Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hello Cuties! I have a really cute post for you all today.  I have received a phone case from Sweet Escape DecodenSweet Escape Decoden makes the cutest decoden cases in various designs. She can also make custom cases by request. Let's get onto the review~ 

My decoden case took less than a week to arrive after being shipped which is great! The packaging was so very cute and I could tell immediately that so much love, time, and effort goes into each order. The cases listed on Sweet Escape Decoden are also very affordable considering everything that goes into them I'd expect to pay more. I'm very impressed!

I received my decoden phone case, a cute dust plug / charm, and she even included some candy which is so sweet! I'll talk about the individual items in the next bit. But, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate all that went into my order. It's so sweet!

Here's my case! My case is a pastel whip with Korilakkuma & Rilakkuma cabochons. There's also some pastel sweets, a rose, and pastel wings with hearts and glitter. I saw this case and it screamed me!!! I love it so so much omg I'm obsessed! It's not listed on Sweet Escape Decoden Etsy but, you can request to have a case made like this one.

The case fits on my phone perfectly and unlike most cases, it's easy to remove! I always have the hardest time taking my cases off so, I was really surprised at how easily this one came off. 

Here are some close ups of my super cute case as well as the dust plug / charm! The quality of this case is amazing and I can tell based off prior experiences, that this case is going to last me a long time. It's sturdy and I don't feel like the pieces are going to fall off or anything like that so, that's good! I'm really impressed!

I am very satisfied with my case and I would highly recommend Sweet Escape Decoden if you're looking for really cute decoden that's good quality and affordable. Big big thank you to Sweet Escape Decoden for sponsoring this review! I love my case so much!


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Cute Fashion Stores (Online) ♡

Hello friends! A lot of people have been asking me where I buy my clothes from along with all of my other cute things so I decided to make a blog post so it's easier for everyone and you'll have all of the information in the same place!

These days I get a lot of my fashion items from Tokyo Otaku Mode. I love TOM because they sell authentic Japanese fashion imported from Japan. I can order authentic items without the hassel of a shopping service or the fees of a shopping service.

Tokyo Otaku Mode has popular J-fashion brands like Liz Lisa, Ank Rouge, Swankiss, Milklim, Listen Flavor!, and more! I know with TOM, I am getting authentic, quality items. It is a little pricer than some but, for imported brand I can't complain too much. And throughout my orders, my items have been amazing quality so, it's really worth it in, my opinion.

I also have a coupon for this month! You can use the code PastelCutieAug for $5.00 off when you spend $30.00 or more~ yay yay ! ^^

Another place where I get my clothes is Kawaii GoodsKawaii Goods makes custom clothing and accessories. All the designs are created by the owner and are one of a kind. There's also a wide rage of sizes and most items are available in plus sizes! With Kawaii Goods I know I am getting high quality items and they're so so cute, too! The owner is so very sweet and deserves so much support~! I also have a coupon for this shop which is "pastelcutie" for a discount on your order at checkout ^^ 


  Another shop that I love and adore so much is Holley Tea TimeHolley Tea Time makes custom designs and accessories. I just took a look at their new collection and everything is so cute omg I'm crying! I love this indie brand so much. They also hav a wide range of sizes going up to 3XL which I think is really amazing. Everyone can be cute, I love it! I also have a coupon for this shop which is "PastelCutie" for a discount of 10% at checkout ^^ so sweet !~

Bonne Chance Collections is an online dress shop. They come out with new collections very often so, there are new designs up on their store! I love this shop and I get a lot of my dresses here. The one thing I will say is, they're pretty popular so, once they release a new collection things tend to sell out fast. You can look them up on instagram to keep up with and be the first to know when new collections are released on their site. The owner is really kind, as well which is always good!

Spree Picky is another really cute shop that I get a lot of my clothes from! Spree Picky has so much cute stuff and I love this store so much! They also have a plus size section on their store. Spree Picky sell clothes, shoes, wigs, accessories and so many more cute things. Spree Picky also offer free shipping on orders over $30.00! I have a new coupon for them as well which is "pastelcutie" for a discount on your entire purchase ^^ ♥ I'll be doing a haul/review video on my Youtube Channel, soon~!

