Hi all! Hope you're doing well! Happy Middle of the Week! I feel so much better now that I post twice a week. I don't feel as stressed out in trying to get all of my posts in week after week. And plus, you guys get to hear about nice stores and hopefully find new places to shop? This week is on my very first pair of ♥ Anna House Fashion ♥ shoes!
As you all know, I am planning to do quite a bit of cosplay this year at Otakon and one of them will be the school uniform version of Stocking from Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt. For those of you that never watched the show, it's a very funny (very pervy) and sometimes serious show about these two angels as they fight bad spirits and earn their way back into heaven...literally. Stocking is the Lolita of the two so she is always dressing in pretty frills and always eating yummy sweets. I won't do a cosplay post yet until it gets closer to Otakon and I will give you guys a sneak peek.
This was my first time buying shoes in Asian sizing so I was very scared that I would order something too small on accident. But emailing Anna House eased my worries and they helped me choose the right size. They accept PayPal and a lot of their stuff has a wide range of sizes. Most can be re-sized if you ask and pay a little extra. (Ordering from this place made me very happy!)
The package came relatively quick which was pretty good considering it was coming from China. When I opened it, I was a little scared because of the slight dents into the shoebox. I really wish the Postal Service would be more careful with packages...
In any case, I checked inside the box only to discover the shoes were very well protected. Bubble wrap was tightly wound around them and there was paper inside to support the shoe from the inside so it wouldn't get smooshed.
And here they are! These are low-heel Lolita-style shoes in black with a white trim. They remind me of the edges of a frilly apron! They have two straps which are secured by silver heart-shaped buckles and are topped off with medium-sized black bows in the front.
The heel is low enough so that even if you are on your feet all day long, the shoes won't bother you as much. I also found that they give you enough room to wear slightly thicker socks, like the ones I'm wearing in the photo.
What's also great about them is that they have a simple yet sweet design so it can go with almost all types of Lolita fashions. I think they would look especially great with classic. I also love the fact that they have a real heel sound when you walk in them.
I can definitely find myself shopping from Anna House again, not just for shoes but for their clothes as well. I can use PayPal, they can alter their sizes and everything is at a great, affordable price. And most of their styles are practical for work (especially if you can't show up in a sweet JSK with a large dessert print).
So, a very big thank you to Anna House for their helpful and fast service and their very cute stuff!
Until next time~
Cuddles & Kisses,