Yeeeeah, so yesterday... I discovered something faaaaar more dangerous than Like an Edison. If Like an Edison is the One Ring to Rule Them All, then this... what in the world would this be?!! What could possibly be a more corrupting force than the One Ring?!! I'll tell you what: going to Harajuku alone. Don't EVER do it. Because, you see, when you go to Harajuku with friends, there is someone there to tell you "hey, you shouldn't buy that, that's expensive and unecessary." Well, you know, I can one-up that too. You know what's even more dangerous than going to Harajuku alone? Going alone in a bad mood.
See, when I'm in a bad mood, there are only two things I know how to do: eat and shop. When I'm in a bad mood, there's no telling what useless crap I'll purchase, and what I'll put in my mouth (haha, that's what she said). So, because I was in a bad mood, I decided I didn't want to bring down the mood of my friends, so I was gonna hoof it alone. I'm not one of those sympathy-seekers when I'm crabby - I'd rather fester alone - with my wallet and a chocolate bar. So, I went to Harajuku alone, and by the end of the day, I'd eaten TWO crepes (shut up, one was really small) and spent....... more money than I even want to think about. I spent the whole train-ride home simply mortified, unable to comprehend the shopping I'd just done. Shall I confess to it all? Shall I? Sure, why not...
So, I had become very aware that my cell phone was NOT cool, lol. In Japan, if your phone isn't covered in 800 lbs. of glitter and 10,000 lbs. of accessories, then you just suck and should leave the country. So, my phone is NOT done yet, but here's the progress we've made so far. Yeah, I'm blingin'.
Anyhoo, as far as crepes go, first I got a cinnamon chocolate chip crepe. Good god, it's just wrong, it's so good. And it was cheap too, as far as crepes go. At first it was disappointing, till I realized the boiling hot cinnamon had melted the chocolate chips into a hot, fudgy pool of awesome halfway down the crepe. Later I also had a crepe with chocolate ice cream and whipped cream. God, F my life.
So the shopping spree starts now! First, I bought a ton of hair accessories and other such useless crap. Then I found the most AMAZING store. It's called Body Line, but you have to keep an eye open for it because it's on the second floor of another store, so it's easy to walk right past and never see it. Anyways, Body Line is amazing because it sells all manner of goth, lolita, and gothic lolita clothing, AND it's incredibly decently priced with a huge selection, AND - and this is a biiiig "and" - they sell all their outfits in sizes between S and 4L!!! So no matter if you're fat, got big hips, big boobs, or you're skinny as a fuckin' rail, you can get clothes here! Unfortunately, they don't let you try stuff on, but it's easy to eyeball and all my purchases fit great! Here we have a fantastic skirt
Best part? This skirt was only about $35. I got twice the fabric, twice the bling, and twice the win for half the price of a Hot Topic skirt. Unfortunately, I don't know how cool this skirt will remain. EVERYONE is buying this skirt. The cashier who rang up my stuff was wearing it and I saw about seven different people looking it over and/or buying it. Eh, what can I say, Japan has good taste, lol. Now, here's the real winner! I actually managed to buy a fantastic one-piece dress here!!!
Isn't it lovely? And it was only around $35! I wish I had a better picture from the back, because the back has a huge bow and it ruffles up in the back. Anyways, one piece dresses are always impossible for me because, um... I have a serious problem in the boobage department. Even in America it's hard for me to find one-piece dresses that will go over my boobs. Usually I wind up with an outfit that fits in the boobs but is baggy in the waist, or fits my waist, and is too tight in the boobs. So I eyeballed these dresses and grabbed a 2L and, you know what? It fits PERFECTLY! It fits perfectly over my boobs and, because of the bow, the waist-size is adjustable! This store is just FANTASTIC!!!
Also, I found the store with that crazy, bat-shit insane woman who used to do sizing and make clothing for visual-kei bands. Anyways, she saw my shirt and dragged me over and started showing me pictures of her hanging out with Dir en grey, lol. Then she's like "what are you looking for?" (she spoke all in English) and I was like "um, just looking..." So she's like "well, if you wanna look like Dir en grey - all black!!! They only wear black!" I was like "uum... sure..." Then the lady grabs these ridiculous-looking, red plaid pants and goes "except Die. Maybe him, he wear these." I was like "OMG no, haha, he would NOT wear those." Then the lady points at a bunch of skirts and goes "but that Toshiya... always with the skirts! Always, always, he want skirts!" Then I laughed because Dir en grey isn't visual-kei anymore and Toshiya is STILL wearing skirts, haha. Anyways, she tried to shove some clothes on me, but I kinda just wanted to escape lol. She looked me up and down and she was like "you need LARGE size, yeah? You not find it in that section, big Kyo clothing over here." I was like "whoa, okay, running away now" lol XD That woman is seriously nuts 0__0
Anyhoo, that's my fail for the weekend. I spent the whole train-ride home hating myself, trying to figure out what the hell I'd done. From now on, my wallet is OFF LIMITS. I'm serious. My wallet is CLOSED.