November 14, 2012


Finally, snippets of my trip to Japan! I didn't realise how many photos I had taken (over 2000!), so I do apologize for taking my time in making this post. Looking back at all these photos though just makes me desperately want to go back...I miss Japan so much! :(

Now before I get into the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, I want to share my photo diary of the breathtaking city of Kyoto. I never thought Kyoto would leave much of an impression on me, it's more about sightseeing and culture, but I THOROUGHLY enjoyed the experience. I love the clash between traditional Japan and it's modern technological advances; Kyoto is definitely a very unique city. Anyhoo, I'll keep the text to a minimal and let the pictures do the talking! Though be warned, this post is VERY picture heavy! 

Kinkakuji Temple
A temple covered in gold. Yes, GOLDDDD!!! And though you can't physically go inside the structure, it felt surreal just being in its presence - almost like I've jumped into some fantasy movie. Alongside it's surrounding gardens, Kinkakuji is absolutely picturesque.

Fushimi Inari Shrine
Fushimi Inari Shrine is most famous for its big red gates (called torii) that form tunnels which are just ENDLESS. Walking through the forest greenery (it's built on mountain) whilst being encaged in these red structures was a really amazing experience!

Arashiyama is a district on the outskirts of Kyoto, and is probably one of the most beautiful and scenic places I've ever been to. The mountains, lakes, bamboo trees...I'm really not much of a nature girl generally, but I would be happy to spend all day taking in the scenery at Arashiyama.

November 3, 2012

The Fashion Edition: Denim Blouse 3 Ways

Hi everyone, I'm back! And am suffering from a major case of post-holiday blues...I miss Japan so much! Now that I'm home, I feel so deprived of vending machines, convenient stores that sell practically anything and everything and toilets that are smart enough to converse to. Oh and the ramen!

Now before I get into the snippets of my trip and the makeup hauls, I thought I would do a little outfit post. This studded denim blouse is probably one of my favorite fashion finds during my trip to Japan. I know Zara has a similar one (which I also have lol) but I got this at WEGO Harajuku for about 1/3 of the price - total bargain! And if anyone is traveling to Japan do check out WEGO, they have a really good mix of men's and women's clothing, and the prices are very VERY reasonable. It's definitely become one of my must-visit stores in Japan!

Top: WEGO, Pants: Topshop, Heels: Topshop

I'm absolutely obsessed with jeans that have a waxy coating at the moment, I'm starting a mini-collection in a variety of colours. This burgundy pair from Topshop (which I also bought in Japan) is a great addition, and creates a really nice contrast with the denim fabric.

Top: WEGO, Pants: Topshop, Loafers: Zara, Bag: Chloe

I didn't think I would get into camo, but it has slowly crept up on me. I thought at first it would be hard to pair things with, but these camo pants go with practically everything!