Friday, December 19, 2014

Holley Tea Time: Leggings and Dress Review

Hello cuties~! Im excited to bring you a new Holley Tea Time review today! If you remember last month I had reviewed Holley Tea Time's new skater skirts but this time around I will be reviewing her leggings as well as a skater dress! Since I just recently reviewed her shop and most of the details about her shop remains the same, please read my last review if you are interested in what Holley's shop has to offer as well as my relationship with Holley Tea Time!

So this month Holley sent me three pairs of leggings as well as a skater dress. Due to how much I have to review and how photo heavy this is going to be I'm going to try and make it as to the point as possible with most of the information summarized at the end. :)

(Also I apologize in advance for the inconsistency in my photo editing! My camera was acting up that day and I tried my best to make them all as uniform as possible T v T)


Alright~! So my Holley Tea Time package was shipped in a priority two day envelope with bubble wrap on the inside~!
Considering this is a sponsored package it was shipped priority and arrived quite fast but before you order from Holley Tea time make sure to read her information about shipping! All clothing items are made to order meaning that once you place your order you need to allow 4-5 weeks for the item to be manufactured and then it will be sent out. 

Along with the clothing that Holley sent me I also received another little package that was wrapped in bubble wrap

Inside was a cute pink draw string bag! Holley had included a business card, two stickers, and a candy shaped ring!

The stickers feature two of her kawaii characters~! One is her traditional sweet character and the other features her creepy cute girl. I think I'm going to put these two on my backpack hehe c;

The ring that Holley sent me arrived in a little ring box! The ring itself is a candy shaped resin ring with a slight polkadot pattern. This ring is quite adorable and I was so happy to receive it! In addition to clothing Holley Tea Time is also quite known for her adorable accessories that can pair with any sweet Japanese street fashion.

I just love the subtle pattern to this ring! The light polkadot pattern is really sweet and then I love how the pink ends sort of fade out. The ring is also very well made! The resin is incredibly sturdy and there are no evident air bubbles. All of the edges are also finished off smoothly.

Then the ring base is attached on the back~! The ring is adjustable too so it will fit many different hand sizes. I did wear it a few times to get an idea of durability and it held up quite nice! I am always so terrible with rings because they seem to break very easily on me but so far so good with this one. The only complaint is that it did tint my finger a bit but to be honest I haven't found any ring bases that haven't turned my fingers a weird color T ~ T

Now then! Onto the clothing!


Everything that was sent to me was folded neatly and wrapped in plastic! Considering I already have so many photos for this review I opted out of taking pictures of the packaging but just know everything arrived safe and sound! It was wrapped up neatly and nothing was harmed in shipping.

So first the leggings! I'll start by giving some general information about the leggings as a whole and then I'll go more in depth later with details about each pair.

All of Holley Tea Time's leggings come in a variety of sizes.

XS - 30"~35" hips / waist 23"~27" / thigh 20"~24"
S - 33"~38" hips / waist 25"~29" / thigh 22"~26"
M - 36"~41" hips / waist 27"~31" / thigh 24"~28"
L - 39"~44" hips / waist 29"~33" / thigh 26"~30"
XL - 42"~47" hips / waist 32"~36" / thigh 27.5"~31.5"
2XL - 45"~50" hips / waist 35"~39" / thigh 28.5"~32.5"

They range from an Extra Small all of the way up to a 2XL! This is wonderful because many tights only come in one, maybe two sizes whereas in this case the range of sizes means many different people can enjoy them.

I received my leggings in a size Large! My hips measure around 38" and my waist is around 31-32" inches. In this case I was sort of in between sizes but I usually always go a size up when Im unsure about sizing! And I'm glad I did~! The leggings fit perfectly. Regarding the shape of the leggings, instead of sitting at your hips they are actually high waisted leggings so the elastic is located on your waist. They are quite breathable and not at all restricting! The fabric that they are made of is just so nice that they are actually my favorite pairs of tights/leggings. The leggings themselves are made from a nylon and spandex material so they have a little bounce to them! They stretch quite nice and are extremely soft.

So! Which leggings did I receive?

The first pair of leggings Holley sent me are her Rainbow Stardust leggings.

