Sunday, August 19, 2012

"Ryu Collection" Clothing brand & Mori Girl Style

It has been a long time since I did a post about Mori Girl. I still wear this lovely style! But with lack of mirror and proper lighting it is hard to show off what I have been wearing lately. I need to find a stand up mirror that is wide so I can start showcasing my outfits or try to corner my boyfriend when I am about to go out so he can snap photos! :)


There is a brand which is near and dear to my heart... it's called Ryu. I discovered it a few years back on Modcloth and at some local boutiques in the area. But sadly the one boutique that carried their stuff the most went out of business or moved...and the other store in town carries Ryu from time to time but not as much as I'd like and the pieces they have aren't always my style. So I've looked to Modcloth for some Ryu pieces because their selection is great!

Ryu tends to use a lot of lace, crochet, light colors, ruffles, layers, chiffon, and other such elements to make up their lovely clothing. Whenever I think of them, I think "girly" and "foresty." Sometimes their dresses look delicate or reserved and sometimes they're very outgoing and wild!

I also own a scarf by Ryu, a jacket, and a sweater. They make skirts too as well as other accessories like headbands. Modcloth tends to carry mostly their dresses, though. Here is a link to all of the Ryu pieces they are selling at the moment:

If you catch something on sale, you can save a considerable amount of money too, just FYI, as Ryu tends to go for about $100 average for a dress! Expensive, I know. :( Most of my pieces I got on sale or it was just something I absolutely had to have.

Click below to see some of their stuff!

Sometimes when I look at Ryu stuff I think that even without layering it could look mori. I could see a forest princess wearing this stuff!

Want this one too but it seems like I might get mistaken for wearing a nightgown in public, ha. But looks so comfy!!

I really REALLY want this one!

I love this so much!!

I really like this ombre dress. It would be great for wearing to work! For those who want a little bit of mori girl at work but want something that looks a little less frumpy/layered. You could probably put a lace scarf over this with a jacket and some forest creature jewelry like squirrel necklace or deer antler ring, that would be cute and still work appropriate! :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

First Order from ... not so good. :(

About 2 weeks ago, I bought a necklace from Romwe, a website claiming to sell the latest street fashions. I found out about it from Faltering Bird, one of my favorite fashion blogs. The blogger used to be really into lolita clothing...maybe she still is, I am not sure...but either way I love her style and her blog. I finally decided to get a necklace she was sporting in one of her outfits. It's a lace collar looking necklace made out of metal.

Well it took about 2 weeks from the time I placed my order to receive it, which I guess isn't bad because I think I had cheap or free shipping and a discount coupon too and it was coming from China, I think, or maybe it was HK? Anyway...

I took the necklace out of the package and tried to put it on. It seemed really flimsy so I was using extreme care and broke. :(

The quality must be terrible or it somehow got banged up during shipping.

I e-mailed their customer service team and they said they'd send me a coupon code so I could get another one. Well that's a good thing for sure. They replied within 24 hours too, which was great! So hopefully my 2nd necklace will hold up much better. I've been avoiding buying clothes there because most everything comes in 1 size only and that is just not going to work for me, being an average sized American girl. :(

Here's a photo of said broken necklace.

Will update when I get my new necklace, probably in like 2 more weeks now. ;___;

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Still alive, I swear! And summer is almost over...!

Dang. It's almost the end of summer. I started a new job and bought a house and and...yeah!

I barely have time for updates at the moment because I am trying to purchase furniture for my house and go to work and all of that fun stuff. I also need to get my house reassessed for taxes and get my car re-titled. God. Being an adult SUCKS. ;___;

I did buy a few new things clothing-wise.

Notably these Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Dominique Spike:

They are SO badass yet damn near impossible to walk in! :( I have already found lots of outfits to wear with these but wish I could solve the "nearly killing myself everytime I walk in them" issue. Basically any uneven surface = death. lol. that includes carpet in my own home and cobblestone on Main street!

Also it's tax free weekend, so I am going shopping!! :D

PS: I now have an entire room of JUST LOLITA. Yes, pics to come!