz Lisa Lace flared skirt, Gingham off-shoulder OP, Border lace docking OP, Rose embroidery lace OP, Ruffle ribbon large handbag, Mermaid OP, Gingham floral towel

All May I was hemming and hawing about not buying Liz Lisa and saving money, anticipating that there would be a great sale near the beginning of June like there was last year! I'm glad I saved a bit and didn't purchase anything during the previous sales because this is (one of the sales) I was waiting for - 50% off and the items included were some of the newer stock that had never been on sale before!

First order (TKL order 3)
Lace flared skirt in navy (141-4023-0)
I was waiting for this skirt to go on sale for FOREVER. The retail price is somewhat high in my opinion compared to what prices were a year ago for skirts, and I just couldn't bring myself to pay full price or even the 20-30% off prices. Thankfully (although somewhat not surprisingly given the price), it was still in stock in navy during the 50% sale, and now I have the set up that I want as pictured in the stock photo! I've been really wanting to try this silhouette they've been creating with a lot of the pieces for spring/summer 2014, but I was only willing to try it with pieces that they've already shown for it to work with lol. Besides, the lace detailing on the skirt is so cute and feminine despite the darker color and matches with the lace sleeves of the top!
Great fit for this skirt. I love the details and the deep navy color.

Gingham off-shoulder OP in blue (141-6062-0)
When this dress was first released over a month ago, I liked it but I wasn't "full-price-sure" about it.
 It was featured pretty heavily on shop staff in a lot of the shop blogs, and before I knew it, it was already sold out at full price in both colors. I was really happy when they re-released it with an additional red color option earlier this month and was especially glad to find it in stock and on sale so I snagged it in blue. I definitely wanted to get at least one item from the gingham/check trend for SS14.
 It's a teeeeeeny bit big on me, but not unwearable. Also needs to be ironed lol!

Border lace "docking" OP in pink (141-6069-0)
I was totally in love with this dress when I first saw the blog photos. I think I'm just a huge fan of off the shoulder necklines and I really liked the silhouette and shape of the dress. I'm glad it's an OP and not two pieces that I'd have to buy separately lol. Went back and forth about getting blue, but decided on pink because it felt more appropriate for the season. Also trying to bump up my pink side of my wardrobe, haha.
 Definitely needs to be ironed lol, but I super love it! Great fit and the material is not as heavy as I thought it would be! If I see it on sale in blue later, I would definitely be tempted to get it.

Rose embroidery lace OP in pink (141-6061-0)
This was another dress I was following on the shop blogs from wayyy back that was featured quite a bit.
It was only in stock in pink, but I didn't really have a preference for color (liking both) so only having one choice made my decision a lot easier lol. This dress is just so girly and feminine with the lace and the detailing around the collar, and the rose motif and neckline accent was another big push of this season (as seen on at least 4 other tops) which I hadn't taken part in yet, haha.
Cute! No surprises here. Basically as pictured :)

 Ruffle ribbon large handbag in pink (141-9410-0)
I loved a lot of the handbags that Liz Lisa released in early spring but convinced myself that I didn't need any more purses! This was the only one left in stock (and only in pink) during the sale, and I hesitated for only a second before adding it to my cart. 50% off a full size purse is just too good of a deal to pass up for me lol, even if I already have two pink purses and Samantha Thavasa is so easily accessed now...The good thing about the color of Liz Lisa accessories is that they just match so well with other Liz Lisa items in the same color family. 
  This purse is actually a lot bigger than I expected and can be used as a shoulder bag!

While I was browsing the sale for my first order, I noticed that some very new arrival items (5/30) were listed, but every single one of them in every single color was "sold out". I figured this had something to do with items not being released yet (because the sale started earlier than when new listings are typically released). However, I wasn't 100% sure about it, and didn't want the items that I knew were in stock in the colors I wanted to sell out while I wondered and waited, so I decided to go forward with my purchase and resolved to just make another order if/when the new arrivals were applicable to the sale because I saw a few items I wanted at the sale price. Lo, and behold, when I wake up, the newest items are available for purchase so I have to make another order lol.

