Friday, September 30, 2011

Ribbons & Pearls

Dress - Thrifted
Tights and Socks- Tutuanna
Wedges- Paseos
Black Hair Bow- Daiei
Ribbon & Pearl necklace - Thrifted

In my opinion, there are only certain times that pearls don't look out of place. My favorite time for them is while wearing vintage dresses. They will always match a vintage dress, unless you're wearing one of those "flower child" dresses. Then, maybe passing on the pearls would be a good idea. I got this pearl necklace with ribbon closure at a thrift store for 500yen. Definitely a bargain because they don't have that super fake pearl look to them. I think this necklace is really delicate and pretty. Not the real deal, but what girl doesn't need pearls in her life, even if they are faux?

P.S. Yes, my hair is now red! *^-^* It was supposed to be a lighter red, but you win some, you lose some.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I know it's been a few days since I've posted. I've caught some kind of nasty cold and have been laid up in bed for about 2 1/2 days straight. That being so, I'm not going to lie. I've been laying around in pajamas that whole time. But, I did take a nice warm bath last night to get rid of some of the body aches that have accompanied my I'm not all gross and stinky or even in the same pajamas. Haha. I do have enough energy to still take care of my basic needs. Like soup and saltines and Hello Kitty water.

Yep! In case you were wondering, Japan does have Campbell's soup and Saltines. Although the only 3 flavors of Campbell's I've seen are New England Clam Chowder, Corn Chowder (ewww), and Minestrone. I opted for the New England Clam Chowder although I was really hoping for Chicken Noodle! I walked the entire length of the soup aisle to turn up empty handed in the chicken noodle soup category. Wommp, wommmp. But I did pick up some onion soup too. And, I think it's adorable that they have their saltines packaged in little individual packages in the box. I'd guess there are about 8-10 crackers per little pack...I didn't count. But it's not a big long package that you have to worry about finishing before they go stale. So thumbs up on that, Japan.

But I just figured I'd leave a little update as to why I haven't been around the last couple days. I'll be back and posting as soon as I feel up to par. Maybe I'll throw in some of the things from my "things I plan to do when I go back to the US in 2 weeks" list in the meantime. Or maybe it should be called a wishlist more realistically. Some of the things might not pan out, we'll see!

Yes, curveball! I will be returning to the US from Japan. I already miss Japan and I haven't even left yet. But getting everything ready for the move has got me a little melancholy. I will continue posting Japanese fashion looks though, as most of my wardrobe has been replaced in the year and a half that I've been here. But I suppose some regular fashion looks will be dabbled in as well. During the transition there may be a few days where there are no updates until I get settled. But I'm going to try my best to keep on posting right when I get back.

I'll return to posting regularly ASAP!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Prep School

Blouse - INGNI
Cardigan - Forever 21
Black Pleated Skirt - Pink Mix
Socks - Tutuanna
Black Oxford Heels - Take 5
*Everything from this outfit was purchased in Japan*

If you don't know much about Japanese fashion, let me fill in a major blank for you.
Everything in Japan is cute. Everything. The people, the commercials, and definitely the clothes. Okay, so maybe not everything. But a lot!

Long socks and pleated skirts are pretty much staples here in fashion from what I've gathered the last year and a half. You can't go wrong with either one. Also, those glasses with the lenses out? That's really popular here too. But if you want to know a secret, I only took the lenses out so I wouldn't have a glare from the flash. It makes me wonder if maybe that's why it's so popular here too? Everyone is taking pictures of themselves incessantly. Hmmm....I might be on to something. I'll let you know if I ever figure it out. *^-^*

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Come Away With Me

Grey Sweater Dress - Thrifted
Faux Fur Vest - Paseos
Black Wedges - Paseos
Black Leg Warmers - Tutuanna

I love this grey sweater dress. I think I paid around 800yen for it. Which in Japan, is cheeeeap. Name brand clothing in Japan is ridiculously expensive. Well, at least it is to me coming from the US. But, Japan has awesome thrift/vintage stores. Which just happens to be my favorite kind of places to shop at, because most of the're not going to find it anywhere else!

Also, the faux fur vest. They're in looove with fur in Japan. Real, faux, and if there was something in between, I'm sure they'd love that too. I have never owned anything fur or faux fur in my life before moving to Japan. Now I have "boots with the fur", little fur cuffs you can put on top of boots to make them look like they're boots with the fur, and this vest. All faux of course. I'm an animal lover. \(*^-^*)/

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Opening Act

Paramour par.amour noun

Definition of PARAMOUR
: an illicit lover

Origin of PARAMOUR
: Middle English, from par amour for the sake of love, willingly from Anglo-French par amur

Taramour tar.amour

Definition of TARAMOUR
: illicit love affairs with fashion, beauty, and various other aspects of life by a girl named Tara.

Origin of TARAMOUR
: Modern English, from a word play on paramour, for the sake of loving beautiful things.