Criss-Cross


Body: c/o Newchic// Skirt and Coat: Asos// Boots: Forever 21// Bag: Zara

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I was scrolling through Newchic, not really finding that "special" piece. Then I saw this body. I've always wanted one, but I guess you can see from the pictures - I'm not exactly the body-type this kind of piece was made for. I couldn't get it out of my mind tho. In the end, nothing else was registering to me, so I gave in. You would not believe my delight when it came and I realizd that it fit beautifully - exactly how I wanted it to fit! Oh and if you were wondering about how to go to the washroom in this - let's just say it's like a romper in that respect.

Anyway, I am physically trying to get myself out of my rut again. My first thought for this body was to dress it down, of course, with jeans, my leather jacket, and flats, but that's how all my outfits have been going lately - though I can do that next time right? So I literally moved my hands to this 60's style geoprint skirt and camel coat instead, dressing up the body. I think it looked fine. Not so out there as I thought it would be.

Sunday went by so fast. It came, I shopped, then it was gone. The sun never showed up again, and my cold came back. But I do have some pretty good pieces shopped at amazingly cheap prices for the next couple of days, but for today, goodnight... my eyes are drooping off as I write.

Chinese New Year is coming soon, and maybe I can get some festive pictures up on this blog for the year of the Monkey. You never know...till next time!



Cheers to the Freakin' Weekend


Duster: Asos// Top: Girls on Film// Culottes: local store// Boots: Forever 21// Bag: H&M// Sunnies: Yuyuan Market, Shanghai

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Oh darlings, it's been so long. Trust me, I tried. But it just wasn't working these past couple of days - the weather, my outfit rut, everything. Nothing worked. This was the longest work week of my life. I could not wait for the weekend to come. I was in the mood for a big Hong Kong shopping spree and I decided I would tag my sisters along for the ride. 

Well, we never got around to shopping anything, except maybe one piece for me. But we did get one hell of a Saturday - bad stomachs, bad moods, enough blisters on my feet to make me limp for the next couple of days, and so much fun. Just your typical weekend, I guess. Haha. 

It was nice to see the sun finally, even if he was feeling a little shy. 

Anyways, enjoy the rest of your weekend, sweeties! I'll see you soon.


Umegashima Diaries



Jacket and necklace: H&M// Top: Girls on Film// Culottes: Gu// Sunnies: Bershka// Booties: Monki// Bag: Zara

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Wow, I completely spaced out on these photos. My Japan trip seemed so long ago, and this was probably the most interesting part of my trip, but for some reason, I forgot I even had these. In between Kyoto and Tokyo, Leon and I had a bit of a predicament. I mean, there were no free rooms in Kyoto, but the rooms in Tokyo were too expensive. So where do we go? This is where we deviated from the norm and chose a stop in between the two destinations we could go to. We decided we would go see Mt. Fuji, and the best vantage point for that seemed to be in Shizuoka - home to the Fuji viewing point and enormous outlet mall, Gotemba. Oh and we decided to drive around that area, instead of just another train/bus/MRT line thing.

Was it worth it? Yes and no. It rained in Shizuoka the day we were headed to Gotemba, so we never got to see Mt. Fuji. We booked our rooms through the Japanese room booking site, Rakuten, where I saw this cute, little local place somewhere up in the Umegashima mountains, called Baikunro. It was a bath house, and so worth it. The owners were a cute, old Japanese couple who spoke little English, and they were so concerned about us that they would call us, when we were out during the two days we stayed there, to ask if were going to have dinner with them. The food was fresh and homemade, and prepared daily. The path to the bath house was a dark mountain road, with little to no lights, and very scary. But all in all it was one of those experiences you get to cherish. Mostly because this is very seldom done by tourists, and something very unique to us as travellers. I asked the couple if they got many foreigners, and all they told us was that the last foreigner came two years prior.

Oh and on our way to Gotemba, we stopped over when we saw this tiny little shop that just happened to catch our eye because of its name "Mayonnaise". Turns out it was an amazing Americana vintage clothing store in the middle of nowhere, with vintage denim at affordable prices! I mean, what? Yeah, we went a little crazy denim shopping there.

Who knows when we could go again?