Today was the first day of Black Peace Now operating at their new location. Instead of having a separate stand alone store like they did before, the line is now being sold out of the already established Harajuku Hearts boutique. It’s a cute but small place and if you haven’t visited before it is definitely worth a peek.
Now if you HAVE been before and you are wondering where on earth they have managed to put all of the BPN line then don’t panic as I had the same thoughts myself. They have actually added a new cabinet or two to the left side of the store, which gives them (as of today) three cabinets filled with BPN, PN, and BPN for Men. There are also display tables in front of the cabinets featuring casual wear and accessories, much like they did at their old stand alone location.
With today being ‘opening day’, a select amount of lucky packs were available from Black Peace Now, Peace Now and Black Peace Now for Men. I didn’t think there would be any available as I arrived in the early afternoon a few hours after the store had opened, but I still managed to snag the very last BPN pack. While I was there looking around all of the other lucky packs sold out in an amazingly short amount of time. I feel so lucky (no pun intended!) to be able to get one.
Here is the contents of my lucky pack:
This first blouse has silver thread sewn in along the pin stripes, which really makes it extra fantastic in my book! The split tails in the back gain extra points and makes me feel the need to buy some fun BPN or similar pants and pair them with my tail coat and stompy boots when the temperatures start to fall.
This second blouse has a built on vest, which makes for oh so many buttons when putting it on. XD It is going to take some interesting coordinating for me to work this into my wardrobe though, not quiet sure if I have a matching piece.
When I first saw this I was worried it may not fit, but it does!! You can actually adjust if you want to wear it up or down by adjusting the straps which pull the hem up. I sort of want to pair this with my big stompy boots. :3
Time for accessories! This cute polka dotted pouch with tiny wrist strap is just too adorable. Plus since I also bought some regular priced items I was able to pick out novelty items. The little compact case actually holds makeup blotters and can be refilled, so that is really handy. Plus I couldn’t resist picking up a pretty purple postcard.
I have never received a lucky pack from BPN before, but I have to say that I am very satisfied with my purchase. I think it is very thoughtful to have both blouse sleeve lengths plus being able to make an outfit right out of the bag is fantastic. If they offer these again I will most definitely be thinking of picking up another.
Now you know with a fresh shipment of Autumn items just in, I would not be able to visit and not buy at least a little something. So here we go, onward to temptations! First up it this deep bordeaux top which reminds me of Mary Magdalene just a bit. My camera no matter how hard I tried simply did not want to capture this color accurately, so think of it with a more true deep wine color and that is how it actually looks.
I have zero gothic style rings (crazy right, I’m not sure exactly how that has happened) so I decided to remedy this at once when I spotted this box set of three rings.
I realize these might be a little hard to see all jumbled together like they are, so here is another shot with them separated. I love how the large crown has a little velveteen inside plus another little crown attached to the same band which also has ANOTHER super mini crown dangling from it’s top. The cross ring actually reads “black” going across and then “peace now” going down. I love it how brands put in little touches like this.
The same shop also carries Chantilly, so I finally caved after seeing these socks twice and bought these red and ivory colored one’s. I really wanted the red and black version but they had sold out already last week when I first visited.
There was definitely a dress or two there from other brands that caught my eye, but they will simply have to wait a while. With Winter fast approaching I’m pretty sure I probably need to get a few more sweaters and cardigans instead. We’ll see how long I can hold out on that though, with various gothic style prints normally showing up during this time of year I may have to give myself a good talking too.
Since I was attending the BPN opening, I wore all BPN of course! I simply adore this little bustle type over skirt. :3
Blouse, Skirt: Black Peace Now