Birthday Coordinates…

Hey guys, sorry for my absence over the weekend. It was my birthday on Friday, and therefore I spent the weekend with friends. I was then wined and dined by my lovely boyfriend, and then taken shopping – but we’ll save that for another post.

On Friday, after early morning Japanese lectures I prepared myself for an evening out on the town. I decided to wear my ‘fast fashion’ (keep your eyes out for an upcoming entry!!) onepiece. I bought this from ドン キホーテ in Tokyo and paired it with leather-look leggings and some monotone pearls (which you can see on the left) – so glad these are back in at the moment.

I was basing my look around one that JELLY model, Maya Mori recently wore to an event @ Atom. Apart from the print, these two onepieces are basically the same, and although I am a label whore, in this instance I was happier with the cheaper version.
When I originally walked into the GLAD NEWS store in 109 (sorry I can’t find an image of the onepiece), the first thing I was confronted with was their original version of this dress. The belt (stud detailing and all), shape and style were all the same – but they had chosen a newspaper print. It was nice, and it complimented their style but it wasn’t me. However I do love Maya’s skull & lip print, and would gladly take it off her hands lol.
Comparison of the onepieces;
Each time I step into ドン キホーテ I feel almost as if it were a guilty pleasure. In-between some of the many items they sell you can find Gal style clothing, shoes, accessories and make-up for low prices.
This was my first time buying clothing from Donki, and although this onepiece is gorgeous and good quality, I still feel as though I got lucky. The jacket that came with the set was cute and fit well, but it was made for girls with skinny arms (luckily my fat doesn’t touch there lol) and I didn’t even bother touching the leggings that came with it as they were far too short and were made from cheap material. Therefore I paired the onepiece with a better quality blazer and leggings that I bought after.
Even with my complaints, overall I am happy with the onepiece itself and everyone was complimenting me on it so I can’t really ask for any more.
I hope you guys like the outfit, and I hope I did Maya’s coordinates justice, haha.
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  • Happy Bday~!!
    Oh la la wined and dined. Did you get presents? 😀

    Donki is a total guilty pleasure and I hate how somehow it's like the Target of Japan or such when you step in there thinking you'll spend $10 and then poof it's like $120 on lashes, hairspray and some cute keychain >_<

    I love that GN dress.
    I tried it on but it constrained in the boobs so I didn't buy it. ^_^;; Both Romihi and Nanako were rocking a print of it, too. I love how the tulle puffs it out.

  • Happy birthday:D
    Cute coordinate aswell:)I love that photo of Maya Mori.

  • @Mitsu; Yes, he bought me a dress and boots in Tokyo, and an extra special 'sparkly' present at the weekend (which I will post on my next entry) ;D

    haha I know, that's how I think of it.

    I was also slightly constrained but I fiddled with the straps and it wasn't too bad. Not something I would want to wear for a long time though lol
    Really? Oh I must research this more haha
    Yeah, it's so cute 😀

  • Happy Birthday~! <3
    Your coordi is fabulous & yes, very Maya! She is my favourite JELLY model~ she really does have the best personal style imho, haha <3
    I was wondering about those 'fast fashions' from Donki too… I would hate to pay a lot for not so good quality since I would have to use a shopping service to buy 🙁 The onepiece you got is super-cute though!

  • Many Happy Returns! I love your coordinate. And it's great you were able to find such a steal!

  • lovely outfit!
    I love both prints of the dresses…Especially the belt parts 😀

  • I love Maya`s dress, but yours might be even a bit cuter… 😀

  • I thought the fast fashions were more known for sexplay than actual outfits you wear on the street! But yes, I love Donki–they have so much great stuff 🙂

    Also, I really like your blog. When I get mine up and going, do you mind if I link you?

  • @AboutHANA: Fast fashion is a relatively new phenomenon in Japan concerning affordable, fashionable clothing etc. Stores such as H&M, Forever 21 have made it popular. Donki recently got news coverage on Japanese tv for their fast fashion items…although they do sell 'costumes' if that's what you're thinking of ;D lol

    Of course 😀

  • @bloomzy: Nope, I am not thinking of the costumes, I am specifically thinking of the fast fashion items. When I was looking at them, my fiance mentioned that some people bought them to play "gyaru" for a night instead of wearing them out and about like they are meant to be. It seemed the clothes were also known for being a sexplay item instead of just fast fashion. Possibly because in several of the stores I`ve been in, they are placed right next to the costumes!

    Thanks! 🙂

  • @aboutHANA; Now you say that I have heard some stories before. I guess that's going to happen when you can buy cheap, sexy/cute outfits. I'm all for people doing what they like in the privacy of their own home, so I'm not gonna hate…but I was happy enough to wear it out and about.
    Maybe with the recent news coverage these outfits will become more widely known for something other than sexplay haha

    I did notice how they were right beside the costume, but then they were also behind nightwear and hostess dresses, so I just figured they'd lumped them all together lol

  • @bloomzy: Well, I am glad you commented about the quality as I was thinking of buying one. Maybe next time, I will give it a shot!

  • @HANA; If you're lucky they usually have the outfit hanging up in Donki, so you can see it/the quality for yourself.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ♥♥♥
    Maya Mori, what great taste~~
    think the outfit is right on point!