-Casual Lolita Black "Note & Crown" High Stockings White
-Classical Lolita Rose Piece Knee Length Thick Stockings - in Pink
-Elegant Pink & Cream Pearls Bracelet
-Snowflake Pearls (I cannot find the listing on their website, anymore).
Second of all my order timeline:
January 23rd, 2011
-Placed order and paid, received order and payment confirmation
January 24th, 2011
-Received message from Fanplusfriend that informed "From Jan 13 to Feb 17 we are on holiday, we cannot make order during this period. Your order would be shipped after Feb 18 in time sequence".
January 29th, 2011
-Received e-mail informing me my order had shipped with tracking number
January 31st, 2011
-Package arrived at my door
|The little crown is just covering up my address|
|Look! Here's my stuff|
Everything was individually wrapped. Even the jewelry boxes were in little plastic bags. It seemed that the skirts and socks were arranged to protect the hat. I was so worried it would get crushed in transit, so I was thrilled that it was all in one piece.
I love Country Lolita more that, almost, every other style or Lolita, especially in spring and summer. So, I've been trying to find on of these for, about a year. So, I've finally ordered one! The bow on the hat is very simple, but the knot in the middle is loose enough that I can slip a flower corsage clip through. The inside is plain, with lining just above the brim.
|Once I took pictures, I wore the hat the rest of the time. I made Husband take a picture.|
I'm really pleased, as it sits comfortably and it does fit. I also love the light color and I can't wait until it really gets warm enough for me to wear outside!
Pink pearls! I love pearls and, as far as I'm concerned, if they're stretchy it seems like a bonus! Again, I was concerned because I have bigger wrists, however, everything sat nicely without any weird stretching.
While I do like the piece, I'm not sure how much I'll be wearing it with my Lolita stuff, though I do know that I will wear it with a lot of my other clothing, and with my mass of single strand stretch pearl bracelets. Though, it would look gorgeous if I ever dressed in Hime Lolita again.
Now, I'm not going to lie. These looked nicer on the website, but on the other hand, they were 88cents. I love few things as much as pearls, but snowflakes are up there. It's sort of getting out of the winter season, but I should be able to wear these another month, and definitely will be able to use them next year.
So, as far as socks, they're pretty much fine. The pink ones are the shorter Japanese OTK type, with the cute scalloped edge. The white ones are more of an American (in my experience) style OTK. They are quite long, and say up on my legs very nicely.
Finally! My skirts! I wanted a very plain black and brown skirt to go along with more casual coordinates. One of the lovely members at the LolitaFashion.org Forums pointed me in the direction of this skirt, and I fell in love. I decided to get both colors in the same pattern.
Overall, the fabric is a very lightweight and unlined cotton. I know this would be a turn-off for some people, but I was very pleased. This means I can layer under it in winter, but it's light enough that I'll be able to wear them in summer with no problems.
The lace on both is lovely, and quite simple. I was hoping that the brown skirt would have brown lace, but I really like the black lace. The brown is a dark enough color that the lace doesn't pop out too much, and is just a lovely accent.
Also, it has a button and zipper closure (shown on the brown skirt, because it's easier to see.) It also had non-detachable waist ties. Due to the light nature of the fabric, when tied the waist ties lay very flat and don't cause weird bulges under fitted shirts.