This season has been awesomely eventful, but I feel like the adventurous spirit is beginning to wind down. I got the chance to travel to coastal and central Maine this summer, take the GRE test, read about a book a week, and get together with some dear friends in Baltimore for Otakon. I've accomplished a bit, which seems nice.
Also. Oh yes I di-id....
Petrovna's Taobao Dictionary (Google Drive document) is a great resource!
Anyway, the results of my many-spendored early summer haul, with the aid of ever-helpful Taobaonow shopping service! Whoo!
[ETA] I've now included the original stock photos from the respective TB sellers for comparison! They are followed by my photos.
|They don't help me run faster or jump higher (aww) but these winged sandals are|
from 小L的美鞋屋 and I've found them much more comfortable than normal
flip-flops, which I am not a fan of as they always seem to cut into my feet!
These are pleasantly cushioned -- they even came with a pair of heel pads
you can trim and stick on.
|Simple n' casual polka-dot shorts from 火美人日系洋服|
|Sheer dot socks (cute but get kinda, um, sweaty!) also from 火美人日系洋服店|
|Denim 3/4 sleeve top, which buttons to short sleeve! The item differs from|
the stock photo quite a bit. I was expecting this to be larger but it's more of
a half-shirt, good for wearing over something else. The floral trim is a nice
touch, though, I think. From Half Brine一半海水
|Two-layer knit dress from 美美天使屋^_^MM ANGEL . I actually held off on this for a long time but|
couldn't help coming back to it! The top buttons in the front and is wide-knit, and the bottom layer
is a thin-strap slip dress with a brown hem (looks like a mini skirt in the photo.)
There is a weird discrepancy between the length of the top and the length of the
underlayer when worn together though; the white part of the slip shows between the hem
of the top and the skirt bottom. I probably just need to adjust the straps a bit.
|Detail for above, I really liked the tags!|
|Double Peter Pan collar tee from 甜甜韩潮, just comfy t-shirt material. I had originally|
ordered a different style, but the seller sent the wrong one -- the Taobaonow staff
were nice enough to alert me to the and offer to exchange it, but I liked this one too
so no worries. Reminds me of neapolitan ice cream!
|What I was supposed to get from 甜甜韩潮, above.|
|Cute retro baby doll minidress from Magic★ I feel like I need a cute 60's mod|
haircut to complete this.
|Ruffle lace skirt also from Magic★ I've gotten a lot of compliments on this,|
but it can be on the scratchy side if you go barelegged.
|Same as above, lace detail|
|Sweet deer dress also from Half Brine一半海水 This one's nice and light even|
in hot, sticky weather, and super cute with a belt.
|Deer detail! Deertail? Look at them play!|
|Sweets tee from 甜甜韩潮 makes me hungry...|
|Looks delicious, right??|
|From 甜甜韩潮. It is so cute but I.... I'm on the fence?|
I feel kind of clownish when wearing it, even
though I've worn things that are much sillier.
Maybe it's psychological...
|Back detail. BFFFFFFs|
|These distressed lacy jean shorts are from 甜甜韩潮 also. They're very cute but|
a bit on the tight side in the crotch area (oh my...)
|Back detail, you might be able to see how the lace is sewn on kinda funky|
|High-waisted jean shorts from 甜甜韩潮 (the original item page is no longer up, though.)|
I usually size up just in case -- 'cause I have a butt -- but these are still pretty big on me.
|Not a huge issue, but kind of odd... the button "holes" for both jean shorts were|
uncut, so I had to rip them open myself.It might be the case that 甜甜韩潮 sells
imperfect items, but this isn't really anything to complain about as it was easily fixable.
|The back. False pocket!|
|Mustard-colored blouse from 甜甜韩潮, also no longer available. Surprisingly|
soft, but a bit translucent.
|Woven hat from 澜花物语旗舰店|
Everywhere I wear this it looks like I should be boating!
|Vintage green plaid dress with belt from 豚鼠家|
|& both together. This dress is super cute worn, but it's actually on the larger side. I|
did get an L just in case the material didn't have much stretch (it doesn't) while
I decided to get an M for the below sailor dress, which worked out pretty well.
|Sailor-y, stretchy, comfy dress with detachable tie from 豚鼠家|
So simple and cute! Versatile, not too short, and form fitting.
|I had to keep this awesome tag too... their logo is a fancy guinea pig, enshrined in a royal crest!!|
I wish I were an alumna of Guinea Pig Academy... squeek, squeek. <-- the school song?!
One last thing!!
|Trouble, trouble, trouble...|
Yep, I bought a wig!
It's from Coconuts, a retro-girly styled shop that I've bought from
in the past, and it's.... nicer and softer and more voluminous than my real
hair (muffled sobs) The shop model wears one very similar to this!
It's still a bit too hot here to wear it often, but I'm sure when winter
comes it'll be quite fun to put on :P