Sunday, March 26, 2017

How to make your room Kawaii ♡ (tips and tricks!)

My mom said that I had to clean my room from head to toe. My mom made me spend 45 minutes just picking up change from the ground in there. OTL
After roughing it and dumping half of my things, I noticed that my room is actually a bit.. plain.
How can I live a cute lifestyle if my room looks like it belongs to a 45 year old man?!

So its time for a blog post about..

How to make your room absolutely adorable and Kawaii!! 

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Im super excited to write about this because most of the search results about a topic like this only result in pictures, and honestly theyre a bit overwhelming. To me, at least.
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I mean going from something completely plain to this overnight just sounds hard..
Kawaii rooms are often very elaborate, so this project is going to be big and take some
Time. Like most big projects, it helps to split everything into groups, or phases.
 
Phase one:
KNOW THE POINTS OF A CUTE LIVING SPACE
Though unique, most Kawaii rooms have the same qualities that make them so.

*pastel colors like baby pink, baby blue, light purple, etc 

*cute characters (hello kitty, rilakkuma, my melody, gudetama, amuse characters,) 
*cute furniture, beanbags, etc 

Phase two:
 

 CLEAN IT UP 
 Junk is NOT cute. Clean your space and dust it. Be sure to coat corners with bug spray to rid of pesky insects. If youre an artist like me and like crumbling up old paper, invest in a waste bin. 
Sanrio has cute ones!

Phase three:

KNOW WHATCHA WANNA DO! GET INSPIRATION!

blogs like this one and pictures from online shops are the way to go! You can also try kawaii room tour videos if you want something more in-depth, or pintrest! below ive posted a few pictures that inspired me personally!

*photo spam ahead* 

  kawaii room | Tumblr

♡:

anime, baby, and pastels image

http://66.media.tumblr.com/853c5fb2a0d2ad72c18dbbabb3653f7c/tumblr_mzwxr7wt931tqcoeoo1_500.jpg 

✨✨:  

❤ Blippo.com Kawaii Shop ❤:  

 Kawaii room! Instagram: rosie_os:  

cute lolita bed room:  

Phase four:

KNOWING HOW AND WHERE TO SHOP

If you live in the states like me, where the general public believes that everything cute and dainty is strictly for children, finding cute stuff like this for a room can sound hard.. well, the good news is that it isnt! With a few tricks, getting cute things in store for your space is easy peasy. Here are a few I use. 

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 Check the kids bedding section! 

 lots of stores that sell bedding and furniture have a children's section. often times the colors there are more pastel, and the bed sets are very cute. Target is a great place to start. they also sell really cute lamps! 

 Buy storage boxes around Easter and Valentines day!

This sounds like a pretty specific step, but im telling you it works. think about it. Around valentine's day, they sell a lot of heart shaped boxes for cheap! I got two super cute heart shaped baskets at Walmart last week for a dollar each!! Take advantage of these times to buy stuffed toys to decorate your room with too. Easter things are ALWAYS pastel colors and again, cheap. Check your dollar stores.


Thrift Thrift Thrift!! 


I feel like on every post I make here theres a section just about why thrifting is a good thing. I know it can be sorta off putting uh... thinking of buying room stuff from the thrift store, but im telling you it works! I recomend buying bed linens new but I have found really good stuff. If you're into decorating with really kitschy ceramic animals in pastel colors like I am, thats the place for you. Its also a good place to buy bed frames. steel bedframes are very sweet looking compared to others, especially when painted white.
Notice: if you do decide to get linens from a thrift store, please inspect and wash them first. ;u;

Buy online! 

 sometimes, there really aren't any good choices in store. thats okay though! dont be discouraged. it happens to me more often than you think. (AND ITS USUALLY WHEN I ACTUALLY HAVE MONEY TO SPEND OF THESE THINGS UGH) but um, anyways, lucky for us, we live in the age of the internet! Of course, because shipping on these things are usually from asia, it takes a longer time and can be pricey.
 The good thing is that you're almost guarenteed to find what you're looking for! Aliexpress has a section just for home things! Ebay is another good place to start. If you have more of a budget and can use a shopping service, check out Taobao. (its in chinese, but google translate works wonders.)  

