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 🙂
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!
Recently I had a day off from work to show my boyfriend around Nagoya. We went to the Nagoya city art museum where we took some cool pictures in this exhibit. Take a look at my outfit! Despite the pictures I AM indeed wearing pants 😜
I’ve been itching to do this DIY for a while and a few days ago I said f*** it, it’s time! And I rushed over to Joann’s to buy fabric glue and faux fur. Luckily when I got there I grabbed the last black fur boa that was available and then I knew the fabric gods were looking out for me. Here is the finished product below. I might add the leftover fur I have to the ankle straps but I’m not sure yet we’ll see 😎
– a pair of single strap heels (preferably a cheap pair you don’t mind messing up)
– Fabric glue
– Fur boa (mix it up, there are so many colors at Joann’s!)