Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Heave, Haul: Kawaii Overload and Petite Sized Bras

I've been interested in The Little Bra Company since I saw a handful of helpful reviews by my fellow bloggers (ExtraPetite and PetiteXXS) showing comparison pictures between normal department store bras and the specially-made for petite chested girls. They offer sizes starting from band size 28 to 36 and A or B cup. Make sure when you order to round up a band size though, so if you're normally a 30, a 32 should fit nicely. I've been meaning to check out the store in La Jolla but I don't have my own car at home or the guts to brave those California highways xD I'm sad to admit I haven't drive since high school ... I'm not even sure if I still remember how.

On Twitter yesterday, I saw a few ladies hype-ing a sale on ideeli (a sale similar to HauteLook). To join, click on the link or type in "pandaphilia" in the bar for invitation code when you get to the site. Yeah, super exclusive. Normally Little Bra Company bras can be pretty pricey at $50-60 a pop, but ideeli had the Lucia Lace bra for $29 (normally $58) and Isis for $24 (normally $54). That's about half off! Too much of a steal for nice petite push up bras to pass up.

Lucia Lace on left, Isis Smooth Cup on right

I ordered a Lucia in Ivory and Isis in Nude (both in 36B) because I think light colours create the illusion of a fuller chest (that's why black pants are flattering and white pants are risky for most of us bootylicious gals). The lace creates more of a contrast with the ivory bra because I was contemplating getting Lucia in sexy black. Black just seemed to diminish fat in the area we want it ; ) Both bras have removable straps, so that should work great with a lot of the strapless dresses most of my normal bras won't hold up. The items will ship around mid-July but that didn't stop me. I have patience for money-saving opportunities :D Total came out to be $63 including $10 shipping. Not bad for two high-quality bras!

Forever 21 online sales always get me. The worst thing is that the day after I order something, they always release new things that I keep eyeing. By the time I actually make an income, I'll be too old to wear this kind of affordable trendy clothing xD I don't think too many people want to be treated by a doctor who dons military jackets and peeptoe oxford pumps.

You guys know I'm a sucker for kawaii things. Pandas and bows are my ultimate weakness. I just wanted to buy enough items I really loved for free shipping and soothe my clothing cravings.

Striped Hoodie $15.80 $7.99 in Grey/Black (small): perfect for sitting in the cold bookstore while studying. I also really like the emo colours xD
Cutout Fingerless Satin Gloves $6.80 $2.99: These are so cool! When you put them on it just looks like a big row of black bows, which didn't please me when I tried them on at the store but it's too cool for just $3. I plan on making a cool outfit with these somehow.
Woven Sailor Dress $22.80: This dress is so adorable and sweet, Santa's going to have to revise his list this year to Nautical or Nice. I plan on styling this with some nice sandals, curled hair, and my BIG white H&M floppy sunhat.
Quilted Bow Shoulder Bag $17.80: I normally wouldn't spend so much on a bag because I'm more of a huge throw-in bag or backpack person, but this is too precious. I think the quilted pattern and light pink with bow just screams Dollywink xD I can't wait to finish off my kawaii outfits with this adorable bag. For dress wearing days, I will put the chain away and use it as a clutch.
Chainmail ring $3.80 (size 6), as a tribute to my swordfighting days in Dagorhir. I wanted to sport chainmail for some armour, but 40 lbs of metal weight me down significantly when I'm trying to charge the other group. So finally, I have my own piece of chainmail I can utilize! +1 defense for the ring addict! xD
Panda Hug Tee $12.90: My new goal is to collect panda t-shirts. You can never have too many tee's and I can never have too many pandas. The best type of bear hugs are panda bear hugs : )
Lace Up Ballerina Flat $18.80 $8.99 (size 6) in Navy: This will complete my ballerina inspired outfit that I'm trying to put together .. unless I want some white tights too but that may turn out more tacky than fashionable. I'm really excited for the lace-ups because it will create a cool visual effect on the legs. Size 6 is way too big but I'm going to try the gel-insole method to get them to fit.
Free shipping: $77 + tax = total of $83. Not bad for this ultra cute haul! I find shopping online a lot less stressful than hitting the mall. Forever21 stores are just overflowing and usually very poorly organized and give me a headache. The only plus is you can try things on and see what the items really look like, but if you're not purchasing final sale items, you can exchange any item you purchased online for credit when you visit a store : )

