mon Lily Logo embroidered princess OP (purchased on Day 6)
with Flag J pumps and hair barrette from Daiso -
with Liz Lisa ribbon belt, Tralala pearl gladiator wedge sandals, bow headband & Samantha Thavasa ruffle ribbon purse with Liz Lisa champouf charm -
with Liz Lisa floral lace peek cardigan, Liz Lisa ribbon pumps in pink & Liz Lisa flower applique beret -
Spinns Ruffle sleeve embroidered collar blouse (purchased on Day 8)
Day 11, the last day of the trip, with my Liz Lisa sukapan and I thought they went very well together. The material is really light and therefore a bit sheer, but that's not really something I care too much about. I'd rather have it thin and add layers situationally than have it be too thick and ...not be able to wear it because it's too hot lol. I wore it without a cami underneath (just a beige/nude bra), and I thought it was fine/not too exposing and really good in the hot weather.
with Liz Lisa pleated bow shorts and Liz Lisa floral wedge sandals -
with Liz Lisa floral jumper skirt, Liz Lisa flower lace up back wedge sandals & Samantha Thavasa 2-way bow handbag -
with Liz Lisa floral dot skirt, Liz Lisa clear pearl sandals, hair clip from Daiso & Samantha Thavasa ruffle ribbon purse with bunny charm -
Spinns COOLMOON V neck cardigan (purchased on Day 8)
with Liz Lisa floral collar OP and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals -
with Spinns ruffle sleeve embroidered collar blouse, Liz Lisa check skirt, Tralala pearl gladiator wedge sandals & Ank Rouge quilted heart handbag -
with Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno stripe flower OP, Liz Lisa heart suede pumps in pink and hair bow from Daiso -
Cecil McBee bijou pearl strap blouse
Gradation big flower tight skirt (purchased on Day 9)
(I didn't even bother trying to get these on my mannequin because I knew they weren't going to fit well, if at all, on it lol)
I bought these two items full intending on wearing them together. The shop staff was essentially wearing the same outfit in a slightly different skirt (I think it was a different material but the exact same cut) and it was also on a mannequin. For once, I decided to try this on in store lol. I super love it! Cecil McBee was my first love when I started becoming interested in Japanese fashion, but for some reason I don't own many pieces from them! I think it's because by the time I actually started buying Japanese clothes, I was already into Liz Lisa and chose to funnel my money there instead, but in the background of my mind, I still really love Cecil McBee's items and aesthetic. I think these two pieces have refueled/bumped up my interest in the brand, and I would definitely look forward to buying more. I love that it's cute with the details and colors but still a little flirty/sexy with the fit!
(both) with Flag J pumps & Samantha Thavasa ruffle ribbon purse -
(both) with Flag J sandals & Michael Kors handbag -
(top, straps removed) with offbrand skirt/shorts and Hollister skirt, Flag J pumps and Betsey Johnson necklace -
Ank Rouge Lace frill high top sneakers (purchased on Day 1)
Samantha Thavasa ruffle ribbon purse (purchased on Day 7)
After trying to dig up photos of it, I got a little concerned because most of the photos of similar bags actually have the front and back buckle/strap details going all the way down to the base of the purse instead of stopping halfway which is a common Samantha Thavasa design from that year (see picture on the left of the stock photo). But I literally purchased it from a Samantha Thavasa store and have the little Samantha Thavasa care card so I don't think it can be a replica or something. I'm really not sure lol. When I look up the item number, the only results are from Chinese online stores lol. Regardless, I feel confident that my money actually went to the brand unless it's possible to have an entire crooked store in a major train station o__o. The bag itself is quite plain imo, so I think I'm going to have a good time accessorizing it a bit with purse charms/pass case, etc! But being on the simple side means it will easily match with coordinates. This is my first all white purse, and I think it'll be really useful! It's a good size and also comes with a shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is not adjustable which is another reason I questioned the validity a bit because I found that a bit odd, but maybe they purposefully designed/manufactured a few more cheaply? I have no idea. Regardless, it's purchased direct from a Samantha Thavasa store, and I do like it, so I'm going to just take it for what it is lol.
