Stay Warm With These Perfectly Pretty Princess Coats this Autumn and Winter!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Ahh, it’s so sad to think about the wonderful warm weather of Summer coming to an end!  But if you need some new outerwear for the upcoming cooler months, now is when you want to be shopping for on!

This selection of Candy Rain coats from the Aliexpress seller BOBON21 will keep your dainty princess shoulders covered and cozy! (*^ε^ ノノ゛☆

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Pastel Pink Winter Lolita Coat with Fuzzy Heart Pockets

Ohhhh this is pretty much my FAVORITE look for Winter coats ever~
I honestly just want everything that I own to be in this shade of baby pink.

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Red Lace & Fur-Trimmed Winter Poncho Cape

Biiiig warm capes for wearing as it gets cold are the BEST!!!
Like walking around wrapped up in your favorite blanket!
I’ve got to fashion one of these for myself one of these days.

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Classy Peach Fur Collar Skirted Coat

Coats with a skirted piece like this at the bottom are awesome,
because I don’t know about you guys but MY BUTT GETS COLD,
and having just a bit more length to your coat makes a HUGE difference.

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Classy Scalloped-Edge & White Pearl Embellished Lavender Coat

Haha, this could have gone into my lavender roundup from just a couple days ago!
Those big chunky white pearls I think add the cutest look to this.

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Elegant White Autumn Suit Jacket

This one is a little thinner than the rest featured here,
good for those somewhat-cool days that aren’t full-on freezing yet!
The fluffy flower embellishment on the shoulder is its charm point!

Soft & Lovely Lavender Tops, Skirts, and Dresses for Pretty Princesses

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Lavender is one of those colors that’s easy to provoke a synesthetic response – the soft, relaxing scent of lavender.  Just browsing these beautiful, softly ruffly ‘casual princess’ clothing pieces is like aromatherapy~

All of these come from the TaoBao brand Candy Rain, and are listed by LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess!

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Soft Chiffon Princess Overlay Lavender Skirt

Ahhh, lately I have been trying to look up what that draping ‘princess bustle’
is called by name, and can’t seem to find it!
There are definitely some sewing projects I want to do that include it. c:

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Soft White Chiffon Overlay Lavender Blouse with Big Bow

That’s a BIG!!!  BOW!!!
And gosh wow the loose and ruffly chiffon sleeves are heavenly.

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Chiffon Lavender Mermaid Embroidery Skirt

*gasps and points in excitement* Mermaid shell motif!!
You could wear those pretty pastel mermaid shoes with this!

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White & Lavender Sailor Collar with Candy Rain Embroidery Blouse

I love when bow tails are cut like that!!
This is a perfectly nautical-themed top to go with that mermaid skirt~

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Soft Floral Chiffon Ruffle Skirt (Lavender or Pink)

Have I featured this skirt already? oAo
OH GOSH I DON’T KNOW!!
It’s so beautiful, like soft flower petals~
Really, it couldn’t hurt to cover it twice, could it?
Edit:  Oops, I also told a little lie in the intro. nn;
This skirt is from BoBon21, not Candy Rain~

Pretty New Candy Rain Items, Perfect for Summer!

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Yay! \(^o^)/  Here is a selection of soft and pretty styles, typical of my fave TaoBao brand Candy Rain~  Lots of top + skirt sets in this feature!

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Sky Blue Plaid Off-the-Shoulder Rosy Ruffle Top

Ahhh!!  The ruffle across the shoulders is SHAPED LIKE ROSES!!
Gosh, this light Cinderella-blue is so gorgeous.
I’m seriously in love with this so much.

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Creamy White Lace Shorts with Crystal Bead Accents

The model is wearing the same outfit,
but this listing is for the shorts this time!

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Sweet Spring Green Dress + Lace Bolero

Click through to the product listing
to choose from both the adorable green dress
or that light sheer bolero!!

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Sweet Pink Skirt with Pearl Beading Accents

The pearls sewn into this skirt are so subtle,
I didn’t notice them the first time!
And though this is unrelated to the product listing,
I really fell in love with the hairstyle the model is wearing, haha///

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Short Puff Sleeve Keyhole Shoulder Hoodie Jacket

This listing is for the jacket!
Sometimes I like to cover up with a jacket layer even when it’s warm out,
and this clever type of sleeve make it perfect for those situations~

New Kawaii Aliexpress Seller Discovered! BOBON21!!

