It's taken me a while to finally finish taking and editing all the photos, but it's worth it!
(Sorry this picture ↑↑ is a little bit of a fake out. I just realized there are two items in the photo that aren't included in this post, but will be in their own post since they were from an earlier TKL order. My host mom had received them for me, and then I brought back from Japan myself.)
Sweet big flower OP in navy (purchased on Day 1 from Hep Five in Osaka)
with Liz Lisa ribbon pumps in navy & Yui Kanno collab rose barrette in white -
with Liz Lisa ribbon pumps in blue & Yui Kanno collab rose barrette in white -
with Liz Lisa flower beret, Flag J pumps & Yui Kanno collab rose drop cardigan & 3-way side corset bag in navy -
Web & Shibuya 109 limited gingham floral OP in pink (purchased on Day 4 from Shibuya 109 in Tokyo)
with Liz Lisa ribbon pumps in pink, hair bow from Daiso & Samantha Thavasa 2-way bow bag -
with Liz Lisa heart suede pumps in pink & 3-way side corset bag in pink -
Sleeping Beauty floral OP in pink (purchased on Day 1 from Abeno 109 in Osaka)
with Tralala pearl gladiator wedge sandals -
with Liz Lisa (flower removed) wedge pumps -
with Liz Lisa (flower removed) t-strap wedge sandals, floral crown & Liz Lisa 2015 3 piece cup Team C bag -
Dot flower OP in white (purchased on Day 3 from Kawaramachi OPA in Kyoto)
Day 8 of the trip.
with Tralala pearl gladiator wedge sandals, hair clip from Daiso & My Melody mook vol. 2 bag -
with Flag J pumps and Yui Kanno collab rose barrette in white -
Bandana floral print cami OP in mocha (purchased on Day 7 from Sendai Parco in Sendai)
with Flag J sandals -
with Liz Lisa lace-up back flower wedge sandals and floral crown -
Big flower romper in white (purchased on Day 8 from Shibuya 109 in Tokyo)
But actually once I tried it on, I realized it would have been a huge mistake to pass on it lol. I love it! The length is not as short as I thought it would be, and it's actually a reasonable dress length. The fit of the top is a little iffy for my body depending on how the straps lay, but there is room for someone with a bit more of a chest.
with Flag J pumps (and bandeau) -
with Liz Lisa lace up back flower wedge sandals and Yui Kanno collab rose barrette -
Opal flower gingham check skirt in pink (purchased on Day 6 from Ikebukuro Parco in Tokyo)
with Liz Lisa off shoulder ribbon blouse, Liz Lisa heart suede pumps in pink & Liz Lisa x My Melody x Little Twin Stars triple collab tote bag -
with Ank Rouge blouse, Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals & My Melody mook vol. 2 bag -
Panel floral skirt in yellow (purchased on Day 6 from Ikebukuro Parco in Tokyo)
Actually, the skirt is kind of heavy, especially in the waistband, but it just makes it feel really secure when worn somehow lol. It doesn't bother me too much. Originally I wanted this skirt in the pink colorway (which wasn't available in store), but I think this yellow version is a great choice as well. And even the navy would have been awesome lol. It's really easy to just pair with a simple top, and I like the length and the fit. I ended up wearing this on the trip on Day 10!
with Ank Rouge blouse (and ribbon from Liz Lisa check sailor OP), Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals/Liz Lisa flower wedge pumps & Liz Lisa 2015 3 piece cup Team C bag -
with Liz Lisa lace ribbon tie sleeveless top, Flag J pumps & Liz Lisa 2015 3 piece cup Team C bag/pouch as a shoulder bag -
Teacup floral top in pink (purchased on Day 5 from Machida 109 in Tokyo)
with Liz Lisa dot chiffon sukapan, Liz Lisa ribbon pumps in pink, Liz Lisa multi-flower necklace & Liz Lisa ribbon ruffle handbag -
with Liz Lisa shorts, Liz Lisa flower wedge pumps and hair clip from Daiso -
Dot chiffon sukpan in white (purchased on Day 5 from Machida 109 in Tokyo)
(This item didn't fit on my mannequin so I pinned it on for the pictures. If it looks weird or uneven, that's probably why lol.)
