✩53 TRALALA Winter 2010✩

Feb 26, 2021




Last time I announced that I got a huge gal magazine haul! Click here to read!


Many of you have requested a look inside of these. Of course, I will oblige. But not all at once though  I know winter is just about over but one of my favorite old brands had some really cute pieces. Today, I wanted to take a look at the winter previews for TRALALA of 2010!


Apparently there was a "2010 Winter" Collection and a "2010 Premium Winter" Collection. I didn't totally understand what made one of them premium except it was a book with fewer pages. If anyone knows, then please tell me in the comments!


The cover of the "2010 Winter Collection" is simple but adorable. If I had a collection like that, I would probably display them all the time too XD I'm also in love with that coat~


This top, skirt and boots combo is to die for. I used to love corset-like tops with ribbons a lot. This brand is just so fun!


Now we have all white coords with a hint of black. That sweater dress is everything! I wouldn't mind getting this one. I have one LL sweater dress from an old fukubukuro but it's super simple compared to this one. Also...those earmuffs??? Yes pls???


This style is absolutely to die for. I am not a huge fan of plaid but this one works. The shapes of this coat and that polka-dot blouse are what I miss in fashion. I love prints but sometimes the cuts need to be interesting too!


Super cute and playful looks on this spread. I really love how these teeter between almost dressy and casual. I wouldn't mind owning some of these pieces~


Coats! Coats! Coats! 
I'm so used to dressy coats from a lot of Jfashion but this is a nice surprise. Peacoats are one of my favorite styles. And that army coat looks like something Georgie would like!


This coord is absolutely adorable. I love how it's mostly black but then you have those pops of color that really stand out. Not to mention, I am in love with those OTK boots. I'm also gonna' go ahead and guess that bag is a makeup bag?


Look how much LL had!!! And remember when ameblo blogs were the must have platform? I am also curious about LL Duo. I'm going to have to look it up~


And finally the back cover. The model, Rin, is replaced with the staff listing. Otherwise, it's just the same as the front.


Now we're going to take a look at the "2010 Premium Winter" Collection! This will be a few pages shorter but it will be the same model, Rin. Let's take a look~


The cover is a bit more holiday with the gift boxes and decorations. This time we see Rin wearing the matching top to the skirt from the other booklet. I love that the skirt is so versatile that you can wear it with almost anything besides the actual matching top.


Seeing this spread makes me think that this booklet is showing the pieces in detail rather than just snapshots. You can see the coordinates properly and can really tell how everything works together. I really like those frilly shorts!


This time we see the babydoll-style dress in red. I think I like it a lot better. Having the jackets on the model also help show the length of each coat. I tend to prefer longer for when I wear skirts in winter XD


The long coat on the left is so cute and looks like it has a good length. I think the fuzzy collar might be detachable since her coat is open while it's still tied off. 


Really loving the coord on the right. It would be so perfect on a snowy day. I never owned a LL coat before so I have no idea if it would actually be warm enough. But it's still super cute!


Here you can see the cute sets and OPs that were used in most of the spreads. The top right one is really cute and perfect for the holidays. I wouldn't mind using it in a Christmas coord!


And finally the back page. This time it's just the shop list and staff. There was also no mention of the novelties.


I do love the overall look of the Premium one but I think the first one had a lot more to offer. Either way, they were more or less the same items with Rin as the model. I wouldn't have minded getting some of these had I been into gal back then. 


Did you enjoy these? What are your favorite looks? Let me know in the comments!





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✩52 Gal Magazine Haul✩

Feb 21, 2021




I'm sure a lot of you know that I tend to collect more magazines than actual clothing. I'm trying to get more clothing but there's a combination of not being able to find much anymore (thanks scalpers and hoarders) and sizing for certain brand bottoms. Since getting into Amekaji, I wanted more of the cuter skirts and pants. But I never know what is actually hispanic-friendly XD



Anyway, in my last post I posted a photo that was just a hint of what I got. I'm still waiting for one more package in the mail but this was the bigger part of the two. I'm so happy with all that I got and everything is filled with so much inspo! Let's check out what I got~



Popteen

10.2000/9.2008/2.2010/4.2010/8.2011

For a long time I was obsessed with finding the older issues of these. One of the issues I bought from a previous order was the anniversary issue so it showed all of the old covers. Even though Popteen was never truly labeled as a gal magazine, it had an amazing range of issues during the peak of gal. So I'm super excited for the issue from 2000.