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

“But Bridget, why are you freaking out?!  You’ve featured BoBon21 Aliexpress sellers plenty of times!!”  NO THIS IS DIFFERENT! BOBON21 is actually the name given to this newly-discovered store, although they sell many TaoBao brands besides BoBon21, such as Candy Rain (which is MY FAVE btw).

I’ve added them to my Favorite Aliexpress Stores guide!  Now, let’s go over a few of their cute items!

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Cute Woolly Fluff Stripe Dress

This dress has horizontal rows of fuzzy fluff that is kind of sparkly!!
It also comes in pink and white!

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High-Waisted Chiffon Skirt with Cris-Crosses and Polka Dots

It’s so rare that I feature clothes in black, huh?
And here are two in this same feature!
I think the cris-crosses along the top of this skirt were cute!

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Embellished Kitty Candy Rain T-Shirt

Okay, I clicked on this one thinking it was for the cute suspender shorts!
But the t-shirt is okay too!  The kitty design on it is precious,
and I love the keyhole cut into the sleeves, which are super ruffly~

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BoBon21 Plaid & Lace Cute Cupcake Skirt

These just look adorably schoolgirlish!!

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Plaid Crop Top with Sheer Overlay Top

The flouncy sheer overlay part of this top is so cute,
I didn’t even realize the tank top underneath is midriff-revealing!
I don’t mind it so much, its overall look is very nice!

A Guide to All Those Kawaii Brands You See on Ebay, Storenvy, and Aliexpress

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

When you’re browsing for cute clothes in the style of Lolita, gyaru, mori girl, fairy-kei, and others, you may find in your searches through Ebay, Storenvy, Aliexpress and others that you begin to recognize certain pieces listed!  Maybe you’ll recognize the model wearing the fashions, or something about the photography will look familiar to similar listings you’ve found.  You have the vague idea that they’re probably TaoBao brands, but what are their names, and where do these listings originate from?

The thing about these marketplaces is that they very rarely actually list these items by name!  Knowing the originator of these pieces can help you shop around for them and get them at a fair price.  Plus, it’s just good to know where the things you’re buying come from.

Here is my quick guide to my favorite brands that I’ve encountered across these marketplaces!  It’s certainly not a comprehensive list, but maybe it can help you find some direction with your own browsing. :3

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Candy Rain

This is my favorite of all of the TaoBao brands available –
everything is lacy and ruffly, with light floral patterns and soft pastels!
Candy Rain models are usually posed around rich-looking rooms
set with flowers, tea or cakes, or outdoors in a garden setting.

Sellers:
Candy Rain’s YesStyle Brand Page
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess 
– an Aliexpress seller
BOBON21 – another Aliexpress seller that stocks Candy Rain
Candy Rain’s TaoBao Page

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GOGO Girl

I hope I have the name of this brand correctly;
I only have their YesStyle page to go from.
It doesn’t refer to this brand by name on its TaoBao shop as far as I see. nn;

GOGO Girl is a very widespread brand on marketplaces
that features this model who is doll-like in cuteness!
She is posed against a wall in a cutesy interior room.
Again is the recurring theme of pastel colors and soft fabrics,
like sheer chiffon overlays.

Sellers:
GOGO Girl’s YesStyle Brand Page
PRO-G DEAL
 – Aliexpress seller that features GOGO Girl heavily
MONGPING finery – another Aliexpress seller
GOGO Girl’s TaoBao Page
Another TaoBao Page for this seller because who knows??

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BoBon21

That’s BO-bon, not BON-bon, like a certain bunny-related URL you might know of.
This brand surfaced as a cheaper alternative to Liz Lisa.
Many of their pieces are similar to Liz Lisa stylistically.
They are not listed on YesStyle.
Their usual model has the light strawberry-blonde hair pictured above.
She is usually posed against a blank wall, but as with all of these guidelines,
there are variations sometimes.

Sellers:
LoliLoli Shop for Lolita Princess – again!  Such a reliable seller for cute clothes.
BOBON21 – A seller that shares the name, but may not be officially connected.
BoBon21’s TaoBao Page

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Pink Doll

Pink Doll is also Dabuwawa, and it features mature and elegant clothing!
Their models look older and more mature than the previous featured
kawaii brands, to match the look of their clothing line.
There are also often non-Asian models featured sometimes,
such as the blonde woman in the center above.
They are usually posed in interior spaces against curtains or similar.

Sellers:
Dabuwawa’s YesStyle Brand Page
One, Two, and Three different Aliexpress sellers for Pink Doll
Pink Doll’s TaoBao Page