Friday, December 15, 2017

LBC: 5 Regrets: List 5 Pieces You Regret Not Buying When You Had The Chance

This week's topic is one that hits close to home! There are so many pieces that I regret not buying when I had the chance! I'll list them in the order of most to least regretful :')

1. Alice and the Pirates - Little Prince ~My Tiny Horoscope~ Rosé JSK in pink
I chose to buy another print which was released around the same time (The Grace~Hymn of the Departure) because I only wanted to spend money for one release at the time... so many regrets omg, I still crai everytiem ;;

2. Angelic Pretty - Radiant Candlelight JSK in wine
This was just me not paying attention to the LM auction, and I forgot to be online when it was about to end. It went for a super great price and I haven't seen it for that low again in the wine colourway and this cut. 

3. Juliette et Justine - Travelogue De Die Sterntaler
I didn't know that it was being rereleased and only found out after people started getting their dresses in the mail. I didn't follow brand releases very closely in 2014, and have sort of dropped off this year as well!

4. Innocent World - Three Archangels Square Neck JSK in navy
I used to be an avid collector of stained glass prints, and still have most of collection, but this is the only IW stained glass print that I'm yet to obtain. I'm holding out for the square neck cut in navy, which I've only ever seen come up once on Y!J (could be others that I didn't see, but I regret not bidding on it that time). I was convinced it would come up again later for cheaper... nope!

5. Innocent World - A Maiden's Prayer on a Starry Sky High Waist JSK in navy
I passed on this because the seller on Y!J didn't accept bids from shopping services (they actively went and cancelled bids) and I had an open order with FJ at the time and didn't want to get another shopping service. I'm pretty sure the high waist cut would look terrible on me but I can't seem to get this dress out of my head, since that was also the only time I've seen it for sale  in this cut and colourway! It went for something ridiculously cheap, like 12k yen :')

These are my many regrets for things that I could've bought but didn't! There are many more smaller things, but I guess looking back at this list, none of these are things that I desperately need now.. so I guess it's fine! I ended up getting the Little Prince Tiny Horoscope dress in the other cut and think it sits nicer on me than what the Rose cut would (since the Rose has a higher waist). All in all, I'm really grateful that I've been able to buy what I wanted when I wanted it most of the time :)

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  1. It's great when you discover that the other cut or other colourway of a dream item looks just as good if not better on you. I know that I can be very particular about cuts and colours and will not budge in my decision (often because I can't, i.e. other cuts might not fit, but often because I simply don't like the other cut/colourway), but I've read stories from so many people now that they got a dream print in another cut/colour and they're just as happy or even happier than they think they would be with their first choice. Maybe one day I'll be able to get there too and appreciate a print for the print, ignoring the cut or colour.

    1. Right? I think I'm quite flexible when it comes to cut or colourway if it's something that doesn't come up often, but am a stickler if it's a print that shows up a lot haha. I feel like you don't have to force yourself to get something that's not your first preference though :)

  2. Deciding between two releases can be such a hard thing to do. I've been there multiple times as well but most of the time I'm happy with my purchase. Also finding out the best cut for your body type is so great when shopping for dresses, don't they have a different cut of the Maiden's prayer dress with a lower waist, cause I think I've seen one with a lover waist. Must say this dress was on my wishlist too but in the light blue colorway, but in the end the type of fabric wasn't really my thing but it's such a pretty print!

    1. Oh gosh, that's the only time I've had to decide (since I mainly look for older pieces and not new releases) so I've learnt my lesson haha! They do have the lower waist cut, but it looked a bit bare around the waist to me. I actually haven't seen the print in person before, would you mind letting me know what characteristic of the fabric put you off?