Today I passed my last mid-term exams, wohoooo!!! I'm very satisfied with my grades, I ended up with 2,0 in all topics, which is a very good result considering that I didn't study 100% of topics yet. xD" I'm super happy and in the mood to party hard tonight! ;)
Back on topic!
This is for all the Gaijin Gals out there that have the same problem with me: Shopping those ridiculous awesome clothes from Japan. I wanna get ALL OF THEM! >///<
Well, but that's where all the problems start - even the cheapest 2nd hand catch on mbok can turn out beeing a rather expensive deal, adding the shopping service + custom fees. Q__Q (Not to mention that going to customs office isn't a pleasant experience nonethless. ^^")
Luckily there are some alternatives! ;)
My absolute favorites are the european sellers on Gyaru Community Sales (because within Europe, no custom fees will apply for me), taobao.com for insanely cheap catches (unfortunately 98% are replicas), and for all residents of Germany & Austria: kleiderkreisel.de. OMG I GOT A CRUSH ON THAT WEBSITE, SRS.
Kleiderkreisel is a 2nd hand base were you can find countless clothes for Girls, Boys and even Kids! It's not really Gyaru related, but they do have some Gal pieces tagged in - just check here!
Can even find japanese brand for a nice price ♥ I got my Tutuha Onepiece and some Ma*rs & d.i.a stuff from there, lucky me! ♥
Considering the Gal section has only 5-6 pages mostly, I suggest you to dig into the other categories to find some nice items - it surely takes a while, but there are great deals hidden everywhere! If you already have an outfit in mind, it should be an easy bite for you to find your desired clothes for really cheap! ;)
Let me give you some examples! =D
Some posts earlier I was talking about some coords out of EGG magazine that really inspired me a lot! Check here ♥
GET THAT LOOK!
God... Awful feeling to see my pity self beside that hot chick model... xD"
Obviously it was impossible to get exactly the same style of clothes that the model is wearing, but I did my best to get as close as possible - and I'm very pleased with the outcome! ;)
My No. 1 focus was the flower print on white ground ♥
That coordinate cost me ~35€! ♥ LOVE LOVE
If I ordered all that brand stuff from Japan, it would have taken me at least 250€ I suppose - what a big hole in my wallet, haha. :´D
MIX AND MATCH, BE CREATIVE!
I also absolutely crushed on that High-Waist Jeans, OMG ♥ Instant sexy ♥
I didn't really dig the shirt of the model, though - so I switched to pieces that suit my taste a little better! ;)
First attempt on the left side is "Glamorous code" - Full coordinate for 15€, LUCKY ME ♥ I liked it a lot, but it's not exactly matching the Gyaru-theme, I guess. It looks more like european fashion, beeing kinda tight on the body. =/
My 2nd attempt on the right side is "Casual / Boho Code", it cost me 20€ alltogether ♥ (Sandals were a present from my mum). That one fits the gal silhoutte a little better I think ♥
CONCLUSION: High-waist jeans are unforgiving, gotta work out a lot more. lol (And god, how a camera angle can change you from SUPER SEXY BITCH to OMG FAT LANDWHALE instantly... its sad. Q__Q)
Okay okay... xD"
REAL CONLUSION: Awesome 2nd hand clothes database + some spare time to go on clothes hunt + creativity = sexy new code for less money! ;)
Its so much fun, and also a big satisfaction! I'm addicted ♥
You should try it out, too! ;)
Since I was already about to take photos... some recent make-up ♥
Nyah, not perfect - but I'm getting there! ;)
Dammit, I need new hairpieces. Hate that ratty hair! (Tried to dye in some strands some weeks ago, but they ended up beeing quite bold and too visible. Q__Q I ruined that hair even more... ^^")
Doing my work-out routine now to get that sexy body for summer vacation! (Bikini time giiiiirls! ;D )
After that I'll celebrate todays effort, oh yes. Some champaign waiting for me in the fridge, wohooooo ♥
Wishing you an awesome time, too! ;)
P.S.: I got the "one versatile blog award" from 3 really awesome bloggers, so looking forward to do this as my next entry! Stay tuned ♥
It's such a sweet, sweet life, isn't it?