Valentine’s Day Looks with Kawaii Nation

I recently discovered Kawaii Nation, and they have lots of cute clothes in a variety of styles: harajuku, k-fashion, punk, pastel, and more! I’m going to share some Valentine’s Day OOTD ideas using items from this shop, and you can get 15% off with the coupon code “PEARL.” ^_^

Look #1: Cute & Sporty

“KOREAN HEART” CAP

“HEART ON MY SLEEVE” HOODIE

“HEARTS AND RIBBONS” SHORTS

Look #2: Dark & Flirty

“HEART LACE UP” SWEATER

“AMORET” A-LINED SKIRT

“HEARTBEAT” SOCKS

Look #3: Sweet & Nerdy

“SAD HEART” DRESS

“TEENAGE LOVE” HANDBAG

“MY HEART” SHOES

Which one of the above looks would you wear? If you have your own Valentine’s Day outfit ideas, share in the comments. Remember you can use the coupon code “PEARL” for 15% off when you shop at Kawaii Nation!

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[Review] Alicorn Dream: Kawaii Accessories

Alicorn Dream sponsored a package of kawaii hair goodies~! First, I’ll go over the packaging. Here is the box I received:

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I thought the little decorative touches were adorable! It was around Christmastime, so Ariella (owner of Alicorn Dream) added a red bow and a little note to the box.

Inside the box, everything was packed in a cute pouch, with a layer of bubble wrap on top.

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The pouch would be great as a reusable bag to store little trinkets!

Isn’t it so cute?

Most of the items arrived without any issues. I didn’t know what I was receiving, so the contents of the box were total surprises!

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Here is a list of the items I got:

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There is a string of faux pearls that fell off from something. I am not sure what it fell off from, but it’s not a big deal since I didn’t notice any of the pieces were broken.

These handmade items are all really cute, and I’m pleased with them. They’re pretty easy to style as well! I do have a suggestion for Alicorn Dream: in the future, double check your products before sending them out! I found some strings of glue on some of the items that I had to peel off. It would be great to remove any stray glue pieces before sending out your products to ensure a distraction-free reception.

Now, onto the product styling!

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My favorite item in this set was this hair corsage! (I’m biased though; red is my favorite color.)

I styled it in a lolita coordinate featuring my favorite Angelic Pretty OP, Candy Fun Fair!

You can check out the coordinate rundown here.

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I styled this headband with the dress I got from FashionKawaii. The flower (with the pink and green color accents) matches the dress perfectly! The headband is also comfortable to wear; it’s not too tight around my head (even with a wig on) like some headbands.

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Above, you can see this adorable hair accessory. It’s on a French clip, and it’s easy to clip into your wig or your real hair. I love the style of the faux rose; it almost looks like a mini crown, especially with the way it sits on the clip. Around the edges of the clip are little bows, hearts, and flowers. There’s a string of pearls on one side as well! This hair accessory is both elegant and whimsical.

I borrowed this pink cutsew from my friend Grace, so I didn’t want to pin the brooch to it since the cutsew does not belong to me. However, this brooch would be super cute with this pastel cutsew! It would also go well with a more muted or dark color scheme, such as beige and white or black and white. I believe that this brooch is really versatile!

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The above barrette is also a whimsical and versatile piece that has lots of cute tiny details. I love the little flowers and bow and the blue ribbon background for them. This barrette would go well with many outfits, both casual ones and over-the-top ones.

Thank you for reading! Check out this Facebook album for more photos of the pieces from Alicorn Dream. I may add more photos to this Facebook album soon, so stay tuned! If you have any questions about these accessories, do not hesitate to ask me or Alicorn Dream. The artist behind Alicorn Dream is super nice, and she also responds in a timely manner. I wish you all a great week!

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[Review] FashionKawaii: Floral Chiffon Dress

Here is my review for the Sweet Floral Chiffon Dress from FashionKawaii! This dress first appeared in my blog post FashionKawaii: Bunny Princess, where I styled this dress with a cute bunny-eared jacket. If you’re interested in purchasing something from FashionKawaii, use the coupon code “pearlpeony” for 10% off!

When I received the dress in the mail, here is how it was packaged:

It came neatly folded in a plastic bag with a Ziploc-style closure. The dress was in perfect condition!

The dress looks lovely from both the front and the back! I love the all-over floral print and the lace details. The sleeves have a subtle flare, and I love their half-sleeve length. They are slightly shorter than three-quarter sleeves, but they are still very  flattering. The lace feels soft and not too flimsy.

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The dress has no shirring, so make sure you read the size chart and choose the appropriate size before purchasing. There is a zipper on the side of the dress to make wearing the dress an easier process. It was very easy for me to put on the dress, but taking it off was difficult. I had to shimmy out of it awkwardly since the sleeves were a tight fit and I didn’t want to rip the dress… But it worked out! I didn’t get stuck– thank goodness! The sizing of this dress was accurate to the size chart provided on the FashionKawaii website. The sleeves run narrow, so if you have larger arms, this dress may not fit you.

