Sunday, January 10

To be embarrassed or not to be embarrassed?

Nothing like a youtube video to let one decide. What is it about movement that makes one a bit uncomfortable? These are both quick, dirty, and easy tutorials for when you are in a dash and want to look put together enough.

Style Inspirations: Fan Bingbing

I think it goes without saying that Fan Bingbing isn't scared of fashion. From her exaggerated classic hollywood red carpet looks to her quirky street style she's a huge inspiration on how to wear dramatic pieces without being overtaken by them.

Escape from winter blue's mountain

Living in the northwest for so many years brought up a strong case for seasonal SAD-ness. The never-ending gray skies meeting gray water, going to work/school in complete darkness and missing out on the only peeking of light for the day, and the constant countdown of how many months left of winter left quite a lot to be desired.

A dose of vitamin D does wonders for your health and mood and I've always been convinced that that would be all I need to kick the SAD out. Thankfully, we now live in a place where I can see a bright blue sky for hours at a time and a golden sunset in January. but this year I've noticed it isn't quite as helpful as it was previous winters. Thus I'm already beginning the winter countdown.

Monday, September 28

Style snapshots: Coffee date

On Elle: glasses: Style Nanda sweater: JCrew pants: H&M shoes:small shop in Shibuya bag: Sephora freebie (shh!)

On Jay: jacket: Todd Snyder shirt: H&M watch: komono pants: GU shoes: sperry top siders

On a coffee date in Yeonnam-dong on a unusually cool day.

Japan: Week Two


Could it get any hotter in Japan then our first week? Well, yes. We made our way to Tokyo for the first time! Flying into Haneda airport was one of the better decisions we made; compared to Narita airport (which we flew out of) it is a breeze to hop on a bus and get into the city.

One of the dilemmas a lot of people face while travelling is where to actually stay when you haven't been there before. You want to find some place convenient for your planned activities, ideally affordable, and hopefully an interesting neighborhood. After some quick research (ahem, Googled "hipster neighborhoods Tokyo") we settled on an AirBnb in Shimokitazawa. Easily the best decision in our entire trip; its streets are littered with cheap eats, thrifts shops, and hair salons.