Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sakura, window shopping, Pinterest


Coat: F21; Shirt: J.Crew; Belt, Pants: Urban; Shoes: Ross

Ohh... what a Saturday. Did you notice I'm posting in the early morning (PST)?! That's because... I'm up REALLLY late. See... trippy time zones. 

We went into the city and purchased some much-needed items. I must note that the sakura (cherry blossom trees) are blossoming! They look so pretty and pink. In Toyama, there is a river that runs through the city, and hundreds of cherry blossoms line it. (I have a few photos on my phone. But I'm too lazy to get it so I'll have to post them later.) Apparently, they only stay blossomed for a few weeks, which makes me very sad. Similar to the feeling I get when the Christmas season is almost over. And THAT is an AWFUL feeling. 

I also went window shopping for a bit. I died a little looking at the shops. Everything is very eclectic and/or boho and/or deliciously girly. I am having a bit of a style identity crisis, because so much that is available to me is not really nearly as big in the States. Too many cute things that I have no idea how to wear. I like EVERYTHING. So how do I pick and choose what I like above all to incorporate in my style? In an ideal world, I wouldn't have to choose. But I don't live in that world. It's probably better that way. 

Another thing that I'm really excited about - I got the CUTEST plates and bowls at the 100 yen store (that's about a dollar for you US folks)! Dollar stores here are AMAZING.

Last thing - I'm on Pinterest. It is SO fun! Check it out if you want... 

36 comments:

  1. You are so cute Kristine, . I read your blog ever since you made a comment to my blog a while ago but sorry for hardly comment again. I got ask to give kreativ blogger award out and it has to be you! Please check it out on: http://mybunnyhop.blogspot.com/2011/04/i-was-awarded-for-kreativ-blogger-award.html
    with love ♥

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  2. Oh gosh. So many things I love about this outfit. And I can't wait to see some cherry blossom pictures! I'm from right outside D.C. and I loved the cherry blossom festival, so I can't imagine how much better it is in Japan!

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  3. Wow that's super exciting! You should try just getting one article of clothing you find there and try as many combinations as possible. That way you learn all about your one piece :) I'm really excited for you and the fashion adventures you'll have in japan. :) And ahhh, the cherry blossoms must look super gorgeous!

    - Caroline (keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  4. honestly? i've never been that interested in japan, but reading about your adventures makes me want to visit. seriously. and yes, you must post the pictures of the cherry blossoms along the river! i'm dying to see them ;)

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  5. I love your adventures in Japan, keep the pictures coming! (I'm living vicariously through them) lol :)

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  6. Such an adventure! I'm excited to see you try out some new pieces! I know you'll be able to mix and match any piece and make it your own. =)

    -Erin (keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  7. cute outfit(= love your shoes!

    http://vikkibabbey.blogspot.com

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  8. I used to live in Japan so I totally understand your dilemmas! I always ended up buying a lot of cute clothing that I never wore but sure sis look cute in my closet :) And YES the dollar stores are impossibly wonderful!

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  9. My my, I can't imagine how many little $1 things you can walk out with. Possibly even 100 USD? :)


    Just Better Together

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  10. I love hearing about your new adventures in Japan. Please don't ever stop sharing. :]

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  11. Man. But just imagine how awesome your wardrobe is gonna be when you figure it out! I say experiment a little. See what feels right to you. It all looks great! But when you put it on and wear it, you'll probably be able to tell pretty quickly if it's not for you.

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  12. You should get one of those clocks & put it on your sidebar, so we know what time it is in Japan, haha.

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  13. I'm in love with the dollar store down the street from my house, but I can't even imagine how fun the ones over there must be!

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  14. This is my complete fave outfit of yours ever ever ever! Love the headband.

    C x

    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  15. Fitting in well fashion-wise! I've been living in Kobe/Osaka for the last couple of years and have really noticed that while the shops have lots of things in lovely colours, people rarely wear them. It also looks like the sakura are just starting up in Toyama (http://sakura.yahoo.co.jp/spot/list/16.html) so make sure you enjoy it because after that it's the hydrangeas and rain, rain, sticky rain until summer.

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  16. Yeah, I live in Higashi-Toyama. I think you live near us. :)

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  17. I am SO excited to see how your style evolves from the Japanese influence. Looking forward to being inspired. :)

    Monique
    www.yogaandpencilskirts.blogspot.com

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  18. It will be interesting to see what Japanese fashion you incorporate into your wardrobe! I used to be really into Japanese street fashion when I was in high school and I can definitely see you rocking it!

    I love your head scarf/headband! The little bow on the top is cute!

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  19. I love scarfs tied on the head!
    I think you could like this outfit: http://lifeincurl.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-rainy-day-and-i-make-e-shopping.html

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  20. i absolutely adore this outfit. so cute.

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  21. Hiii!! It´s my first time here and I´m loving the looks!! I´m following you now and I hope you can make me a visit.XOXO
    http://corinamvieira.blogspot.com/

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  22. just came across your blog. LOVE this outfit. the scarf in your hair just pulls it all together.

    xoxo

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  23. I know right! It's kinda strange during my first months here but I got used to it. I love to be here even though there are so many challenges especially learning Japanese. がんばってね! :)

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  24. I love that coat! And, I think I keep telling you this, but I'm so excited to see how your style evolves. Maybe the rest of us bloggers will catch on and we'll change the world! :)

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  25. Love the outfit! Btw, does your husband teach English in Hokubu Junior High? My sister studies there and she said she'd seen him in school. :)

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  26. Darling, as per usual.

    I frequently see your outfits on Pinterest!

    Kayla
    Freckles in April | a modest fashion and lifestyle blog

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  27. i bet the dollar stores in japan are amazing! i already love the few I've been to here in the U.S. Let me just say, I'm loving reading along about your adventure in Japan. My husband and I were going to teach abroad in the JET program in Japan next year, but things aren't following through as expected. So for now I'm living vicariously through your lovely posts. Thank you for that! :)

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  28. Katherine BecksteadApril 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    so excited to see more of your adventures in japan! :)

    thriftedthings.blogspot.com

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  29. I am loving all these Japanese tidbits! So fun to learn about other cultures. I bet you will fit great in all the clothes there- you're so itty bitty!

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  30. umm bandana sisters? yeah? excellent

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  31. I love everything about your outfit today, especially your headscarf! Other cultures give me shopping envy.

    http://scruggersmeltedcrayons.blogspot.com/

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  32. I love this outfit! Lots of basics but your bow is adorable! Enjoy having lots of new fashion choices!

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  33. I love your blog! Please check out mine and follow if you'd like :)

    www.SimpleStyleSecrets.com

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  34. I have some SUPER similar shoes. I only wear heels if I have to though. they make me so huge:(

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