I bought this sukapan specifically to go with the teacup top lol. The teacup top actually has its own matching teacup sukapan, but none were in stock, and this seemed like a reasonable alternative. In fact, I think it works pretty well. It adds a little bit of volume and length but doesn't distract from the teacup print. It's a really nice neutral color that could easily work with other similar tops as well! Or just other basic tops tucked in like this ↓↓ (I wanted to pick a top that would allow you to actually see the sukapan)
with Liz Lisa lace sleeveless top, Liz Lisa lace up back flower wedge sandals and Liz Lisa rose clips -
(same Liz Lisa lace sleeveless top) with Liz Lisa pork pie hat and Flag J sandals -
Sendai Parco 3rd anniversary floral set up (purchased on Day 7 from Sendai Parco in Sendai)
with Liz Lisa flower wedge pumps & Liz Lisa 2015 3 piece cup Team C bag -
(just sukapan) with Liz Lisa lace ribbon tie sleeveless top and Liz Lisa ankle boots -
My Melody 40th anniversary Shibuya 109 limited My Melody flower wreath apron OP in white (purchased on Day 8 from Shibuya 109 in Tokyo)
☆MY MELODY 40th ANNIVERWSARY in SHIBUYA☆マイメロフラワーおめかしエプロンワンピース
The My Melody in the print isn't overpowering and is just a cute, subtle detail if you look closer. The floral in the print is what really captures your attention and I really like it - both the wreath shape and the bunches. I'm not personally a huge fan of the apron look/aesthetic which is kind of prominent on this dress in the front and I'm not crazy about the proportions on me, but it's not as bad as I expected lol. With a good heel, I quite like it. I'm not sure if I'm the right person for this dress long term, but I enjoy it a lot more after trying it on. There's no side zipper so the dress is actually pretty forgiving + there's shirring in the back upper area and the ribbon tie keeps it from being a sack, so I think this dress could fit a range of sizes.
with Liz Lisa knot sandals & Liz Lisa ribbon ruffle handbag -
with Flag J pumps and floral headband -
Liz Lisa x My Melody x Little Twin Stars triple collab kirakira angel OP in deep pink (purchased on Day 1 from Abeno 109 in Osaka)
☆LIZ LISA×My Melody×Little Twin Stars☆キラキラ エンジェルワンピース
I like this dress a lot more than I anticipated! I like the fabric and it's not as heavy as the other collab dresses lol. Plus this one is a regular short sleeve instead of a half sleeve! (And the fastener on the sleeve is a discreet snap which is nice because it's less obvious than a button if you need to release it to give your arm a bit more freedom.) The fit is also really great and comfortable. Sometimes the Liz Lisa x My Melody 6th collab sweets OP feels like a damn sack on me wtf. I didn't try on this dress while I was in Japan, but I wish I did! (When will I learn???) If I had known the fit was this fab, I would have bought it in lavender too lol. That's how much I enjoy it. The print and everything is nice as well, but I'm most fond of the overall design and cut of the dress.
with Liz Lisa lace up back pumps and bow barrette from Daiso -
with Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals and floral headband -
with Liz Lisa flower lace up back wedge sandals, floral headband & Liz Lisa x My Melody x Little Twin Stars triple collab tote bag -
Flower wedge pumps in ivory (purchased on Day 1 from Hep Five in Osaka)
Day 4, they ended up cutting up my feet even worse lol. But that was probably specific that time and that weather, and I don't think I'll have any more problems with them now that they're a bit worn in, especially if they're worn with socks.
I think I actually prefer the pumps without the flower if I had to pick one way or the other, but I do love to have the option to dress them up a bit more if I feel like it. The heel height is really comfortable and the ivory color is easy to match. They're also not very heavy feeling when worn which is also great. I know that people complain about the shoe sizes being really variable, but L fits me fine, as usual, and even if it was a little bit, the mary jane strap and the ankle strap both help keep your foot in place.
Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno rose barrette in white (purchased on Day 5 from Harajuku Takeshita Doori in Tokyo)
☆LIZ LISA×YUI KANNO☆ローズバレッタ
Shibuya 109 Yui Kanno event, but I really like it, so I didn't think it would hurt to get it in white as well which offers a little more versatility. I still need to practice a bit more to get it placed just right in my hair (not too high or low or too far back etc, essentially just trying to figure out where it sits best), but now I have twice the opportunity lol.
2015 3 Piece Cup Team C bag in beige (purchased on Day 4 from Shibuya 109 in Tokyo)
♥C♥Happiness Spring Flowerコーデ
Liz Lisa x My Melody x Little Twin Stars triple collab tote bag (purchased on Day 5 from a store selling Sanrio goods on Takeshita Doori in Harajuku)
☆LIZ LISA×My Melody×Little Twin Stars☆トートバック
The print is so so cute! I love the floral with the three characters floating around on it. I also really like the size which is great for a tote bag, and the color. I don't often use tote bags which is why I've never been die hard to get one from a collab in the past, but a rare opportunity presented itself, so I knew I was meant to buy it lol. The design for this tote is actually (pretty much exactly) the same as a novelty tote that Liz Lisa had back in January, but this one has the special triple collab print.
