When I first saw this advertisement, I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted besides the phone case. I still consistently use my LLxMM 3rd collab phone case, and haven't had any issues with the image rubbing off or pieces breaking off (despite dropping it) so I knew I wouldn't be wasting my money if I got another (especially because it's still for the iPhone 5/s! lucky me).
It wasn't until about a week before the release of the first items that I decided I really liked the dress as well. I wasn't sold on it at first despite the really cute print simply because it's long sleeved. However, the more I looked at it on shop staff, the more I wanted it - at least to just try it on lol.
Similarly to the 4th collab dresses, I woke up at 01:35am for the 02:00am HST release (around 21:00 Japan time). The way they released the collab items was a little differently than last time, but I was able to add the dress in white to my cart at around 01:58am after constantly going back and forth trying to add it to my cart. After quickly adding the phone case as well, I started the check out process but was tripped up by a server error when trying to continue with the payment page, and let me tell you, I was freaking the freak out lol. I didn't want to have woken up at 01:35am for nothing, especially considering I DID have it in my cart and it had probably sold out while I was going through the check out process. But after trying to go back and forth a few times, I eventually got through to the confirmation page, yay!
Liz Lisa x My Melody meromero strawberry flower OP (in white) (142-6013-0) -
with my Liz Lisa x My Melody coat from the 2014 LLxMM collab fukubukuro
& with the 2014 LLxMM collab fukubukuro suitcase
Liz Lisa x My Melody iPhone 5/5s cover (142-9911-0) -
Lol this was the one item I knew I wanted from the beginning because it was a small investment in comparison to the dress and other items and I knew I probably wouldn't have to wake up super early to get it because the phone cases don't often sell out very quickly. If I had only purchased this case, it would have been my way to get in on the strawberry theming at least a little lol! In the end, I think it's good that I also purchased the dress because it would have been quite a waste to just ship this phone case by itself internationally lol.
Overall, I'm glad I made this purchase. I do still question a little if I want to keep this long sleeve dress in my wardrobe if I will barely ever wear it (if at all??) but for now I think I just want to stare at it. I know that if the time comes when I need to sell something, it will be near the top of my list though just because of how few times I will actively wear it. I am very happy that I was able to get my hands on it and try it on at least though!
As a small reminder (and I'm sure those of you who actually read my posts are tired of reading these blurbs, but I am constantly getting blamed for not warning people of this, so here I go again) - I am extremely uncomfortable with my personal photos being used for the profit of others especially without a simple source link. In general, I would prefer for my photos not to be reposted without my permission at all, but if you feel the extreme need to do so, I simply ask that you just include a simple link back to my original post. Regardless of whether I watermark every single photo, I do still own the copyright to these pictures and you finding them on Google Image does not mean I do not own them anymore?? (There has been some confusion on that front apparently. And to be clear, Google does even warn you when you click on a photo that the image may be subject to copyright, and Google does not sever the photos from their original pages, so it's easy to find their source if you choose.) I do not blog and post these photos so that others can sell their products that are not associated with me in the slightest. And the response I get when I just ask for my photos to be sourced really discourages me from sharing and continuing to blog. I mean this in the least aggressive way possible, but I'm not just going to throw 80 smiley emojis in this to "soften the tone" because I am serious, and I honestly feel like you should be able to read a paragraph like this without emoticons and not be offended by its message.