So much ’90s inspiration in this look! I remember catching Léon: The Professional on TV some time ago, and instantly falling in love with young!Natalie Portman as Mathilda. That was probably the first (and only) time I thought of the choker necklace as an accessory that can instantly give even the most ordinary outfit a million cool points.
Nowadays, I wear it as a sort of security blanket because I’m simply too used to wearing high necklines and collared tops. Exposing too much chest and neck skin makes me feel naked sometimes, lol. #conservativegirlproblems
Greetings from sunny Orlando, Florida! Been passing out on my bed every night since I got here, and it’s all because of Disney World. It’s my first time to experience something other than the usual Disneyland (I’ve been to the ones in Hong Kong, Japan and LA), and boy, is this place extra huge or what? Now I can totally understand why some people stay here for weeks!
Anyhow, here’s another one of my cutesy spins to the ever-so-popular sporty trend. You can’t get any more cheery than pink and yellow!
Wearing my new Le Bunny Bleu Erland Oxfords that come in 3 colors - mint, pink and ivory. Of course, I had to get the one in pink because I’m still on the same sakura high that I caught in Tokyo last March. I don’t think I will ever get over it! I apologize in advance if my new appreciation for pink will convince you to like it as much as I do! It’s super cute - how come I never joined the bandwagon when I was a kid?
These shoes are the comfiest things in the world, and I’m quite set on visiting the Le Bunny Bleu store again (since I’m always in Shang anyway) to get my feet on the mint version! If you don’t have time to visit the store any time soon, you can check out this mini tour that I recently did. A lot of K-pop stars wear Le Bunny Bleu so you should definitely check the brand out if you’re a fan of K-everything!
Visit them at 5th floor Bridgeway, East Wing Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599) and 2nd floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225).
They’re still giving away special double points this weekend (until today, May 18)! Every purchase in Le Bunny Bleu will be equal to double stamps on the Le Bunny Bleu stamp card. Customers will have a faster time to get their Le Bunny Bleu Lovers discount card!
Customers who purchase any amount in the store will be given a stamp card that you can complete within a year. Once completed, you can get a discount card that can guarantee a lifetime discount of 10% for cash and 5% off for credit card purchases. Exclusive promotions and sneak peek of new collections will also be granted to holders of the card.
Summer doesn’t seem like it’s ending any time soon, so I’m still living in my no-fuss outfits. Matching top and bottom sets are heaven sent because they can automatically do the job whenever I get hit by the lazy bug. It’s very convenient that you can wear these kinds of sets as separates as well.
Clearly, I’m still stuck with a major creative block, but I’m going to Tokyo again for touchMe Collection F/W 2014 in 2 weeks. I hope I get my groove back before then! Third time lucky!
Taking a break from the extensive travel posts to share the beauty of Japan’s cherry blossoms! I was 2 weeks too early for full bloom, but one tree is definitely better than nothing.
Thanks to our helpful friends from METI who researched about the earliest blooming sakura trees in Tokyo, we were able to quickly and successfully find one at Shinjuku Gyoen.
Kawazu-zakura are some the earliest-blooming type of sakura! The reason why they’re called this is because the trees’ birthplace is found in Kawazu-cho in Izu Pensinsula. There’s a street there that’s lined with bright pink (Kawazu-zakura trademark) cherry blossom trees, and they hold a festival for it around February/March.
Most of the time, we see sakura illustrations and designs in pink. But the white ones, or the somei yoshino, are the most popular kind of sakura, contrary to popular belief.
If you have friends who went to Tokyo during this year’s sakura season, you’ll notice that most of their photos show the white/light pink variety. There are other kinds that even bloom later than usual, but I’ll save that for next time I go to Japan in spring!
Anyhow, I was so lucky to catch these vivid pink ones! It was so hard to stop to take photos.
I had another jacket with me as this outfit was definitely too cold for March weather! I just deliberately wanted to match with the background, lol.
Dream come true! I’m pretty sure you guys are sick and tired of me saying that in each and everyone of my Japan-related entries. But really, cherry blossoms are EVERYTHING. <3 Seeing them will make you forget all your problems. THANK YOU MOTHER NATURE!
It’s tricky to plan ahead for hanami/cherry blossom-viewing (the weather is unpredictable and the bloom dates change every year), but more or less, first week of April is the safest time to go. I want to go again next year!
Meanwhile, you can check out 100Tokyo for more pictures of sakura. “100Tokyo” is a new website which hopes to present Tokyo’s 100 best places and things to experience.
You can also check out my blog’s Tokyo tag to browse through my past travel diaries.