Some information on these leggings from Holley's website: " ☆ In the design is a cute magical rainbow unicorn with wings. The rainbow unicorn has friends in the magical sky a kawaii shooting star friend and a happy cloud friend. All 3 friends have fun and play in the sky and make happy memories that create all the stars in the sky. Pastel rainbows, moon with stars and sparkles all over this print for extra cuteness. ☆"

The leggings come in a soft lavender color and then have a kawaii sky theme to them! The pattern features pastel moons, rainbows, shooting stars, and one of Holley's unicorn characters.

Because of how diverse the pattern is between colors and motifs it makes them incredibly easy to coordinate which is always a plus! Shooting stars and moons are always popular in kawaii fashion so these leggings could easily be coorded with many different street fashions.

I especially love the design of the unicorn that's printed on these leggings! I think this particular unicorn is one of my favorite characters that Holley has designed! It's so soft and yet whimsical, and I just love the colors used.

What's also nice about this pattern is that it isn't too "loud". The colors all blend very nicely together and it isn't too over the top. Again, this is a plus in coordination. You can dress these leggings up in a more over the top coordinate but they are also soft enough that you can dress them down as well.

As far as construction is concerned I'm very pleased with these leggings!

All of the seams are sewn very evenly and there are no loose threads, tears, ect. Something to note is that Holley doesn't print or sew these leggings herself. The design is sent to a manufacturer which then produces the leggings for her~! The bonus of doing this is that the quality is almost always consistent. Instead of something that is hand screen printed or hand crafted the manufacturer prints and creates the clothing which means that the clothing is almost always department store quality. Although some may be disappointed that Holley Tea Time doesn't screen print the goods herself, (I too am such a supporter for businesses that do!) when it comes to mass producing clothing I do think there are an incredible amount of advantages of getting a company to assist you. The quality of these leggings is truly phenomenal and I think Holley chose a really great company to work with!

As far as branding is concerned these leggings came with two different tags! The first is a Holley Tea Time paper tag which includes the brand logo, price, size, and website! In addition to that there's also a Holley Tea Time cloth tag sewn into the back of the leggings. I think nowadays tags in indie brands are so incredibly important! Having tags with store / brand logos on them really just enforces the professionalism of the product!

Something that really makes these leggings shine is how they look after you put them on. I've found with most tights (at least on my legs) may look cute "on the rack" but once I put them on the print stretches awkwardly and the color fades. This is definitely not the case with these leggings! I was actually quite surprised over how stunning these leggings look on! The colors are just as vibrant as they are off and the pattern is just as crisp. I admit that I'm always skeptical of buying any kind of indie tights or leggings online because I've struggled with awkward fitting garments but goodness these are just so satisfying! 

Unfortunately my camera didn't quite pick up how great they look in person but you can really tell how great they look on with the next pair of leggings! 


The next pair of leggings that I received from Holley Tea Time is Holley's Saturn's Wish leggings! Now unfortunately these leggings currently aren't available on the website but I'll still be reviewing them anyway~! The reason why I chose to put them in the muddle of the review though instead of towards the end is because I think this print especially shows Holley Tea Times versatility when it comes to all of her different patterns!

Saturns Wish is another space / sky themed print but in comparison to the print above it's definitely much "louder". This print has a darker lavender base and then depicts a kawaii outerspace with planet and star motifs! As the name suggests the focal point of this print is a large pink Saturn with multicolored rings~ In addition to that there's also a heart shaped Saturn like planet as well!

Honestly this print is just truly incredible- for a lot of different reasons! First I'm really a fan of the color choices! The colors used are quite easy to coordinate because how many different colors there are but with that said I really don't think this print is at all messy. With all of the different colors and ideas a print this busy could easily be lost but I don't think that's the case with these tights. I like the variation of sizes of the different motifs and I especially like the placement of them! The balance overall is very well done. These tights are loud and vibrant but I don't think they're "too much" (whatever that means!)

At the base of the leggings there's also a cute rainbow which I found to be a nice subtle touch.

Just as the leggings above these are made just as well! As you can see the quality of the leggings is incredibly professional.

These leggings also came with both of Holley Tea Time's tags: the clothe tag sewn into the back of the leggings as well as the paper tag attached with all of the leggings information.

Now onto what I'm truly excited about! How these leggings look on!
I can't stress how excited I am about how nice these leggings look when you wear them. With all of the different colors and patterns I was sure that there would be at least one section of the leggings that stretches weird over my legs- but gosh was I wrong. The print stays incredibly crisp and smooth and isn't distorted in any way. The colors also stay very vibrant and don't become translucent at all.

