7.03.2017

Style This: Distressed Denim

Everyone always have a thing for something. I have this thing with distressed denim - or basically anything distressed, shredded, have unfinished ends, or even holes on it - you probably have figured it out by now. I always think denim as lifetime investment. Not only because I can wear it everyday as it matches all of my things, its material is also not as fragile as any other fabrics, don't you agree? From the runway, to it girl Hadid, to streetstyle, everyone is wearing it. And they have their own favorite shade of denim. Few weeks ago I picked this oversized denim jacket because, as a matter of fact, I don't have any. It's a light blue oversized denim jacket that has distressed detail here and there. Plus, although it looks like it is, it's not heavy or too thick at all! I don't know about you but I hate thick and rigid denim fabric considering where I live is hot, and could be really humid some of the time. 


As seen, Hadid is Canadian tuxedo stylish walking on the street pairing it with her black mules. Back to SS15 Faustine Steinmetz amazed me by the crazy shred and distress detail... pairing it with whites and greys. Inspired by the way high fashion designers and celebrities styled their distressed denim, I'd like to tone down my color palette a little to highlight this denim piece. I'm wearing a white v-neck t-shirt with a pair of black cigarette pants and black espadrilles, which is also my laidback/lazy day starters. Completing all of these basics is the distressed denim and silver earrings. Something I'd wear on weekends, out for a movie or hangout with friends.

What do you always have a thing for? And how do you style it?


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6.19.2017

Japan 2016


This might be a super duper late post but yeah almost a year ago I went to Japan for a short getaway. I went on September, so don't expect to see any sakura flower on this post. Overview, I visited a few cities, tried a lot of Japanese food, and most importantly, had a lot of fun! So let's go back to my Japan trip because who would wanna miss such an exciting story? - more like, me, in the office, running out of tasks to do.

DAY 1: Arriving in Japan, I'm amazed by all the crazy technology they have in here. Starting from automatic buttons on the toilets and even hotel rooms. Which function I figure by guessing its illustration, since I don't understand japanese. Vending machine is also everywhere around Japan. Believe me when I say everywhere. One thing I already learned few hours after I stepped foot on Japan, is that I should've learned Japanese. Guys, do it while you can.

So most exciting thing to do today is I get to visit Universal Studios Japan, which by the way, is very big and super crowded. Note that it wasn't even the holiday season. It wasn't even the weekends! I'm only given a few hours to explore the place - F tour! - so I don't manage to get on a single ride or watch any of the shows (beside the show on the street obviously), simply because the queue is freaking long! Same goes to the restaurants. I figure that most visitors are actually the Japanese themselves rather than international tourists. After that I stroll around Dotonburi and get dinner.


















DAY 2: Visiting the Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, where I find women walking in Kimono. Or Yukata. Can hardly differentiate between the two. Anyway I find there are many souvenir and snack shops here. Enjoying the shopping and walking around more than the temples heheheh. Among all the delicious snacks to feast on, I have my favorite that I...forgot the name. BUT, I remember it is some kind of a triangle made from a thin pancake... well it's more like Indonesian dadar gulung rather than pancake. It has red bean fillings (available with other fillings too)... Anyone knows the cake I'm talking about? I really love it! And it has reasonable price, too (considering most things in Japan are pretty expensive). But it's such a shame that I only buy a box, and they are only available in Kiyomizu...

Things get pretty exciting at the Fushimi Inari when I find a shop where I can rent Yukata! After seeing women walk around the temple, I just can't help it. Then I search the perfect one for myself to wear around the Fushimi Inari. It was this soft pink Yukata with floral pattern with big red obi belt. Along with the Yukata, they rent me a pair wood sandals and a clutch to put my things into. I feel like locals already!
















DAY 3: On the fastest train ride in the world, the bullet train, or I should say, Shinkansen. The train is really fast (obviously) and unbelievably comfortable. Another amazed-by-Japanese-technology moment. I visit the Gotemba Premium Outlets, where things are so... not Japan likely, a.k.a expensive hahaha. Here you can get clothes, and bags, and shoes at below their retail price. Although you won't find any new collection, but everything still look as good as new arrivals. What a catch!

Then I'm off to the famous Mount Fuji. The fifth station to be exact. This is the gateway to climbing the mountain and can easily reached by car/bus. It's a really foggy day so I can't really see Fuji-San clearly. However, I take tons of touristy pictures there, just because. I also eat some roasted corn and buy some souvenirs for God-knows-who, but apart from that, it's also a really windy day + it's a higher ground, and I don't bring my jacket. I hop from shop to shop to warm myself hahaha! Looking at my utterly happy faces on the pictures now you know what I actually feel at that moment: COLD!

After all this coldness drama I finally arrive at the hotel, where there is also this hot water bathing facility, Onsen, the one a friend has been talking about ever since I get to Japan. Which I'm excited about, until I read the instruction. I have to be naked. Butt-naked naked. No-single-string-allowed naked. Since it's considered as dirtying the bath. But I'm on my period - #THANKFUL #EXCUSE - and decide not to go.
















Glad I did capture this on my snapchat hahah!

DAY 4: Another day I've been waiting for! Today I'm visiting Tokyo Disneysea. Dreamy is such an understatement for this place. Mermaid lagoon is too pretty to be real. Favorite little thing about this place - beside the cute character hats and popcorn buckets - is the visitors who wear costumes! They usually come in a group of people with the same character costumes. They dress from Hogwarts students, to Mister Potato Head gang members.









DAY 5: My last day here :( I go to Tokyo Tower that surprisingly looks identical to...Eiffel Tower??? Although unlike Eiffel, Tokyo Tower is red in color. Here -beside taking mandatory touristy pictures-I buy so many Tokyo bananas for me to bring home yay! Which by the way, still can't replace the red bean pancake I found in Kiyomizu. Then before I go shopping around Ginza, I have my one last Japanese lunch in... some area... I forget the name, sorry. It was one year ago-and I'm a grandma-so don't blame my memory!









A real candid picture obviously 










Overall I'm very much in love and man, five days is too short. Definitely would love to come back!

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