EGG

2.2005/8.2010/3.2011

FINALLY. I own the 2005 issue. There were a few times I tried to buy it and would always miss out on it. This one is in okay condition but at least I have it now. And of course, I am super thrilled to have more Kanako-chan covers!!! She is my Amekaji muse~ And now I have to be on the hunt for that EGG Beauty that's advertised on one of the covers...



Ranzuki

2.2011/3.2011/4.2011/5.2011/6.2011/7.2011/8.2011/2.2012

With the exception of like 1 or 2 issues, I was lucky enough to find a set for a decent price! I realize that I don't have that option with EGG but it was nice for this magazine! It's perfect for getting ideas for Amekaji and I can't wait to try some of them out! The magazines are so cute and colorful. And now I know why Andy loves it so much!


Fashion Collection Previews

axes femme 2021, Adree 2014 S&S, Liz Lisa Doll 2011 Spring, TRALALA 2010 Winter and Premium Winter, TRALALA 2011 Spring, TRALALA 2015 AW

Back when I used to buy more Liz Lisa, I loved getting these little preview pamphlets. I actually still have a couple of them (mostly the mooks which I am still trying to find). I adore the older styles of LL and their sister brands. I appreciate them a lot more than the newer collections. But I'm going to leave it at that or I'll start a rant XD


I was supposed to get a couple more issues but they ended up not working out. Kind of annoying when sellers kinda' just abandon what they listed....Hopefully in the future I will be able to get them. 


My collection is slowly growing! I still am on the hunt for EGG #1 so if anyone sees it, please send a link my way! What do you think about the issues that I picked up? Would you like to see inside them? Let me know in the comments!





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✩51 Pokémon Happy Meal and....Secret Post?✩

Feb 19, 2021




2021 is the 25th anniversary of Pokémon! I love it but I'm not as obsessed as a lot of people I know, including my fiancé XD I started with Red and quit for a long time. Then when X and Y came out, hubs got me back into it and have been playing since then! 


I have to admit that I didn't think I would be playing as long as I have. But when you share the same loves as someone, it kinda' becomes one of your favorite things too XD But it also looks like scalping has become an issue with Pokémon as well, unfortunately.


Part of the 25th anniversary celebration, Pokémon is teaming up with a lot of different companies and brands. One of those being fast food places like McDonald's! 


I know, it's for a Happy Meal. But I still appreciate a good item like this!


Here are all of the possible Pokémon items you could get~


Every Happy Meal comes with one of these, a Pikachu box and a pack of four TCG cards. Unless you were unlucky and they were sold out.


I wanted to see what I had a chance of getting. Of course, I really hoped for anything with the cute little Scorbunny. But I decided I would be happy with anything that I got. 


You could actually punch out parts of the box and give your Happy Meal some Pikachu ears. It's really cute!


I ended up getting this frame(?) of Pikachu. I don't know if it's a card display or just a photo frame. Either way, I actually kind of like it. It's a little more practical than the other items. But anyway...


The cards I got were....


That's pretty cool. I was definitely hoping for one of the original gen starters if I had a preference for any. It's just funny that three out of the four cards are turtles! And you're always guaranteed one shiny card! It would have been nice if I didn't get two of the same but oh well. It's the chance you take with packs and blind bags. At least I can say I actually was able to get one. Especially since Pokémon stuff is sold out in most places...


Do you like Pokémon? Were you able to get the Happy Meal? Let me know in the comments what are your favorite Pokémon and if you got the cards, which ones!



Also have a sneak peek for you all! Just got a mail delivered~
Can't wait to show you all next time!






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