The reason we went during the summer, and specifically the beginning of July, was to catch the summer sales, and particularly the Shibuya 109 7 days bargain!
Photography isn't allowed in Shibuya 109 (and I'm not the kind of person who just tries until they get caught + don't want to disrupt the privacy of other shoppers who don't want to unknowingly be posted online), so I don't have any photos of the inside. I was also really nervous for no reason in the stores, so I didn't even try and secretly take photos in Liz Lisa.
|Here's one of me leaving the Liz Lisa Harajuku store though|
|And one outside the Liz Lisa Hep Five (Osaka) store!|
Anyway, onto the things I bought!
Just the items! (coordinates to follow in later posts)
Ribbon lace off shoulder OP in white
I really love the lace pattern on the skirt! It's so dainty and girly. I initially wasn't sure about this OP because it's not as fitted in the waist as I would like it to be + I'm not a super fan of the tie straps on the shoulder, but the buttons and the lace definitely won me over. I had a hard time deciding what color to get, but as you will see, I ended up with a LOT of white and pink and basically ignored every other color option for some reason lol.
109 limited set in white
1 2 3 4 5], so this was a great chance to get into it. I tried on the pink OP version, but definitely liked the white set better.
Sailor fuwafuwa OP in white
Border lace with flower details OP in white
This was another dress that my mother was a fan of lol. I think it's the language barrier, but I was super confused about certain dresses being limited (I can identify the kanji for "limited"), but I think it was just one of a few pre-release items Shibuya 109 (among other stores) had? Obviously, it's available online now, lol. Doesn't really matter tbh because it's still cute! I like the slightly open back and the cute details on the front. I wasn't really a huge fan of the pink version on myself, so another white dress for me lol! I like the flower buttons against this white dress a bit better anyway.
Ribbon lace faux 2-piece OP in white
Sweets pattern OP in white
Check open back OP in pink
Lace collar gingham OP in pink
Sorry very wrinkled lol
Ribbon pattern romper in pink
|Sorry! This romper doesn't fit on my mannequin. I had to pin it just to take this picture. The view from the front didn't look good at all lol.|
Hep Five limited OP in brown
white color option, but I saw the shop staff wearing the brown version, and for some reason wasn't drawn to the white + purple combo (maybe if it was white + pink...), so I tried on the brown one and decided to just get it. Because limited item. There's a sheer panel near the hem of the dress which is really cute, and I also like the sheer check over the brown check as an interesting print. I ended up wearing it during my trip on a rainy day which it was better suited for than any of my white dresses lol. I actually like it quite a lot even though the color is so brown lol.
トリコット set up (top and bottom) in pink
I was buying way too many OPs and wanted to get a top and/or a skirt, however I didn't want to get a jumper skirt or a suspender skirt. I didn't necessarily want to get a set up either, but that's what I ended up with lol. This sheer detailing (as if two different pieces for the top, sometimes off shoulder, but not removable) style has been repeated in a few different designs this season for Liz Lisa [see also 1 2 3 4 5 6]. I wasn't extremely keen on it and wasn't sure if I wanted to gamble on it for an online purchase previously, but since I was looking for something to bump my total for a novelty item, and this set up was new, I decided to just go for it (tops can't be tried on in-store anyway) wtf. I don't hate it! I'm a bit unsure about where I will wear this, but it's a typical Liz Lisa set up, so I still like it haha. (Not sure what the translation for the item name is supposed to be...toricotta? is that what the design on the hem is called?)
Organdy puff cardigan in white
I really wasn't intending on getting any more of these little cropped length little cardigans from Liz Lisa, especially considering I sort of have the long sleeve version of this (sheer with lace detailing in the front panels), but, as it turns out, after purchasing this on the first shopping day, I wore it a LOT throughout the rest of the trip. My white cardigan that I brought with me for a cover up? My father killed a spider on the back of it before I even got to Shibuya 109 the first morning, and there was some resulting spider blood on it that I, for some reason, couldn't get rid of. You very rarely see women go sleeveless in Japan, so I desperately needed something that didn't have a somewhat tiny red dot on the back to wear for the rest of the trip, and this was actually much more perfect that I could have asked for. The short sleeve length was great for the weather, and the lesser amount of material meant less bulk in general. I decided on this particular cardigan because a shop staff was wearing it with the Sweets pattern OP! Not a combo I would have personally come up with (idk why but these sheer lace things actually look okay on patterned prints, who knew ??), but it really did seem to work! And worked for the rest of the trip lol. One of my best purchases in terms of usage.
Lace up back flower wedge sandals in white
Flower heel wedge sandals in white
Seashell wicker shoulder bag in white
Angel pattern handkerchief in pink
Novelty items -
June 28 Marine Girl pouch set in pink
July 12 Sweets clutch bag in pink and white
These were the novelty items that I was really after, and I was so so so glad that they were available before I left! I got them both on the same day with purchases from two different stores lol. They're actually a bit bigger than I thought lol. I'm not someone who uses clutches very often (I really prefer a purse to free up my hands), but these are so cute, it's about time to start! I wish I was able to get the July 19 novelty Sweets pattern thermos and handkerchief too lol.
|It took me a long time to organize this photo lol|
|This was supposed to be my haul photo, but I forgot to include the 109 set and the sailor dress (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ|
|My new things don't fit on my clothes rack (ノಠ益ಠ)ノ|
|Lonely brown dress|
Coordinates with the clothes will probably be in two future blog entries rather than one. It took forever to shoot all of these because there's so many things wtf, and I rarely have such a large chunk of time where I have the right lighting + the weather is not too hot. You can probably tell that the lighting was already failing for half of them lol. I can't wait to wear these :)
>> Coordinates part 1 post here!
>> Coordinates part 2 post here!
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Japan trip Summer 2014 posts -
Part 1: Getting around/Hotels
Part 2: Liz Lisa shopping/items
Part 2a: Liz Lisa coordinates post
Part 2b: Liz Lisa coordinates post cont.
Part 3: Other shopping
Part 4: Sightseeing & Food