TaoBaoNow got my order in July, and already had everything shipped on 2nd August. The tracking number didn't work, so I contacted them after a few weeks and they told me they will ask the post. I inquired again and they said it will take 2-3 weeks for the post to investigate. I asked yet again, and they said the post told them the package got delayed in customs. By then the tracking number was just writing 'EXPIRED', and so I inquired again. This time, they said the post needs 2-3 months to investigate! The end of PayPals buyer protection was near, as it was five months from my order.. so I warned them I'll have to ask for refund. They asked to wait more, that the package was too big to be sent by the mail I paid for (what? You know that just now?) and was on their way back to them. Sounding fishy, isnt it? I issued PayPal claim and was refunded the money. Whoa whoa, not end of the story yet! Soon after, they send me photo of the package and ask me to revert the claim! No way. I let them send me new PayPal invoice. Two weeks later, the package is safely in my hands no problem! Next time I plan on using another shopping service anyway.. not worth my nerves.
What took me such great pains and half a yeat to get? A two kilo box with summer haul!
Summer hat. I have a parasol but it is not always practical to carry around, or open and close all the time when the sky is only partly cloudy. I don't want to look like a fool having an open parason when walking through a shade. Not sure about the correct parasol etiquette? Use a cute hat instead!
A gorgeous chiffon blouse. Just look on those details! It's my first chiffon blouse and oh my, it's so light, it will be perfect for summer under my chiffon Cosmic JSK!
Then comes my much sought after Infanta cutsew. I adore it but never felt like I could wear it well. It's so cute and sweet! So I decided since we live only once to buy it regardless as a present for myself. Presents don't have to be practical if you like them, right? The lace is kind of thick and unyielding, it feels kind of baggy and would probably look very bad on breasty people. Still, its very comfortable and long, down to my hips, so great to combine with salopettes or even pants for the cute casual look! It's my first lavender piece, I so need more lavender in my life this year :3
Lace for ankles on an elastics. With these, you can instantly turn any socks into their lolita version! Or use them as emergency wristcuffs... my wrists are small so I can't, though. Also great to add that extra color you may be missing it the lower part of your coordinate to achieve that balanced look you are after! The lace is great quality, too. Pleasantly surprised, though I ordered sax and BLACK pair. TaoBaoNow screwed up again.
A cute, light sailor shirt for summer coordinates I plan to use together with my Angelic Pretty Dreamy Horoscope JSK in navy when the day is hot!
And lastly, the much needed OTKs to go with my Angelic Pretty Wonder Party skirt in sax.
Some odds and ends like plain tights and two present were not included on my pictures :3
I certainly feel ready for hot summer now!