Hello! This is part 2 of my gigantic post (of which I am very glad I split into three parts!). This one is going to focus on my rather large order from the webshop of DreamV!
You can find DreamV on Rakuten, which is kind of like an international marketplace. You can also find Chocomint on there! I only recently discovered DreamV, and I really wish I had known about it before. There's a huuuuge selection of really cute clothing and it's all very affordable. The only two issues are that you have to pick a size based on your measurements (which is a little tricky, as you'll see) and they only ship EMS which is very expensive (but only takes like 3 days, which is awesome). I spent a good couple hours browsing and built up a good sized order!
After placing my order (in total it was 16 items, but I got 19 articles of clothing because a couple things were sold as sets), I got an e-mail in English from Rakuten letting me know they got my order. The next day, I got an e-mail in Japanese from DreamV confirming that they got my order and to let me know the shipping cost. Which is where things got a little sour for me. Shipping ended up being about $80, so my total order was around $360. Which, for 19 pieces of clothing, isn't that bad, it was just a little more than I was expecting to spend. The next day, DreamV sent me an e-mail letting me know my order was shipped out and they gave me a tracking number. Three days later and my package was here!
Here's the giant box it came in! I was really worried when I saw this box because it was SUPER beat up. The sides had split all the way and the top was almost completely open (I took off the address and customs labels, which is why it looks weird on top).
Overall, I am VERY pleased with my order. The quality of the items are very nice for what they cost, and I would compare them quality-wise to somewhere in-between Forever21 and H&M. I think I got a good deal for what I paid, even including shipping costs, and I am definitely going to order from them again! My only issues came from the sizes of certain items; I got paranoid that some things wouldn't fit, so I erred on the side of too big, but some things ended up just way too big. I think, next time, if I have to choose between 1-2cm too small or 1-2cm too big, I'm going to go to with too small.
And now for individual item reviews! These aren't in any particular order.
I'm wearing this sweater dress right now! This was the item I couldn't find a picture for. One thing that frustrates me is that it's basically impossible to search for a specific item in the webshop (I think it might be because of the translation). It's nice and soft and you can wear it as a dress or a very baggy top. I think the bows on the back are super cute, but my husband thinks they're a little overkill.
So there you have it! My first (and certainly not last) order from DreamV! Like I said, almost everything was of higher quality than I expected based on price and I am overall very pleased. You kind of have to add like $4-5 per item to factor in shipping costs (and that doesn't apply to shoes; not sure what shipping would be like on those), but even then, everything is very affordable and cute!
Thanks for reading! Don't forget to check out part 1 and 3!