In this particular coordinate I chose to wear them much more casually with a simple errand running look but even with a simple outfit these leggings make a statement! They can be dressed down like this but they could also easily be dressed up for any over the top street fashion.

(look at how vibrant they are !!! )


The last pair of leggings I received from Holley Tea Time is her Twinkle Heaven leggings! Now the Twinkle Heaven print is, in my opinion, one of Holley's most subtle prints.

From her website: "☆ In the design is a magical heavenly world filled with clouds. Angelic moons with wings and stars that sparkle in the gradient / ombre color sky"

(Sorry for the sudden drastic change in lighting and editing for my photos! It just seems nothing is on my side for this review aha)

So for this print~ Twinkle Heaven is yet another sky / space themed print but it's vastly different from the other two. Instead of having a lot of different motifs and characters this print is quite simple. It's a gradient of light blues, pinks, as well as just a little bit of lavender and then features clouds and moons with wings on them.

As far as stock photo accuracy is concerned I do think their stock photo is a little misleading. The blues and pinks are definitely incredibly vibrant but not quite as much as the photo on the website displays.

What I love about this print in particular is how whimsical it is. Holley Tea Time definitely creates a lot of over the top prints so it's so refreshing to have her produce something so soft and delicate.

The transition between colors on this print is so smooth and elegant and the moons are subtle but still add a cute touch! I'm especially fond of the little sparkles that are scattered across the print. They may not be as noticeable from far away but I definitely feel as though they make the print much more cohesive and it brings the whole pattern together.

And of course the quality is just as incredible as the other two pairs of leggings! Everything is sewn straight, even, and there are no loose threads.

The leggings also included both the clothe and paper tag. (paper tag not shown in the image below.)

When it comes to the appearance of these leggings when worn I was in for another surprise. Typically soft prints such as these don't resonate well in tight form but yet again I was wrong! On a quick side note- It seems like I'm proving myself wrong a lot in this review which is definitely a good thing. I think other people are probably having similar doubts as mine when it comes to these new products so it's actually really cool that I'm proving myself to be wrong because I think that means a lot of people will read my review and will be pleasantly surprised as well! Anyway! Two of the pictures below don't quite accurately portray the color but the worn photo that follows does.

These leggings are just precious when you wear them! The gradient between the pink and blue is executed so well and I found that the moon print stands out much more than I thought it would.

The two pictures above don't necessarily show how great these leggings are but in the coordinate below its quite evident how vibrant the colors are! Unlike Saturns Wish these leggings aren't a statement piece but they're definitely perfect if you're looking for something to pull a coordinate together. I've found myself using them a lot when I try to incorporate blues and pinks in coordinates that I'm unsure about. They definitely are great when it comes to completing looks! In addition to that they're also incredibly easy to coordinate.

(Originally this picture was only going to be a photoshoot preview shot for my social media sites like twitter and facebook but I must say they do display the colors of the tights quite nicely!)


Now the last thing that Holley Tea Time sent me is incredibly special and to be quite honest I feel incredibly honored to be reviewing and modeling it! Holley Tea Time sent me her Rainbow Sweets Skater Dress! (as pictured above and below c':) The Rainbow Sweets dress is priced at $115USD and comes in many different sizes~! 

From Holley's website: "☆ In the design is a cute bunny named Sweets eating a yummy cupcake. In the design features pastel colors with hearts, stars, dripping heart lollipops, milky rainbows and lots of sprinkles. A sweet lovers paradise!"

Holley's Rainbow Sweets dress is just as the name suggests- perfectly sweet! This particular dress is a light pink shade and has just the cutest motifs on it! The dress has a border print featuring rainbows and sprinkles as well as a perfectly cute bunny! The rest of the print features cute foods like cupcakes and lollipops and the lots of cute shapes like hearts and stars. 

My favorite thing about this piece is how Holley genuinely took the layout of the print on the dress into consideration! Instead of just making it have an all over print she does feature the design throughout the whole dress but includes borders on the base of the skirt and the waist. The rainbow on the bust portion is placed perfectly in the middle with two bunnies on either side! I just think how the print was organized is spectacular. 

The bright and pastel colors of the smaller print is eye catching and quite sweet and it's well balanced out with both of the borders!

I admit this print definitely has a lot going on, but I don't find it to be too busy. I really think the combination of the all over print with the borders creates a nice balance. In addition to that the colors all work perfectly together! I think making the base of the dress pink was a great idea because it makes the print stand out quite nice. It's also printed very well! The images are crisp and vibrant.