Second order (TKL Order 4) 

Mermaid OP in white (141-6092-0)
I thought this looked super lovely on Minami here, but I knew I didn't want to pay full price when I first saw it and figured it would probably be sold out by the time it went on sale. Luckily when it was released, it was immediately available at the sale price, so I scooped it! I didn't even realize there was a mermaid motif until I read the description, lol. I really love this print from far away and up close and also the cut of the dress. I'm also particularly fond of it because it has a ribbon tie back which is something I prefer to have on garments so that I can manufacture my own fitted waist" on the dress.
 For some reason, I didn't notice this dress has a blue stripe accent in the stock photos??

Gingham flower towel in pink (141-9918-0)
This towel is the reason I decided to do the second order. For some reason, when I read that they were going to release a towel (that matches with the bikini sets!) this season, I felt compelled get my hands on one. I was a little put off by the retail price ($40) but since it was being offered during the sale, I knew it was a sign that I had to buy it lol. $20 seemed much more reasonable to me and a steal in comparison. I might just be a sucker for newly released items going 50% off. I hope next month I can get my hands on the matching swimwear!
Love the pattern, but, as expected, the towel is nowhere near the size of "beach towels" that I'm used to. This isn't a surprise though, so I'm just happy to have it!

** Upcoming post - Coordinate pictures for these new items! **Coordinates post now up here!

Actually managed to check off quite a few things from my checklist with just this order!

Spring/Summer 2014 checklist
Navy item (because Navy was featured so much in early spring) - Flare skirt (TKL order 3 above)
Lavender item (another featured color for Liz Lisa's spring) - Floral jumper skirt (TKL order 2)
Cropped top with high waisted blouse set up - Cambric puff sleeve blouse (TKL order 2) & Flare skirt (TKL order 3 above)
Gingham item - Gingham off-shoulder OP (TKL order 3 above) and Gingham floral towel (TKL order 4 above)
__ Cherry item 
Rose motif (Liz Lisa had a lot of tops with this detail around the color this season!) - Rose embroidery lace OP (TKL order 3 above)
Sheer with embroidery detailing - Rose embroidery lace OP (TKL order 3 above) and Floral lace peek cardigan (TKL order 1)
Off-shoulder - Gingham off-shoulder OP (TKL order 3 above) and Border lace docking OP (TKL order 3 above)
4th collab My Melody item(s) (VENT order 24)
✓  Nautical/seaside/seashell theming - Mermaid OP (TKL order 4 above) not sure if this counts lol. I wanted to get the seashell bag, but decided not to purchase at this time. Got it!
Swimwear/bikini set

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  1. All the things you bought are so adorable~! My favorites are the Mermaid OP and the bag. :3 Darn, I should've paid more attention to the sales!

    1. Thanks! I'm sure more sales are coming up soon!

  2. Adorable haul per usual ^^ I'm glad you got your hands on the navy skirt, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! It's cute and so easy to coordinate with; I love pairing mine up with a white rolled-up-sleeve button-up shirt. As for the swimwear set, I want to buy it, I really do, but I can't justify paying that much for a swimsuit. I'm mostly afraid that the top will be too small >.<

    1. Haha the bikini top being too small is not a concern for me at all. If anything, I fear it will be too big FML.

  3. Aww now I wish I kind of held off on my haul so I could've caught these steals! Everything is adorable and I'd love to see the navy skirt with the cambric top together since I know you wanted the combination of the two so bad.

    1. Everything you got was fab as well! I hope the combo looks at least a little similar on my body as it does on the stock photo model.

  4. Super cute things!! I totally didn't realized the Mermaid OP had blue in it and I looked at the close up pictures of the print - how odd :/.
    Glad you got the navy skirt though - finally!! Definitely a good buy.
    Can't wait to see co-ord post now!!

    1. I wish I had more time to take photos yesterday! And yeah I swear I didn't notice them wtf :|

  5. Ur loots are so pretty! Can't wait to see you wearing them. I love the pink off shoulder dress too!

    1. Hopefully this weekend! *crossing my fingers for some free time and good lighting!*

  6. omg i suuuuper love the last dress!! so much!! as much as the most recent LL x MyMelo collab wtf they're all so pretty ;v;

    1. I like it a lot too! I don't know why I was so hesitant about it at first lol.