Liz Lisa x My Melody 6th collab cushion (purchased on Day 3 from Kawaramachi OPA in Kyoto)
☆LIZ LISA×My Melody☆クッション
Rose ribbon embossed trunk carry (purchased on Day 3 from Hep Five in Osaka)
2015 Liz Lisa web-limited fukubukuro. [It was also featured in my 2015 vs. 2014 vs. 2013 trunk comparison post.] I don't really have a good excuse or anecdote about buying it...I just did it lol. I didn't bring a rolling carry on with me anyway (thinking that maybeeeee it would be a possibility to nab one), so it wasn't a hassle to have this one with me. And it allowed me to pack more things which is good! It's the exact same trunk as was released for the fukubukuro, so there's nothing new about it, but it's still really cute and functions well for what it is lol. Several stores were still selling these on their own when I got there. It had previously been part of a set price promo deal with 3 items which ended well before my trip, but I was still able to get the trunk on its own.
Whew, this post has been in the works for a while since I got back (I've been working on it in the background of publishing the others), and I'm glad for it to finally be done! A number of these items weren't even tried on before I got home so it was interesting for me to see them on me and then attempt to coordinate them. But man, the weather has been killer lately! Humid humid humid because we have three huge storms right around us. And when it's not humid, it's grey and rainy lol - also not good conditions for taking photos. I know I usually do three looks with each item, but for some of these it was less because I felt the time crunch and the heat and didn't want to sweat lol. I'm sure you'll see them again in OOTD shots in the future though!
Please also check out the associated video(s) -
I upgraded my point card on this trip! Combined with my two previous trips (Summer 2014 and Spring 2015), I was able to fill two point cards completely and was given this pink premium member's card for my third! I kind of doubt I'll be able to fill it within a year to keep the status but it's still nice to have, and I am kind of amazed I even did it lol.
Another HUGE bummer for me is that none of the stores had any novelty items left! NONE AT ALL. That's never happened to me before, but of course, I don't travel to Japan that much. I was pretty disappointed with that since it's a huge perk to shopping in store versus online, but I guess there's isn't anything to be done about it, and this time I didn't have to think about making each purchase work towards a certain amount. The make up pouch novelty was released on 7/18 and my first shopping day was 8/1 so they must have gone pretty quickly lol. The next novelty didn't start until 8/15, 4 days after I left lol. They had a whole bunch of novelty promotions in June and July, so I guess they took a break between July and August haha. Too bad for me because I love novelty items.
I wrote myself a cheat sheet for the Liz Lisa store locations I was hoping/planning to visit. These are all the Liz Lisa stores I visited during this trip with the associated mall names, floor numbers, hours, nearest stations and in some cases, suggested exits or other helpful hints I use for myself!
- Liz Lisa Hep Five, 1F 11:00 - 21:00 (Hankyu Umeda station)
- Liz Lisa Tennoji MIO, 5F 11:00 - 21:00 (JR Tennoji station)
- Liz Lisa Abeno 109, 2F 10:00 - 21:00 (JR Tennoji south exit, walk from MIO, look for Qs Mall)
- Liz Lisa Kawaramachi OPA, 2F 11:00 - 21:00 (Hankyu Kawaramachi station, Exit 3)
- Liz Lisa Shibuya 109, 5F 10:00 - 21:00 (JR Shibuya station, Hachiko exit)
- Liz Lisa Shinjuku (Studio) Alta, 1F 11:00 - 20:30 (JR Shinjuku station, east exit and walk north, can walk through Lumine EST connected to station)
- Liz Lisa Ikebukuro Parco, B2F 10:00 - 21:00 (JR Ikebukuro station, north exit then walk through underpass, look for Auntie Anne's)
- Liz Lisa Harajuku Takeshita Doori, 11:00 - 20:00 (JR Harajuku station, Takeshita exit)
- Liz Lisa Omiya Arche, 3F 10:00 - 21:00 (JR Omiya station, west exit)
- Liz Lisa Yokohama Vivre, 1F 11:00 - 21:00 (JR Yokohama station, west exit and walk towards Takashimaya and Hotel Bay Sheraton, cross bridge and it will be directly to your left)
- Liz Lisa Chiba Aurora Mall, 2F 10:00 - 20:00 (JR Chiba station, walk towards Keisei Chiba station, look for Junnu)
- Liz Lisa Machida 109, 2F 10:30 - 20:30 (JR Machida station, north exit)
- Liz Lisa Sendai Parco, 5F 10:00 - 21:00 (JR Sendai station, north or west exit)
Japan trip Summer 2015 posts:
Part 1 - Osaka & Kobe: Day 1 - 2
Part 2 - Kyoto & Namba: Day 3
Part 3 - Tokyo-based: Day 4 - 6
Part 4 - Sendai: Day 7
Part 5 - Tokyo-based: Day 8 -9
Part 6 - Osaka: Day 10 - 11
Part 7 - Airbnb & accommodations
Part 8 - Liz Lisa purchases
Part 9 - Other shopping
Part 10 - Travel notes
Japan trip Spring 2015 posts
Japan trip Summer 2014 posts
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