With buying online, be careful with what seller you choose. on ebay, how many people have ordered the product? if its a fair amount and is good quality, go for it! On Aliexpress and taobao, check the amount of orders and the amount of stars a seller has. if it looks shady or too good to be true, it probably is. also! make sure you get a good shopping service for taobao too. 

 If all else fails, DIY!
Dont be afraid to do things yourself if you cant find exactly what you want. Lots of times, it comes out cheaper than just buying it anyway. check youtube and pintrest for diys

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Final phase:

PUTTING EVERYTHING IN 

This process can take a while, but keep at it and just decorate as you like! Know what furniture pieces are too big for your room. Customize your wall with posters! Be yourself <3 I hope this post helped. good luck with your kawaii room! bye bye~

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Kawaii clothing finds on..Amazon?? (PLUS SIZES TOO!)






Kawaii clothing finds on...

AMAZON????

 

Yes, believe it or not, Amazon does have a lot of quality items and stores. 
It generally takes a while to dig through a few of the flops before getting something nice. 
And yes, they have larger size.

Im JUST as surprised as you. 

Now, Lots of cuties find themselves searching for cute clothes on amazon for 3 reasons.

-A distant relative who you barely remember even though they insist you try to gave you a 20$ amazon gift card as a present.
- The freaking storenvy clothes are just out of budget because of being overpriced.
-YOURE OUT OF OPTIONS AND JUST WANT SOMETHING CUTE!
  
well, youre in luck! After a  bit of searching, Ive managed to find some cute things under 20 bucks. 

LOLITA WARNING: 
Now, there are a few items on this list that claim to be "Lolita" fashion. My one piece of advice is to never EVER order Lolita from shady shops. (example, Ebay or Amazon) The material is almost always cheap and gaudy as heck. If you're looking for a cute dress, or a costume then buy it, but if you're looking for a serious lolita item I suggest looking else ware, otherwise you might be mocked as an "ita". See how to avoid being an Ita for more info. If its not second hand and under 20 dollars, chances are its a cheap knock off of something else.
 (Bodyline in some cases is the only exception.) 

Buyers Discretion advised.   

Now that my warnings over with, lets get onto the fun part! 

TOPS

LETS START THINGS OUT VISUAL KEI *HIGH PITCHED GUITAR MUSIC*

 
This sweater comes in a large variety of sizes and is adorable, and It comes in 3 colors!
Popteen model and singer Pikarin wore this, (which is why I brought it xD) 


  $9.49 - $15.04

The next Item is a thing that actually isnt plus size. I want another seifuku because my first one is all strange and im going to Tekkoshocon in april so!!! asdhfpk!! 
but seriously what girl into Japanese fashion doesn't own one of these. it takes you back to those weeaboo days in middle school with your little cat ear squad nyaING AT EVERY FREAKING THING HONESTLY ITS JUST SO CRINGY ITS CUTE 
 Even though I might have screamed a bit because it wasnt in MY size, Im sure a few tinier girls would like how cheap it is! 

 
Its super cheap, comes in like 40 colors and I also available in winter style.The only problem is that this is kind of an ify product. there are picture reviews which is nice though, so if you're tiny and want a cheap option, this is for you. 
Seifuku $7.51 - $19.99


the next costume has a bit more options in the size department and is super cute, but again, the quality is a hit or a miss.

Its a bit more expensive but lets be honest, its adorable.



it also has picture reviews which is always great.
$16.20 - $28.58  
 It comes in 3 colours!

ALLEGRA K FASHION

this is the cheapest place on amazon to buy asian fashion. the reviews count lots here, but the options are nice and most of the clothing sizes are very wide range.

heres just a few of their things.
NOW ONTO THE ACCESSORIES
people dont know this, but a super cute touch can make an outfit so much more adorable. 
I used to think it was just clothes but man was I wrong. since amazon has a lot of adorable cheap things, im just going to put pictures and links. 
TheWin My Neighbor Totoro Plush Shoulder Messenger Hand Bag Purse Grey
  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010NLI61K/ref=s9_simh_gw_g121_i13_r?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=0AENBJZFKHESG0JFGJK3&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=5d23eaf6-6278-49c1-b6df-7de0cb9b3a26&pf_rd_i=desktop 
 Polytree 5pcs Cute Girls Women's Big Polka Dot Rabbit Ear Hair Bow Tie Bands Ponytail Holder 
 

Make Up!

