OH EM GEE! I just discovered the cutest clothing collection ever! The brand is called Liz Lisa and you can view their English site here: Liz Lisa The style is very French-country shabby chic. There's a dreamy, Stepford-like quality to the design, but with a touch of sexy because most of their dresses are mini-length. I want to fill my closet with everything they have! I think it's a Japanese-based company so I don't think the line is available here in the U.S., but I managed to find an online retailer that stocks some of their pieces. I couldn't help myself. I HAD to buy a dress, even though I really, really can't afford it right now. Here's the insanely adorable dress I purchased:
It's sad. I literally squealed when I saw it. I got it off of a super-cute online boutique called Minky Shop. You can check it out here: Minky Shop The fabric is a gorgeous, vintage rose chiffon print. The sleeves are semi-sheer and blousy with ribbon ties at the elbows. It features a ruched bust with corsetting detail and a double-layered skirt hemmed with creamy lace. Isn't it to die for? Cost was about $70 including international shipping and it also comes in a lovely blue shade as well. I can't wait to get it! I think it's coming in from China, so I won't see it for a few weeks, but hopefully the weather will be nice once it arrives.
I've always loved the doll-like Lolita look, but for the most part, it's always so over-the-top. It's great to get attention for being stylish, but it's another thing to be a spectacle. I feel like this dress is "normal" enough to wear on any given breezy, sunny day, yet unique enough so that I stand out among all the other sundress wearers. Wouldn't it look fine finished with ankle socks, mary janes, and a big, floppy straw hat? Would it be too much if I wore wristlet gloves and carried a picnic basket as well? Lol...maybe.