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Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡

Finally I am writing about my Oddment Pack!

What is an Oddment Pack?

It’s a pack of items you buy from a store in which you don’t know what’s inside!
It’s cheaper than buying the items individually.

This is what a Lucky Pack is. Many stores do this in Japan especially during the New Year’s.

The Oddment Pack is a little different though.
It contains defective items so you receive many more items than a normal Lucky Pack!
Generally the defects are very tiny and often times unnoticeable.
And sometimes there are no defects at all – they are just unpopular products they wanted to get rid of.

I got the Oddment Pack A from Innocent World! They are a famous lolita brand.
I really like their Oddment Packs as they include many items (I got 16 total in this one pack) and since I’m starting out lolita it’s really super helpful.

This is the package below!
It weighed 5.5kg (12lb)!!!

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And here’s the box open..
Look how much stuff is inside! Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

First, these are the dresses I got!

This dress is a plain piece, but it has a lot of details to make it interesting.
There is a layer that you can tie up and make the dress look more fluffy!
But I didn’t think this dress was suited for me, so I traded it with a friend. And it looks so good on her!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

This dress is a bit less interesting, but it looks so much better on me! And the color is much suited towards me.
I think I can wear this in the fall/winter.
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I was not a fan of this dress. It looks like a night gown to me, hahaha.
I was able to sell it!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

I was OK with this dress! It’s plain, but I don’t mind wearing it!
But it doesn’t fit me at all.. My bust is just way too tiny. I needed to tie the halter all the way high to my neck for it fit proper. But then it just looked really weird! This is then problem when you pretty much don’t have boobs! Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

There was actually significant damage on this dress as the dress was fraying really badly on one of the ruffles.
But I was able to sell it too!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

I really like this dress! It has such a nice dusty pink color and the tiers make it look so fluffy!
I kept this dress! Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

I am truly in love with this blouse.
It looks quite plain, but it’s the nicest chiffon I have ever felt.
Have you felt chiffon? While it is soft, somehow it has a texture of sandpaper still.. with a lot of little bumps.

This chiffon feels like silk, but it doesn’t have the shine that silk has.
I really am impressed with the quality of this blouse!
It’s called pear skin chiffon!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

This is a brown blouse made of the chiffon that’s like sand paper..
There’s not much special about this blouse, but it’s nice to have a brown one to be able to coordinate better, but the brown is almost black which doesn’t match anything in my wardrobe!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

Another lovely pear skin blouse. There’s so much nice details in this blouse!
There’s a defect in this blouse though.
It is supposed to tie around the waist, but the strings that hold the ties in place have been ripped off.
I don’t really mind not having those ties so it’s doesn’t bother me!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog
This is another favorite blouse I received!
It’s a really easy blouse to match things in my wardrobe so I’m super happy.Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

3 white blouses in a row, oh my god.
I really want to sell some, but I can’t decide which.
The one I like the least design wise is made form pear skin chiffon, so it’s hard..Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

And 2 cotton blouses!
These were way too big for me so I sold them as well!
One of had a stain that was smaller than 1mm. That was the defect!
I honestly wouldn’t have noticed it had they not mentioned it!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

They always include some accessories in a pack so you can make a complete outfit.
I just got a plain old pair of black socks!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

And they also included a petticoat. It’s pretty small, but it will be nice for casual wear!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

And I also got this mini hat!
I’ve been trying to sell it.. as it doesn’t suit my style!Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

 What did you think of the Pack?
I paid 50,000 yen (roughly $500) for it.
It sounds very expensive, but the cost of them items individually would have been 250,000 yen ($2,500)!

Lucky packs are a good way to save money if you don’t mind to take a gamble!
The good thing is you can often sell what you don’t like!

Also, Innocent World staff were very nice to me. Oddment Packs from them are actually only for foreign purchasers.
However, I was in Japan around the time they were shipping them so they were kind enough to ship it to my hotel.
It saved me a lot of money from shipping and custom fees!
They don’t mark their packages as gifts and declare the real value so it’s likely I would have gotten custom fees if I were to receive it in Ireland.

Overall, I’m pretty happy as it helped me to build a foundation for my wardrobe!
I would have hoped to get at least one dress with a print and less blouses though. 9 blouses was an excessive amount leaving me confused as to which to sell..
But I think I will get the fall Oddment Pack too!

