Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Macarons

Macarons
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I was dressed in macaron hues... pistacho, vanilla & rose!

My all-time favourite macaron flavours are rose, salted caramel & vanilla. However, during my 2-week stay in Tokyo, I was lucky to be able to savour sakura macarons everyday, compliment from the hotel. They were pastel pink, just like the rose macarons, and tasted simply divine. So now I have to add sakura flavour to my list of favourite macarons. However, since they were seasonal, I won't get to eat them again unless I visit Tokyo during cherry blossom!!

Macarons

Macarons

Macarons

Macarons

Macarons

one way mint blazer
forever 21 beaded top & polka dots hairband
kate spade clutch
t&co 5 open hearts necklace
valentino rockstud heels
perforated faux leather skirt from local stores

Monday, April 14, 2014

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見
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Naka Meguro (中目黒) was already our third hanami spot and I was still exhilarated and in awe when I our train stopped at Naka Meguro station. Once I got off the train, what greeted us was these massive white sakura!

A row of cherry trees on each sides of the river bank. At full bloom, they created this sakura "roof", and I felt like I was walking under a huge sakura cloud! Such a beautiful feeling.

There were lotsa pop-up stores selling food & drinks by the river banks. We had some pink bubbly as we strolled down the river bank under the sakura trees.

Cherry blossom is short-lived. They usually last about 10 days after their full bloom. Some time even shorter because of strong wind & rain. Therefore, during cherry blossom, everyone seems to slow down their daily pace to take in the beauty of sakura. It isn't unusual to see Japanese men in business suits, whipped out their phones to capture this beautiful moment while on their lunch break. I believed they have seen countless cherry blossom yet they still appeared as though they were seeing it for the first time.

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

Naka Meguro 中目黒•花見

ladymade white top
forever 21 floral skirt
topshop backpack
tabio stripes socks
denim jacket & creepers from local stores

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見
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First time in my life I queued to go into a park. But once I stepped inside the park, I understood why it was so popular. It's the most beautiful park I have ever seen!! Initially, I thought we would be in and out of the park in an hour, and then I could spend the rest of the afternoon shopping in Shinjuku. In the end, we were in the park for 4 hours and left reluctantly only because the park was closing.

Shinjuku Gyoen is a massive (144 acre) park with 1,500 cherry trees. It has more than a dozen varieties of Sakura. There were lotsa picnickers. The ambiance was so warm & cozy. I'll definitely organize a picnic under the cherry trees if I ever had the chance to experience cherry blossom again in Tokyo.

I'll do a proper post on my Tokyo trip once I have done sorting and editing my photos.

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

Shinjuku Gyoen 新宿御苑•花見

denim jacket c/o sheinside
h&m lace cropped top
one way midi skirt
topshop backpack
tabio striped socks
shoes from local store

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見
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This wasn't one of my planned outfit for hanami. It was supposed to be raining according to the weather forecast so I dressed for yet another day of shopping & eating. But the weather held up well with slight overcast. Thus we decided to try our luck at Ueno Park to see if we could find any sakura since Ueno Park was deemed to be an early bloomer for sakura. We were exhilaterated, or at least I was, when I saw a mass of pinkness the moment I stepped into the park! It was more beautiful than I expected!!

Nothing could rival sakura. They awaken from the long winter slumber and BOOMZ! trees filled with nothing but gorgeous flowers. Not a single green leaf, only flowers and more pretty flowers. The leaves only appear after the sakura trees have reached full bloom thus gives the trees an attractive, homogeneous look while they are in full bloom. A friend commented on my fb that "if only human's hearts could open like sakura". How true.

I was in awe and got a little obsessed (understatement of the year). I took like a gazillion photos of sakura during my 2 weeks in Tokyo!! This oversized acid wash denim jacket came in really handy with 2 large pockets! I kept my iPhone in one pocket, Leica in another and hanged our Canon DSLR around my neck. I looked like one crazy woman snapping photos of cherry blossom with all 3 gadgets. LOL!

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

Hanami @ Ueno Park 上野公園•花見

h&m sweater & necklace
libby & rose skirt
gingham hairband from tokyo
topshop backpack
jacket & shoes from local stores

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Gingham

Gingham
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I have a sudden craze for gingham. How I wish this pair of pants comes in pastels too. I also picked up a light lavender gingham shirt on the same day I got this pants! In my defense, it was on sale!!! Never knew I would develop a fetish for picnic tablecloth! LOL!

I kept putting in and taking out clothes out of my luggage the last couple of hours. I seriously dunno what to pack for this trip. Packing for Tokyo is always kinda stressful for me as the gals in Tokyo are very fashionable & well-dressed! And on top of that, they always have perfect hair & makeup too!! Thus, I try not to appear too dishevelled.

Oh... did you notice my messy fishtail braid? It's my first attempt but definitely rooms for improvements. I'm not very good at styling hair. Dunno how those youtube hair gurus always made them look so easy.

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham

Gingham

t-shirt & cap from forever 21
gingham pants from uniqlo
proenza schouler bag
cardigan & shoes from local stores
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