Long Ears and Sharp Ears Kingdom of Faeries 2018 Release

Wow, they are releasing a TON of stuff here.

First, some tights! But you can only buy them if you are buying a dress with this release. Their page makes it sound like you may be allowed to buy them if you bought a dress from the previous release, but it is not clear.

But they are pretty! And I would never be able to fit my fat ass into them.

Now onto the dress cuts, since that is what I really care about. There is one OP, two JSKs and a skirt.  I am not going to post about the skirt because I would not even consider it.

First is Embroidery JSK I.


The five colors are light turquoise (first image, left), navy (first image, right), black red (second image, left), icy blue (second image, right), and emerald (shown below in middle of JSKII picture).  Also, this release is made of Kokka cotton, while the last release was polyester (although printed at Kokka, whatever that means).  Emerald and Black Red are repeats from the last release, so the light turquoise, icy blue and navy are new variants. I really like the navy. The embroidery on the bodice is a really nice touch.  This cut feels less like a fairy themed dress and more like European royalty, possibly due to the embroidery.

The measurements for this JSK are as follows:

Size 1:
Bust 80-88cm, High waist 68-76cm, Dress length 88cm, Length from shoulder to waist 31cm.
Size 2:
Bust 88-96cm, High waist 76-84cm, Dress length 90cm, Length from shoulder to waist 33cm.


The second JSK is this High Waist JSK II, and I really like it.  It is LONG. It has a POCKET (actually JSK I has a pocket too). I really like the little overlay effect. This dress has a cute fairy feeling to it.

Size 1: Bust 80-88cm, Underbust 70-76cm, Dress length 95cm, Length from shoulder to waist 28cm,
Size 2: Bust 88-96cm, Underbust 76-82cm, Dress length 97cm, Length from shoulder to waist 30cm,

Unfortunately,this cut is not more forgiving than the other JSK cut, also the whole trying to save money business.

The OP comes in three sizes, but there is no mention of pockets. But it is pretty and is also very long.  I have been wanting longer dresses lately so this would be perfect.

Size 1: Bust 84cm, Waist 66cm, Dress length 105cm, Shoulders width 34cm, Length from shoulder to waist 34cm, Sleeve length 63cm

Size 2: Bust 90cm, Waist 72cm, Dress length 106cm, Shoulders width 35cm, Length from shoulder to waist 35cm, Sleeve length 64cm

Size 3:
Bust 96cm, Waist 78cm, Dress length 107cm, Shoulders width 36cm, Length from shoulder to waist 36cm, Sleeve length 65cm

There is also a blouse they are releasing that has the same style of sleeves as the OP, which is a nice touch. But also, there are a TON of different accessories being released with the dresses.

This nice little lace bolero. It only comes in white, which is kind of a bummer but life goes on.

For headdresses, there is a crown, a bonnet, a round headdress, a flat type “Butterfly Veil” headdress, a pearl chain headdress, some ugly wristcuffs and a necklace. And something new is that these headpieces can be purchased without a dress order.


The crown. It can be purchased in a set with a veil and the chain headdress.

The chain headdress which comes with a veil but it’s not pictured here. Go figure.

The bonnet, which is reversible? How do bonnets even work.

The Butterfly Veil headdress, which I love.

The round headdress, which I also love. Except what the fuck are those fabric butterflies attached to the veil itself. That will be awkward as heck and I would remove it. Also, is this a headband or a clip? It looks like a clip and that would be really heavy…

Since this is the preorder phase, custom sizing IS available, for a fee of $12 or $22 depending on how much bigger you need to go. That is actually very reasonable for custom sizing fees, which seem to be going up all the time.

If I had money to burn, I would get the OP and the High Waist JSK, likely with one in navy and the other in emerald (since I didn’t get emerald last time).  The navy feels like a blue version of the Black Red, which I have and really like.  I would have to size up because their Size 2 for both are just slightly too small (I would be more comfortable with 98cm bust and 84cm high waist/underbust to be safe according to the +4cm rule, and maybe they can make the OP shoulders a little bit wider???). I love how long those cuts are though. I would also want the cute lace bolero, and the Butterfly Veil headdress and round headdress.

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Long Ears and Sharp Ears Kingdom of Faeries RE-RELEASE

RIP my wallet.

Long Ears and Sharp Ears is re-releasing Kingdom of Faeries this Sunday! Four new colors and new cuts!

This is a new cut for sure, and I am thinking it may be an OP. Is that also high waisted? HMM.  This particular dress does not look like it would be plus-size friendly, based on those sleeves alone.

