Compared to my last trip to Japan, I bought way fewer clothes this time. It’s a little hard to explain the reasoning(s.) Though I suppose it’s an incredibly simple overall theme. I’ve changed. :) And I’m quite happy. :deco2: I know it had a lot to do with why I enjoyed this trip even more than previous ones.
I knew the shops I wanted to visit. But I was also trying to avoid a “mission-plan” style agenda this time too. So I could relax and enjoy myself better. Well on the first day I did go shopping. But after a few stores, and trying on many, many things at Lepsim, Apart by Lowrys, etc. I got a bit bored with clothes shopping. First & foremost, I got swallowed up in a lot of things I tried on. To say, most free sizes were a little too loose for my liking right now.
Secondly, anything I did try on & liked a lot …
I already owned something too similar! Ha! :cry:
Lastly though, and this one was probably the biggest reason, I was happy with what I had at home already. So if I didn’t love something to bits I didn’t stress to buy it. :deco3:
That’s not to say I came home without any new clothes. :deco13:
I picked up a few things I really loved. And buying less also let me spend more on what I really did want. Like this sweater from Cher that was a bit ridiculously priced. I also got a skirt and earrings from Kastane that I wore immediately.
The Kastane skirt is actually a little big but has a drawstring tie on the inside for sizing. It’s just a great neutral shade and the layers are really soft for summer. It catches wind like a freakin’ kite though! Bicycle shorts or opaque tights underneath are a must! Ha!
The earrings come with clip-on additions which I thought was really clever. The clip-ons can hold any french-hoop earrings. My ears are pierced so I didn’t need the clip on portions but my friend’s aren’t so I gave them to her to use. Win-Win! :ok:
This dress (on the left) was something I was hoping to buy at Lowrys Farm, however I liked the fit of the UNIQLO version better. I’ve already worn it more times than I can recall. Actually I’m wearing it right now with my Cher black cardigan from my 2008 trip to Japan. lol :deco3:
Went to Shimamura with my friend looking for S-Leg tights and inexpensive room wear. I saw this dress though. (on the right.) I thought it was a bit too sweet for me but she encouraged me to get it saying “some days you just feel you want to be really sweet!” It was more than affordable so I figured why not. :deco15: I’ve already worn it a few times with a sweater. If I’m feeling the need for extra sweet look I can pop the collar out from underneath! Also, yeah, it’s been cold here a lot lately since getting back.
Tutuanna room wear. Just some nice lounging clothes to wear when home and comfortable but not going to bed.
Also I got this really silly but cute shirt as a gift!…
Duck in bright red frames! It’s a really comfortable 3/4 sleeve tee. A gift from a friend’s mother after I pointed out she always wore cute shirts like this. It reminds me of my old Happy Market one I had to toss because I got it badly stained. It’s so comfortable I wear it around the house a lot since the weather is so hot then cold lately.
Scarf and belt. The scarf is from Wachifield and features a baby Dayan.
Tights from Tutuanna, Shimamura (S-Leg) and various shops. I bought a few more pairs not shown; “cooling” versions for summer. I regret not buying more from Tutuanna because they’re incredibly comfortable for 8+ hours of wear.
Photos of the above items I while still on vacation…
These were all the same day actually.
The day I visited Kamakura.
I wore my mint blazer because it was chilly in the morning but it got very hot by the afternoon. I wore nude tights that had nude dots on them. I got them from Target but saw the exact same pair at Tutuanna. Same dot size, shade, seams and everything. :deco2:
Jenny posted at 3:30 pm; Friday
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