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Today I tried… Decora! ☆

hello decome

Hey cutie ♡ 你好小可爱! How are you? I’ve been wanting to publish this post for AGES and now I finally can!!!! Basically my friend Kristina (aka cybr.grl) and I did a lil’ style swap which we then filmed for our YouTube channels. It was really refreshing for me because I don’t really venture outside of gyaru, but the style I tried out was… DECORA!

If you’re unfamiliar with what Decora is, it is another super cute jfashion style that started in the late 90s (similar to gyaru!) and is well-known for the vast amount of accessories they were, as well as their bright clothing. Unlike gyaru, Decora first began in the streets of Harajuku (where gyaru reigned the streets of Shibuya). There isn’t a limit to how many accessories they wear! Here are some pictures to give you a better idea of what Decora is.

Cinnamoroll-ing Down the Hill

I’ll tell you a secret… I wasn’t always a Hello Kitty Fan *gaspshockhorror*. I went through a phase where I was pretty tired of it because of just how popular Hello Kitty was and I wanted to be “original” (ew) and so I turned my attention to another super cute character – Cinnamoroll. I was still in Sixth Form/college (so high school, for my American readers!) when I fell in love with this lil’ puppy, and so wearing this Cinnamoroll inspired outfit really brought back sweet memories!

Cinnamoroll inspired outfit

How + Where to Buy Gyaru Brand Clothes

“Lizzie, where do you buy your gyaru brand clothes from?” “What shops do you buy from?” “Where did you get your MA*RS dress from?” Are the most frequently asked questions popping up on my instagram as well as my facebook page, so today I’ve put all of my favourite shops all in one place with the help of my QueenE gals & bestie Chewiee! So read on for more info on where, and how, to buy gyaru brand…

updated: 16.04.2021

gyaru brand clothes by hellolizziebee

Agejo in My Heart

I picked up the MA*RS set that had been sitting on my “to sell” pile for months and sighed. I’ve been thinking about selling this heart-print set for a while now but for some reason I couldn’t seem to let it go. The agejo style slowly diminished in my wardrobe ever since I adopted ane agejo, a more toned-down version, and so I sold most of my older prints. This one was one of the very few pieces I had left that belonged to the old school agejo style and some part of me sighed in relief when I slowly put it back into my wardrobe.

1 Item 5 Ways: Pink Crop Top

Isn’t this just one of the most exciting times of the year? Winter is over (although some days it doesn’t feel like it) and everyone’s looking forward to the promise of spring and sunny days. I have a huge love for this time of year so for this ‘One Item Five Ways‘ post, I’m focusing on this super cute and fluffy pink crop top that I bought from Missguided (similar here). These outfits would be perfect for spring, especially if you want to go down more of a sweeter route!

One Item Five Ways: Pink Crop Top by hellolizziebee

One Item Five Ways: Dark Floral MA*RS Skirt

I love MA*RS; you don’t need to scroll down far to see that I have a deep love for the agejo style, and even though I’ve written a one item five ways post on an older MA*RS skirt I couldn’t help but do one for this dark floral gem that I’ve had for a few years now. It’s just so versatile, and  is the perfect skirt no matter if you are into the older agejo styles or the newer ane agejo – it can be dressed up or down!

So let’s look at how I’d wear this item in five different ways!

Things I Can’t Wait to Tick Off My 2019 Check List

My 2018, although amazing, had been a bit all over the place as I didn’t have any idea what I wanted or what I was doing. It wasn’t until I wrote about my dream life that I was able to reset my focus, so I want everything about this year to head towards it. Instead of writing resolutions (as I never seem to be able to actually do them) I’ve created a little 2019 check list like I did a couple of years ago… And this is a list that I can’t wait to tick off!

My 2019 check list by hellolizziebee, a gaijin gyaru from the UK

Let’s Talk About Himekaji vs Liz Lisa Girl

It’s 2010; I am scrolling through livejournal, saving every picture I could find of Yui Kanno and Liz Lisa shop staff girls and dreaming of the day that I would look like that kind of gyaru. Himekaji. Casual princess. I fell in love with the pink blusher, the big curls, and the cute floral dresses. Those were the days that I went to my nearby Miss Selfridge to buy similar clothing (as I didn’t have the means to buy it online back then) so that I could feel like an everyday princess.

Fast forward to now and I happily have an array of himekaji items in my wardrobe from a mixture of gyaru brands and Western brands. I even worked with my favourite himekaji store Kawaii Gyaru Shop, but I feel sadder than I was back in 2010.

And that reason was because there aren’t any himekaji anymore.

Himekaji gyaru Lizzie Bee wearing Liz Lisa

A Kawaii Christmas Celebration with Kawaii Box (+ Giveaway!)

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I’m dreaming of a kawaii Christmas… And nothing can get more kawaii than receiving a box of Christmas-themed goodies from Kawaii Box in the run up to the festive season! I’ve done reviews on their previous boxes in the past and have been really satisfied with them so far, so I was really looking forward to receiving their December edition. There’s even a chance for one of my lucky friends (like you!) to win your own Kawaii Box, so scroll to the bottom of the post to enter our giveaway.

But first, let’s take a look at what I’ve received!

A Kawaii Christmas celebration with Kawaii Box by hellolizziebee