First of all, I worked with Taobao Spree, since I'd heard lots of good things about them.
They were quick to reply to me and quite easy to work with.
I placed an order I think at the end of April, and they let me know that two items (a blouse and petticoat)
had to be custom made and would take a month. However, seven days later everything was done and
ready to ship. Then everything arrived at my doorstep in seven days! It was all a lot faster than I expected.
I give Taobao Spree a 5/5 overall. They were very quick throughout the entire
process. My items well packed in a box. I had no problems and was kept
informed during the entire process.
As for the clothing, I ordered four things. One of them is a Classical Puppets petticoat, which
I don't think there's any reason to review. It is lovely and very poofy.
Dear Celine blouse
The fabric and lace is good quality, there is an invisible side zipper.
There's a detachable bow you can pin on the front.
It fits well and is very nice indeed. Certainly worth buying.
I've heard good and bad things about Loris bags, so this was a little scary, but
it was 89元 and I needed a bag that wasn't $100 or more. (all the other bags I like seem to cost this much)
The bag is really cute, and a lot bigger than I expected for some reason.
The quality (so far) seems to be good. I didn't find any marks or scuffs.
The inside is fairly roomy and has pink lining. There are two small pockets on the inside, one with a zipper.
My only issue is that the bag handles are a little short. Carrying the bag on my shoulder might
look just a little awkward. It would have been nice if there was a single longer strap included.
So as long as this bag holds up, I am happy with it. We will see!
Alice Kingdom skirt
I saw this skirt awhile ago and thought it was nice, but I couldn't find any reviews on it.
The skirt has boning in the upper part and an invisible zipper. The design is not printed,
It is not extremely thick fabric, but it does not look bad. There is a thin lining underneath. It is good for summer!
Here's a worn picture I took rather hastily. I apologize for my hair. D: It was not cooperating/I'm trying to decide
what color I want it to be. I am wearing a black petticoat underneath, and though the skirt is thin, I couldn't see it!
However, the skirt is either slightly on the short side or else I am not quite wearing the petticoat
at the right place (which is likely) because you can see a little bit of it peeking out at the bottom.
Overall, I am very happy with my purchases and excited to start wearing Lolita clothing at last!