I ordered from the Japanese Angelic Pretty website via Japonica. Japonica's fees have been reduced recently, so I was more than happy to take advantage of this opportunity. The box was very sturdy and Japonica had sealed the box with strong tape. It doesn't look like parcel tape and it reminds me of plasters or medical tape. Either way, that tape was very strong and I had a hard time opening the box! So my new blouse was very secure.
They also put a line of the tape across the box like this on the inside just for added strength. The blouse was wrapped in pink tissue paper.
As per usual, AP gave me a shopping bag and a sticker! I am starting to build quite a sticker collection now.
And here is the blouse. It was everything that I hoped it would be. The measurements given on the AP website were very accurate and the fit is good. This blouse is very comfortable. The chiffon material feels so soft and it drapes nicely. I think the sleeves have the right level of fullness. The only one tiny criticism is that I wish the overall bodice length was a bit longer.
The edges of the sleeves had a suitable level of stretch in them. They were very comfortable. The lace finishes off the sleeves nicely too. The lace feels soft and looks cute too.
I like the ruffles on the front a lot. It adds a bit of interest to the front. At the same time, it doesn't feel too bulky or look too OTT.
This picture is probably the closest to what the colour looks like in person. I love the neck line ruffle! There is a satin bow on the front which is detachable. The bow is a nice finishing touch. It is a bit shiny and the colour is not an exact match, but I think it goes well with the blouse.
So I am very excited about my latest purchase. My dream of owning a lavender chiffon blouse has finally come true! I am hoping to get even more lavender items this year and that it will become a more dominant colour in my wardrobe. This blouse is definitely a good start.