Saturday, March 12, 2016

[Buyee Haul Part 3] Ank Rouge Haul

Welcome to Part 3 of the Buyee Haul Series! 
So I've been obsessing over Ank Rouge for a couple of months and I am hooked. Ank Rouge is different from Liz Lisa as they don't focus on different floral prints, but instead more of novelty prints. I've been watching the brand evolve their style for the past couple of years and it's really cool how the style back then was more pastel girly, but now it's darker and more novelty (?) like? I'm really bad at explaining things, but I definitely see this growth in a positive manner!

I thought this was a good time to experiment with the brand/style so here we go!
For Ank Rouge items, I bought a total of 2 dresses, 1 blouse, 1 jumpskirt and 1 skirt. I also decided to throw in a INGNI blouse I got since it didn't really fit anywhere else~

This dress was from Ank Rouge's 2014 Fall/Winter collection and I think it's a good way for me to ease into the brand. I don't think the pictures capture the true color of the dress, but it's this steel-gray/blue and it's a really beautiful color in person. The dress is made up of satin material so it also gives off this metallic sheen and I just adore it. The peter pan color is also always a plus in my book! 

I couldn't find the name of this dress, nor a stock picture but I swore I found it before! :c Anyways, this dress is made out of this suede-like heavier material so it's definitely meant for the Fall/Winter. I love the peter pan collar on this dress because of the lace detailing. The waist line on this is adorable too because the ruffles make it look it's a two piece when it's actually not~

2014, the year of mermaid patterned releases! I fell in love with the print immediately. It gives off such an elegant-girly feel and the fabric is perfect for summer! Ank Rouge calls this a jumpskirt, and I can see why. The cut of this dress allows you to wear to a blouse underneath without an issue, but I had intentions of wearing this as a dress. It's a bit too big around the bust because of that so I'm still debating if I want to take it in or not :c

Also couldn't find what year this was released, but this will definitely become a staple item for me in both my Ank Rouge wardrobe and Liz Lisa wardrobe. I'm sure you can tell by now that I have a thing for peter pan collars haha. The bow is removable so it adds versatility to the item. 

Released in 2015 for Spring/Summer is this Moon print skirt! I have a terrible obsession with moons so when I saw this skirt, I needed it very badly. Ank Rouge skirts have a tighter waist band compared to the new Liz Lisa skirts so beware. I honestly don't know how else to describe this skirt, other than it has moons and you should get it if you can LOL

The last item here isn't an Ank Rouge item, it's an INGNI blouse. Got this on the whim since the starting bid was low, but I kinda regret it. After closer inspection, the blouse was a well loved item and not something I would have purchased if I saw it in person. Taught me a lesson on being careful haha. Nonetheless, when I wear it you can't even tell, so it wasn't a total fail!

This obviously doesn't mean I deviating from Liz Lisa forever. I want to expand my wardrobe and have the ability to mix and match styles as I like, and I think Ank Rouge is a great start for that :)

I also made a video of this haul so if you want to see the items in action, check out my video! ^^

Thank you for reading and stay tuned to the last part of this series, which will be about my Disney Store Japan Rakuten order!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

[Buyee Haul Part 2] Liz Lisa Haul

Like I had mentioned in my Buyee Review post, my order consisted mainly of Liz Lisa, Ank Rouge and Disney items. This post will cover all the Liz Lisa items that I won/caught my eye!

Item No. 102-6065-0
*No stock photo because it's too old
The first item (in no particular order) is this sweater dress from 2010! I honestly love the V-line lace detail and and the bubble hem at the bottom of the dress. I remember back in middle school I used to be obsessed with bubble hems so this dress was a nice treat and brought back memories. 

 Item No. 131-5009-0
*Couldn't find a stock photo of the pink one
To be honest, I had really low expectations for this skirt, but after receiving it and trying it on I don't regret getting this at all! I paired it with this heart cut out top I found on Amazon and it's such a cute combo! For some reason I feel like Cher from Clueless in this outfit haha.

Next item is from Tralala (close enough!) I randomly bidded on the item cause the start bid was low (I think it was 300yen??) and ended up winning it. After trying it on, I like it a lot more than I thought, great casual piece! :D

Item No. 152-3008-0
I don't think I do this cardigan justice! Cardigans are such a staple piece, regardless if it's for Liz Lisa coordinates or for everyday. This cardigan was from the 2015 F/W releases and it has velvet ribbons on the sides. I tried to style the cardigan for everyday wear and I think it worked? I honestly suck at posing haha
  Item No. 151-6058-0
Another 2015 release. This was from the 2015 summer collection and I had my eye on it for awhile now but I passed on getting it when it was released/when it went on sale. I originally wanted the light blue version but the brown one grew on me after I saw it on shop staff and on Emi-chan ^^

 Item No. 132-6022-0
 *No official stock photo
After searching online, it looks like this dress was supposed to come with a velvet ribbon around the neck? Oh well, it's an old release (2013) so I'm not fretting over a lost ribbon. What does matter is that this dress fits me SO well and I don't regret getting this! If only this was longer, then I would be able to wear it as business casual (oh well, can't have it all ^^)

Item No. 120-2004-0
Similar situation with the Tralala sweater, I bidded because the starting bid was low and ended up winning. It looks like this item was from 2012 and I feel like this was in a fukubukuro but I'm not 100% sure. I've seen it being sold a handful of times over the years so this piece looks really familiar. I can definitely see myself wearing this a lot since it's a really cute and casual piece!

Item No. 151-6038-0
This dress was one of the three limited Spring 2015 in store release dresses and I still can't believe I have it! This dress definitely goes back to Liz Lisa's "hime" roots and it's adorable. The bow is removable and can be pinned anywhere you would like~

Item No. 141-6039-0

This is the Liz Lisa x My Melody 4th Collaboration dress in the blue colorway. Never would I have thought I would be able to own this dress because the second hand prices are out of my range. This dress is so lovely that I wish I could sleep in this ; 0; It fits my body like a glove and it's just gorgeous!!!

The last two items were from the Liz Lisa Rakuten store :]

 Item No. 152-9601-0
I got these cork wedges in Size S (I wear US 5-5.5) and these fit perfectly! I'm personally not a big fan of cork anything but I kept seeing pictures of these in the Facebook group I'm in and they ended up growing on me. The flowers are removable (thankfully) since I'm sure they'll get dirty the moment I go outside with these on. I'm glad I got them and especially at the sales price! Now I have a Spring/Summer staple now ^^

Item No. 152-9662-0
The last item of this haul post! I've been eyeing these boots for quite awhile now and when they went on sale for 70% off I had to grab them. I think they're made of faux suede and I honestly don't know what to do the moment these get dirty. I also got these in Small and they fit perfectly. I'm 5ft tall and they go slightly past my knees. The boots fit around my calves perfectly and I'm glad I won't have to worry about them falling down when I'm walking. Though it sucks because I don't wear jeans with these. Aside from that, awesome staple piece for the Fall and Winter! <3

Also check out my video to see all the pieces in action! ^^

Thank you for sticking through this long post! Be on the look out for my Ank Rouge Haul post coming soon <3