Of course when you go to Japan, you gotta buy a lot of stuff!
For my lolita/otome cravings, I hit up all the Closet Child stores.
I also went to Usagiyouhinten in Harajuku and Grand Bazaar Lolita in Shimokitazawa.
Of course I also did general fashion shopping in Harajuku! I also went to Ikebukuro and Shinjuku.
Without further ado, please see my haul below!
Straw Hat: WEGO, Dress: Emily Temple Cute, Socks: Tutuanna, Parasol: Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Shoes: Jane Marple
I really like this dress.. It’s definitely not a popular Emily Temple Cute dress. But I think I like simple dresses a lot.
You can wear it for casual wear! I also wore it to work. But of course, you dress it up cute~
Dress: Emily Temple Cute, Cardigan: Emily Temple Cute
More pretty details. I really love ladder lace with ribbon looping through it..
Dress: Emily Temple Cute, Skirt, Emily Temple Cute, Hat: Studio Clip, Headband: Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Socks: Tutuanna
Of course, I also have an unhealthy obsession with strawberries.. well cherries too, actually!
I also got an old school Angelic Pretty dress!!! Ahhhh!!!
Cute, cute, cuteee.
Dress: Metamorphose Temps de Fille’s Cameo Doll
I obtained another velveteen dress!! And a wine color at that. I don’t know what’s with my obsession with velveteen. I really just love how much depth it adds to a dress.
OK – on to casual clothes!
Skirt, jeans: Wonderrocket
I really like Wonderrocket. I really, really do. They’re quite inexpensive and a lot of their pieces are mori inspired, I feel.
And, I also never wear pants. I.just.don’t. I love being girly 24/7.
When a. saw me get them, he was in shock – “OMG PANTSSSSS?!!”
Anyways, they will be serve me instances such as when I go hiking or other similar physical activities, haha.
Bustier Top: Wonderrocket, Turtleneck: Emily Temple Cute, T-shirt: Uniqlo
It seems those bustier tops are trending now so I thought I’d give it a try! I’d love it to wear the denim skirt!
Also the t-shirt isn’t just any normal t-shirt. It’s a little Mai t-shirt from Moomins, yaaaaay. Cute.
So what did you think of my haul???
Whenever I look back … I always think it was hardly anything!!!
But I guess that’s how it is. Browsing all those second hand shops, I didn’t find a lot that I liked during that time. I guess it all depends on luck! And I try to be careful to not make impulse purchases.
But of course as I mentioned before, I obtained my dream shoes!
What more could I ask for?
It seems like the majority of the items I purchased were from Emily Temple Cute!
They are an otome brand.
I recently put up a lot of my lolita items for sale. There’s a lot of things I don’t wear so no use in it sitting around.
I’m starting to think I’m graduating to a more mature look with otome! I am getting older after all.
I still love lolita, but I’m starting to not enjoy the loud prints as much and am more interested in the small details.
The last couple of times I visited Japan in the spring/early summer.
I think I’d like to visit in the fall/winter next time.
What will those second hand stores stock next time?!