I'm gonna need more hangers.

shirts [muji, e hyphen gallery] :: lingerie [risa magli] :: heattech shirt [uniqlo] :: socks [tutuamma]

i splurged on the most beautiful lingerie masquerading as ordinary underwear in Japan, among other things that are near perfection. i’ve never own anything so unapologetic-ally girlie. i’m always so much better at budgeting in a foreign country than i am with a full debit card. its annoying and a habit i need to fix. one of many things i need to fix in the new me.

these past weeks have been made of relief and pain. on one hand, i now know what feelings to follow to plan my next steps. on the other, i think i just let a soul mate walk on a plane as i held myself in my throat.

so i was in a gray phase, but i think that’s just korea. i made a weekend trip to fukuoka (happy hangul day! and how nose tilting is that comment? bhaha i just like sounding fancy) and come back looking like a japanese middle school girl. i also don’t know what possessed me to make such poor shopping choices again: this cheap shirt, quality is questionable but the hearts oh the hearts; these navajo print thigh high socks which i’m strangely in love with; another pair of scalloped shorts. is it buyers remorse? perhaps. this happened last year too. there has to be a remedy for this itis; i’m just too big a sucker for japanese style period. there were so many precious style moments and creepers are everywhere and everywhere a taunting echo of my loved ones at home. to be fair though, i did spend a lot more on a few necessities and lots of great food, so i shouldn’t feel too bad. the polka dot backpack was entirely intentional. welcome to my life little buddy.

something i must tell you though: i saw the perfect leather jacket. but it was about 1/3 of my monthly salary and i just couldn’t do it. i am boning inside right now for the right time to pounce. january? i think so. oh i’m so sick in the head.

vogue nippon [aug2011, jun2011] :: elle france [jun2011]

slits + cut outs. i don’t know how to convey how drawn i am to these except to force them down your eyes. frequently.

red cross japan tee [openingceremony]

back ordered. and they should be.

also, my two girl crushes are modeling them. how can i say no?

when i heard about the earthquake in japan, i thought about my host family. they live in north Kyushu so it didn’t hit them, my host mother told me. i was so relieved.

this is Aoi-chan and Ryu-chan. i have two younger brothers, but not a little sister. it’s nearly 4 am and Fukuoka is a long dream away.

”お姉ちゃん、お姉ちゃん,起きて 起きて~!”

cape [sena parma] :: blouse [tahari] :: pants [trick girl] :: boots [underground] :: jewelry [from Miel, uo, misc]

i wanted to do several things with this outfit: wear a new Indian necklace from Miel, these boots with these pants, and this cape/cardigan/shrug thing i dont wear very often. i’m not sure why. i think it’s cuz it’s a summer piece. it and the pants (which has sick pockets) are from japan.

something wasn’t right though and its my hair. it’s not neat enough. too many flyaways. since i’m wearing flats, i need more pulled together bits.