That light blue is really pretty too. I wonder what colors will be available. Last time, it was light green, emerald green, light lavender and black.  I also wonder if the old colorways will be available in addition to the new ones.  Making guesses with minimal evidence, I am going to guess that in addition to light blue, there will also be a light pink, a dark sapphire blue, and grey.

As for the other cuts …it is also a mystery! They don’t even have any of it up in their taobao shop.

I really want to get something from the rerelease, but I also found out today that my Fire Dress got in so it will be shipped to me soon.  I have that to look forward to.  But man, I really love this print. (・ε・` )

Long Ears and Sharp Ears The Fair in Camelot

I feel obligated to make a post concerning the Fair in Camelot print, because a few months ago, I was excited for it. But I am no longer excited for it, because I can’t buy it anyway.  This is more of a personal issue rather than an issue with the print itself.

Anyway, the Bunting JSK I.

The cut itself seems pretty simple, which I think is great. I really like the ivory colorway the best.

The colorways are ivory, navy, dark red, and a dark green that looks black in some pictures.  It appears to have some beaded chains attached to the skirt in the detail pictures, but I did not look too closely. Like other LE&SE dresses, I am pretty sure that they can be removed.

And JSK II, which is also fairly simple but has that sheer overskirt.

There is also a JSK III that is underbust style, a skirt and an OP, as well as a mantle that seems to be part of the collection as well. Also, various accessories to go with this series as well.

If I was to get this, I would probably get JSKI and JSKII, with one in navy and the other in red. The dark green/black kind of throws me off, and as much as I like the ivory, it would not look flattering on me.

Reservations began TODAY and go until it sells out. I am not sure how popular this print would be or not.  It does have custom sizing, but apparently after the mess last year with the custom sizing for Kingdom of Faerie, some people are more cautious of LE&SE’s custom sizing. Here is the link to the LE&SE Storenvy.

Coffeeshop Meetup

On Saturday, I attended a met up at a coffee shop. Honestly, I was feeling kind of down about going to meets in general after the donut meet in January, but I was pleasantly surprised!

I wore my lavender Mushroom Forest JSK by Long Ears and Sharp Ears.  I wore a taobao blouse underneath, and an H&M cardigan because it was COLD. Fleece white tights from Target (I need more of these, by the way), a white F+F underskirt, and shoes from Amazon. The pink of my cardigan, shoes, and dress did not match.  I probably could have switched out the shoes for a different pair of pink shoes, but I didn’t really care that much.

I didn’t really plan out this coord ahead of time, and like I kind of mentioned, the last meetup (even though it was a different group) really left me feeling down for various reasons (which I didn’t really talk about before. I think I can best describe it as feeling like I didn’t belong?)  So when getting ready for this, I mentally decided that I would probably not go to more meets for awhile, because maybe a break would be what I need to become more excited about things again.

Devil Kitty was interested in my shoes and kept getting in the way while I was trying to take coord pictures.  So here is your cat picture!

The coffeeshop we went to is actually very close to where I take my Mom to the doctor, so it was nice to discover this place.  The shop itself is very chic and full of hip young people.  It doesn’t have a huge selection of items, but there were pastries and tea.

I ordered some Earl Grey, and while it did take forever to get my tea, it was some of the best tea I have ever had. I mean, most Earl Grey teas taste the same to me, but this tea was prepared just right for my tastes. Not too hot, not over steeped. Most coffee shops I go to will give you boiling hot water with the tea bag still in it, and if it is non-herbal tea, then it will usually taste oversteeped and the only way to resolve that is to dump in a ton of sugar. And then you usually can’t drink it for another 10+ minutes! But at this coffee shop, I could drink my tea right away. I was so happy.

I got a lemon-ish scone, and it was very good.  Their pastry selection was not huge, but this was a pretty quality scone.  I had no idea what flavor it was until I ate some of it, so I am glad that gamble ended well.

So I mentioned that I was feeling kind of down about going out, but I am a staunch believer that if you mark on the event page that you are going, you either go to the event or you let them know (either via text or changing your status or whatever) that you can’t make it. Half of the people who responded as going ended up not showing up, and a few people did message the host, but others just ghosted the whole event.  So I was kind of glad I did show up, because I imagine it feels crappy to try and put together an event and have no one show up.

But more importantly, I had FUN. We chatted about the fashion (which is kind of why I go to these things) and other topics where I felt like I could contribute to the conversations.  I feel inspired again to go to more meetups so I can chat more.  So I am really thankful for this meetup, and glad that I dragged myself out of the house.

2017 Wardrobe Post

I know technically, the Wardrobe post is supposed to be your entire wardrobe. But I am lazy and don’t want to unpack half of my wardrobe. Instead, I will just post old pictures of the dresses I got in 2017.

