Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tokyo Kawaii Life order 57 - Liz Lisa ribbon ankle boots, smocking embroidery off shoulder top, 17th anniversary cameo big ribbon barrette

To be honest, I was feeling a bit lackluster about buying Liz Lisa and shopping in general lately, but there's nothing like an iconic ankle boot to bring me back around and convince me to make an order. To help round it out, I added a couple older items that I was interested in but also wouldn't add much weight to the package!

Ribbon ankle (short) boots in pink (175-9604-0)
These ankle length boots have a chunky heel and rounded point toe. There is an eyelet design throughout the boot and they are laced up with a thick ribbon.
I was so excited to see that Liz Lisa was doing another short length/ankle boot in this style! I have the 2011 version in beige, but I've always been interested in getting them in another color. I didn't partake last year because of the fur trim, but these are much more neutral and I was really excited about it. Between the red, pink and beige color choices, pink made the most sense based on what I already own, and I liked that the color wasn't too obnoxious.
with Liz Lisa classical dot OP, Liz Lisa pearl chain camisole and Liz Lisa 17th anniversary cameo big ribbon barrette* -

with Liz Lisa dot tulle OP, Liz Lisa heart applique blouson, Liz Lisa 17th anniversary cameo big ribbon barrette* and Liz Lisa lace-up pom pom pouchette -

with Liz Lisa ballet shoes OP -

with Liz Lisa bow tie blouse and Liz Lisa floral sukapan + Liz Lisa riders jacket -

with Liz Lisa sweet latte OP, Liz Lisa sweet latte necklace and Liz Lisa embroidery ribbon beret + Liz Lisa frill denim jacket -
The boots fit well and are basically just as I expected! I do wish they ended maybe a couple inches shorter on my leg, but other than that, they're really great. I really like the light pink color that seems really neutral while still really cute irl. The ribbons as the laces are a nice touch as well (as long as they don't get dirty!).

Comparison with 2013 Liz Lisa ankle boots in beige
They are very similar in design but it's easy to see that the 2013 version has a higher front platform and a higher heel. The 2017 version is a bit longer/extends a little higher up the leg despite the lower heel.

Smocking embroidery off shoulder top in pink (173-1048-0)
This is a 2 layer top with multiple ruffles and lace and shirring at the neckline. Sleeves have elastic and there is a bow on each side of the collar.
Saki and Amby both love this top, and I really liked how it looked paired with the belted jumperskirt (which I haven't purchased yet lol), so I threw this in my cart so I would have something else small in there besides the boots. I picked pink because I thought it would match better with my current wardrobe than the brown. Honestly, it was just how much Saki endorsed it that was enough for me to get it, haha.
with Liz Lisa rose jumperskirt and Liz Lisa ribbon ankle boots* -

with Evelyn frill tight skirt and Liz Lisa platform ribbon sandals -

with Liz Lisa x My Melody 6th collab vol 2 jumperskirt, Liz Lisa stripped can can hat and Liz Lisa many ribbon pumps -

with Liz Lisa wagon skirt, Samantha Thavasa purse and Liz Lisa 3-strap pumps -
The top is really lightweight and a little shorter in length than I had initially anticipated. It's not a cropped length but I definitely need to make sure the skirts I wear with it are actually well fitted to my waist or the top will become untucked easily. The "スモッキング" (shirring) part of the neckline actually has some pretty good stretch and makes it feel really secure for wearing it off the shoulder.

17th anniversary cameo big ribbon barrette in white (162-9204-0)
☆17th Anniversary☆カメオビッグリボンバレッタ
This is a long, thin 3-layer ribbon with a thin french style barrette on the back. There is a small cameo rose in the center.
I was looking for something small to round out my order, and this seemed like a really good option as I'm trying to introduce more hair accessories to my wardrobe. The ivory color is incredibly neutral and the cameo detail doesn't stand out very much but is a nice little detail. When this barrette was first released, I thought it was way too huge, but I absolutely love it as a hair clip at the back, middle of my head, especially with the layers of the ribbon.

 with Liz Lisa chiffon lace up pleated OP, Liz Lisa cameo necklace and Liz Lisa glitter pumps -

with Liz Lisa lace bow tie blouse, Liz Lisa 17th anniversary flower key frame skirt, Coach small purse and Liz Lisa 3D flower pumps -

with Liz Lisa cameo OP, Liz Lisa 17th anniversary key embroidery cardigan and Liz Lisa (flower) wedge pumps -
It definitely works best at the back of my head, but it can be placed on the side if you consider the length of it properly. I think it would also look good with a bun updo as well. I've already used this barrette more than a few times because it just matches with so much and I almost always have my hair half-up half down. This might actually be the most useful purchase of the order lol.

I'm actually somehow happiest with the barrette of all the things! As much as I do like the boots and top, I know the simple barrette will definitely get the most use (in fact, I've already used it so many times even before this blog post was published). In any case, despite the boots making the shipping for this package a bit high, I am quite happy with everything.


  1. Hair accessories are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit! The one you got is so nice as well - I can see it matching so much from cute to more grown up outfits so it's so practical. Loved the comparison between the older boots and this years version! It's interesting to see that.

    1. I thought the comparison was necessary since I think some people really liked the old version and imo the things that are different are not what I hoped would be different lol

  2. I always admire how perfectly you wear heels of any kind! It's honestly amazing haha I can't even walk in a short boot heel without slipping so you're kind of a superhero in my eyes haha

    1. Lol i slip and trip all the time, but I guess I'm quite motivated to keep going!

  3. Wowow, I'm really loving the second boots outfit?? I wasn't into the boots because I didn't really like the downward scallops for some reason but WOW I adore that second outfit.
    And I totally get you on hair accessories. When they're decently pricey from a good brand it's hard to pick a ribbon over a top, but hair accessories are just so versatile.

    1. Haha it's funny because I actually don't like the second one very much.

  4. i love the boots!! omg they're so cute. they're also very fall appropriate despite being a spring-like pink. when matched with the ballet shoes op, it gives a very "nutcracker" vibe.

    1. thank you so much! i really like them with the ballet shoes op as well <3

  5. Those boots!!!! I totally missed them! They're really cute. I wanna get them but I already have a pair like them from DreamV xD

  6. Omg these boots, I will always have a weird relationship with those! In 2011 I wasn't following LL as closely but what I DO remember is replica popping up EVERYWHERE. To me, they where always the shitty quality pair of shoe where the heel breaks of (accoring to friends and online reviews) and I hated them even though the looked cute. And I just cannot shake the thought even now. I think "they must be bad quality!" immediatly because it was imprinted on my mind haha.
    But I really prefer the new release, the laces make them look so much cuter and the heel isn't as high which I love :)

    1. Bahaha, I think the things you like are what I don't really prefer about the 2017 version, but either way, I'm glad they brought them back!