Does everyone else get this nostalgic about grab bags/lucky packs?
Since it wasn't a high value bag, I didn't expect much. I would have been very happy with a blouse and a couple pairs of socks, or a hair accessory. There were only 2 things I didn't want: chocolate prints (I have enough!) and polka dots. Since this was a 2014 happy bag and Innocent World haven't really been in a polka dotty mood for about 3 years I thought I'd get away with it!
The lucky pack came in a strong zip-up bag. I'll be using this to store some of my clothes in, either laundry or clothes that rarely get worn. That, or I could take it to the shops with me to carry things home.
Here are the 3 items I received:
1. The highest value item was the "Random Dot OP" from 2011, which I got in navy.
It's a one piece dress and the sleeves and collar area is not detachable (without the use of scissors!). The little bow is a brooch which you can move. It's a lot darker in colour than the stock photos. The sleeves and collar are a lovely rich ivory. I specifically hoped I wouldn't receive any polka dots but the fabric is lovely, soft and lightweight and it fits me very well so I'm not certain whether I will keep it or not yet.
2. I also received the Merry-go-round Bag, a 2012 release, in wine x bordeaux.
I thought that wine x bordeaux was a bit of an odd colourway at first. Currently, I don't really have any wine x cream or bordeaux x cream outfits but dark red shades look alright on me so I imagine it won't be long before I have an outfit I can include this in. I have been wanting one of those Alice and the Pirates tent bags for a while but never got around to buying one so this is a good compromise. I don't like the impracticality of it that much though. It looks nice but the little frilly bits that fold over the zip make it hard to get in and out of and you have to fully undo both zips to be able to tilt the top back. I've only ever owned one other cylindrical bag and that was much easier to get into than this one. I'm also the type that likes to carry around a hardcover diary or a notebook so unless I'm just popping to the shops for a bottle of milk I don't think I'll get much actual use out of this item.
3. Black x Black Knee-high socks.
I admit I would rather have gotten a floral or striped dress rather than the dot-splodges dress and a more practical bag but overall I think I didn't do too badly! What do you think?
Did you get things you wanted in your lucky pack?
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Stay tuned for "worn" pictures of my IW happy pack items :)