Summer Taobaoring Order

My last outstanding Taobao has arrived! I ordered July 2nd, and with EMS shipping and a delay with the shoes, everything arrived today.

I got shoes from Sosic Shop, hair clips and wristcuffs from Haruhiclover, and headbands from Red Maria. Also, two petticoats from Aurora&Ariel. Finally have blue shoes! I already own some of these same wristcuffs in different colors, and they are great.

The three headbands from Red Maria are identical, except pink, light blue and lavender. The little chain and gem are not removable, but I can squish the “bow” down a bit so it sits flat on my head. Also, the bows are a lie! They are not really looped bows but just sewn to look like bows.

Hair clips from Haruhi Clover. My SS wanted to make sure I only wanted 1 of each bow clip, because they are modeled as clips for pigtails (so you’d have to buy two). Maybe I will buy more later, but these look nice and seem to be pretty good quality for cheap hair bow clips. Also, Haruhi Clover included another shiny star hair clip, so now I have two. The little rose hairpin actually came with my shoes, which is kind of off, but okay, I love free gifts.

Not exactly sure on how to take a good picture of the petticoats. Not even sure which is which, but I think the Ultra Violence one is the poofier one (as it should be).

I tried on both petticoats and am disappointed, but mostly in myself. The waistband is less stretchy than expected, so I have to pull them over my head and while they technically fit, they do not fit comfortably.  Of course, I am watching my food, but life has been stressful (let me rephrase that, my FAMILY is stressful) so I have been overeating still. u__u It may be easier to replace the elastic in these instead. I will have to think about it.

There is a meet this weekend, a picnic that isn’t far from my house, and this would have been the perfect opportunity to test out these petticoats and shoes a bit more. Alas, my family is causing problems so I will have to go out of town.

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TaobaoRing Order Review

I made two orders in early March, one March 3rd, and the other March 10th.

The March 3rd order contained Neverland items, so it was gonna take about 2 months for them to be made (according to Neverland). The shoes from Sosic Shop arrived at TaobaoRing about a week after the order.

The March 10th order was blouses from Diamond Honey and Little Dipper. The Diamond Honey blouses arrived first, and then the Little Dipper blouses arrived later. It was the pink blouse that held up the order. However, these were all preorders that were supposed to ship early April but apparently things got behind. This is more on the shops themselves and not TaobaoRing.

I got the message to pay for shipping on May 9th, so 2 months and some days for the Neverland order and a day short of 2 months for the blouse order. I paid, and got the shipping notice the next day.  I used EMS shipping, which ended up costing about what I expected (around $50 for the Neverland and shoes order, because shoes, and $30 for the other blouse order), and they were delivered today. So 6 days to ship from TaobaoRing to my house in Midwest USA.

Neverland and shoes order

Shoes are securely packed inside.

And here we have a pile of blouses. In total, I got 11 chiffon blouses (3 black, 3 white, 2 pink, 1 lavender, 1 cream, 1 navy) and 2 pairs of shoes, one red and one pink.  This should cover any and all blouse needs for awhile, particularly since they are chiffon and thus warm. The Neverland blouses have princess sleeves and some of the Little Dipper blouses are medium sleeve.

I’ll review things more individually later.

I am very pleased with TaobaoRing as a Taobao shopping service. I will definitely use them again in the future. I felt that the shipping was fast and reasonably priced, they provided images before shipping, and the fees were not that bad. If there were questions about something I ordered, they would message me to double check, and I think their site is super easy to use to set up an order.