I wanted to let everyone who follows plaitwoman.wordpress.com that I now I have my own domain and website, plaitwoman.com. Since moving to Tokyo, I have had a surge in creative thinking and a drive to create and discover as much as I can about fashion. I knew the free WordPress site was a good start to my blogging career, but I felt it was time for a new design and a more professional look. I want to connect with other people in the fashion industry and this site just wasn’t cutting it anymore. I want to thank everyone who kept up with my for the last 4 years that I’ve had this blog and I hope you will continue to view my new content on plaitwoman.com. I’ll post a link below to my new site!
Jinja is the Japanese word for shrine. Today for the first time I visited the Minamisawa Hikawa Shrine, a five minute walk from my apartment building. It had a serene and peaceful feeling and shrines are fast becoming my favorite places to take pictures. It was also such a beautiful experience to see some of the senior citizens in the community coming to the shrine to pray and pay their respects to their ancestors. I went with my friend Ruth and she was able to get some great shots of me! Check them out below!
Sunglasses: Forever 21
P.S. – I will be getting my own domain very very very soon! I think its time to expand my blog and brand and I’ll definitely enjoy playing with different layouts 🙂
Today’s outfit is representative of the day; relaxed, simple and clean. I like to spend my Mondays reading, blogging, doing laundry, watching movies, cleaning my apartment and eating whatever my heart desires. These are all forms of self care and methods I use to de-stress after a work week (especially after working a 6 day week like the one I just had!). I’m wearing some UniqloxLemaire white pants. I bought a few pieces from this collection and these pants are my least favorite out of the bunch but they went very well with my Monday aesthetic. I paired them with a simple H&M tank top and some dramatic sunglasses to finish off the look. Check out my look below!
It’s always a good day when a gal like me gets some new gear and a couple of weekends ago I scored some new shoes while out shopping in Shibuya! The first pair is a pair of medium length (is there an actual term for these?) black boots from Zara. They were 9000 yen which is around 80 USD. They’re now the highest heel shoe I own in Japan and I hope to wear them sometime this fall (maybe out clubbing or to a fashion event!). The second pair I bought were the “Forrest Gump” Vintage Nike Cortez sneaker. In most color ways, I wouldn’t look twice at this shoe but the clean red, white and blue combination was irresistible to me. I was a little salty that all the other colors cost 8000 yen and this particular color way cost 2000 yen more but I bit the bullet and bought them. These will be the last shoes I buy for a while because of my trip to Bali! It’ll be my first time in Indonesia and I have to save some money to truly enjoy myself. I’ll be going for my Christmas vacation so in the meantime I’ll try to stay out of the thrift store 🙂 Check out my new purchases below!
My second mood board! These are some looks I fell in love with while foraging through the depths of Pinterest. If you’re ever in need of outfit inspo or are searching for that missing item in your closet you never thought you needed, Pinterest is the place for you!
Yesterday I spent my day in natures palm, with my new friend Ruth! She took these beautiful pictures of me and I took pictures of the scenery around us. We explored the area around Sayama Lake, a stones throw away from Western Tokyo in neighboring Saitama Prefecture. I’m very excited to know such beautiful nature is so close to where I live! Details about my outfit and pictures below, everyone enjoy their week!
Today is Sunday, and the first day I’ve had completely to myself this whole month. I took today to de-stress and have a #SelfCareSunday, which included making a nice meal for myself, taking a nap, watching reruns of trash reality TV shows and of purging my closet of summer clothes I’m not in love with or that were impulse buys that I now regret. I took the discarded clothing over to Hard Off, a Japanese chain of thrift stores that sells used clothing for very cheap prices. I took in two pairs of shoes, three dresses, two bags, a jacket, a pair of shorts and a hat, and got a grand total of 590 yen. If you’re looking to get rich off of your old clothing, selling to thrift stores is definitely not the place to do it and I learned that today. I was a little shocked at first at how little money I received but overall it felt good to get rid of things that don’t bring me joy by wearing them. After the purge, I went over to Treasure Factory, another thrift store nearby my apartment. It has a way better selection and I found some treasures that I’m absolutely in love with! Check them out below!