Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Buyee purchases 10 - Liz Lisa peplum jacket, english rose set up, rose OP, check sukapan

I was itching to buy something in February between my Japan trips because I was resisting purchasing from TKL and this was the result! Sorry for the delayed post but these secondhand buys are the least time sensitive posts imo because they can't be easily be bought during a specific time. Most of these were purchased from the same Yahoo Auctions seller which, based on the item descriptions, seems to be some sort of thrift shop or consignment store that also has a physical location where the same items are listed for sale as well. The prices seemed a little too good to be true for "new" items but most had a small disclaimer in the description stating a small flaw or defect. I was a little reluctant to purchase so many items from the same seller without first knowing exactly what level of flaw constituted a certain description, but I ended up just going for it. In case you end up purchasing from this seller in the future, I'll try to list what the original description of the flaw was in Japanese and how I would judge it for myself in person.

Liz Lisa back ribbon peplum jacket, Condition: "New with tags" -
Japanese description of flaw - 注意 前えりや後ろに赤い汚れが御座います。毛玉も少しみられますのでご了承下さいませ。
The close up photo of the collar didn't seem to be too bad and the farther away pictures in the listing were reasonably decent imo so this was the first item on which I took a chance. As it turns out there's a few more blemishes in the fabric than I was anticipating but it still functions well and now I guess I don't have to worry about ruining it as much since it's already pretty flawed. Both bows on the sleeves have a little "shredding" on them and there's some small other issues. I think if I didn't have to pay for all the extra ss fees, I would have been happy with what I paid for what I received, but it's slightly less of a deal with everything added in. (This is, of course, no fault to the seller and just a reality of being an overseas shopper.)
with Liz Lisa ruffle blouse, Liz Lisa check sukapan and Liz Lisa 2-strap ribbon pumps -

with Liz Lisa floral collar OP and Liz Lisa glitter pumps -
The fit is nice but I personally prefer for blazers to be a bit more fitted. I just get this idea that they make me look too boxy. But on a whole, I really like the design with the cutesy details and peplum and I think it'll be great to wear to work once in while with a dress like in the second outfit.

Liz Lisa English Rose top, Condition: "New with tags" -
イングリッシュローズトップス (162-1005-0)
Japanese description of flaw - 注意 毛羽立ちが御座いますのでご了承くださいませ。
The second picture in the listing seemed to illustrate the flaw reasonably well and I was more or less okay with that given that it wasn't all over the top which it seemed like it wasn't. There are a few more spots that I would have guessed, but it's still in reasonable condition imo. I'm not sure what happened to some of these garments to make them this way (it's like someone dragged them on jagged concrete or something) but it doesn't seem to affect the structural integrity or overall look, especially from a reasonable distance.
with Charlotte Russe tulle skirt and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals -

with Swankiss denim skirt and Ank Rouge heart spindle sandals + Liz Lisa 17th anniversary embroidery cardigan -
I really like the elastic for the waist that helps pull it in to balance out the volume on top. The ruffle did seem a little overwhelming at first, especially with the additional shoulder details, but I noticed it less the more I wore it. I love the deep navy color and the contrast of all the flowers.

Liz Lisa English Rose shorts, Condition: "New with tags" -
イングリッシュローズショートパンツ (162-5002-0)
Japanese description of flaw - 注意 ひっかけがございます。全体的に毛羽たちが御座いますのでご了承下さいませ。
There's a bit more "damage" to the fabric of the shorts compared to the top, but again, not unwearable and it doesn't seem to affect the structural integrity. I really only bought the shorts and the top because I really wanted to try them out as a set but I actually quite like the shorts on their own more than I thought I would. 
with Cecil McBee ribbon off shoulder top, Liz Lisa paper can can hat and Liz Lisa knot wedge sandals -

with One Spo fluffy heart cut out knit and Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps -
The waist fit isn't perfect so it slides down a bit more than I would like, but at least they're not annoyingly tight. I think the length would be perfect if the waist sat exactly where it's supposed to so I'm not complaining about that. The ruffle hem is so cute and fun and I think works nicely with solid tops.

Liz Lisa English rose top & shorts set
Ofc I have to try these items together! This is basically the reason I wanted both and wouldn't have bothered if only one or the other was available. Set ups are some of my favorite things about jfashion tbh.
with wedge knot sandals + Liz Lisa long cardigan -

with Bebe knit turtleneck and Liz Lisa ankle boots + Liz Lisa riders jacket -
I surprisingly love both of these outfit combos more than I thought I would lol. I especially love how it looks with the turtleneck layered underneath - too bad I probably won't ever get a chance to wear it that way!