Just as the leggings were, this dress is made beautifully! To give you an idea here are the seams on the bottom of the skirt and the shoulder. Because they are factory made everything is sewn straight and evenly.

The dress also featured both of Holley's tags! It had the paper tag attached on the side of the bodice with Holley's sweet logo and then sewn into the top is the clothe logo as well.

As far as fit is concerned I was pleasantly surprised! I worry quite a lot when buying dresses especially online because I rather tall and curvy! Despite my doubts though this dress fits wonderfully! Here's a list of the sizes that the dress comes in:

✩ Available Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL and 2XL. Plus size friendly. :)
S (30"~37" bust) (25"~32" Waist) (30.7" Total Length)
M (32"~40" bust) (27"~34" Waist) (32.7" Total Length)
L (35"~43" bust) (29"~36" Waist) (34.3" Total Length)
XL (39"~46" bust) (31"~39" Waist) (35.8" Total Length)
2XL (44"~52" bust) (35"~43" Waist) (37" Total Length)

I received the dress in a size Large! For my measurements I'm roughly 39 inches around my bust and then around 31 inches on my waist which falls rather nicely in between the measurements offered for the size Large. My biggest concern is the bust fitting correctly because of the different of sizes between my waist and bust- I thought maybe there would be a little space towards the sleeves but I was again, pleasantly wrong!

The dress fits absolutely perfectly! I must also point out that it is incredibly comfortable! This dress is made from polyester and spandex and has a lot of stretch to it! Because of this its also just incredibly soft and smooth~! It really is just so nice to wear because its not at al constricting and has a very silk touch to it. And because of how much room there is in the skirt it looks wonderful layered with a petticoat! In the picture below I have a cheap bodily petticoat with a Pinkly Ever After overskirt over it to add just a little extra poof. In the future I'm definitely going to go to the extremes though and poof it out way more! This dress can hold many, many petticoats under it. 


Now then! Thank you to everyone for sticking through this review eheh~! Now that I've finished breaking down each garment I was sent it's time for the overall shop review!

As you all know I have been personally shopping at Holley Tea Time for years now and I have been sent a review package before. With that said! This overall shop review is only taking into consideration what I was given this time around and everything below will only be based off of this experience~ 

Shipping: 10/10

Shipping was perfect! All of the garments were packaged carefully in plastic wrap and then shipped out in a bubble wrap envelope. In addition to that there was also a surprise ring, business cards, and stickers sent in a little pastel drawstring bag which also arrived safe and sound! As mentioned above almost all of Holley Tea Time's clothing is made to order! Something to keep in mind while shopping from her store is that items need to be manufactured first and then sent to you. Because of this it states on her website her shipping can take up to 5 weeks. My package was shipped differently because it was sponsored so that is something to keep in mind!

Designs: 10/10

I am such a fan of all of Holley Tea Time's art! There are so many things about it that I really enjoy so let's see if I can organize my thoughts properly ;) To start of Holley Tea Time's designs are typically very sweet. She uses a lot of motifs popular in kawaii fashion today such as hearts, stars, rainbows, cute animals, space themes, ect. While that said though she uses a lot of popular motifs each piece is styled very differently and I think that's my favorite theme. There is so much diversity in Holley's work! She has very quite busy prints perfect for decor fashion but then she also has subtlety cute prints which would be great for every day wear. In addition to that Holley also offers creepy cute prints as well! There's definitely a little bit of everything at her shop.
When it comes to the quality of the art itself its always phenomenal. Holley is always very attentive with details and her art is consistency very crisp and balanced well. The images themselves are cute but she also picks colors that coordinated well together and then makes sure everything is drawn smooth and evenly.
All together I am quite a fan of all of her prints and designs!

Construction: 10/10

The construction of these pieces is all fantastic! Holley Tea Time doesn't sew or print the garments herself but instead she sends her design to a company which produces these for her. Because of this the construction is very constant. The leggings and dress are all sewn very well! All of the lines are sewn perfectly straight and there are no loose threads. I'm not necessarily sure if this fits under "construction" or if its moreso just a general "quality" thought but the designs of the dresses are also printed very beautifully! All of the print work is crisp and the colors are vibrant!

