New Kicks

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!



Socks are from WEGO, a popular store for teen fashion in Japan. 

Outfit- Skirt: GU, Shirt: Supreme, Socks:WEGO



New Pieces: Lemaire x Uniqlo

last weekend on one of my days off I visited the Uniqlo store in Honjin in search of some good deals. I had been to a store in Ozone and snagged some pants for work for only 500 yen! Uniqlo didn’t disappoint again and I found pieces from their collaboration with French luxury brand Lemaire, on sale. Here’s some pics!

PS: I booked a trip to Hon Kong for next month and I’m so excited. Ok bye 😁



wore the pants out today. I’m hoping they will be more crisp if I use a different iron.

3 Reasons I Cut my Hair

On March 11th, I did something I had been dreading for months: Cutting all of my hair off. I was very apprehensive about this because I have been conditioned to think short hair is “mannish” and I had never thought I would look good with it. But alas, I’m getting older and starting to disregard tired standards of beauty and the irrelevant opinions others may have about my appearance. This led me to going to a salon and cutting off most of my hair. At first glance of myself after the finished product, I was horrified; I immediately felt completely unattractive but over the next few days these feelings subsided and I began to embrace the new look. I think it brings me a new edge and my face is the first thing you see :). Anyway lets get into the reasons:
1) It was severely uneven: There were parts of my hair that were past my shoulder and others that were two inches long. The excess just had to go

2) I wanted to have a hairstyle that would easily fit under my wig: I am getting a wig made for my new job in Japan and having to learn how to cornrow my own hair was going to be too difficult due to the unevenness of my hair so I decided cutting was the best decision.

3) Lastly I wanted to try something new. I wanted to be able to wear my natural hair (just to be clear I have been natural since I was 17) and for it to look neat and like I had an actual hairstyle. Before my hair looked unkempt and oddly shaped (in its wash and go state) but it feels great having all my hair the same length

Anyway I’m still getting used to it but I’m really starting to like it and I’m glad that I don’t feel the need to hide behind extensions. Check out some photos of my new hair below!



Mall Cops

This play on words is a new category I’m featuring on my blog, called “Mall Cops”. These are items that I purchased exclusively from inside a mall, so online shopping and thrift stores don’t count. My first post is this pink fuzzy sweater I got from H&M for 30 bucks. The price was a little steep in my opinion but since I don’t have one pink thing in my closet, I thought I’d make an investment. Thoughts?


New lippie 💄

So I went to the mall today looking to buy both heroine (the lipstick guys lol) and a nude from MAC. Friends and family had warned me about MAC employees and their poor customer service but I went in anyway. I was sad to report those rumors were true and no one would wait on me, despite their being 4 employees in the store and only 3 customers. I left and went to Macy’s where I purchased this Clinique nude lippie called “Nude Beach” and I’m happy to say the service was 100% better 😊 ANYWAYS, how does it look?




Just in!

My mom wanted me to buy a cream dress for a special church service and offered to pay for it ( if it was 30 dollars and under). Me being one to never give up on a offer of free clothes jumped at the chance and went to work finding a dress that fit the criteria. I found this asos “cold shoulder” dress for 32 bucks (on sale) and called it a day. I’ll post pics of me wearing it when I get a chance to put it on