For the Bibliotheca August theme, that was self care and Jfashion and celebrating Leo season, I wanted to do a one off blogpost where I show some buys that I treated myself to in 2021!
For me, sharing my buys is something I don’t do often, unless it is for review reasons. This is because I don’t want to contribute to haul culture to much and don’t want to give people the impression they need to buy lots to participate in this fashion or spend lots of money. This is of course completely personal, I don’t intend to shame anyone who does, for me this fashion is more about sharing my coordinates than just my buys! But for this theme, I decided to make an exception and share my favorite buys from 2021! I only photographed what has arrived yet, I have something cute in the mail, but will not include that. Hope you enjoy!
Also everything in this blog post is bought secondhand from either friends or Japanese websites like mercari / frill. I really prefer buying secondhand or from smaller brands!
First up is this gorgeous Innocent World Trump Button Apron OP in pink, that I bought from my lovely friend Alys. I love the apron detail and how heavy the fabric is, it is definitely a good heavy textured cotton. I wanted to do some more sweeter Alice looks, so when this dress came around, I knew it was perfect!
I love the subtle details this has and cannot wait to wear it when the weather cools down! The dress is from 2005, which also makes it 16 years old today and cannot believe the good condition it is in!
Fun story, this was almost lost in public transport, Alys and I were so relieved the bus driver had the bag with him when we realised we forgot the bag and ran back to the bus.
Another favorite buy from me this year is the Moitie Gobelin Ribbon JSK in burgundy. After seeing it worn on friends, I knew I needed it in my life, but in current market, Moitie for a reasonable price is hard to find. Lucky for me, a seller on Mercari listed it for an okay price and was able to buy it❤️ I looove the heavy velveteen and this gobelin bodice is just so beautiful. It is from 2003, so another oldschool item for me!
I love Moitie designs like this one with all my heart, hope that someday I am able to find the matching capelet. Also expect coords with this soon, as autumn is approaching, I am feeling it more and more!
I am still speechless over this purchase. Speechless I was able to find this. As a set, in a beautiful teal in very good condition. I cannot even begin to describe this beautiful embroidery, cross lace, how the fit is everything. I am in love!!
This entire set is heaven and why I love Metamorphose so much as a brand. This level of detail is something I truly love about their old designs. This set is a vintage by this point haha, all from 2001!
This is another one of my favorite buys from this year! It is cute, comfortable, versatile and I really wanted a simple Moitie polkadot piece as I love how wearable they are. So when this one came around, I knew I had to grab it! It is perfect for hot summer days, very light!
This skirt is from 2007, a little on the more modern side of my wardrobe, but this still can be worn very oldschool!
Another more modern piece, but a favorite buy for me, is the Moitie Sleeping Garden JSK for me! This blue colourway is gorgeous and vibrant and I adore this cut. I wanted this print low key since it was released, but never commited to buy it somehow and then market exploded so it wasn’t worth it for me anymore. But a dear friend sold it to me and I am still very grateful I was able get it!
Story time for this as well, my friend washed it before sending it and it got all water stained and we both panicked and thought it was ruined forever. Luckily a good oxyclean bath and prayers to Mana got the stains out and it is in perfect condition again. Costed me a year of my life for sure haha.
Also can we talk about how this blue is so bright and so beautiful?? It matches so well with my blue cross necklace, I am very happy.
A 2003 beauty and long time dream dress of mine came home in 2021! I loove how comfortable it is, all the tiers of delicious lace and the floral textured pattern. The fit is beautiful and I adore all the details.
This dress is also light enough for summer weather and a good eating dress haha. I love it so much!!
This buy is not a main piece, but a layering piece I have been wanting for a long time! It was a dream to finally acquire and the fit is perfect on my body, I am super happy to make many coords with it once it is colder!!
The corset apron has some lovely simple lace and a very flattering cut. I hope to layer it over my whole wardrobe at this point haha, very excited and happy about this item!
This last favorite buy is aptly named removable fur collar cape, as I of course forgot to grab the removable fur collar for the photos. It is a 2002 item and featured in the third Gothic and Lolita Bible. It is huge, soft and perfect for winter. But my main reason for buying was that it is festured in one of my favorite ads!
I mean, couldn’t believe my luck when I saw it ans bought it! It is in very good condition which makes me so happy! Definitely is about to become a favorite this winter!
Well this concludes my post with spoils from the past six months, I hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse at my personal style and things I enjoy! Thanks Bibliotheca for encouraging to write another post. And until next time! ❤️