June 23rd, 2012

Dreamy Horoscope

Hi, I'm really new to the community and I'm making my first brand purchase this Monday.

I'm really new to wearing lolita despite having liked it for so long, and all the pieces I own are Chinese offbrands.

I really, really want Dreamy Horoscope because I love the print and it reminds me of Dream Sky a lot, which I am still regretting for having not bought. But I am seriously cringing at how expensive it's going to be for me. AP in SF said they would even special order the navy crew socks for me, but I still don't know.

I can't help but think about all the dresses I could be buying from other offbrands for the $370 it costs me for this dress + matching socks.

I don't think I'm going to regret the purchase but I'm definitely anxious about actually making my first brand purchase.

Can anyone give me any advice? Pros? Cons? Buy or not buy?

I think I just need to be eased into making a giant purchase. ;___;


Is Lolita Dying?

Just wondering what other people's opinions are. I've noticed the community has slowed down within the past few years, as well as the sales community. A lot of the location specific communities are dead, but I know a lot have migrated to Facebook. Do you think the lolita community is shrinking, or is it just moving off livejournal? Or is it not shrinking at all, and think is just my imagination?
music ♔ pf → syd head in hand

Problems with Dream of Lolita. Advise please?

Hello all, I'm currently having a bit of trouble with a Taobao order and I'm not normally the type of person that likes to make a fuss but I'm really not sure what to do and would like some advice.

A while ago I emailed a full list of what I wanted along with my measurements to my shopping service, one of these items being a custom sized dress from Dream of Lolita. I accidently made a terrible typo and instead of asking for the dress to be 108cm in length I asked for it to be 180cm in length, and DoL made it to this size. My SS didn't notice until she received the finished dress and she send me an email asking if I had intended for it to be so long or if it was a mistake, at which point I went over my sent messages and realised my typo and asked my SS if it was possible to be fixed and that I'd happily pay extra to correct it. She said it would be fine and sent the dress back to DoL. This was a few months ago and I hadn't heard anything for a while so I shot her an email recently asking if she'd gotten the corrected dress back, and she said that she hasn't heard back from DoL despite her many efforts to do so and basically if I want the dress then I have to pay for it again and reorder it as it would take too long for a refund from DoL.

I'm not against paying for the dress again, being Taobao it's not an awful lot of money and this entire thing is down to my mistake in the first place, I'm just terribly nervous to give more money to DoL as it seems a bit shady to me that my SS is unable to get into contact with them and she knows she won't be able to get any form of refund. I'm not sure if I'm being overly paranoid, so I just wanted to ask what you would personally do in this situation, and ask if anybody else has ever had any issues with DoL? 

Thank you<3

Bodyline shipping?

I was wondering something. I did a bodyline purchase on the 23rd and chose the AIR shipping method. But when I got the tracking info it seems they sent it via EMS and it'll be here within the next few days.

Now I'm not complaining about the time it getting here (sense I'm used to waiting at least 2-3 weeks for a bodyline order) but I did choose AIR and they shipped it EMS, the only thing I'm worried about is them or someone or whatever contacting me to pay the correct shipping cost.

puppy, cute

VictorianGirlDress (Ebay) Petticoat shop help

I am currently in the bidding for a petticoat on the Ebay Shop VictorianGirlDress.  I've heard very good reviews, and at the prices they offer, I felt I couldnt go wrong! However, I place a Bid on this petticoat, which is marked as 11-12-13 and is said to be a size 12, but it doesn't say if its a 12 in womens sizes, or children's. I have a 29 inch waist, and I'm worried that it will be too small. :(
Does anyone have experience with this shop? Should I retract my bid???
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