Kaiyukan (Osaka Aquarium) whale shark stuffed animal (purchased on Day 11)
Also related to this "Other Shopping" topic -
A mess of snacks and things (purchased through the length of the trip)
Unfortunately I don't have good close ups or reviews for most of these things because as soon as I got back and laid everything out, I had to start portioning it off for the recipients and I don't really get to try most of it myself lol.
But a few notable mentions (going clockwise, if that helps) -
- In the top middle-left in the green and yellow packaging: Butter corn candy from Daiso that my mom loves. I bought 12 packages for her lol. I haven't tried it myself, but apparently it tastes exactly as it sounds lol.
- In the upper middle in the green packaging: Zunda omiyage from Sendai. There are four different items that are zunda flavored. Apparently it tastes a little like grass to some people lol.
- Just to the right of the Zunda items in a clear, circular plastic container with a red label: Black garlic from Tsukiji Fish Market. You may be able to buy it elsewhere, but a particular stand in Tsukiji is what we've familiar with which is why I went back to buy it. It's essentially just straight up garlic lol. Purchased for my dad because he liked it during the last trip.
- In the bottom third on the right side: The three staple removers that my coworker's gf requested I look for from Daiso. I couldn't find them in any of the Daisos I went to until Sendai lol. I don't know if it's not a common item and they don't stock it anymore/discontinued it or if it's SO popular that none of the stocks can keep it on the shelves lol. But thank goodness we went to Sendai otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get them.
- If you look left of the staple removers and stop in the center for the long pink rectangles before the KitKats start, you'll see the salmon flavored Puccho. I specifically hunted them down in convenience stores after my host mom's son mentioned them when we had met up for dinner on Day 2. They literally look and taste like salmon. It's not just a gimmick for the packaging. The flavor is real. And I think there might also be little bits of salmon in it too lol. Some people who tried it thought it was strange but okay but a lot of other people tried it and just spit it out lol. If it's still in stores the next time I go back, I would probably buy more just for the odd factor lol.
- Also, on the Puccho note, the one photo I did manage to arrange and organize before things got snatched up: all of the Hi Chew and Puccho (except not the ones in the individual loose multi-flavor packages, only the ones in these single flavor bar things & the minis in the boxes lol) -
Deserving their own section if only due to their cost, these are the expensive KitKats that I bought from the Chocolatory in Tokyo station on Day 8 -
In the white box with I ♡ Fruits on it are 2 each of strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, something and something lol. We haven't opened it yet to read the description of the last two and I can't immediately discern what they are by the picture. If I had to guess, I'd say maybe lemon and grape, but I'm really not sure. This pack cost around 2268yen I think (over 2200 yen but under 2800yen if I had to guess).
In the red boxes, we got Orange Cocktail (2x), Sakura Matcha, Strawberry Maple, Ume and Butter. My bf took one of the Orange Cocktail ones and we gave the other one away so I don't have a solid conclusion on that one except my bf saying it was "good" lol. My grandparents were give the Sakura Matcha and didn't have anything special to say about it lol. (Matcha KitKat is easy to get here so idk if it just tasted similar maybe.) My mom said Strawberry Maple just tasted like strawberry lol. Ume has not been tasted yet. Butter is by far the favorite that I can tell lol. Inside each box are 4 small packets of 2 mini KitKat bars.
Would I buy these again? Ummmmm for the price, probably not lol. If anything, I would probably buy Butter again since it's kind of unusual and people seemed to like that one the most, but I am unlikely to go to Tokyo Station specifically for this. It was interesting to try, and I was most looking forward to giving these "fancy" KitKats to people who had given me money for the trip as a thank you. I think most people probably wouldn't realize how much you paid for them though so it might seem like a weenie gift because it's so small lol.
And that's about it! I was initially planning to put a few scans from the magazines I purchased in this post as well, but I don't want to make it any more picture heavy, so I'll have some scans in a supplement post on the side like I did last time. Sorry there's some clothes/fashion items squished together with the general omiyage which is not totally related, but this is basically everything else I bought that I brought home that's not covered in Part 8 - Liz Lisa purchases lol. If you have any questions about anything specific, I'll do my best to answer!
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