Fit: 10/10 

I had no issues when it came to the fit of either the leggings or the dress! The measurements on the website were very accurate and everything fit perfectly. Not only did they just fit well but everything was also extremely comfortable. The pattern on the leggings didn't stretch awkwardly when worn, in fact the print was still vibrant and not deformed in anyway. Same goes for the dress! The dress was extremely soft and comfortable and fit wonderfully. The print also looked just as great on as it did off.

Price: 9/10

Price is always a difficult thing to talk about because it's extremely subjective! People feel differently when it comes to what they find affordable or "worth" it so this category is based solely on my personal opinion. The leggings are all priced at $79USD and the dress is $115USD. It's definitely fair to say that these pieces are expensive. I don't think most people typically spend $79.00 on leggings (whereas $115 for a dress is considered a little more normal). With that said though I believe there is a huge different between "expensive" and "worth the price". To start off, when it comes to anything that's indie brand 99% of the time it's going to be much more expensive than anything bought in a department store. Large online stores and shops at the mall are all big business that have large factories and many workers and can afford to make things cheap whereas this is not the case for indie brands. If I'm correct I believe Holley (and her mother?) are the only two that run Holley Tea Time. 

Then brings up the subject of art printed on clothing. This is a huge factor when it comes to price! Not only do you need to consider how much it costs to actually print and receive the clothing but it's important to think about the time it actually takes to conceptualize and draw the art itself. Being an aspiring artist I can understand that creating art is no easy task and it is quite strenuous. 

And then lastly another this to consider is the price it actually costs to make the garment. Because Holley Tea Time gets a manufacturer to produce her clothing she needs to be able to pay for the actual pieces and then make money back afterwards.

Now with all of the said of course I need to be realistic. As I stated earlier these pieces are definitely expensive. They may not be as pricey as lolita brand but I do understand that they are out of a lot of people's price ranges. But, I can also understand why they are priced that way.

Overall Shop Review: 10/10

Alright cuties! Time for my overall shop review~! This time around Holley Tea Time receives... a 10/10! I'm always so incredibly pleased with my experiences with Holley Tea Time and this time is no different! Everything she sent me is just so cute! All of the items have wonderful designs with crisp and vibrant art and are so versatile when it comes to coordinating them! They're also made beautifully and are extraordinarily comfortable. I recommend Holley Tea Time to anyone who is interested in kawaii fashions!

Please check out Holley Tea Time's shop and look forward to seeing some modeling photos in the future!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cutie Pie Kawaii: Amuse Products

Hi cuties~! Today Im happy to introduce something a little new to my blog~! Typically I work with indie designers and crafters and review their items but this time around I'll be promoting a different kind of shop... Cutie Pie Kawaii! Cutie Pie Kawaii is a United States based shop that sells online as well as at different East Coast conventions. Their shop offers everything anyone invested in kawaii culture could need! They specialize in obscure and fun Japanese candies that not only taste good but are also fun to eat. Although in addition to that Cutie Pie Kawaii has a range of products including Korean Beauty Products, Anime Merchandise, Plushies, and then tons of other kawaii goods such as stationary, decoden supplies, bento boxes ect! They essentially have many different products you can buy that help you live a full on kawaii lifestyle!

Today though I'll be talking about something very special that Cutie Pie Kawaii offers..... Official Amuse products! Amuse is a Japanese toy company that creates the ever so famous AlPacassos! Now, many people have seen these cute alpaca plushies and I bet a lot of you even own a few! What makes this such a special opportunity though is the fact that floating around on the internet there are quite a lot of fake alpacas for sale. Probably even more than the originals! I wouldn't go as far as saying AlPacassos are "rare" per-say, but they definitely a little harder to come by outside of Japan compared to other kawaii characters such as those made by Sanrio (Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, ect) or even San-X (Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Tarepanda, Mamegoma, ect). The biggest difference between Amuse and the other companies mentioned is that AlPacasso's were originally only sold through UFO Catchers (UFO catchers are the crane games which we typically just call "crane games" or "claw machines" here in the US c:). With their growing popularity, now it's much more common to be able to buy these cute characters online rather than just winning them in an arcade game. Although because of their undeniable popularity many more generic toy companies have been mass producing alpacas of their own, and they are nearly identical. Sometimes when buying online or even buying in person (at a convention, for example) it can be difficult to tell the difference between what is a real Amuse product and what's made by a different manufacturer.

