vrijdag 15 mei 2015

Finally an update: the arrival of yet another dress!

Hello everyone!

I realize I haven't posted in quite a long time, simply because I didn't do much lolita-related, didn't buy anything as I'm saving for my Japan trip and was busy preparing for my final exams!

Though, about a week ago I was browsing Yahoo! Auctions. I had been looking for Baby's Pas de Deux in the Blue Moon in navy and in the Odette cut for a while, and I had the strange feeling that I would find it that particular day. I was just casually browsing, I nearly clicked to the next page but then I saw it: the exact dress, in navy, but also in the Odette cut! I couldn't believe my eyes and I nearly didn't believe the price either, the starting bid was only 6000 yen!

While I doubted at first as I wanted to save up for my trip to Japan, I decided I probably wouldn't find it again for this price anytime soon and emailed Tenshi to bid for me. I set my max bid to 7500 yen (approx. €55,-) and waited as the auction had two days left. After a bit of stress in the last hour of bidding, I saw Nicole had made the highest bid with 7500 yen.

This time, instead of EMS which I thought was too expensive for the dress alone, I had it shipped with Registered Airmail and surprisingly: it arrived super fast! It was shipped from Tokyo the 12th and arrived in Amsterdam at the 13th! It was released from customs the 14th, but as it was a national holiday, no packages were being delivered. Luckily, this afternoon the mailman came along! I asked Nicole to mark down my package and for once my package got through without any fees :D

There it is, in all its glory!
As always, I expected Nicole had packed the dress in a bag, but when I opened the box I didn't see any regular bag, I received it in an actual pink bag from Baby. That was a nice surprise!

So pink! But what is in it...?

A beautiful dress, that is!
The dress looks amazing! It's my first dress with navy colouring and I'm just in love with it, combined with the sweet pastels. The bodice is lovely too and I must admit that a big part of me buying it is because it's a ballet print... I tried it on with my pointe shoes but sadly those don't match the dress :'(

The details in the dress are just stunning! The colours of the ribbon look a bit weird from up close but have just the right amount of shading from further away. While it's a bit hard to coord due to the low cut of the dress (can't wear it blouseless!), I have tried two casual coordinates: (sorry for the slightly blurry pictures!)

♥ Coord rundown: 
JSK: Baby
Top: H&M
Cardigan: Hema
Socks: Tutuanna
Shoes: Bodyline
Tights are offbrand

♥ Coord rundown: 
JSK: Baby
Blouse: Tally Weill
Socks: Primark
Shoes: Bodyline


Sadly, I have basically no headwear for this dress yet, so I will be looking for that in Japan! I will probably bring it to Japan with me as it's a super nice light and airy dress! I said I wanted to buy one more dress before going to Japan, and I definitely don't regret it.

Tenshi's service is also amazing, I've now experienced all her services (in-store shopping, online shopping and auctions) and she couldn't do a better job! If you're ever in need of a great shopping service, you can contact her here

Thanks so much for reading! 

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