Tokyo Kawaii Life order 38 - Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno collab ribbon barrette & Tralala ribbon button short cardigan
I haven't made an order this tiny in a long time! I actually had my cart filled with 3x as many things (for 3+x the price too lol) but since I really wasn't looking to spend unnecessarily at this point in the year, I managed to whittle it down to just these two small items and hope the shipping wouldn't be terrible. I ended up consolidating this with my TKL summer lucky bag and it didn't add very much weight.
Liz Lisa x Yui Kanno collab ribbon barrette in bordeaux (152-9211-0) - LIZ LISA × YUI KANNO ☆リボンバレッタ
I was browsing through the outlet and stopped when I saw this ribbon barrette. I had some recollection about it being released last year with the matching Yui Kanno collab items, but didn't pay any particular attention to it. Now that Autumn 2016 is starting to come into full swing and bordeaux is (again) a feature color, I had a real reason to get this now at a great sale price!
with Liz Lisa floral ribbon OP and Liz Lisa glitter pumps -
I don't currently have a lot to wear with this bow so I don't have much to show it with at the moment, but I am anticipating that changing very soon with some purchases I plan to make from Liz Lisa's autumn releases! I'm readyyyyyy. Please look for it being utilized in future coordinates!
I was looking through the outlet and sorting by color and this cardigan caught my eye! When I was trying to style the items from the Strawberry Jam series, I realized that I didn't own a red cardigan! (The one used in the coordinate photos for that post was a borrowed one from my mom.) I had decided not to purchase the matching short sleeve cardigan that was part of the Strawberry Jam series (pictured above on the right) because I was buying so many other items at the time, but ofc it sold out quickly and didn't make it to a better sale! I also missed out on my opportunity to get one from Ank Rouge (who sells a number of similar cardigans in red) during their sale period. However, luckily for me, there was still stock of this one from Tralala which actually works out pretty well because I sorely needed something to accompany the single bow barrette lol.
with Liz Lisa strawberry jam OP and Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps + Samantha Thavasa purse -
with Liz Lisa cherry top, Liz Lisa margaret cherry skirt and Liz Lisa 2-strap ribbon pumps -
with Liz Lisa x My Melody 9th collab cherry OP -
There are some obvious differences between the Strawberry Jam series cardigan and the Tralala one - the biggest being the sleeve length and the second biggest being the material. Since I wasn't looking for an exact dupe and don't really expect to find one in the price range I was aiming for, I didn't let those factors bother me and actually prefer a longer sleeve for cardigans. The ribbon buttons are reasonably similar though and so is the overall length, so I'm going to consider this a win. The fabric for the cardigan is also very thin which I like. The color may be slightly different as well but I do like the slightly deeper red color which adds a bit more depth and keeps things from being too monotonous.
This is a teeny order but I have no regrets about getting either of these items when I had the chance. It would have been more ideal to purchase them at the same time as the TKL summer lucky bag (which released two days after I made this order) so I didn't have to consolidate, but I didn't want to chance them selling out because I definitely had an intended use for them and they were at really good prices! Either way, I'm glad to have them and feel a bit more autumn ready now ♡