Friday, January 31, 2014

::royal blue::

I'm in love with DOMA
Their leather is always so soft and fits perfectly :)

It was really windy and cold this day,
so I layered this jacket with a black hoodie.

I also love my Kate Moss shirt which says "Life is a Joke" :P

Jacket : DOMA
Hoodie : Duras
Tee : Loveless
Pants : Zara
Shoes : Tatuaggi

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

::spring wish list:: powdery floral

Powdery pink and blue are catching my eyes in up-coming spring collections 
from some brands that I like.
I have this jacket in sand beige.
They just released the same style in strawberry icecream-ish color this week.

This is also from Le Ciel Bleu

New collection from Zara
I would wear this paired with...

this blue skirt also from Zara.

Aris Geldis bracelet

Almond shaped pumps from Stunning Lure

my wardrobe theme for this spring may be powdery floral!
can't wait for cherry blossom season here :)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

::cooking therapy::

On a day off, I like to cook something for myself or someone at home.
It lets you have some time to think, and it is relaxing.

When I have time, I make some foods in stock to make it easier to put in my lunch box for work.

And also, some sweet stuff for tea time :)

Cooking therapy once a week should be good for you :)

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Monday, January 27, 2014

::Leather and Glitter::

Another shopping diary.....
I suddenly bumped into this vivid blue leather jacket from DOMA.
Who would resist to buy this beautifully colored jacket on sale?

my very first J-Brand from an outlet store at 75% OFF...

I find myself a shopaholic in this time of a year.
Hoping that somebody makes me stop now.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

::japanese food as a cultural heritage::

Japanese cuisine was recently approved to be a world cultural heritage last month.
After work, we dropped by Roppongi Hills to have some tasty Japanese dinner.
Steamed fish and veggies :)

sparkling citrus wine with this view

sashimi :)

Sake (hakkaisan)

miso soup and rice balls at the end 

I love this country with all the delicious food!
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

::jewerly wish list::

As weather gets warmer and we start to get rid of scarves and turtle neck, 
craving for necklaces strikes my mind.

What kind of accessories do you want this year??
Get some inspirations! :)

Jacquie Aiche is one of the brands in my wish list!
Their ear cuffs and jackets are pretty.
I hope they will have more selections in Japan too.

And rings and bracelets from Vita Fede
I want these in rose gold!

How are you going to accessorize yourself this spring?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

::homemade pickles::

I always love pickles when we drink at a bar or a restaurant.
Thought it could be better if I can make them at home.
So found the recipe on the website "cookpad" and tried it!

orange peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes and carrots
I found it really easy.

It's good to have something like this in your fridge.
A salad is ready to serve when you get home.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

::Spring just around the corner::

I find many news about these couture collections for 2014 S/S.
Feels like spring is just around the corner and I'm so excited to think about what to wear in warmer weather already. :)

the first two styles are from Dior.
I love the texture of navy blue.

Giambattista Valli
in blue, white and floral.

Atelier Versace
taste of Middle East with shiny texture.

Lots of inspiration come up to my mind :)
I wanted to share some that caught my eyes. 
Which do you like the best?

Thanks for reading!

photos of Dior collection borrowed from Vogue Japan
Giambattista Valli from WWD
Atelier Versace also from WWD

Monday, January 20, 2014

::strawberry picking::

We planned to do strawberry picking in Chiba the weekend before the last.
But three farms we visited were closed....
Mother Farm was the only one open, they had strawberries and sweet tomatoes as well in their farm.

It was my first time to pick tomatoes by myself. 
I enjoyed it!! 

Natural sweets that we picked this day.

We spent too much time looking for an open farm to have lunch.
After getting back to Tokyo, we finally managed to eat Japanese BBQ for dinner.

I'm so grateful for my man to take me to many fun places on weekends. :D

Strawberries are in season until spring. 
It's always fun to pick sweet fruits with your friends and your loved ones!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

::new earrings and cuff::

I've been looking around but it is really rare to find ear cuffs around here.
Forever21 has this kind in store right now.

It's not too big or too small.
Looks good with any type of up-dos.

The another pair I got in an outlet shopping mall the other day.
I love the combination of pink and blue.


Thursday, January 16, 2014

::new year dinner with my family::

It has been a yearly ritual for my whole family on my mother's side to gather in Tokyo for dinner after New Years.
This year, we had a reservation at an old restaurant which is famous for chicken sukiyaki.
I wanted to dress up properly to give my family A Happy New Year greetings.

cocoon shaped coat and a clutch from Saint Laurent.

tasty dinner and drinks with my whole family of 12 (one of my cousins couldn't make it this time for working on weekends.)
it was a great night :)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

make yourself comfortable

I was cruising around in Shinjuku the other day and found a cute dress.
Their changing room is such a lovely place that all the girls would dream of.
I couldn't help taking a photo of it.

Another thing I found is this decaf grounded coffee by illy.
I love coffee but also know that caffeine cools your body (which means your metabolism gets low.)

Decaf coffee would save my life in love with coffee.
It doesn't taste exactly the same as coffee with caffeine but if you are pregnant, this would be a good replacement for coffee with caffeine.