I had hesitated for much too long and missed out on getting a number of Autumn 2016 Liz Lisa items from TOM in July but I still wanted to get something in August (at the end of the month, sorry for the delayed blog post!).
Ank Rouge Petite rose gingham camisole dress in blue (403030066)
user @mashiroiro that convinced me to get this! It looked absolutely amazing on her. She's a couple inches shorter than me but I was willing to risk it lmao.
with Liz Lisa flower corsage hat and Liz Lisa lace-up back wedge sandals + Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno collab rose drop cardigan + Liz Lisa round tulip bag -
with Liz Lisa sailor blouse and Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps -
with Liz Lisa plain browsing top and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals + Samantha Thavasa purse -
Liz Lisa Pleats tulle sukapan skirt in red wine (162-5004-0)
with Tralala lader lace top, Liz Lisa OTK boots and Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno collab ribbon barrette + Liz Lisa riders jacket and Michael Kors purse -
with Liz Lisa off shoulder ribbon blouse, Liz Lisa paper can can hat and Liz Lisa flower wedge cage sandals -
with Liz Lisa sheer shoulder dolman knit, Liz Lisa pom pom earrings and Liz Lisa lace up pom pom pumps + Liz Lisa rose tote -
Why did I purchase from TOM versus TKL/109net/FW?
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 case, the sukapan was available from Tokyo Kawaii Life (at full retail price) but the gingham OP was no longer listed on Ank Rouge's official online webshop - Ailand. I managed to track down the dress at FashionWalker instead and found it at 50% off (comparable to what TOM was offering), but with only pink available. Since I would have ordered either color given the option, I will consider this a reasonable option. Although based on just the item cost, it seems like I would be coming out ahead by ordering through other venues, once international shipping is factored in, I definitely saved money by ordering from TOM even before the discount and points were applied.
Note/also to consider: If I decided to order the sukapan from TKL and the dress from FashionWalker/Ailand/109net shop/basically any other vendor, I would have had to pay domestic shipping from TKL (+ 540 yen) and likely also the other vendor (+ ~400 yen) and consolidate the packages at Tenso (+500 yen) in order to receive the items together in one box. That would have added an additional 1440yen to my shipping cost which would make the total 15464yen or about $151.61USD. However, at the time of TOM purchase, the Liz Lisa sukapan was also available through FashionWalker in bordeaux, therefore effectively eliminating the possible necessity of those additional charges. For reference, the Ank Rouge dress was available in blue and pink from 109net at the same 50% off price but the Liz Lisa sukapan was out of stock in bordeaux which is the only color in which I was interested for the sukapan. So, in fact, TOM was my only option amongst the web shops that I trust to get both items at the same time in the colors in these specific colors, and I'm so happy with both of them despite the slightly large chest area of the OP.
Quick links: [My TOM link] [Get $5 off a minimum $60 purchase from TOM in April with the coupon code: EmiChan04] [TOM's Liz Lisa page] [My recommendations page] [My referral link for more discounts]