I have a decent amount of knowledge when it comes to telling the difference between a real and fake although most of that information I obtained through the internet! Instead of just rewriting the guides that I've learned from I'd prefer if you took a look at them yourselves~ For a couple of reasons! First they are much much more knowledgeable that I am. And besides the fact that it would take so much more time than I have I feel like it's only fair to read their information since that is where I got it from eheh. Anyway I would recommend checking out The F-yeah AlPacasso tumblr because they have a great deal of sources! And then another great one would be this blog which has a whole guide as to how to tell the difference!

If you aren't interested in reading those blogs thought, to sum it up, one of the biggest things to note (which you will see in this review) is how many tags that the Alpaca has~ Typically Amuse products will have between 2-4 different tags on them instead of just one! This is only one method of determining the authenticity though so I definitely would recommend looking at those links for a better understanding!

Anyyyyway! What is great about Cutie Pie Kawaii shop is that they are an official authorized US distributor of Japanese Amuse products! They buy them directly from the company which is a plus in many different ways. One being that they are definitely a trusted seller! You can expect that you will definitely be receiving an official Amuse product verses a fake so there's no reason to worry! In addition to that there is a huge bonus regarding price which I will discuss later.

For now though, I'd like to share with you all what Amuse products Cutie Pie Kawaii has to offer! They graciously sent me a few to review and talk about so I will be able to share my full experience with you so you can get a better understanding of their shop.

Cutie Pie Kawaii offers Amuse's popular AlPacassos in a couple varietys including (but not limited to) their Goodnight AlPacasso, Girly Kid AlPacasso, AlPacasso Corps, ect. Amuse is always coming out with new AlPacasso series so I assume whatever series Cutie Pie Kawaii offers right now is destined to change in the future!
Whats great about Cutie Pie Kawaii though is they offer more than just Amuse's AlPacassos! Although the alpacas are probably the most popular of Amuse's characters they have many more cute animals. Cutie Pie Kawaii carries goods from many of their other collections including Poteusa, Tsuchineko, and more!

When discussing what to be sent, I requested that Cutie Pie Kawaii send me their Alpacasso Lovely Bag and the Poteusa change purse. I felt that the wearable Amuse products would appeal more to all of my followers that are interested in the fashion side of Kawaii Culture~ Cute plush many not be as essential for some street fashions such as Lolita or gyaru, but for my personal favorite style, decora, cute plushies are almost a necessity! After reviewing each item I'll talk about some coordination ideas! (Ah gosh, I don't want to overload you all with too much information at once! ;x; Im trying my best to organize this all ehe)

So now! Finally! Onto what Cutie Pie Kawaii shop has sent me~~!!


Shop review
My package from Cutie Pie Kawaii was shipped out in a standard large envelope which was lined with bubble wrap on the inside~ The owner of the shop included cute sticker tape on the outside of the package which is always nice! I love finding cute packages in my mailbox c:
The front had a Creamy Mami tape on the outside, and the back was sealed with a chocolate themed tape! The inside also had cute confetti in it (...which I neglected to take a picture of..) so when I opened the package up I had a cute little surprise!
In addition to my goods Cutie Pie Kawaii sent me a hand written note, a business card and a little extra gift!

They also included a cute little Sanrio memo book which would be an example of the type of other "kawaii goods" that the shop offers! They have a lot of different stationary options which you can find here~~

Now onto everything else I was sent~! As I said earlier I was sent a bag, change purse, and a few surprise goodies! I'll be reviewing the bag first though~!
The first thing I was sent is Amuse's AlPacasso Lovely Bag! The lovely bag will be perfect for styles such as fairy kei and decora!
I received the bag in the pink option with the red bow! Originally when I first pulled it out of the package a small wrapper was wrapped around the back of the alpaca to keep the strap safe in sound in its travels (....although it seems I neglected to take a picture of that too... hmm come on Prince pull yourself together!)
All together the bag is very cute! The Alpaca measures at 29 x 22 x 12 CM and has a little strap on the back. It's priced at $17USD which is fantastic price and it can either be used in coordinates or even just as cute decoration in your room!
The Alpaca has cute little eyelashes and a red bow tied around it's neck which you can always change out for a different color! It also has a pale pink blush on its cheeks which unfortunately my camera did not pick up ; A ;

Even though the Alpaca is technically a bag the zipper pocket in the back isn't too roomy which to be frank is expected of a plush bag. Typically character bags have little too no room and are just for show. Although even though its a squeeze I can still fit my phone and wallet in the back. (though if you have an iphone6 your phone will be a little too big for it as a heads up!)
And to give you just a better idea of its size here's what it looks like when Im holding it~! It makes quite a nice little hand purse! Again it holds just about my phone and some cash in it so its definitely a nice statement piece for a coordinate you're wearing out! (I would recommend bring an extra bag with you though if it'll be a long trip haha!)