Today, this top caught my eye. It's from Forever 21 Twist's new collection: a military-inspired set. I absolutely love the bold shoulders and would wear this unbuttoned over something else.
Woven Cadet Shirt $22.80
I'm still looking for items for my Lady Gaga look I'm slowly planning for. I'm thinking those terrible circle Ozzy Osbourne sunglasses, a blonde wig, lots of glitz and glam in the makeup, and this dress decorated with disco-ball like material I'm going to have to add on. Which colour is more Gaga?
Lustrous Origami Dress $29.80
May is having her first Mini Giveaway. In addition to Marc Jacobs goodies, she is giving away a Lancome set and Dolly Wink lashes!


PetiteXXS June 23, 2010 at 2:08 AM   said...

I never thought about the whole black bra = slimming effect on the chest lol. I justed wanted black because I already have some matching black underwear. Can't wait for July! :)

Stephanie June 23, 2010 at 2:57 AM   said...

I love your blog! It's so fun to read :)

Ken June 23, 2010 at 3:08 AM   said...

whoa bras are so expensive

i really like that sailor dress and the silly panda shirt =]

Carla June 23, 2010 at 4:12 AM   said...

I looove looove love the nautical dress!

♥Bunny♥ June 23, 2010 at 6:28 AM   said...

i love that puff sholder top. i miss shopping at f21!

Anna Katrina June 23, 2010 at 8:08 AM   said...

adorable satin gloves

Anna Katrina

s June 23, 2010 at 12:07 PM   said...

Ooooh I like a lot of your pics Angie! Esp the sailor dress, and the cadet shirt. Haha that panda shirt is so cute ^_^ And obviously very you :)

I don't own pushups.. I hate cleavage >_< Hahahahaha.

Ping June 23, 2010 at 2:33 PM   said...

hahah i have to agree with sophia with the cleavage thing. i like it on other ppl, but not me! i saw the sailor dress at forever...its adorable! can't wait to see it on you.

noone June 23, 2010 at 2:37 PM   said...

aww the quilted bow bag is sooo cute! And that's a nice sailor dress :D

chrisjinkim June 23, 2010 at 2:58 PM   said...

love the cadet shirt

Unknown June 23, 2010 at 3:00 PM   said...

I love that nautical dress! It's so feminine and cute! Must check it out!!:)

anakwardasiangurl June 23, 2010 at 6:58 PM   said...

such a cute sailor dress; oh and thanks for the comment on my water color leggings blog. i JUST put up new pics and on chictopia :)

<3 Jasmine

Unknown June 23, 2010 at 7:01 PM   said...

Such a fun collection of stuff!!!

StuddedLilly June 23, 2010 at 8:11 PM   said...

nice picks!!!!! that bow dress is super cute!

vk June 23, 2010 at 9:24 PM   said...

the adorable pink chain bag
need to go buy this weekend :O

Anonymous June 24, 2010 at 12:45 AM   said...

ooh sexy bra's! hehe and i love the cute bag!!! super kawaiii!!!! <3

~KawaiiParadise~ June 24, 2010 at 12:55 AM   said...

AHHH!!! GOOD DEAL. Thank you for letting us know ^^. I love the bow handbag too XD
~XOXO Charlotte

Iva Messy June 25, 2010 at 1:27 PM   said...

its all so cute! Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

Sybil June 25, 2010 at 2:09 PM   said...

yes!! forever 21 gets me all the time with sales too!! aaacccckk!!! i love the quilted pink purse and the sailor dress! :D

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Jade Purple Brown June 25, 2010 at 5:33 PM   said...

i love the nautical dress, very cute!

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