Saturday, May 18, 2013

Milky Planet Re-Release Review (Image Heavy)

Happy Saturday!
At around 10:30 am the doorbell rang and it was the mailman holding a pink package, obviously from Angelic Pretty!
My dress was shipped in one of their shopping bags, which is surprisingly thick.
I opened it and pulled out the contents and much to my surprise, they included another bag and a sticker! (I just bought a $300 dress... they better give me something free! XD)
The dress was a little squished.
The front. I love the navy colorway! It looks like a nighttime carnival scene. The print is so vivid and bright... and it has glitter! The lace is super soft but the fabric seems a little bit rougher than some of my other AP items. Still superior quality though.
The back. The buttons where the waist ties attach are shaped like stars.
The neck! 3 ways to wear; ties, collar, or nothing at all.
The apron. The bow is detachable and the stars are pockets!
Several detachable parts. I like this because you can wear the dress any number of ways.
I'm a little disappointed with the quality of the striped fabric though... it seems a bit lower quality than the rest of the dress.
The sleeves are adjustable. (Sorry for the blur.)
I discovered this opening, which I thought was just a part they had forgotten to stitch...
...But it turned out to be a pocket! Neato!
I'm pretty happy with the service from Angelic Pretty. I ordered right at the end of Golden Week, so processing was a bit slower than it probably would have been normally. But that's ok. Over all, I'm happy with the quality of the product and would definitely order from the international site again.
As I said in my last post, Milky Planet is my dream print and I'm so happy that I finally own it (although I would still like to have the first release as well.)
I was thinking about doing a post or a video comparing this dress to the replica I own, so let me know if you are interested ^^
<3 Aina

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Kawaii Online Avatars

Hello again.
Today I decided that I would log into my Gaia account for the first time in many, many months. And much to my surprise, I had several lolita and punk themed items that I forgot were there. So, I made my way to the marketplace and purchased a few things to complete my online coordinates. Here's what I came up with.

A lolita style coord. Cute shoes, printed skirt similar to something you might see from Angelic Pretty, and ruffled sock.
A more mature and elegant style.
 Kawaii maid. Apron and sweets!
This is kind of an Aristocrat style... or at least my attempt at it.
Punk style. It's hard to see, but the headphones are in the shape of skulls.
Just like in real life, clothes are expensive on Gaia! If you're just starting out, try to get some basic, cheap, lolita and lolita-ish items that you can coordinate in different ways and slowly build up your online wardrobe.
<3 Aina

Monday, May 6, 2013

Brand Guilt

Hi, my lovely readers! I hope all is well.
So, for those of you who haven't heard the news.... Angelic Pretty re-released MILKY PLANET! :D

It's my dream come true! I've always wanted Milky Planet in yellow and I managed to get a replica of it, but I told myself that if they EVER released the print again I would buy it... and so I have.
I just ordered the OP in navy.
But for some reason... I'm feeling extremely guilty. Money has been a bit tighter than I'd like it to be, so I picked up 3 extra shifts at work in hopes that it will ease my guilt. I just don't understand why I'm feeling this way. I've ALWAYS wanted this print, so why does it feel so bad to order it?
Does anyone else feel guilty after making a large purchase? Or is it just me? I'd like to hear what you all have to say about "Brand Guilt."
<3 Aina