I paid on July 15, my items were shipped on August 18, and my package arrived today! (Which was a surprise, since the tracking number said it was in Kansas-- then again, I'm not sure how tracking numbers work anyway.)
Esther took care of me. She usually responded quickly-- once she took a couple of days, but she says she was sick those days.
Onto the items!
Could everything really be in this tiny box? (CD for comparison)
Item 1: Dear Celine Hairclip http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3756652995
It cost less than 1 USD. It's worth that amount. It's fuzzy and has an alligator clip on the back, which I like. The pictures made me think two clips were included, but I don't care that much.
Quality: 5/5? My expectations weren't high, and it's quite nice. Not a disappointment at all.
Item 2: Dear Celine Blouse http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5057799709
Lovely! It's just so, so wonderful. No complaints. The fabric is just the right thickness and it looks awesome on me.
I wish I had a good worn pic, but my hands shake like crazy. (I also tried to get those buttons, but... it's a new camera. I don't know how it works.)
Item 3: HMHM Blouse http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=3541250946
This one took the longest to come in because I got it custom sized. I'm regretting this one.
My first thought was "the sleeves look a bit short." I tried it on, and yes, they were, by about two inches. (Everything else was wonderful, though.) This wouldn't be a big deal, but the cuffs are so tight that the blouse is unwearable.
After playing with the sleeves, it seems like they would fit perfectly if the sleeves were the right length. I'm really disappointed-- I was looking forward to this blouse the most. Mom and I might have measured my arms wrong, so it's probably not their fault. Nevertheless I'm very upset-- Other than that, this blouse is great.
Fit: 1/5 (Again, awesome except for the garment-ruining sleeves)
I would recommend Taobaospree and Dear Celine to anyone! I would buy from HMHM again-- I just wish I could return the blouse I got.
My question: Is it possible to have sleeves lengthened by an inch or more? If not, how much would it cost to have a tailor make a blouse short-sleeved?