Not exactly sure how I'm going to organize it and I know I can't cover everything, so it may seem like I'm rambling a bit (see how many times I say "interesting" in this post wtf), but basically just my thoughts about what I like that has been released (in terms of items and images) so far and some pictures!
(None of the pictures belong to me. Sources will either be listed or presented a click-through link.)
Liz Lisa A/W14: New Fancy Girl
Liz Lisa official blog -
- Key colors: Red, Rose Pink, Dusty green, Brilliant Blue, Bordeaux, Navy
- Materials: Quilting, Shaggy, Corduroy, Knit, Tweed, Organdy, Shearling
- Key Items: Embroidery dress, Knee-length flared skirt, Pencil skirt, Volume skirt, Cropped tops, Knit tops, Chester Coat, Box silhouette JK, Big color JK, Blouson, Pochette, Beret, Opera shoes, Fur goods
Like a total 180 from spring/summer, and that's why I'm really excited lol. I loved the summer collection (obviously), but all the autumn/winter stock will be SO different especially with the color story, and I think that's great. I mean, lbr though, I'm excited to see new stock no matter what season it is lol. I don't always love everything, but I just like that Liz Lisa is always continuously releasing items, and I never get tired of seeing what's new.
I love both of these set ups! Both kind of sailor collars. I like the check pattern on the top one and the skirt seems like it would be good to pair with a lot of other things besides the matching top. I like that it can be worn off the shoulder as well (and looks pretty good both ways). I think I like it best in red. The bottom set up - ahhh omg I just think it's so cute! I like the bow lace detailing and the cut of the top. My favorite part is the bow. I would love to get it in navy. I think I'm just a sucker for sailor collars which is such a shame because I really feel like I'm too old for them but then I end up buying it anyway and don't wear the items wtf. Okay, so that being said, I will just admire these from afar.
[8 photos above are from Liz Lisa Machida 109 shop staff blog]
The first print actually has music notes in it which is really big in early autumn. Not only on the OP and skirt (and another skirt, backpack and a jacket as well) but also on the pom pom shoes and a number of accessories.
Even though I won't purchase this (long sleeves), I really like this set up because of the print. Maybe I'll just get the skirt! Or maybe they'll release an OP with the same print! (It'll probably also have long sleeves though.) The print looks so lovely. It looks like Risato is wearing a different pom pom platform shoe as well. It doesn't look like there are music notes on this one. Interesting that they would release two that are so similar. I guess the music note ones did sell out on the online shop already (although already restocked), so why not. They do look comfortable and very autumn/winter.
Newspaper pictures source: lizlisa.com
flat oxfords in Look 6, the purse in Look 9 and the other in Look 10 (at the time I'm writing this) which makes this page even more exciting for me lol. I'm extra excited about the boots in Look 5...just because I love Liz Lisa's OTK boots.
Some people don't like the slightly repetitiveness of some of the clothes season after season, year after year, but I actually kind of enjoy it. I don't love every single item, but for the ones that I do love, I wouldn't mind getting another one that's not exactly the same but similar because clothes don't last forever. It's also good because sometimes I miss out on something (like it sells out and never restocks), but I know that it will probably come back in some variation next year so I don't need to get in a huge tizzy about it. I just need to be patient and wait lol. For example, if I liked the poncho/coat combination last winter (
I don't even want to look at the outfits on the bottom of this page lol. Only because they're not going to be available to me unless I use a shopping service. I don't want to want any of them :| The Shibuya 109 novelty boston bags look super nice though! I have serious novelty item envy because I s2g, the best novelty items came out the month before I went to Japan and then after I left wtf. I think I just want all novelty items though :O
But yay, another Yui Kanno collab! last time it was a 3 piece set-up, necklace, knit, OP and shoes). I wonder why they decided to do less. Maybe Yui Kanno is just really busy lol. Or they'll do another one sooner rather than later.
Personally I think March's constellation OP was more interesting (definitely for Liz Lisa) in contrast to this check OP for September, but still it's good to see some variety lol. I'm not loving the puff half sleeves on this and a lot of Liz Lisa OPs lately (such as the check heart OP and even the 4th collab LLxMM OPs had half length sleeves), but I'm not someone who really likes sleeves in general. I blame HI. I do, however, like the shoes in this collab better than the ones from March. I'm thinking that the heart is detachable. It meshes well with the fur/shearling thing for autumn and the look is similar to the music note platforms. I especially love the hearts on the back of the heel. Red is an interesting but sensible (considering the color story for autumn) color choice for the second color option.
P.S. I really like the look of the dress in the bottom. Somewhat reminiscent of something from last AW I think in terms of color and print. I liked the print a lot last year but didn't like the style of the top of the dress. I might still get to snag something similar if this one is more to my liking :) (Again, advantage of similar but slightly variable repeats.) The jacket looks super cute too!
Okay so it probably seems like I like a lot of what's presented here (obviously, and therefore the excitement that's pushing me to do this post), but why am I not planning on purchasing any time soon? For me, I just tend to want to spend more money on summer from Liz Lisa than any other season due to the climate where I live. As a result, I spend a lot of money during June/July on Liz Lisa during the summer sales, and my wallet needs time to recover before I even think about delving into buying autumn lol (especially at full price). If/when I do buy from the Autumn 2014 collection, it will probably during a sale. I don't know when the next one will be, but probably not for awhile :| I don't mind though. I can wait lol. I think.
Anyway, this is pretty useless post for most of you, but I think it served its purpose for me anyway - to kind of get all my excitement out in writing instead of through my wallet lol. Can't wait to see even more from Autumn 2014 and then winter! What do you guys think?
Also, they changed the look of the lizlisa.com website! The castle is gone!
P.S. This One Piece Cup sounds crazy interesting