At Your Service

12:50 AM

Straight from the Lip Service Golden Week Campaign!
This weekend is the start of Golden Week in Japan.

The government designated a number of public holidays to run one after another, giving people a chance to take a break.

It's also a time when shops go all out with sales and special offers.

Shops don't exactly stick to the official dates of the holidays, so you need to make sure you don't miss out on what you want.

I went in to town after work yesterday to do some damage to my bank account...

Today's post is about my haul from gal-favourite Lip Service, who have some absolutely fantastic deals running.

A lot of LS designs are a little bit too risque for my style but I do like mixing them in with other brands.

For me, the stand-out offer from this sale was maxi dress and matching vest for 1man (10,000yen).

This tied in nicely with another deal: spend 1man and get a free travel bag.

By the way, these photos were taken with my new camera...but I haven't figured out all the settings yet!

The oh-so-pretty Lip Service bag. Appealing enough on its own!

Small packets but the sales assistant gave me a big bag so I could put my other shopping bags in too. How sweet of her!

The dress comes in sizes S and M. The colours options are black/pink, turquoise/purple and pink/purple. The assistant advised me that the black/pink was the most popular (certainly you see it in all the advertisements) but they didn't have it in my size so I went with the turquoise/purple instead. To be honest, I thought the black/pink looked a little dull. This one suits my colouring better.

It's VERY low cut, so difficult to wear with a bra. The cups are padded though, so I suppose most of LS's customers can get away with not wearing one. Not sure about myself though. I might wear the dress over/under something, for Spring at least.

The recommended style has the vest hanging open. The dress is unusual because it's clingier than most maxi dresses. Good for avoiding the pregnant look!

With the vest zipped up. It looks a little strange but it might work.

I'm going to try reversing the vest. It solves the problem of my over-exposed bust and is just begging to be accessorised.

As you can see, both pieces are really versatile, which is something that Lip Service usually lacks in.

Any suggestions on how to style this would be welcome.

I'd be happy enough with them on their own but the travel bag was also included.

I'll show you that in tomorrows post, it's quite surprising!

I'll be using that bag this weekend as I'm staying in an onsen with my friend.

I have posts scheduled for you all to read, but I won't be able to reply to comments until Monday.

Until then, enjoy a weekend of Lip Service goodness!

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  1. Thank you! I can't wait to wear it!

  2. So gorgeous! I'd love to see shots of it being worn. Love the fun print!

  3. I'd love to see it being worn too! Unfortunately I still need to work out a way to cover up my chest a little when I'm wearing it. Don't want to scandalise the locals!

  4. I was eyeballing these 2 days ago, but I decided to keep my money. I regret it now! haha

  5. Gorgeous dress!Love the colouring and print:D

  6. さらまり - well the special offer hasn't finished yet, so you can still get one if you change your mind! 3 items for 1man is great value.

  7. Alanna - I agree! It's perfect for a (hopefully) long, hot Summer!