Now lastly what's really important when buying Amuse products: The tags! Tags are always a great way to confirm the authenticity of your purchase. In this case the AlPacasso bag came with four tags total! It has the series promotional tag featuring an alpaca as well as two other paper tags!
Then on the butt it has it's "AlPacasso Lovely Bag" official cloth tag c:

Overall I'm very happy with this bag c:
Next I'll be talking about one of Amuse's lesser known (but just as cute!) characters, Poteusa. Poteusa is Amuse's cute bunny character! Cutie Pie Kawaii shop sent me the Poteusa coin purse (which unfortunately does seem to be out of stock at the moment but CPK still offers a couple of other Poteusa plush!)

I received the white version of the coin purse and... oh gosh its SO cute! If you know anything about me you know I have quite a weakness for bunnies and goodness does Amuse make a precious bunny character!
The coin purse plush has a pear chain attached to it at the top with a little clasp so you can hook it onto things! I've also found that the chain is large enough so you can wear the purse as a wristlet as well c:

Unlike the AlPacasso bag, the coin purse is definitely much smaller as far as space is concerned because well, it is a coin purse. It may not be able to fit a phone in the back but it definitely is large enough in the back to store change, bills, and even bank cards, gift cards, ect!
Although the purse part is small, I wasn't expecting the actual plush to be so large! I know that the website did state the measurements but I was pleasantly surprised at the size of Poteusa c: I was expecting it to be more key chain sized but, hey Im not complaining! 

Now onto the tags! The Poteusa coin purse came with three tags!
The cloth tag is located on the side of Poteusa right beneath the bow! It reads (c) AMUSE and then made in china!

The Poteusa coin purse also came with two paper tags! One of them is the promotional tag for the series and err.. The other one well I wasn't too sure what it said because it was all in Japanese ; A ; but I assume that it's just about the manufacturing of the purse!

 Lastly Cutie Pie Kawaii sent me one more Amuse product as a surprise which made me so happy~!
I was also onbe of the Attack on Titan inspired Alpaca charms! Honestly this was such a pleasant surprise because I've been eyeing up the Attack on Titan AlPacassos for a while now but they usually sell out so fast when I see them at conventions! So I was definitely very pleased c;

So! This little cutie is priced at $7USD, measures at 8 x 6.5 x 4.5 in centimeters and has a gold strap attached to the top! It can be used as a cell phone charm, bag charm, or really wherever youd like to put it! He hangs out on my bag right now but I think I might be putting him on my Christmas Tree later ;^;

The little Alpaca wears an "Alpaca Corps" poncho which is inspired by the coats that are worn by the characters in Shingeki no Kyojin! The Aplaca symbol even has little wings on it which is very similar to one of the SNK designs~!

As far as tags are concerned this one came with four! It has the promotional image of an actual Alpaca wearing the SNK poncho as well as other two paper tags in Japanese. Then on the Alpacas back side it has an "AlPacasso" cloth tag.

The most charming thing about this keychain is definitely its size! Being so tiny makes it all the more cuter!

I cant stress how happy I am with this cute alpaca!
And now here are they all together! You can get a better idea how their sizes when you compare them next to each other c:

