Sweater – Zara | Skirt – Forever21 | Scarf – Zara
Bag – Zara | Boots – ASOS | Bracelets - Mikoto (www.mikoto.mn)
Hello from snowy Tokyo!
For TKY Guide Part 2, I chose Icho Namiki Dori – a road lined with gingko trees near Gaienmae Station. This road really reminds me of Paris and I love walking down it on a nice day. It’s also a very popular spot for joggers and roller bladers. There’s a good restaurant called Royal Garden Cafe at the entrance of Icho Namiki Dori. My favorite dish is the scallop risotto – super delicious!
I’ve actually taken outfit photos on this road a few times (here and here).
Because of the gingko trees, the best time to visit is late October/early November when the leaves are all bright yellow. Be careful though, every person in Tokyo and their mother will be there so don’t expect quiet, alone time with nature!
And a quick comment regarding the outfit. Just because it’s winter and you’re wearing long sleeves doesn’t mean you can’t wear bracelets! I wore my Mikoto gold pearl bangles over my sweater for some ‘outerwear accessorizing’ :)
Blouse – Lefties | Pants – Bershka | Faux Fur Coat – Mango
Pumps – Zara (on sale now) | Hat – H&M | Clutch – Zara (on sale now)
Thick gold bangle (left) & gold bangle with pearls – Mikoto (www.mikoto.mn)
Rings – Forever21
Lipstick – Good To Be Bad by MAC
Uhm… Happy New Year! …on January 24th….fail. Sorry for the absence guys!
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a fantastic new years :)
For 2014, I plan on integrating Tokyo city life more into my blog posts. I’ve come to realize that this city is really special and that I should share it’s uniqueness with you all. Of course, this will all be from my point of view – an ‘ex-international school kid’ who has experience living abroad. I think us ‘inter kids’ live in a slightly different world… it’s a more Westernized version of Tokyo. Although I think this sort of lifestyle is a bit close-minded, I think it also shows the tourist-friendly side of Tokyo. Based on my experience, I’ve noticed that many foreigners find the idea of visiting Tokyo quite daunting. I guess it is like navigating through a jungle of lights, people (LOTS), narrow streets, strange writing, and doe eyed anime girls. But you’d be surprised at how many people say, “I can see myself living here,” after they visit.
I don’t plan on doing any fancy, elaborate Tokyo tours (I will say it now, this will NOT be your Lonely Planet guide) but I hope to share photos of my every day life living here and the shops, restaurants, parks, bars, etc. that I like to go to.
With that being said, for my first ‘TKY Guide’ post, I’ve chosen Omotesando Hills.
Omotesando Hills is located in, surprise surprise, Omotesando. It’s one of the high-end shopping districts in Tokyo.
Here are some of my comments regarding this shopping plaza:
If you don’t like or can’t afford brand clothing, shops are very limited. Some famous brands inside are: Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, YSL, Bottega Veneta, and Harry Winston.
I’ve only ever bought something at MAC and Shu Uemura. Oh and a pretty decent smoothie at Forbidden Fruit.
As of now (January 2014), there are two huge lines outside of Omotesando Hills. One is for Max Brenner which just opened recently. The other one is for KuKuRuZa Popcorn, a flavored popcorn shop. I haven’t tried either of these places. And I won’t until the lines die down. Japanese people LOVE to line up so the mass of people never equals quality. Do not get lured in! There are plenty of other things you can do than spend 1-2 hours lining up for sugar coated, over heated kernels.
The interior design is confusing as hell. Rumor is it’s done on purpose to force you to check out more stores. The inside does look pretty neat though.
OVERALL: Go if you’re in the area or an architecture fan. …or if you want to take outfit pictures :)
Because I’m wearing TWO Uniqlo heat-tech tops underneath this sweater, I didn’t need to wear a coat over this outfit. That’s the great thing about a loose, thick, knitted sweater; you can never really tell what’s happening underneath :)
Added a bit of holiday sparkle with this new necklace from H&M.
Also tied in the boots with the outfit by sporting a black bag and black scarf.
I really debated about posting this outfit because to be completely honest, I’m not in love with it. It looked better in the mirror than in the photos!
But you know what, this blog is about my fashion adventures – the way I experiment with different styles. And that includes showing you guys ones that may be a miss. I’m thinking a tighter sweater dress would’ve been better. What do you guys think?
おつまみ [oh・tsu・mah・mi] n.: snack, food suitable for light, informal eating.
black friday cyber monday 2013 womens fashion international shipping discount code sales
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
For those of you who celebrated, I hope you got to spend some wonderful time with loved ones and ate LOTS of food! I sure did :)
So Thanksgiving is one of my favourite holidays because it combines 3 very important things in my life…. family/friends, food, and SALES! Woohoo!!! *jumps up and down* I’m already getting so excited….my heart gets all jittery thinking about all the sales out there heheheeee (again, ignoring cries from my bank account)
Here are some websites that list all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. (because of the nature of this blog, most of the links only list fashion/beauty retailers):
But like many of you, I don’t live in the states so our options are quite limited. Nevertheless, here are some notable online retailers who have Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals that ALSO apply to international shoppers. Go on, treat yourself ;)
サンクスギビングデー (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/感謝祭)の翌日の金曜日はアメリカでは「Black Friday」と言い、お店がクリスマスの前に大セールをします。2005年にオンラインショップが人気になってきたので、Thanksgivingのあとの月曜日を「Cyber Monday」と呼び、オンラインショップがセールする日になりました。下記のリストは日本にも出荷するオンラインショップです。ハッピーショッピング！ ^_^