When buying unknown makeup brands online, please be careful!
[TONYMOLY] Delight Tony Tint 9ml (3 Set) 
Voberry® Women Gril Lady Big Sale! 5 Pair/lot Crisscross False Eyelashes Lashes Voluminous HOT Eye Lashes 
 
 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Bobon21: Lets find Clothing similar!

Im pouting so much right now. I haven't wrote a post in so long! 
I started eleventh grade a few days ago and we're being swamped with work already! ack ack!! 
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With the work and the social situations, im always tired. I often nap for 9 hours after and wake up confused.

  

But enough of my complaining! I have a great game to share with you! 


So, Lots of people find themselves browsing adorable clothes online, but with the ship time or the sizing, they never find themselves buying them. 
For the younger girls in the subculture, (aka 13 year old me) 
  parents often deny Taobao because they think its just not worth it and the ship methods are shifty.

And sometimes, even the prices can turn people away. Imports are just more expensive than clothes that you can buy in store. image

Taobao comes to mind when i say this. Things on Taobao are one of a kind and super cute. There is truly something for everyone. 
However, Taobao is based in china, so an agent is mandatory. 

The clothes on Taobao are extremely cheap, but ship costs make up for it a lot. 

So today, Im going to feature an outfit from a Taobao store and try to create an alternative using other items. 

The taobao store I chose was Bobon21! Their things are adorable and have become quite popular.
The style this brand mainly focuses on reminds me a lot of LizLisa's items. Theyre very feminine and quite cute.










 It may sound super hard to even try to duplicate things like this, but I got hang of it very quickly. Lets say we want an outfit thats kind of like this one:
 

The outfit consists of a white blouse with a black bow and a cute plaid Jsk.

first, lets break the outfit down. the top is fairly easy to find, especially at forever21!
(also available in plus sizes!)


the skirt might be a bit harder to find...
heres what i found.

Its not a COMPLETE match, but I managed to find this on etsy


Its not quite as sweet, but the cris cross straps in the back look innocent!

we can also make it sweeter with the use of some nice accessories, but lets leave that for later/

Next up is the shoes.

these were fairly easy to find with one google search, and almost identical to the picture!





Now, lets get to the accessories. since the jumper is a bit more plain than the picture above, we are allowed to freely accessorize.

black tights would be very adorable with this outfit. It also would compliment the black bow on the blouse.



with that done, I think we're good!!


see how easy it is to duplicate a cute outfit?

even plain clothes can be 10x cuter with the right accessories! 


 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Plus sized Kawaii clothing post: Why Spreepicky is heaven!



Oh gosh!! I havent posted in monthes!

 

Hi again everyone!~ Autumn is moving in and that means new clothes!
So I got online and started searching until I came upon a store that many of you might already know about,

 http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TL8IBiaTwqA/U5DAUvedS1I/AAAAAAAAEEU/y2Yk_VLCeIs/s1600/sp+banner.png 

Spreepicky is a super cute online shop where you can buy just about anything! 
The clothes and bags are adorable! 

The best part is that with a huge plus size section and another section for custom items, theres a bit of something for everyone!

Today im going to dig around and post some links! 
 

 http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0797/1877/products/spreepicky_3_Colors_Cutie_Sailor_Dress_SP152287_grande.jpg?v=1436174038 

S-5XL 3 Colors Cutie Sailor Dress SP152287

 $46.00 USD

 Its adorable! The navy version is just precious. 
it goes up to 5xl with a maximum bust of 40 inches! 

 

 

 

Custom Made XS-4XL Blue/White Sailor Dress SP152311

$49.00 USD

Another cute one!  it goes up to 4xl with a maximum bust of 57.8 inches

 imageTHE NEXT ITEMS ARE CUSTOM SIZED!image

These items are custom sized, which means that there is no limit! 

You can find everything Here!

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0797/1877/products/spreepicky_Custom_Made_XS-4XL_BlackWhite_Sailor_Seifuku_Dress_SP152309-1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1436230898

 

 

 

http://d2a2wjuuf1c30f.cloudfront.net/product_photos/32306892/13_20colors_20seifuku_20new_20ins_spreepicky_original.jpg 

 

In conclusion, I havent braught anything from this place, but I MUST. 

 

Theyre doing an awesome thing with their custom options imo because it gives everyone a chance to wear cute clothes! image