Sakura [花見のコーディネート]


Yesterday and today the weather was so nice that I went to see the sakura twice! Before this year, I had never actually done proper hanami (cherry blossom viewing where you sit down and enjoy the scenery for a few hours), so I was pretty excited.



I didn’t want to overpower the flowers, so I went with something simple for my outfit.



Coat: Super Star (from Grapefruit Moon)

Top: One Spo

Shorts: H&M

Boots: Gift (from Texas)




What I’ve Been Wearing/よく着てる洋服

I just had a little fun today dressing up and taking pictures in things I wear all the time. I used to be such a shopaholic, but I’m slowly learning the value of minimalism. Finding items you truly love and feel comfortable in is a beautiful thing, so why not wear them all the time?!



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Beret: Grapefruit Moon

Shirt and Dress: Zara

Boots: Gift from America (vegan leather)

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Dress: Zara (I like Zara, okay?)

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Being silly haha

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Sweater: vintage

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Pants: Cheap Monday

Jacket: vintage

Until next time またね!

June 6th/6月6日








Recently my head has been swimming with doubt and anxiety. My time here in Shibushi is coming to and end. But I’m growing. Everyday I’m growing and learning who I am and what I want. I want happiness. I want to never stop learning and having fun. In order to continue my pursuit of happiness, I have to start over a bit, so to speak.

In August I plan to move within Japan. But every time I think about it, I cry. I am going to miss all the friends I’ve made here so much. So until we say goodbye, I’m enjoying every moment. No matter how small.

Tears don’t mean we are unhappy or weak; they are a part of growing and living. I’m so thankful for the wide-range of feelings I’ve felt here. I’ll be so sad to leave, but incredibly thankful for everything that’s happened to me.


This is happiness.


Fall/Winter 2014 [秋・冬] = Oxblood Jeans

Japan is amazing, because unlike Texas, there are actually four distinct seasons. It has recently gotten quite chilly here, so I had to pick up a few warmer pieces.



I found these high-waisted pants for ridiculously cheap at H&M. Granted, they aren’t the most flattering on my body shape, but I sort of kind of don’t care. The oxblood color is perfect for this season!

I paired them with some Jeffrey Campbell boots (complete with frilly socks!) and a few different tops to suit the weather outside.


We all know fall can be a little bipolar weather wise; mornings are chilly and the afternoons can be warm, so I first tried these pants with this interesting cutout T-shirt from Asos and a vintage beret.




Next, I thought these pants would look awesome with this amazing retro cardigan I found at a resale shop. It’s just funky enough to spice up a plain outfit.

次は、Grapefruit Moonの古着屋で買ったセーターを着ました。こういうヴィンテージセーター大好きです。着るといつも”お洒落じゃない”と思ってます。



Last, I threw on my favorite over-sized cream cardigan. This look is probably my favorite because it’s super fall and super comfortable.



Item description:

black cutout top: Asos

pants: H&M

beret: vintage

boots: Jeffrey Campbell

cream cardigan: Urban Outfitters



Thanks for reading!




Shaking Hands

Finally the second part of the stripes shoot! And now that it’s officially fall, it’s even more appropriate! As I mentioned before, I’m a little in love with stripes, so when I saw this top in La Foret in Harajuku, I had to buy it. Once again, the pallet is a bit plain, so I threw on my lollipop necklace for a little fun!

Fall is probably my favorite season (possibly only second to spring), because the weather is perfect, the trees turn varying shades of orange, and I finally don’t have to worry about sunburns and heat rash anymore. This fall is also special because it marks the beginning of what could be my final year in Kagoshima. Or at least Shibushi. I’m so excited for the changing leaves and the opportunity to change myself. The future is bright ladies and gentlemen. Bright as this bright blue wall. I’m looking forward to what’s to come.


top: didizizi from l’atlier du savon

shorts: h&M

bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mac

necklace: Tatty Devine

I hope you also take the turn of season as a chance to reevaluate your outlook at try something new. Stay tuned to see what I try next!