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!)
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Tights are offbrand
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Blouse: Tally Weill
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! ♥