 Here are some pictures from yesterday! I went to a picnic with friends! Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog Innocent World Spring 2014 Oddment Pack A ♡ blog

 

Have a lovely day everyone!

 

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Recent Purchases, Makings, and International Lolita Day ♡

Just a short post…
With things on my mind lately!

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This is a hair clip I recently made!
I also made the chain.
I hope to use this technique to make a necklace soon.. but I’m sooooo lazy and impatient. Recent Purchases, Makings, and International Lolita Day ♡ blog

I recently bought these 2 purses below!
I purchased them both on mbok, which is a Japanese auction site.
You can find maaaaaany cute things there for inexpensive!

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Innocent World Book Bag in White!
This is the color way I wanted the most..   Recent Purchases, Makings, and International Lolita Day ♡ blog
I’m so happy because the condition is also like new!

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I also purchased this Axes Femme Book Bag.

Can you tell I have an obsession with book bags?
Hahaha..

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A recent selfie from International Lolita Day!
It was June 7th Recent Purchases, Makings, and International Lolita Day ♡ blog
I went to the Leprachaun Musuem with a couple of other lolitas and we had a picnic!   Recent Purchases, Makings, and International Lolita Day ♡ blog
Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures!   Recent Purchases, Makings, and International Lolita Day ♡ blog

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a. recently purchased a lighting set so these are some test pictures from it!
Hahaha,  I think it’s still not bright enough, but I also used it for taking pictures of the purses. I think it’s very good for that!
We will have to buy some flashes.. to make me look better, haha.

Thanks for reading!

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♡ At the Botanic Gardens in Dublin

Because there was such lovely weather this weekend..

I went to the Botanic Gardens in Dublin!

The Botanic Gardens are located north of the city center.
It’s just a short ride so it’s very convenient!
But it’s also to have a nice break from the city life too.

As I have not done a photo shoot in a long time, I hope you enjoy! ♡ At the Botanic Gardens in Dublin blog

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Dress: Victorian Maiden’s Chiffon Frill JSK
Blouse: Innocent World
Bag, Tights: Taobao
Shoes: Rieker
Necklace: Handmade by friend

This Victorian Maiden dress is a dress I got from a trade with a friend.
I am totally in love with it!
I didn’t think too much of it when I first tried it on.. I just wanted to get rid of the dress I was trading, hahaha.

But in the end, I think it looks very good on me.
I’m so lucky as this dress was released last in 2006! So long ago..

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.
Today is a bank holiday in Ireland so I am resting at home! ♡ At the Botanic Gardens in Dublin blog

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♡ Day 1 – Hong Kong – Arrival to Family!

Happy Friday everyone!  ♡ Day 1   Hong Kong   Arrival to Family! blog

I’m so excited for this weekend!
Because it’s a 3 day weekend and the weather actually looks good!  ♡ Day 1   Hong Kong   Arrival to Family! blog

As you might imagine, it doesn’t happen in Ireland too much..

OK – I finally am getting around to posting Day 1 pictures from Hong Kong!
Thanks for your patience..  I need to become faster at editing pictures! ♡ Day 1   Hong Kong   Arrival to Family! blog

♡ Day 1   Hong Kong   Arrival to Family! blog a. and I at the airport! Hehehe.
It was a bit tiring because I had to go to work that day and then 12 hour flight hmmmmm…

♡ Day 1   Hong Kong   Arrival to Family! blog We had a short flight on Lufthansa to Munich.
The food was delicious! It was actually warm..  I never got such treatment on a short haul flight.

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Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡

I wanted to post about every day of my trip and end it with a post on the haul I got, but since I had been gone about 3 weeks – I figured you all would probably prefer to see my haul first, hahaha.

I got a lot of dresses this time which I’m soooo happy about!

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Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog I got this dress and skirt at Axes Femme.
It’s a more mature brand, but I really like it! They like to put a lot of details into their pieces that make them unique.

I was really set on the skirt, but undecided about the dress and did not bring it to the dressing room… The sales lady noticed at me staring at this dress (?) and brought the dress to dressing room. Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog
Her sales tactics worked sooooo well.
I obviously ended up buying it in the end, hahaha.

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog Recipe dress from Wonder Rocket in Japan! 
The dress on the right I got from Hong Kong in Sham Shui Po.
In Sham Shui Po, there’s a lot of wholesale clothing companies. Unfortunately most do not sell to private individuals. However sometimes they have some bits and bobs that are leftover. I got this dress for $10!

