Rabbit fur sandals in pink
recent Buyee haul and I ordered these in L prior to receiving those in the mail lol. As it turns out, I think it turned out okay! These aren't super big or super tight so I would say they work. I'm kind of between M and L so I just have to do L.
with One Spo heart cut out cropped fuwa fuwa top + Charlotte Russe white tulle skirt (with and without ankle socks) -
with Guess? knit turtleneck, One Spo trapezoidal plaid skirt, Betseyville necklace -
this one from Liz Lisa or anything similar from Ank Rouge, etc. I really don't invest in knits like this for myself, and I just have this one from a trip I took back in high school to New York after Christmas in 2009 and literally hadn't used it since until I took it with me to Japan this past November for an extra layer of warmth. Clearly, I don't need any more of them so I won't be purchasing them just for the sake of a blog post look, but I definitely think that this could have been done better if I had a slightly different top. Otherwise, I like how the pink of the shoes plays off the pink in the skirt and this is a slightly more retro-y and slightly girly sporty vibe.
with Charlotte Russe floral peplum sleeveless dress, Forever 21 distressed ruffle shirt -
my lookbook post, but when I realized the pink of the shoes matched pretty well with one of the pinks of the dress, I had to bring it out again to give it a try. I'm not 100% sure how I feel about this, but it feels a bit more playful at least. Maybe it would be better if the shirt layered underneath was a high neck long sleeve lace blouse? or maybe if the peplum dress was slightly more solid? Since I have to work with what I already have, I thought this was a reasonable but not fantastic combination and compared to the first two looks, it's something I could actually possibly wear here (since it's short sleeved and not so hot).
with Liz Lisa boa bustier tulle OP -
with Forever 21 top, Charlotte Russe tulle skirt, Liz Lisa long cardigan -
with Liz Lisa floral sweater dress, Charlotte Russe tulle skirt + Liz Lisa riders jacket -
with Marilyn Monroe for Macy's top and skirt set up + Liz Lisa denim-style jacket -
When I was trying to figure out how to coordinate the shoes, I kept in mind:
looser bottoms but not too sweet;I didn't feel like these were "rules" I had to follow (and some of them even contradict each other a little bit), but they are just things that immediately came to mind when thinking of what would pair well with the shoes. Although I don't have the items for it atm, I feel like a solid colored top + shorts set up with small bijou detail would work pretty well but there's nothing in my current wardrobe to fill that. And there are also a few pieces that I recently sold that I feel could have been used in a really decent coordinate for these shoes lmao. (That's why I'm usually reluctant to sell things lmao :O.)
definitely more onee and larme kei inspired rather than himekaji due to the style of the sandal/stiletto-like heel;
soft but not too sexy (avoid PlayBoy bunny connotation if possible);
better with muted solids with textures rather than a abundance of prints;
simple silhouette but not too basic.
I didn't really look to wear these with Liz Lisa items (although to be fair, I checked just in case and put together at least one option) because the pink isn't really matchy with the typical Liz Lisa pink and because I wouldn't really say that a stiletto heel works with how I like to style most of my Liz Lisa (floral or printed) items. I'm not saying it can't be done, but I just see the shoes with more of an oneegyaru (bc of the stiletto) or alternatively a larme-kei (bc of the fur and details) vibe.
I specifically looked to Larme and brands like lilLilly for inspiration. Although I admire the looks and style of Larme kei, I don't specifically subscribe to it myself such to have made an effort to actually purchase pieces specifically to build a wardrobe towards it. As a result, I don't think I've created the BEST coordinates with these shoes, but I wanted to do the best with what I had which, admittedly, isn't 100% true to the definition. However, I found a few looks online that I would use as inspo if I did want to go full out on Larme kei. The color may not be exactly right, but again, the idea is that these images will be used as inspiration so I'd pick out silhouette, cut, length, fit, etc and then adapt them to my specific situation. These are just a few examples from lilLilly. I know there are a lot more out there and I also looked to brands like Honey Cinnamon, monLily, Katie, Swankiss and more for further inspiration! [click-through for source]
Triangle pom pom earrings in pink
Novelty item - Apron
with Liz Lisa off shoulder ribbon sleeve blouse, Swankiss denim skirt and Liz Lisa pom pom pumps -
with Liz Lisa (boa bustier) OP, One Spo rabbit fur sandals and One Spo pom pom earrings -
(I wanted to try use all three items from this order in one coordinate ^^^ lol.)I really don't have any particular use for this, but isn't it so cute? The design actually allows for it to be tied quite securely and could easily work into a costume or some kind of alternative outfit. My mom's first impression without knowing anything about it was that it was supposed to be lingerie, and I guess it could function like that if you wanted it to since the material is similar to that which you'd find for intimates. I think it's just fun to have as a freebie, and I'm not disappointed with it!
In any case, I'm really happy with this order. I like both the shoes and earrings a lot and the novelty was a great extra. I don't know how often I'll actually wear the shoes, but they will definitely make a great display piece in the meantime (similar to the anchor shoes lol). I had a lot of fun trying to come up with coordinates and did a bit more "research" for inspo than I usually have to do because this one is slightly outside of my comfort genre. Not everything I tried really works, but even the trial and error process was amusing and enlightening. I have one more One Spo order headed my way and I'm glad I finally started ordering from this brand that I've long admired but haven't had the guts to try in the past.