 And lastly, I'm sure you all want to know where I get my lolita fashion items, yeah? Bodyline is one of the many sites that I buy my lolita fashion items. If you're on a strict budget, this site is for you. Though lolita fashion can be pretty expensive, regardless. This is just a more affordable site to purchase lolita. Bodyline is based in Japan so it does take a while to receive items unless you pay extra for expedite shipping. They also have a little bit of a wider rage of sizes and a lot of their items are available in 3L.

Now, when I buy brand lolita items (like Angelic Pretty for example) I always buy secondhand. There are a couple reasons for this. One being it is cheaper than buying new AP and two, because a lot of the prints I want are older and no longer available unless you buy secondhand. You can buy secondhand on sites like Lolita Desu and Lace Market. Though I usually buy from friends who are selling since a lot of them happen to be current or retired lolitas. Buying secondhand is cheaper but it can still be pretty expensive. I once bought an AP dress secondhand for $300.... so buying brand may not be for everyone especially those on a budget.

A lot of the clothes I have and wear are often items I've just accumulated over time and I can't always remember where they're from. Hopefully this kind of narrows it down for those of you looking to purchase cute clothing.

That's all for now! As always, thank you so much for reading and I hope to see you soon!

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Day in Lolita - Squirrel Party JSK ♥


Hello loves! ♥ Today I decided to wear lolita fashion. If by chance you have never heard of lolita fashion, you can read about it here. I've been wearing lolita for a bit but, I don't wear it often because it gets really hot and humid in San Diego. Makes wearing all of those layers really uncomfortable and it's just not a fun time. I try to wear lolita fashion as often as I am able because it is really cute and really fun to wear and it makes me feel really happy, too!

This dress (JSK = Jumperskirt) is called Squirrel Party and it is made by a store online called Bodyline. Squirrel Party was ACTUALLY the first lolita dress I ever purchased and owned though this is the first time I've worn it. The reason for that being, I had this idea of what I wanted the coord (coord = coordinate /or outfit) to look like. I had made collages and everything but the ideas ultimately kept changing and I could never really settle because it just felt.. incomplete/unprepared to me.

Since I bought this dress, I've accumulated a lot of lolita items including other dresses. Some I've bought slowly overtime since lolita is an expensive fashion and some of the items I have aquired were given to me by friends who no longer wear the fashion /or switched to a different style.

(Why do I look so worried... Am I late for an appointment....?)

There's a lot of items that make up a lolita coordinate, which is why it's taken me many months to feel like my coords were "ready" to be shown online. I've recently purchased a parasol umbrella (pictured) which is the last thing I needed to feel like this coordinate was complete so, I finally put it together. I am really happy with how it came out and actually looks better/cuter than it did in my mind.

Outfit Rundown:

Headbow: Handmade by my friend.
Blouse/Petticoat: Spreepicky
Dress/JSK: Bodyline
Tights: Sweetiecakes
Shoes: Bodyline
Accessories: Kittywood Designs, eBay, Cute Can Kill

There are a lot of lolita dresses, and a lot of different sub-styles of lolita. Why did I choose Sweet Lolita? I chose Sweet Lolita because the prints are very cute and often feature designs that have all of the things that I love. One of the types of designs sweet lolita has is of course, sweets. There's lots of sweets, and food designs but that's not all. There's characters like animals, and things like flowers and bows... there's even prints that feature planets and stars covered in delicious pastel sweets (Name the print in the comments if you know which one I'm talking about!)

I think what I love most about sweet lolita is it's very empowering to dress in a way that's so different and very much just for yourself. When I wear lolita, it's because it makes me feel happy, and it makes me feel really confident and comfortable. I love it so much because it's purely something for me to enjoy and have fun. It really brightens my mood and boosts my confidence whenever I am wearing lolita. That's very powerful and amazing to me.

This fashion holds a special place in my heart and I encourage those of you who are interested to pursue the fashion (if you are able to). It's definitely brought a lot of joy into my life and it's helped me make friends, as well. Anywhoo, thank you all so much for reading. I hope that you enjoyed my coordinate as much as I did. 

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