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog The skirt and blouse are from Hong Kong from a store called J Closet on Fa Yuen Street.
This store is soooooooo extremely affordable. For those 2 pieces I paid $276HKD  which is $35.
The whole store had a mori girl thing going on and since I was thinking of making a foray into that fashion I thought why not..

The shoes came from Shimamura in Japan.

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog Both dresses are from Wonder Rocket in Japan.
I thought I’d love the Macaron dress more, but the long dress is really suitable for me after I tried it on!

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog Uniqlo haul!
Uniqlo is like GAP of Japan, I guess? Although they are expanding. They are in the US as well as UK now! They are very affordable and also have cuuute clothes!

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog OK now… this is seriously the highlight of my haul.
The Innocent World Book Bag.. is like oooooohhh my goddddddd! 
I was so happy when I saw this! I found it in a lolita second hand store called Closet Child.
Because it’s a second hand store, they only stock what’s sold to them. I wasn’t anticipating this being there, but it was seriously on my wish list so I’m so super duper happy.

This bag is hardly ever sold second hand, but I currently see a very similar bag being sold on mbok (a Japanese auction site) and people are going nuts and have gone above the price I paid already even though the auction has quite some time before ending! So not only did I get the bag.. I got it for a fair price!

The white heart bag is also very adorable! It comes from Audrey in Harajuku. 

I also am super happy about the rabbit bags!
They are from a mook by the brand Muchacha Ahcahcum.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m also very obsessed with rabbits.
And I love how strangely creepy these bags looook!
The white rabbit bag is used to chain on to a handle of another bag. I want to use it as a pass case!

Muchacha is way more famous for their cat bag which has been replicated a lot of times..
But in my heart I love rabbits wayyyyy more!

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Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog The beginning of my lolita haul. All items are second hand from Closet Child in Harajuku/Shinjuku.
Long sleeve bolero from Baby the Stars Shine Bright.
Bonnet from Innocent World.
Short sleeve bolero from Innocent World.

I’m really happy with all the items… they were kinda the basics I needed to make better coordinates!

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog Malonica Rose Skirt from Innocent World. 
It was only 4,000 yen! This is very inexpensive for lolita.
I really love how classy it is!

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog OK… another item I realllyy like!
This parasol is from Baby the Stars Shine Bright in Harajuku.
It has just enough frills to warm my girly heart…

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog And here it is open!
Oh my god! It’s making my heart beat faster, hahaha.
It’s suitable for rain, but also for sunny days as it has UV protection.
Great for me because I hate getting tanned!

Hong Kong/Japan 2014 Clothing Haul ♡ blog The last item of my haul – Otome no Sewing 5.
It’s a book that teaches you how to sew lolita garments!
Another thing I have not told you before… I started sewing as I got a sewing machine for Christmas.
I have been meaning to post about it.. Anyways, it will be long before I can use this book as I am quite the beginner still.

 

So what do you think of my haul?

I’m so happy about all the items…!

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But that’s not all…
I have another haul post to make! You will see soon(ish)…

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Back from Hong Kong/Japan – Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡

Everyoneeee!

I totally didn’t keep my promise of posting during the trip to Hong Kong and Japan.

I got a fever on the 2nd day of the trip and recovered enough to go out the next day.

But I never fully recovered since I had to go out and do soooo many activities everyday!
I was seriously sick by the end of the 3 weeks and was really worried they’d quarantine me at the airport for having a fever on the way home! Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog   Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog   Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog

I’m almost better now at least!  Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog

 

And now…

 

I have to show you the best souvenir of the trip before mentioning anything else!

I got my polaroid taken with Haruna Iikubo from Morning Musume!
a. also got a polaroid with his favorite member (behind Sayu of course) Riho!
Haruna is also my favorite member behind Sayu! (Who was sold out, of course!)

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Haruna’s tiny face seriously puts mine to shame… Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog

So I could not find a honey dress when I was in Japan so I settled for chocolate, Haruna’s former color!

My full outfit below!

I bought the bonnet when I was there…
I think it suits my face sooooooo much! Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog

 

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Random pictures from the day that a. took of me..

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I will get to writing posts soon.

Especially about the polaroid event!

Please stay tuned!  Back from Hong Kong/Japan   Polaroid with Morning Musume! ♡ blog

Everyone enjoy the spring and keep in good health!

 

P.S. Babymetal is coming to UK in July!
I’m sooooooo going!

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