This is super picture heavy by the way, so don't say I didn't warn you. ;D
I went to my first lolita meet-up in about two and a half years and met a lot of awesome new girls and a couple of older acquaintances I met through the fashion! I had no idea the community in my area was so large, hopefully we can get together more in the future. I'm putting this under the "travel" tag because I did have to go an hour for this meet-up and I'd never been there before. Bwehehe--plus, with my lack of courage when it comes to driving, going an hour away on my own is like flying to the Bahamas for some reason.
I wore Baroque's Pearl Drops on Dry Flowers OP with the headdress and barrette that came with it. Long story short, I'm a little disappointed in it. The bustle in the back was made of mediocre material, and the waist ties are super useless. They button in the front, so I had to cover it up with a rose and one of the bows provided with the dress. >_> It's basically a dress that looks great in photos, but otherwise is kind of meh. The headdress was gorgeous though. I am usually not one for rectangular headdresses, but it looked absolutely fantastic, even when I wore it the more traditional way. I also like how it clipped on using a comb and two alligator clips vs. a ribbon tie, so it was more comfortable. The dress was also totally unlined at the top, which was nice for the weather where I live. Fabric was also pretty thin too. I really love the print of the dress, but I wish I didn't pay such a pretty penny for it because I don't think it was really worth it.
I made a .gif of one of the girls photo-bombing an outfit shot, hahah! She was great. o3o
Onto the review~
Kendallicious K has had cases that I have wanted to purchase forever, but have always been slightly out of budget. Last week though, she had a flash 50% sale, and I took it upon myself to order two of the cases I have admired for a month before anyone else got their hands on them!
The "Sweet Strawberry Teddy" case is soft and squishy, like a warm bun, and has strawberry sauce and whipped cream dripping off of the corner. I really love deco that is more focused in one corner over the other.
The "Suggalump" deco case is much more over-the-top! I usually don't go for cases like these because I'm always too paranoid to carry them around, but everything is made out of a light foam-like material, which also makes it easier to carry. *A*
The camera is free to breathe! I discovered that the case itself--since it was so thick and high off the iPhone, would leave a teenie yellow line in the bottom left corner of photos I took with it. It wasn't that noticeable though, and was more to blame on the case that was used vs. the actual deco.
Quality: 3/5 -- When I received the cases, I saw little bits of damage on the deco parts made out of the foam clay--like lines and dents. In the photos on the Etsy store, none of those things were pictured, so I got in touch with the owner of the shoppe and she explained to me that she is discontinuing things made from that clay because apparently people who live in high humidity have been facing problems with them--and I am one of those people. Aside from that, everything else is solid and neatly made, there are no stray glue strings or messy areas at all. She also made it a note to say that she will not be using the same material in the future, so I'm excited to see what her new cases will look like. I'm a bit sad though, because the foam clay is no nice and lightweight, I hate to see it go.
Price: 4/5 -- I did buy these at 50% off, so they were very within my budget compared to a lot of deco cases. Overall though, even her regularly priced items are very good prices (around $40) for full-deco pieces like"Suggalump."
Shipping: 5/5 -- Cheap, fast, and effective. There's no combined shipping within the US though, so that made me a bit sad. I still gave it a five though because $10.20 for the great packaging inside seems worth it to me.