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So yeah, I'm about to buy a kind of base outfit to kick off my wardrobe. Because I'll be buying quite a few things at once, I probably won't be able to afford real brand stuff yet (at least if I want to do anything else this summer and not starve this autumn :p), but In The Starlight seems to do some pretty nice items. I was thinking I'd buy the gingham skirt, petticoat (haven't quite decided what kind yet :p), and maybe a black bow (from ITS or elsewhere). And some new socks. I plan to buy a good all-round pair of black MJs, too (I just bought a lovely black leather/brown corduroy pair for only £10, but for the most part they'll have to wait for when I can afford a lovely Country Lolita jsk or something :x).
The sticking point for me, really, is the blouse. Initially I thought a black blouse might go best with the skirt, but then I thought a white blouse would work too, would be more suitable for the upcoming summer and would be a better staple item when it comes to coordinating future buys. I'm not 100% sure on how nice the ITS ones would actually be in person, though, as in my experience a good blouse can be kind of hard to find. I don't want to end up with a lovely skirt and shoes but looking awkward on top.
So I suppose my questions are:
* How nice are the ITS blouses, for anyone who's worn one? How is the quality, and would you say it's flattering? I'm kind of worried the small collar on the Dolly Blouse, for example, would make me look kind of huge and top-heavy. :x
* Would you say it's worth spending more/going over-budget to get a really high-quality blouse to start off with? The worst thing is that I technically do have the money saved to go on a mega spending spree, but I can't afford to use it all up. XD But I might be able to spend a bit more at a push.
* Any other advice or ideas when it comes to getting a first, base loli blouse? Any other good places I could look?
* If anyone's got anything that could be suitable that they want to sell, please speak up too! :3
If you got this far, thank you very much for your patience! I have taken a look in some of the memories, but still felt I could use a bit of personal, more specific advice. ^^;
here are some pictures i thought it would be nice to share (>v< )
our theme: お姫様の砂糖菓子~ ローズクリム編
(the sweets of princesses - rose cream) XDD
P.S. (thank you for all the support with the bunnies! my mom and i are rearranging our dining and basement area to fit as many bunnies as possible right now XDD)
WTB: Inexpensive pettis plus more impending questions. See comments for details. >_>
Any and all crazy ideas will be considered. I am one step away from lashing the thing to my waist.
Any suggestions or changes? Anything goes, ill be drawing this one on the computer for once so i can do any changes. Im just looking for any input.. cause i cant figure out whats wrong with it but its bothering me!! X[
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I'm leaving for Japan in a few months to study. Of course I won't have enough money to support my awful lifestyle and love of shopping, so...I thought about something that works like this:
You check out a loli/punk/kodona or the like-site that DOES NOT SHIP OVERSEAS (ie. not Algonquins or Baby etc), you link me, I go check it out if it's available, you pay for the item+shipment+around...say 15% interest, I send it as soon as possible. And I might sell second hand stuff now and then too.
Would that work legally?
(Hey, don't steal my idea! ;D)
What I'm wondering is, do brands have the flat exchange rate of five years ago (about 100-110 yen to the dollar) or do they charge the exchange rate of today? (110-120 yen to the dollar.) If they use the up-to-date rate, I want to take advantage of it before it's too late. After all, saving $40 on a dress is an excellent discount...=3
Im sorry if this has been asked before, but I just joined this community!
Basically, My friends mum said she was able to make me egl design dress that I want ^^
But she is unsure how to fully do it. So I need to find a dress pattern for it