Sunday, July 24, 2016

Liz Lisa corset tutu skirt & Liz Lisa corsage actress hat [TOM purchase]

This is my second order from TOM for Liz Lisa products ✿. I wasn't intending on purchasing these items via TOM from the beginning, but once I examined my options and calculated the total, this was an easy choice! (For more information see the table at the bottom of the post.)
6/27 Order placed
6/29 Order shipped from Japan
7/5 Order arrived (note: 7/4 would have been delivery date if not a federal holiday)

Corset tutu sukapan in white (161-4001-0)
コルセットチュチュスカート [TKL] [TOM]
I really wanted to get white bottoms this season whether it was a skirt, sukapan or even pants or shorts. I recently realized that that was what my wardrobe was missing, especially for pairing with non-white tops. I'm typically pretty lazy and do a neutral top and allow the skirt to make the statement, but I've been recently getting a few tops that I realize would shine great on their own but I don't have something neutral enough to balance it out on bottom. It took me a while to realize it, but this skirt from this season would definitely fit the bill!
with Liz Lisa gingham top, Liz Lisa pearl cherry necklace and Liz Lisa bow t-strap wedge sandals -

with Liz Lisa collared floral blouse and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals -

with Liz Lisa sailor collar blouse, Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno rose drop cardigan and Liz Lisa (pom pom) pumps -
The fit is really nice and the wide waistband feels very secure when worn. The skirt actually holds a bit of weight because of the multiple layers and material but in a good way. The outermost layer is made from panels of tulle and lace and creates a nice soft effect while maintaining some volume.

Corsage actress hat in white (161-9503-0)
コサージュ付女優帽 [TKL] [TOM]
I've been persuaded by the numerous shop staff photos this past season that I really need hats like this lmao. My number 1 choice for SS16 was purchased during my trip, and this hat was also available in stores, but I felt like bringing back two hats would be difficult (without smashing one or the other) and...also I wasn't willing to pay full price for this one at the time. That being said, I didn't want to miss out on getting another hat completely and took this opportunity to purchase this one.

with Liz Lisa cherry margaret OP and Flag J sandals -
I really like the design and it's different enough from the paper can can hat that I don't feel having both is repetitive. This hat really screamed summer to me and I knew would be great for Hawaii. No particular surprises - it fits on my head and looks exactly as described! The flowers and ribbon are attached securely to the hat so you don't have to worry about them flying off or getting lost.

Why did I purchase from TOM versus TKL?
I'm an official online shop girl through-and-through. But, like I've explained in my original blog post about TOM, there are certainly situations in which it is (financially) more beneficial to order from trusted alternate vendors such as Tokyo Otaku Mode.
In this particular case, even though both the sukapan and the hat were on sale on TKL (original retail prices were 6480yen and 4968yen respectively), because I was able to get free international shipping with a minimum $80 purchase and I had a 15% off coupon + point vouchers to use, I easily came out ahead overall by ordering from TOM. Additionally, the hat was already sold out on TKL even before it reached that particular sale price, so if I wanted it, I really did have no other option but to order from another source. I was saving money while receiving the exact same product and services from TOM which made it an easy choice if I wanted the items.

Considering purchasing from TOM yourself?
Quick links: [My TOM link] [Coupon code: EMI1718 for $5 off a minimum $25 order until Jan 12, 2018] [TOM's Liz Lisa page] [My recommendations page] [My referral link for more discounts]


  1. I really love the way you styled the skirt ^^ It's really cute! Love the hat as well.

    1. Thanks Berri <3 It was interesting working with a plain white skirt for once lol.

  2. I love the hat, and I totally understand about neutral bottoms, I was hunting for a white skirt as well a while ago. It's pretty cool to see the price comparison too, you were able to get a really good deal! The worst thing is that EU taxes all non-EU purchases at 20% of the total amount (yes, including shipping) if your order goes over 22 Euros - makes everything much more pricey. TT___TT

    1. Sadly, I'm someone who is familiar with paying customs fees, so I know how much it can add on to a total and how much it sucks even though our system is a little different here. It's the unfortunate reality of ordering products internationally >,< but I guess I understand why it's imposed.