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Check out this Facebook album to see more photos of the dress; I may upload more images over time. If you want to buy this dress, be sure to use the coupon code “pearlpeony” for 10% off! Thank you for reading~! ^_^

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FashionKawaii: Bunny Princess

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Have you heard of the shop FashionKawaii? It’s an adorable Storenvy shop with a great selection of fashion items. If you’re interested in purchasing something, use the coupon code “pearlpeony” for 10% off!

Recently, I styled two items from this shop together in an outfit inspired by the idea of a Bunny Princess! Here are the two items featured in this outfit: Sweet Floral Chiffon Dress and Kawaii Rabbit Ears Coat.

I’m working on a review for the Chiffon Dress, which will be posted soon. In general, I am pleased with both of these items! They’re really cute both separately and together.

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The coat is not warm enough for the dreary New England winter, but it would be a great coat for springtime or autumn… (Or for an abnormally warm winter day. xD) The coat is lined, but the lining has a lot of loose threads. I was shivering in this outfit since I’m usually bundled in thick jeans, winter boots, a thick sweater, a cozy scarf, and my trusty old winter jacket in this type of weather.

But… this coat is so much cuter than my plain all-black winter jacket. My favorite part of the coat is the hood with the bunny ears!

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For this outfit, I tried something new: normally, I wouldn’t go for this kind of look with a floral dress. The Sweet Floral Chiffon Dress would be great for a hime gyaru or roma gyaru coordinate, but I didn’t feel confident in my wardrobe to be able to pull off one of these looks. I tried to think of something cute I could coordinate with this dress, and I wondered if it would work with the Rabbit Ears Coat. The coat definitely brings out a quirky and cute feel to the dress that the dress wouldn’t originally have! Along with pastel accessories such as the macaron necklace, floral bows, and boots, I think the outfit comes together nicely as something a Bunny Princess would wear on a casual day. I never thought I would throw these two items together in a coord, but I am glad I did! I hope I can have more fun with coordinates in the future. I’m not sure which substyle this look would fit into, but hey, who cares? Playing around with fashion is fun!

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What do you think? Do you prefer the Dress or the Coat? I would love to hear your opinions!

I would also like to take a moment to thank Grace from the local Lolita community for taking these photos for me. I appreciate it!

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Penny Dreads: Miss Tea Wig

Penny Dreads, my latest wig sponsor, sent me the Miss Tea wig in Black/Gold for review! This split wig is super cute and easy to manage! In addition to full wigs, Penny Dreads sells half wigs, dreads, and hair extensions. If you’re interested in buying something from Penny Dreads, be sure to use the coupon code “XIAORAWR” for 10% off! They mailed the wig to me via USPS Priority Mail: DSC_0103 This bubble mailer was sturdy and kept everything undamaged. Penny Dreads sent me really cute business cards along with the wig! The wig itself was perfectly packaged, inside a nice plastic bag with a Penny Dreads brand stick in the corner. DSC_0108 The wig came with scrunched up paper inside the wig to keep the head’s shape, and a hair net around the entire wig. This way, the curls stayed perfect, with no tangles in sight. Take a look at the photo below for with flash versus without flash views of the wig. DSC_0110_Fotor_Collage_Fotor As you can see, there isn’t a big difference in color depending on flash or no flash. Either way, the wig looks great! The golden blonde color is rich and I believe it will be flattering on many skin tones. Same goes for the black color! I love the split-wig design, especially since there is some blending of the fibers in the middle so it isn’t a stark change from one color to the next. You can brush and style the bangs in different ways to get different looks, and you can also brush out the curls for a more dramatic look if you would like! The wig fibers are thick and soft, so I am sure they will take well to styling.

Now, let’s take a look at what this wig looks like on me. DSC_0046 I think this wig is perfect for lolita fashion! The split-color trend is super cute. The black/gold combination of this Miss Tea wig makes it perfect for a variety of different styles. You can pair it with a gothic lolita look, as I did, but you could also pair it with a sweet lolita look! I can just imagine this wig paired with a cute tea time-themed lolita print. You can also wear this wig for other alternative styles. I think it would be really cool with a cyberpunk outfit! And this wig would also be really cute with a rokku gear coordinate. DSC_0095 You could also wear this wig casually, just for fun! This wig will make any outfit unique. You can pair it with your favorite graphic t-shirt, with a cute summer dress, or even with jeans and a comfy top. This wig is really easy to wear, and it fits my head perfectly: not too loose, not too tight. There are elastics and hooks in the back of the wig so you can adjust the head circumference if needed. Here is a back-view photo of the worn wig: DSC_0073

Be sure to check out my Facebook album featuring this beautiful Miss Tea wig in Black/Gold. I’ll add more photos to it over time, so like my page to see more photos! I also used this wig for other sponsored product styling, so you’ll see this wig pop up again in future reviews. I highly recommend Penny Dreads as a wig company! They have great customer service too; they respond promptly to all of my emails. Give their Facebook page a like, and check out their Instagram and Twitter.

Reminder: If you buy something from Penny Dreads, use the coupon code “XIAORAWR” for 10% off!

I hope you enjoyed reading my review of this lovely wig! I can’t wait to see what other wigs Penny Dreads will release. They are a very promising company. ^_^

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