Wedge knot sandals in navy, Condition: "New without tags" -
Japanese description of flaw - 注意…左のアンクルのボタンが止まりませんのでご了承下さいませ。
This is one of the flaws I was most nervous about because it seemed like there might be trouble with the securing mechanism for one of the shoes which is pretty important but since I wanted a complete navy outfit, I was willing to risk it after trying my best to examine the photos provided. As it turns out, the buckle snaps work fine but the overall condition of the shoes, while believably "unused", is not what I was expecting. There's definitely signs of age and fading of the material. I guess it doesn't matter so much but they were also a bit dusty as well lol. If I had seen these in person, I almost definitely wouldn't have paid money for them.
with Liz Lisa flower dot OP -

with Liz Lisa floral top and sukapan set up -
Since I've already purchased them in this condition, there's not much to be done but I don't think these will be worn often. I do like having a navy sandal (versus just pumps) though so I don't really have regrets necessarily. It's just that I'm not fond of the condition of the shoes which make me less likely to want to wear them.

Liz Lisa rose print chiffon OP, Condition: "New with tags" -
This is from a different seller than the previous 4 items. I saw that they had a few dresses in a similar pre-2013 style and was immediately interested knowing that they dresses were new with tags. Older dresses are always a little bit of a risk with sizing for me (some are a couple inches too short for my current taste), but I was willing to risk it for this one even though the price didn't justify that big of a chance wtf. 
with Flag J sandals -

with Liz Lisa momonga cardigan and Liz Lisa OTK boots -
The dress is a little short for my current tastes but hey, at least I live in Hawaii, right? I did wear it out once already and the length didn't feel wholly uncomfortable, so I don't anticipate having any huge issues for at least a year or so haha. The overall dress is really light and it'll be great for the weather here.

Liz Lisa 2014 fukubukuro check sukapan, Condition: "New with tags" -
I see Rune wearing this sukapan all the time and have always thought it would be a good item to have. Most people selling it outside of Japan value it a bit more than I'm willing to pay but I finally found one at what I considered a reasonable price for the condition.
with offbrand collared blouse and Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps -

with Liz Lisa sheer flower shoulder knit and Liz Lisa (flower) wedge pumps -
It's pretty standard for what it is. My only real comment is that I wish it was a bit more high waisted. It fits a bit weird on my mannequin's hips and I think that I probably wouldn't wear it with a lot of my Liz Lisa tops that have to be tucked in. Otherwise, I love the classic plaid in brown and I'm glad to finally own this.

I'd consider this a reasonable success although, as always, I feel like I ended up overpaying for everything. I think it's a feeling I just have to get used to when I'm shopping using an SS like this. I just get distracted when I see an item I think it worth it but then end up adding other random stuff to the same order to "round it out". Hopefully this time I actually take a break from this kind of secondhand shopping (which I always vow to do but never follow through). The items are good but not really as cost effective as I'd like.


  1. The items you got are cute! The navy set suits you really well~ It's strange that the items were listed as new with tags when they have such major damage though .-. I've mostly had only positive experiences when shopping through Yahoo Auctions but now I'm more hesistant lol.

    1. The damage was all disclosed in the descriptions, so it was my choice to purchase them! They did, in fact, come new (unworn) and with tags attached so I think that the seller did a reasonable job of describing the condition - it's really up to individual buyers to decide what's right for them. I did gamble a little bit but for a price I was willing to pay at the time. It is always a good idea to read item descriptions carefully no matter what the platform though!

  2. This post came at a perfect time! I am browsing buyee Y!auctions trying to get some old LL and I really found this post helpful. I think that's the double edge sword of being an overseas buyer sadly, you get the items for a penny and pay a pound for the extra fluff of shipping and fees.

    I'm sad the shoes were a disappointment to you, but I'm happy you were pleased overall with your purchases (hopefully)

    1. Haha tbh I should get over it a bit. This is like my 8th or 9th time buying this way and every single time I complain about the extra fees and vow not to do it again. At least recently I've been staying away!

  3. I haven't browsed buyee in ages now and I'm kinda sad I haven't. Shame the blazer wasn't as nice as you were hoping because it's really cute.

  4. Super cute Buyee haul! Secondhand services always seem so cheap until shipping and fees add up ;;

    My favorite item has to be the fuku check sukapan! I love it with the sheer shoulder knit. The english rose set up is also super cute, I think it looks great with the long cardigan and navy sandals! It's too bad they and the blazer weren't as good as thought- that's always a risk with shopping secondhand!

    1. I think I don't mind the defects on the blazer so much as the fit lol. But in terms of shopping secondhand, I just expect that the sellers represent the item condition accurately. I'm not 100% sure that was necessarily done in this case but it could be a language barrier thing.