Typically after the end of each post I include an "overall shop review" with different categories depending on what I received! In this case my closing will be a little different considering that Cutie Pie Kawaii is a seller of goods verses a crafter or designer. So instead of using a point system of x/10 and so forth Im just going to talk about a few more things I noticed about this shop which might be helpful for your shopping experience!
Shop Layout
This is a category I've been meaning to add to all of my reviews but quite honestly Ive just been too lazy to do so. I have limited time when working on reviews and always try to cram so much into said timespan but... I do think shop layouts are important! Navigation, Clarity, and Imagery can really aid or harm a shopping experience! Anyway~ Cutie Pie Kawaii has a very cute and easy to navigate layout. Their design is very suited for their name- The background has a donut pattern and the rest of the shop is pastel colored and very appealing! I found the font easy to read and the descriptions were very clear. The only thing to keep in mind is that the website (at least on my computers) did take a decent amount of time to load. So please be patient!
Product Diversity
I found that Cutie Pie Kawaii has a very large selection of goods! I really like that they offer a variety of kawaii goods instead of just specializing in one thing. I think nowadays Japanese street fashion is very accessible online but as far as the Japanese cute/kawaii culture in general it can be difficult to find everyday things without having to search all over. Well CPK offers everything from makeup, to food, to office supplies, and more! As far as their diversity goes considering their Amuse products (because well, that is the focus of this post!) I was very pleased! At the moment they only have to pages worth of Amuse goods but I was very happy that they offer multiple Amuse characters and not just AlPacassos. With that said though I think the diversity within the Aplacas is also nice! They offer quite a few of different series.
Price is something that I definitely wanted to mention for this review! I'm not incredibly knowledgable when it comes to general kawaii goods but I definitely know a few things about AlPacasso prices! I must say that absolutely none of the Amuse products on CPK's site are overpriced. In fact, CPK has very very reasonable prices for AlPacassos. When you attend conventions is likely that you will see fake Alpaca plush sold for three times the value of the original goods. Even legitimate standard size Alpacas can run over $35USD which frankly is way too expensive. Typically in the case of conventions I assume that those reselling legit Alpacas have to go through a few different sources or the legitimate sellers as well as fake sellers just increase the prices dramatically because they are at a convention and know people will buy them. Well quite frankly if youd like to save your money I don't recommend buying convention AlPacassos. On Cutie Pie Kawaii's shop they're selling the jumbo Alpacassos for between $25-27 which is definitely a good price. To give you some more perspective, a medium sized AlPacasso that I bought at a convention last year had costed me $35 which is unfortunate considering a medium is much smaller than the jumbo sized. Anyway! Before I lose you all and continue to ramble I'll just reiterate that these are very good prices! 
Lastly, I know I've mentioned this multiple times before but I'll wrap this all up by talking about Authenticity one last time! Cutie Pie Kawaii does in fact offer official Amuse products so the biggest plus to shopping there is that there should be absolutely no doubt when purchasing that they are the real thing!
So overall Cutie Pie Kawaii is definitely a shop that I would recommend- and I would recommend it to many different people. Their shop has so many different things to offer and would be a great place to look for cute holiday gifts!
I hope that this blog post was helpful to everyone~~! I have a few more things to discuss regarding coordinating plush toys that I'll put below ! But for the most part everything regarding Cutie Pie Kawaii shop will just be above! If you'd like to stick around and read a little longer though I have a few more things to share! I know this has been such a long post ;_;
Coordinating Plushies
(all photos that are not my own are taken from!)
Alright so now to give you a quick idea as to how to coordinate plushies in street fashion! As stated earlier the most common fashion wear plush goods are used is decora. Eventually Im going to create a whole decora guide but for now, decora is a colorful Japanese street fashion which literally means "to decorate" or "decoration". The idea is to decorate yourself in cute motifs through the use of hair clips, accessories, ect. In this case plushies are very important. More often that none you find plushies being used as bags but they can also be used in a few other ways!
If you create some sort of clip or attachment for them plush goods can also be used in your hair ! In this case a plus cake is being used as a headpiece~!
Another good use is turning your plushies into necklaces! That's always incredibly cute. c:
And lastly another way to coordinate plushies would be to literally just attach them to yourself! If the plush already has a strap you can loop it through a belt, you can pin them to yourself, or you can create a strap for them yourself!
It might not seem purposeful to just attach plushies to yourself but to be quite honest there is no purpose or function to decora fashion. Its really all about having fun and wearing what makes you happy! Plushies are not only cute but are definitely fun so they always add a little something else to your coord.
If you're not interested in actually wearing the plush goods or altering them to fit your coordinate theres always the option of cute plushie key chains! I've attached both my new Poteusa change purse and my SNK AlPacasso to my purse! Now... my purse is... ridiculous, to be quite honest. I like keychains a little too much! One or two plushies would be perfectly enough to spice up your looks a bit but I just... tend to go over the top with everything, I guess!
It was just a short blog segment but I hope it could give you at least a few ideas! Again im going to do a big blog post in the future about decora but probably in the form of a youtube video c;
Well, that's all for now everyone! This was probably one of my longest posts yet so I'd like to thank everyone who read all the way through the end! I hope I was able to be a little useful this time around and you were able to take something away from this post~!
Anyway next up! Look forward to another review from Holley Tea Time coming up c;
Happy shopping!