In 2017, I got 8 new dresses, 3 of them being Angelic Pretty. The other brands were Krad Lanrete (2), Long Ears and Sharp Ears, Arcadian Deer and Soufflesong.

My very brief forey into darker, more gothic dresses. Left is my LE&SE Kingdom of Faeries, which I wore to the Japan Fest. Right is Krad Lanrete Transilvania Moonlight, which I wore to the Halloween Tea in October. I really do like black dresses, but it seems difficult to find ones that I really, really love.  I wish I was able to get Krad Lanrete’s Dullahan, but it didn’t work out. Maybe next time.

So many sweet pink and lavender dresses ♡ AP True Rose Story Special Set (and the amount I like this set is part of why I wanted Cameo Window this year…maybe I will have better luck with AP USA), which I wore to the Sailormoon R Movie last January. Then the pink Rose Museum JSK, which I wore to a spring tea last year. I love Rose Museum so much.

I wore Krad Lanrete Beauty and the Beast in pink, and AP Romantic Cat in pink to Paradiso last year. The Romantic Cat picture I have here is from Summer ILD, because I love this dress.  I really wish I hadn’t have been sick during Paradiso last year, especially since I can’t go this year. >_< Rest assured, I will complain more about that in the future.  It was so fun, and it sounds like this next year will be awesome too.

Finally, my Arcadian Deer Four Elements of Astrology Air dress in lavender, and Soufflesong Kitty Courtyard in lavender.  I haven’t worn the Air dress out to a meet yet, but I did wear it to grocery shop one day.  I think I put on wristcuffs JUST for the picture. I am extremely excited for the Fire dress in this series to be released. Any day now~. And then Kitty Courtyard went on a flash sale, so I grabbed it. I had been wanting it for awhile, and it is extremely comfortable to wear. I wore it to the Tea Festival with my friend, which was the first time I wore lolita around a friend from college. It was awesome, because we both ended up wearing purple cat dresses!

In 2017, unlike 2016 and 2015, I did not buy a damn thing from Fanplusfriend. There were times I almost did, but it just did not come to be.  I also acquired a good amount of shoes and half blouses this year, as well as small accessories.

Long Ears and Sharp Ears Blood Moonlight Waltz

Whelp, I am not getting this print after all.

There is a dress set (extra fancy OP with a bonnet and choker included), a long sleeve OP, two JSKs and a skirt. The colorways are wine, navy, black/brown and black/purple.

JSK2 in blue on the top left, then the OP in black/purple on top right. JSK1 in wine on the bottom left, and the dress set in black/brown on the bottom right. As usual, I don’t care about the skirt cut, but it appears to be a high waist skirt.

Not a huge fan of any of the cuts. JSK1’s neckline bothers me, and JSK2 all together is just meh. I don’t like the vest-style bodice and I don’t like the faux open underskirt style of skirt (that is more acceptible if it is a back bustle, but as a front bustle, I am not a fan). I would combine the bodice style of the dress set with the skirt of JSK1, with a bustle in the back. Maybe a more simple bodice than dress set, but combine with the waist ribbon from JSK2.  I would probably be the most okay with the Dress Set cut if it was a JSK.

On top of disliking the cuts, the bust for all of these only go up to 96cm. >__> Custom sizing IS available, for $10 for <100cm and $20 for >100cm, however the cuts do not make it worth it for me.

It’s better that I am not preordering more dresses right now, but I had hopes for this. Oh well.  Now also worrying that Camelot Market will be disappointing too, but that’s okay because it just frees up money for other things, right? Ugh, but I really love this brand so far. Maybe I just want sweeter things right now.

Right now, it is up for preorder on Taobao and Clobba, and the Storenvy will likely start taking orders soon. On Clobba, they are asking for 50% of the full price, and indicate the dresses will ship in March.

Waiting for Releases

I am presently waiting for 3 prints to be released, and whenever I see updates or previews, I get so excited.

First, Arcadian Deer Four Elements Fire, which I already blogged about the other day.

But also, Long Ears and Sharp Ears Camelot Market and Moonlight Waltz. Girlism (a Chinese fashion magazine) had a fashion show recently, where there were previews of these prints!

Moonlight Waltz in black. I am indecided on which colorway I would want, or even which ones are available, but I like the cut of this dress. No weird bustles in the front, and it almost looks like the top may be similar to the top of the Kingdom of Faeries OP. Not entirely sure if this is an OP or just a JSK with a fabulous blouse.

Here is Camelot Market, and again, I like this style of skirt, aka plain. That trim is kind of interesting too- doesn’t look like regular lace. Not a hufe fan of this emerald color, and not sure how I feel about those sleeves either. Will there be a shorter sleeve version? I hope so.

I am just anxiously awaiting the release of these prints.